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     ★     Antony McDonald    |09 How to design The Nutcracker (interview & visuals)

     ★     John Macfarlane    |10 Designs on Cinderella (interview)    |09 How to design The Nutcracker (interview & visuals)

     ★     Wayne McGregor    |12 Metamorphosis: Titian 2012    |01 Ancient and modern (McGregor & Akram Khan)    |01 Duo:Logue    |01 Digit01    |97 Millenarium

     ★     Amanda McKerrow   |98 Two tales of one city (interview)

     ★     Kenneth MacMillan   |12 Las Hermanas    |12 20th anniversary video survey of MacMillan’s ballets     |10 The Judas Tree    |10 Gang-rape in ballet: The Judas Tree    |09 Different Drummr: Biographer Jann Parry interview    |09 Psychoanalysing MacMillan’s ballets    |09 Georgina Parkinson obituary    |09 Sublime or ridiculous? Revising MacMillan’s Isadora    |08 Maryon Lane obituary    |06 The Designers (Royal Opera House)    |04 Anastasia revised    |04 Cope/Rojo Mayerling    |02 Kobborg/Cojocaru Mayerling    |98 Manon: Shock that turned to respect    |98 The man who said too much (Wayne Eagling interview)    |96 Keeping the dream alive (Lady MacMillan interview)    |96 MacMillan’s designer Nicholas Georgiadis interview

     ★     Lady Deborah MacMillan   |09 Sublime or ridiculous? Revising MacMillan’s Isadora    |04 Anastasia revised    |02 A bunch of amateurs’: Lady MacMillan accuses the Board (interview)   |02 Widow’s ultimatum: Ross Stretton quits RB    |96 Keeping the dream alive (interview)

     ★     Donald MacLeary   |98 Moving reunion between Seymour and MacLeary

★     Natalia Makarova    |09 Baryshnikov on his ballerinas    |03 Bringing Beauty back to life (interview)   |99 The thistledown queen (interview)

     ★     Russell Maliphant    |10 Afterlight    |09 In the Spirit of Diaghilev, SWT    |09 Tribute to Diaghilev (3 choreographers interview)    |09 Eonnagata    |03 Sylvie and the Boyz (Guillem, Ballet Boyz, Maliphant interviews)    |03 Broken Fall    |01 The Schubert of modern dance    |01 George Piper Dances    |98 Shift/Critical Mass

     ★     Hans Van Manen   |11 Dutch National Ballet, SWT    |04 Scottish Ballet    |98 Dutch National Ballet/Netherlands Dance Theatre Van Manen programmes

     ★     Manon   |05 Guillem RB     |01 Kirov ROH    |98 Shock that turned to respect  

     ★     The Mariinsky Ballet    |08 Keeper of the Kirov flame (Yuri Fateev interview)    |06 Shostakovich ballets at Mariinsky (Gergiev & Lopatkina interviews)    |06 Shostakovich ballets, ROH    |05 Kirov dances Forsythe, ROH    |01 Heroes of our culture (Hochhausers interview)   |01 Le Corsaire, ROH    |01 The Sleeping Beauty    |01 Balanchine bill ROH    |01 Manon    |00 Sleeping Beauty/ Romeo & Juliet    |00 Aurora's new dawn: reconstruction of 1890 Sleeping Beauty    |98 Darcey conquers Russia (Bussell at the Kirov)

     ★     Maguy Marin    |03 Cinderella

     ★     Alicia Markova    |04 Obituary    |00 The girl who defied gravity    |95 The nightingale dances again    |92 The child who cast a spell on Diaghilev

     ★     Peter Martins   |00 The battle for Balanchine (interview)

     ★     Ekaterina Maximova    |09 Obituary    |08 Side by Side (Vasiliev & Maximova interview)

     ★     Men in ballet    |12 Men in ballet (TV programme)    |05 Jock Soto: The superman of dance)    |03 Global guide to male ballet styles    |00 Wanted: men with sex appeal

     ★     Mikhail Messerer   |10 How to restore Swan Lake (Messerer interview)     |07 The Messerer Dynasty

     ★     Agnes de Mille    |98 Everything is going his way (Jackman/Oklahoma!)    |97 A choreographer with attitude (biography review)    |92 De Mille’s Martha Graham biography

     ★     Arthur Miller    |10 All My Sons

     ★     Mime    |11 Les Antliaclastes     |11 A guide to puppetry    |07 Philippe Genty/Buchinger’s Boot Marionettes    |04 Alwin Nikolais, Edinburgh Festival    |02 Clown jewels    |01 Absolute clowns (Derevo interview)

     ★     Igor Moiseyev    |07 Obituary

     ★     Patrick Moore    |12 RIP Sir Patrick Moore, Xylophonist    |98 Waltzes? I just love 'em (interview)

     ★     Norman Morrice   |08 Obituary

     ★     Mark Morris    |10 L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato    |07 Mozart Dances    |02 America’s last dance     |99 I want to teach the world to dance (interview)

     ★     Jonathan Moulds   |12 Arts patron interview

     ★     Irek Mukhamedov   |04 Mayerling    |01 Mukhamedov Gala SWT    |01 ‘I was kicked like a nothing‘ (interview)    |00 Dancing worlds apart    |99 Ballet’s dream team (Mukhamedov & Asylmuratova)    |98 Strength and subtlety    |95 ‘He is the best English man’    |95 Lesley's brilliant career (Lesley Collier interview)

     ★     Music and dance   |06 Mariinsky dances Shostakovich   |06 Stravinsky’s ballets    |05 Shostakovich’s Bolt staged at Bolshoi    |03 The singer's dance of death: Trisha Brown choreographs Winterreise    |02 Why are ballet conductors so bad? (Royal Opera House concertmaster Vasko Vassiliev interview)    |01 The Bird Sings With  its Fingers    |01 Mark Baldwin & Julian Anderson interview   |01 Bintley & John McCabe’s Arthur, BRB    |95 Viktor Fedotov interview, Kirov conductor

     ★     Musicals    |10 Shoes    |10 Richard Thomas interview on Shoes    |08 Javier de Frutos & Richard Thomas’s Cattle Call    |07 Michael Kidd obituary    |04 Singin’ in the Rain    |99 Turning point: Astaire & Rogers’ first film Flying Down to Rio    |99 Chita Rivera interview    |98 Hugh Jackman interview    |98 Susan Stroman interview    |97 Agnes de Mille biography reviewed

     ★     Ivan Nagy    |14 Obituary

     ★     Nadia Nerina    |08 Obituary

     ★     Netherlands Dance Theatre    |07 Glen Tetley obituary    |00 Dancing down the generations    |98 Van Manen programme

     ★     New York City Ballet    |05 Jock Soto: dance’s superman    |02 Stars of New York City Ballet, SWT    |02 America’s last dance    |01 NYCB, Edinburgh Festival    |01 Here are the six o’clock views    |00 The battle for Balanchine    |98 Two tales of one city (NYCB v ABT)

     ★     Basil Newby    |97 Blackpool: Mecca for contemporary dance?

     ★     Lloyd Newson    |05 Just For Show    |03 Further adventures of an inspired outsider (interview)    |99 How to make a bigger splash (interview)    |95 Enter Achilles

     ★     Vaslav Nijinsky   |09 Tribute to Diaghilev (3 choreographers interview)    |06 Stravinsky’s ballets   |03 Kirov Rite of Spring    |00 ‘Reconstruction’ of Rite of Spring

     ★     Alwin Nikolais    |04 Alwin Nikolai company, Edinburgh Festival

     ★     Rudolf Nureyev    |09 Evdokimova obituary    |08 Hightower obituary    |00 The French are simply the best   |00 Revival of Marguerite and Armand (Guillem interview)    |91 Nureyev remembers Margot: ‘She gave me backbone’ 91

     ★     The Nutcracker    |09 How to design The Nutcracker    |03 Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!    |01 Wright/BRB    |00 In the realm of the Nutcracker king (Wright interview)    |00 What’s left of the original Nutcracker    |96 Kingdom of Sweets in every flavour

     ★     Eugene O’Neill    |12 Desire Under the Elms    |11 Long Day’s Journey Into Night

     ★     Henri Oguike    |13 V4: Four Seasons    |09 Programme note on Oguike’s career    |07 Top of the tree (Oguike & De Frutos)     |05 School failure turned dance sensation (interview)    |05 Tippett, Bury St Edmunds    |05 Swindon

     ★     Ondine    |12 The Composer and the Water-Nymph: Henze’s ballet    |05 Ondine (Rojo, RB)

     ★     Natalia Osipova    |13 Osipova to join the Royal Ballet    |11 Romeo and Juliet (Schaufuss Ballet)    |11 Lovers, off and on (interview Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev)    |11 Pina 3D/Giselle 3D    |08 Dancing Kobborg’s Bolshoi Sylphide (interview)    |08 Ratmansky/Bolshoi The Flames of Paris

     ★     Ashley Page    |12 Ochoa/Meckler’s A Streetcar Named Desire    |10 Snubbed chief bites back    |10 Geometry + Grace

     ★     Paris Opera Ballet    |10 Frederick Wiseman’s film La Danse    |08 Hightower obituary    |07 Vyroubova obituary    |04 Royal Ballet/Paris Opera Ballet entente gala   |00 The French are simply the best (Brigitte Lefèvre interview)

     ★     Georgina Parkinson    |09 Obituary

     ★     Robert Parker     |11 Parker to head school    |01 La Fille mal gardée     |01 Dance names to watch  

     ★     Murray Perahia    |12 Perahia Barbican recital    |11 Perahia Barbican recital

     ★     Roland Petit    |11 Obituary    |07 Vyroubova obituary    |98 Not Giselle but Carmen (Jeanmaire interview)

     ★     Phoenix Dance Theatre    |08 José Limón revival    |08 Javier de Frutos & Richard Thomas’s Cattle Call    |07 Top of the tree (Phoenix at Venice Biennale)    |05 Sadler’s Wells    |95 The right moves at the right time

     ★     Photography in dance    |11 Ballet photographer extraordinaire (Colin Jones interview & gallery)    |03 Viewfinder: Johan Persson

     ★     Maya Plisetskaya    |15 Obituary     |14 Pillow-talk with the KGB (Plisetskaya/Shchedrin interview)    |10 ‘The composer’s life is a marathon’ (Rodion Shchedrin interview)    |07 The Messerer Dynasty    |01 Autobiography review

     ★     Angelin Preljocaj    |02 Helikopter/ Rite of Spring    |00 Modern lovers in a bleak world (interview Romeo and Juliet)

     ★     André Prokovsky    |09 Obituary

     ★     Ron Protas    |96 The man who inherited a legend (interview)