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Links – Sunday 24 February, 2019


Obituary – Dame Margaret Scott, Australian Ballet: Valerie Lawson, dancelines



Reviews – Royal Ballet, Don Quixote; Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Since She, London:

David Dougill, Sunday Times

Sarah Crompton, The Observer


Preview – Northern Ballet, Victoria (Marston), Leeds: Sally Clifford, Bradford Telegraph & Argus


Review – Hong Kong Ballet, The Great Gatsby (Webre), Hong Kong: Kevin Ng, Asia Times  


Reviews – Resolution 2019, London, 22 February: Neil Norman & Katie Hagan, The Place

Alice Bonazzi/Sara Marques, IRMĀ

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Kamavera Dance Theatre, Temporal Discord


Review – Risa Jaroslow & Dancers, At Your Service, San Francisco: J B Rosario, SF Examiner

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Links – Monday 25 February, 2019


Reviews - Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Bon Voyage, Bob, London:

Vera Liber, BTG

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Donald Hutera, The Times

- Gallery: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Preview – Northern Ballet, Victoria (Marston), Leeds/Touring: Matthew Dennison, Telegraph


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Beauty and the Beast, Birmingham: Graham Watts, Bachtrack


Review – FarruquitoFarruquito Flamenco Bill, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Swan Lake (2 Casts), Paris: Joy Wang, SeeingDance


Preview – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Choreographic Series, NZ – Touring: Carly Thomas, Dominion Post


Preview – Footnote New Zealand Dance & Guangdong Modern Dance Company, Hemispheres Triple Bill, NZ – Touring: Rebecca Fox, OtagoDaily Times


Preview – Ballet Victoria, Carmina Burana (Destrooper), Victoria: Don Descoteau, Monday Magazine


Final Reviews – Resolution 2019, London, 23 February: Donald Hutera & Sophie Chinner, The Place

AzaraJust Another Night

What Is Written Dance Company, Submerso

Anna Dighero, Costa Brava Sunset


Reviews – Cirque Eloize, London:

Graham Watts, DanceTabs

Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance


Preview – Ballet B.C., Salant/Elo/Pite Triple Bill, Vancouver: Dana Gee, Vancouver Sun


Overview – Bourne Cinderella, Joffrey Various and lots more: Donna Perlmutter, LA Observed


Feature – Ballet meets Science: Emma Sandall, Dance Australia

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Links – Tuesday 26 February, 2019


Obituary – Dame Margaret Scott, Australian Ballet: Michelle Potter, Dance Australia



Reviews – New York City Ballet, New York

Sleeping Beauty: Michael Popkin, Danceviewtimes

Interplay, In the Night, NY Export: Opus Jazz: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


Reviews- Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Bon Voyage, Bob, London:

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Rachel Elderkin, The Stage

Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times  (+ Since She)


Reviews – Michele Wiles/BalletNext, Birds of a Feather, La Folia, Bachground, Hey Wait, New York:

Rose Marija, BWW

Sheila Kogan, TheaterScene


Picture Feature – BalletBoyzThem/Us, Touring: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

Review – Lucy Ribchester, The List


Interview/Preview – Ivan Putrov, Against the Stream, London: David Mead, SeeingDance


Review – Michael Keegan-Dolan/Teac Damsa, Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, Perth: Humphrey Bower, Daily Review


Review – Elmhurst Ballet Company, “Origins” Mixed Bill, London: Naomi Cockshutt, BTG


Review – Minh Tran & Dancers, Anicca (Impermanence), Portland: Martha Ullman West, Oregon Artswatch


Review – Footnote Dance & Guangdong Modern Dance Companies, Hemispheres, Christchurch: Ian Lochhead, Theatreview


Review – Slap Festival, Various Groups, York: Catherine Love, Guardian


Letters to the Editor responding to the lead Link on 12 February: New Yorker


News - Dance teacher left shocked when four sets of twins joined her ballet class: The Metro

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Links – Wednesday 27 February, 2019


Feature – William Christie/Les Arts Florissants, Rameau, Maître à Danser, New York: Marina Harss, NY Times


Feature – Balanchine’s Dark Waltzes: Can Love Suffice? Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Feature – The Rite of Spring: what would music be without it? Gillian Moore, Guardian


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Dogs Sleep, Les Noces (Lidberg), Faun, Paris: Joy Wang, SeeingDance


Reviews- Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Bon Voyage, Bob, London:

Sarah Kent, Arts Desk

Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs


Review – BalletBoyzThem/Us, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, The Scotsman


Interview – Choreographer Angie Pittman: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Feature – Choreographer Martin Lawrance: John Byrne, The Stage


News – Boston Ballet, 2019-20 Season:

Staff, BWW Boston

Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe


Review – Farah Saleh, What My Body Can/t Remember, Edinburgh: Claire Sawers, The List


Review – Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Co, Mixed 6-Bill, New York: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat


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Links – Thursday 28 February, 2019


Feature – Choreographer Cathy Marston and her brand of narrative ballet: Maggie Foyer, Dance International


Interview – Sir Richard Alston, looking to the future: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Review – Royal Ballet, Don Quixote, London: G J Dowler, Classical Source


Tour Preview – Mark Morris Dance Company, PepperlandLondon+: Chris Wiegand, Guardian


Reviews - Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Bon Voyage, Bob, London:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Laura Freeman, Spectator  (+ Since She)


Preview – Sarasota Ballet, Preparing Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes:    Niki Kottmann, YourObserver. com


Review – Vicky Shick & Dancers, next to the sink, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


5Q & A – Choreographer James Cousins on Epilogues: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Speaking in Dance – Melissa Toogood & Calvin Royal III: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – ArtsEmerson/Raphaëlle Boitel, When Angels Fall, Boston: Don Aucoin, Boston Globe


Review – Jody Kuehner (aka Cherdonna Shinatra)/DONNA, DITCH, Seattle: Becs Richards, Seattle Times


Diary – Portland & Oregon: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch


Review – Bouge de lá, The 26 Letter Dance, Ottawa: Carly Maga, Toronto Star


Preview – Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Who We Are In The Dark, Montreal: T’cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette


Review – Footnote NZ Dance & Guangdong Modern Dance Companies, Hemispheres, Dunedin: Hannah Molloy, Theatreview



Something with potentially serious ramifications for ballet and dance:

Feature – Noise in the orchestra pit: ROH legal case: Tim Bano, The Stage

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Links – Friday 1 March, 2019


News – NYCB’s New Leaders: Jonathan Stafford & Wendy Whelan:

Michael Cooper, NY Times  (and elsewhere)

Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


Review – Washington Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Washington DC: Maria Di Mento, DC Theatre Scene


Features – William Forsythe at Boston Ballet:

Karen Campbell, Boston Globe

Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Feature - The day I was bewitched by Rudolf NureyevRoderick Gilchrist, Telegraph


Feature – Northern Ballet’s George Liang: David Mead, SeeingDance


Review – Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Program A: Bach 25, Star Dust, New York: Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene


Review – Yorke Dance Project, Playground, Between and Within, Communion, Imprint, Winchester: Rachel Elderkin, Fjord Review


Review – Cie l’Oublié(e)/Raphaelle Boitel, When Angels Fall, New Jersey: Merli V Guerra, Fjord Review


Review – BODYTRAFFIC, Contemporary Mixed Bill, Scottsdale, AZ: Merilyn Jackson, Fjord Review



New York, Next Week: Brian Schaefer, NY Times

Vancouver International Dance Festival: Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun


Review – Waikato Contemporary Dance Trust, Sheltering Moves, Hamilton: Dr Debbie Bright, Theatreview


Review – Shaun Parker & Company, KING, Sydney: Geraldine Higginson, Dance Australia


Feature – Behind the cancellation of the Australian Dance Awards: Karen van Ulzen, Dance Australia


Review – Faith, Smack That (a conversation), London: Karl O’Doherty, Reviews Hub



And there's also this:

Picture Essay – Forget Tango: the Murga of Buenos Aires is a riot of sequins & salvation: Kate Stanworth, Guardian

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Links – Saturday 2 March, 2019


News – Legal action begun on financial management of Balanchine Trust: Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


Review – English National Ballet, Giselle (Khan), Chicago: Hedy Weiss, WTTW


Opinion – Progress but not equality at NYCB?  Marina Harss, NY Times


Feature – RNZB Principal Abigail Boyle faces retirement: Bess Manson, Dominion Post


Review – Polish National Ballet, Swan Lake, Montreal: Rebecca Galloway, Bachtrack


Review – Ballet B.C., Program 2 – 1st Flash, WHICH/ONE, Solo Echo, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com


Reviews – Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Reiner & Others, TesseractLondon:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

Anna Winter, The Stage

Rachel Nouchi, BTG


Tour Review – RambertLife Is A Dream, Leicester: Sally Jack, BTG


News – Special Award for Matthew Bourne at this year’s Oliviers: Playbill



London during March: Staff, Londondance

New York, This Spring: Marina Harss, New Yorker

UK, Next Week: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian  (As ever, scroll down)

Southern Cal, Next Week: Matt Cooper, LA Times

Montreal Area in March: Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette

Vancouver in March: Dana Gee, Vancouver Sun


Gallery – UK National Dance Awards for 2018: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review – Java Dance Company, Back of the Bus, Hamilton: Dr Debbie Bright, Theatreview



And you’ll have to check out The Price of Fun: James Tozer, Economist 1843 Magazine

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