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  1. Links – Sunday 24 October Feature - Edward Watson: Male ballet dancers no longer face stigma of being called 'sissy': Dalya Alberge, Telegraph Review - American Ballet Theatre, Giselle, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Review – Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Giselle, Annapolis: Charles Green, DC Metro Review – Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Season Premiere –Mixed Bill, Pittsburgh: Sara Bauknecht, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Review – Alberta Ballet, Swan Lake (2 shows), Calgary: Stephan Bonfield, Calgary Herald Review – Heather Agyepong, The Body Remembers, London: Ben Luke, Evening Standard Review - Dance International Glasgow Online: Rachel Elderkin, The Stage
  2. Links – Saturday 23 October Review - American Ballet Theatre, Giselle (2 shows), New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times Review – Hong Kong Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty (Petipa/Harvey), Hong Kong: Kevin Ng, Asia Times Review – Washington Ballet, Opening Program, Washington DC: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes Review – Fall for Dance, Program 3, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Reviews – Dance Umbrella/Dimitris Papaioannou, Transverse Orientation, London: Donald Hutera, The Times David Mead, SeeingDance Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Gallery - Candoco Dance Company, Last Shelter: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs Review – Heather Agyepong, The Body Remembers, London: Isaac Ouro-Gnao, The Stage Review – Hope Boykin, An Evening of Hope, New York: Siobhan Burke, NY Times Review – Leela Dance Collective/Rachna Nivas, Unedited – Solo Performance, New York: Brian Seibert, NY Times Video Feature - 10 ancient dances of the Russian peoples: Eleonora Goldman, RBTH News - ArtsEd principal resigns after report into school’s ‘sexualised environment’: Matthew Hemley, The Stage
  3. Links – Friday 22 October Review - American Ballet Theatre, Giselle, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Review – New York City Ballet, Maria Kowroski’s Farewell – A long, leggy Goodbye, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Review – Philadelphia Ballet, Landscaping the Mist, Connection, Other Half, Philadelphia: Merilyn Jackson, Fjord Review Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Radio and Juliet; Rosie Kay Dance Company, Romeo+Juliet, Birmingham: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs Preview – AXIS Dance Company, re:surge –Triple Bill, San Francisco: Garth Grimball, SF Examiner Report - Portland Dance Film Fest and the experimental nature of dance on film: Amy Leona Havin, Oregon Artswatch News - West Australian Ballet announces its 2022 season: Jansson J Antmann, Limelight Book Review - Designed for Dancing: How Midcentury Records Taught America to Dance by Janet Borgerson & Jonathan Schroeder: Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs News - Carla Fracci is buried in Milan’s Famedio: Graham Spicer, Gramilano Review – Heather Agyepong, The Body Remembers, London: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Children’s Preview – Let’s All Dance, Sleeping Beauty, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Feature – Caleb Teicher, Conrad Tao and More Forever: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star Feature – Lanre Malaolu and Samskara: Sanjoy Roy, Guardian Feature - For This Artist, the Medium Is the Body: Josie Thaddeus-Johns, NY Times
  4. Links – Thursday 21 October Reviews – Alessandra Ferri, L’Heure Exquise, London: Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk Louise Levene, Financial Times (+ BRB R&J Reimagined) Feature – Thomas Forster, An unassuming Prince dons the velvet cloak at Ballet Theater: Marina Harss, NY Times Review – New York City Ballet, Maria Kowroski’s Farewell show, New York: Ilena Peng, Fjord Review Tour Review – Northern Ballet, Merlin, Norwich: Sarah Hardy, Lynn News Feature - Tales of Bangarra's quarantine tour: Karen Van Ulzen, Dance Australia Preview - Botis Seva, BLKDOG, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Preview – Fevered Sleep, We Are Not Alone, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Review – Oregon Ballet, Four Temperaments, Three Preludes, Sculpted Clouds, Portland: Martha Ullman West, Oregon Artswatch Preview – Rubberband, Ever So Slightly, Vancouver: Charlie Smith, Straight.com Feature - Deep in the Groove With Keith Terry: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice News - Ex-principal dancer at English National Ballet jailed for abusing students: Ben Quinn, Guardian (and elsewhere)
  5. Links – Wednesday 20 October Feature - Rising out of the pandemic, New York City Ballet ushers in a New Era: Gia Kourlas, NY Times - Review- Final Triple Bill: Ivy Lin, Bachtrack Reviews – Fall for Dance, New York: First Night: Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review Program 2: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Review – Royal Ballet, The Dante Project (McGregor + Watson et al), London: Rosemary Waugh, The i Review – Alessandra Ferri, L’Heure Exquise, London: Graham Watts, Bachtrack Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Radio+Juliet, Birmingham: Rosemary Waugh, The i Digital Review - Dance Umbrella Digital, London: Emily May, The Stage Preview - Dimitris Papaioannou, Transverse Orientation, and the art of painting with bodies: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times Review - Philadelphia Ballet, The Spark, Philadelphia: Camille Bacon-Smith, Broad Street Review Preview – Washington Ballet, Mixed Bill, Washington DC: Thomas Floyd, Washington Post
  6. The Times Aud Jebsen group are at the top here. Some Greek dancers from lighting the Olympic flame are further down. News in pictures: Tuesday October 19, 2021 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/464186ac-3059-11ec-820f-e2be9b2cb5fd?shareToken=127e90778f5cfdf4b21b263116859b2d
  7. As I'm sure Links will reveal, Jann Parry has seen it and was impressed.
  8. .... Oh yes, the short film, and being able to go in whenever you arrived and staying on through the whole thing when it restarted. I'd entirely forgotten about all of that - at the Odeon or the State in Shettleston, on the east of Glasgow, on Saturday afternoons. A brief glimpse there of Memory Lane!
  9. Links – Sunday 17 October Review – Royal Ballet, The Dante Project (McGregor + Watson et al), London: Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk Preview – Sarasota Ballet, Sonatina (Graziano), Appalachian Spring (Graham), Sarasota: Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune Feature – Sae Eun Park, Paris Opera Ballet's first Asian étoile ballerina: AFP via France 24 Preview – Alberta Ballet, Swan Lake, Calgary: Roger Levesque, Calgary Herald Review – Candoco, Set and Reset/Reset, Last Shelter, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Review – New Art Club, Cupid’s Revenge, London: David Mead, SeeingDance Review – Fertile Ground Dance Company, Labyrinth, Plubel, Somnium, Newcastle: Peter Lathan, BTG News - With MacArthur grant, choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar has big plans for the future: Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post Film Reviews - The Presence of the Past, in three Ballet Films: Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice News - San Francisco Ballet returns with Tomasson’s Nutcracker: Graham Spicer, Gramilano
  10. Links – Saturday 16 October Reviews – Royal Ballet, The Dante Project (McGregor + Watson et al), London: Jann Parry, DanceTabs Debra Craine, The Times Emma Byrne, Evening Standard Zoe Anderson, Independent Mark Monahan, Telegraph Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Isaac Ouro-Gnao, The Stage Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Sarah Kirkup, Bachtrack Feature - Steven McRae: I didn’t think I would walk again. We’ve achieved the impossible: Debra Craine, The Times Feature - Farewell to NYCB’s Maria Kowroski: Gia Kourlas, NY Times Reviews – Rosie Kay Company, Romeo + Juliet; Birmingham Royal Ballet, Radio and Juliet, Birmingham: David Mead, SeeingDance Donald Hutera, The Times Leon Burakowski, Express & Star Review – Scottish Ballet, Starstruck, Edinburgh: Lucy Ribchester, The List Review Roundup & Gallery – English National Ballet, Creature: Graham Spicer, Gramilano Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet, Singularly Cerrudo, Seattle: Rachel Howard, Fjord Review Fall for Dance Festival, New York: Review - First Night – Streb Extreme Action, Kyle Abraham, Verdon Fosse Legacy: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Feature – Dancing cheek to cheek again: New York’s Tango scene rebounds: Marina Harss, NY Times Review - Hannah Krafcik & Emily Jones, apogee, Portland: Lindsay Costello, Oregon Artswatch
  11. My wife, a former RB dancer, has told me for years that - in general - Russian dancers turn left and Brits to the right.
  12. Beryl: Reviews have started to appear online - and at least one critic admits to not having read the Inferno whilst awarding the piece 4 stars.
  13. Links – Friday 15 October Review – Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Muntagirov/Naghdi), London: Vera Liber, BTG Gallery – Royal Ballet, The Dante Project (McGregor + Watson et al), London: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs Reviews – Joffrey Ballet, Birthday Variations, Swing Low, Under the Trees’ Voices, Bolero, Chicago: Hedy Weiss, WTTW News Kyle MacMillan, Chicago Sun-Times Fall for Dance Festival, New York: Reviews - First Night – Streb Extreme Action, Kyle Abraham, Verdon Fosse Legacy: Brian Seibert, NY Times Marina Harss, DanceTabs Interview – Ephrat Asherie and ODEON: Redux: Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs Programme – Susan Yung, Playbill Preview - McNicol Ballet Collective, Awakenings, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Feature – The Albert conducting fellowship at Australian Ballet: Jo Litson, Limelight News - The Dance Centre announces Dance in Vancouver, November 24 to 28: Steve Newton, Straight.com Film - Director X’s dance film New Monuments reckons with Canada’s colonial past: Joshua Chong, Toronto Star
  14. Who knew that there's a younger November brother, dancing with National Ballet of Canada? See today's Toronto Star link.
  15. Links – Thursday 14 October Features - An ‘Allegory for Our Times’: The Royal Ballet’s Dante Project: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet & Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet: Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk Review - Ballet Black, Then Or Now, The Waiting Game, Salford: David Cunningham, BTG Preview - Yorke Dance Project, Past Present, Connecting to Cohan, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Film Preview – Lucinda Childs, DANCE: Candice Thompson, Fjord Review Report - Dance for young people: Children & their Grown-Ups Showcase: David Mead, SeeingDance Review – Zappalà Danza, Rifare Bach (Redoing Bach), Milan: Graham Spicer, Gramilano Review – Club Fugazi, Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story: David E Moreno, Culture Vulture Leslie Katz, SF Examiner News – Oregon Ballet Theatre back on stage: Martha Ullman West, Oregon Artswatch Film – Fall for Dance North, Signature Program: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star Review - The frisky side of a classical master: The National Gallery's Poussin and the Dance: Laura Gascoigne, Spectator
  16. Links – Wednesday 13 October Reviews – Royal Ballet & Birmingham Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet: Louise Levene, Financial Times (Both) Graham Watts, Bachtrack (BRB) Reviews – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Midnight Bell, Touring: David Benedict, The Stage Sally Jack, BTG Daisy Hayes, SeeingDance Review – Arnie Zane/Bill T Jones Company, Deep Blue Sea, New York: Gay Morris, Danceviewtimes Review – FJK Dance, Reset – Triple Bill, New York: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance Review – Caleb Teicher & friends, SWING OUT, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Report - At Bessie Awards, dancers gather to celebrate Pandemic Art: Javier C. Hernandez, NY Times Film – San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival: Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice News - RNZB cancels performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream except in Wellington: Staff, Dominion Post News - Trolley and aerial dance to hit SF streets this weekend: Garth Grimball, SF Examiner Feature - AXIS Dance premieres new works; Marc Brew wraps up directorship: Jim Provenzano, Bay Area Reporter
  17. Links – Tuesday 12 October Review – New York City Ballet, Lauren Lovette Farewell: Opus 19/The Dreamer, Amaria, Serenad, New York: Ilena Peng, Fjord Review Review – New York City Ballet, Monumentum Pro Gesualdo, Movements for Piano & Orchestra, Rotunda, Chaconne, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Review – New York City Ballet, 2 Shows, New York: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Midnight Bell, London: Louise Levene, Financial Times Review - Queensland Ballet, Bespoke – New Work, Brisbane: Denise Richardson, Dance Australia Review - James Cousins Company, We Are As Gods, London: Josephine Leask, DanceTabs Preview - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Triple Bill, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Preview - Rambert2, Home/Killer Pig, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper News – Royal Swedish Ballet – Calum Lowden promoted to Principal: Staff, BBC Scotland News - AXIS Dance Company announces new Artistic Director: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice News – Philadelphia (formerly Pennsylvania) Ballet: 21/22 Season: Karen Rogers, 6ABC News
  18. Plenty to whet the appetite in Dante-related articles in Links, yesterday and this morning.
  19. Links – Monday 11 October Feature - Wayne McGregor on Hell, the human body — and Abba: Peter Aspden, Financial Times Feature - Thomas Adès: My journey to Hell and back for The Dante Project: Debra Craine, The Times Review – Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (New partners), London: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Review – New York City Ballet, 2 Shows – 7 Dances, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Review – New York City Ballet, Lauren Lovette's Farewell: Opus 19/The Dreamer, Amaria, Serenad, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, Birmingham: Sofia Salazar Studer, Redbrick (Enjoy the cocktail!) Preview – Ballet Black, Then or Now, The Waiting Game, London/Touring: Staff, London Post Preview – Hong Kong Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Hong Kong: Enid Tsui, SCMP Review – Richard Move & Dancers, Herstory of the Universe, New York: Siobhan Burke, NY Times Reluctant Review? – Silvia Gribaudi & colleagues, Graces, Milan: Graham Spicer, Gramilano Review - Poussin and the Dance – the greatest frozen ballet in all art: Laura Cumming, The Guardian An unexpected book review in 2021? – Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild: Sarah Schutte, National Review
  20. Links – Sunday 10 October Feature – Edward Watson, Wayne McGregor and The Dante Project: Sarah Crompton, Sunday Times Feature – Rocket science? Try conducting a ballet: Nick Miller, The Age Feature - Drew McOnie on creating Northern Ballet’s Merlin: Chris Bond, Yorkshire Post Review – Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Corrales/Hayward), London: David Jays, Sunday Times Reviews – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Midnight Bell, London: Sarah Crompton, The Observer Jann Parry, DanceTabs Review – Didy Veldman & Dancers, @Home, Touring: Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian Preview – London Contemporary Dance School, Giving Voice, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper Feature - Accessibility in Dance in Salt Lake City: Sophie Bress, Fjord Review Feature – Chamber Dance Company celebrates 30 years of preserving and performing modern dance masterpieces: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times Book Review – Swan Dive by Georgina Pazcoguin: Marianka Swain, Telegraph Book Review – No Fixed Points. Dance in the 20th century by Nancy Reynolds & Malcolm McCormick: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes Finally, a very extensive conversation: Annals of The Sleeping Beauty: a 2015 questionnaire: Alastair Macaulay, Essay
  21. Glowlight, Sim: Many thanks to you both - and no need to be sorry, Sim. That's rather as I imagined things would be and, to my mind, confirms that I have a local peculiarity. As I think I said up above somewhere, it appeared out of thin air and may just be fixing itself progressively.
  22. The situation is developing! I now appear to be able to get into most sites by accepting an 'unsafe' link and, where I do that, the URL appears something like this: What I'd now like to know is whether a link that I post appears like that to others. So I'd be interested to know how users of today's Links see the Shobana Jeyasingh one there. (It's the example I've shown.) If the red ink bits are not carrying through to others then it increasingly looks as if I have a personal Chrome browser issue.
  23. Links – Friday 8 October Feature – The Road Back: ‘How Am I Ever Going to Dance Again?’ – 3 NYCB dancers’ experience: Gia Kourlas, NY Times Reviews – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Midnight Bell, London: Debra Craine, The Times David Jays, Evening Standard Rachel Elderkin, The Stage Rosemary Waugh, The i Mark Monahan, The Telegraph Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian Zoe Anderson, Independent Graham Watts, Bachtrack Miriam Sallon, Reviews Hub Review – Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, London: Gerald Dowler, Classical Source Reviews – New York City Ballet, Fall Fashion Gala, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Gay Morris, Danceviewtimes News - City Ballet promotes dancers amid veteran departures: Julia Jacobs, NY Times Review – Queensland Ballet, 4-Bill, Brisbane: Olivia Stewart, Limelight Review - Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, TooMortal, London: Josephine Leask, DanceTabs Review - Caleb Teicher & Company, SW!NG OUT , New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Review – James Cousin & Dancers, We Are As Gods, London: Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian Gallery - 25 unique photos of Soviet ballet: Alexander Steshanov, Russia Beyond Interview – Madge Reves, Breaking the Fifth Wall: Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review Stream Review – Mats Ek + Ana Laguna: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing Anyone else remember ‘Sugarplumgate’? Alastair Macaulay, Essay
  24. Trog: Thanks, but it doesn't seem to help. As I can't recall changing anything in Chrome before all this began, my hope is that it will go away soon and return to the cyber cave from which it came.
  25. Critic Ismene Brown has amalgamated much of her work into an indexed website covering 25 years of British dance. This should prove a useful resource: http://ismeneb.com/index.html Enjoy - I've just added an interview with Clement Crisp to the thread on his book.
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