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.
Well, look – we all know Halloween Week is godawful. There’s just no getting around it. Unfortunately, some deluded producer seems determined to keep it on the schedule, so for their sake, let us go through the top ten blindingly obvious reasons why it is an abomination and should never see the light of day […]
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 […]
This week on Strictly Come Casualty, Craig’s hip op gifted him a giant Bond villain sparkly throne, a garbled Bruce seemingly dipped into Craig’s meds, and from among the assorted dance injuries emerged a clutch of wildly confused dances. Has Fusion Week come early? From Spanish sambas to Vienneso dobles, with a dose of furniture […]
Strictly speaking And so to Luuuuuurve Week, meaning the set became a nauseating shrine to DIY bargain-basement tackiness. Why? Truly, we may never know. It’s up there with the great mysteries of the age, like what was really in that briefcase in Pulp Fiction.
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 […]
Week 4 “Tangos will take off and Charlestons will flap,” thundered Tess’s voiceover. But that’s not the focus of this evening’s show. Oh no. We have teaser footage of Ann…in a harness! Has Widdy found her wings? Just when you thought “Strictly” couldn’t get any more exciting. And it’s only week 4…