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August 2021 Volume 111 Issue 1332

The Royal Danish Ballet in Mahler’s Third Symphony.

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Les Dennis and Michael Ball in

Hairspray.

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Cover Stories 15 – Right as rain Nicola Rayner talks to Faye Tozer about her upcoming role in Singin’ in the Rain 26 – Something to be shared Zoë Anderson previews the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival 52 – Back to the ballroom Nicola Rayner hears some thoughts on Freedom Day Features 19 – Keep dancing Ginny Brown offers an antidote to a digital world 22 – Queering ballet Matthew Paluch looks at queer representation in ballet 29 – Gone but not quite forgotten Gerald Dowler highlights the history of International Ballet Dance Today 54 – Tips on technique By James Whitehead 55 – Technique clinic By Phil Meacham 56 – Simon’s Guide to Swing By Simon Selmon 57 – Stepping Out By Pete Meager 58 – Somewhere in time By Jack Reavely Regulars 6 – News Scottish Ballet, National Dance Awards

10 – Letters 13 – Talking Point By Daniel Pratt 33 – Dance Scene International Reviews this month from Birmingham, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, London, Manchester and Munich 46 – Variety Lights Barbara Newman reviews Hairspray 47 – Danza in Italia By Graham Spicer 48 – Letter from St Petersburg By Igor Stupnikov 49 – FRANCE/dance By Laura Cappelle 61 – Dancer of the Month Margaret Willis interviews Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Natalie Alleston 64 – Obituaries Lucette Aldous, Olga Moiseyeva, Elizabeth Souritz, Donald York 66 – Media New books, CDs and DVDs 69 – Products 71 – Education Fonteyn finalists announced 74 – Strictly for the birds Debbie Malina looks at dance in the animal kingdom 77 – Classifieds 78 – Calendar Our guide to what’s on 82 – Last Dance We look back to August 1981

Photographs: Top HENRIK STENBERG. Middle LUCAS CHIH-PENG KAO. Bottom left TRISTRAM KENTON. Bottom right GUY LEVY, courtesy of the BBC.

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