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  1. When I put this in Links yesterday, I was intrigued by that assertion that Reece (and his brothers before him) had been supported by the Bartlett company which, I see, established a HQ in Airdrie some years ago. (As I grew up just outside Glasgow a year or seventy ago, Airdrie was a good 30 minutes further out, at the end of the Nos 15 and 23 tram lines, and would probably not have been seen as a likely home for a brood of ballet dancers.)
  2. Saturday 19 September, 2020 Feature - American Ballet Theatre: Six Promotions, and One Puzzlement: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance RB Snippets: Royal Ballet gets Doncaster Dancing in online film featuring community groups: Julia Armstrong, Doncaster Free Press DistDancing outdoor ballet is back at London’s Hoxton Docks: Alexandra Sims, TimeOut London Reece Clarke: Airdrie ballet star showcased in new video: Ian Bunting, Daily Record Book Reviews Alston Nash: A Visual History of the Richard Alston Dance Company: Vera Liber, BTG
  3. Friday 18 September, 2020 News - Baryshnikov Arts Center to Commission New Online Works: Peter Libbey, NY TImes News – English National’s new HQ wins Building of the Year award: Rob Wilson, Architects Journal Feature – Tony Yap: dancing around Melbourne during lockdown: Nick Miller, The Age Stream Review – Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, 20th Anniversary Virtual Season: Susanna Sloat, DanceTabs And: Step Into the World of Dance With These 14 Streaming Documentaries: Dan Mayer, Playbill
  4. Thursday 17 September, 2020 Report – Bolshoi Ballet, Four Characters in Search of a Plot: Moscow: Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review Feature - Watching a Choreographer Build: Trisha Brown’s Unusual Archive: Siobhan Burke, NY Times Interview – Choreographer Gary Clarke, dancing to the rhythm of life: Helen Barrett, Financial Times News - Rambert to premiere dance work on new digital platform: Georgia Snow, The Stage Preview - Alvin Erasga Tolentino’s new work, Offering, Vancouver: Carlito Pablo, Straight.com Drive-In Report - B
  5. Wednesday 16 September, 2020 Features: Ballet’s New Mandate: Change or Die: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice Tara Gower of Bangarra Dance Theatre thinks post-Covid: Elissa Blake, Guardian (Scroll down) News: Boston Ballet plans a virtual ‘Nutcracker’ while aiming to return to the stage by May: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe Brazil slum ballet school taps resilience to survive pandemic: AFP via Global Times Stream Reviews: Philly Fringe 2020/David Gordon, The Philadelphia Matter - 1972/2020: Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey, Broa
  6. Tuesday 15 September, 2020 Live Review – West Australian Ballet, Dracula, Perth: Alana Kildea, Dance Australia Live Review – Karul Projects, Silence, Brisbane: Denise Richardson, Dance Australia Live Review – Restless Dance Theatre, Seeing through Darkness, Adelaide: Maggie Tonkin, Dance Australia Live Preview – Chris Emile & dancers, Amend, Los Angeles: Makeda Easter, LA Times News – Jim Pettigrew, new chairman at Scottish Ballet: Hayley Murden, Daily Business News - Elmhurst Ballet School’s Full Return To Academics A
  7. Monday 14 September, 2020 Live Review – BalletCollective (NYCB & Graham dancers), Natural History, Pine Plains, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times Feature - Chunky Move reveals plans to flex its choreographic muscle: Stephen A. Russell, Sydney Morning Herald Stream Review - Paris Opera Ballet, Giselle: Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review Stream Preview – Lost Dog/Place Online, In a Nutshell: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper DVD Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake: Philip Fisher, BTG
  8. Sunday 13 September, 2020 Live Review – West Australian Ballet, Dracula, Perth: Rita Clarke, Limelight Stream Reviews: JCWK Dance Lab, HOMEbody: Camille Bacon-Smith, Broad Street Review Cameron McMillan, Beneath Sky Snakes: Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing
  9. Ming Luke, Guest Conductor with San Francisco Ballet has initiated a series of online (Zoom) discussions involving both dancers and musicians. These are held on Saturdays at Noon PDT, so (conveniently) 8pm here in the UK. The planned programme is here: http://mingluke.com/musical-pointes See also here.
  10. And scroll down for Ms Naghdi in Elite Syncopations: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/6cb52958-f0a2-11ea-aeed-ec95eac61729?shareToken=29fab493de5d54fce434e20c7880de56
  11. In fact, I see from the Product Details that the Disc has not been discontinued by its manufacturer. But it's clearly now very rare and is thus advertised at a speculative ransom price, from a supplier in Japan. And if you don't like that, there's another supplier in Poland who will sell you it for £247 .... but delivery is Free. And NB that, should you have a copy, you could try selling it on Amazon at some less extortionate, but still lucrative, price.
  12. Saturday 5 September, 2020 Feature – That Lagos dance school, still firmly on the global stage: Emmanuel Akinwotu, Guardian (and many other places) Stream Review – Mariinsky Ballet, Cinderella (Ratmansky): Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review
  13. Friday 4 September, 2020 News: Royal Opera House to launch free open-air cinema in Covent Garden: Harry Fletcher, Evening Standard National Ballet of Canada takes its fall season online so dancers can perform again: Michael Crabb, The Star Royal New Zealand Ballet cancels Venus Rising tour: Staff, Stuff.co Preview – BalletCollective, Drive-In Dance, Natural History, Pine Plains, NY: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance Stream Review - Australian Ballet, New Ghost: Gracia Haby, Fjord Review
  14. Thursday 3 September, 2020 Feature – The School That Camille A. Brown Built: Salamishah Tillet, NY Times Feature - How are we going to afford Covid-safe theatre? Karen Van Ulzen, Dance Australia News - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offer to Ballet West students: Georgia Snow, The Stage News - L.A.'s dance crisis: Studios fight to survive COVID shutdown: Makeda Easter, LA Times Preview - Vicki Amedume/Upswing, Catch Me, Greenwich: Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub Stream Reviews: Outdoors Ballet – some different ap
  15. From Dance Australia: How are we going to afford Covid-safe theatre? https://www.danceaustralia.com.au/news/how-are-we-going-to-afford-covid-safe-theatre
  16. Wednesday 2 September, 2020 Feature – When Merce Cunningham Took On a New Collaborator: The Computer: Ellen Jacobs, NY Times News: English National Ballet’s Autumn online schedule, Departures & Promotions: David Mead, SeeingDance Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper San Francisco Ballet, The Sugar Plum Fairy Takes Shelter This Year: Janos Gereben, SF Classical Voice Stream Reviews – Marquee TV – Screen.dance & SF Dance Film Festival, Summer Shorts: Graham Watts, DanceTabs San Francisco Ballet, Dance of Dreams:
  17. For admirers, there's a rather good feature in the September Dancing Times, with photos from her earlier years.
  18. Tuesday 1 September, 2020 Obituary – Nina Popova, Ballerina: Staff, The Times Feature - Up on the Roof, Flesh and Blood Dancers Move and Connect: Siobhan Burke, NY Times Feature - With stages dark, ballet students fear to take the next leap: Catherine Lambert, The Age Feature - Hope Mohr Dance Crosses Another Bridge Toward Equity: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice Live News – Locreado Dance Company, Pause, Sydney: Staff, Dance Australia Feature/Interview - Center Stage Is 20 Years Old, and ABT Reunites the Cast: Aliso
  19. Monday 31 August, 2020 Dance Diary – August 2020: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing Live Review – Sam Trubridge & dancers, Ecology in Fifths, Wellington: Deirdre Tarrant, Theatreviews
  20. Sunday 30 August, 2020 News - Royal Ballet limbers up for first stage show: Grant Tucker, Sunday Times Features: West Australian Ballet/Krzysztof Pastor, Dracula: Karen van Ulzen, Dance Australia Australia’s First Nations Dance Sector: Steve Dow, Guardian San Francisco dance group offers reparations for Blacks: David-Elijah Nahmod, Bay Area Reporter Streaming Review - Battery Dance Festival, From Africa: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance And, finally, two questions: What Is Waacking, and Why Is It All Over TikTok?
  21. From today's Sunday Times: Royal Ballet limbers up for first stage show https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cc240c2a-e9df-11ea-b9f8-ab500af5d066?shareToken=7c054f42bd8ba1481778e7b45df1496f
  22. Saturday 22 August, 2020 Obituary - Nina Popova, Dancer Who Fled Bolsheviks and Nazis: John Leland, NY Times News - Royal Ballet dancers performing by London’s Hoxton Docks: Alexandra Sims, TimeOut London Streaming Reviews: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Shelter : Sanjoy Roy, Guardian Missing Edinburgh festival? See a week's worth of shows online: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cinderella: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper The Cockpit/EDIFICE Dance Company, Salomé: Miriam Sallon, Revie
  23. Friday 21 August, 2020 Feature – Carlos Acosta and his plans for Birmingham Royal Ballet: Debra Craine, The Times (See also SeeingDance & Culture Whisper) Live Review – Kaatsbaan Summer Festival: Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review Streaming Reviews: Battery Dance Festival, Marking the centennial of women's right to vote: David Mead, SeeingDance SF/Bay Area Round-up, An August of Dance Film Shorts: Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance Sydney Dance Company, Cuatro 1-4: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing Streaming News: Sa
  24. Thursday 20 August, 2020 Features: Russian Ballet Returned to the Stage. Then a Covid Outbreak Hit: Alex Marshall, NY Times In Lagos, a Homegrown Ballet Academy Leaps Into the Spotlight: Noor Brara, NY Times News - A New Building for Stuttgart's John Cranko Schule: Florian Heilmeyer, Metropolis Streaming Reviews: San Francisco Ballet, Dance of Dreams: John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard 2Faced Dance, Scottish Dance Theatre & Scottish Ensemble, iCoDaCo: David Mead, SeeingDance Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage, Our Bodies
  25. For tomorrow's Links, the New York Times will have a substantial piece on events at the Mariinsky, apparently largely based on a phone call with Xander Parish: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/19/arts/dance/mariinsky-ballet-coronavirus-outbreak.html
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