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Links - Sunday 18 November, 2018



Review - National Ballet of Canada, Anna Karenina, Toronto:  Denise Sum, Danceview Times


Review - Australian Ballet, Spartacus, Sydney:  Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Feature - Is Bournonville still alive?:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times


Reviews - Mark Morris Dance Group & Silk Road Ensemble, Layla and Majnun, London:

Luke Jennings, Observer

Sara Veale, Fjord Review

Paddy Briggs, London Theatre 1


Review - Sarasota Ballet, Rhapsody, There where she lived, The Concert, Sarasota:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune


Review - Boy Blue, Blak, Whyte, Gray, New York:  Tom Phillips, Danceview Times


Feature - Young ballerina adds colour to war-torn Syria:  Staff, New China

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Links – Monday November 19, 2018

Obituary - Douglas Wright, dancer, choreographer, writer, poet, visual artist: Jennifer Shennan, …on dancing


Obituary - Linda Tarnay, dancer and teacher: Neil Genzlinger, New York Times



Reviews - Mark Morris Dance Group, Layla and Majnun, London:

David Dougill, Sunday Times

Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Review - La Scala Ballet, Giselle, Brisbane : Jill Sykes, Canberra Times


Feature - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (prior to a performance of Icon in London): Katie Glass, Sunday Times


Q & A - Tamara Rojo: Michael Hogan, The Guardian


Review - Ballet Black, The Suit, A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Leeds: Beverley Haigh, The Reviews Hub


Review - John Heginbotham, Fantasque, NY: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - Sarasota Ballet, Masters of Dance, Sarasota: Carolan Tribovich, Broadway World


Review - Boy Blue, Blak Whyte Gray, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - Estonian National Ballet, Estonia Now, Glasgow: Mary Brennan, The Herald


Feature - Do we still need critics in this age of opinion?: Sarah Donaldson, The Observer


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Links – Tuesday November 20, 2018


Review - Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener, Switch, NY: Joan Acocella, The New Yorker


Review - Hamburg Ballet, Die Kameliendame, Hamburg: David Mead, SeeingDance


Video interview - David Hallberg: Katia Novikova, Bolshoi Theatre Youtube (in English with Russian subtitles.)


Interview - Matthew Ball, The Royal Ballet: Neil Armstrong, The Telegraph


Review - Queensland Ballet, Bespoke, Brisbane: Chantal Nguyen, Bachtrack


Feature - Don’t miss these ballet productions from round the world: Alice Ross, Vogue UK


Reviews - Estonian National Ballet, Estonia Now, Glasgow:

Andrew Edwards, Exeunt

Kelly Apter, The Scotsman


News - Jessica Lang Dance to disband: Michael Cooper, New York Times


Preview - Jessica Lang Dance, Philadelphia: Broadway World


Interview - Mette Bødtcher, Royal Danish Ballet: Eva Kistrup, Copenhagen Report


Review - David Geaney & James Devine, Velocity, NY: Siobhan Burke, New York Times


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Links – Wednesday November 21, 2018


Review - Twyla Tharp Dance, Minimalism and Me, Eight Jelly Rolls, NY: Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes


Review - Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, retrospective programme, Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Feature - ABT Incubator workshop for young choreographers: Marina Harss, New York Times


Review - Australian Ballet, Spartacus, Sydney: Michelle Potter, …on dancing


Review - La Scala Ballet, Don Quixote, Brisbane : Chantal Nguyen, Bachtrack


Review - Jesper Just, Interpassivities, NY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Review - Ballet Black, The Suit, A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Salford: Peter Jacobs, The Reviews Hub


Book review - Camille Laurens, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: Rumaan Alam, The New Yorker


Review - Royal Opera House Cinema Festival: Broadway World


Review - Atamira Dance Company, Pango, Auckland: Raewyn White, New Zealand Herald


News - English National Ballet partners with Cunard: eTN


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Links – Thursday November 22, 2018


Reviews - The Royal Ballet, The Unknown Soldier, Infra, Symphony in C, London:

Zoë Anderson, The Independent

Joy Sable, The Jewish Chronicle
Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

Debra Craine, The Times
Anna Winter, The Stage

Jenny Gilbert, The Arts Desk
Siobhan Murphy, TimeOut

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World

…and photos - Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review - La Scala Ballet, Giselle, Don Quixote, Brisbane : Valerie Lawson, DanceTabs


Review - The Royal Ballet, La Bayadère / Mark Morris Dance Group, Layla and Majnun, London: Laura Freeman, The Spectator


Review - Royal Ballet of Flanders, Aki Saito’s retirement performance in Giselle (Khan), Antwerp: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance


Review - Mathew Bourne, Swan Lake, Salford: Daisy Jackson, Manchester Evening News


Video interview - Isaac Hernández, English National Ballet: Iman Amrani, The Guardian


Interview - Francesca Velicu, English National Ballet: Katie Berrington, Vogue


Feature - Dance horror films: Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian


Video feature - #SpeakingInDance, Ron Myles & Anthony Roth Costanzo: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Photo gallery - Didy Veldman, The Knot: Tristram Kenton, The Guardian


Feature - James Whiteside’s favourite books: James Whiteside, Vulture


Film review - The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: James Croot, Stuff


Previews - The best Nutcrackers around Atlanta - a lot of them: Cynthia Bond Perry, ArtsATL


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Links – Friday November 23, 2018


Illustrated essay - Balanchine’s Waltz of the Flowers: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - English National Ballet, Swan Lake, Liverpool: John Roberts, The Reviews Hub


Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Nutcracker (Val Caniparoli), Christchurch: Ian Lochhead, Theatreview


Review - Didy Veldman’s Umanoove, The Knot, London: David Mead, SeeingDance

… and photos - Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Exhibition - William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects, Boston: Iris Fanger, The Patriot Ledger


Feature - The RB’s Lauren Cuthbertson takes an emergency trip to the Mariinsky: David Sanderson, The Times


Feature - Li Cunxin returns to China with Queensland Ballet: Katrina Yu, SBS NEWS


Review - Ballet Frontier of Texas, The Nutcracker, Fort Worth: Cheryl Callon, TheaterJones


Review - New York Pops & New York Theatre Ballet, Song and Dance: The Best of Broadway, NY: Joel Benjamin TheaterScene


Diary - 6 dance performances in NYC this weekend: Brian Schaefer, New York Times

…and 3 of the best shows in the UK: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian (scroll to the bottom)


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Links – Saturday 24 November, 2018


Reviews – Royal Ballet, The Unknown Soldier, Infra, Symphony in C, London:

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Emma Byrne, Evening Standard


Features – New York City Ballet, The Nutcracker

MD Andrew Litton & the Sugar Plum score: Joshua Barone, NY Times

This year’s young Princes: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Ballet Black, The Suit, Dream within a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Salford: Aniqah Choudhri, Exeunt


Reviews – RambertLife is a Dream, Edinburgh:

Kelly Apter, Scotsman

Claire Sawers, The List


Feature – Houston Ballet’s all-female choreographic workshop: Staff, Houston Chronicle


Review – National Ballet of Canada, The Dream, Being and Nothingness,  Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail

NBC’s links with Russian ballet: Monika Warzecha, Ottawa Citizen


Feature – Bethany Kingsley-Garner: A dancer and her pointe shoes: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review – Akram Khan Company, Chotto Desh, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com


Review – KYL/Dancers, Seed, Mask, FAN, Arrival 2018, Philadelphia: Lewis Whittington, Culture Vulture


Reviews – New Zealand School of Dance Graduation Season, Two Programmes, Wellington: Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing (keep scrolling)



Criticism and the Critics:


Opinion – Why they still matter, even if you don’t agree with them: Andrew Billen, The Times


Survey – Theatre and Performance Criticism in the UK: Margherita Laera & Diana Damian Martin, Exeunt    (This may be of interest to bloggers and regular contributors on the Forum.)

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