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Dancing Times September 2016

September 2016

Dancing Times, September 2016 Volume 106 Issue 1273

Cover stories

17 – A national treasure. Sharon Wagner introduces Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on the eve of its UK tour

31 – Karsavina and Nijinsky. Andrew Foster looks at ballet’s first modern partnership

36 – Not a sausage factory. Laura Dodge pays a visit to Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

41 – Strictly speaking. It’s all change for Series 14 of Strictly Come Dancing reports Marianka Swain


23 – Brexit and ballet. Daniel Pratt considers the impact Brexit may have on British dancers

26 – Born to perform? Nicola Rayner hears from experienced Strictly professionals on how to perform the dances, embrace the characterisation and overcome the fear of rumba…

45 – Together for dance. Laura Dodge previews an upcoming gala

Dance Today

74 – Dancing to the beat of the Latino heart. Lee Knights explores the romance of bolero

78 – Summertime special. Alison Gallagher-Hughes reports from the Bournemouth Festival

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. Vikki Jane Vile attends the Strictly Prom at the Royal Albert Hall

86 – Somewhere in time by Jack Reavely


6 – News

12 – Letters

15 – Talking Point by Ian Jackson

46 – Variety Lights. Barbara Newman sees Into the Woods

49 – Letter from St Petersburg by Igor Stupnikov

51 – Notes from New York by Jack Anderson

53 – Media. Jonathan Gray on Peter Wright’s autobiography, Wrights and Wrongs

55 – Dance Scene. Reviews this month include Rambert, The Australian Ballet, Lost Dog, and New Movement Collective

89 – People. Dance Professionals Fund

90 – Dancer of the Month. The Bolshoi Ballet’s Igor Tsvirgo is interviewed by Margaret Willis

95 – Obituaries. Rosemary Butcher, Judith Percival

97 – Products

99 – Education. The Royal Ballet School, Tring Park School, Gielgud Academy, British Dance Council

105 – Health. Debbie Malina on how dance helps people with autism

109 – Classified

110 – Calendar

118 – Listings

122 – Last Dance. We look back to September 1976

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