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Links – Sunday 21 August, 2016


Post-London Interview – Makhar Vaziev, Bolshoi Ballet Director: Kommersant, via Ismene Brown


Interview – Northern Ballet’s David Nixon, The changing face of Leeds: Sarah Freeman, Yorkshire Post


Reviews – Shanghai Ballet, Echoes of Eternity, London:

Neil Norman, The Stage

Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express

Vera LiberBTG


Interview – Choreographer Jody Melnick & 3 NYCB Dancers: Kathryn Boland, Dance Informa


News – Dancers’ Career Development expands UK-wide: Georgia Snow, The Stage


Next Week:

In London & Edinburgh: Judith MackrellGuardian

Boston and Jacob’s Pillow: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe


Review – “Set Free” Double Bill, Chicago: Laura MolzahnChicago Tribune


Preview – New Zealand Dance Company, “The Absurdity of Humanity” Double Bill, Auckland: Raewyn White, NZ Herald

- Dancer Interviews: Dionne Christian, NZ Herald


Books – “The Cranky Ballerina” and others: Mark Medley, Globe and Mail


Feature – Lauren Cuthbertson’s Emotional Ties: Miranda Thompson, Mail Online





Review – Scottish Ballet, Emergence, MC 14/22(Ceci est mon corps): Sarah Crompton, Observer


Review – Natalia Osipova and Guests: Barry Didcock, Herald


Review – Akram Khan Company, Chotto Desh: Barry Didcock, Herald


Fringe Roundup: Judith MackrellGuardian




And, in the fashion of our times, some have celebrity thrust upon them: Telegraph

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Links – Monday 22 August, 2016


Review – Ardani Artists, “Ardani 25” Triple Bill, NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Erasing Borders Dance Festival, New York: Leigh WitchelDanceviewtimes


News – New York Theater Ballet announces its 2016-17 season: Sara Aridi, NY Times


Gallery – Jasmin Vardimon Company, Pinocchio: Tristram Kenton, Guardian


Video – Sydney Dance Company, Not a FanGuardian


Review – Tapman Productions, “Thrust” mixed tap bill, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review – Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, Asian American Dance Journey, DC: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes


Preview – PilobolusShadowlandCanberra: Ron Cerabona, The Age


Review – Force Majeure, Off the Record, Sydney: Deborah Jones, FollowSpot

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Links – Tuesday 23 August, 2016


Review – Ardani Artists, 25 Dance Gala: Clay, Tristesse, Divertissement du Roi, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review – Shanghai Ballet, Echoes of Eternity, London: Rachel ElderkinFjord Review


Review – BalletXShow Me, Gran Partita, Big Ones, NY: Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


Previews – Irina KolesnikovaInstagram & Her Name Was Carmen, London:

Marianka Swain, BWW

Mark Blunden, Evening Standard


Feature – Inside Indian Dance, the styles explained: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


News – ZoieLogic Dance Theatre receives Elevate Award: Staff, Londondance


Preview – Black Choreographers Festival, Oakland: Leba Hertz, SF Chronicle


Preview – Tectonic Marrow Society, Iota, Seattle: Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times


Review – FUSE Dance Company, Mixed Bill, LA: Jeff Slayton, SeeDance


Review – BalaSole Dance Company, MixtusNY: Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene


News – Australian Ballet & Opera Australia complain about income implications of Opera House renovation: Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald


News – Boston Conservatory at Berklee teaming with UK’s RAD: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe


Gallery – Mbulelo Ndabeni’s N’da Dance Company, NaY: Stephen Wright, DanceTabs





Reviews – Scottish Ballet, Emergence, MC14/22(Ceci est mon corps):

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Thom DibdinThe Stage  (Keep scrolling down, it’s there, but my ration’s up)


Review – Kabinet K, Raw: Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Fringe Reviews – BInari, Moscow Boys, Snow Charm/Spring Scenery: Mary Brennan, Herald

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Links – Wednesday 24 August, 2016


Royal New Zealand Ballet:

- Interview – Director, Francesco VentrigliaMichelle Potter, DanceTabs

- Review – Giselle (Kobborg), Christchurch: Ian Lochhead, The Press

- News - Dancer Joseph Skelton to guest with Australian Ballet: Staff, NZ Herald


Review – Shanghai Ballet, Echoes of Eternity, London: Graham Watts, Londondance


Previews – Irina Kolesnikova & her Instagram rehearsal, Her Name Was Carmen, London:

Sam Burne James, PR Week

Staff, What's On Stage


News - Australian Ballet, Coppélia in Melbourne & Sydney: Staff, BWW


News – West Australian Ballet, Radio and Juliet & Romeo and Juliet, Perth: Staff, West Australian


Documentary Preview – Sergei Polunin, The Dancer: Priscilla Frank, Huff Post


News – An Evening of Dance with MacArthur Fellows, Chicago: Morgan Greene, Chicago Tribune


News – KC Dance Day, Kansas City: Wendy PerronDance Magazine






Review – Scottish Ballet, Emergence, MC14/22 (Ceci est mon corps): Lucy Ribchester, The List


4 Fringe Reviews - The List  (23 August)

3 Fringe Reviews – Mary Brennan, Herald

Another 3 – Mary Brennan, Herald


Fringe Review – Barrowland Ballet, Whiteout: David Doyle, Reviews Hub

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Links – Thursday 25 August, 2016


Reviews – Chicago Dancing Festival (Joffrey, Pennsylvania, Graham Company, NYCB):

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

Laura MolzahnChicago Tribune


Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Giselle (Kobborg), Christchurch: Sheree Bright, Theatreview


Review – New Zealand Dance Company, “Absurdity of Humanity” Double Bill, Auckland: Dione Joseph, NZ Herald


Gallery – Irina KolesnikovaHer Name Was Carmen, London: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review – Metta Theatre, Jungle Book, London: Ruth Mattock, Londondance


NY News – Tap dance & Video Projections coming to the Guggenheim: Joshua BaroneNY Timesh






Review – Scottish Ballet, Emergence, MC14/22 (Ceci est mon corps): Hanna Weibye, Spectator


Fringe Reviews – 201 Dance Company, Smother; Barrowland Ballet, Whiteout: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

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Links - Friday 26 August, 2016



Review - Mark Morris Dance Group, Mozart Dances, New York:  Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review - Irina Kolesnikova & St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, Her Name Was Carmen, London:  Maryam Philpott, The Reviews Hub


Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Her Door to the Sky, Sum Stravinsky, 3 Movements, Jacob’s Pillow:  Janine Parker, Boston Globe


Review - World Gala, Seoul International Dance Competition, Seoul:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance


News - Dance Listings 26 Aug-1st Sept in New York:  Brian Schaefer, NY Times


News - Tackling Gender Disparity in Dance:  Carmel Smith, London Dance


News - New Adventures Choreographer Award Showcase:  Carmel Smith, London Dance


Preview - Antonio Gades Company, Tokyo:  Kris Kosaka, Japan Times



Edinburgh 2016:


Review – Scottish Ballet, Emergence, MC14/22 (Ceci est mon corps):  Zoe Anderson, Independent


Review - Eve Mutso & Liadain Herriott, Unknown, Liminal:  Kelly Apter, The List


Preview - Kabinet K, Raw:  Staff, Scotsman


Review - Natasha Gilmore, Whiteout:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review - plan B, And Now…:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman

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Links - Saturday 27 August, 2016


Review - Mark Morris Dance Group, Mozart Dances, New York: Apollinaire Scherk, FT

Interview - Justin Peck on his work Rodeo: Four Dances: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Reviews - Irina Kolesnikova & St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, Her Name Was Carmen, London:

Lyndsey Winship, Standard

Neil Norman, Stage

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Her Door to the Sky, Sum Stravinsky, 3 Movements, Jacob’s Pillow: Ken Ross, Mass Live

Feature - Robert Binet: Martha Schabas, Toronto Globe and Mail

Feature - How do you reconstruct lost choreography?: Michael J Solender, NY Times

Interview - Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, choreographer: Elise Pianegonda, ABC

Gallery - Singapore Dance Theatre, in rehearsal for Masterpiece in Motion 2016, Singapore: Stephen Wright, DanceTabs

News Feature - Atlanta Ballet announces staff and promotions under new director: Staff, AJC

Feature - National Ballet of Canada’s Apprentice Programme: Martha Schabas, Toronto Globe and Mail

Review - Australian Dance Party, Strings Attached, Canberra: Michelle Potter, Blog

Feature - Tales of Peggy Van Praagh’s Coppelia for Australian Ballet: Valerie Lawson, Dance Lines

Feature - The dancing siblings of the Khan-MacKay clan: Annie Groer, Washington Post

Review - Dancing Earth, Re(d)generation, Santa Fe: Devon Hoffman, Broadway World

Interview - Vik Tory (model and dancer): Alex Cooke, Fstoppers


Edinburgh 2016:


3 Fringe Reviews: Mary Brennan, Herald Scotland

Review - Java Dance Theatre, Back of the Bus: Paul Vale, Stage

Review - Maria Ferguson, Fat Girls Don’t Dance: Laura Hibbert, The Reviews Hub

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