Cats, globe-trotting, ball games and striking out

Strictly international Darren judging in the Middle East 2My articles in the December issue of Dance Today, out tomorrow:

  • Strictly international From India to Finland, South Africa to Turkey, how the hit BBC show travels around the world
  • Top cat As the West End revival opens, groundbreaking choreographer Gillian Lynne recalls the creation of Cats
  • Having a ball An unrefined by enthusiastic revival of Damn Yankees steps up to the plate at Landor Theatre
  • Striking the wrong note Cartoonish musical version of Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi does its subjects a disservice by diminishing their achievement
  • Ready for his close-up A compelling new book salutes the forgotten maestro of Hollywood’s golden age
  • Stepping Out Spicy same-sex salsa class celebrates 20 years

New in the Dance Today section:

    • Put a spring in your step The importance and health benefits of a proper sprung dancefloor
    • Star quality A style-over-substance revival of Evita is elevated by its dynamic central performance
    • Ganchos and gossip Youlie Mouzafiarova offers expert advice in new guide Tango Flow, while Craig Revel Horwood shares Strictly secrets in Tales from the Dance Floor
    • Stepping Out Fierce duels, local talent and a courageous Russian debut at the Vienna Dance Contest

Read more of my Dance Today articles here

Purchase a copy of the magazine here

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