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Links – Sunday October 25, 2015


Review - The Royal BalletRomeo and Juliet (Francesca Hayward’s debut), London: Mark Monahan, The Telegraph


Review/feature - New York City Ballet at Saratoga Springs and Jacobs Pillow: Marcia B. Siegel, Hudson Review


Reviews - Boston BalletThird Symphony of Gustav Mahler, Boston: 

Marcia B. Siegel, The Arts Fuse

Lee Eiseman, Boston Musical Intelligencer


Preview - David MichalekHagoromo, ‘multidisciplinary opera’ with Wendy Whelan & Jock Soto, NY; Marina Harss, New York Times


Review - Chris SchlichtingStripe Tease, NY: Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


Reviews - James Cousins CompanyWithout StarsThere We have Been, London/Cambridge: 

Graham Watts, DanceTabs

Joy Marint, Exeunt


Review - Miami City Ballet, 30th season opener, Miami: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald


Review - Queensland BalletThe Sleeping Beauty, Brisbane: Michelle Potter blog


Review - VoroniaLe Veronal, London (Dance Umbrella): Luke Jennings, The Observer


Review - Pennsylvania BalletChromaConcerto BaroccoDGV, Philadelphia: Lewis Whittington, The Dance Journal


Review - Baltic Dance Theatre, triple bill, Warsaw: Jeffrey Taylor, Sunday Express


Review - Spellbound Contemporary BalletLe Quattro Stagioni, Boston: Merli V. Guerra, The Arts Fuse


Review - Footnote New Zealand Dance30 Forward, Wairarapa: Gemma Begg, NZ Theatreview

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Links – Monday, 26 October, 2015


Feature – Royal Ballet Director, Kevin O’Hare, on Frederick Ashton: Independent


Feature – Classical Ashton: David Vaughan, Playbill Arts


Review – Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Hayward debut), London: Judith MackrellGuardian


Reviews – American Ballet Theatre, Various Mixed Bills, NY:

Marina HarssDanceTabs

Gia KourlasNY Times

Apollinaire ScherrFinancial Times

Deborah JowittArts Journal/DanceBeat


Bolshoi Feature – Why Urin is glad to be rid of Filin: Anna Gordeeva/Moslenta via Ismene Brown


Q and A – Kim Brandstrup’s favourite music: Guardian


Gallery – Russell Maliphant & Michael Hulls in pictures: Guardian


Review – Richard Alston Dance Company, Brisk Singing, Burning, Nomadic, Edinburgh: Mary Brennan, Herald


Review – Company C Ballet, Arcane: A Tale of All Hallows’ Eve, SF: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Feature – DanceSpora marks 5 years: Lindsay Rittenhouse, NJ.com


Review – Lucy Bowen McCauley, Little Sin, Lucy’s Playlist, Part of the Main, DC: Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post


Review – Pierre-Paul Savoie & Jeff Hall, Bagne Recréation, Montreal: Robert Everett-Green, Globe and Mail


Preview – Sydney Dance Company, Illuminated, Melbourne: Philippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald

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Links – Tuesday, 27 October, 2015


News – Makhar Vaziev appointed as Director, Bolshoi Ballet:

Kommersant via Ismene Brown

AP via Moscow Times   (and elsewhere)


Review – Mikhailovsy Ballet, Le Corsaire (Messerer), St Petersburg: Louise Levene, Financial Times


Review – American Ballet Theatre, After You, Monotones I & II, Brahms-Haydn Variations, NY: Michael Popkin, Danceviewtimes


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Giselle (Tomasson), Beijing: Catherine Sutherland, Bachtrack


Gallery – Royal Ballet, Carmen, Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun, Tchai PDD: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Journal – Twyla Tharp and a Q&A Session in Portland: NY Times


Feature – Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour: Ellen DunkelPhiladelphia Inquirer


Review – Boston Ballet, Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler – A Ballet, Boston: Rebecca H. Dolan, Harvard Crimson


Review – Limón Dance Company, The Traitor, Chaconne, Orfeo, Dances for Isadora, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Trajal Harrell, The Return of La Argentina, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – Queensland Ballet, Sleeping Beauty (Horsman), Brisbane: Deborah Jones, Blog


Review – Lisbeth Gruwez/Veotalk, AH/HA, London: Philippa Newis, Londondance


Review – Barrowland Ballet, Tiger Tale, London: Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Londondance


Review – Northern Ballet, Tortoise and the Hare, Leeds: Roger Foss, The Stage


Review – Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia, DC: Rebecca RitzelWashington Post


Review – Katie Workum/Kimberly Bartosik, Black Lakes, Ecsteriority4(Pt 2), North Adams: Janine Parker, Arts Fuse

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Links – Wednesday, 28 October, 2015


Reviews – Royal Ballet, Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun, Tchaikovsky PDD, Carmen (Acosta), London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Judith MackrellGuardian

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Roslyn SulcasNY Times

Zoë Anderson, Independent

Graham Watts, Londondance

Lyndsey WinshipEvening Standard

Sarah FraterThe Stage

- Live streaming, 12 November: Tammy Hughes, Evening Standard


Feature – Iana Salenko & Steven McCrae: Jessica Duchen, Independent


Reviews – American Ballet Theatre, Mixed Bills, NY:

Robert GreskovicWall St Journal

Carol PardoDanceviewtimes

Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack/1  Bachtrack/2

After You (Morris) – 8 ReviewsBarre Flies


Feature – Françoise Gilot, painting a backdrop for ABT’s After Effect: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


News – Changes at the Bolshoi: Ismene Brown, Arts Desk


Diary – This week in New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Dane Hurst and dancers, The Moving Body, London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review – Dance Umbrella, Out of India – Modern Moves, London: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Review – Jon KinzelCowhand Con Man, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – Monica Bill Barnes, Happy Hour, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – MonkeyhouseMisplaced/Displaced, Cambridge, MA: Marcia B. Siegel, Arts Fuse


Review – Pat Graney & Colleen Thomas, Girl Gods, Her(e) Repetitive Blueprint, NY: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat


Interview – Glenn Edgerton, Hubbard Street Dance & Billy BungerothThe Art of Falling, LA: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review


Feature – Garett Smith, Reveal for Houston Ballet: Jessica Maria MacFarlane, Playbill Arts



And, inevitably, as the year draws on:


Preview - Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Nutcracker (Balanchine), Seattle: Xavier Lopez Jr, Seattle pi

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Links – Thursday, 29 October, 2015


Reviews – Royal Ballet, Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun, Tchaikovsky PDD, Carmen (Acosta), London:

Jann Parry, DanceTabs  (Two casts)

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

Margaret Willis, Bachtrack


Reviews – Ismene Brown, Spectator

Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Two casts), London

James Cousins, Without Stars, There We Have Been, London


Reviews – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Giselle (Kobborg/Stiefel), Edinburgh:

Mary Brennan, Herald

Thom DibdinThe Stage


Review – Boston Ballet, Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler (Neumeier), Boston: Iris Fanger, Patriot Ledger


Reviews – ZooNationInto the Hoods: Remixed, London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Vera LiberBTG


Reviews – Ballet Memphis, Confluence, I am a Woman:Moult, The Darting Eyes, Politics, New York:

Marina HarssDanceTabs

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Preview – Paul Taylor Dance Company, Calgary: Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald


Review – Company XIV, Cinderella (McCormick), NY: Leigh WitchelDanceviewtimes


Feature – Dance highlights in Canberra for 2016: Michelle Potter, The Age


Book – Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder: Bernie Goedhart, Montreal Gazette


Gallery – Lois Greenfield’s Moving StillGuardian


Tour Preview – Bawren Tavaziva, AfricarmenLondon: Rachel Elderkin, Londondance


Preview – Bay Pointe Ballet, Dracula (Steivel), SF: Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle


Review – Luminarium Dance Company, SpektrelCambridge, MA: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe


Review – Dance HeginbothamAngel’s Share, Diamond, Easy Win, NY: Erica Getto, Fjord Review


Feature – Sarasota Ballet’s Next Generation Outreach Program: Carrie SeidmanSarasota Herald-Tribune


Gallery – Ballet HispanicoCARMEN.maquia: Paula Lobo, Houston Chronicle



Fruit from the Google cornucopia:


Feature – Ballerina teaches soldiers to dance: Kim Hyo-jinKorea Times

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Links – Friday, 30 October, 2015


Reviews – American Ballet Theatre, AfterEffectNY:

Marina HarssDanceTabs

Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – American Ballet Theatre, Fall Season Programs, NY: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer


Review – Baltic Dance Theatre, Fun, Death and the Maiden, Body Master, Warsaw: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Reviews – ZooNationInto the Hoods: Remixed, London: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard


News – 2015 Annual Dance Award Nominations: DanceTabs

- Comment – Judith MackrellGuardian


Review – Hussein Chalayan & Damien Jalet, Gravity Fatigue, London: Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Review – Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker & Boris Charmatz, Partita 2, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review – Jason & Ronald K Brown/Evidence, Why You Follow, The Subtle One, etc, DC: Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post


Review – Limón Dance Company, Chaconne, Orfeo, Dances for Isadora, The Traitor, NY: Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene


News – Joffrey Ballet Choreographic Competition Winners: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Review – Russian National Ballet Theatre, Swan Lake, Canberra: Michelle Potter, The Age



Bolshoi veterans hail Vaziev appointment: Izvestia via Ismene Brown

- plus the latest from Nikolai Tsiskaridze: Sobesednik et al via Ismene Brown

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Links - Saturday 31 October, 2015



Review - American Ballet Theatre, Piano Concerto No 1, New York:  Alastair Macaulay, 

NY Times


Review - American Ballet Theatre, After You, Le Spectre de la Rose, Valse Fantasie, The Green Table, New York:  Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World


Review - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Sleeping Beauty, Leicester:  Sally Jack, British Theatre Guide


Reviews - Hussein Chalayan, Gravity Fatigue, London:  

Louise Levene, FT

Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Hannah Weibye, Arts Desk

Lyndsey Winship, Standard

Zoe Anderson, Independent

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Review - Rambert, Frames, Transfigured Night, Rooster, Birmingham:  Emma Cann, Broadway World


Review - Queensland Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Brisbane:  Elise Lawrence, Limelight


Review – Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker & Boris Charmatz, Partita 2, New York:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Reviews - Zoo Nation, Into the Hoods, London:  

Lyndsey Winship, Standard

Laura D, Londonist

Video Gallery - Daryl Baker, Guardian


News - This week’s new dance in London & RNZB on tour:   Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Feature - Push for Diversity in Ballet Turns to Training the Next Generation:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review - Ballet Next, Don’t Blink, Ushuaia, Strange Flowers, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Feature - Does it matter what you call a performance:  Lyndsey Winship, London Dance


Review - Milwaukee Ballet, Dracula, Milwaukee:  Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World


Review - Sankai Juku, Umusuna: Memories Before History, New York:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Preview - Sankai Juku, Umusuna: Memories Before History, Ottawa:  Peter Robb, Ottawa Citizen


Review - Tony Adigun, The Factory, London:  Rachel Eldurkin, Exeunt


Review - Russian National Ballet, Swan Lake, Canberra:  Michelle Potter, Sydney Morning Herald

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