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Dancing Times November 2017

November 2017

Dancing Times, November 2017 Volume 108 Issue 1287

Cover Stories

17 – A chat in the sun. Margaret Willis talks to ballerina Svetlana Zakharova about her upcoming performances in London

25 – Family girl. Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse interviewed by Nicola Rayner

30 – Mayerling, Texas. Jonathan Gray sees Houston Ballet in a new production of MacMillan’s Mayerling

74 – The International. Nicola Rayner reports from the 2017 International Dance Championships


21 – From Despertares to desperation. Graham Watts on a gala in México City

34 – From Tsar to Commissar: Ballet and the Russian Revolution. Part two of Gerald Dowler’s series on the impact the Revolution made on Russian ballet

Dance Today

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. By Vikki Jane Vile

86 – Somewhere in time. By Jack Reavely


6 – News. New season at Sadler’s Wells, Akram Khan

12 – Letters

15 – Talking Point. By Julia Fitzelle

38 – Variety Lights. Barbara Newman reviews Aida, Medea, Written in Rage and Cockfight

41 – FRANCE/dance. Laura Cappelle sees National Ballet of Canada and the Paris Opéra Ballet

43 – Letter from St Petersburg. Igor Stupnikov enjoys the Mikhailovsky Ballet in a new production of Cinderella

45 – Notes from New York. Jack Anderson attends new works by Twyla Tharp and New York City Ballet

47 – Media. Zoë Anderson watches three new dance documentaries screened at the Raindance Film Festival

51 – Dance Scene. Reviews include The Royal Ballet, Acosta Danza, Scottish Ballet and Hong Kong Ballet

89 – People. Royal Ballet reunion

90 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis meets English National Ballet’s Aitor Arrieta

95 – Obituaries. Tamara Tchinarova

97 – Products

99 – Education. CDET conference, Rambert School, English National Ballet School, LCDS, Step Live

103 – Health. Debbie Malina investigates the painful issue of bunions

107 – Classified

109 – Calendar. Our guide to dance performances in the UK and abroad

118 – Listings. Where to learn to dance in the UK

122 – Last Dance. We look back to November 1977

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