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Links – Sunday June 19, 2016


Review - The Royal BalletObsidian TearThe InvitationWithin the Golden Hour, London: Rachel Elderkin, Fjord Review


Review - English National BalletSwan Lake carried by its corps, London: Luke Jennings, The Observer


Review - National Ballet of CanadaGiselle, Toronto: Penelope Ford, Fjord Review


Review - Birmingham Royal BalletThe Taming of the Shrew, Birmingham: Emma Cann, Broadway World. Photo gallery - Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Audio - Mona Inglesby and the International Ballet Company: Ismene Brown, BBC iPlayer


Interview - Artem Ovcharenko, Bolshoi Ballet: Mark Monahan, The Telegraph


Review - Jessica Lang DanceThousand Yard StareSweet Silent Thought, NY: Juan Michael Porter II, Broadway World


Review - Doug Varone and DancersCastlesStrict LoveLux, Saratoga Springs: Tresca Weinstein, Albany Times Union


Review - RIOULT Dance NYCassandra’s Curse (open rehearsal), NY: Juan Michael Porter II, Broadway World


Review - World Ballet Competition Gala, Orlando: Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel


Review - Monkey Baa Theatre CompanyThe Peasant Prince (the story of Li Cunxin for children), Canberra: Michelle Potter blog


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Links – Monday June 20, 2016


Feature - Mikhail Baryshnikov & Robert WilsonLetter to a Man: Joan Acocella, The New Yorker


Review - Alain Platel & NTGentEn Avant, Marche!, London: Louise Levene, Financial Times


Review - Bangarra Dance TheatreOUR land people stories, Sydney: Clive Paget, Limelight


Feature - ABT’s Isabella Boylston and dancing Juliet: Pia Catton, Wall Street Journal


Review - Jane Comfort and CompanyYou Are Here, NY: Juan Michael Porter II, Broadway World


Review - 7th Young Choreographer’s Festival, NY: Joyce Hyde, Examiner.com

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Links – Tuesday June 21, 2016


Review - Paris Opera BalletSeven SonatasOther DancesDuo ConcertantCreases, Paris: Patricia Boccadoro, CultureKiosque


Feature - Kenneth MacMillan’s Juliet: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Reviews - Birmingham Royal BalletThe Taming of the Shrew, Birmingham: 

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Hedy Mühleck, Bachtrack


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, two programmes, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Interview - Makhar VazievDenis RodkinAnna Tikhomirova, Bolshoi Ballet: Emma Burrows, Deutsche Welle (DW)


Interview - Carlos Acosta, prior to farewell tour visit to Hong Kong: Victoria Finlay, South China Morning Post


Review - Bangarra Dance TheatreOUR land people stories, Sydney: Clive Paget, Limelight


Review - Hofesh ShechterBarbarians, Paris: Patricia Boccadoro, CultureKiosque


Preview - New York City Ballet, 2016 Fall Fashion Gala: Broadway World, and Michael Cooper, New York Times


Review - Hong Kong BalletSerenadeShenren ChangOver ThereSacred Thread, HK: Natasha Rogai, South China Morning Post


Q&A - Marie Chouinard, choreographer: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Feature - Ryan McNamara, the artist who dances about the internet: Andrea K. Scott, New Yorker


Feature - Connie Farrell, an aspiring six year old, meets Tamara Rojo: Steve Myall, The Mirror



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Links – Wednesday 22 June, 2016


Review – Shanghai Ballet, Echoes of Eternity, Shanghai: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Feature – Alessandra Ferri returns as Juliet with ABT: Jocelyn Noveck, Washington Post


Review – London: Ismene Brown, Spectator

- English National Ballet, Swan Lake

- Crystal PiteBetroffenheit


Review – Natiional Ballet of Canada, Giselle, Toronto: Marissa Trarback, Dance Current


Review – Jessica Lang Dance, Mixed Bill x5, NY: Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


Review – Dance HeginbothamAngels’ Share, Villa, The Fandango, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Timesh


News – Pavel Dmitrichenko hopes to return to Bolshoi: Neil MacFarquhar, NY Times


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterDeep, Piazzola Caldera, Revelations, NY: Carol Pardo, Danceviewtimes


Review – Marie ChouinardDouble Bill, London: Neil Norman, The Stage


Review – Jane Comfort and Company, You Are Here, NY: Deborah JowittArts Journal/DanceBeat


Reviews – River to River Festival: NY Times

- Ephrat Asherie, Riff this Riff that: Gia Kourlas

- Will Rawls, The Planet-Eaters: Seconds: Siobhan Burke


Review – Compagnie Käfig, Käfig Brasil, Agwa, LA: Jane Rosenberg, Seen and Heard


Interview – Ann Yee, Theatre Choreographer: David Jays, Guardian


Review – Gianni Di Marco & Lorraine Chapman/North Atlantic Dance Theatre, The Firebird (different productions), Boston Region: Marcia B Siegel, Arts Fuse


Preview – Ross Dance Company, Mixed Bill, Berkeley: Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle


Review – Dropshift Dance, FloatBrillianceChicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune



PS: No idea why my URL translator has recently and occasionally taken to adding a ‘h’ at the end of NY Times, but nowhere else.

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Links – Thursday 23 June, 2016


Review – American Ballet Theatre, Swan Lake (McKenzie), NY: Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


Reviews – Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

- Birmingham Royal Ballet, Taming of the Shrew, Birmingham

- Northern Ballet, Jane Eyre, Leicester


Review – National Ballet of Canada, Giselle (2 casts), Toronto: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs


Feature – More on Alessandra Ferri reprising Juliet: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Reviews – Bangarra Dance Theatre, OUR land people stories, Sydney:

Deborah Jones, Blog

Ben NeutzeDaily Review


Feature – Diaghilev, Nijinsky, Baryshnikov, WilsonLetter to a Man: Joan Acocella, New Yorker


Feature – Trisha Brown’s Horizontal Dreaming: Wendy PerronBlog


Review – Rioult Dance NY, Cassandra’s Curse, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Reviews – Compagnie Marie Chouinard, Double Bill, London:

Louise LeveneFinancial Times

Lyndsey WinshipEvening Standard

Sarah Kent, Londondance


Review – Somewhere between 3 and 4, Watch this Space, Glasgow: Mary Brennan, Herald


Review – Youth & Karen RuimyZik’r, London: Jeffery Taylor, Express


News – Sarasota Ballet shares in increased Arts funding: Carrie SeidmanSarasota Herald-Tribune


Review – Liz Roche, Time Over Distance Over Time, Sydney: Jill Sykes, The Age


Preview – Footnote New Zealand Dance/Jeremy Nelson, Bridges and Doors, Wellington: Chelsea McLaughlin, Dominion Post

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Links – Friday 24 June, 2016


Features – The ‘absence of female choreographers’ issue:

Breaking the Glass Slipper: Michael Cooper, NY Timesh

Dancers & Directors Comment: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – American Ballet Theatre, Romeo and Juliet (Boylston debut), NY: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack


Interview – Isabella Boylston, ABT Principal: Kathleen HouNY Magazine/The Cut


Tour Review – Nederlands Dans Theater, Sehnsucht, Solo Echo, Stop-Motion, Melbourne: Jordan Beth Vincent, Brisbane Times


Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Review:

– Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Silent Ghost, Re:play, Huma Rojo, Becket, MA: Janine Parker, Boston Globe


Review – West Australian Ballet, Genesis Mixed Bill, Perth: Rita Clarke, The Australian


Review – Cottier Dance Project, Triple Bill, Glasgow: Mary Brennan, Herald


Review – Deborah Slater Dance Theaterfor the Time Being, Line of Beauty, SF: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


Diary – New York Listings, 24-30 June: NY Times

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Links – Saturday 25 June, 2016


Reviews – American Ballet Theatre, Romeo and Juliet (Ferri's return), NY:

Marina HarssDanceTabs

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Reminiscence – The Bolshoi Visit to London in 1956: Clement Crisp, Financial Times


Interview – Secrets of the Bolshoi - The life and times of a Soviet claque: Oleg KrasnovRBTH


Reviews – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Shakespeare Triple Bill, Birmingham:

David Jays, Guardian

Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs


Reviews – Venice Dance Biennale:

- Various Groups: Judith MackrellGuardian

- Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Outlander: Sanjoy Roy, Londondance


Photo Feature – Australian Ballet dancers & Degas: A New Vision: Melbourne: Priscilla Frank, Huff Post


Feature – A family tree from de Valois to Ashton to van PraaghValerie Lawson, Dancelines


Preview – Melbourne Ballet Company, Divenire Triple Bill, Touring: Michelle Potter, The Age


Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Review:

- Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Silent Ghost, Re:play, Huma Rojo, Becket, MA: Ken Ross, MassLive


News – Sir Matthew Bourne receives Royal Award: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Diary – UK, Next Week: Judith MackrellGuardian


NZ Tour Preview – Nederlands Dans Theater: Dionne Christian, NZ Herald


Review – SFDanceworksJoe & Ida, Lickety Split, Concerto 622, Z, Portrait, SF: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Review – Susan Marshall, Chromatic, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Timesh


Review – River to River Festival, The Set Up: Kapila Venu, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Ballet BC, Outdoors in Live at the ‘Bolt, Burnaby: Janet Smith, Straight.com


Feature – Special Needs Dance Teaching in Sarasota: Carrie SeidmanHerald-Tribune

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