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December 2015 issue

As Christmas approaches, Dancing Times gets ready for The Nutcracker and for the final rounds of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing ­– which appears on our cover for the first time, with cover stars Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani. We also meet promising young dancers – ballroom and Latin couple Glenn Richard Boyce and Alexandra […]

Asylmuratova at the Mikhailovsky, Ayupova at Vaganova

Having resigned from the Vaganova Academy, Altynai Asylmuratova has taken a job at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. In an oddly symmetrical move, another former Maryinsky ballerina, Zhanna Ayupova, will move from the Mikhailovsky to the Vaganova Academy.

Dance at the London Coliseum

The London Coliseum will have a busy spring season for dance, with stars and companies including Ivan Putrov, the Kings of the Dance, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and Eifman Ballet.

La Esmeralda and her goat

La Esmeralda, Jules Perrot’s 1844 ballet based on Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Nôtre Dame, was an international ballet hit. Hugo’s gypsy heroine has a pet goat, who plays an important part in the novel’s plot. At first, the people of Paris are charmed by the trained goat’s tricks. Later, they see them as proof […]

Staatsballett Berlin, Deutsche Oper and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin

Schneewittchen – Das Flammende Herz The Staatsballett Berlin opened its 2009-10 season with two works –  Angelin Preljocaj’s Schneewittchen (Snow White) at the Deutsche Oper in West Berlin and Patrice Bart’s Das Flammende Herz (The Blazing Heart) at the Staatsoper Unter Den Linden. The whole enterprise is under the leadership of Vladimir Malakhov, who happily […]

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