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.
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.
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.
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.
Isaac Ouro-Gnao meets ballerinas and young dancers from Ukraine who have fled the Russian invasion and are building new lives.
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.
Can dance help both patients and healthcare professionals? Rosemary Waugh investigates.
SHORT READS Issue 5 – October 2022
Gerard Charles, the RAD’s Artistic Director, argues that arts education is being undervalued.
RAD Japan has collaborated with Toshima International City Of Arts & Culture on a vibrant new photo project.
Step Into Dance held its first festival for three years at London’s Cadogan Hall.
Say no with the same conviction as yes! Freddie Opoku-Addaie of Dance Umbrella shares his best advice.
The artistic director of Candoco chooses music with special memories for her.
American ballerina Kathryn Morgan on ballet, body shaming and the joy of dance.
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.