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In this issue of Dance Gazette we meet some of the other new artistic leaders who are responding to the demands of the 21st century, and enjoy a revealing exit interview with Luke Rittner, the RAD’s retiring Chief Executive. As West Side Story marches towards the Oscars, we also explore dance on film, with voices from India and South Korea, from the Netherlands and the USA. Grab yourself some popcorn and tuck in. Dance Gazette Editor, David Jays
David Jays writes for the Guardian and Sunday Times, and is editor of Dance Gazette, the Royal Academy of Dance magazine. @mrdavidjays.
Leading the way
Carlos Acosta’s life would have been very different without ballet. So he is committed to sharing the artform and its opportunities – as artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet and through a new partnership with the RAD. David Jays reports.
Demands on dance companies are changing rapidly – and they require new kinds of leaders. Three newly-appointed directors of prominent companies tell Deirdre Kelly about what it takes to make a difference.
Luke Rittner: exit interview
Dance Gazette invites RAD National Directors to put questions to Luke Rittner as he prepares to stand down as Chief Executive. What are his proudest achievements and fondest memories?
Say it with silence
A colourful new film based on the classic ballet Coppélia puts live action alongside animation. The cast of star dancers had to discover how to communicate on camera.
Singing and dancing in the rain
Rain-drenched song and dance is a staple of Indian films: romantic and dangerous. Sally Howard and Geetanjali Krishna chart the past and future of this key Bollywood motif.
When dance meets film, magic can happen. Isaac Ouro-Gnao speaks to the makers of three striking new movies: documentary, fashion film and major Hollywood musical.