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Links – Sunday May 27, 2018


Reviews - The Royal Ballet, Swan Lake / Rambert, Life Is a Dream, London:

Luke Jennings, The Observer

David Dougill, Sunday Times


Reviews - Rambert, Life is a Dream (Brandstrup), London:

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard International


Review - American Ballet Theatre, Firebird, AfteRite, NY: Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World


Feature - Morocco’s D.I.Y. Dance Crews: Yassine Alaoui Ismailli & Aida Alami, New York Times


Feature - National Ballet of Canada, Frame by Frame, collaboration by Robert Lepage & Guillaume Côté: Alice Hopton, CBC


Video feature - BAM/Restoration Dance Youth Ensemble, #SpeakingInDance: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


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Links – Monday 28 May, 2018


Review – New York City Ballet, CoppéliaNew York: Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes


Review – New York City Ballet, Robbins 100 Festival, New York: Rachel Stone, Fjord Review


Feature – My week with swans: David Jays, Arts Journal/Performance Monkey


Review – Australian Ballet, The Merry Widow, Canberra: Michelle Potter, Canberra Times


News – New Brisbane QPAC theatre for Queensland Ballet (and others) by 2022: Staff AAP, New Daily


Reviews – Spoleto Festival 2018, Charleston:

- Lourdes Lopez & dancers, Jerome Robbins Tribute Program: Stephanie Hunt, Charleston City Paper

Miami City Ballet, Walpurgisnacht, Carousel pdd, Concerto DSCH, Heatscape: Stephanie Hunt, Charleston City Paper


Review – Boston Ballet, La Sylphide, Divertissements, Boston: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe


Preview – Hong Kong Ballet, Christopher Wheeldon & Rush: Richard James Havis, SCMP


Review – Stopgap Dance Company, The Seafarers, Great Yarmouth: Sanjoy Roy, Guardian


Diary – London, This Week: Staff, Londondance


Review – Ballet Central, Mixed Bill, Bath: David Mead, SeeingDance



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Links – Tuesday 29 May, 2018


Review – Boston Ballet, La Sylphide, Boston: Marcia B Siegel, Arts Fuse


Reviews – Queensland Ballet, Carmen (Acosta), The Firebird (Scarlett),

Brisbane: Deborah Jones, FollowSpot

Denise Richardson, Dance Australia


Reviews – RambertLife is a Dream (Brandstrup), London:

David Mead, SeeingDance

Jeffery Taylor, Express  (Baldwin??)


Review – HumanhoodUniverse, ZERO, London: David Mead, SeeingDance


Film – Creating Pas de Deux, Robert Lepage & Guillaume Côté: Murray Whyte, Toronto Star


Feature – My years as a ‘fat’ ballerina: Olivia Campbell, Guardian


News – Australian Ballet, 2017 Annual Report … helped by Alice:

Linda Morris, Sydney Morning Herald

Michael Bailey, Australian Financial Review


And for the first time …. A review on a Twitter thread:

Royal Ballet, Swan Lake (Scarlett), London: Thomas Ryalls, Twitter



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Links – Wednesday 30 May, 2018


Preview – Alexei Ratmansky/American Ballet Theatre, Harlequinade, New York: Marina Harss, NY Times


Feature – Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring continues to inspire: Paul Griffiths, Playbill


Review – Queensland Ballet, Carmen (Acosta), The Firebird (Scarlett), Brisbane: Chantal Nguyen, Bachtrack


Review – Spoleto Festival 2018, Charleston:

Miami City Ballet, Walpurgisnacht, Carousel pdd, Concerto DSCH, Heatscape: Susan Galbraith, DC Theatre Scene  (+ something for Tree of Codes fans?)


Preview – Houston Ballet’s Swan Lake after a difficult year: Margaret Downing, Houston Press


Reviews – RambertLife is a Dream (Brandstrup), London:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Anna Winter, Exeunt


Interview – Céline Gittens, Prinicpal, Birmingham Royal Ballet: Staff, What's On


Interview – Maina Gielgud, creating a Cinderella for Goh Ballet Academy: Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun


Review – Dance Africa 2018, New York: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Review – TAO Dance Theater, 6, 9, Montreal: Rebecca Galloway, Bachtrack


Review – Tap Family Reunion, Raising the Bar, New York: Brian Seibert, NY Times


News – balletLORENT 25th Anniversary Plans: Peter Lathan, BTG


Preview – San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice


Review – Ochre Contemporary Dance Company, 3.3 and Beyond, Perth: Annelies Gartner, West Australian


Review – Lizzie J Klotz & Dance City, To Suit, Dancing with my Dad, Fawn, Newcastle: Peter Latham, BTG


Review – Fuse, DökkSalford: Peter Jacobs, Reviews Hub


Preview – Pacific Dance Festival, Auckland: Dione Joseph, NZ Herald


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Links – Thursday 31 May, 2018


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Frolons, The Art of Not Looking Back, The Male Dancer, The Season’s Canon, Paris: Patricia Boccadoro, Culturekiosque


Review – Akram Khan Company, XenosLondon: Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Review – American Ballet Theatre, AfteRiteNew York: Rachel Stone, Fjord Review


Reviews – Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Don Quixote, Washington DC:

Alexander C Kafka, DC Theatre Scene

Carolyn Kelemen, DC Metro Theater Arts


Review – Nederlands Dans Theater, Woke up blind, Shut Eye, New Pite. Amsterdam: Lambrecht Wessels, Bachtrack


Interview – ENB’s Stina Quagebeur & Akram Khan’s GiselleVictoria Burrows, SCMP


Review – San Francisco Ballet School, Showcase 2018, San Francisco: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


Review – La Mama Moves! Dance Festival, New York: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – Gauthier Dance, Cantata, Greyhound/Don Q, Stuttgart: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance


Preview – Fresh Meat Festival, 2018, San Francisco: Sari Staver, Bay Area Reporter


Diary – Around Oregon, This Week: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch


Preview – Alice Topp, making Aurum for Australian Ballet: Chris Pedler, Bendigo Advertiser


Report – Australia’s major dance companies have a gender equality problem: Andrew Westle & Jordan Beth Vincent, The Conversation



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Links – Friday 1 June, 2018


Reviews – Akram Khan Company, XenosLondon:

Graham Watts, DanceTabs

Zoë Anderson, Independent

Debra Craine, The Times

Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

Vera Liber, BTG

Richard Maguire, Reviews Hub

Gallery – Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review – Royal Ballet, Swan Lake (Scarlett), London: ‘Prospero’, The Economist


Feature – New York City Ballet, in Limbo but in Bloom: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – American Ballet Theatre, Giselle, New York: Emily Wells, DanceTabs


Review – American Ballet Theatre, Firebird, AfteRite, New York: Janine Parker, Arts Fuse


Review – CNDC d’Angers, Merce Cunningham Programme, Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Feature – NYCB’s recent College Graduates: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Dance Africa Festival, 2018, New York: Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Dancing with Mozart, Wellington: Lyne Pringle, Dominion Post


News - Rambert Dance, Peaky Blinders creator talks ballet at Press Club lunch - Birmingham Post



New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Bay Area: Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle

Looking back at May: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


News – The Work Room, 10th Anniversary, Glasgow: Jenness Mitchell, Evening Times



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Links - Saturday 02 June, 2018



Review - New York City Ballet, Coppélia, New York:  Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


Review - New York City Ballet, Mozartiana, Not our fate, Tchaikovsky pdd, Glass Pieces, New York:  Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World


Review - American Ballet Theatre, La Bayadere, New York:  Mary Cargill, Danceview Times


Audio Preview - American Ballet Theatre, Harlequinade, New York:  Marina Harss, WNYC


Reviews - Akram Khan Company, Xenos, London:

Louise Levene, FT

Emma Byrne, Standard

Jessica Wilson, Seeing Dance


Feature - Angelin Preljocaj:  Richard Jinman, Sydney Morning Herald


News - Royal Opera House to let everyone in on the act in revamped home:  Robert Dex, Standard


Feature - Justin Peck, choreographer NYCB:  Barbara Hoffman, NY Post


Review - Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Don Quixote, Giselle, Washington:  Roger Catlin, Broadway World


Review - Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Giselle, Washington:  Norah Dick, MD Theatre Guide


Review - Boston Ballet, Prodigal Son, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Chaconne, Boston:  Unattributed, The Tech


Review - Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, Modern Rebels programme, New York, Danceview Times


Diary - Three of the best dance shows in the UK this week (scroll a long way down):  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Preview Feature - Houston Ballet Dancers co-create program inspired by (Hurricane) Harvey:  Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle


Review - Queensland Ballet, Carmen, The Firebird, Brisbane:  Jo Litson, Limelight


Reviews - Milwaukee Ballet, Swan Lake, Milwaukee:

Caitlin Elftman, On Milwaukee

Elaine Schmidt, Journal Sentinel

Kelsey Lawler, Broadway World

Lauren Warnecke, Milwaukee Magazine


Review - Parsons Dance, mixed programme, New York:  Erica Getto, Fjord Review


Review - Oakland Ballet, mixed programme, Oakland:  Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Review - Footnote Dance, Search Engine, Hamilton:  Dr Debbie Bright, NZ Theatreview


Feature - Take in a dance-inspired museum exhibit & museum-inspired dance in Washington:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


Feature - But is it good for dance? ‘So you think you can dance’ at 15:  Brian Schaefer, NY Times


Review - Roberta Jean, Brocade, London:  Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub


Review - Acosta Danza, mixed programme, Norwich:  Eleanor Pringle, Eastern Daily Press


Review - Vienna Festival Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Richmond (Yorks):  Barry Jones, Richmondshire Today




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