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Issue 10 – June 2024

ALEXANDER CAMPBELL

Alexander Campbell at the RAD in London. Film: Rich Lakos for Dance Gazette

Issue 10 – June 2024

Alexander Campbell knows how to make an entrance. As a student, he was a medallist at the RAD’s Genée International Ballet Competition (now The Fonteyn). As a young dancer, he rose through the ranks at Birmingham Royal Ballet. And as an assured principal, he crested the peaks of the Royal Ballet’s repertoire – and also helmed his own film and dance projects.

interviews

Opportunity knocks

Goodbye spotlight, hello Power Point: Alexander Campbell, the Royal Ballet Principal, is the RAD’s new Artistic Director. He tells David Jays that he’s excited for the role ahead.

features

Walk the line

Eyes up, swaying hips, no smile. Fashion models have used the same fundamental walk to showcase clothes for over a century. But how easy is it? Veronica Horwell joins a catwalk workshop.

features

In other words

The words we use and hear in dance classes can have a lasting impact – for good and bad. Lyndsey Winship explores how teachers can harness the power of language.

reports

Take your shot

The Fonteyn famously helps dancers grow. But how can the competition share opportunities more widely? Isaac Ouro-Gnao reports on the bursaries making The Fonteyn accessible.

features

Testing times

100 years on from the first RAD children’s exam, Rosemary Waugh looks at how exams have changed, and how their fundamental principles hold true.

reports

Breaking point

Dance features in the Olympics for the first time this summer, when breakers compete for medals in Paris. But how was breaking chosen, and what will be the impact on the art form? Kaelen Jones reports.

SHORT READS Issue 10 – June 2024

Big Picture

Fresh brand for a fresh era

Why has the RAD refreshed its brand – and what ideas and emotion does the refresh convey?


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Inside RAD

A day to remember

Workshops and masterclasses at Members’ Day 2024.


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RAD Q&A

Natalie Hall

RAD teacher Natalie Hall won an RAD Award for her ballet classes for the cancer community. But how does dance help cancer patients?


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Advice Bureau

Jasmin Vardimon

Explore and feed your curiosity, urges the acclaimed choreographer.


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Why Dance Matters

Misty Copeland

The superstar ballerina launches the new season of the RAD podcast.


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Playlist

Andrew McNicol

Favourite music selected by the commissioned choreographer for The Fonteyn 2024.


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Tim Talks

Values added

In the first column in his new Dance Gazette series, Chief Executive Tim Arthur reflects on the RAD’s new set of values – and explains why he’s always ‘happy to help.’


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