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November 2012

Posted on November 26, 2012


The 2012–13 dance season is now fully under way, and in this month’s issue of Dancing Times we review the opening performances of Northern Ballet in Leeds, Birmingham Royal Ballet in Birmingham, and Richard Alston Dance Company and The Royal Ballet in London, as well as The Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen and The Australian Ballet in Melbourne.

Later this month, The Royal Ballet marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Sir Kenneth MacMillan with a well-balanced Triple Bill of ballets, and there is a celebration of his work on page 43 written by Laura Dodge and illustrated with marvellous photographs by MacMillan’s great friend, Anthony Crickmay. On page 14, Daniel Pratt offers audition advice to graduating dancers, and on page 27 Josephine Jewkes reports on a conference with a controversial subject matter, “Ballet: Why and How?”, which was held in Stockholm in September. Finally, a reminder that we are holding a sale of our stock of DVDs, CDs and books at our office on November 5 from 10am to 4.30pm. Why not come and meet us all here whilst making some purchases?



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14 Get ahead! Daniel Pratt offers some audition advice to graduating dancers

19 zero degrees. Part Two of an A Level Dance Study Aid by Dr Lorna Sanders

23 Chout comes to Perm. Jane Pritchard attends a festival celebrating Serge Diaghilev

27 Ballet: why and how? Josephine Jewkes reports on a conference with a controversial subject

30 Dancing Times 2011–12, Volume 102

37 Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón. Ana Abad Carlés profiles a company in search of new horizons

42 Kenneth MacMillan’s Legacy. Laura Dodge explores the choreographer’s work 20 years after his death. Photographs by Anthony Crickmay


6 Dance Matters. English National Ballet plans, Nadia Nerina DVD competition, DanceEast

11 Letters

12 Talking Point. Edward Thorpe and Jack Thorpe-Baker on British dance’s past and future

33 Dance Health. Debbie Malina looks into the subject of heart conditions in young people

47 Dance Scene. Reviews this month include : Northern Ballet, Sasha Waltz, Richard Alston Dance Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and The Royal Danish Ballet

67 Letter from St Petersburg. By Igor Stupnikov

68 Dance Media. All the latest books on dance

71 Dance People. Elena Yevseyeva, Isabel McMeekan

72 Obituaries. Walter Carsen, Ruben Echeverría, Alan M Kriegsman, Yvonne Mounsey, Nonna Yastrebova

75 Dance Education. IDTC, Hammond School, English National Ballet School

81 Classifieds

82 Where to Learn

84 Calendar

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93 Dancer of the Month. The Royal Ballet’s Valentino Zucchetti interviewed by Margaret Willis

96 Rapunzel. By Zoë Anderson

98 Your Page

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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