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September 2018

Posted on September 25, 2018

09 DT September 2018

One of the suggestions that came up in the responses to our recent Readers’ Survey was a request for more articles on classical ballet technique. I’m delighted to announce that this month sees the start of a regular new series on the subject, written specially for Dancing Times by Rachel Rist, director of dance at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, who is also one of the magazine’s editorial advisors. The articles are aimed at teachers, students and parents alike, and will be illustrated with photographs of students from Tring Park School. Rachel’s column will complement the popular articles on ballroom and Latin techniques that we already publish each month by James Whitehead and Phil Meacham.

Also in this issue, we hear from former English National Ballet principal Laurretta Summerscales, who now dances with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich; from Robin Windsor, the ballroom and Latin dancer, and Strictly Come Dancing favourite, who is about to embark on his Farewell Tour; and Michael “Mikey J” Asante and Kenrick “H2O” Sandy of Boy Blue Entertainment. In addition to all this, we include much, much more about dance from around the UK and abroad. There is a lot to read.


Dancing Times, September 2018 Volume 108 Issue 1297

Cover Stories

15 – The time is now. Laurretta Summerscales, principal dancer with the Bavarian State Ballet, interviewed by Laura Dodge

23 – Spartacus in Australia. Caitlyn Lehmann talks to Lucas Jervies about The Australian Ballet’s new production

27 – Farewell, Robin! Nicola Rayner chats to Robin Windsor about his Farewell Tour

30 – Passion and principles. Zoë Anderson speaks to Boy Blue Entertainment’s Michael “Mikey J” Asante and Kenrick “H2O” Sandy


19 – Carthage Dance. Laura Cappelle visits a new festival held in Tunisia

35 – Act of remembrance. Wayne Eagling discusses his new work for New English Ballet Theatre with Jonathan Gray

38 – Latin America in London. Fátima Nollén hosts a roundtable discussion with Latin-American dancers

42 – Creating a rock solid technique. By Rachel Rist

Dance Today

76 – Closed call. Nicola Rayner reports on the UK Closed Championships at Bournemouth

79 – Strong dancers, strong bones. Lee Knights bones up on bone health for dancers

82 – Tips on technique. By James Whitehead

83 – Technique clinic. By Phil Meacham

84 – Simon’s Guide to Swing. By Simon Selmon

85 – Stepping Out. By Marianka Swain

86 – Notes from the dance floor

88 – Somewhere in time. By Jack Reavely


6 – News. Carlos Acosta, Strictly Come Dancing

12 – Talking Point. By Laura Dodge

47 – Variety Lights. Barbara Newman sees The Head and the Load at Tate Modern

49 – FRANCE/dance. By Laura Cappelle

51 – Letter from St Petersburg. By Igor Stupnikov

53 – Notes from New York. By Jack Anderson

55 – Media. New books, CDs and DVDs

59 – Dance Scene. Reviews include Che Malambo, Carmen La Cubana, The Australian Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet

91 – People. Julia Farron

92 – Dancer of the Month. Northern Ballet’s Mlindi Kulashe interviewed by Margaret Willis

97 – Obituaries. Nadine Baylis

99 – Products

101 – Education. Laine Theatre Arts

107 – Health. Debbie Malina considers why the ankle is particularly vulnerable for dancers

111 – Classified

112 – Calendar. Our guide to what’s on in the UK and abroad

118 – Listings

122 – Last Dance. We look back to September 1978

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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