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November 2010

Posted on January 4, 2011


Firstly, we would like to express our thanks to all of you, our friends and loyal readers, for the kind messages and cards we received to mark our 100th anniversary. We were touched by the response, and especially pleased to hear the universal words of praise about the “new look” of the magazine. Readers will be interested to know that we have also just launched our new website, which is now much improved and looking very stylish.

For the latest up-to-date news and web-exclusive reviews, pay a visit to And if you would like a taster of our sister magazine, Dance Today, why not visit You can also follow us on Twitter, or become a friend of Dancing Times and Dance Today on facebook. This month we pay tribute to Dame Ninette de Valois, or “Madam” as she is universally known in the ballet world. On page 15, Jann Parry takes a behind-the-scenes look at an exhibition dedicated to her life and career, and on page 19, dancer and choreographer Matthew Hawkins provides us with some amusing memories of the great lady.

Jonathan Gray 

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15 Invitation to the Ballet. Jann Parry takes a behind-the-scenes look at an exhibition that celebrates Dame Ninette de Valois
19 Call her “Madam”. Matthew Hawkins remembers Dame Ninette de Valois
23 Candoco on film. Zoë Anderson watches Candoco Dance Company create a groundbreaking educational DVD
27 Showing the audience something new. Paul Arrowsmith explores how designers stay in step with choreographers
37 Dancing Times 100. By Mary Clarke
41 A window into the world of Britain’s modern dance pioneers. By Laura Griffiths
44 Dancing Times Volume 100




6 Dance Matters
11 Letters
12 Talking Point. Natalie Wheen asks, “Will they kill their golden geese?”
32 Dance Health. Debbie Malina continues our health directory for dancers
DanceScene. This month’s reviews include : The Royal Ballet and Dance Umbrella
65 Letter from St Petersburg by Igor Stupnikov
Dance Media. New DVDS and books reviewed by Sanjoy Roy and Zoë Anderson
Dance People
73 Obituaries. Betty Pattison and Alan Bergman
75 Dance Education
79  Classifieds
80 Where to Learn
83 Calendar
93 Dancer of the month. The Featherstonehaughs’s Jake Ingram-Todd interviewed by Margaret Willis
Birmingham, Ballet and Me. By Zoë Anderson
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