Ian Macmillan

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    Squadron Associations connected with my years as a RAF Navigator; choral singing; and ballet and dance after meeting the lady, now my wife, who had been a dancer with the Royal Ballet's Touring Company, and who still teaches and examines in the discipline. (Edited to say that in mid-2014 she resigned from examining after some 40+ years.)

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  1. I know I do Links etc often enough, but I seem to have missed something. No Royal Albert Hall season for ENB this year?
  2. Links – Friday 23 June, 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Reviews, Becket, Mass: - Gala Performance: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat - Miami City Ballet, Allegro Brillante, Barber Violin Concerto, Polyphonia: Tresca Weinstein, Albany Times Union Janine Parker, Boston Globe Review – Ballet du Capitole, Le Corsaire (Belarbi), Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times Reviews – American Ballet Theatre, Eugene Onegin (Cranko), New York: Gay Morris, Danceviewtimes Sondra Forsyth, BWW News – The Royal Ballet has landed in Brisbane: Staff, BWW - Feature - Francesca Hayward: Fiona Purdon, Brisbane News Preview – Momix/Moses Pendleton, Opus Cactus, New York: Jack Anderson, NY Times Review – Richard Alston Dance Company, Glint, Tangent, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture, London: Anna Winter, Exeunt Review – Junction 25, Deadline, Glasgow: Mary Brennan, Herald Review – Festival TransAmériques, Montreal: Mark Mann, Dance Current Feature – Meryl Tankard’s ‘Wild Swans’: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing Diaries: - New York, This Week: Siobhan Burke, NY Times - Coming up around Portland: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch
  3. Links – Thursday 22 June, 2017 Review – L.A. Dance Project, Two Programs, New York: Elizabeth Zimmer, Village Voice Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Arcadia, Le Baiser de la fée, Pineapple Poll, Birmingham: Daljinder Johal, Reviews Hub Reviews – Richard Alston Dance Company, Glint, Tangent, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture, London: Graham Watts, DanceTabs Gerald Dowler, Classical Source Preview – SFDanceworks, Shadows, Chaconne + others, San Francisco: Aimée Ts’Ao, Mercury News Review – Scottish Dance Theatre, TuTuMucky, Dreamers, London: Sara Veale, DanceTabs Review – Sally Silvers & Dancers, The Big Now, If You Try, Tenderizer, New York: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat Video Preview – Elixir Festival at Sadler’s Wells: Staff, Evening Standard Preview – Helen Pickett/Sisters Grimm, Voices of the Amazon, London: Staff, Londondance Preview – Signal Theatre, Bearing, Toronto: Carly Magna, The Star Diaries – New York & Jacob’s Pillow: Martha Sherman, dancelog.nyc Joshua Barone, NY Times Speaking in Dance – ABT Soloist Cassandra Trenary: Staff, NY Times
  4. Links – Wednesday 21 June, 2017 Review – National Ballet of Canada, Streetcar Named Desire (Neumeier), Toronto: Denise Sum, Danceviewtimes Review – Hungarian National Ballet, Streetcar Named Desire (Venekei), Budapest: Katja Vaghi, Bachtrack Interview – Benjamin Millepied and his hopes for LA Dance Project: Mia Leimkuhler, Vulture Reviews – Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company, The Art of Isadora, New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times Tom Phillips, Danceviewtimes Reviews – River to River Festival, New York: - Work by Beth Gill, Jodi Melnick, Netta Yerushalmy, Wally Cardona & Jennifer Lacey Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times Brian Seibert, NY Times Interview – Diana Vishneva on life after ABT: Gia Kourlas, NY Times Review – Images Ballet Company, Distant Beauties, Concerto for Joyce & Dennis, Handsfree, Scenes of Death and Disaster, London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs Diaries: - This Summer, Across the UK: Judith Mackrell, Guardian - SF Danceworks Season, San Francisco: Leba Hertz, SF Chronicle Photo Exhibition – “Divertissements: From Anna Pavlova to Svetlana Zakharova”: New York: Staff, RBTH News - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Digital Archive Now Open: Joshua Barone, NY Times Preview – Signal Theatre, Bearing, Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail And for something completely different: Preview – Willi Dorner’s Dancing Human Furniture: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian
  5. John: As a straight paste from the doc, there was about a 30 second delay before this appeared. Links – Tuesday 20 June, 2017 Review – New York City Ballet, American Rhapsody, Four Temperaments, Times Are Racing, Washington DC: Oksana Khadarina, NY Times Review – National Ballet of Canada, Swan Lake (Kudelka), Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Winter in Lisbon, Mass, Ella, Revelations, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Reviews – Richard Alston Dance Company, Glint, Tangent, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture, London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times Zoë Anderson, Independent Judith Mackrell, Guardian Rachel Elderkin, The Stage Philippa Newis, Bachtrack
  6. John: This is what's been happening! Links – Tuesday 20 June, 2017 Review – New York City Ballet, American Rhapsody, Four Temperaments, Times Are Racing, Washington DC: Oksana Khadarina, NY Times Review – National Ballet of Canada, Swan Lake (Kudelka), Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Winter in Lisbon, Mass, Ella, Revelations, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Reviews – Richard Alston Dance Company, Glint, Tangent, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture, London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times Zoë Anderson, Independent Judith Mackrell, Guardian Rachel Elderkin, The Stage Philippa Newis, Bachtrack Review – Australian Ballet, Sleeping Beauty (McAllister), Melbourne: Melinda Oliver, Daily Review Review – The Summer Season in New York: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer Feature – The Most Influential People in (US) Dance Today: Staff, Dance Magazine News – More on Jacob’s Pillow becoming a year-round venue: Indiana Nash, Daily Gazette Review – Scottish Dance Theatre, TuTuMucky, Dreamers, London: Neil Norman, The Stage Review – Compañia Nacional de Danza, Carman (Inger), Madrid: Christina de Lucas, Bachtrack News – RB’s Nathalie Harrison to join Voices of the Amazon season: Staff, BWW UK News – Fall for Dance North, Toronto: Debra Yeo, The Star Q&A – Shobana Jeyasingh: Staff, Londondance Diary – London This Week: Staff, Londondance Report – National Ballet of Canada, 65th Anniversary Fundraiser: Nolan Bryant, Globe and MailLinks – Tuesday 20 June, 2017 Review – New York City Ballet, American Rhapsody, Four Temperaments, Times Are Racing, Washington DC: Oksana Khadarina, NY Times Review – National Ballet of Canada, Swan Lake (Kudelka), Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Winter in Lisbon, Mass, Ella, Revelations, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Reviews – Richard Alston Dance Company, Glint, Tangent, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture, London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times Zoë Anderson, Independent Judith Mackrell, Guardian Rachel Elderkin, The Stage Philippa Newis, Bachtrack Review – Australian Ballet, Sleeping Beauty (McAllister), Melbourne: Melinda Oliver, Daily Review Review – The Summer Season in New York: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer Feature – The Most Influential People in (US) Dance Today: Staff, Dance Magazine News – More on Jacob’s Pillow becoming a year-round venue: Indiana Nash, Daily Gazette Review – Scottish Dance Theatre, TuTuMucky, Dreamers, London: Neil Norman, The Stage Review – Compañia Nacional de Danza, Carman (Inger), Madrid: Christina de Lucas, Bachtrack News – RB’s Nathalie Harrison to join Voices of the Amazon season: Staff, BWW UK News – Fall for Dance North, Toronto: Debra Yeo, The Star Q&A – Shobana Jeyasingh: Staff, Londondance Diary – London This Week: Staff, Londondance Report – National Ballet of Canada, 65th Anniversary Fundraiser: Nolan Bryant, Globe and MailLinks – Tuesday 20 June, 2017 Review – New York City Ballet, American Rhapsody, Four Temperaments, Times Are Racing, Washington DC: Oksana Khadarina, NY Times Review – National Ballet of Canada, Swan Lake (Kudelka), Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Winter in Lisbon, Mass, Ella, Revelations, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Reviews – Richard Alston Dance Company, Glint, Tangent, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture, London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times Zoë Anderson, Independent Judith Mackrell, Guardian Rachel Elderkin, The Stage Philippa Newis, Bachtrack Review – Australian Ballet, Sleeping Beauty (McAllister), Melbourne: Melinda Oliver, Daily Review Review – The Summer Season in New York: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer Feature – The Most Influential People in (US) Dance Today: Staff, Dance Magazine News – More on Jacob’s Pillow becoming a year-round venue: Indiana Nash, Daily Gazette Review – Scottish Dance Theatre, TuTuMucky, Dreamers, London: Neil Norman, The Stage Review – Compañia Nacional de Danza, Carman (Inger), Madrid: Christina de Lucas, Bachtrack News – RB’s Nathalie Harrison to join Voices of the Amazon season: Staff, BWW UK News – Fall for Dance North, Toronto: Debra Yeo, The Star Q&A – Shobana Jeyasingh: Staff, Londondance Diary – London This Week: Staff, Londondance Report – National Ballet of Canada, 65th Anniversary Fundraiser: Nolan Bryant, Globe and MailLinks – Tuesday 20 June, 2017 Review – New York City Ballet, American Rhapsody, Four Temperaments, Times Are Racing, Washington DC: Oksana Khadarina, NY Times Review – National Ballet of Canada, Swan Lake (Kudelka), Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Winter in Lisbon, Mass, Ella, Revelations, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Reviews – Richard Alston Dance Company, Glint, Tangent, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture, London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times Zoë Anderson, Independent Judith Mackrell, Guardian Rachel Elderkin, The Stage Philippa Newis, Bachtrack Review – Australian Ballet, Sleeping Beauty (McAllister), Melbourne: Melinda Oliver, Daily Review Review – The Summer Season in New York: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer Feature – The Most Influential People in (US) Dance Today: Staff, Dance Magazine News – More on Jacob’s Pillow becoming a year-round venue: Indiana Nash, Daily Gazette Review – Scottish Dance Theatre, TuTuMucky, Dreamers, London: Neil Norman, The Stage Review – Compañia Nacional de Danza, Carman (Inger), Madrid: Christina de Lucas, Bachtrack News – RB’s Nathalie Harrison to join Voices of the Amazon season: Staff, BWW UK News – Fall for Dance North, Toronto: Debra Yeo, The Star Q&A – Shobana Jeyasingh: Staff, Londondance Diary – London This Week: Staff, Londondance Report – National Ballet of Canada, 65th Anniversary Fundraiser: Nolan Bryant, Globe and MailLinks – Tuesday 20 June, 2017 Review – New York City Ballet, American Rhapsody, Four Temperaments, Times Are Racing, Washington DC: Oksana Khadarina, NY Times Review – National Ballet of Canada, Swan Lake (Kudelka), Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Winter in Lisbon, Mass, Ella, Revelations, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Reviews – Richard Alston Dance Company, Glint, Tangent, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture, London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times Zoë Anderson, Independent Judith Mackrell, Guardian Rachel Elderkin, The Stage Philippa Newis, Bachtrack Review – Australian Ballet, Sleeping Beauty (McAllister), Melbourne: Melinda Oliver, Daily Review Review – The Summer Season in New York: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer Feature – The Most Influential People in (US) Dance Today: Staff, Dance Magazine News – More on Jacob’s Pillow becoming a year-round venue: Indiana Nash, Daily Gazette Review – Scottish Dance Theatre, TuTuMucky, Dreamers, London: Neil Norman, The Stage Review – Compañia Nacional de Danza, Carman (Inger), Madrid: Christina de Lucas, Bachtrack News – RB’s Nathalie Harrison to join Voices of the Amazon season: Staff, BWW UK News – Fall for Dance North, Toronto: Debra Yeo, The Star Q&A – Shobana Jeyasingh: Staff, Londondance Diary – London This Week: Staff, Londondance Report – National Ballet of Canada, 65th Anniversary Fundraiser: Nolan Bryant, Globe and Mail
  7. Links – Tuesday 20 June, 2017 Review – New York City Ballet, American Rhapsody, Four Temperaments, Times Are Racing, Washington DC: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs Review – National Ballet of Canada, Swan Lake (Kudelka), Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Winter in Lisbon, Mass, Ella, Revelations, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Reviews – Richard Alston Dance Company, Glint, Tangent, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture, London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times Zoë Anderson, Independent Judith Mackrell, Guardian Rachel Elderkin, The Stage Philippa Newis, Bachtrack Review – Australian Ballet, Sleeping Beauty (McAllister), Melbourne: Melinda Oliver, Daily Review Review – The Summer Season in New York: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer Feature – The Most Influential People in (US) Dance Today: Staff, Dance Magazine News – More on Jacob’s Pillow becoming a year-round venue: Indiana Nash, Daily Gazette Review – Scottish Dance Theatre, TuTuMucky, Dreamers, London: Neil Norman, The Stage Review – Compañia Nacional de Danza, Carman (Inger), Madrid: Christina de Lucas, Bachtrack News – RB’s Nathalie Harrison to join Voices of the Amazon season: Staff, BWW UK News – Fall for Dance North, Toronto: Debra Yeo, The Star Q&A – Shobana Jeyasingh: Staff, Londondance Diary – London This Week: Staff, Londondance Report – National Ballet of Canada, 65th Anniversary Fundraiser: Nolan Bryant, Globe and Mail
  8. This is a single line of text, all in one font. OK - so it has pasted here as in the original, after two multiple pastes. Links – Monday 19 June, 2017 Previews – This year’s Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival: Joshua Barone, NY Times Indiana Nash, Daily Gazette And this formatted stuff has arrived OK - after another multiple. This is a single line of text, all in one font. The 'Paste from Word' button seems very sensitive!
  9. Links – Monday 19 June, 2017 Previews – This year’s Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival: Joshua Barone, NY Times Indiana Nash, Daily Gazette Review – Royal Ballet, Ashton Triple Bill – Closing Night, London: Rachel Elderkin, Fjord Review Review – Richard Alston Dance Company, Glint, Tangent, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture, London: Donald Hutera, The Times Review – Scottish Dance Theatre, TuTuMucky, Dreamers, London: Judith Mackrell, Guardian Review – Eifman Ballet, Red Giselle, Costa Mesa: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times Review – Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Rosas, Rain, London: Sara Veale, Fjord Review Review – Australian Ballet, Sleeping Beauty (McAllister), Melbourne: Stephanie Glickman, Herald Sun Feature – San Francisco: Dance innovation in the Summer of Love: Leah Garchik, SF Chronicle Review – Freshman’s Dance Crew, Nu’u, Auckland: Raewyn Whyte, NZ Herald Diary – This Week Around LA: Matt Cooper, LA Times
  10. This incident, if verified, may take some beating: http://nypost.com/2017/06/18/woman-watching-ballet-gets-karate-chopped-from-behind-suit/
  11. Links – Sunday 18 June, 2017 Review – Scottish Ballet, MC14/22 (Ceci est mon corps), Emergence, London: David Dougill, Sunday Times Review – Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Rosas, Rain, London: Luke Jennings, Observer Feature – Thoughts on Graeme Murphy’s Australian Nutcracker: Michelle Potter, .... on dancing Reviews – Richard Alston Dance Company, Glint, Tangent, Chacony, Gypsy Mixture, London: Vera Liber, BTG Ann Bawtree, Reviews Hub Gallery – Dave Morgan, DanceTabs Review – Vaibhavi & Shruti Merchant, Taj Express, London: Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express Review – American Contemporary Ballet, Tchaikovsky in Ballet, LA: Lewis Segal, LA Times - Interview – Director, Lincoln Jones: Leilah Bernstein, LA Magazine - Interview – Notator, Doug Fullington: Christina Campodonico, This Stage LA Review – Luke Pell & Dancers, In the Ink Dark, Edinburgh: Mary Brennan, Sunday Herald Review – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, milonga, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, Scotsman Review – Ensemble Espanol, Raices, Chicago: Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune Preview – Choreolab, Nancy Osbaldeston & Others: Tom Peeters, Flanders Today News – Iran bans Zumba classes: Thomas Erdbrink, NY Times
  12. There was a photo in The Times earlier in the week of HM The Queen with the current Companions of Honour (CH) and, whilst there were representatives of the Stage and Music, it struck me that there was nobody from Dance. So it's good to see that Dame Beryl will be there next year - together with a highly eclectic selection of others also appointed today!
  13. Links – Saturday 17 June, 2017 Feature – Slow Dancing/Trio A: My 7-Second Phrase (Cameras Rolling): Siobhan Burke, NY Times Review – New York City Ballet, Square Dance, Tarantella, Odessa, Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes, DC: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs Review – National Ballet of Canada, Swan Lake (Kudelka), Toronto: Catherine Kustanczy, The Star Review – Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Rosas, Rain, London: Vera Liber, BTG Review – Scottish Ballet, MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon corps), Emergence, London: Sara Veale, Fjord Review Review – Hofesh Shechter Company, Grand Finale, Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Three By Ekman, Dunedin: Hannah Molloy, Theatreview Review – Sally Silvers, The Big Now, If You Try, Tenderizer, New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times Review – Aterballeto, Words and Spaces, Phoenix, Narcissus, Milan: Martina Angioloni, Bachtrack Feature – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Lisa Jo Sagolla, Playbill Interview – Isabella Walsh, Her Apprentice Year with San Francisco Ballet: Penelope Ford, Fjord Review Review – Spectrum Dance Theater, (Im)PULSE, Seattle: Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times Diary – UK, Next Week: Judith Mackrell, Guardian Feature – Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Choreography XX Competition: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch Birthday Honours List, Dance awards: Here
  14. In an interview with Richard Morrison for today's Times 2 supplement, Royal Opera Director Tony Pappano raises the possibility (probability?) of his leaving the ROH when his present contract expires in 2020: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/antonio-pappano-i-will-have-conducted-enough-operas-at-the-garden-by-2020-30xfjpzrn?shareToken=ed82608100eae55dc4c7f2f1dabd4859
  15. This thread in News might be a good place to find out: http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/14987-press-release-royal-ballet-announces-casting-for-the-australia-tour-of-the-winter’s-tale-and-woolf-works/