December 2016 (published: 30/10/2016) December 2016

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Dancing Times December 2016

December 2016

Dancing Times, December 2016 Volume 107 Issue 1276

Cover Stories

17 – Art and love. Matthew Bourne and Ashley Shaw tell Zoë Anderson about The Red Shoes

23 – Bright young things. Nicola Rayner meets Strictly’s AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt

33 – Another opening, another show. How dance companies get us to buy tickets, by Paul Arrowsmith

58 – Anastasia. Jonathan Gray reviews The Royal Ballet’s latest revival


27 – Antwerp’s Royal Ballet School by Jenny Veldhuis

30 – The Taglioni of horsewomen. Caitlyn Lehmann looks at the life of Camille Leroux

39 – A new trend? With increasing numbers of older artists appearing in performances, Jeannette Andersen wonders if this is the start of a new era in dance?

Dance Today

74 – Cha-cha-cha changes. Nicola Rayner at the 2016 International Championships

78 – Christmas dancing. Zoë Anderson finds out where to go festive dancing

80 – Tips on technique by James Whitehead

81 – Technique clinic by Phil Meacham

82 – Simon’s Guide to Swing by Simon Selmon

83 – Stepping Out by Marianka Swain

84 – Notes from the dance floor

86 – Somewhere in time by Jack Reavely


6 – News. The Royal Ballet DVD box set competition, Scottish Ballet plans, National Dance Award nominations announced

12 – Letters

15 – Talking Point by Neil Norman

43 – Variety Lights. Barbara Newman sees Side Show and Lulu

45 – Letter from St Petersburg by Igor Stupnikov

47 – Notes from New York by Jack Anderson

49 – Media. New books and DVDs

51 – Dance Scene. Reviews this month include Dance Umbrella 2016, Jasmin Vardimon Company, Rambert, New English Ballet Theatre, Royal Swedish Ballet, the Ballet of La Scala, Milan

89 – People. Roberta Marquez farewell, Liam Scarlett, Nicholas Legat celebrations in London

90 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis meets English National Ballet’s Rina Kanehara

95 – Obituaries. Yvette Chauviré, Ellis Ann Rothenberg, Edward Griffiths

99 – Products

102 – Education. Dance Proms 2016

105 – Fire and light. Debbie Malina considers the role fire has played in shaping the stories of many of our theatres

109 – Classified

111 – Calendar

118 – Listings

122 – Last Dance. We look back to December 1976

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