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Margaret Dale   |07 Obituary

     ★     Dance Competitions    |15 BBC Young Dancer competition

     ★     Dance Training    |15 State of British dance training

     ★     Dance Umbrella   |03 25th anniversary gala    |03 Twenty-five years of Dance Umbrella 03    |95 Dance's fairy godmother (Val Bourne interview)

     ★     Siobhan Davies    |02 Plants and Ghosts    |02 Prepare for take-off (interview)    |99 ‘I probably can’t win’ (working in the RB)    |99 Wild Air, Oxford

     ★     Derek Deane    |02 Tutus at dawn at ENB    |00 I'm fed up with playing safe (interview)     |00 It's part of my job to entertain (interview)     |95 Curiouser and curiouser (interview)

     ★     Derevo    |13 Harlekin    |03 Islands in the Stream    |01 Absolute clowns (interview Anton Adassinski)    |98 The Red Zone

     ★     Serge Diaghilev    |10 Staging the V&A Diaghilev exhibition (Jane Pritchard interview)    |09 Tribute to Diaghilev (3 choreographers interviewed)    |06 Stravinsky’s ballets     |02 Diaghilev sale at Sotheby’s    |97 Drummond on Diaghilev    |95 Markova recreates Le Rossignol    |92  Markova: The child who cast a spell on Diaghilev

     ★     Anthony Dowell    |15 Swan Lake production’s final bow   |03 Becoming Ugly Sisters (Dowell & Wayne Sleep interviewed)    |01 A mixed blessing at the ballet     |01 Dowell’s last programme    |01 Dowell tribute  gala    |01 Roundup of 2001

     ★     John Drummond    |97 Drummond on Diaghilev

     ★     Isadora Duncan    |09 Sublime or ridiculous?    |99 Isadora Duncan's London debut

     ★     Viviana Durante    |00 Farewell for now, Viviana (interview)

     ★     Dutch National Ballet    |12 Rudi Van Dantzig obituary    |98 Van Manen programme    |98 DNB chief Wayne Eagling (interview)

     ★     DV8 Physical Theatre    |12 Nigel Charnock obituary    |07 Tanya Liedtke obituary     |05 Just For Show    |03 Further adventures of an inspired outsider (Newson interview)    |99 How to make a bigger splash (Newson interview)    |95 Enter Achilles

     ★     Wayne Eagling    |98 The man who said too much (interview)

     ★     Earnings in arts    |11 How arts compares in earnings

     ★     Thomas Edur & Agnes Oaks   |01 Treading water beautifully (includes interview)

     ★     Boris Eifman    |12 Prepared to face the critics (interview)

     ★     Mats Ek    |99 Dark side of the fairy-tale (interview)

     ★     Edward Elgar    |15 Michael Kennedy’s search for Elgar secret   |11 Was Elgar’s enigma a lovechild named Pearl?

     ★     English National Ballet    |12 Rojo appointed ENB director    |02 Beyond tights and tutus (Matz Skoog interview)    |01 Treading water beautifully (includes interview Thomas Edur & Agnes Oaks)   |00 I'm fed up with playing safe (Deane interview)     |00 It's part of my job to entertain (Deane interview)     |95 Curiouser and curiouser     |92 What Pamela did to Peter (Schaufuss interview)

     ★     Eva Evdokimova    |09 Obituary

     ★     Peter Farmer    |10 Designs on The Nutcracker    |08 Bolshoi La Sylphide designs    |06 The kiss of life for a dying art?    

     ★     Suzanne Farrell    |06 Balanchine’s Don Quixote    |06 A passionate love-letter reopened (Farrell interview)    |01 The six o’clock views

     ★     Viktor Fedotov    |95 Kirov ballet conductor interview

     ★     Film and dance    |12 The making of Swan Lake 3D (Matthew Bourne & other interviews)    |11 Wim Wenders’ Pina 3D/ Mariinsky Giselle 3D    |10  Only When I Dance (feature and interviews)    |10 Frederick Wiseman’s portrait of Paris Opera Ballet, La Danse

     ★     Flamenco    |13 Israel Galvan & Farruquito, SWT    |10 Flamenco: the words and songs    |05 The stamp of rampant excess    |98 Lorca's poetry in motion    |97 Flamenco's false steps (Antonio Gades interview)    |96 A mover and a shaker (Joaquin Cortes interview)

     ★     Michael Flatley   |96 Lording it over the dance (interview)

     ★     Donatella Flick   |12 Arts patron Q&A

     ★     Margot Fonteyn   |00 Revival of Marguerite and Armand (Guillem interview)     |91 Nureyev remembers Margot: ‘She gave me backbone’  

     ★     William Forsythe    |05 Kirov perform Forsythe    |03 If I ever complain, slap me (interview)    |03 Kammer/Kammer    |02 Forsythe quits Frankfurt    |01 The body artist (interview)    |01 Artifact    |98 Higher, wider, deeper, faster    |97 William Forsythe over time (compendium)

     ★     Frederic Franklin    |13 Obituary

     ★     Celia Franca    |07 Obituary

     ★     Javier de Frutos    |11 No death threats, please (interview)    |09 In the Spirit of Diaghilev, SWT    |09 Tribute to Diaghilev (interview)    |08 Cattle Call (Phoenix)    |07 Top of the tree (De Frutos at Venice Biennale)    |02 Top five male nude bottoms    |01 I Hastened Through My Death Scene to Catch Your Last Act (Candoco)    |98 Grass

     ★     Antonio Gades    |04 Obituary    |03 Fuenteovejuna    |97 Flamenco's false steps (interview)

     ★     Nicholas Georgiadis    |96 Master ballet designer views a Diaghilev exhibition

     ★     Valery Gergiev    |08 A Tsar on the side of the masses (interview)    |06 London dances to Russia's tunes (interview)

     ★     Angela Gheorghiu    |96 Marriage made in opera heaven (interview)

     ★     Giselle    |04 Two Royal Ballet casts      |02 Royal Ballet guests

     ★     Evelyn Glennie    |98 The pioneering percussionist

     ★     Martha Graham    |10 After a dancemaker dies    |97 A choreographer with attitude (Agnes de Mille)    |96 The man who inherited a legend (Ron Protas interview)    |92 Martha biography  

     ★     Yuri Grigorovich    |08 Grigorovich returns, Ratmansky leaves    |08 Bessmertnova obituary    |95 Grigorovich leaves Bolshoi

     ★     Sylvie Guillem   |14 ‘You can’t please everybody‘ (interview)    |11 A passion for Japan (interview)    |11 6,000 Miles Away    |09 Ballerina in evolution (compendium)    |09 Eonnagata    |05 A Month in the Country    |04 Royal Ballet/Paris Opera Ballet gala    |03 Sylvie and the Boyz (Guillem, Ballet Boyz, Maliphant interviews)    |03 Broken Fall     |02 Sylvie's wake-up call (interview)    |01 The six o’clock views    |00 In Fonteyn's footsteps: reviving Marguerite and Armand (interview)    |96 Ballet designer Nicholas Georgiadis discusses costume    |95 The truth about Sylvie (interview)

     ★     Rennie Harris    |01 Rome & Jewels

     ★     Evelyn Hart    |97 Not just a difficult dame (interview)

     ★     John Hegley    |99 Poetry in motion (interview)

     ★     Rosella Hightower    |08 Obituary

     ★     Victor & Lilian Hochhauser    |10 theartsdesk Q&A: Impresarios Victor & Lilian Hochhauser, part 1 | part 2  |01 Heroes of our culture

     ★     David Howard    |13 Obituary

     ★     Justin Howse    |13 Obituary

     ★     Michael Hulls    |12 Elite lighting designer (interview)    |11 DESH    |10 Afterlight    |09 In the Spirit of Diaghilev, SWT    |09 Eonnagata    |09 Stop Quartet    |03 Broken Fall

     ★     Ice-skating    |06 Whatever happened to ice-skating?    |05 Sleeping Beauty on Ice    |95 T&D Farewell Tour   |95 John Curry biography

     ★     Mona Inglesby   |13 Radio 4 documentary: Black-Out Ballet (listen on iPlayer)    |12 The forgotten woman of British ballet        |12 Black-out Ballet documentary transcript    |07 Time to Get Authentic     |00 Keeper of old scores (interview)    |00 Aurora's new dawn: Kirov restores original Sleeping Beauty

     ★     Irish dance    |96 Lording it over the dance (Flatley interview)

     ★     Hugh Jackman    |98 Everything is going his way (Oklahoma! interview)

     ★     Judith Jamison    |02 ‘We’re about more than being black’ (interview)

     ★     Japan    |11 How manga comics became a dance (Cherkaoui & Sawhney interviews)    |11 TeZukA    |11 A passion for Japan (Guillem interview)    |11 6,000 Miles Away    |09 Eonnagata       

     ★     Zizi Jeanmaire    |98 Not Giselle but Carmen (interview)

     ★     Shobana Jeyasingh    |05 Flicker    |02 Hinterland    |96 The best of two worlds (interview)

     ★     Colin Jones    |11 Ballet photographer extraordinaire (interview & gallery)

     ★     Rosie Kay    |15 5 Soldiers

     ★     Simon Keenlyside    |03 The singer's dance of death: Trisha Brown’s Winterreise (interview)

     ★     Akram Khan   |10 DESH    |09 Solos/Gnosis    |05 zero degrees (with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)    |02 The creation of Kaash (Akram Khan, Anish Kapoor, Nitin Sawhney interviews)   |02 Kaash    |02 Hinterland    |01 Ancient and modern (Khan & Wayne McGregor interviewed)

     ★     Michael Kidd    |07 Obituary

     ★     Evgeny Kissin    |12 Kissin Barbican recital

     ★     Johan Kobborg     |08 Staging Bolshoi Sylphide (interview)    |08 ‘I’d jump at the chance to run the Royal Ballet‘ (interview)    |05 Swan Lake     |04 Mayerling    |03 Out of Denmark    |01 Giselle   |99 Prince of Denmark (interview)

     ★     Nora Kovach    |09 Obituary

     ★     Alfredo Kraus    |92 The Fourth Tenor (interview)

     ★     Tetsuya Kumakawa    |01 And then there were two (interview the Ballet Boyz)    |99 What's so special about K? (Kumakawa interview)

     ★     Ninel Kurgapkina    |11 Obituary

     ★     La Sylphide    |08 Johan Kobborg’s Bolshoi staging (long feature)

     ★     Pierre Lacotte    |12 Ballet archaeology: Lacotte Q&A    |04 Recreating The Pharaoh’s Daughter for Bolshoi (interview)  

     ★     La La La Human Steps     |11 La La La Human Steps, SWT    |96 Moving with the times

     ★     Sarah Lamb    |09 Royal Ballet cover girl (interview)

     ★     Maryon Lane    |08 Obituary

     ★     Elisabeth Leonskaja   |09 Wigmore Hall recital

     ★     Olga Lepeshinskaya    |08 Obituary

     ★     Tanja Liedtke    |07 Obituary

     ★     José Limón    |08 Master of uninhibited drama

     ★     Ulyana Lopatkina    |11 La Bayadère, Mariinsky ROH    |11  In the Night, Mariinsky ROH     |06 London dances to Russia's tunes (interview)    |05 The soul of Russia (interview)    |97 The Kirov's baby ballerina (interview)

     ★     Moura Lympany     |93 Moura comes back from the brink (interview)