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March 2022

Posted on April 26, 2022

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Editorial and contents March 2022

This month’s magazine is all about everything new in the dance world – new productions, new tours, new buildings and new dance champions. Within these pages, you can hear from choreographers Kyle Abraham and Marco Goecke, whose work can be seen in the UK during March, discover the names of the winners of the UK Open Championships in Bournemouth, take a look at the new headquarters of the Royal Academy of Dance with its CEO Luke Rittner, and read about the shows that Strictly Come Dancing professionals Giovanni Pernice and Johannes Radebe are about to launch following their success in the 2021 series of Strictly. This month also sees the return of MOVE IT to London’s ExCeL after an absence of two years, so why not come and meet some of the magazine team on Stand 212?

Finally, on behalf of all the staff and the readers of Dancing Times, I would like to wish many congratulations to our regular contributor Simon Selmon, whose wife Anna gave birth to a baby boy on February 14. 


Dancing Times, March 2022 Volume 112 Issue 1339

Cover Stories

8 – News. Ballet Black’s 20th anniversary celebrations, Federico Bonelli appointed director of Northern Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet announces new season

16 – A good man equals good practice. Matthew Paluch talks to choreographer Kyle Abraham on the eve of his new work for The Royal Ballet

25 – Dancing to his own tune. Nicola Rayner hears from Johannes Radebe

28 – Moving in and moving on. Jonathan Gray catches up with Luke Rittner, CEO of the Royal Academy of Dance

60 – Changing the world. Nicola Rayner interviews Giovanni Pernice about his new tour


21 – Open season. Martin Cutler reports on the UK Open Championships in Bournemouth

32 – Gustav and me. Jeannette Andersen speaks to German-born choreographer Marco Goecke, whose work can be seen in the UK this month

Dance Today

64 – Tips on technique. By James Whitehead

65 – Technique clinic. By Phil Meacham

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

67 – Stepping Out. By Pete Meager

68 – Somewhere in time. By Jack Reavely


13 – Letters

15 – Talking Point. By Laura Cappelle

37 – Dance Scene International. Reviews include Acosta Danza, Ballett am Rhein, The Royal Ballet, Strictly Live, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Zürich Ballet 

49 – Variety Lights. Barbara Newman reviews Moulin Rouge! in the West End and Theodora at Covent Garden

50 – Letter from St Petersburg. By Igor Stupnikov

53 – FRANCE/dance. By Laura Cappelle

57 – Notes from New York. By Leigh Witchel

71 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis interviews Emmitt Crawley of NDT2, which is on tour in the UK

75 – People. Betty Laine retires, Serge Diaghilev anniversary

76 – Obituaries. Ezio Frigerio, Tatiana Legat, Jeanne T Newlin

79 – Media. Coppelia on the big screen

81 – Products

82 – Education. Prix de Lausanne results, the Royal Academy of Dance’s new building to open this month

84 – Health. Debbie Malina looks at the importance of hydration for dancers

87 – Classifieds

88 – Calendar. Our guide to what’s on stage in the UK and abroad this month

94 – Listings. Where to learn to dance in the UK

98 – Last Dance. We look back to what was published in Dancing Times in March 1982

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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