The RAD’s new global headquarters will let the Academy spread its wings. Sarah Crompton explores the building and meets the people who made it happen.
Tim Arthur has worked in theatre, publishing and finance, and now he’s the RAD’s new Chief Executive. David Jays hears about his love of the arts and ear for the membership – and his unexpected dancing past.
Take Veronica Horwell’s unique audio tour through Battersea’s rich history – a place of pets, parks and power, and home to the RAD.
A male pairing on the British tv show Strictly Come Dancing shone a spotlight on the LGBTQ+ dance scene. Emily Garside explores the history and power of queer dance.
Dance is a demanding career – especially when you also have caring responsibilities at home. Georgina Lawton hears about the challenges of combining dance and care.
Bronislava Nijinska was in Monte Carlo when she began work on what would become her greatest ballet, Les Noces, a Russian tragedy created in exile. As the ballet approaches its centenary, Lynn Garafola traces its evolution and shattering effect.
SHORT READS Issue 2 – June 2022
Zi Ling has won the RAD’s portrait competition for its new London home.
The queen of immersive dance theatre shares music to lose yourself in.
The seasoned Japanese choreographer has advice from an acclaimed career.
The RAD in London is developing a Good Neighbours programme with its local community. Kim Wide of Take A Part, an organisation committed to co-creation, explains why this work is crucial.
The RAD’s new home was formally opened by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall.
Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters on legacy, pink heels and the power of social media.
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.