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Links – Sunday August 12, 2012


Review – ABT and Bolshoi Dancers, Napa Valley Festival del Sole: Aimee Tsao, DanceTabs


Review – English National Ballet, Swan Lake: Jeffrey Taylor, Express


What makes a dance a dance? Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Preview – Cleo Parker Robinson Dance: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


ODC/Dance bids farewell to Daniel Santos: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Preview – Eva Kolarova as choreographer: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Catching up on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe:

Selected Previews – Gareth K. Vile,

review plus 5 earlier Venue reviews by Kelly Apter,


And tonight, the Olympics Closing Ceremony at 9PM (BST), “the disco after the wedding”:

To end with Darcey Bussell and some 300 dancers:

The show’s creators, ex-dancer Kim Gavin and Es Devlin,
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Links – Monday August 13, 2012


Richard Cragun and a memoire of an unplanned meeting: Toba Singer, California Literary Review


Not the Olympics Closing Ceremony:

Review – Downtown Dance Festival, A very mixed bill: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Review – ODC/Dance Company, Summer Sampler: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Edinburgh Festival Previews:

Ballet Preljocaj:
Kelly Apter,

Deborah Colker Dance Company,
: Donald Hutera,

Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company,
Uncharted Seas, Timeless
: Kelly Apter,


Edinburgh Festival & Fringe Reviews:

Deborah Colker Dance Company,
: Mary Brennan,

Miscellaneous Fringe Reviews:
Mary Brennan,
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Links – Tuesday August 14, 2012


Interview – Bolshoi Ballerina Svetlana Zakharova: Valentina Bonelli, Russia Beyond The Headlines


Review – Dance at FringeNYC, Asylum, Cobu, Pare: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, to revisit Rapunzel for balletLORENT: Maev Kennedy, Guardian


Review – Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Mixed Bill: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Ursula Eagly, Self Made Man Man Made Land: Claudia La Rocco, NY Times


Reviews – Malini Srinivasan and Dancers, Being Becoming:

Brian Seibert,

Leigh Witchel,


Los Angeles Philharmonic Season to open with ballet and dance: David Ng, LA Times


New Orleans 2012-13 Ballet Season announced: Times-Picayune


Edinburgh Festival:

Reviews - Deborah Colker Dance Company, Tatyana:

Kelly Apter,

Mark Monahan,

Zoe Anderson,

Natasha Tripney,


Edinburgh Fringe Reviews: Mary Brennan, The Herald Kelly Apter, Scotsman

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Links – Wednesday August 15, 2012


Review – English National Ballet, Swan Lake: Gerald Dowler, Classical Source


Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Cinderella: John Daly-Peoples, National Business Review


Review – Philippe Decouflé, Panorama: Patricia Boccadoro, CultureKiosque


More on Carol Ann Duffy and Rapunzel:

Salamander Davaoudi,

The full Sadler’s Wells Press Release is here:


Preview – Emma Sandall & Cass Mortimer Eipper, Fleck & Flecker: Stephen Bevis, West Australian


Finally, swans should be mute but this one keeps on squawking:

Black Swan interns to sue Twentieth Century Fox: Ben Child, Guardian

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Links – Thursday August 16, 2012


Review – Eifman Ballet in Australia, Anna Karenina: Deborah Jones, The Australian


Eifman Feature: Bridget Cormack,


Reviews– Smuin Ballet, Medea, Oh, Inverted World, Soon These Two Worlds:

Apollinaire Scherr,

Leigh Witchel,

Alastair Macaulay,

Marina Harss,


New Mariinsky Stage to open in 2013: Galina Stolyarova, Moscow Times


Review – Downtown Dance Festival, A Very Mixed Bill: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


Haute Couture at New York City Ballet/Valentino Garavani: Terry Trucco, Playbill


Edinburgh Festival & Fringe:

Preview –
Ballet Preljocaj,
And then, one thousand years of peace
: Kelly Apter,

Review –
Mephisto Waltz
: Mark Monahan,


Preview – Chicago Dancing Festival, 2012: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Preview – SA Mzansi Ballet, Nutcracker: Artslink.co.za


Interview – Cindy Jourdain, Closing Ceremony Ballet Coordinator: LondonDance


Not specific to Dance, but A Critic’s Case for Critical Critics: Dwight Garner, NY Times

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Links – Friday August 17, 2012


Royal Opera House to close its ROH2 programme: Matthew Hemley, The Stage


Nakedness in Dance, Taken to Extremes: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review– Smuin Ballet, Medea, Oh, Inverted World, Soon These Two Worlds: Ryan Wenzel, DanceTabs


Reviews – Amy Seiwert & ODC/Dance, Mixed Bills: Aimee Tsao, DanceTabs


Preview – Martha Leebolt & Northern Ballet’s Ondine: Yorkshire Evening Post


Preview – Compagnie Kafig, Correria, Agwa: Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald


More on Mariinsky II: Hallie Sekoff, Huffington Post


Edinburgh Fringe Reviews:

Flash Mob:
Zoe Anderson,

Pineapple Performing Arts,
: Kelly Apter,


20 Photo Gallery – Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in rehearsal: John Kenney, Montreal Gazette


Review – Footnote Dance, Mixed Bills: Jennifer Shennan, Dominion Post

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Links – Saturday August 18, 2012


Obituary – Remy Charlip, Dancer and Author: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle



Book Review – Ninette de Valois, Adventurous Traditionalist, Edited by Richard Cave & Libby Worth: Jane Simpson, DanceTabs


Sergei Polunin, A Dancer’s demons: A lengthy piece by Julie Kavanagh, Economist - More Intelligent Life


Interview – Alina Cojocaru on John Neumeier: Valerie Lawson, Australian Financial Review


Photo Gallery – Students of Ballet Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro: Pilar Olivares, Guardian


Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Reviews:

Ballet Preljocaj,
And then, one thousand years of peace
: Kelly Apter,

Flash Mob:
Judith Mackrell,


Reviews – New York Downtown Dance Festival:

Vanaver Caravan, Dancewave Company & others:
Alastair Macaulay,

Bollywood and Indian Classical Dance:
Marina Harss,


Review – Smuin Ballet, Oh, Inverted World, Medea, Soon These Two Worlds: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


Preview – Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, A Suivre Workshop: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Preview – Sydney Dance Company, Contemporary Women: Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature – Maria Pages, Dunas: Gabriel Wilder, Sydney Morning Herald


Royal Ballet School’s White Lodge to host weddings to survive? Paul Teed, Richmond & Twickenham Times


The Inventory (with Coat of Arms!)– Darcey Bussell: Hester Lacey, FT Magazine

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