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Links – Sunday July 1, 2012

 

Feature – Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, Ed Watson & Conrad Shawcross: Luke Jennings, Observer

 

Stiefel and Corella Retirements: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

Review – American Ballet Theatre, Swan Lake (3 casts): Tobi Tobias, Arts Journal

 

Reviews – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch:

Nefes
: Jann Parry,

Der Fensterputzer, Bamboo Blues,
Jenny Gilbert,

 

Reviews – Mark Bruce, Made in Heaven; Joseph Mercier: Luke Jennings, Observer

 

Review – Edge at The Place: Jeffery Taylor, Express

 

Review – Jose Limon Dance Company, Mixed Bill: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal

 

Preview – Jason Samuels Smith, Triple Bill: Valerie Gladstone, CityArts

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Links – Monday July 2, 2012

 

Review – Royal Ballet, Birthday Offering, Month in the Country, Les Noces: Ismene Brown, Arts Desk

 

Review – Hamburg Ballet, Liliom (Alina Cojocaru): Laura Cappelle, Financial Times

 

Review – ABT, Swan Lake (Corella’s Farewell): Marina Harss, DanceTabs

 

Feature – Angel Corella on Retirement: Jocelyn Noveck (AP), Denver Post

 

Reviews – Paris Opera Ballet, Giselle & Mixed Bill: Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune

 

Review – Bangarra Dance Theatre, Terrain: Chris Boyd, The Australian

 

Review – Maria Hassabi, Show: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

 

Review – Morphoses, Within (Labyrinth Within): Claudia La Rocco, NY Times

 

Review – Shantala Shivalingappa, Namasya: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal

 

Review – Washington Ballet & Imagination Stage, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Celia Wren, Washington Post

 

BRB preparing for visit to Spain: Rajiv Popat, ITV News

 

Jack Widdowson back in a studio after critical injury: Bath Chronicle

 

Rio Ferdinand, up fer a bit of ballet: The Sun and elsewhere!

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Links – Tuesday July 3, 2012

 

Reviews – Royal Ballet, Birthday Offering, Month in the Country, Les Noces:

Gerald Dowler,

Zoë Anderson,

Graham Watts,

Judith Mackrell,

Sarah Frater,

Clement Crisp,

 

Bolshoi Invites Monte Carlo Director, Jean–Christophe Maillot: Nastassia Astrasheuskaya, Reuters

 

Reviews – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, World Cities:

A Reflection on the Season: Sarah Crompton,

Agua
: Graham Watts,

Palermo, Palermo
: Sarah Kent,

Palermo, Palermo
: Lise Smith,

Palermo, Palermo
: Lyndsey Winship,

 

Review – Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Too Mortal: Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

 

“Dancer” - Nureyev biographical film planned: Dave McNary, Variety

 

Harness the positive power of Dance: Sue Goodman (RAD), Guardian

 

Reviews – River to River Festival: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Beth Gill,
Electric Midwife

Luciana Achugar,
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Review – Strangebird Zirkus, Ornithology: Brian Donaldson, Scotsman

 

Royal New Zealand Ballet finds a sponsor: John Daly-Peoples, National Business Review

 

Jack Widdowson back on stage: BBC TV News

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Links – Wednesday July 4, 2012

Obituary – John Percival, Dance Critic: Nadine Meisner, Independent

 

Royal Ballet, Birthday Offering, Month in the Country, Les Noces:

Review - Sarah Crompton,

Gallery – Dave Morgan,

 

Review – American Ballet Theatre, Le Corsaire: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

 

Review – ABT/Corella Farewell, Swan Lake: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times

 

Review – ABT/Isabella Boylston, Swan Lake: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Huffington Post

 

Ethan Stiefel – No Longer “Center Stage”: Katia Bachko, New Yorker

 

Reviews – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, World Cities:

Palermo, Palermo
: Sarah Crompton,

Palermo, Palermo
: Judith Mackrell,

 

Review – Monica Bill Barnes Company, Triple Bill: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Review – Le Ballet de Lorraine, La Création du Monde: Patricia Boccadoro, CultureKiosque

 

Gallery – English National Ballet rehearses at St Paul’s Cathedral: Matthew Lloyd, Guardian

 

Book Review – The Astaires, Fred & Adele, by Kathleen Riley: Kathryn Hughes, Guardian

 

A Different Review – The Statue of Liberty: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

 

Preview – Jason Samuels Smith at Joyce Theater: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger

 

Preview – Rock the Ballet: Jacqui Bahr, West Australian

 

Swan Lake? Moscow Times

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Interestingly, I found this in the June 30 review of ABT by Tobi Tobias. It's a response to her article by "Richard" towards the bottom of the page. I couldn't let it pass by.

 

"Sylvie Guillem is the archetype for today’s tall, super-flexible ballerinas. She, too, was cold. In fact she struck me as a frigid supermodel, dancing Nikiya when she first guested with ABT at the Met long ago. But her physical and auric presence were mesmerizing. My friend watching with me said, “I pity anyone who shares the stage with her.” The force of her will and intelligence — manifested in how she shaped her body, extended balances, and the arc of her performance — drew in the audience. Her “Giselle” was a statuesque Wonder Woman (she adjusted the choreography in Act II). Not for a moment did I believe her as a frail peasant who needed a man (or anyone, for that matter) to validate her. She’s cold but she pierces your mind and more, if not your heart. One cannot help but admire her controversial genius."

 

http://www.artsjourn...2/06/swans.html

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Links – Thursday July 5, 2012

 

Reviews– English National Ballet at St Paul’s Cathedral, Triple Bill:

Clement Crisp,

Liz Hoggard,

Gallery – John Ross,

 

Preview/Video – Scottish Ballet Autumn Season: Scotsman

 

Review - Royal Ballet, Birthday Offering, Month in the Country, Les Noces: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

 

Review – Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Too Mortal: Zoe Anderson, Independent

 

Review – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, World Cities:

Nefes, Bamboo Blues: Louise Levene, Telegraph, Seven Magazine

 

Review – Jason Samuels Smith at Joyce Theater: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Review – American Ballet Theatre, Le Corsaire: Leigh Witchel, NY Post

 

Preview – RNZB Dancers for Cystic Fibrosis, Breathe: Olivia Wannan, Dominion Post

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From Yesterday.

 

The Astaires, Fred & Adele, by Kathleen Riley: Kathryn Hughes, Guardian

 

 

"The Astaires together laid down a library of beats, taps and turns from which Fred would go on to make some of the most sublime physical art of the 20th century."

 

 

"Their big break came in 1923 when they appeared in Stop Flirting on Shaftesbury Avenue." (This I never knew.)

 

And an interesting questioning of what really went on anywhere in the world of theater before the arrival of movie film.

 

"That Adele and Fred were able to do this by the time they were barely out of their teens was all down to their extraordinary art. But what that art was exactly is hard to know....

 

"You can quote from the critics, you can scour letters and diaries for the reactions of people who were in the audience, but you will always be left with a gap, an absence at the heart of your story. Just what it was that made Adele quite so extraordinary will never, finally, quite be clear. All we have is what came after, those amazing recorded performances of her brother making magic with other female dancers."

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I have an ancient audio cassette recording of Fred & Adele Astaire singing (with George Gershwin on piano) which gives an idea of how sparkling their partnership was. Listen to 'I'd Rather Charleston' and you can't help smiling.

 

Searching to see if this recording is still available I came across this:

but sadly no dancing.
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Thanks, lbeard. I'm an l"beard" too.

 

My stepmother was an agent's secretary in Beverly Hills. Fred Astaire used to stop by the office on the way to seeing his agent. She had a few cute stories. She also was a rather attractive woman. I can guess one of the reasons why he dropped in.

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Links – Friday July 6, 2012

 

American Ballet Theatre’s Season: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

 

Review – Scottish Ballet, National Dance Company of Wales, English National Ballet, Dance GB: Ismene Brown, Arts Desk

 

Review – Bangarra Dance Theatre, Terrain: Jordan Beth Vincent, DanceTabs

 

Review – Shantala Shivalingappa, Namasya: Marina Harss, DanceTabs

 

Review – Jason Samuels Smith at Joyce Theater: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times

 

Review – Mark Morris Group at Tanglewood: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal

 

Reviews – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, World Cities:

Agua
: Jann Parry,

Palermo, Palermo
: Graham Watts,

 

Reviews – New English Ballet Theatre, Debut Bill - Synergies:

Judith Mackrell,

Liz Hoggard,

Zoe Anderson,

 

Review – Royal Ballet, Birthday Offering Triple Bill: Neil Norman, Express

 

Susan Jaffe to be University Dean of Dance: PR Newswire

 

National Ballet of Canada Tutu Exhibition: Nancy J. White, Toronto Star

 

The Challenges in Auditioning: Barbara Hoffman, NY Post

 

Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project finds a home: David Ng, LA Times

 

Review – Vicki Van Hout, Briwyant: Chris Boyd, Australian

 

Feature – South African Dancer, Kitty Phetla: Zenoyise John, Sowetan

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Links – Saturday July 7, 2012

 

Australian Ballet to revive iconic early works: Michelle Potter, Sydney Morning Herald

 

New York Previews - Paris Opera Ballet:

Roslyn Sulcas,

Robert Johnson,

 

Washington DC Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Giselle: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post

 

Ghosts of Ballets Russes back in Paris: Alison Smale, NY Times

 

Live-Stream Review – Bolshoi Ballet, Raymonda: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger

 

Reviews – Scottish Ballet, National Dance Company of Wales, English National Ballet, Dance GB:

Mark Monahan,

Gerald Dowler,

Liz Hoggard,

 

Review – American Ballet Theater, Le Corsaire: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Preview – Royal Ballet/Chris Ofili, Metamorphosis – Titian 2012: Charlotte Higgins, Guardian

---- and an alternative view: Jonathan Jones, Guardian

 

San Francisco Ballet On Tour: Maria Kochetkova, San Francisco Chronicle

 

Interview – Emery LeCrone, Choreographer: Natalie Axton, DanceTabs

 

Kansas City Ballet Director, William Whitener, to step down: Robert Trussell, Kansas City Star

 

And to sign-off for this week:

Natalie Portman draws on her “Black Swan” training?? Daily Mail and elsewhere

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