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Links – Sunday October 29, 2017


Review - Kenneth MacMillan Celebration, London: David Dougill, Sunday Times

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Concerto

The Royal Ballet, The Judas Tree

Mixed companies, Elite Syncopations

English National Ballet, The Song of the Earth

… and a brief mention of Michael Clark’s latest programme in London


Think piece - Kenneth MacMillan’s The Judas Tree: Luke Jennings, The Observer


Review - Danspace Project, Tea for Three: Simone Forti, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, NY: Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal


Review - Sarasota Ballet, The Secret Garden (Tuckett): Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Review - Matthew Bourne, The Red Shoes, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - Tero Saarinen Company, Morphed, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Georgia Straight


Feature - Getting Dance to Look Right Onscreen: Meryl Cates, New Yorker


Review - Eun-Me Ahn, Let Me Change Your Name, London: Ka Bradley, Exeunt


Review - balletLORENT, Rumpelstiltskin, Newcastle: Matt Miller, Exeunt


Feature - Who is Darcey Bussell?: Becky Pemberton, The Sun


Review - Footnote, CONTRAST, Tauranga NZ: Gin Mabey, Theatreview


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Links – Monday 30 October, 2017


Kenneth MacMillan Celebration, London:

Reviews – Northern Ballet, Gloria; Royal Ballet, The Judas Tree, Mixed Companies, Elite Syncopations:

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Debra Craine, The Times


Review – Royal Ballet, The Judas Tree; English Ballet, Song of the Earth: Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express



Review – American Ballet Theatre, Souvenir D’un Lieu Cher, I Feel the Earth Move, Daphnis & Chloé, New York: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack


Preview – Arthur Pita’s The Wind for the Royal Ballet: Debra Craine, The Times


Feature – Robert Helpmann in 1958: Valerie Lawson, dancelines


Review – BalletCollectiveThe Answer, Orange, The Last Time This Ended, Translation, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review – Dorrance Dance, Jungle Blues, Three to One, Myelination, San Francisco: Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs


Review – De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Salva Sanchis, A Love Supreme, New Jersey: Merli V. Guerra, Fjord Review


Diary: This week around LA: Matt Cooper, LA Times



Theo Clinkard, This Bright Field, London: Stephen Wright, DanceTabs

Bourne/New Adventures, The Red Shoes, New York: Marc Franklin, Playbill Arts


Review – Jasmin Vardimon Company, Pinocchio, London: Howard Loxton, BTG


Reviews – RambertA Linha Curva, Symbiosis, Goat, Edinburgh:

Mary Brennan, Herald

Lucy Ribchester, The List


Review – Sarasota Ballet, The Secret Garden, Sarasota: Carrie Seidman, Herald-Tribune


Review – Ken Unsworth & Dancers, Restraint(s), Sydney: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

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Links – Tuesday 31 October, 2017


Kenneth MacMillan Celebration, London:

Reviews – Yorke Dance Project, Sea of Troubles:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Anna Winter, The Stage



Reviews – Mark Morris Dance Group, Layla and Majnun, New York:

Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times

Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat


Reviews – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Red Shoes, New York:

Marina Harss, DanceTabs

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack


Reviews– Clod Ensemble, Under Glass, London:

Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs

Rosemary Waugh, Exeunt


Review – Jasmin Vardimon Company, Pinocchio, London: Laura Freeman, Evening Standard


Review – Yvonne Rainer, Simone Forti, Steve Paxton, Tea for Three, New York: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Compagnie Maguy Marin, BiTNew York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Cynthia Oliver & Dancers, Virago-Man DemODC/Dance, boulders and bones, New York: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Feature – The Angelini brothers and Don Q at Tulsa Ballet: James D. Watts Jr, Tulsa World


Previews – Ballet B.C., Program 1, Vancouver:

Cayetano Soto, Eight Years of Silence: Dana Gee, Vancouver Sun

Johan Inger, B.R.I.S.A.: Janet Smith, Straight.com


News – National Ballet of Canada – highest grossing season in 2016/17: Debra Yeo, Toronto Star


News – Muriel Maffre named as Lines Ballet CEO: Staff, SF Chronicle



Coming up in New York: Martha Sherman & Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

Reflections from Canberra: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


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Links – Wednesday 1 November, 2017


Kenneth MacMillan Celebration, London:

Reviews – Northern Ballet, Gloria; Royal Ballet, The Judas Tree; Mixed Companies, Elite Syncopations:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle



Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Red Shoes, New York: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Review – RambertA Linha Curva, Symbiosis, Goat, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Preview – Pacific Northwest Ballet, Plot Point (Crystal Pite), Seattle: Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times


Feature – Birmingham Royal Ballet/Ruth Brill, Arcadia, London: Zoe Paskett, Islington Gazette


Review – Queensland Ballet, Peter Pan, Brisbane: Denise Richardson, Dance Australia


Review – Dance Umbrella’s Shoreditch Takeover, London: Josephine Leask, DanceTabs


News – Antarctica: The First DanceStaff, Scoop.co.nz


Previews, San Francisco & Bay Area:

Russian Grand Ballet, Swan Lake: Maxine Marshall, SF Chronicle

Hope Mohr Dance, Radical Movements: Maxine Marshall, SF Chronicle


Preview – Cynthia Oliver/COCo Dance Theatre, Virago-Man Dem, Chicago: Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune


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Links – Thursday 2 November, 2017


Obituary – David Vaughan, Chronicler of Dance History: Sam Roberts, NY Times



Kenneth MacMillan Celebration, London:

Review – Mixed Companies, A Final Round-UpClement Crisp, Financial Times


Previews – Twyla Tharp/Royal Ballet, The Illustrated Farewell, London:

Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Neil Norman, The Stage


Reviews – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Aladdin, London:

Debra Craine, The Times

Vikki Jane Vile, BWW UK

Neil Norman, The Stage

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard


Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Red Shoes, New York: Robert Greskovic, Wall St Journal


Review – Dorrance Dance, Jungle Blues, Three to One, Myelination, San Francisco: Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter


Review – Clod Ensemble, Under Glass, London: Donald Hutera, The Times


Review – Nol Simonse & Christy Funsch, the beauty and ruin of friends, of bodies, San Francisco: Heather Desaulniers, DanceTabs


Feature – Hannah Fischer, National Ballet of Canada: Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail


#Speakingindance – Preeti Vasudevan, Stories by Hand: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

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Links – Friday 3 November, 2017


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Grand Miroir, Rite of Spring (Bausch), Agon, Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Preview – Arthur Pita/Royal Ballet, The Wind, London: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Review – New York: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer

Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Red Shoes

Mark Morris Dance Group, Layla and Majnun


Review – Jessica Lang Dance, Stabat Mater, New York: Apollinaire Scherr,

Financial Times


Review – Fall for Dance 2017 Season, New YorkSusan Yung, Brooklyn Rail


Reviews – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Aladdin, London:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Laura Freeman, Evening Standard

Neil Norman, Daily Express


Interview – Cesar Morales, Birmingham Royal Ballet: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Film Preview – Nureyev’s defection in The White CrowLouise Tutt, Screen Daily


Review – Dresden Semperoper Ballett, 5, The Night Falls Quietly, On the Nature of Daylight, Vertigo Maze, New York: Brittney Feit, Village Voice


Review – Ballet Collective, The Answer, OrangeThe Last Time This Ended, Translation, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


Previews – Boston Ballet, Boston:

- Jorma Elo, Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius: Michael Levin, Huffington Post

Wayne McGregor , Obsidian Tear, Staff, BWW Boston


Review – Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Romeo and Juliet (Cuatto), Annapolis: Mary Johnson, Baltimore Sun


Review – Footnote New Zealand Dance, Super Ornate Construct, Participation, Auckland: Raewyn Whyte, NZ Herald


Diary – New York This Week: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, A Letter to my Nephew, New York: Jen George, Brooklyn Rail


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Links - Saturday 04 November 2017



Review - All Star Ballet Gala (curated by Svetlana Lunkina), Toronto:  Penelope Ford, Fjord Review


Q&As - Ivan Putrov: 

Hester Lacey, FT

Nick Smurthwaite, Stage


Coming Up: 

Winter Preview, New York:  Marina Harss, New Yorker

A Golden Celebration of Dance Gala, Chicago:  Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times


Review - Jessica Lang Dance, Stabat Mater, New York:  Robert Levine, Bachtrack


Review - Fall for Dance Festival, Programme 4, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


Review - Ballet BC, B.R.I.S.A., Eight Years of Silence, Vancouver:  Janet Smith, Straight


Review - Dancenorth/Lucy Guerin Inc, Attractor, Los Angeles:  Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review


Reviews - Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, The Red Shoes, New York: 

Judd Hollander, Epoch Times

Michael Dale, Broadway World


Review - Queensland Ballet, Peter Pan, Brisbane:  Elise Lawrence, Limelight


Review – Ballet Collective, The Answer, OrangeThe Last Time This Ended, Translation, New York:  Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World


Review - LA Dance Project, mixed programme, Los Angeles:  Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Q&A - George Williamson, choreographer:  Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review - Footnote New Zealand Dance, Contrast, Auckland:  Val Smith, NZ Theatreview


Review - Igor and Moreno, Andante, London:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Feature - Brent Parolin, National Ballet of Canada:  Penelope Ford, Fjord Review


Preview - Step Afrika!, The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review - Milwaukee Ballet, La Boheme, Milwaukee:  Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Preview - Nava Dance Theatre, Broken Seeds (Still Grow), Oakland:  Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice


Review - Hong Kong:  Tom Wan, Dance Journal HK

Hong Kong Dance Company, Vipassana

Alonzo King Lines Ballet, The Propelled Heart


Film Review - Darling (filmed on location at RDB):  Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

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