Dancing Times July 2018
Last month, Dancing Times went stateside. This month, there is a definite Russian feel to the magazine. Margaret Willis reports from the Arabesque Ballet Competition in Perm, there is also the second part of Gerald Dowler’s Ballet in the Soviet Union, Jane Pritchard introduces a collection of costumes and archive material at the Victoria and Albert Museum relating to the great choreographer Bronislava Nijinska, and, of course, we include Igor Stupnikov’s regular Letter from St Petersburg. Russian ballet also turns up in unexpected places – who knew there was a Bolshoi Ballet School in Brazil, revealed in the latest instalment of Fátima Nollén’s guide to Brazil, or that our Dancer of the Month, Ballet Black’s José Alves, studied there? It seems the world of dance is both bigger and smaller than we ever realised.
In addition, we hear from two ballet directors – Reid Anderson, retiring shortly from Stuttgart Ballet, and Nicolas Le Riche, who has just taken up the reins of the Royal Swedish Ballet. We also reveal the winners of the Blackpool Dance Festival, and take a look at a new show, Carmen La Cubana, at Sadler’s Wells.