Beautiful things can happen when a leading novelist is also a devoted ballet nerd. David Jays meets the American writer Brandon Taylor.
Post-pandemic, it’s time to reset the dance industry. Is this a turning point? Sally Howard asks young dancers what they hope for and expect from the profession.
The Australian star ballerina has been coaching RAD students online for The Fonteyn. Amber Scott tells Jane Albert about a changing dance world and passing it forward.
Breakdancing will make its debut in the next Olympic Games, and South Korea hopes for medals. David D Lee meets b-boys and b-girls in Seoul’s breaking scene.
Environmental thinking is at long last on the dance agenda. From dancewear to touring, from audience behaviours to the RAD’s new HQ: Sanjoy Roy asks if we can dance the world greener.
Swan Lake holds its place at the heart of the ballet repertoire. But can leading contemporary choreographers rethink it? Anna Winter hears more.
SHORT READS Issue 2 – June 2021
A rare portrait of the legendary Russian ballerina has been gifted to the RAD.
The composer and cellist selects music that makes her dance like no-one is watching.
The former Genée medallist, now with Birmingham Royal Ballet, says: be brave and be you.
The Head of Research from the RAD Faculty of Education co-edits a new guide to contemporary ballet.
The former director of the Australian Ballet receives the RAD’s highest honour.
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.