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Links – Sunday November 12, 2017


Reviews - The Royal Ballet, The Illustrated ‘Farewell’, The Wind, Untouchable, London:

Luke Jennings, The Observer

Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express


Reviews - Australian Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Sydney:

Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

Sue Williams, The Daily Telegraph


Reviews - Ballet Black, Dopamine (You make my levels go silly), Captured, Red Riding Hood, London:

Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide

Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World


Review - Dresden Semperoper Ballet, 5, Ganz leise kommt die Nacht, On the Nature of Daylight, Vertigo Maze, NY: Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World


Conversation - Robert Fairchild & Edward Villella: Jacob Jones, Playbill


Review - BalletBoyz, Fourteen Days, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, The Scotsman


Review - Kim Yong-geo Dance Theater, Work, Washington: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes


Review - Joan Clevillé Dance, The North, London: Rachel Elderkin, Exeunt


Review - Anna Myer and Dancers, mixed bill, Boston: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe


Review - Footnote Dance Company, Contrast, Dunedin: Hannah Molloy, Theatreview


Preview - H2DANCE, Staging Ages, London: Thea King, Londondance


Q & A - Gianluca Vincentini, choreographer and curator: Thea King, Londondance


News - UK dance this week: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


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Links – Monday November 13, 2017


Review - Staatsballett Berlin, The Art of Not Looking Back (Shechter), Erde (Duato), Berlin: Katja Vaghi, Bachtrack


Review - National Ballet of Canada, The Winter’s Tale, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Review - Richard Alston Dance Company / Rambert, Edinburgh: Mark Brown, Herald Scotland


Feature - Royal Ballet accused of 'gratuitous abuse': Hannah Furness, The Telegraph


Review - Nederlands Dans Theater, In the Event, Wake Up Blind, Shutters Shut, Safe as Houses, Hong Kong: Natasha Rogai, South China Morning Post


Review - Garth Fagan Dance, mixed bill, NY: Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat


Review - Darbar Festival of Indian dance, London: Sanjoy Roy, The Observer


Preivew - West Australian Ballet, Peter Pan, Perth: William Yeoman, The West Australian


Review - Pivot Dance, London: Tia Asterope, The Place


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Links – Tuesday 14 November, 2017


Reviews - London Catch-Up:


David Dougill, Sunday Times     Vera Liber, BTG

Royal Ballet, The Illustrated Farewell,” The Wind, Untouchable

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Arcadia, Le Baiser de la Fée


Rachel Elderkin, Fjord Review

Royal, English National, Birmingham Royal, Northern & Scottish Ballets; Yorke Dance Project, MacMillan Celebration

- Interview – Yolande Yorke-Edgell, Staging “Sea of Troubles”: Rachel Nouchi, Londondance


Feature – Is sexual violence being trivialised in ballet? Judith Mackrell, Guardian

--- The Royal Ballet responds: Robert Dex, Evening Standard


Reviews – Acosta Danza, Mixed Bill, Edinburgh:

Mary Brennan, Herald

Lucy Ribchester, The List


Review – Australian Ballet, Sleeping Beauty (McAllister), Sydney: Michael Bailey, Australian Financial Review


Review – Hong Kong Ballet, Le Corsaire (Holmes), HK: Kevin Ng, Asian Times


Review  - Balletboyz“Fourteen Days” Quad Bill, Dundee: Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review


Reviews – Pennsylvania Ballet, “On Edge” Triple Bill, Philadelphia:

Merilyn Jackson, Fjord Review

Hilary Stroh, Bachtrack


Review – Hofesh Shechter, Grand Finale, New York: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Review – Garth Fagan Dance, Program B Mixed Bill, New York: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack


Review – Ate9 Dance Company, Calling Glenn, Los Angeles: Jeff Slayton, Bachtrack


Review – Step Afrika! The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence, New York: Laura Collins-Hughes, NY Times


Review – LINK Dance Company, Im Spiegel, Perth: Margaret Mercer, Dance Australia


Preview – San Francisco International Hip Hop Festival: Maxine Marshall, SF Chronicle

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Links – Wednesday 15 November, 2017


Documentary – Joffrey Ballet/Christopher Wheeldon, “Making a new American Nutcracker”: Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune


Comment – Cut the violence on stage, we don’t need to watch rape: Laura Freeman, Evening Standard


News – Casting for Sergei Polunin’s SATORI, London: Staff, London Theatre


Preview – Alonzo King/Lines Ballet, The Propelled Heart, San Francisco: Maxine Marshall, SF Chronicle


Review – Acosta Danza, Mixed Bill, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review – Balletboyz“Fourteen Days” Quad Bill, Exeter: Emma Pritchard, Reviews Hub


Review – Joan Clevillé Dance, The North, London: Sara Veale, DanceTabs


News – Bangarra Dance Theatre’s 2018 Season: Staff, Dance Australia


Review – Yvonne Meier/Invisible Dog & Danspace Project, Double Bill; Jillian Sweeney, Arrows and Errors, New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Preview – Slanjayvah Danza, 6 Feet, 3 Shoes, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, The List


Interview – Choreographer Gillian Walsh: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Diary – Coming up in New York: Martha Sherman, dancelog.nyc


Film Preview – “No Maps on my Taps,” “About Tap,” Boston: Marcia B. Siegel, Arts Fuse


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Links – Thursday 16 November, 2017


Feature – Why The Nutcracker is the perfect ballet for children: Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Reviews – Royal Ballet, The Illustrated ”Farewell,” The Wind, Untouchable, London:

Louise Levene, Spectator

Anna Winter, Exeunt


Feature – New Zealand School of Dance at 50: Dani McDonald, Dominion Post


Documentary Review – The Trocks, “Rebels on Pointe”: Jeanette Catsoulis, NY Times


Feature – Inside Cuba’s National Ballet School: Rachel Brown, National Geographic


Review – National Dance Company of Wales, “Roots” Quad Bill, Cardiff: Othniel Smith, BTG


Review – Darbar Festival, London: Indian Adventures of Sitar and Dance: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs


Reviews– Big Dance Theater, 17c, New York:

Laura Collins-Hughes, NY Times

Miriam Felton-Dansky, Village Voice


Preview – Dimensions Dance Theatre, Ballet’s Pointe of Passion, Miami: Guillermo Perez, Miami Herald


Preview – Nava Dance Theatre, Broken Seeds (Still Grow), Oakland, SF Chronicle


News – SAFEhouse, a new San Francisco Dance Venue: John C. Sulak, SF Examiner


Preview – Spenser Theberge & Jermaine Spivey, Rather This, Then, Portland: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch


Preview – Dance in Vancouver, 2017: Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun


Review – Unitec Dance Showcase 17, AucklandBrigitte Knight, Theatreview


Preview – Ragamala  Dance Company, Written in Water, Berkeley: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice


Preview – Ballet Ireland, Romeo and Juliet (Runacre-Temple): Charlie McBride, Galway Advertiser

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Links – Friday 17 November, 2017


Reviews – Christopher Wheeldon’s Brigadoon, New York:

Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times

Jesse Green, NY Times


Book Feature – David Hallberg, A Body of Work: Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post


Review – Lines Ballet, The Propelled Heart, San Francisco: Steven Winn, SF Chronicle


Review – Ballet Nacional de España, SorollaMadrid: Cristina de Lucas, Bachtrack


Review – Kalypso Hip-Hop Festival, Créteil, Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times



New York, This Week: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Christmas in London: Staff, Londondance


Review – Meg Stuart & Others, Until Our Hearts Stop, London: Donald Hutera, The Times


Preview – Kyle Abraham, Pavement, London: Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Book Review – Laura Young, “Boston Ballerina: A Dance, a Company, an Era”Nina MacLaughlin, Boston Globe


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Links – Saturday 18 November, 2017



Dudley Simpson, Composer & Conductor RB Touring Company: The Times   Guardian

Gemze de Lappe, Dancer: Richard Sandomir, NY Times

Girish Bhargava, Dance Film Editor: Neil Genzlinger, NY Times



Review – American Ballet Theatre, Work by Ratmansky & Millepied, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


Feature – Making (and Seeing) Dance in the Politicised World: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Feature – Alice Topp, Australian Ballet Dancer & Choreographer: Jane Albert, The Australian


Streaming Review – Bolshoi Ballet, The Taming of the Shrew: Daniel Morrison, The Yorker


Preview – Scottish Ballet, The Nutcracker (Darrell), Touring: Kelly Apter, The List


Feature – Preparing Boston Ballet’s NutcrackerLexi Peery, Boston Globe


Feature – Bangarra Dancer Kaine Sultan-Babij, Place, Sydney: Louise Schwartzkoff, Sydney Morning Herald


Review – Marjani Forté-Saunders, Memoirs of a … Unicorn; Gillian Walsh, Moon Fate Sin, New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Protein, Border Tales 2017, London: Josephine Leask, DanceTabs

- Q&A: Director, Luca Silvestrini: Londondance


Review – Big Dance Theater, 17c, New York: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat


Review – Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Mixed Bill, New York: Elizabeth Zimmer, Village Voice


Interview – Rachel Cook, New Director at ‘On The Boards,’ Seattle: Brendan Kiley, Seattle Times


News – Shelly Power to be CEO at Pennsylvania Ballet: Peter Dobrin, The Inquirer


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