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Links – Sunday July 15, 2012

 

Review – Royal Ballet, Metamorphosis-Titian 2012: Ismene Brown, Arts Desk

 

Feature – Bolshoi Ballet, The Pharaoh’s Daughter: Viktorova Natalia, Voice of Russia

 

Reviews – Matthew Bourne, Play Without Words:

Ismene Brown,

Luke Jennings,

 

Interview – Hong Kong Ballet Director, Madeleine Onne: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette

 

Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Triple Bill: Tobi Tobias, Arts Journal

 

Review – Dance GB: Luke Jennings, Observer

 

Review – Lisa Wilson, Lake: Shaaron Boughen, The Australian

---- see also Bridget Cormack’s background piece: The Australian

 

Features – Frances Rings & Bangarra Dance’s “Terrain”:

Elissa Blake,

Liza Power,

 

How Miami fired Edward Villella: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald

 

Review – Big Dance: Jenny Gilbert, Independent

 

Review – New English Ballet Theatre, Synergies: Jeffery Taylor, Express

 

Interview – Béatrice Massin, Baroque Choreographer: Joel Lobenthal, City Arts

 

Review – Ballroom with a Twist: Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle

 

Review – Pájaro de Nube, ¡Mexico Unexpected!: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times

 

 

And belatedly, “Black Swan” wins an award – of a sort: Daily Mail and worldwide

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Links – Monday July 16, 2012

 

Reviews– Royal Ballet, Metamorphosis-Titian 2012:

Clement Crisp –

Judith Mackrell –

Gallery – Dave Morgan,

 

Reviews – Paris Opera Ballet, Giselle:

Alastair Macaulay,

Marina Harss,

 

Review – New York City Ballet, Balanchine Bill at SPAC: Eric Taub, DanceTabs

 

Review – Matthew Bourne, Play Without Words: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

 

Elizabeth Streb’s One Extraordinary Day in London:

Mark Brown,

Nick Curtis,
with Gallery

Photo Gallery,

Carmel Smith,

 

Review – Makiko Tamura & Small Apple Co, Tank: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Review – New York Tap Festival: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Review – MOVEius Dance, Flight of Fancy (A Steampunk Ballet): Celia Wren, Washington Post

 

Review – Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet, Quad Bill: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times

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I'm not doing too well with the Cultural Olympiad: I missed the Streb (which I really wanted to see - how did people find out it was on yesterday?) and the fire garden event at Stonehenge was cancelled due to the weather the night we went to see it! Oh, and the river pageant was a wash-out for us too; we couldn't get anywhere near the river! I did see the Dance GB performances in Greenwich though. I nearly booked for the Sunday (which was cancelled due to the weather) but, fortunately, ended up booking for the Wednesday instead.

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I'm not doing too well with the Cultural Olympiad: I missed the Streb (which I really wanted to see - how did people find out it was on yesterday?)

 

It's certainly had a fair amount of publicity, although as to specifics of time and date I don't know.

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Quite likely - and I have to say that it's not a trend to be welcomed. Bad enough excluding people from - well, this, that and the other, really - for not having an Internet connection, but when it comes to excluding people who're not online 24/7, that's far worse. And rather egotistical, really, if you're expecting everyone to jump the minute you say "jump".

 

Oh well, since it would probably have taken me an hour even to get to wherever it was, it's just as well I didn't bother.

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Plenty of journalists seemed to see the Streb performances. Did they get advance warning or were they just in the right place at the right time? Like Alison, I'd have been hard-pushed to get to one of the performances at an hour's notice even though I only live about 3 miles from the river (that's assuming that I could have left home as soon as I had heard that a performance was taking place). Are there going to be any other performances? I expect that, as a Londoner, I am paying for these performances and it is rather annoying that I will be missing them simply because of the company's "guerilla-style" approach to scheduling.

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Journalists were given a schedule. It would be interesting to know how people got to know about it - I got the timings from a friendly journo. I made it to two events, one at 5.30 in Trafalgar Square and one at 8 outside the National Theatre. There were large crowds watching both. I assume the audiences built up during the course of the day though they didn't even say at the end of one event where the next was to be. Perverse, I call it.

 

There's so much stuff going on in London, especially at the moment, that it's impossible to keep up.

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Links – Tuesday July 17, 2012

 

Reviews– Royal Ballet, Metamorphosis-Titian 2012:

Roslyn Sulcas,

Mark Monahan,

Viv Groskop,

Zoe Anderson,

Neil Norman,

Graham Watts,

 

Review – Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Festival: Raymond Stults, Moscow Times

--- San Francisco Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Bolshoi Ballet

 

Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Giselle: Leigh Witchel, NY Post

 

Reviews – Matthew Bourne, Play Without Words:

Zoe Anderson,

Graham Watts,

Mark Monahan,

 

TV Documentary – Big Dance 2012: The Ballet Boyz, Channel 4

…… Trafalgar Square Review: Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

 

Australian dance companies attract more private donors: Wendy Frew, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Feature – Birmingham Royal Ballet in Spain: Fionnuala Burke, Birmingham Post

 

Interview – Michaela DePrince, the emerging African dancer: David Smith, Guardian

 

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty Casting: Louise Jury, Evening Standard

 

Dancers in a Large Hadron Collision at CERN: Clare Wiley, Guardian

 

Interview – Choreographer/Dancer Robert Dekkers: Geri Jeter, California Literary Review

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Links – Wednesday July 18, 2012

 

Obituary - Leo Kersley: Judith Cruickshank, Guardian

 

Review – New York City Ballet at SPAC, In Creases etc: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

 

Saratoga City Council supports longer SPAC/NYCB residency: Dennis Yusko, Times Union

 

Reviews – Paris Opera Ballet, Giselle:

Robert Johnson,

Robert Greskovic,

 

Review – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Wiesenland: Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Why don’t more visual artists do theatre? Mark Lawson, Guardian

 

Review – Jacob’s Pillow: Croll & Cunningham, From the Horse’s Mouth: Debra Cash, Boston Phoenix

 

Review – Pilobolus Dance Theater, Double Bill: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

London - Elizabeth Streb & Dance GB: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times Arts Beat

 

Australian Ballet’s touring driver: Simon Plant, Herald Sun

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Links – Thursday July 19, 2012

 

Reviews – Royal Ballet, Metamorphosis – Titian 2012:

Louise Levene,

Gerald Dowler,

 

Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Giselle: Tobi Tobias, Arts Journal

 

Review – Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: Fase, Come Out: Igor Toronyi-Lalic, Arts Desk

 

Ballet and Football, Uneasy Partners: Ismene Brown, Arts Desk

 

Move Tube: Monica Mason in 1975: Judith Mackrell, Guardian

 

London’s Cultural Olympiad, “The Summer of Stupid?”: Jonathan Jones, Guardian

 

Review – Matthew Bourne, Play Without Words: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

 

Review – Pilobolus Dance Theater, Mixed Bill: Leigh Witchel, NY Post

 

Preview – Robert Dekkers/Post:Ballet, When In Doubt: Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle

 

Preview – Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

 

 

For the record, as the production uses choreography by Edward Watson danced by Royal Ballet dancers:

Theatre Reviews– National Theatre, Timon of Athens:

Michael Billington, Guardian

Paul Taylor, Independent

(None of the other reviews seen mention the dance scene.)

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Links – Friday July 20, 2012

 

A Personal Balanchine Memoir: Ex-NYCB Dancer and author, Toni Bentley: NY Times

 

Impressions of Paris Opera Ballet in NY:

Marina Harss,

Joel Lobenthal,

 

Review – Paris Opera Ballet, La Fille Mal Gardée (Paris): Rachel Mann, DanceTabs

 

Review – Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Triple Bill: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times

 

BBC “Front Row” radio interview with Dame Monica Mason: BBC iPlayer (from 18.00)

 

Review – Royal Ballet, Metamorphosis – Titian 2012: Neil Norman, Express

 

Northern Ballet offers ‘Try before buy’ scheme: Helen Carter, Guardian

 

Review – Jacob’s Pillow/Hong Kong Ballet, Triple Bill: Tresca Weinstein, Albany Times Union

 

Preview – L.A. Dance Project/Benjamin Millepied: Jori Finkel, LA Times

 

Review – Estonian National Ballet, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (HK): Kevin Ng, DanceTabs

 

Review – Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Fase: Lise Smith, LondonDance

 

Interview – Choreographer/Dancer, Heather Myers: Bob Clark, Calgary Herald

 

Peru seeks a place on world cultural map: Mattia Cabitza, BBC News

 

Film Reviews – “First Position”:

Jennie Punter,

Kathryn Greenaway,

 

Ballet Heals in Cuba: Reuters Video Report via Chicago Tribune

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Links – Saturday July 21, 2012

 

Royal Ballet - Dame Monica Mason Assessed: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

 

Tate Modern’s Tanks, De Keersmaeker et al: Rachel Spence, Financial Times

De Keersmaeker/Tanks Video Feature:

Review –
Fase
: Lyndsey Winship,

 

Review – L.A.Dance Project/Benjamin Millepied, Framework: Lewis Segal, LA Times

 

Review – Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Mixed Bill: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger

 

Review – Werk Collective, Werk It Out: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle

 

Review – Jacob’s Pillow/Hong Kong Ballet, Triple Bill: Janine Parker, Boston Globe

 

Preview – Moses Pendleton & Momix, Botanica: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette

 

Baseball and Ballet in Brooklyn, A History of Ballet in Nine Innings: Jon Perrelle, Examiner.com

 

A London Big Dance Performer’s Story: Germaine Cheng, LondonDance

….. but it doesn’t look like Wayne McGregor was involved in the North Korean version: Telegraph

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There was a feature/interview with Irek Mukhamedov in relation to the Peter Schaufuss Tchaikovsky trilogy in the Review section of the Daily Telegraph yesterday. Unfortunately, it hasn't appeared online yet.

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