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Links – Sunday June 5, 2016


Review - The Royal BalletObsidian TearThe InvitationWithin the Golden Hour, London: Luke Jennings, The Observer


Review - English National BalletSwan Lake in the round, London: Jeffrey Taylor, Sunday Express


Review - Ballet BCSolo Echo16+ a roomBill, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Reviews - Kidd Pivot / Electric Company TheatreBetroffenheit (Crystal Pite), London:

Luke Jennings, The Observer

David Jays, ArtsJournal


Review - Royal Swedish BalletJuliet and Romeo (Mats Ek), Washington: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes


Review - Scapino BalletLet’s Dance, Rotterdam: Lambrecht Wessels, Bachtrack


Review - Northern BalletJane Eyre, Aylesbury: Scott Matthewman, The Reviews Hub


Review - San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival: Janos Gereben, Examiner.com


Review - Jacob Boehme & Ilbijerri Theatre CompanyBlood on the Dance Floor, Melbourne: Liza Dezfouli, Australian Stage


Feature - American Ballet Theater’s Project Plié: Zita Allen, NY Amsterdam News


Interview - Jeroboam Bozeman, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Erica Getto, Brooklyn Rail


Preview - Three of the best new shows (UK): Lucy Carter et alNo Body / The Merchants of Bollywood / Fagin’s Twist: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

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Links – Monday June 6, 2016


Reviews - American Ballet TheatreLe Corsaire, NY: 

Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs

Michael Popkin, Danceviewtimes


Review - Royal Danish BalletShaken Mirror (Kim Branstrup premiere), Copenhagen: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review - Royal Swedish BalletJuliet and Romeo (Mats Ek), Washington: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs


Review - National Ballet of CanadaLe Petit Prince, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Review - English National BalletSwan Lake in the round, London: Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide


Feature - Rambert at 90: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


Review - Ballet BCSolo Echo16+ a roomBill, NY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Review - GöteborgsOperans DanskompaniNoetic (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui), Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Feature - Muhammad Ali and his dancing feet: Tom Phillips, Danceviewtimes


Review - Anna SperberPrize, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Feature - Australian Ballet, a year in numbers: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Review - Sarasota Contemporary Dance, mixed bill: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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Links – Tuesday, 7 June, 2016


Feature – Bill T. Jones, Four Decades In: Wyatt Mason, NY Times


Reviews – English National Ballet, Swan Lake in the round, London:

Graham Watts, Londondance

Margaret Willis, Bachtrack

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

Gerard Davis, Dancing Review

Anna Winter, Exeunt


Review – Los Angeles Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Ashton), LA: Jane Rosenberg, Seen and Heard


Reviews – National Ballet of Canada, Le Petit Prince, Toronto:

Martha SchabasGlobe and Mail

Penelope Ford, Fjord Review

- Feature: Mary WiensCBC News


Preview – Houston Ballet, Giselle (Welch), Houston: Margaret Downing, Houston Press


Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Stories, Seattle: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times


News – Bolshoi Ballet, 2016-17 Live Screening Programme: Staff, RBTH


Review – Yvonne Rainer, The Concept of Dust …..NY: Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes


Review – City Contemporary Dance Company, Fragile Beauty, HK: Natasha RogaiSCMP


News – Julie Cunningham to be Rambert’s first Choreography Fellow: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Preview – Ignition Dance Festival, 2016, London: Philippa Lewis, Londondance


Review – Walking Distance Dance Festival, SF: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Review – San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Preview – Royal Ballet of Flanders, Exhibition, Mother Goose, Bolero, Touring: Lisa Bradshaw, Flanders Today


News – Denman Theatre & Dance Co launched, NY: Jennifer Thompson, Examiner.com



And: In Bucharest, the story goes on: Johann Kobborg via Norman Lebrecht

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Links – Wednesday, 8 June, 2016


Reviews – American Ballet Theatre, The Golden Cockerel (Ratmansky), NY:

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Marina HarssDanceTabs

Wendy PerronDance Magazine

Apollinaire ScherrFinancial Times


Reviews – Australian Ballet, Swan Lake (Baynes), Melbourne:

Jordan Beth Vincent, The Age

Stephanie Glickman, Herald Sun


Review – School of American Ballet, Danses Concertantes, Les Gentilhommes, Four Temperaments, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Feature/Interviews – Dance Funding in Australia: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


News – Caroline Miller, ex-Dance UK, to head Orlando Ballet: Matthew J Palm, Orlando Sentinel


News – No Body – Sadler’s Wells in Light and Sound: Staff, Londondance


Review – Paula Josa-Jones, Of This Body, Cambridge, MA: Marcia B. Siegel, Arts Fuse


Preview – Hope Mohr Dance, Manifesting, SF: Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle


Documentary Preview – Havana Habibi: Catherine Anne Hollingsworth, Miami Herald

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Links – Thursday, 9 June, 2016


Reviews – American Ballet Theatre, The Golden Cockerel (Ratmansky), NY:

Sondra Forsyth, BWW

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack

- Costumes Feature: Laird Borrelli-PerssonVogue


Tour Preview – Royal Swedish Ballet, Juliet and Romeo (Ek), LA: Christina Campodonico, LA Times


Review – School of American Ballet, Danses Concertantes, Les Gentilhommes, Four Temperaments, NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Feature – Boston Ballet moves forward with a sure step: Sharon BascoWBUR/The Artery


Feature – Benjamin Millepied, and why he left Paris Opera Ballet: Kaleem Aftab, iNews


Tour Review – Northern Ballet, Jane Eyre, Richmond: Rachel Elderkin, Fjord Review


Reviews – No Body, radiant choreography of light and sound, London:

Judith MackrellGuardian

Josephine LeaskLondondance

Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Review – Ballet BC, Solo/Echo, Bill, Greed/Resolve, Ottawa, Natasha Gauthier, Ottawa Citizen


Review – Louise LecavalierMille Batailles, Montreal: Mark Mann, Dance Currrent


News – Chicago Dancing Festival 2016 announced: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Review – Festival TransAmeriquesMontreal: Robert Everett-Green, Globe and Mail


Feature – Beyoncé and her dancers: Brian Seibert, NY Times

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Links – Friday, 10 June, 2016


Feature – 3 Exhibitions where Art melds with Dance: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Australian Ballet, Swan Lake (Baynes), Melbourne: Melinda Oliver, Daily Review


Feature – Homer Bryant, Hiplet, and racism in ballet: Andrea Marks, Chicago Mag


Review – Vanessa AnspaughThe End of Men: An Ode to Ocean, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Preview – Seattle International Dance Festival: Melody Datz Hansen, Seattle Times


Preview – Nederlands Dans Theater, Safe as Houses, Stop-Motion, Woke up blind, The Statement, Auckland: John Daly-Peoples,National Business Review


Review – Yvonne Rainer, The Concept of Dust …..NY: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat


Review – F K Alexander, No Where/Now Here, Glasgow: Mary Brennan, Herald


Dance Diaries:

New York, 10-16 June: Staff, NY Times

Boston Next Week: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe

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Links – Saturday, 11 June, 2016


Review – Mariinsky Ballet, La Bayadère, St Petersburg: Janet Ward, Bachtrack


News – Royal Ballet Promotions & Joiners, 2016-17 Season: Staff, DanceTabs   (Comment here )


Review – Pennsylvania Ballet, Balanchine and Beyond, Philadelphia: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – American Ballet Theatre, The Golden Cockerel, NY: Michael PopkinDanceviewtimes


Review – Houston Ballet, Giselle (Welch), Houston: Adam Castaneda, Houston Press


Preview – Bangarra Dance Theatre, OUR Land people stories, Sydney: Peter Munro, The Age


Feature – Mia Michaels/The RockettesNew York Spectacular, NY: Rebecca Milzoff, NY Times


Preview – SFDanceworks, Inaugural Program, SF: Aimee Tsao, East Bay Times


News – LA Dance Project to partner French Luma Foundation: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Reviews – Hope Mohr Dance, Manifesting, Stay, SF:

Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle

Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs


News – UK Birthday Honours List 2016:  Cabinet Office/PM List

- Ms Lois Anne Keith OBE

- Miss Kousalyaa Somasundram MBE

- Mrs Vivienne Lesley Hall BEM


Diary – Next Week in UK: Judith MackrellGuardian


News – BBC Young Dancer 2017 – Applications Invited: Carmel Smith, Londondance

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