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Issue 5 – October 2022

WHEN CÉLINE MET STEVEN

Royal Academy of Dance

Steven McRae and Céline Gittens at RAD headquarters in London. Film: Helen Murray for Dance Gazette

Issue 5 – October 2022

My first RAD event, back in 2005, was the Genée International Ballet Competition at Sadler’s Wells in London. Despite many striking candidates, when it came to voting for the Audience Choice award, there was one standout dancer – Céline Gittens from Canada who showed remarkable poise and artistry in her variation from Giselle. She won both the audience’s and the judges’ hearts.

features

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died on 8 September aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. She had been Patron of the RAD since 1953.

interviews

Ambassadors assemble

The RAD has been part of dancing life for both Céline Gittens and Steven McRae, from early steps to becoming principal dancers. Now, as the RAD’s new ambassadors, they share experiences.

features

Happiness. Inc

What makes a happy organisation? As the RAD asks its members how they feel about the Academy, Ella Satin explores what makes for a happy company or workplace.

features

Home and away

Teaching is a portable skill, one that can carry you across the world. Jane Albert meets RAD teachers who have made new lives in completely new countries.

features

Safe spaces

Isaac Ouro-Gnao meets ballerinas and young dancers from Ukraine who have fled the Russian invasion and are building new lives.

features

Permission to dance

K-pop’s high-concept dances have conquered the world from their native Korea. In Seoul’s dance studios, David D Lee meets both tourists and students determined to break into the industry.

reports

Dance on prescription

Can dance help both patients and healthcare professionals? Rosemary Waugh investigates.

SHORT READS Issue 5 – October 2022

Art of the matter

Art at any price

Gerard Charles, the RAD’s Artistic Director, argues that arts education is being undervalued.


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Big Picture

Open city

RAD Japan has collaborated with Toshima International City Of Arts & Culture on a vibrant new photo project.


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Inside RAD

Stepping out

Step Into Dance held its first festival for three years at London’s Cadogan Hall.


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Advice Bureau

Freddie Opoku-Addaie

Say no with the same conviction as yes! Freddie Opoku-Addaie of Dance Umbrella shares his best advice.


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Playlist

Charlotte Darbyshire

The artistic director of Candoco chooses music with special memories for her.


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Why Dance Matters

Kathryn Morgan

American ballerina Kathryn Morgan on ballet, body shaming and the joy of dance.


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RAD Q&A

Lizeth Leonhardt Avalos

Lizeth Leonhardt Avalos won the RAD Members’ Photo Competition with a picture of her daughter. The Mexican ballet teacher discusses her journey into teaching, the RAD teachers who influenced her and starting a new life in Canada.


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