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     ★ Carlos Acosta    |10 My summer reading    |09 With the RB in Cuba (TV)   |09 Spartacus    |08 Creation of Brandstrup’s Rushes (interview)    |05 Swan Lake    |04 Tocororo    |04 Mayerling    |04 How Cuba became a hothouse of ballet    |03 The breakdancer who became a prince (interview)    |03 Global guide to male ballet styles    |01 Houston Ballet, SWT    |98 Cometh the hour, cometh the man (interview)

     ★     Alicia Alonso    |13 Fernando Alonso obituary    |08 Alberto Alonso obituary    |07 The Messerer Dynasty    |05 Sadler’s Wells programme note    |04 How Cuba became a hothouse of ballet (interview)

     ★     Richard Alston    |98 From Eton to the avant-garde (interview)

     ★     Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater    |02 ‘We’re about more than being black’

     ★     American Ballet Theatre    |09 Georgina Parkinson obituary    |07 ABT at SWT    |98 Two tales of one city (ABT and NYCB)

     ★     Nina Ananiashvili    |06 Bright star of Georgia sparks a revolution (report from Tbilisi)    |04 ‘I haven’t danced my best ballet yet’ (interview)

     ★     Julian Anderson    |01 Collaborating with Mark Baldwin (interview)    |01 The Bird Sings With its Fingers

     ★     Gerald Arpino    |08 Obituary

     ★     Arts politics    |12 Welcome Bazalgette new Arts Council chief    |12 Jonathan Moulds interview    |12 Donatella Flick interview    |11 Dance’s Question Time: live debate    |10 Arts: must-have or nice-to-have? Call You & Yours on arts    |05 Sadler’s Wells policy    |04 MPs and dance    |01 Dance buildings galore    |98 Why put Britain’s best on the breadline?

     ★     David Ashmole    |09 Obituary

     ★     Frederick Ashton   |12 The ballet of Ondine    |11 Launch of Frederick Ashton Foundation    |11 Ashton heir Tony Dyson interview    |11 Romeo and Juliet (Schaufuss Ballet)    |10 After a dance-maker dies: choreographers’ legacy    |05 What is Ashton style?    |05 Ondine    |04 Guillem dances Ashton in Paris    |04 A Wedding Bouquet    |00 Revival of Marguerite and Armand (Guillem interview)   |99 Where have Ashton’s ballets gone?

     ★     Fred Astaire   |99 Turning point: Flying Down To Rio

     ★     Altynai Asylmuratova   |00 Dancing worlds apart (Bhuller interview)   |00 Kirov Sleeping Beauty/ Romeo    |99 Dream team: Asylmuratova & Mukhamedov (interviews)    |97 The grand illusionist (interview)    |96 Why I despair of the Kirov (interview)

     ★     Jean Babilée    |14 Obituary

     ★     George Balanchine   |06 Don Quixote    |06 A passionate love-letter reopened (Suzanne Farrell interview)    |06 Stravinsky’s ballets    |01 Kirov Ballet, ROH    |00 The battle for Balanchine (NYCB + Martins interviews)    |95 Markova reconstructs Le Rossignol

     ★     Mark Baldwin    |09 Ballet meets science: Baldwin and Darwin (interview)    |04 New Rambert director interview    |01 Collaboration with composer Julian Anderson    |01 The Bird Sings With  its Fingers    |01 Roundup of 2001    |99 Julius Tomb

     ★     The Ballet Boyz (Michael Nunn & William Trevitt)    |09 Two TV films: RB in Cuba/ Rite of Spring    |03 Sylvie and the Boyz (interviews with Guillem, Maliphant, Boyz)    |03 Broken Fall    |02 George Piper Dances    |01 George Piper Dances debut prog    |01 And then there were two (interview Nunn & Trevitt).pdf    |99 What's so special about K? (interview Kumakawa)

     ★     Ballet schooling    |12 What ballet school is for    |11 Robert Parker to head school    |00 Wanted: men with sex appeal    |99 Ballerinas fall from grace

     ★     Ballet shoes    |03 Arch rivals: old v new tech in pointe shoes

     ★     Ballets Russes    |06 Stravinsky’s ballets    |97 Drummond on Diaghilev    |95 Markova reconstructs  Le Rossignol

     ★     Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo    |11 Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, UK tour     |10 Being a Trock (interview)    

     ★     Irina Baronova    |08 Obituary

     ★     Mikhail Baryshnikov    |04 ‘I hate authority’ (interview)    |04 Solos with Piano (& Michael Clark), Barbican    |02 White Oak Dance: Childs/Rainer/Hawkins    |02 Baryshnikov gets radical (interview)   |96 The reinvention of Baryshnikov (interview)   |93 Not so much a hero, just a man dancing (interview)

     ★     Yuri Bashmet    |07 In love with the sound of death (interview)   |94 How Yuri fought out of Bash-Street

     ★     Pina Bausch    |12 Viktor    |11 Dancing Dreams (DVD)    |10 Meeting Pina Bausch (interview)    |10 After a dance-maker dies: choreographers’ legacy    |10 Kontakthof    |09 Obituary    |05 Dancing through the fireproof carnations (Sadler’s Wells backstage)    |05 Nelken    |02 A place where life happens (interview)    |99 Viktor

     ★     La Bayadère    |11 Mariinsky (Lopatkina), ROH

     ★     Maurice Béjart    |93 Monsieur Béjart is ready for his close-up (interview)

     ★     Joan Benesh    |14 Obituary

     ★     Leanne Benjamin    |13 Retirement interview    |11 Manon    |10 Invitus/Invitam    |04 Mayerling    |98 Starlife

     ★     Alan Bennett    |12 People, National Theatre    |09 The Habit of Art, National Theatre

     ★     Natalia Bessmertnova   |08 Obituary

     ★     Darshan Singh Bhuller   |01 The naked truth (interview)    |00 Dancing worlds apart: creating for Mukhamedov & Asylmuratova

     ★     David Bintley   |09 Ballet meets science: Bintley and Einstein (interview)    |05 A ray of sunshine over Birmingham (interview)    |02 Tombeaux    |01 Arthur, BRB    |00 Into exile on a high note (interview)    |98 How de Valois changed my life

     ★     Birmingham Royal Ballet   |05 A ray of sunshine over Birmingham (Bintley interview)    |01 Arthur    |01 The Nutcracker    |00 Into exile on a high note: Hippodrome closes (Bintley interview)    |00 In the realm of the Nutcracker king (Wright interview)  

     ★     The Bolshoi Ballet   |13 Bolshoi dismisses Nikolai Tsiskaridze    |13 Opinion: Crime and moral evasion    |13 Sergei Filin: I’ll be back    |13 Bolshoi chief attacked with acid    |10 Marina Semyonova obituary    |09 Ekaterina Maximova obituary    |08 Side by side (Vasiliev & Maximova interview)    |08 Olga Lepeshinskaya obituary    |08 Grigorovich returns, Ratmansky leaves    |08 Alexei Ratmansky explains his resignation   |08 Natalia Bessmertnova obituary    |08 Kobborg stages La Sylphide    |07 Wheeldon creates Hamlet ballet    |06 Bright star of Georgia sparks a revolution (Ananiashvili interview)    |05 Ratmansky stages Shostakovich’s Bolt 05    |04 Recreating The Pharaoh’s Daughter    |01 Heroes of our culture (Hochhausers interview)    |95 Grigorovich leaves Bolshoi

     ★     Rafael Bonachela    |05 From Rambert to Kylie Minogue

     ★     Matthew Bourne    |12 The Sleeping Beauty    |12 Play Without Words    |12 Early Adventures    |12 Filming Swan Lake 3D (interview)    |05 Bourne & Lez Brotherston interview on Highland Fling revival    |05 Highland Fling    |04 Swan Lake    |03 Play Without Words    |03 Nutcracker!    |02 The battle over Swan Lake (Bourne interview)    |00 Wanted: men with sex appeal    |96 Swans that will ruffle feathers (interview)

     ★     Val Bourne    |95 Dance's fairy godmother

     ★     Auguste Bournonville    |08 Kobborg Bolshoi La Sylphide    |05 Royal Danish Ballet SWT

     ★     Kim Brandstrup    |12 Metamorphosis: Titian 2012    |09 Goldberg    |08 Creation of Rushes (interviews with Brandstrup & Acosta)    |01 Arc Dance

     ★     Benjamin Britten    |12 The Prince of the Pagodas, Royal Ballet    |12 Billy Budd, ENO    |11 The Turn of the Screw, Glyndebourne

     ★     Lez Brotherston   |05 Bourne & Lez Brotherston interview on Highland Fling revival

     ★     Buster Brown    |02 Obituary    |92 Fancy feet: Buster Brown interview

     ★     Trisha Brown    |07 Edinburgh Festival    |05 Sadler’s Wells    |03 The singer's dance of death: Winterreise (interviews with Brown & Simon Keenlyside)

     ★     Christopher Bruce   |01 Rambert 75th anniversary interview    |01 Rambert    |01 Rooster    |98 Lorca's poetry in motion

     ★     Jonathan Burrows    |09 Stop Quartet    |08 Burrows & Matteo Fargion interview    |08 Perfect partnerships    |03 Dance’s vanishing man (interview)    |96 One step beyond

     ★     Darcey Bussell   |01 The six o’clock views    |98 Darcey conquers Russia (La Bayadère)    |97 Dancemaster and the woman he adores (Glen Tetley interview)    |96 Princess on a pedestal (interview)

     ★     Canada    |11 La La La Human Steps, SWT    |07 Celia Franca obituary     |97 Evelyn Hart: not just a difficult dame    |96 La La La Human Steps: moving with the times

     ★     Caracalla Dance Theatre    |03 Don't call it bellydancing    |93 Dancing through Beirut's war

     ★     Nigel Charnock    |12 Tribute   |12 Obituary

     ★     Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui    |11 How manga comics became a dance (interview)    |11 TeZukA    |11 Apocrifu    |10 Shoes    |09 Tribute to Diaghilev (3 choreographers interviewed)    |05 zero degrees (with Akram Khan)

     ★     Lucinda Childs    |11 Dance, Barbican    |11 Highlights of 2011    |02 White Oak Dance Project: Childs/Rainer/Hawkins    |01 Baryshnikov gets radical (interview)    |01 PASTForward: the Judson Church radicals

     ★     Circus    |04 Alwin Nikolais: Oddball master of puppets    |97 Is it circus, is it dance?

     ★     Michael Clark   |06 Bad boy with good friends (interview)    |04 Back in love with ballet (interview)    |04 Baryshnikov Solos with Piano, Barbican    |01 Before & After: The Fall    |98 Return from a dance with danger (interview)

     ★     The Clark Brothers    |02 Shuffling off the bad times (Steve & Jimmy Clark interview)

     ★     Mary Clarke    |15 Obituary

     ★     Robert Cohan    |05 Phoenix Dance

     ★     Alina Cojocaru   |13 10 Questions for Alina Cojocaru     |09 Back on stage after injury 09    |05 Swan Lake    |04 The two graces (Cojocaru & Rojo)    |04 Classic ballet duos    |04 Havana Festival    |03 Arch rivals: old v new tech in pointe shoes    |02 Who’s taking off in 2002     |02 Mayerling    |02 Swanderful (interview)    |01 New stars of dance    |01 Giselle

     ★     Lesley Collier    |95 Lesley's brilliant career (interview)

     ★     Adam Cooper    |09 Adam is the dancing king  (interview)   |05 Glamorous liaison (Cooper & Wildor interview)    |04 Singin’ in the Rain    |02 Dancing in a minefield (Cooper & Wildor interview)    |02 On Your Toes    |99 And they lived happily ever after (Cooper & Wildor interview)    |96 Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

     ★     Keith Cooper    |98 Keith Cooper: From the Crush Bar to the wine bar

     ★     Joaquin Cortés   |96 A mover and a shaker (interview)

     ★     Richard Cragun    |12 Obituary

     ★     Clement Crisp    |01 Interview

     ★     Cuban dance    |08 Alberto Alonso obituary    |07 The Messerer Dynasty    |05 Alicia Alonso and Cuban ballet    |04 How Cuba became a hothouse of ballet (interview)    |98 Cometh the hour, cometh the man (Acosta interview)

     ★     Merce Cunningham   |10 After a dance-maker dies: choreographers’ legacy    |10 The late Merce Cunningham     |09 In memoriam    |05 Event, Barbican   |04 The music of chance (interview)    |02 High priest of pure movement (interview)    |00 Who is the greatest? (Cunningham & Taylor)    |97 Ocean    |97 Dance master who broke all the rules (interview)

     ★     John Curry    |95 John Curry biography