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Young audiences, Fun Competition and The Last Tango

My articles in the November issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Young at heart Family audiences are becoming a priority for dance companies and creatives The Last Tango Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace bring their final show to the West End Stepping Out Debuts … Continue reading

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Dance on film, Strictly and music videos

My articles in the October issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Lights, camera, action! Matthew Bourne and BalletBoyz discuss the rise of dance on screen Strictly Speaking Lo-fi sci-fi and meeting the couples of 2016 Stepping Out Same-sex dance ventures into music videos New in the Dancing … Continue reading

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Strictly preview, Cuban flop and switching lead

My articles in the September issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Strictly Speaking Farewell to Len Goodman and hello to new pros in our Strictly preview Vamos Cuba! Nilda Guerra’s new Sadler’s Wells show is oddly uninspired Stepping Out Tackling the thorny topic of switching lead New in … Continue reading

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Big Dance and a trip to Paris

My articles in the July issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Ten Big Years As the final Big Dance festival arrives, a look at its history and legacy Stepping Out New nations and close rivalries at Le Rendez-Vous de Paris New in the Dancing Times section: Breakin’ … Continue reading

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Breakin’ Convention and Helsinki European Championships

My articles in the June issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: Breakin’ Convention Hip hop heritage and boundary-pushing work at Sadler’s Wells’s annual festival Stepping Out A preview of this year’s Helsinki European Championships New in the Dancing Times section: The master storyteller Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew … Continue reading

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Drew McOnie and new spaces for same-sex dance

My articles in the May issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: The master storyteller Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie on the value of narrative dance Stepping Out Same-sex European champions Stefan Lehner and Axel Zischka venture into new spaces New in the Dancing Times section: Motown the Musical … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

Marianka Swain looks back on a busy year and previews 2016 Same-sex dance made headlines again in 2015 with the Strictly debate, but the real news was on the dancefloor, with improvements in outreach and visibility leading to exciting competitions … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

Is it time for a same-sex couple on Strictly? In May, Craig Revel Horwood said a same-sex pair would compete on the show “this year or next year”, adding: “There are competitions throughout the world that have same-sex couples. You just … Continue reading

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Strictly’s newbies and the same-sex debate

My articles in the October issue of the new Dancing Times magazine, out now: Strictly Speaking The class of 2015 assessed, from ringers and dark horses to marmite celebs and comedy acts. Stepping Out Is it time for a same-sex couple on Strictly? New in the Dance … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: launch show

After seemingly decades of celebrity reveals on every BBC outlet known to man (“Now the ident hippos will announce ‘Peter Andre’ via synchronised swimming!”), Strictly has finally begun in earnest and the pairings unveiled to an eager nation. Well, ish. … Continue reading

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