August 2022 – Dancing Times






Posted on September 1, 2022

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Editorial and contents August 2022

There is a Spanish theme – quite unintentionally – to this latest issue of Dancing Times. Not only do we report back on the most recent Flamenco Festival held at Sadler’s Wells in London in late June and early July this year, which presented a host of excellent dancers and companies, but we also hear from the Spanish ballerina Tamara Rojo, who steps down from her position as artistic director of English National Ballet later in the year in order to take up the role of artistic director of San Francisco Ballet. On a sadder note, in Obituaries we pay tribute to Marina Keet, one of the founders of the Spanish Dance Society, whose love of Spanish dance in all its forms made her a passionate advocate for the artform in this country and abroad – including Spain. 

Elsewhere in the magazine, we find out more about Artists Becoming, an institutional consulting business that seeks to elevate standards of wellbeing across the dance industry, and we consider the subject of relaxation and some of the techniques that can help bring the mind and body of the dancer back into balance. Finally, we also record the reunion of a long-lost company, London City Ballet.


Dancing Times, August 2022 Volume 112 Issue 1344

Cover Stories

12 – Stirred, not shaken. Graham Watts interviews Tamara Rojo, artistic director of English National Ballet

21 – Humanity and community. Daniel Pratt finds out about Artists Becoming

27 – Flamenco Festival. Reviewed by Graham Watts

48 – Trusting their guts. Marianka Swain hears from Latin champions Troels Bager and Ina Jeliazkova


17 – Repositioning the lens. Nicola Rayner meets choreographer Ann Yee 

24 – King’s company. Margaret Willis attends a reunion for London City Ballet 

Dance Today

50 – Tips on technique. James Whitehead on the topline

51 – Technique clinic. By Phil Meacham 

52 – Notes from the dance floor. Fátima Nollén attends the UK Tango Marathon and Championship

54 – Simon’s Guide to Swing. By Simon Selmon 

55 – Stepping Out. By Pete Meager

56 – Somewhere in time. By Jack Reavely 


6 – Letters

8 – News. United Ukrainian Ballet brings Giselle to London

11 – Talking Point. By Jamiel Laurence

31 – Dance Scene International. Reviews include Scottish Ballet, National Ballet of Canada

41 – Variety Lights. By Barbara Newman

42 – FRANCE/dance. By Laura Cappelle

44 – Notes from New York. By Leigh Witchel

59 – Dancer of the Month. Margaret Willis interviews Scottish Ballet’s Madeline Squire

63 – People. Promotions, joiners, leavers

64 – Obituaries. Marina Keet, Bob Lockyer

66 – Media

67 – Products

68 – Education. Tring Park School

70 – Health. Debbie Malina on relaxation

73 – Classifieds

74 – Calendar

78 – Listings

82 – Last Dance. We look back to what was published in Dancing Times in August 1982

Simon Oliver has been production editor of Dancing Times since 2010 and is highly experienced in design across print and online magazine production. Throughout his career, Simon has worked on a diverse range of subjects including music, family history, book collecting and poker.

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