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Dancing Times December 2015

December 2015

Dancing Times, December 2015 Volume 106 Issue 1264

Cover stories

15 – Sense and talent. Zoë Anderson meets Pippa Moore, Northern Ballet’s long-serving principal dancer

19 – A bit of magic. Laura Dodge pays a visit to Laine Theatre Arts

74 – Only connect. Vikki Jane Vile explores the relationship between fans, social media and Strictly Come Dancing


23 – Not to be eaten. Dominic Antonucci reveals how vital shoes are for the dancer

27 – Balanchine through and through. David Mead looks inside the School of American Ballet

31 – Dream team. Nicola Rayner talks to Glenn Richard Boyce, a bright hope in competitive dancesport

34 – Step two. Jack Thorpe Baker paints a picture of the dance scene as it appears to a young person aspiring to a future leadership role

106 – Shadows and strings. Debbie Malina considers the inextricable links between puppetry, theatre and dance

Dance Today

79 – Strictly fitness. Strictly Come Dancing’s Aliona Vilani and Kevin Clifton reveal the fitness routines that keep them in shape

80 – Tips on technique by James Whitehead

81 – Technique clinic by Phil Meacham

83 – Products

84 – Simon’s Guide to Swing by Simon Selmon

85 – Stepping Out by Marianka Swain

86 – Notes from the Dance floor

88 – Somewhere in time by Jack Reavely 


6 – News. Sadler’s Wells 2016, National Dance Award nominations, win copies of the new Darcey Bussell Ballet Collection CD

12 – Talking Point by Marianka Swain

39 – Variety Lights. Barbara Newman reviews the musicals Elf and In the Heights

43 – Letter from St Petersburg. Igor Stupnikov hails the Maryinsky Ballet’s Renata Shakirova and Kimin Kim in Don Quixote

45 – Notes from New York. Jack Anderson enjoys seasons by American Ballet Theatre and Ballet Memphis

47 – Media. The latest books and DVDs

49 – Dance Scene. Reviews this month include The Australian Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Hussein Chalayan, ZooNation, Sasha Waltz and Staatsballett Berlin

91 – People. Violetta Elvin, Tribute to Jonathan Ollivier

92 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis meets English National Ballet’s Isabelle Brouwers

96 – Obituaries. David Drew, Mandev Sokhi, Yolanda Sonnabend, Selena Wylie

101 – Education. Dance Proms 2015, Urdang Academy

111 – Classified

112 – Calendar

118 – Listings

122 – Last Dance

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