December 2017 (published: 30/10/2017) December 2017

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Dancing Times December 2017

December 2017

Dancing Times, December 2017 Volume 108 Issue 1288

Cover Stories

18 – A message for peace. Maggie Foyer meets the Palestinian dancer Ahmad Joudeh

23 – Tradition with innovation. Laura Dodge visits the Royal Opera House Muscat

28 – A farewell to dance. Nicola Rayner interviews former Strictly Come Dancing champion Camilla Sacre-Dallerup

74 – Energy, movement and life. Zoë Anderson talks Guys and Dolls with Kenrick “H2O” Sandy


33 – Passing along the tap ball. Graham Watts meets the tap legend Savion Glover

38 – People and performance. We highlight a new photographic display by Anthony Crickmay

40 – From Tsar to Commissar: Ballet and the Russian Revolution. Gerald Dowler concludes his series on the impact the Revolution made on Russian ballet

Dance Today

78 – How to partner up with Latin music. Lee Knights finds nine key ways to improve your musicality

80 – Tips on technique. By James Whitehead

81 – Technique clinic. By Phil Meacham

82 – Simon’s Guide to Swing. Simon Selmon on a meaningful conversation

83 – Stepping Out. By Marianka Swain

84 – Notes from the Dance Floor. Lee Knights sees Vamos Cuba!

86 – Somewhere in time. By Jack Reavely


6 – News. National Dance Award nominations announced, Musicals DVD competition

12 – Letters

17 – Talking Point. By Jane Ashby

45 – Variety Lights. By Barbara Newman

47 – FRANCE/dance. By Laura Cappelle

49 – Letter from St Petersburg. By Igor Stupnikov

51 – Notes from New York. By Jack Anderson

53 – Media. New books and DVDs

55 – Dance Scene. Reviews include Dance Umbrella, Kenneth MacMillan: a National Celebration, Michael Clark

89 – People. Ann Hutchinson Guest, Mark Skipper

90 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis meets The Royal Ballet soloist Anna Rose O’Sullivan

94 – Obituaries. Alexander Morrow, David Vaughan

97 – Products

101 – Education. Rambert2, The Hammond School, The Royal Ballet School

105 – Food on the hoof. Debbie Malina looks at food and dance

109 – Classified

111 – Calendar. Our guide to what’s on this month in the UK and abroad

118 – Listings. Where to learn to dance

122 – Last Dance. We look back to December 1977

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