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January 2022 Volume 112 Issue 1337

Cover Stories 16 – Keeping focused Natasha Rogai catches up with Brazilian dancer Daniel Camargo 21 – No bowler hats, no chairs Nicola Rayner interviews Julia Cheng, choreographer of the new West End production of Cabaret 37 – Dance Scene International Reviews of The Nutcracker in Birmingham, Edinburgh and London 62 – Strictly Speaking Marianka Swain rounds up a dramatic series of Strictly Come Dancing Features 25 – Blurred, fuzzy, active, potent Stage designer Antony McDonald talks about his career to Paul Arrowsmith 28 – Postpandemic hopes Fátima Nollén finds out how Latin American dance companies have been returning to the stage 32 – Field figures Gerald Dowler highlights the career of dancer and director John Field Dance Today 64 – Tips on technique By James Whitehead 65 – Technique clinic By Phil Meacham 66 – Simon’s Guide to Swing By Simon Selmon

67 – Stepping Out By Pete Meager 68 – Somewhere in time Jack Reavely remembers ballroom legend Frank Ford Regulars 8 – News Phoenix Dance Theatre 13 – Letters 15 – Talking Point By Shaun Walters 51 – Variety Lights Barbara Newman reviews Alain Platel’s Gardenia at Sadler’s Wells 52 – Letter from St Petersburg Igor Stupnikov sees the opening events at the International Festival of Arts “Diaghilev P S” 55 – FRANCE/dance Laura Cappelle attends the Cannes Dance Festival 59 – Notes from New York By Leigh Witchel 71 – Dancer of the Month Margaret Willis interviews English National Ballet’s Rhys Antoni Yeomans 75 – People César Morales, Peter Darrell bust unveiled at Sadler’s Wells 77 – Obituaries Ronn Guidi, Tom Merrifield 78 – Media New books reviewed by Jann Parry and Jonathan Gray

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Marge Hendrick and Evan Loudon in Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

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81 – Products 82 – Education Dance School of the Year, English National Ballet’s Pipeline Project 84 – Health Luke Abnett explains how physios can help dancers who don’t have an injury 87 – Classifieds

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89 – Calendar Our guide to what’s on stage this month in the UK and abroad 94 – Listings Where to learn to dance in the UK 98 – Last Dance We look back to what was published in Dancing Times in January 1982

Photographs: Top YOUNSIK KIM. Bottom left ANDY ROSS. Bottom right JOEL PALMER.

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