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Dancing Times February 2017

February 2017


Dancing Times, February 2017 Volume 107 Issue 1278

Cover Stories

17 – Awakening Aurora. Zoë Anderson speaks to three Royal Ballet Auroras – Lauren Cuthbertson, Francesca Hayward and Yasmine Naghdi – about the thrills and the challenges of one of ballet’s major roles

23 – Changing the face of flamenco. Graham Watts meets Manuel Liñán, a Spanish dancer challenging gender stereotypes

27 – Acting up. Gerald Dowler interviews Royal Ballet character principals Elizabeth McGorian and Gary Avis

32 – Len’s Grand Finale. Nicola Rayner catches up with Strictly Come Dancing’s Len Goodman


Features

21 – MOVE IT 2017

37 – Teaching dance in a Brazilian favela. Dane Hurst describes an inspiring project in Recife

40 – Next steps. Paul Arrowsmith revisits two young choreographers, Kenneth Tindall and Andrew McNicol

44 – Not just
training swans. Laura Dodge pays a visit to Manchester’s Northern Ballet School


Dance Today

76 – Talking Italian. Alison Gallagher-Hughes meets Monica Nigro and Valerio Colantoni

80 – To trust a stranger. Nicola Rayner considers how rituals and etiquette vary in the world of socal dance

82 – Tips on technique. By James Whitehead

83 – Technique clinic. By Phil Meacham

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

85 – Stepping Out. By Marianka Swain

86 – Notes from the Dance Floor. The Star Ball, and Dance Today’s Dance Teacher of the Year

88 – Somewhere in time. By Jack Reavely


Regulars

6 – News. Scottish Dance Theatre

12 – Letters

15 – Talking Point. By Luke Jennings

47 – Variety Lights. Barbara Newman sees Dreamgirls at the Savoy

49 – Letter from St Petersburg. By Igor Stupnikov

51 – Notes from New York. By Jack Anderson

53 – Media. New CDs and DVDs

55 – Dance Scene. Reviews this month include The Red Shoes, The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Bavarian State Ballet

91 – People. New Year Honours

92 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis meets Ballet Black’s Marie Astrid Mence

96 – Obituaries. Angela DeMello, Peter Farmer, Carlos Miranda

99 – Products

101 – Education

105 – Health. Debbie Malina on why it’s never too old to dance

111 – Classified

112 – Calendar

118 – Listings

122 – Last Dance

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