THE DANCE MAGAZINE WITH ATTITUDE
Issue 9 – February 2024
Turn up your speakers and click the instruments
Music and dance are intimately linked. Sanjoy Roy explores this essential relationship, and we share the Dance Gazette Top 40 – music for movement ranging through place, time and style.
Dancers are often praised for musicality – but what does that mean? Lyndsey Winship asks dancers, musicians and coaches at The Fonteyn.
Ballet classics can contain beloved dance and music – but also outdated cultural stereotypes. Can we reimagine them? Phil Chan offers a sound solution to problematic music.
Ballet, music and more are on the syllabus at the Fig Club in Erbil, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Bekir Aydoğan visits the only RAD-registered school in Iraq.
The RAD’s Silver Swans programme brings older students to ballet classes. As the RAD launches the next stage of the programme, Emily May meets dancers in Germany and the UK.
Celebrating 50 years of hip hop, expert voices – including the rapper Ice T – talk dance, relevance and sneakers.
SHORT READS Issue 9 – February 2024
Olga Smirnova marks 50 episodes of the RAD podcast, writes David Jays.
Darcey Bussell helps launch the RAD’s new leadership training programme.
Australian teacher Holly Pooley describes the appeal of the Rambert Grades syllabus – and why RAD teachers should explore it.
Short but sweet advice from the mother of contemporary African dance.
Go behind the scenes of The Fonteyn and enjoy our audio report from the final. Plus: strikes, cinema stunt action and saying goodbye to dance class.
How can we protect dancers’ wellbeing and mental health? What connects dance folk from different countries, styles or generations? Dance Gazette stories to remind you that you’re not alone.
We pay tribute to Mikhail Baryshnikov as he receives the RAD’s highest honour: one of the 20th century’s defining dancers who continues to explore 21st-century performance.
The RAD has been a thread through the dancing lives of principal dancers Céline Gittens and Steven McRae. Now both RAD Ambassadors, they share hopes and experiences.
Celebrating the official opening of the RAD’s new London home, we mark this landmark by asking: what makes dance feel like home?
Few dancers delight a theatre audience like Carlos Acosta. The Cuban star is a classical artist and an undoubted charismatic – and although nudging 50, he continues to test himself and to give a frisson to challenging new work.
An issue all about the face we present to the world. Discover portraits, old masters, puppets, an RAD founder and the surprising history of ballet make-up.