The RAD has given Mikhail Baryshnikov its highest honour, the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award, in recognition of his outstanding career. This remarkable dancer looks back at his life in dance and explains what the QEII award means to him.
One critic described Mikhail Baryshnikov as ‘a shining golden bullet’ on the ballet stage. Jonathan Gray looks back on his miraculous classical career.
Even as his ballet career drew to a close, Mikhail Baryshnikov embraced modern dance, screen acting and experimental theatre. Artists including Mark Morris, Robert Wilson and Willem Dafoe tell Sarah Crompton about working with Baryshnikov.
Dance organisations at last accept that safeguarding and child protection should be central to their work. Sally Howard reports on how the RAD is at the forefront of a slow revolution.
From students to teachers, from adults taking up ballet in later life or using their dance training to pivot into a new career – the RAD forms a supportive thread through many dancing lives. We follow varied RAD stories from Brazil, Greece, Australia and the UK.
One year on from the invasion of Ukraine, Russian ballet is isolated from the wider world. Simon Morrison traces the recent history of the Bolshoi, Russia’s iconic ballet company.
SHORT READS Issue 1 – February 2023
As the RAD’s flagship competition returns in person, Gerard Charles, the RAD’s Artistic Director, looks forward to The Fonteyn 2023.
The great British ballerina, RAD Vice President – and Dance Gazette agony aunt.
The Bedells Bursary was held at the RAD’s new headquarters for the first time.
Trust your instincts, stay inspired. Advice from the French ballerina dancing in the West End’s electrifying new Oklahoma!
The RAD Vice President recalls travelling the world through ballet.
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.