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  1. We have never had a written guideline on the use of nicknames. Do we need one?. One can assume that nicknames are generally used in a friendly or affectionate way but there is always the implication of a closer relationship to the dancer than probably exists. There is also the matter of disrespecting or demeaning the dancer by referring to them publicly in this way. Maybe of relevance is that dancers, in the UK at least, are no longer referred to as girls and boys. This discussion began because of Janet's reasonable reminder that nicknames may be unknown to some or many of our users. This can give the unfortunate impression of the forum as having an in-group of ballet cognoscenti who can catch all the references versus those who don't, who may well feel that they are less important in some way. This then becomes a matter of respect between members. Dawnstar's use of surnames seems fine. We don't need to go so far as having to use Ms Osipva or Mr McRae!
  2. Links – Saturday June 22, 2019 Reviews - Natalia Osipova, The Mother (Arthur Pita), London: Mark Monahan, The Telegraph Sarah Kirkup, Bachtrack Emma Byrne, Evening Standard Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian Zoë Anderson, The Independent David Mead, SeeingDance Feature - Carthage Dance festival, Tunis: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times Profile - ‘Hurricane’ Catherine Hurlin, American Ballet Theatre: Gia Kourlas, New York Times Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Black Swan, White Swan, Auckland: Jenny Stevenson, Theatreview Review - Robert Moses’ Kin, The Exceptionally Overweight Black Man Phoenix, SF: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes Review - AVA Dance Company (ORIGINS Festival) No Woman’s Land, London: Graham Watts, DanceTabs Review - Images Ballet Company, Interplay, Mirrors, On Lineage, Meadowdown, London: Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs Review - Pacific Dance Festival, Trip, Our Shadows, Melville Place, : Raewyn White, New Zealand Herald News - Closure of NHS dance injury clinic in London: Georgia Snow, The Stage Reviews - Neil & Katya Jones, Somnium, A Dancer’s Dream, London: Donald Hutera, The Times Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International Preview - Dance Heginbotham, Common Fate: Susan B. Apel, The Arts Fuse
  3. Links – Friday June 21, 2019 Review - National Ballet of Canada, The Merry Widow, and Xiao Nan Yu’s retirement, Toronto: Paula Citron, Ludwig Van Review/interview - Ebony Noelle Golden, 125th and Freedom, NY: Siobhan Burke, New York Times Review - Royal Danish Ballet, Summer tour, Fredriksborg Castle: Eva Kistrup, Copenhagen Report Review - Junior Ballett Zürich, Echo of Elements, Wounded, Submerge, London: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs Review - Ballet BC, Bedroom Folk, To this day, Petite Cérémonie, Jacob’s Pillow: Tresca Weinstein, Albany Times Union Film reviews - Georgia Parris, Bobbi Jene Smith & Maxine Doyle, Mari: Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs Mike McCahill, The Guardian Review - Company of Elders, Dare I Speak, Natural 2019, London: Josephine Leask, DanceTabs #SpeakingInDance - José Xtravaganza: Gia Kourlas, New York Times Review - Gary Clarke, Wasteland, Glasgow: Kelly Apter, The Scotsman Feature - Cincinatti Ballet’s focus on female choreographers: David Lyman, cincinnati.com Profile/interview - Sean Dorsey, transgender director and choreographer: Jeryl Brunner, Forbes Diary - Three of the best shows coming up, UK: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian
  4. Links – Thursday June 20, 2019 Review - Dutch National Ballet, Pas/Parts 2018, Kleines Requiem, Ignite, Amsterdam: Lambrecht Wessels, Bachtrack Review - Ballet Black, The Suit, Ingoma, London: Graham Watts, DanceTabs Review - American Ballet Theatre, Le Corsaire, NY: Christina Pandolfi, Broadway World Feature - Brooklyn Mack guests with ABT in Le Corsaire: Sarah L. Kaufman, San Francisco Chronicle Review - Lost Dog, Juliet & Romeo, London: David Mead, SeeingDance Book preview - Bill Cooper, Swan Lake - Reimagining a Classic (The Royal Ballet’s new production): Broadway World Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Hobson’s Choice, Birmingham: Maria Cusine, Shropshire Star Review - Rosalind Masson, No Man’s Land, Glasgow: Mary Brennan, Herald Scotland
  5. Links – Wednsesday June 19, 2019 Review - The Royal Ballet, Margot Fonteyn, A Celebration, London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs Feature - William Kentridge & Faustin Linyekula’s Holland Festival: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times Review - Ballet Black, The Suit, Ingoma, London: David Mead, SeeingDance Reviews - Bangarra Dance Theatre, Unaipon, Stamping Ground, To make fire, Sydney: Deborah Jones, FollowSpot Chantal Nguyen, Bachtrack Feature - Scottish Ballet’s Digital Season, Edinburgh: Claire Sawyers, The List Review - Ballet Cymru, Romeo a Juliet, Newcastle: Anna Winter, The Guardian News - Misa Kuranaga & Sasha Mukhamedov joining San Francisco Ballet: Amy Brandt, Pointe Magazine News - San Francisco Ballet 2020 season promotions, new members: Broadway World News - Merce Cunningham Centennial programming for the remainder of 2019: Broadway World
  6. Links – Friday June 14, 2019 Reviews - American Ballet Theatre, Le Corsaire, NY: Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes Ivy Lin, Bachtrack Feature - Mark Morris and Pepperland: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review Review - Boston Ballet, Rhapsody mixed bill, Boston: Merli V. Guerra, Fjord Review Review - San Francisco Ballet, Bespoke, Hummingbird, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, London: Sara Veale, Fjord Review Interview - Jean-Christophe Maillot, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo: Stephanie Bunbury, Brisbane Times Preview - Edinburgh Festival 2019, dance shows to be seen (amongst other things): Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian News - Eight dance performances this weekend, NYC: Gia Kourlas, New York Times News - Three of the best dance shows, UK: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian News - What’s happening at Jacob’s Pillow this Summer: Tresca Weinstein, Albany Times Union Jeffrey Borak, The Berkshire Eagle News - London Mayor petitioned to end ROH’s BP Big Screens in Trafalgar Square: Marianne Brooker, The Ecologist
  7. Links – Thursday June 13, 2019 Review - New York City Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, NY: Robert Gottlieb, Observer Review - National Ballet of Canada, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Approximate Sonata, The Second Detail, Toronto: Denise Sum, Danceviewtimes Review - San Francisco Ballet, Your flesh shall be a great poem, Bound To, Anima Animus, London: Neil Norman, The Stage Feature - The Shifting Fortunes of Manon: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times Review - English National Ballet, Cinderella, London: Joy Sable, The Jewish Chronicle Feature - Five women pushing dance forward: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian Interview - Kenneth Tindall, choreographer: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs News - Nehemiah Kish, RB Principal, to retire: Matthew Hemley, The Stage Review - School of American Ballet, workshop performance, NY: David Mead, SeeingDance Review - Moana, 5 short works, Auckland: Nicole Wilkie, Theatreview
  8. Foteini Christofilopoulou was at the The Firebird, A Month in the Country and Symphony in C photocall...  Itziar Mendizabal in The Firebird. ©Foteini Christofilopoulou/ROH, by courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Marianela Nuñez and Matthew Ball in A Month in the Country. ©Foteini Christofilopoulou/ROH, by courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Sarah Lamb and Nicol Edmonds in Symphony in C. ©Foteini Christofilopoulou/ROH, by courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr More… Foteini Christofilopoulou - 12 photos By courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Discussion of this programme is here
  9. Foteini Christofilopoulou was at the Margot Fonteyn Celebration photocall, if sadly Darcey Bussell wasn't... Francesca Hayward in Ondine. Photo ©Foteini Christofilopoulou/ROH, by courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Natalia Osipova in Romeo and Juliet. Photo ©Foteini Christofilopoulou/ROH, by courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Lauren Cuthbertson in Apparitions. Photo ©Foteini Christofilopoulou/ROH, by courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr More… Foteini Christofilopoulou - 16 photos by courtesy of DanceTabs / Flickr Discussion of this event is here
  10. Links – Thursday June 6, 2019 Reviews - The Royal Ballet, The Firebird, A Month in the Country, Symphony in C, London: Graham Watts, Bachtrack Debra Craine, The Times Mark Monahan, The Telegraph Joy Sable, The Jewish Chronicle Anna Winter, The Stage G.J. Dowler, Classical Source Reviews - American Ballet Theatre, Jane Eyre, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times Ivy Lin, Bachtrack Michael Popkin, Danceviewtimes Review - American Ballet Theatre, Tharp programme: Brahms-Haydn Variations, Deuce Coupe, In the Upper Room, NY: Ivy Lin, Bachtrack Review - New York City Ballet, Bartók Ballet, Bright, Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3, NY: Susan Yung, The Brooklyn Rail Review - Merce Cunningham, Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event, NY: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Feature - William Forsythe rehearses Enemy in the Figure with Ballet British Columbia: Janet Smith, Georgia Straight Feature - Bangarra Dance Theatre and Jiri Kilián’s Stamping Ground: Valerie Lawson, Sydney Morning Herald Feature - Brendan Fernandes, The Master and Form, Whitney Museum of American Art, Chicago: Avichal Scher, Dance Magazine News - Northern Ballet, 50th Anniversary schedule: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs Feature - Fernando Montaño of the Royal Ballet dances underwater against plastics pollution: Laura Harding, The Sunday Post Review - Jonathan González, Lucifer Landing II, NY: Dillon Heyck, The Brooklyn Rail Review - Tatyana Tenebaum & Jasmine Hearn, collective terrain/s, NY: Rennie McDougall, The Brooklyn Rail Review - Peter DiMuro, Significant Others: Dances for Family, Friends and Lovers, Boston: Jessica Lockhart, The Arts Fuse Review - Tuatara Collective & Manuaku Institute of Technology, Over My Dead Body: Little Black Bitch, Wellington: Grace Ahipene Hoel, Theatreview
  11. Links – Wednesday June 5, 2019 Review - American Ballet Theatre, On the Dnieper, Sons of Bukovina, The Seasons, NY: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc Feature - Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre at ABT: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times Review - San Francisco Ballet, The Infinite Ocean, Snowblind, Björk Ballet, London: Anna Winter, The Stage Feature - The Royal Ballet’s forthcoming tour to Japan: Kris Kosaka, Japan Times Interview - Lauren Cuthbertson, Royal Ballet Principal: Anna Winter, The Stage Q & A - Meaghan Grace Hinkis, RB Soloist: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs Review - Oakland Ballet Company, Rajastra: The King’s Cloth, Hamsa, Jangala, Oakland CA: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes Essay - Kimerer LaMothe, The Dancing Species: Aeon Art reviews - Natalia Goncharova, Tate Modern, London: Jonathan Jones, The Guardian Rachel Campbell-Johnson, The Times News - The Evening Standard ‘loses’ two of it’s drama critics: Giverny Masso, The Stage Review - Modern Table Dance Company, Sok-do (Velocity), London: Maryam Philpott, The Reviews Hub
  12. Links – Tuesday June 4, 2019 Reviews - San Francisco Ballet, The Infinite Ocean, Snowblind, Björk Ballet, London: Debra Craine, The Times Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide Graham Watts, DanceTabs Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance Matt Wolf, The Arts Desk Reviews - San Francisco Ballet, Shostakovich Trilogy, The Infinite Ocean, Snowblind, Björk Ballet, London: Louise Levene, Financial Times Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian Review - San Francisco Ballet, Shostakovich Trilogy, London: Rachel Elderkin, The Stage Review - Zurich Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, Zurich: Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack Reviews - Sergei Polunin, Rasputin: Graham Watts, Bachtrack Neil Norman, The Stage Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times Review - National Ballet of Canada, Physical Thinking (William Forsythe triple bill), Toronto: Paula Citron, ludwig-van Toronto Review - Hong Kong Ballet, Chroma, The Rite of Spring, The Year of the Rabbit, HK: Natasha Rogai, South China Morning Post Review - Rosie Kay, Ten Soldiers: The Body is the Frontline, Edinburgh: Mary Brennan, Herald Scotland Review - Miami City Ballet & Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ballet Across America, Washington: Mary Lincer, Broadway World Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Black Swan, White Swan, Wellington: Jennifer Shennan, … on dancing Review - Marrugeku, Ngarlimbah, Miranda, Strangers, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald Review - Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor, Two Room Apartment, Berlin: Veronica Posth, SeeingDance Review - Tupua Tigafua, Shel We?, Wellington: John Smythe, Theatreview Preview/interview - Kit Modus, An Afternoon with Kit Modus, Atlanta: Sydney Burrows, ArtsATL News - Elmhurst Ballet School Summer performances: Broadway World
  13. Links – Monday June 3, 2019 Review - National Ballet of Canada, Physical Thinking (William Forsythe triple bill), Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail Review - San Francisco Ballet, Shostakovich Trilogy, The Infinite Ocean, Snowblind, Björk Ballet, London: John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard International Photo gallery - San Francisco Ballet, The Infinite Ocean, Snowblind, Björk Ballet: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs Review - Eifman Ballet, The Pygmalion Effect, SF: Heather Desaulniers, DanceTabs Reviews - Sergei Polunin, Fraudulent Smile, Paradox, Sacré, Rasputin: Sanjoy Roy, The Observer David Dougill, Sunday Times Reviews - Sergei Polunin, Rasputin: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International Review - Miami City Ballet, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, Carousel pdd, Heatscape, Brahms/Handel, Washington: Hannah Landsberger, Broadway World Review - Miami City Ballet & Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ballet Across America, Washington: Carolyn Kelemen, MD Theatre Guide Feature - Kathleen Breen Combes retiring from Boston Ballet: Jennifer Stahl, Dance Magazine Review - Pam Tanowitz, Four Quartets, London: David Dougill, Sunday Times Review - Faso Danse Théâtre, Kalakuta Republik, London: Graham Watts, DanceTabs
  14. This may be the last time we see his Des Grieux. In June he's billed to dance his final performances with ABT. From Dance Magazine: "After over a decade of turning heads and breaking hearts at American Ballet Theatre, Roberto Bolle is saying good-bye to the company. The international star's final ABT performances will be as the idealistic Des Grieux…"
  15. Links – Sunday June 2, 2019 Review - American Ballet Theatre, Tharp Trio: Brahms-Haydn Variations, Deuce Coupe, In the Upper Room, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Reviews - San Francisco Ballet, Shostakovich Trilogy, London: Hanna Weibye, The Arts Desk Sara Veale, DanceTabs Review - New York City Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, NY: Gay Morris, Danceviewtimes Review - Sergei Polunin, Rasputin, London: Mark Monahan, The Telegraph Review - Sergei Polunin, Fraudulent Smile, Paradox, Sacré, London: Sara Veale, The Observer Review Rambert2, Grey Matter, E2 7SD, Killer Pig, Edinburgh: Mark Brown, Herald Scotland Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Black Swan, White Swan, Wellington: Greer Robertson, Theatreview Review - Houston Ballet, The Merry Widow, Houston: Natalie de la Garza, Houston Press Review - Límon Dance Company, The Moor’s Pavane, The Weather in the Room, Radical Beasts in the Forest of Possibilities, Psalm, NY: Sheila Kogan, TheaterScene Review - Theatre Under The Stars, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Houston: Brett Cullum, Broadway World Review - Simone Kenyon, Into the Mountain, Glenfeshie: Lyn Gardner, The Stage Review - YYDC, The Edge of 30 Degrees, NY: David Mead, SeeingDance
  16. Are you sure these requests are genuine?
  17. A quick response: "We are aware of the issue there, unfortunately, and this has now been resolved." Trust that's correct. Please post here if the bombardment continues.
  18. Bizarre. There haven't been any very recent system updates. I'll ask the Powers what they think.
  19. Links – Wednesday May 22, 2019 Review - American Ballet Theatre, Harlequinade, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs Review - American Ballet Theatre, The Seasons (Ratmansky’s latest), NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times Review - New York City Ballet, Judah, Dances at a Gathering, Stars and Stripes, NY: Carol Pardo, Danceviewtimes News - The Royal Ballet’s Summer tour to Los Angeles: Sarah Hookey, Broadway World Feature - New York’s Annual Dance Parade: Siobhan Burke, New York Times Feature - Ballet West Choreographic Festival, Salt Lake City: Melody Kester, Salt Lake Magazine Review - Texas Ballet Theater, Pinocchio (Tuckett), Dallas: Emily Sese, TheaterJones Feature - Max Revell, winner of BBC Young Dancer 2019: David Mead, SeeingDance Feature - Dancing on pointe: Olivia Campbell, NewsCentral24x7
  20. Links – Tuesday May 21, 2019 Review - Stuttgart Ballet, Mayerling, Stuttgart: GJ Dowler, Classical Source Review - San Francisco Ballet, Shostakovich Trilogy, SF: Rachel Howard, Fjord Review Review - New York City Ballet, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3, NY: Rose Marija, Broadway World Review - Staatsballett Berlin, Theme and Variations, The Second Detail, Oval, Berlin: Veronica Posth, SeeingDance Reviews - Queensland Ballet, Serenade, Soldier’s Mass, The Shadows Behind Us, Brisbane: Michelle Potter, … on dancing Olivia Stewart, Limelight Review - Kansas City Ballet, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, A Play for Love, In the Upper Room, Kansas City, Hilary Stroh, Bachtrack Review - Rambert, Presentient, Rouge, In Your Rooms, London: Graham Watts, Bachtrack Review - Yorke Dance Project, Playground, Communion, Between and Within, Imprint, London: Jann Parry, DanceTabs Review - Seeta Patel, The Rite of Spring, Dance Dialogues, London: Susie Browning, The Stage Review - International Ballet Star Gala, Taipei: David Mead, Seeing Dance Bowen McAuley Dance Company, Exuberant Fanfare, At the Seams, Lissajous, Du Vent et des Fages, Washington: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes Feature - Royal Danish Ballet, Ballet & Bubbles and Dance2Go programmes axed: Eva Kistrup, Copenhagen Report
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