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May 2010

Posted on October 3, 2010


With the general election approaching, the UK dance sector, under the leadership of Dance UK, has launched an advocacy campaign titled DanceVote 2010. The campaign challenges the hundreds of thousands of dance enthusiasts and professionals across the UK, whatever their political persuasion, to contact local candidates standing for election, tell them about dance in their area and ask them to pledge their support for dance. To find out more about the campaign, visit

On page 14 of this issue of Dancing Times, Paul Arrowsmith looks at how historic theatre designs are recreated and re-interpreted for the modern stage, and on page 23 Zoë Anderson gives us her impressions of the latest edition of the dance exhibition, MOVE IT. Also this month, on page 93, we introduce Vadim Muntagirov, our Dancer of Month, who will be leading the first night of English National Ballet’s Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall in June as well as reacquainting you, on page 41, with Dianne Richards, a former principal dancer with London Festival Ballet.

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14 Restoration ballet. Paul Arrowsmith discovers how celebrated stage designs are recreated for the modern stage

21 Dancing Times 100. By Mary Clarke

23 MOVE IT. Zoë Anderson pays a visit to the 2010 dance exhibition

29 Making it real.Character artist and English National Ballet School teacher Gillian Revie interviewed by Zoë Anderson

37 Who will be next? Gerald Dowler takes a look at who might be in the running to take over The Royal Ballet when Dame Monica Mason retires

41 Dancers after Dancing.Dianne Richards interviewed by Patricia Linton

45 Another Opening. Love Never Dies reviewed by Barbara Newman

49 DanceScene International UK: Danza Contemporanea de Cuba; Blaze; Balletboyz II – The Talent; The Royal Ballet; Ballet Black; Los Vivancos; English National Ballet; Ballet Nacional de Cuba;Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch
OVERSEAS: Corella Ballet Castilla y León; The Australian Ballet

67 New Releases. A selection of reviews of newly released books and DVDs

72 Obituary. Miro Zolan, Joanna Denise, Ilse Copen, Albert Sphor



6 Dancematters. Diaghilev exhibition at the V&A, ENB Swan Lake competition

10 Letters to the Editor

13 Talking Point. By Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp

65 Letter from St Petersburg. By Igor Stupnikov

71 Miscellany.Graham Brandon

75 Teachers & Training.New Zealand School, The Dance School of Scotland triumph

79 Classified

80 Where to Learn

82 Calendar


Into Dance! for younger readers

93 Dancer of the Month – Vadim Muntagirov. Interviewed by Margaret Willis

96 IntoDance Breakin’ Convention 2010

98 Your Page

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