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Links – Sunday February 11, 2018


Review - The Royal Ballet, Giselle (Hayward, Campbell), London: Mark Monahan, The Telegraph


Feature - Prix de Lausanne 2018: Naomi Cockshutt, British Theatre Guide


Review - Phoenix Dance Theatre, Windrush: Movement of the People, Leeds: Luke Jennings, The Guardian


Review - Sadler’s Wells Sampled, London: David Dougill, The Sunday Times


Interview - Erdem Moralıoğlu, designing costumes for Christopher Wheeldon’s new ballet for the RB: Tamsin Blanchard, The Guardian


Interviews - The Royal Ballet’s Reece Clarke & Matthew Ball, about dancing Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Review - Tulsa Ballet, Strictly Gershwin, Tulsa: James D. Watts, Tulsa World


Review - Festival Ballet Providence, The Soldier’s Tale, Rubies, The American: Barb Burke, Broadway World


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Links – Monday 12 February, 2018


Review – Royal Ballet, Giselle (Hayward/Cambell), London: Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Review – New York City Ballet, The Red Violin, Dance Odyssey, Russian Seasons, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Viktor, London: Donald Hutera, The Times


Review – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, Pluto: London: Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

- Gallery - Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Reviews – Phoenix Dance Theatre, Windrush - Movement of the People, Leeds:

Richard Horsman, Culture Vultures

Dawn Smallwood, Reviews Hub


Review – New York Theatre Ballet, Beethoven/1999, Optimists, Dark Elegies, Double Andante, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Reviews – Dana Reitz & Others, Latitude, New York:

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal/DanceBeat


Review – Doug Varone & Dancers, Nocturnes, Boats Leaving, folded/shelter, Lux, Chicago: Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune


Review – Curious Seed/Constance Devernay, Teenage Trilogy, Glasgow: Mary Brennan, Herald


Review – West Australian Ballet, Milky Way: Ballet at The Quarry, Perth: Sarah Green, Australian Stage

- Feature – William Yeoman, West Australian


Feature – Black Choreographers Festival, Here and Now 2018, Bay Area: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice


Review – Sadler’s Wells Sampled, London: Sara Veale, Fjord Review


Review – 201 Dance Company, SKIN, Sale: Peter Jacobs, Reviews Hub


Diary – This Week, Around L.A.: Matt Cooper, LA Times


Review – Grand Rapids Ballet, The Return of Balance, Vapor, They/Them, Grand Rapids: Marin Heinritz, Revue


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Links – Tuesday 13 February, 2018


Feature – New York City Ballet adjusts to life without Peter Martins: Michael Cooper, NY Times


Feature – Paris Opera at 350 Years: Shellie Karabell, Forbes


News – ENB taking Akram Khan’s Giselle to Chicago next year:

Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune


News – Joffrey Ballet announces 2018-19 Season:

Morgan Greene, Chicago Tribune

Miriam Di Nunzio, Chicago Sun-Times


Reviews – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Viktor, London:

Zoë Anderson, Independent

Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance


Reviews – ODC/Dance, Path of Miracles, San Francisco:

Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle

Heather Desaulniers, DanceTabs


Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Cinderella, Birmingham: Phil Preece, SeeingDance


Review – Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley, SpringCambridge: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Review – Umanoove/Didy Veldman, The Knot, Ipswich: Jessica Wilson, SeeingDance


Review – West Australian Ballet, Milky Way: Ballet at The Quarry, Perth: Margaret Mercer, Dance Australia


Review – Ballet West, Cinderella (Ashton), Salt Lake City: Heather Hayes, Deseret News


Review – Helene Burgstaller/Waikato Comtemporary Dance Projects Trust, True Value, Hamilton: Debbie Bright, Theatreview


Resolution 2018, London: Various Writers, DanceTabs

- Coverage of programmes on 16 January, 1, 2 and 3 February.  Still no sign of later reviews on The Place’s website.

- 31 January: Maria Salwinska, SeeingDance

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Links – Wednesday 14 February, 2018


Feature – Ballet wisdom from dancers trained by Balanchine: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, OneginParis: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Review – ODC Dance & Volti, Path of Miracles, San Francisco: Lisa Hirsch, SF Classical Voice


News – National Ballet of Canada’s  2018-19 Season + reaction:

Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail

Debra Yeo, Toronto Star


Review – Royal Ballet, Giselle (Hayward/Campbell), London: Naomi Cockshutt, BTG


Feature – The Royal Ballet’s Marianela Nunez: Anna Winter, The Stage


Review – New York City Ballet, Red Violin, Dance Odyssey, Russian Seasons, New York: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack


Review – Miami City Ballet, Theme and Variations, One Line Drawn, The Concert, Miami: Sean Erwin, Danceviewtimes


Feature – Is there such a thing as a definitive performance?  Sarah Crompton, What'sOnStage


Feature – Interpreting Contemporary Dance: Natalie Cenci, Artsy


Review – Junior Ballett Zurich, Un Ballo, Disrupted, Behind the Mirror, Maraschino Cherries, Zurich: Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack


Review – Dana Reitz/Lumberyard, Latitude, New York: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Preview – Flamenco Festival at Sadler’s Wells, London: Lucy Bannerman, The Times


Gallery – Ashton Foundation Masterclass with Monica Mason: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Review – Elmhurst Ballet School, Graduate Showcase, Birmingham: Phil Preece, SeeingDance


Review – Curious Seed/Christine Devaney, Teenage Trilogy, Glasgow: Gareth K Vile, The List


Review – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui et al, Pluto, Glasgow: Rosemary Waugh, Exeunt


Feature – Hip-Hop Dance Training – where to start? Anna Winter, The Stage


Feature – When PS122 became Performance Space New York: Siobhan Burke, NY Times



And this probably applies equally to Dance companies: Lyn Gardner, The Stage


And whilst talking about critics, scroll to the second last letter here: Guardian

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Links – Thursday 15 February, 2018


Obituary – Ruth Ann Koesun, ABT Principal: Anna Kisselgoff, NY Times



Reviews – Royal Ballet, The Winter’s Tale, London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Debra Craine, The Times

Zoë Anderson, Independent

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack


Review – New York City Ballet, Romeo + Juliet (Martins), New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Reviews – San Francisco Ballet, Bright Fast Cool Blue – Program 2, San Francisco:

Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle

Ann Murphy, SF Examiner


Reviews – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham:

John Kennedy, Reviews Hub

Maria Cuisine, Express & Star


News – Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2018-19 Season: Staff, SeeingDance


Review – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Viktor, London: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Cinderella, Milton Keynes: Maggie Constable, Reviews Hub


Preview – Pacific Northwest Ballet, Spring Season, Seatle: Sandra Kurtz, Seattle Weekly


Preview – Houston Ballet, Rock and Roll & Tutus, Houston: Margaret Downing, Houston Press


Review – James Graham Dance Theatre, Dance Lovers 7, San Francisco: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


Previews – Martha Graham Dance Company, Repertoire Mixed Bill; Eifman Ballet, Requiem, Montreal: Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette


Preview – Smuin Ballet, 2018 Choreography Showcase, San Francisco: Maxine Marshall, SF Chronicle


Preview – SJDanceCoOn the Edge, San Jose: Maxine Marshall, SF Chronicle


Preview – Boston Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Cranko), Boston: Hannah Vine, Playbill



Resolution 2018, London, 13 February: Graham Watts & Coral Montejano Cantoral, The Place

Untold Dance Theatre, Women-Wise

Arunima Kumar, BANDEENI (…prisoner)

Sketch Dance Company, My Other Half

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Links – Friday 16 February, 2018


Reviews – San Francisco Ballet, Bright Fast Cool Blue – Program 2, San Francisco:

Heather Desaulniers, DanceTabs

Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice


Review – New York City Ballet, Balanchine Triple Bill, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


News – NYCB investigation concludes Martins accusations not corroborated: Robin Pogrebin, NY Times


Review – Royal Ballet, The Winter’s Tale, London: Vikki Jane Vile, BWW UK

- Gallery - Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Tour Preview – Mark Morris Dance Group, Pepperland: Deirdre Kelly, Dance Magazine


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham: Phil Preece, SeeingDance


Review – Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot Company, BetroffenheitSanta Monica, Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Preview – Sarasota Ballet Gala with Misty Copeland & Marcelo Gomes: Jay Handelman, Herald-Tribune


Review – Gary Lang/NT Dance Company & Deborah Cheetham, MilnjiyaPerth: Nina Levy, West Australian


Documentary Preview – Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Heart Dances: Dionne Christian, NZ Herald


Diary – New York, Next Week: Brian Schaefer, NY Times


Feature – For José Mateo, a new direction in dance: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe


Feature – Dance: claim it, shape it, make it your own: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch


Review – Flamenco Festival/ Ana Morales,Tempo of Light, London: Donald Hutera, The Times


Feature – AkademiThe Troth – touring in India: Fergus Morgan, The Stage


Resolution 2018, London, 14 February: Savannah Sanders & Coral Montejano Cantoral, The Place

GoldHill Dance Company, Hand Towards

Nicole McDowall, Nelum

Arielle Smith, Lots of Varied Expectations


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Links - Saturday 17 February 2018



Review - New York City Ballet, Romeo + Juliet, New York:  Gay Morris, Danceview Times


Reviews - San Francisco Ballet, Programme 3: On a theme of Paganini, Ghost in the Machine, Ibsen's House, San Francisco:

Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle

Ann Murphy, SF Examiner


Review - Royal Ballet, The Winter's Tale, London:  Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham:  Phil Preece, Seeing Dance


Review - Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Viktor, London:  Sara Veale, Fjord Review


Interview - Crystal Pite:  Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review


Feature - Indiana Woodward, NYCB, a new Juliet blooms as a ballerina:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review - Washington Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, Washington:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


Q&A - Tierney Heap, Royal Ballet:  Giverny Masso, Stage


Feature - Why Northern Ballet is taking on the dance classics:  Sarah Freeman, Yorkshire Post


Featurette - Classic tales in dance, chosen by Sarah Lamb, Royal Ballet:  Times


Preview Feature - Ballet at the Auckland Festival:  Dianne Christian, NZ Herald


Review - MOMIX, Opus Cactus, Calgary:  Stephan Bonfield, National Post


Review - ODC/Dance, Path of Miracles, San Francisco:  Rachel Howard, Fjord Review


Review - The Association of Performing Arts Professionals, Annual Conference (featuring various artists): New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


Featurette - Li Cunxin, AD Queensland Ballet:  David Loughfrey, Otago Daily Times


Preview - Maria Pagés, Yo Carmen, London:  Clement Crisp, FT


Review - Ballet West, Cinderella (Ashton), Salt Lake City:  Lynette Randall, Daily Utah Chronicle


Feature - Aesha Ash is challenging stereotypes about race and ballet:  Nina Bahadur, Self


Review - Nikki and JD, Knot, Salford:  Peter Jacobs, Reviews Hub


Preview Feature - Wang Ramirez Company, Borderline, Berkeley:  David Moreno, Berkeleyside


Resolution 2018, The Place, London:

Thursday 15 February:  Carmel Smith & Emma Boxall, The Place

The Follow Through Collective, Drowning

Counterpoint Dance Company, Journeys of Internal Migration

Mil Vukovic Smart, HILT

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