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September 2010

Posted on January 4, 2011


There is a Russian theme running throughout this month’s Dancing Times. Firstly, on page 23, Paul Arrowsmith previews what promises to be a lavish exhibition on the subject of Serge Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, drawing mainly upon the unrivalled collections of the former Theatre Museum (now titled the Victoria and Albert Museum Theatre and Performance Collections).

In DanceScene International, we cover fully the recent seasons in London by both the Bolshoi and Mikhailovsky Ballet; on page 65, Igor Stupnikov sends us another of his Letters from St Petersburg; and on page 69 we reveal details of an exhibition dedicated to Diaghilev’s great ballerina, Tamara Karsavina. It’s not all Russian this month, however! On page 14, I report on the latest Hamburger Ballett-Tage; David Mead explores the East Asian dance scene in the UK on page 33; and on page 29 Royal Ballet principal dancer Tamara Rojo reveals her thoughts on how best to run a ballet company. Next month will be our 100th anniversary issue, and to mark this very special event we have taken the opportunity to renew the look of the magazine. All your favourites will remain, but they will be presented in a fresh new style – we hope you like it!

Jonathan Gray

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14 Hamburg days. Jonathan Gray travels to Hamburg to see the annual Hamburger Ballett-Tage

19 Shoemaker to the stars. Ann McGuire talks to shoemaker Bob Martin

23 “All has been said about Diaghilev that can be said” Paul Arrowsmith previews the Victoria & Albert Museum’s new Ballets Russes exhibition

29 Leading the way. Tamara Rojo reveals her thoughts on how best to run a ballet company

33 Stepping East. David Mead explores East Asian dance in the UK

37 Dancers after Dancing. Jeremy Kerridge interviewed by Patricia Linton

40 Dancing Times 100. By Mary Clarke

43 Following in her footsteps. Frederick Lewis concludes his article on the ballet novelist, Jean Estoril

49 DanceScene International UK: The Mikhailovsky Ballet; The Bolshoi Ballet; ZooNation; Tanguera; Carlos Acosta OVERSEAS: Montpellier Danse 2010; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna; Les Lumières de la Ville; Vienna State Opera and Volksoper Ballet; Lucy Guerin Inc

67 New Releases. Jonathan Gray reviews Rolf de Maré, Art Collector, Ballet Director, Museum Creator

70 Obituary. Margarita Tate, Daphne Peterson, Paul Leopold Kimm, Barbara Evans, Denise Jefferson, Dr Karen Woo


6 Dancematters. Hayward dance exhibition, Shoes, Dance Umbrella

11 Letters to the Editor

12 Talking Point. By Rym Kechacha

65 Letter from St Petersburg. By Igor Stupnikov

69 Miscellany. Tamara Karsavina

73 Teachers & Training. Royal Ballet School, Tring Park, Laine Theatre Arts

79 Classified

80 Where to Learn

82 Calendar


Into Dance! For younger readers


93 Stage Picture: Romeo and Juliet. By Zoë Anderson

96 Dancer of the Month – Lucas Campbell. Interviewed by Margaret Willis

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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