Christmas will soon be upon us, and for everyone in the UK dance world this can mean only two things – the start of The Nutcracker season and the climax of the latest series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing competition! In this month’s magazine, these important events are not forgotten. Vikki Jane Vile takes […]
After seemingly decades of celebrity reveals on every BBC outlet known to man (“Now the ident hippos will announce ‘Peter Andre’ via synchronised swimming!”), Strictly has finally begun in earnest and the pairings unveiled to an eager nation. Well, ish. To address the elephantine crystal ball in the room: this wasn’t so much of a reveal […]
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, […]
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 […]
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Happy New Year! As you will have probably noticed by now, we commence 2015 with a magazine dedicated to international dance, with a particular focus on training. Gerald Dowler talks to Christopher Powney, the new director of London’s Royal Ballet School, about his ambitions and plans for the future of the school, and Richard Glasstone […]
As we well and truly move into the winter months, this issue of Dancing Times has a little bit of something for everyone with an interest in dance, from a story about the “Child Pavlova”, dancer Marjorie Stevens, to Broadway choreographer Susan Stroman’s thoughts on her latest West End production, The Scottsboro Boys, as well […]
Well, here we are at the start of another academic year, as well as being at the beginning of a new dance season. In this month’s Dancing Times, we visit the new Dancers’ Course in Kingston upon Thames run by the BalletBoyz; talk to Jérôme Kaplan, the designer of Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby, which […]
There is a distinct French flavour to this month’s Dancing Times, from the cover depicting English National Ballet’s Laurretta Summerscales in Coppélia, that charming comedy ballet performed for the first time in Paris in 1870, to Barbara Newman’s review of English National Opera’s new production of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini in Variety Lights.
In this latest issue of Dancing Times, Zoë Anderson talks to English National Ballet’s lead principal Daria Klimentová on the eve of her farewell to the stage. An audience favourite who formed an acclaimed partnership with Vadim Muntagirov, it is fitting that the ballerina will be dancing her final performance with him in Romeo and […]
This month in Dancing Times, three directors of dance companies – large and small – give insights into their working lives. Alexander Whitley talks to Zoë Anderson on page 15 about his life as a dancer and choreographer, and the new company he has launched; choreographer Jamie Thomson reveals to Laura Dodge on page 27 […]