Dancing Times March 2021
Looking back over the past year, none of us could have guessed the huge, long-lasting impact COVID-19 would have on all of our lives. That impact will still be felt in the months to come. In any other year, the Dancing Times team would be welcoming visitors and readers to the annual MOVE IT dance event, held at London’s ExCeL, but for the second year in a row it has unfortunately had to be cancelled.
Life, however, goes on despite the pandemic, and, in this issue, Graham Watts writes about the huge amount of dance he has been watching online since the start of 2020. I highlight the 75th anniversary of Frederick Ashton’s sublime Symphonic Variations, and we also hear from Nicola Rayner about the new UK Argentine Tango Association. In addition, Matthew Paluch asks some searching questions of the accountability of ballet companies for their dancers; Alison Gallagher-Hughes concludes her interview with Len Goodman; and in Stepping Out we welcome a new contributor, Pete Meager.
Dancing Times, March 2021 Volume 111 Issue 1327
Graham Watts reports on a year of dance online
Francis Yeoh looks at Jerome Robbins’ work in musical theatre
Margaret Willis interviews Scottish Ballet’s Jerome Anthony Barnes
Nicola Rayner hears from the chairman of the new UK Argentine Tango Association
Jonathan Gray highlights the 75th anniversary of Frederick Ashton’s Symphonic Variations