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  1. Links – Tuesday 19 September, 2017 Royal Ballet & Guests, Opening the New, Hull: Reviews: Debra Craine, Times Zoe Anderson, Independent Rachel Elderkin, Stage Featurette - BBC Review - Australian Ballet, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Melbourne: Myke Bartlett, Weekly Review Feature - Mathias Dingman, Birmingham Royal Ballet: Giverny Masso, Stage Feature - Sergei Polunin: Diane Solway, W Magazine Review - Dutch National Ballet, Season Opening Gala, Amsterdam: Naomi Cockshutt, British Theatre Guide Review - Hong Kong Ballet, Choreographers' Showcase, Hong Kong: Natasha Rogai, SCMP Reviews - Requardt & Rosenberg, Deadclub, London: Judith Mackrell, Guardian Louise Levene, FT Rhiannon Brace, London Dance News - Royal New Zealand Ballet 2018 season revealed: Staff, Scoop News - Twyla Tharp's company to open the Joyce Theatre's Fall season, New York: Staff, Broadway World Preview Feature - Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Tel Aviv: Ori J Lenkinski, Jerusalem Post Review - LEIMAY Ensemble, Frantic Beauty, New York: Carrie Lee O'Dell, Reviews Hub Feature - Dalisa Pigram, choreographer: Michelle Potter, Sydney Morning Herald Feature - Nada Mashaal, the hijabi ballerina dancing to her own tune: May Rostom, My Salaam Feature - Claire O'Connor of babyballet: Henryk Zientek, Huddersfield Examiner Exhibition Reviews - Degas from the Burrell, London: Jonathan Jones, Guardian James Pickford, FT
  2. Company Auditions 2018/19

    Done! Two minds, one thought!
  3. Company Auditions 2018/19

    Well that "time of year" seems to be starting a bit earlier this year! This thread is for people to post details about companies that are advertising auditions. Northern Ballet has just posted details of the closed audition to be held in Leeds on 28 January 2018: https://northernballet.com/vacancies/northern-ballet-company-auditions
  4. JOSS ARNOTT DANCE BRINGS A WORLD PREMIERE TO IPSWICH’S DANCEEAST THIS OCTOBER Joss Arnott Dance’s new programme for 2017 will take its audiences on a gripping journey through powerful and heart-pounding choreography that has established the company as one of the most exciting voices in British contemporary dance. The company will perform at DanceEast’s Jerwood DanceHouse on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October, joined by DanceEast’s Centre for Advanced Training students for a unique curtain-raiser ahead of the Saturday show. Created in collaboration with the some of the industry’s foremost, award-winning dancers, composers and designers, Arnott’s new Triple Bill consists of two brand new dance works – A Movement in 3 and RUSH – alongside the company’s internationally award-winning solo V which will feature live music for the first time. A Movement in 3 is set to an original score for piano and strings by composer Quinta. Exploring light and shadow, this collision of melody and dance creates a mysterious and dreamlike atmosphere enhanced by Yaron Abulafia’s lighting design. V reveals the contrasting qualities of an extraordinary dancer, ranging from hypermobile movement to sensual and graceful subtle moves. This work reveals the interplay between dance and live music, against a solo viola composed by James Keane and ever-changing asymmetric lighting by Fabiana Piccioli. RUSH perfectly captures the modern and athletic sense of power within the alpha female cast, through adrenaline-fuelled and gripping choreography. Joss Arnott said: “I am excited about presenting two brand new works, ‘A Movement in 3’ - a trio production that resonates agility and serenity enhanced by an exquisite and mesmerising lighting design. ‘RUSH’ is completely different in nature. Infectiously energetic, this full company work will be ferocious, loud and creates a sense of empowerment through a rock and roll atmosphere. The solo work ‘V’ was created in 2014 and it was always an ambition of mine to tour this work with live music so it will be very special. I aim to excite audiences regardless of their dance ‘knowledge’ or experience, and give them a multi-sensory experience.” The programme will be a visually stunning and musically-led evening of dance that explodes with power and technical brilliance. This is dance of the highest technical quality, designed to captivate its audience from beginning to end with cutting-edge collaborations and bold and exciting choreography. Arnott’s work is contemporary in nature, drawing on modern influences in dance, design and music, but the performance will also include influences from classical ballet, and many of the dancers are trained in both classical and contemporary styles, making it hugely accessible. It is a technical masterclass in performance. Suitable for age 11+ years. 
ENDS About DanceEast DanceEast is one of the UK’s leading dance organisations. It is based at the Jerwood DanceHouse in Ipswich, the home of dance in the East of England. DanceEast’s programme embraces the artistic, educational, social and recreational roles that dance plays in the local and national arts ecology. It places artists at the heart of the organisation, presenting high-quality high-profile dance work in the Jerwood DanceHouse and offering artists support, development and stimulation via programmes such as the Associate Artist Scheme, Rural Retreats, Professional Development workshops, advanced level classes and the Choreographic Development Fund. DanceEast has been running a range of innovative community projects for over thirty years, working closely with partners on local, national and international projects. DanceEast is a registered charity, funded by Arts Council England, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, and donations from individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations. Thanks to Catalyst: Evolve funding, all donations DanceEast receives before 31 August 2019 will be matched by Arts Council England £1 for £1, doubling their value. There has never been a better time to donate, and contribute to the future of great dance at the Jerwood DanceHouse.
  5. It is the world premiere of Northern Ballet's Little Mermaid in Southampton on Thursday. If any members are going to see this production please put your thoughts here. The Company have released a short film of Abigail Prudames talking about creating the title role:
  6. Cinderella (Matthew Bourne)

    I saw the very first run of Matthew Bourne's Cinderella. As usual the production values are terrific. There is a guardian angel rather than a fairy godmother. As it is set in the blitz there are a lot of loud bangs, including one that cannot be predicted before the start of act 2. For that reason (and only that reason) I won't be going to see it again.
  7. Links – Monday 18 September, 2017 Review – Mikhailovsky Ballet, Cinderella, St Petersburg: Jeffrey Taylor, Express Reviews – Hofesh Shechter, Grand Finale, London: Luke Jennings, Observer David Dougill, Times Feature/Reviews - Royal Ballet & Guests, Opening the New, Hull: Mark Brown, Telegraph Mark Brown, Guardian Review – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Café Muller, Rites of Spring, New York: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal Feature – Akram Khan, Life on a plate: John Hind, Observer Feature – Marco Goecke, choreographer: Jennifer Greenberg, TimeOut Israel Diary – The week ahead in Los Angeles: Matt Cooper, LA Times News – Jessica Lang Dance announces 2017/18 season: Staff, Broadway World Review – Tulsa Ballet, Creations in Studio K, Tulsa: James D Watts Jr, Tulsa World Review – New Zealand School of Dance, Once, Wellington: Chris Jannides, NZ Theatreview Review – Carolina Ballet, The Ugly Duckling and other works, Raleigh: Dawn Reno Langley, Triangle Review – The Clams, Crimson Tide, Melbourne: Hannah Francis, Sydney Morning Herald Feature – Emma Murray, choreographer: Staff, NZ Herald
  8. Well it looks as though the National Press had issues getting tickets! From tomorrow's links a feature and a review in different papers by the same person? Feature/Reviews - Royal Ballet & Guests, Opening the New, Hull: Mark Brown, Telegraph Mark Brown, Guardian
  9. Links - Sunday 17 September, 2017 Review – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Café Muller, Rites of Spring, New York: Martha Sherman, Danceview Times Photo Feature – Opening the New Gala, Hull: Alexandra Wood, Yorkshire Post Video Feature – Skelton Hooper School Hull: BBC Feature – Hull's reactions to the live streaming of the Gala, Hull: James Campbell, Hull Daily Mail News – Birmingham Royal Ballet to hold first relaxed performance: Roda Musa, Stage Review – Ballet Hispanico, Linea Recta, Con Brazos Abiertos, 3, Caforce, Dieciseis, Dallas: Magaret Putnam, Theater Jones Review – Ballet BC, mixed programme, Laguna Beach: Paul Hodgins, OC Register Review – Bella Mason, OneSELF, Melbourne: Cameron Woodward, Canberra Times Review – Takahiro Yamamoto, Direct Path to Detour, Single Focus, Portland: Nim Wunnan, Oregon Arts Watch Feature – Michael Caldwell, choreographer: Brad Wheeler, Toronto Globe and Mail Photo Feature – Dancers on the Streets of Buenos Aires: Omar Robles, Sara Barnes, My Modern Met
  10. https://www.facebook.com/northernballet/
  11. Ballet Retreat London

    There are comments about the Ballet Retreat held recently in Leeds here:
  12. Word

    Links - Sunday 17 September, 2017 Photo Feature – Opening the New Gala, Hull: Alexandra Wood, Yorkshire Post Photo Feature – Dancers on the Streets of Buenos Aires: Omar Robles, Sara Barnes, My Modern Met
  13. Genee 2017

    Hello ravasmum and welcome out of the lurking shadows.
  14. Dance links w/b Sunday September 10, 2017

    Links - Saturday 16 September, 2017 Preview - New York City Ballet, Swan Lake, New York: Leigh Witchel, Dancelog.nyc Review - Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Cafe Muller, Rites of Spring, New York: Brian Seibert, NY Times Preview - Houston Ballet, Mayerling, Houston: Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle Review - Dutch National Ballet, Season Opening Gala, Amsterdam: Lambrecht Wessels, Bachtrack Reviews - West Australian Ballet, The Great Gatsby, Perth: Rosalind Appleby, Limelight Sarah Green, Australian Stage Review - New Zealand Dance Company, The Absurdity of Humanity, Christchurch: Andrew Shepherd, NZ Theatreview Review - Cincinnati Ballet, Nanneri, Black Coffee, and more, Cincinnati: David Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer Diary - UK’s best dance this week (scroll down), Hull, Inverness, Dover: Judith Mackrell, Guardian Featurette - Xander Parish would like to bring Russian Ballet to Hull: Staff, Yorkshire Post
  15. Apart from the week at SW and, next year, the week at the Coli - NOTHING!