Yes, you’re right – the glorious photo on the cover of our December 19-January 20 issue of Dance Australia is of the beautiful international ballerina Misty Copeland, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre! She is just one of numerous international dancers featured in a new, glossy, coffee table book, The Style of Movement, in which dancers are captured dressed to the nines in glamorous outfits by top fashion designers. The authors/photographers are Ken Browar and Deborah Ory, the pair behind the NYC Dance Project. Enjoy our photo feature.
Speaking of glamorous outfits, another feature is about costume designer Janet Hines, who has created myriad such things over her career. Her account takes us behind the scenes of such events as Olympic ceremonies and Disney studios.
Behind the glamour, of course, is the practice, and we’ve got that covered too. “Ice or heat?” advises on the best recovery method after a hard slog in the studio or on stage and "Music licensing simplified” explains copyright obligations. We also have some wise words about perfectionism.
Amelia Drummond has completed her time as the recipient of our inaugural Emerging Female Classical Choreographer initiative with the premiere of her work, Einsamkeit, by the Australian Ballet in Melbourne. She shares her diary account of the whole incredible learning experience in this issue.
Plus we have our annual Teachers’ Spotlight, Matthew Lawrence’s always whimsical column, lots of interviews with newly professional dancers and more! Plenty to keep you busy reading over the Christmas holidays.