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010 dt october-2014

Inside this month:

Zoë Anderson interviews Natalia Osipova

Matthew Paluch meets Emma Gladstone, the new director of Dance Umbrella

We reveal the winner of the Dancers Need Rest photography competition

Barbara Newman and Kathy Elgin give their verdicts on dance at the Edinburgh International Festival

And much more


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Welcome to Dancing Times - Britain's leading monthly dance magazine

In conjuction with our very special issue of Dancing Times, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publication of our first issue, we have taken the opportunity to re-launch our website, as well as the layout of the magazine. We hope you enjoy the final results!

Dancing Times can state with some pride that throughout the often turbulent century of its existence – two World Wars, the Wall Street Crash and Great Depression, and the current financial crisis – we never missed the publication of a single issue and have remained true to our aims of recording with honesty the events and developments in all aspects of dance. Dancing Times played an instrumental role in the formation of such important teaching bodies as the Royal Academy of Dance and the British Dance Council, and it has witnessed the UK dance scene change beyond all recognition. Just some measure of the love and respect the magazine has garnered can be read in the wonderful tributes published on page 25 of our latest issue. Kathrine Sorley Walker salutes our first editor, Philip Richardson, on page 12 and our beloved editor emeritus, Mary Clarke, is interviewed by Gerald Dowler on page 53. Also in this issue, we interview The Royal Ballet’s Lauren Cuthbertson, look at how dance floors have changed over the years, and preview the 2010 season from Dance Umbrella.

There are some great interviews in this latest issue of Dancing Times, which I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I did when we were putting the magazine together. Zoë Anderson talks to Natalia Osipova, The Royal Ballet’s exciting principal dancer, on the eve of her debuts at Covent Garden this month in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon and Frederick Ashton’s A Month in the Country. Also speaking about the role of Manon, to Laura Dodge, are The Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward, Sarah Lamb and Marianela Nuñez in an article that celebrates the 40th anniversary of this very popular ballet. To mark the launch of the latest Dance Umbrella, Matthew Paluch interviews its new director, Emma Gladstone, about her plans and ambitions for the festival, and Alex Beard, chief executive of the Royal Opera House, tells Gerald Dowler about his appreciation of dance and his vision for the future of the Royal Opera House companies. We also feature an interview conducted by Anya Sainsbury with Ross McKim, director of Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, who will be stepping down after 30 years at the end of the current academic year. Finally, the dance events from the Edinburgh festivals are fully reviewed in Dance Scene UK.




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Dancing Times is now available in digital format! This means you can now read Dancing Times and our sister magazine, Dance Today, on your smartphone, tablet or online. From July 1 it will be possible to subscribe through Apple Newsstand, Google Play or Pocketmags, and you can also buy individual digital issues at just £2.99. We hope you continue to enjoy reading Dancing Times in whatever format you choose. If you have any questions, do get in touch with us on 020 7250 3006.


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