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Links – Sunday 3 March, 2019

 

Obituary – Bonnie Merrill – Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer: Heather Wisner, Oregon Artswatch

 

 

Review – Royal Ballet of Flanders, Fall, Chronicle, Boléro (Wim Vanlessen’s final performance), Antwerp: Graham Watts, DanceTabs

 

Review – New York City Ballet, Prodigal Son, Liebeslieder Waltzes, New York: Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes

 

Review – National Ballet of Canada, Apollo; Nigh;, The Sea Above, The Sky Below; Paquita, Toronto: Michael Crabb, The Star

 

Preview – Sarasota Ballet, Apparitions, Stars and Stripes, Sarasota: Jay Handelman, Herald-Tribune

 

Preview – Boston Ballet, Full on Forsythe –Triple Bill, Boston: Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

 

Review – Jessica Lang Dance, Lyric Pieces, The Calling, Thousand Yard Stare, This Thing Called Love, San Francisco: Heather Desaulniers, DanceTabs

 

Interview – Oleg Ivenko, on playing Nureyev in The White CrowDavid Jays, Sunday Times

 

Review – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Bon Voyage, Bob, London: Sarah Crompton, The Observer

 

Review – Beijing Dance Theater, Hamlet, Wilmington, NC: Chase Harrison, encore online

 

Review – National Dance Company Wales, Awakening – Triple Bill, Newport: Othniel Smith, BTG

 

Review – Java Dance Theatre, The Creamery, Hamilton: Dr Debbie Bright, Theatreview

 

Tour Review – Footnote NZ Dance & Guangdong Modern Contemporary Companies, Hemispheres, Wellington: Greer Robertson, Theatreview

 

 

NB: For those with access, there appears to be a very positive review of English National Ballet’s Giselle in the Chicago Tribune but it’s still blocked in the UK since GDPR last year.

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Links – Monday March 4, 2019

 

Obituary - Dame Margaret Scott: The Times

 

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Review - New York City Ballet, Prodigal Son, Liebeslieder Walzer, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs (with thoughts about recent changes in the company management)

 

Review - Los Angeles Ballet, La Sylphide, Redondo Beach CA: Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times

 

Reviews - Richard Alston Dance Company, Detour, Quartermark, Proverb, Brahms Hungarian, London:

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

 

Reviews - Meryl Tankard, Two Feet (with Natalia Osipova), Adelaide:

Alan Brissenden, The Adelaide Review

Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

Jo Vabolis, InDaily

 

Review - Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Bon Voyage, Bob, London: Sara Veale, Fjord Review

 

Feature - Vicki Mortimer looks back at five of her stage designs (including Wayne McGregor’s Raven Girl) : David Jays, The Guardian

 

Feature - In praise of Pam Tanowitz, choreographer: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review

 

Review - Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener, Tesseract, London: Debra Craine, The Times

 

Review - Harkness Dance Festival, Feast of Cunningham, NY: Siobhan Burke, New York Times

 

Preview - Crystal Pite & Jonathan Young, Revisor, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Feature - Miyoko Koyasu, National Ballet of Canada, playing Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice: Madalina Hubert, The Epoch Times

 

Review - FORM Dance Projects, Recital, Parramatta: Jo Litson, Limelight

 

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Links – Tuesday March 5, 2019

 

Obituary - Dame Margaret Scott: Valerie Lawson, The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Obituary - Marcia Dale Weary, founder and director of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet: Sean Adams, Penn Live

 

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Review - New York City Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, NY: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Reviews - New York City Ballet, Prodigal Son, Liebeslieder Walzer, NY:

Ivy Lin, Bachtrack

Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World

 

Reviews - Richard Alston Dance Company, Detour, Quartermark, Proverb, Brahms Hungarian, London:

Zoë Anderson, The Independent

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Debra Craine, The Times

Anna Winter, The Stage

Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

 

Review - Meryl Tankard, Two Feet (with Natalia Osipova), Adelaide: Diana Simmonds, Limelight

 

Review - Akram Khan, Xenos, SF: Janice Berman, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

Review - Meredith Monk, Cellular Songs, SF: Tamzin Elliott, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

Reviews - Jessica Lang Dance, Thousand Yard Stare, The Calling, Lyric Pieces, This Thing Called Love, SF:

Jaime Robles, Bachtrack

Janice Berman, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

Q & A - Elizabeth Kurtzman, designer of Mark Morris’s Pepperland: Marina Harss, DanceTabs

 

Review - Angela Schubot & Jared Gradinger, The Nature of Us, Berlin: Katja Vaghi, Bachtrack

 

Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet Choreographic Series, Wellington: Jennifer Shennan, … on dancing

 

Review - Borderline Arts Ensemble, Thursday, Wellington: Jennifer Shennan, … on dancing

 

Review - Ultima Vez, Mockumentary of a Contemporary Saviour, London: Alexandra Gray, SeeingDance

 

Preview - Texas Ballet Theater 2019-2020 season: Stephanie Allmon Merry, culturemap Fort Worth

 

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Links – Wednesday March 6, 2019

 

Obituary - Dame Margaret Scott: The Telegraph

 

Appreciation - Marcia Dale Weary by NYCB’s Jonathan Stafford: Sean Adams, Penn Live

 

 

Feature - Cathy Marston and Queen Victoria: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

 

Review - Los Angeles Ballet, Serenade, La Sylphide, LA : Amber Adams, Broadway World

 

Review - Akram Khan, Xenos, SF: Jaime Robles, Bachtrack

 

Review - Richard Alston Dance Company, Detour, Quartermark, Proverb, Brahms Hungarian, London: Emma Byrne, Evening Standard

 

Reviews - Royal New Zealand Ballet Choreographic Series, Wellington:

Laura Cappelle, Financial Times

Lyne Pringle, Stuff

 

Review - Harkness Dance Festival, A Feast of Cunningham, NY: Michelle Potter, … on dancing

 

Review - Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Vendetta (Annabelle Lopez Ochoa), Jerusalem : Ora Brafman, The Jerusalem Post

 

Interview - Ivan Putrov, prior to his London show Against the Stream: Simonetta Dixon, BalletcoForum

 

Preview - Molly Lieber & Eleanor Smith, Body Comes Apart, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times

 

Review - Footnote New Zealand Dance & Guangdong Modern Dance Company, Hemispheres, Wellington: Lyne Pringle, Stuff

 

News - Olivier Awards nominations: Jessie Thompson, Evening Standard

 

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Links – Thursday March 7, 2019

 

Obituary - Marcia Dale Weary, ballet teacher: Marina Harss, New York Times

 

 

Reviews - The Royal Ballet, Frankenstein, London:

Debra Craine, The Times

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph

Anna Winter, The Stage

 

Review - Washington Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Washington: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs

 

Review - National Ballet of Canada, Apollo, Night, The Sea Above, The Sky Below, Paquita, Toronto: Denise Sum, Danceviewtimes

 

Review - New York City Ballet, All Robbins, NY: Michelle Potter, … on dancing

 

Review - Akram Khan, Xenos, Berkeley CA: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes

 

Interview - Sergei Polunin: Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian

 

Review - Meryl Tankard, Two Feet, Adelaide: William Peterson, The Conversation

 

Review - BalletBoyz, Them/Us, London: Scott Matthewman, The Reviews Hub

 

Review - Matthew Bourne, Swan Lake, Glasgow: Lauren Humphreys, The Reviews Hub

 

Off the EDGE festival, Kennesaw, GA:

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre & BalletX: Candice Thompson, ARTS ATL

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre, Ephrat Ashiere Dance & Company Wayne McGregor: Kathleen Wessel, ARTS ATL

ImmerseATL, Fly on a Wall, Blake Beckham, Ephrat Asherie Dance: Cynthia Bond Perry, ARTS ATL

 

Interview - Chelsy Meiss, on dancing the Mad Hatter in Wheeldon’s Alice: Chava Lansky, Pointe Magazine

 

Preview - Malpaso Dance Company, Albany: Tresca Weinstein, TimesUnion

 

Preview - Stopgap Dance Company, The Enormous Room, Tokyo: Nobuko Tanaka, Japan Times

 

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Links – Friday March 8, 2019

 

Review - The Royal Ballet, Frankenstein, London:

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Rachel Nouchi, British Theatre Guide

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Prodigal Son, Liebeslieder Waltzer, NY: Carol Pardo, Danceviewtimes

 

Feature - New York City Ballet, new leadership, and work: Susan Yung, Brooklyn Rail

 

Reviews - BalletBoyz, Them/Us, London:

Debra Craine, The Times

Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Anna Winter, The Stage

Marian Kennedy, LondonTheatre1

 

Interview - Mark Morris: Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Interview - Diana Vishneva: Maxim Reider, Jerusalem Post

 

Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Beauty and the Beast, Plymouth: Helen Tope, The Reviews Hub

 

Review - Jessica Lang Dance, Thousand Yard Stare, Glow, The Calling, This Thing Called Love, Malibu: Makeda Easter, Los Angeles Times

 

Feature - William Forsythe at Boston Ballet: Mariz Gacia, The ARTery

 

Feature - Silas Farley, NYCB, making dance in NY’s Metropolitan Museum: Gia Kourlas, New York Times

 

Review - Vertigo Dance Company, One. One & One, NY: Tom Phillips, Danceviewtimes

 

Feature - #Speakingindance, Okwui Okpokwasili’s Adaku’s Revolt: Gia Kourlas, New York Times

 

Profile - Piotr Huang, Chinese classical dancer: Irene Luo, The Epoch Times

 

Next week - 3 of the best dance shows, UK: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian (scroll right down)

 

And

 

A feature to celebrate International Women’s Day from the Royal Academy of Dance magazine

 

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Links – Saturday 9 March, 2019

 

Northern Ballet premieres Cathy Marston’s Victoria in Leeds tonight, and so:

Interview  - Cathy Marston, on Victoria and a great deal more: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

 

Interview – Cassa Pancho & Ballet Black, changing the landscape: Louise Levene, Financial Times

-  and somewhat related pieces in Dance Magazine and The Weekly Challenger

 

Reviews – Royal Ballet, Frankenstein, London:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Preview – The Royal Ballet’s Tribute to Annette Page: Nick Smurthwaite, The Stage

 

Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Beauty and The Beast, Plymouth: Karen Bussell, BTG

 

Feature – Russell Maliphant and two new works: Debra Craine, The Times

 

Interview/Feature – Sergei Polunin: William Leith, The Times

 

Reviews – Boston Ballet, “Full on Forsythe” Bill, Boston:

Brian Seibert, NY Times

Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe

 

Tour Review – Vertigo Dance Company, One. One and One, New York: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times

 

Tour Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake, Glasgow: Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review

 

Reviews – Houston Ballet, Fancy Free, The Cage, The Concert, Houston:

Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle

Natalie De La Garza, Houston Press

 

Review – Rameau, Maître à Danser, New York: Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene

 

Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Mixed Bill, Chicago: Kyle MacMillan, Sun-Times

 

Review – Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot Company, RevisorToronto: Carly Maga, The Star

 

Review – Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Ink, New York: Theresa Ruth Howard, Fjord Review

 

Feature – Making dances in the shadow of Merce Cunningham: Brian Seibert, NY TImes

 

Diaries:

New York, Next Week: Gia Kourlas, NY Times   + Correction

Southern Cal, Next Week: Matt Cooper, LA Times

 

Feature – New York Area: A-Y/dancers & Arts on Site: M G Lee, Brooklyn Rail

 

Feature – Rehearsed Formulas: Momix & Loïe Fuller: George Kan, Brooklyn Rail

 

And definitely for the technically informed: In the wings at the Linbury/ROH: ET Now

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