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October 2012

Posted on October 29, 2012


Who doesn’t love those great dance routines in Hollywood musicals, performed by such stars as Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers or Gene Kelly? Well, some of those wonderful musicals, along with an exciting array of other movies, are celebrated in a major new exhibition, Hollywood Costume, which opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum later this month.

On page 15, assistant curator Keith Lodwick gives us a preview of some of the highlights of the exhibition. Also in this issue of Dancing Times, Lorna Sanders commences our two-part A Level Study Aid on Akram Khan and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s zero degrees, and, on page 39, Paul Arrowsmith discovers more about what can be found in a number of important dance archives and collections in the UK. Zoë Anderson talks to Jonathan Burrows about the “new-look” Dance Umbrella on page 35, and, on page 25, Moira Goff introduces us to a project that aims to recreate the first ballet, John Weaver’s The Loves of Mars and Venus. Finally, don’t forget we will be holding a sale of books, CDs and DVDs in our office on November 5. Why not come and meet us?


October 2012 Volume 103 Issue 1226


15 Hooray for Hollywood! Keith Lodwick previews an exhibition of film costumes at the Victoria and Albert Museum

19 zero degrees. Part One of a two-part A Level Dance Study Aid by Dr Lorna Sanders

23 Recreating the first ballet. Moira Goff introduces a project attempting to recreate John Weaver’s The Loves of Mars and Venus

27 Where the boys are. Kevin Berry meets Zoie Golding to find out about FuzzyLogic and her work with young male dancers

35 A new kind of Umbrella. Zoë Anderson talks to Jonathan Burrows about his curatorship of the 2012 Dance Umbrella festival

39 Dance and its disappearance. Paul Arrowsmith delves into dance archives and collections


6 Dance Matters. Assis Carreiro, Scottish Ballet plans, new chair for Northern Ballet

11 Letters

12 Talking Point. Matthew Lawrence wonders whether conductors are just being difficult

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

43 Dance Scene. Reviews this month include : the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival, and the International Festival of Dance Academies in Taipei

67 Letter from St Petersburg. Igor Stupnikov meets Yuri Fateyev

69 Dance Media. New books and DVDs reviewed by Clement Crisp and Jonathan Gray

71 Dance People. The Royal Ballet Governors’ Gold Medal

72 Obituaries. Richard Cragun, Michael Holmes, Gerry Weiss

75 Dance Education. RAD, Performers College, Northern School of Contemporary Dance

81 Classifieds

82 Where to Learn

84 Calendar

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93 Dancer of the Month. The Royal Ballet’s Yasmine Naghdi interviewed by Margaret Willis

96 Stage Picture. The Grand Tour by Zoë Anderson

98 Your Page


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