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Dancing Times August 2017

August 2017

Dancing Times, August 2017 Volume 107 Issue 1284

Cover Stories

14 – Moscow International Ballet Competition 2017. Margaret Willis sees the winners

20 – Thoroughly Moderno. Nicola Rayner talks to Flavia Cacace about her and Vincent Simone’s Tango Moderno. Photographs by Hugo Glendinning

24 – Nureyev Festival. Graham Watts travelled to Ufa to attend a festival celebrating the life of Rudolf Nureyev

31 – DC dancing. The Washington Ballet’s 2017–18 season, photographed by Dean Alexander


17 – Musical theatre in the Midlands. Laura Dodge visits MADD

27 – A fractured, tragic ambition. Trader Faulkner remembers Elaine Fifield

Dance Today

6 – Up in arms. Nicola Rayner thinks arms are the unsung heroes of ballroom and Latin American dancing

60 – Keeping the legacy alive. Alison Gallagher-Hughes on the importance of inspiration in dance

62 – I dream of Genie. Lee Knights takes a look at belly dancing

64 – Tips on technique. By James Whitehead

65 – Technique clinic. By Phil Meacham

66 – Simon’s Guide to Swing. By Simon Selmon

67 – Stepping Out. By Marianka Swain

68 – Somewhere in time. By Jack Reavely


6 – News. Arts Council England funding announced, Bolshoi cancels Rudolf Nureyev ballet

10 – Letters

12 – Talking Point. By Daniel Pratt

33 – Variety Lights. Barbara Newman sees Bat Out of Hell and YANK!

35 – FRANCE/dance. By Laura Cappelle

37 – Letter from St Petersburg. Igor Stupnikov attends the Dance Open Festival

39 – Notes from New York. Jack Anderson reviews LA Dance Project at the Joyce Theater

41 – Dance Scene. Reviews include Scottish Dance Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Alexander Whitley, les ballets C de la B, Dorrance Dance, National Ballet of China, Dutch National Ballet

71 – People. Nicolas Le Riche, Royal Ballet promotions

72 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis meets Scottish Ballet’s Araminta Wraith

77 – Products

78 – Education. National Youth Ballet, Central School of Ballet

82 – Health. Debbie Malina looks at the issue of muscle memory

85 – Classified

87 – Calendar. Our guide to what’s on stage in the UK and abroad

94 – Listings. Where to learn to dance

98 – Last Dance. We look back to August 1977

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