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Links – Sunday, 8 May, 2016


Reviews – Royal Ballet, Frankenstein (Scarlett), London:

Luke Jennings, Observer

Sarah Crompton, What's On Stage

Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express


Feature – Balanchine’s Serenade: From primer to repertory classicRobert  Greskovic, Wall St Journal


Review – Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Songs of the Wanderers, London: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs


Review – Washington Ballet, Bowie & Queen Double Bill, DC: Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


Review – Rosie Kay Dance Company, 5 Soldiers, Edinburgh: Mark Brown, Herald


Review – Diablo Ballet, Celebrated Masters Triple Bill, Walnut Creek: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Preview – Grand Rapids Ballet/Bruce Wells, Cinderella: Adrienne WarberExaminer.com


Interview – David Massingham, Co-Director International Dance Tesival Birmingham: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


News – New York dance troupe says shows banned over Falun Gong links: Alan Yuhas, Guardian


Radio Preview – Rambert’s Dane Hurst, The Sprung FloorFrances Byrne, Observer


Review – Miami City Ballet, Heatscape, Viscera, Bouree Fantasque, NY: Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review


Review – Donald Byrd & Anna Deveare Smith, A Rap on Race, Seattle: Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times


Review – Company ChordeliaNijinsky’s Last Jump, Glasgow: Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review


Interview – Cecilia Lisa Eliceche on UnisonSara Veale, Fjord Review


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Links – Monday, 9 May, 2016


Interview – Natalia Osipova & Sergei Polunin: Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Review – New York City Ballet, American Rhapsody (Wheeldon), NY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Review – Royal Ballet, Frankenstein (Scarlett), London: Katja Vaghi, Bachtrack


Reviews – Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Songs of the Wanderer, London:

Louise LeveneFinancial Times

Rachel ElderkinThe Stage


Review – Boston Ballet, Mirrors Quad Bill, Boston: Jeffrey GlantzBoston Globe


Review – Smuin Ballet, Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino, Oasis, Return to a Strange Land, SF: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Report – San Francisco Ballet, OneginSF: Sylvia McCleary, Examiner.com


Review – Company Chordelia/Peter McMaster, Nijinsky’s Last Jump, 27: Glasgow, Herald


Interview – Australian Choreo Lucy Guerin on Macbeth and TomorrowGraham Watts, DanceTabs


Review – Colin Gee & Angie SmalisChaplet of Roses, They Go Out in Joy, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


News – Ghenoa Gela wins 2016 Keir Choreographic Award: Staff, Daily Review



And….. though it happened last year, it’s worth it for the pictures once again:


Gallery – Australian Ballet’s Outdoor Swans: Mail Online


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Links – Tuesday, 10 May, 2016


Review – Royal Ballet, Frankenstein, London: Roslyn SulcasNY Times


Reviews – Los Angeles Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Ashton), LA:

Lewis Segal, LA Times

Steven Woodruff, SeeDance News


Previews – Joffrey Ballet, Cinderella (Ashton), Chicago:

Laura MolzahnChicago Tribune

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Review – New York City Ballet, Belles Lettres, Mothership, American Rhapsody, Concerto DSCH,  NY: Juan Michael Porter II, BWW


Review – New York City Ballet, Ballo Della Regina, Kammermusik 2, Vienna Waltzes, NY: Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes


Reviews – Washington Ballet, Bowie & Queen Double Bill, DC:

Hilary Stroh, Bachtrack

Pamela Roberts, BWW

- Radio Feature - Septime Webre: Jason Fraley, WTOP News


Review – Boston Ballet, Mirrors Quad Bill, Boston: Marcia B Siegel, Arts Fuse


Review – Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Songs of the Wanderers, London: Shelley Pinto-DuschinskyBachtrack


International Tour Preview – Ballet BC, All-female Choreographer Bill: Martha SchabasGlobe and Mail


Review – Cecilia Lisa ElicecheUnison, London: Sara Veale, DanceTabs


Review – Liss Fain Dance, Tacit Consent, SF: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


Review – Glade Dance Collective, Voices – 8 Works, DC: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes


News – BBO to be Bbodance, with The BalletBoyz as ADs: Matthew Hemley, The Stage


News – Phoenix Dance Theatre moving to large-scale touring: Matthew HemleyThe Stage


Interviews – 5 Graduates of Canadian Dance programs: Emily Holmes, Dance Current


Late Review – Ailey II, All New Quad Bill, NY: Marianne Adams, Danceviewtimes

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Links – Wednesday, 11 May, 2016


Interview/Feature – Liam Scarlett, inside the Royal Ballet’s Frankenstein: Guy Kelly, Telegraph


Reviews – American Ballet TheaterSylvia, NY:

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes


Reviews – New York City Ballet, Mothership, American Rhapsody, Gala etc, NY:

Robert GreskovicWall St Journal

Deborah JowittArts Journal/DanceBeat


Review – José Mateo Ballet Theatre, The Even and The Odd, Back to Bach, dark Profiles, Cambridge, Mass: Thea Singer, Boston Globe


Review – Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Songs of the Wanderers, London: Gerald DowlerClassical Source


Preview – West Australian Ballet, Beauty and the Beast (Nixon), Perth: Nina Levy, West Australian


News – Jayne Smeulders final performance with West Australian Ballet: Stephen Bevis, West Australian


Feature – Re-staging MacMillan’s Sea of TroublesRachel ElderkinLondondance


Gallery – Wayne Parsons & Morgann Runacre-Temple, London: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Preview – Gerard & Kelly, Modern Living, New Canaan, CT:  Julie BaumgardnerNY Timesh


Preview – PilobolusOn the Nature of Things, Walklyndon, Extracts, Santa Rosa: Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle


Preview – David Herrera Performance Company, The Least of Them, SF: Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle


Preview – SF Conservatory of Dance Workshop: Lou FancherSF Classical Voice


Review – DanzabiertaMalsonMiami: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald


Preview – Miami/Lisbon Dance Exchange, Miami: Juan Carlos Perez-DuthieMiami Herald



And for the record:


Teacup Storm News – Edward Watson deals with criticism: Yesterday’s Times via Guardian (and now elsewhere)

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Links – Thursday, 12 May, 2016


Feature – Alexei Ratmansky: Russian Poetry and an American Pulse: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Speculation? – Is Natalia Osipova set for a return to the Bolshoi in the new season?  Leyla Guchmazova, Rossiyskaya Gazeta via RBTH


Reviews – New York City Ballet, Ballo Della Regina, Kammermusik No2, Vienna Waltzes, NY:

Marina HarssDanceTabs

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – American Ballet Theatre, Sylvia, NY: Marina HarssDanceTabs


Reviews – RambertTomorrow, Terra Incognita, A Linha Curva, London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Judith MackrellGuardian

Rachel ElderkinThe Stage

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Alice WestobyLondondance

Vera LiberBTG


News – Plans announced for major Dance Hub in East London: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard


Review – Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Songs of the Wanderers, London: Graham Watts, Londondance


Review – Cecilia Lisa ElicecheUnison, London: Josephine Leaske, Londondance


Review – Candoco Dance Company, Friday Late Spectacular, London: Ruth Mattock, Londondance


Review – MalpasoWhy You Follow, 24 Hours and a Dog, Bad Winter, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Timesh


Feature – Why everyone is jookin with Lil Buck: Susan Reiter, LA Times


Review – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Out of Keeping, NNNN, A Picture of You Falling, Solo Echo, Boston: Jeanne DenizardExaminer.com


Review – Burning Man Dance Company, ArtimusAuckland: Roxanne de Bruyn, Theatreview


Preview – Ballet B.C., Bill, 16 + a room, I and I am You, Vancouver: Deborah Myers, Vancouver Sun


News – 2Faced Dance Company to host Bench Equality Event: Denise Drake, Londondance


Review – Newton Moraes Dance Theatre, Testosterone, Toronto: Lee Slinger, Dance Current


Review – Swan Lake on Ice, Hong Kong: Kevin Ng, TimeOut HK



And you may not want to miss Museum Dance-Off 2016: Steph Harmon, Guardian

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Links - Friday 13 May, 2016



Review - New York City Ballet, Dances at a Gathering, West Side Story Suite, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


Reviews - American Ballet Theatre, Sylvia, New York:  

Marina Harss, DanceTabs

Mary Cargill, Danceview Times


Reviews - Rambert, Tomorrow, Terra Incognita, A Linha Curva, London:  

Zoe Anderson, Independent

Lyndsey Winship, Standard

Graham Watts, DanceTabs

John O’Dwyer, Bachtrack


Feature - Crystal Pite:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Review - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Songs of the Wanderers, Birmingham:  Emma Cann, Broadway World


Reviews - Joffrey Ballet, Cinderella, Chicago:  

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

Janet Arvia, Examiner


Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Wizard of Oz, Christchurch:  Sheree Bright, NZ Theatreview


Review - Scottish Ballet, Swan Lake, Newcastle:  James Willoughby, Northumberland Gazette


Feature - Dance can’t continue to function in a self-enclosed bubble:  Sarah Crompton, What's on Stage


Preview - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Midscale North, York:  Staff, York Press


Review - BalletMet, Sleeping Beauty, Columbus:  Amanda Etchison, Broadway World


Q&A - Lil Buck:  Alexandra Pullen, LA Mag


Book Review - Sari Wilson, Girl Through Glass:  Jean Lenihan, LA Review of Books


Review - TITAS, Command Performance 2016, Dallas:  Margaret Putnam, Theater Jones


Feature - Dancing into Spring in Korea:  Kwon Mee-yoo, Korea Times


Q&A - Jeremy McQueen:  Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World


Report - A Conversation between Steve Paxton & Simone Forti, Los Angeles:  Jeff Slayton, See Dance


Preview - State Street Ballet, Women’s Work, Livermore:  Charles Donelan, Santa Barbera Independent


Review - Compania Olga Pericet, Flamenco Sin Titulo, Salford:  Helen Jones, Reviews Hub

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Links - Saturday 14 May, 2016



Review - New York City Ballet, Dances at a Gathering, West Side Story Suite, New York:  Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack


Review - Rambert, Tomorrow, Terra Incognita, A Linha Curva, London:  Anna Winter, Exeunt


Review - Scottish Ballet, Swan Lake, Edinburgh:  Vivien Devlin, Edinburgh Guide


Review - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Songs of the Wanderers, Birmingham:  Dean Eastmond, Hiskind


News - David Bintley receives Lifetime Achievement Award:  Staff, What's On Live


News - BalletBoyz named new Artistic Directors for bbodance:  BWW News Desk, Broadway World


News - Arts Funding Shock in Australia:  Andrew Taylor, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature - Critics must be allowed to discuss how performers look:  Ismene Brown, Spectator


Review - West Australian Ballet, Beauty and the Beast, Perth:  Sarah Green, Australian Stage


Review - Ballet BC, Program 3, Vancouver:  Janet Smith, Straight


Review - Steve Paxton, Bound, Los Angeles:  Jeff Slayton, Backtrack


Feature - Ballerinas describe the dancing life to a Milwaukee Ballet rookie:  Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Review - Cape Town City Ballet, Shades of Love, Cape Town:  David Fick, Broadway World


Review - Grand Rapids Ballet, Cinderella, Grand Rapids:  Adrienne Warber, Examiner


Preview - Una Voce with dancers, When we no longer touch, Sarasota:  Carrie Sideman, Sarasota Herald Tribune


Review - Avant Chamber Ballet, Women’s Choreography Project, Richardson:  Cheryl Callon, Theater Jones


Review - William Yong, Steer, Toronto:  Martha Schabas, Toronto Globe and Mail

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