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Dancing Times July 2016

July 2016

Dancing Times, July 2016 Volume 106 Issue 1271

Cover stories

17 – 60 years of the Bolshoi. Jonathan Gray looks back to the Bolshoi Ballet’s first visit to London in 1956

21 – Ten Big Years. As the final Big Dance arrives, Marianka Swain examines its history and legacy

78 – British Championships 2016. Martin Cutler assesses the glamour, grace and closely fought battles of Blackpool


25 – Cuba libre. As ¡Vamos Cuba! premieres at Sadler’s Wells, Nicola Rayner explores what makes Cuban salsa unique

29 – Country dancing, morris, clog, sword and more… David Mead looks ahead to Sidmouth Folk Week

33 – Dance united. Zoë Anderson talks to One Dance UK’s Andrew Hurst

35 – Berlin State Ballet School. Jenny Veldhuis pays a visit to a school celebrating its 65th birthday

39 – Pirouetting by the pool? Dominic Antonucci reveals what dancers get up to on their summer holidays

Dance Today

84 – Tips on technique by James Whitehead

85 – Technique clinic by Phil Meacham

86 – Simon’s Guide to Swing by Simon Selmon

87 – Stepping Out by Marianka Swain

88 – Notes from the dance floor

90 – Somewhere in time by Jack Reavely


6 – News. BBC Young Dancer 2017, Kenneth Tindall, Robert Robinson’s BalletWorks

13 – Letters

15 – Talking Point by Leigh Witchel

42 – Variety Lights. Barbara Newman reviews The Buskers Opera and The Threepenny Opera

45 – Letter from St Petersburg by Igor Stupnikov

47 – Notes from New York by Jack Anderson

49 – Media. Bryan Allen hears some new ballroom and Latin CDs

51 – Dance Scene. Reviews this month include: International Dance Festival Birmingham, Northern Ballet in 1984 and Jane Eyre, Urban Bush Women, Jekyll and Hyde, The Royal Ballet and Zurich Ballet

93 – People. Blue plaques unveiled for Frederick Ashton and Margot Fonteyn

94 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis meets The Royal Ballet’s Nicol Edmonds

98 – Obituaries. Eloy Pericet Blanco, Jacqueline Matthews, Geneviève Salbaing, Peggy Spencer

101 – Products

104 – Education. Legat School, Verve, bbodance, London Children’s Ballet

108 – Health. Debbie Malina looks at some of the factors that can lead to muscle cramp

111 – Classified

112 – Calendar

118 – Listings

122 – Last Dance

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