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March 2020

Posted on April 28, 2020

03 DT March 2020

Editorial and contents March 2020

There is so much in the March issue of Dancing Times, we don’t know where to begin. This month, we hear from Kenneth Tindall about Geisha, his new full-length work for Northern Ballet, talk to pianist Jason Ridgway about his 20-year collaboration with choreographer Richard Alston, report back on the 2020 UK Open from Bournemouth, and learn more about the Royal Academy of Dance’s “Fonteyn” competition.


Dancing Times, March 2020 Volume 110 Issue 1315

Cover Stories

17 – Spreading the love. Nicola Rayner hears from Layton Williams, star of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

26 – A place to stay. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s César Morales talks to Gerald Dowler

31 – Music and dance. Stephanie Jordan on the collaboration between Richard Alston and Jason Ridgway

37 – Fully integrated. Maggie Foyer meets Cape Town City Ballet’s Debbie Turner


21 – Pinpoint focused. Gavin McCaig interviews Kenneth Tindall about his new ballet, Geisha

23 – On the road. Graham Watts marks 20 years of Dance Consortium

41 – The Fonteyn. Gerard Charles on the relaunch of the RAD’s Adeline Genée competition

44 – Out dancing. Matthew Paluch sees a new film looking at the complexities of representative dance and self-expression

47 – Cold War dances. Part Three of Gerald Dowler’s look at Soviet Ballet between 1961 and 1990

51 – Leading the way. Kit Holder attends DanceEast’s 2020 Rural Retreat

Dance Today

90 – UK Open 2020. By Martin Cutler

95 – Men in Motion. Lee Knights hears from Andrew Cuerden

98 – Tips on technique. By James Whitehead

99 – Technique clinic. By Phil Meacham

100 – Simon’s Guide to Swing. By Simon Selmon

101 – Stepping Out. By Marianka Swain

102 – Somewhere in time. By Jack Reavely


8 – News. New seasons for BRB and ENB, Liam Scarlett suspended by The Royal Ballet

14 – Talking Point. By Roanne Cox

55 – Dance Scene. Reviews this month include The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Strictly Come Dancing Live, Dutch National Ballet

81 – FRANCE/dance. By Laura Cappelle

83 – Danza in Italia. By Graham Spicer

85 – Letter from St Petersburg. By Igor Stupnikov

87 – Notes from New York. By Jack Anderson

105 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis interviews Harrison Dowzell of New Adventures

109 – People. Johaar Mosaval honoured in South Africa, Sharon Watson

110 – Obituaries. Sydney Leonard, John Travis

113 – Media. New books and releases on DVD and Blu-ray disc

115 – Products

119 – Education. Ballet Central, Rambert School

122 – Health. Debbie Malina looks at dyspraxia

125 – Classifieds

127 – Calendar. Our guide to what’s on in the UK and abroad

134 – Listings. Where to learn to dance

138 – Last Dance. We look back to March 1980

Simon Oliver has been production editor of Dancing Times since 2010 and is highly experienced in design across print and online magazine production. Throughout his career, Simon has worked on a diverse range of subjects including music, family history, book collecting and poker.

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