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Mary Clarke 1923-2015

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Mary Clarke, editor emeritus of Dancing Times, who dedicated nearly 60 years of her life, from 1954 until 2013, to working for the magazine. 

A tribute to Derek Rencher

Derek Rencher, the dancer and character artist who dedicated his 45-year career entirely to The Royal Ballet, died at the age of 82 on December 20, 2014. Here, David Drew, a colleague for many years at The Royal Ballet, pays tribute to the man:

Obituary: Esther Williams, million dollar mermaid

Esther Williams, who has died aged 91, swam through some of Hollywood’s most elaborate musical spectacles in the 1940s and 1950s. A champion swimmer turned movie star, she had a magnificent, athletic figure and a smile that kept its natural brightness even as she emerged from Technicolor pools, fountains and firework displays.  

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