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Ian Macmillan

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  1. Friday 22 January 2021 Sydney Festival Review – Bangarra Dance Theatre, Spirit: A Retrospective: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald Stream/Film Reviews & Previews: Boston Ballet, Yakobson gems & Ossola preview: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe Ballet Hispánico, ¡Si Senor! ¡Es Mi Son! Watch Party: Staff, BWW News Modeun Company, Tete-A-Tete: David Mead, SeeingDance And should you need them: Francesca Hayward’s Beauty Truths: George Driver, Elle (+ video)
  2. Thursday 21 January 2021 Obituary – Sir Robert Cohan, Choreographer & Dancer: Staff, Telegraph Feature - Alistair Spalding on Sadler's Wells-BBC dance festival, Dancing Nation: Kate Wyver, The Stage Stream Reviews & Previews: San Francisco Ballet, Online season premieres: Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter The Place Online, Care Weekend: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper LaMama Moves Online - Annabella Lenzu & Kari Hoaas: Tom Phillips, Danceviewtimes Live Review – Sydney Festival, The Complication of Ly
  3. Wednesday 20 January 2021 Stream Reviews & Previews: Kyle Abraham, A.I.M, and Jlin, Untitled commission to Mozart’s Requiem: Susanna Sloat, DanceTabs La MaMa Festival Is Still Moving, if Somewhat in Place: Brian Seibert, NY Times Joffrey Ballet announces ‘Boléro’ as streaming world premiere: Doug George, Chicago Tribune RAWdance Moves to Heal: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice News: San Francisco Ballet’s Grand Jeté Into a New Year of Challenges and Promises: Janos Gereben, SF Classical Voice Bangarra Dance The
  4. Tuesday 19 January 2021 Features: Is multi-view streaming the future for the performing arts? Laura Cappelle, Financial Times Dancing While Black: 8 dancers on how ballet can work toward racial equity: Gabrielle Salvatto, Dance Magazine Stream Reviews: San Francisco Ballet Gala, Leap Into the New Year: Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice Ballo del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Vivaldi Suite: Jenifer Sarver, Bachtrack Live Review – Sydney Festival, The Last Season, Explicit Contents: Geraldine Higginson, Dance Australia
  5. Monday 18 January 2021 Feature - How the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired the Dance Theatre of Harlem: Walter Rutledge, Playbill News: Korea - A look ahead at ballet performances in 2021, Bolshoi, Korea National, Universal: Park Ji-won, Korea Times Scottish Ballet seeks people with neurological conditions: PA via STV News
  6. Sunday 17 January 2021 News: Separate Together: Hong Kong Arts Festival 2021: David Mead, SeeingDance L.A. dance company wins $970,000 Mellon Foundation grant: Makeda Easter, LA TImes Five arts venues share £3m funding rescue package from Scottish Government: Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman Stephen Mcilkenny, Glasgow Herald Wellington’s spaces to come alive in months-long arts programme: Andre Chumko, Stuff.co Interview – Bijayini Satpathy on her Transformative Year: Marina Harss, Fjord Review Stream Review – N
  7. A piece for this weekend's New York Times compares the experiences of two opera singers, one based in New York, the other in Germany: Two Friends, Two Continents, Very Different Pandemics - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/13/arts/music/opera-singers-coronavirus-pandemic.html There may be no huge surprises there and the situation may well read across to the dance world, at least as far as major companies are concerned.
  8. From Richard Morrison, The Times' Arts chief, on Monday: Why Simon Rattle is leaving London: Brexit, family and Britain’s indifference to classical music https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ca04b450-541d-11eb-b0d0-071d11d2d557?shareToken=f1eb3e58ba4895b167bb9373a5766158 And another view from Charlotte Higgins in today's Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/13/simon-rattle-leaving-london-taste-future-concert-hall
  9. This came my way earlier today - an Auld Lang Syne for our times ....... https://www.wssymphony.org/newyear/
  10. Saturday 9 January 2021 Feature - The other Nijinsky: the forgotten choreography of Bronislava Nijinska: Nadia Beard, Calvert Journal News: Ballet purists in a spin as Paris Opera takes aim at ‘colonial’ works: Adam Sage, The Times Kiwi dancers stranded by Covid-19 reunite in capital: Andre Chumko, Dominion Post Costumes stolen from San Jose Dance Theater studio: Rob Roth, KTVU Stream Review - Ballet du Capitole Toulouse, In the Footsteps of Nureyev: Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance Stream News: Unlimited Festival
  11. Well, I've just found this on YouTube, released some 3 weeks ago. It's a bit of fun, made to support the MS Trust, and it adds a little exposition on The Cellist:
  12. Friday 8 January 2021 News - Georgian prima ballerina & State Ballet of Georgia director, Nina Ananiashvili, to lead Russia’s Novosibirsk Ballet company: Staff, Agenda.Ge Live Reviews: New National Theatre Tokyo, The Nutcracker (Eagling), Tokyo: Paul McInnes, Fjord Review Force Majeure, The Last Season, Sydney: Jo Litson, Limelight Stream Reviews: Sarasota Ballet, Digital Program 3: Jann Parry, DanceTabs Quick steps: dynamic dance shorts to watch online: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Stream News - Ballet Hispánic
  13. Thursday 7 January 2021 Obituary - Sunil Kothari, Eminent Scholar of Indian Dance: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times Feature - The Royal Academy of Dance: From Music Hall to Ballet Royalty: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times News - Helgi Tomasson to Step Down at San Francisco Ballet: Peter Libbey, NY Times also at SF Examiner and elsewhere Stream Reviews: Stuttgart Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty (Haydee): Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs Staatsballett Berlin, New Year Gala: David Mead, SeeingDance Vienna State Ballet, The Nutcracker (
  14. Significant news from the Bay Area: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/arts/dance/helgi-tomasson-stepping-down-at-san-francisco-ballet.html
  15. Wednesday 6 January 2021 Stream Review - Ballet Black, Like Water: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance Streaming News - Monte-Carlo Ballet launches a streaming platform: Nassima Errami, Monaco Tribune Feature – Commercial choreographers not getting the credit they deserve: Alison Feller, Dance Magazine
  16. Tuesday 5 January 2021 Obituary – Othella Dallas, Dancer & Singer: Staff, The Times Feature – US Dance School lessons learned in a pandemic summer - and how Intensives might adapt this year: Hannah Foster, Dance Magazine Stream Review – Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Breathing at the Boundaries: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes News – Stijn Schoonderwoerd to be new General Director Dutch National Opera & Ballet: Staff, BWW NL
  17. Monday 4 January 2021 Coming Soon – Dancing Nation, Sadler's Wells and BBC Arts: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper But meanwhile - In Egypt, belly dancers from Eastern Europe and Latin America step into the shoes of locals who increasingly shun the profession: AFP via SCMP
  18. Sunday 3 January 2021 Stream Review - Sarasota Ballet, Digital Program 3: Marina Harss, Sarasota Herald-Tribune And, in the earnest hope that things will improve: Best ballet and dance in 2021, from The Great Gatsby to The Car Man: Marianka Swain, The i See also: Sunday Times Guardian (Scroll deeply on both) Meet Our 2021 "25 to Watch": Staff, Dance Magazine
  19. Bruce - remarkable, quite remarkable. I cannot think that, given several llfetimes, I could have written with such poignancy. It may be hard to hear the word 'replete' again without harking back to this.
  20. Saturday 26 December, 2020 Covid Features: A ‘Great Cultural Depression’ Looms for Legions of Unemployed Performers: Patricia Cohen, NY Times but Save Our Stages could mean relief for arts venues: Indiana Nash, Daily Gazette Stream Reviews/Previews: San Francisco Ballet, 2021 Digital Season: James Ambroff-Tahan, SF Examiner My culture fix - Matthew Ball, Royal Ballet Principal: The Times Film Breaks: Cathy Marston, Drift: Staff, Dance Magazine Post: Ballet & Berkeley Ballet Theater, Waltz of the Snowflak
  21. Friday 25 December, 2020 🎄🎄🎄 Feature - Some Memorable Performances in a Dreadful Year – New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Podcast - Misty Copeland - Why is the ballet world overwhelmingly white? Anne McElvoy, The Economist Stream Reviews/Previews: English National Ballet, 5-Part Digital Season: Graham Watts, Bachtrack English National Ballet School Winter Showcase: David Mead, SeeingDance New York City Ballet, The Nutcracker: Vikki Jane Vile, BWW UK Tanowitz at the Joyce: Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review
  22. Thursday 24 December, 2020 Features: Cassa Pancho and Ballet Black: Juan Michael Porter Li, Dance Magazine Bangarra Dance Company’s Stephen Page: Jacqueline Maley, Sydney Morning Herald Dreaming of a better Nutcracker: Janine Kovac, Zocalo Public Square Stream Reviews/Previews: English National Ballet, Laid in Earth: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker at The Rep: Graham Watts, Bachtrack Scottish Ballet, The Secret Theatre: Graham Watts, Bachtrack Teresa Guerreiro,
  23. Wednesday 23 December, 2020 Features: The Nutcracker in May? The Virus Postpones a Christmas Tradition: Julia Jacobs, NY Times How did American Ballet Star David Hallberg become Artistic Director of Australian Ballet? Doug Wallen, Broadsheet The Dark Fairytale that Inspired The Nutcracker Ballet: Victoria Choe, Untapped New York Live Review – National Ballet of Japan, Nutcracker (Eagling), Tokyo: Naomi Mori, Bachtrack Stream Reviews/Previews: Nederlands Dans Theater, I wonder where the dreams I don’t remember go: Amy Pea
  24. January's Dancing Times arrived to day. The inner cover carries an add for the Edinburgh Festival Ballet School, launched in September 2019 and about which there has been some earlier discussion in Doing Dance. It appears to have acquired some rather good premises in the New Town. The School is advertised as the "official school of Edinburgh Festival Ballet, shortly to launch as Scotland's capital city's very own ballet company." The Director is Peter Schaufuss and Dame Darcey is the Patron. As something of a former Edinburgensian, I wish the venture Godspeed but I do wonder wh
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