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Links – Sunday 17 March, 2019


Feature – The Royal Ballet’s Matthew Ball, preparing for Romeo: David Jays, Sunday Times


Gallery – Northern Ballet, Victoria (Marston Premiere), Leeds: Greg Funnell, Sunday Times


Review – Ballet Black, Pendulum, Click!, Ingoma, London: John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard


Review – Ballet Boyz, Them/Us, London: David Dougill, Sunday Times


Review – National Dance Company of Wales, Mixed Bill, London: Ka Bradley, The Observer


Review – Russell Maliphant & Vangelis, The Thread, London: Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Film Features:

Ralph Fiennes, on making The White CrowRobbie Collin/Eleanor Halls, Telegraph


Acosta & Nureyev biopics – tales of obsession and escape: Louise Levene, Financial Times


Review – Plan B, Tantalus, A Pair of Genes, Glasgow: Mark Brown, Herald


Review – West Australian Ballet, Mixed Bill, Kalgoorlie: Phoebe Pin, The West Australian



And, thanks to Alastair Macaulay, a 1987 piece from the archives:

Dancer and the Dance, Susan Sontag, London Review of Books


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Links - Monday 18 March 2019



Reviews - Ballet Black, Pendulum, CLICK!, Ingoma, London:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Review - Hofesh Shechter Company, Grand Finale, Adelaide:  Rhys Ryan, Limelight


Report - Tribute for Dame Margaret Scott:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


Reviews - Russell Maliphant & Vangelis, The Thread, London:

Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

Debra Craine, Times


Gallery - Queensland Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons (behind the scenes), Brisbane:  David Kelly, Guardian


Review - Meryl Tankard & Restless Dance Theatre, Zizanie, Adelaide:  Gordon Forester, Limelight


Review - Batsheva Dance Company, Venezuela, Los Angeles:  Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Review - Ballet Manila, Deux (mixed programme), Manila:  Marge C Enriquez, Philippines Inquirer


Review - Nana Bilus Abaffy, Post Reality Vision, Melbourne:  Jana Perkovic, Brisbane Times


Review - Frantic Assembly, Into the light, Salford:  Sam Lowe, Reviews Hub


Review - Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Happy Hour, Boston:  Marcia B Siegel, Arts Fuse


Preview Feature - METdance, Better Together, Houston:  Staff, Houston Chronicle


Film Feature - When extremes attract: Dance and horror’s new pas de deux:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Film Review - Girl:  Mark Kermode, Observer


Review - Giovanni Pernice, Dance is Life, London:  Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World

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Links – Tuesday March 19, 2019


Reviews - Russell Maliphant & Vangelis, The Thread, London:

Sarah Kent, The Arts Desk

Neil Norman, The Stage


Reviews - Ballet Black, Pendulum, CLICK!, Ingoma, London:

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Donald Hutera, The Times


Feature - Annette Page, a tribute: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Review - Staatsballett Berlin, La Sylphide, Berlin: Katja Vaghi, Bachtrack


Review - Northern Ballet, Victoria, Leeds: Paul Clarke, North West End


Film review - Yuli - The Carlos Acosta Story: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian


Review - National Ballet of Canada, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Toronto: Denise Sum, Danceviewtimes


News - This week in New Zealand: Jennifer Shennan, … on dancing


Reviews - Meryl Tankard, Two Feet, Adelaide Festival:

Humphrey Bower, Daily Review (scroll down)

Alan Brissenden, Dance Australia


Review - Introdans, Dutch Masters, London: Graham Watts, Bachtrack


Review - Diana Vishneva’s Context Festival, mixed bill, London : Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance


Review - Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Dance Me, Montreal: Rebecca Galloway, Bachtrack


Review - Hamburg Ballet, The Nutcracker / Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Gala programme, Hong Kong: Kevin Ng, Asia Times


Review - Hofesh Shechter, Grand Finale / Restless Dance Theatre, Zizanie, Adelaide: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


Preview - From the Horse’s Mouth, fêting the critic Deborah Jowitt: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


Feature - School of American Ballet fundraiser: Lilah Ramzi, Vogue


Review - Taiwan Ballet Company, mixed bill, Taipei: David Mead, SeeingDance


Interview - Derek Dunn, Boston Ballet Principal Dancer: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe


Review - Syracuse City Ballet, Peter Pan, Syracuse: Natasha Ashley, Broadway World


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Links – Wednesday March 20, 2019


Review - San Francisco Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, SF: Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs


Review - Dutch National Ballet, Swan Lake, Amsterdam: Lambrecht Wessels, Bachtrack


Reviews - Russell Maliphant & Vangelis, The Thread, London:

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Review - Introdans, Dutch Masters, London: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Review - Ballet Black, Pendulum, CLICK!, Ingoma, London: Sara Veale, DanceTabs


Feature - Sara Mearns & Joshua Bergasse on making I Married an Angel: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Review - Lucy Guerin Inc, Make Your Own World Visible, Melbourne: Gracia Haby, Fjord Review


Feature - Shen Yun Performing Arts Troupe, a dance phenomenon: Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker


Feature - The White Crow: Vincent Dowd, BBC News


Review - Ballet Contemporáneo de Camagűey, Guajira, Más Allá del Mar, Paseando Mi Alma, NY: Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene


Review - Boston Dance Alliance annual gala, Boston: Merli V, Guerra, The Arts Fuse


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Links – Thursday March 21, 2019


Feature - The Pioneers of Postmodern Dance, 60 years later: Kate Guadagnino, New York Times


Interview: David Bintley: John Anson, Lancashire Telegraph


Film reviews - The White Crow (Nureyev biopic):

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Adam Sweeting, The Arts Desk

Geoffrey Mcnab, The Independent

Nigel Andrews, Financial Times

Tara Brady, The Irish Times

Lucy Popeskcu, Cinevue


Interview - Ralph Fiennes & Ilan Eskeri on The White Crow and its musical score: Elisa Bray, i News


Interview - Oleg Ivenko (who plays Nureyev): Ryan White, i-D


Review - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Crystal Pite triple bill, NY: Rose Marija, Broadway World


Review - Woman SRSLY, Takeover: Wildlife in Strange Waters, London: Josephine Leask, DanceTabs


Q & A - Sophie Laplane, Scottish Ballet’s Choreographer in Residence: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Interview - Sara Mearns on I Married an Angel: Nicole Rosky, Broadway World


Film review - Girl: Saskia Baron, The Arts Desk


News - Annabelle Lopez Ochoa wins Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award: Peter Libbey, New York Times


Review - Alberta Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Calgary: Stephan Bonfield, National Post


Feature - Micaela Taylor, choreographer: Makeda Easter, Los Angeles Times


Feature - So I Thought I Couldn’t Dance: Marisa Meltzer, New York Times


Feature - 5 Broadway Choreographers name their muses: Barry Singer, Playbill


Preview - Tiler Peck & Terrence Mann talk about Marie (a.k.a. Little Dancer) : Broadway World


News - Miami City Ballet’s 2019-20 season: Broadway World



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Links – Friday March 22, 2019


Review - English National Ballet, Giselle, Chicago: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


Reviews - Mark Morris Dance Group, Pepperland, London:

Debra Craine, The Times

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph

Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper

Lucia Cox, Number 9


Review - Australian Ballet, Cinderella (Ratmansky), Melbourne: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Tutus on Tour, Christchurch: Dr Ian Lockhead, Theatreview


Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Beauty and the Beast, Salford: Peter Jacobs, The Reviews Hub


Film review - The White Crow (Nureyev biopic): Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman


Review - Northern Ballet, Victoria, Sheffield: Janet Jepson, The Reviews Hub


Photo gallery - Queensland Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons (Liam Scarlett): David Kelly, The Guardian


News - San Francisco Ballet’s new piece, Die Toteninsel, by Liam Scarlett: Broadway World


Review - Russell Dumas Dance, Cultural Residues 2020, Melbourne: Jana Perkovic, Sydney Morning Herald


Review - I Married an Angel, NY: Jesse Green, New York Times


What’s On…


LA this weekend: Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times


NYC this weekend: Gia Kourlas, New York Times

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Links – Saturday March 23, 2019



Reviews - Mark Morris Dance Group, Pepperland, London:

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Anna Winter, The Stage


Interview - Makhar Vaziev, Director of the Bolshoi Ballet: Debra Craine, The Times


Feature - Batsheva Dance Company has a change of Director: Brian Schaefer, New York Times


Review - Northern Ballet, Victoria, Sheffield: Velda Harris, British Theatre Guide


Review - Boston Ballet, Coppélia, Boston: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe


Review - Minnesota Ballet, Coppélia, Duluth MN: Kelly Sue Coyle, Duluth News Tribune


Review - Saburo Teshigawara, The Idiot, London: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian


Reviews - Houston Ballet, Premieres, Houston:

Margaret Downing, HoustonPress

Jenny Taylor Moore, Broadway World


Film review - The White Crow: Ed Potton, The Times


Preview features - Marie Dancing Still: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times & Misha Berson, Seattle Times


Feature - Memories of the Kirov: Nick Trend, The Telegraph (Travel section)


Review - Chang Xiaoni (Hong Kong Arts Festival), Elephant in the Room, HK: David Mead SeeingDance


News - Jovani Furlan of Miami City Ballet to join NYCB: Chava Lansky, Pointe Magazine


Feature - I started ballet lessons aged 26: Victoria Fell, Marie Claire


What’s on - UK: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian (scroll right down)


Edited by John Mallinson
Corrected link to Vaziev interview
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