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Well, here we are at the turn of another year, and everyone at Dancing Times would like to wish all our readers a very happy 2014. I like to think that this issue of the magazine is a kind of mini tribute to Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), that much-loved company with its legions of admirers.
There is a musical theme running throughout this new issue of Dancing Times, from the letter we publish by Peter Brown on page 11 concerning new music for the dance syllabus to Stephanie Jordan’s appreciation of the Mark Morris Dance Group on page 14, and Natalie Wheen’s very personal opinion on the standards of orchestral […]
As Dancing Times enters its 104th year of continuous publication, we thought it high time to give the magazine a bit of a “makeover”, so welcome to the first issue of our “new look”, designed by our production editor, Simon Oliver. We hope you like what you see and read, and look forward to any […]
The black and white photographs of the dancers of the Ballets Russes in Natalia Goncharova’s designs for Les Noces, posed in the gardens at the back of the Casino in Monte Carlo in the 1920s, are a reminder of the works created in the principality by Serge Diaghilev’s company – works that have enriched the […]
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 […]
This October, Bulgarian sculptor Ivan Minekov and his London-based daughter, Paola, join forces in a new exhibition. Both artists have used dance as a subject.
Aspects of The Royal Ballet are featured in the April issue of the magazine. On page 15, Zoë Anderson talks to principal dancer Steven McRae, who won the Dancing Times Best Male Dancer Award at the recent Critics’ Circle Dance Awards; Margaret Willis meets Royal Ballet soloist Akane Takada for our Dancer of the Month […]
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Matthew Lawrence has written a thought-provoking article on eating disorders in ballet on our website.
We are in nostalgic mode in this month’s Dancing Times, and there is also a distinct Russian flavour to the contents. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Maryinsky Ballet’s first performances in London, we publish on pages 34–35 a selection of Frederika Davis’ wonderful photographs of some of the great Russian ballet stars of […]
As Sylvie Guillem announces her retirement, we ask who are your favourite ballerinas of the 21st century?
One has to grab any opportunity there is nowadays to see an Ashton ballet; even The Royal Ballet, which after the centenary celebration of 2004 might be thought to have restored his works to the ascendancy in its repertory that they deserve, now appears only grudgingly to offer a few performances of Rhapsody early in […]