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Dancing Times August 2016

August 2016

Inside this issue

Dancing Times, August 2016 Volume 106 Issue 1272

Cover stories

15 – Talking Point by Graham Watts

16 – Layers of skin. Shanghai style uncovered by Paul Arrowsmith

29 – How to cure dance phobia. Marianka Swain shares her tips

33 – Variety Lights. Barbara Newman reviews Disney’s Aladdin in the West End


21 – In search of the elusive elf. Graham Watts goes looking for duende

25 – “Uncertainty is the biggest problem”. Nicola Rayner hears from ballroom, Latin and flamenco dancers and promoters about their fears and feelings about Brexit

Dance Today

62 – British Championships 2016. Martin Cutler concludes his report from the Blackpool Dance Festival

67 – Picture perfect. Alison Gallagher-Hughes goes behind the scenes at DSI TV

70 – Simon’s Guide to Swing by Simon Selmon

71 – Stepping Out by Marianka Swain

72 – Tips on technique by James Whitehead

73 – Technique clinic by Phil Meacham

74 – Somewhere in time by Jack Reavely


6 – News. More on Brexit’s impact on dance, Strictly Come Dancing, Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker

12 – Letters

35 – Letter from St Petersburg. Igor Stupnikov reviews three new ballets by Ivan Vasiliev

37 – Notes from New York. Jack Anderson sees American Ballet Theatre in The Golden Cockerel

39 – Media. Zoë Anderson reviews the book Mark Morris – Musician Choreographer

41 – Dance Scene. Reviews this month include Ballet Theatre UK, Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin, LA Dance Project, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, New York City Ballet in Paris, Paris Opéra Ballet

77 – People. Promotions and farewells at Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Northern Ballet

78 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis talks to Rambert’s Brenda Lee Grech

82 – Obituaries. Jill Anne Bowden, Desmond Heeley, Jacki Mitchell

85 – Products

86 – Education. Ballet West, Performers College, London School of Salsa, RAD’s QEII Award to Sir Matthew Bourne

91 – Audiences behaving badly. Debbie Malina discovers theatre and dance audiences have always had attitude

95 – Classified

96 – Calendar

102 – Listings

106 – Last Dance. We look back to August 1976

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