The news of Richard Alston’s knighthood in the New Year Honours List followed the announcement, two months earlier, that his company will close in 2020. Having made dances for 50 of his 70 years and led his own troupe to its 25th anniversary, Sir Richard might be considered the backbone of contemporary dance in the […]
Strictly Come Dancing’s Dianne Buswell talks to Nicola Rayner about a new touring show, Here Come The Girls For one reason or another, 2019 seems to be the year of the same-sex ballroom show – sisters (or brothers) are doing it for themselves. We have Vincent Simone and Ian Waite pairing up for The Ballroom Boys […]
Welcome to this brand new issue of Dancing Times. At the start of our 106th volume, we have taken the opportunity to incorporate into Dancing Times our sister magazine, Dance Today, which for nearly 60 years focused on all aspects of social dancing. In this way, we are reuniting within our pages the worlds of […]
We pay tribute this month to Mary Clarke, our beloved editor emeritus, who, you may already have heard, sadly died on March 20 at the age of 91. Astonishingly, Mary had an association with Dancing Times stretching back over 70 years, when her very first article for this magazine was published by our founder editor, […]
WIN! Signed copies of The Ballet Lover’s Companion Published by Yale University Press this month is Zoë Anderson’s latest book, The Ballet Lover’s Companion. Focusing on 140 ballets that form the core of the international repertoire, Anderson takes the reader on a journey through the history of ballet, from its earliest times at the aristocratic […]
We have packed a lot into this month’s magazine, with a whole range of articles and interviews, news and reviews. Diana Vishneva, the Maryinsky ballerina who also has an international career, talks to Zoë Anderson about her new show, On the Edge, which comes to the London Coliseum this month; Jeannette Andersen celebrates the 25th […]
We feature no fewer than four British-based choreographers in this month’s issue of Dancing Times, three of whom are celebrating significant anniversaries. David Bintley has been leading Birmingham Royal Ballet for 20 years, and he talks openly about his work as a choreographer and director to Paul Arrowsmith. Robert Cohan, who was instrumental in establishing […]
Next week, on March 28, our Dance Today Teacher of the Year 2015 will be announced in the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Five dance teachers, including one husband and wife team, have made the shortlist this year.
This was a long, long, looooong semi-final. It made War and Peace look like a Tweet. It made the Oscars look like a Saturday cartoon. Stars in distant galaxies went through entire lifespans. And still we came no closer to deciding what rumba actually is. All of which would be forgivable if Strictly had treated […]
The festive season is the perfect excuse to put on your dancing shoes for a spot of rocking around the Christmas tree.
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There are some great interviews in this latest issue of Dancing Times, which I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I did when we were putting the magazine together. Zoë Anderson talks to Natalia Osipova, The Royal Ballet’s exciting principal dancer, on the eve of her debuts at Covent Garden this month in […]