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Dance links w/b Sunday March 24, 2019

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Links – Sunday 24 March, 2019


Review – Northern Ballet, Victoria, Touring; David Jays, Sunday Times


Review – Australian Ballet, Cinderella (Ratmansky), Melbourne: Melinda Oliver, Daily Review


Reviews – Russell Maliphant & Vangelis, The Thread; London:

Sarah Crompton, The Observer

David Dougill, Sunday Times  (+ Introdans, Dutch Masters)


Film – The White Crow (Nureyev biopic):

Alison Rowat, Herald

Edward Porter, Sunday Times


Feature – Sarah Mearns & I Married An AngelCharles Isherwood, NY Observer


Review – BalletBoyz, Them and Us, Newcastle: Tracey Sinclair, Exeunt


Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet, Director’s Choice Mixed Bill, Seattle: Megan Burbank, Seattle Times


Review – Ballet Hispánico, Linea Recta, Con Brazos Abiertos, Catorce Dieciséis, Santa Monica: Laura Bleiberg, LA TImes


Preview – Sydney Dance Company, Gabrielle Nankivell’s Neon Aether, Sydney: Valerie Lawson, Sydney Morning Herald


Review – Humanhood, Torus, Ipswich: Cavelle Leigh, Reviews Hub


Review – West Side Story (Zambello, Monge), Sydney: Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald


And in the shadow of the Christchurch massacre, Jennifer Shennan reports on a Gamelan Concert in Wellington:   .... on dancing



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Links – Monday 25 March, 2019


Obituaries – Victor Hochhauser, Dance & Music Impresario:

Hella Pick, Guardian

Staff, Telegraph

Staff, Jewish Chronicle

Staff, The Times



Preview – Bolshoi Ballet, London Visit This Summer: Georgina Butler, Culture Whisper


Reviews – Mark Morris Dance Group, Pepperland, London:

Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard


Review – Sarasota Ballet, Apparitions, Stars and Stripes, Sarasota: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


Review – Hofesh Shechter Company, Grand Finale, Auckland: Raewyn  Whyte, NZ Herald


Q and A – Michelle Dorrance: Susan Reiter, Playbill


Review – Saburo Teshigawara, The Idiot, London: Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance


Reviews – Dance Massive, Melbourne:

BalletLab, Glory: Jana Perkovic, The Age

Melanie Lane & Others, Nightdance: Jana Perkovic, The Age

Alice Will Caroline & Others, Lady Example: Jana Perkovic, The Age


Review – Holly Newsome & Dancers, Discotheque, Wellington: Chris Jannides, Theatreview


News – Erik Bruhn Prizewinners: Staff, BWW


Feature – Carlos Acosta’s Cultural Highlights: Staff, Guardian


Review – I Married An Angel starring Sara Mearns, New York: Michael Dale, BWW

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Links – Tuesday 26 March, 2019


Review – Hong Kong Arts Festival, The World of John Neumeier: Natasha Rogai, SCMP


Review – Queensland Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons, Brisbane: Denise Richardson, Dance Australia


Review – Australian Ballet, Cinderella (Ratmansky), Melbourne: Susan Bendall, Dance Australia


Feature – Ralph Fiennes on directing The White CrowArun Kakar, New Statesman


Review – Mark Foehringer Dance Project, Like An Ox On The Roof Quad Bill, San Francisco: Heather Desaulniers, DanceTabs


Reviews – Saburo Teshigawara & Others, The Idiot, London:

Donald Hutera, The Times

Louise Levene, Financial Times


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Beauty and The Beast, Salford: Sam Bronheim, The Mancunion


Review – Woman’s Move & Cie Divisar, Anchor, London: Eleanor Sofflet, SeeingDance


Review – Ambiguous Dance Company, Body Concert, Castlemaine: Kim Dunphy, Sydney Morning Herald


Review – Dance Massive, Melbourne: Susan Bendall, Dance Australia

Stephanie Lake Company, Skeleton Tree

Melanie Lane, Nightdance


News – 2019 Laguna Dance Festival: Faith E. Pinho, LA Times


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Links – Wednesday 27 March, 2019


Reviews – Queensland Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons, Brisbane:

Laura Cappelle, Guardian

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, Guardian/2


Reviews – Mark Morris Dance Group, Pepperland, London:

Graham Watts, DanceTabs

G J Dowler, Classical Source


Essay – The Ambiguous Layers of Martha Graham’s ‘El Penitente’Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Hamburg Ballet, Beethoven Project (Neumeier), Hong Kong: David Mead, Seeing Dance


Late Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Swan Lake, Paris: Marisa Hayes, Culture Vulture


Late Review – Pennsylvania Ballet, Giselle, Philadelphia: Lewis Whittington, Culture Vulture


Preview – San Francisco Ballet, Lyric Voices & Space Between Programs, San Francisco: Aimée Ts’Ao, Mercury News


Review – Ballet Ireland, Us, Lost, Minus 16, Dublin: Christie Seaver, Irish Times


Interview – Ann Carlson on Elizabeth, the DanceGia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Yamato, Passion, London: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Interview – Joan Clevillé, new Director of Scottish Dance Theatre: Kelly Apter, The List


Review – China National Opera & Dance Theatre, Princess Zhaojun, New York: Joel Benjamin, Theater Scene


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Links – Thursday 28 March, 2019


Reviews – Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, London:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Zoë Anderson, Independent

Debra Craine, The Times

Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

Neil Norman, The Stage

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Reviews – Northern Ballet, Victoria, London:

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Anna Winter, The Stage

Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

Hari Mountford, Londonist

Christiana Ferrauti, The Upcoming

Stefan Kyriazis, Express

Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

Vikki Vile, Culture Whisper

-  Podcast Interview – BBC Woman's Hour  (From 8:38 to 19.38)


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Beauty and The Beast, Salford: Aniqah Choudhri, Exeunt


News – Edinburgh International Festival, 2019 – Programme: Kelly Apter, Scotsman  (Scroll down)  and elsewhere


Preview – English National Ballet, She Persisted Triple Bill, London: Elena Chabo, Stylist


Film Preview – Carlos Acosta Biopic, Yuli: Joanne Shurvell, Forbes


Speaking in Dance – Ballet Hispanico’s Women: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

- Review – El Viaje, Homebound/Alaala, SombrerÍsimo, New York: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – Sydney Dance Company, Neon Aether, Cinco, WOOF, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


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Links - Friday 29 March 2019



Review - Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet; Don Quixote, London:  Louise Levene, FT


Reviews - Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, London:

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle

Hannah Foulds, Londonist


Reviews - Northern Ballet, Victoria, London:

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

Emma Byrne, Standard


Review - London:  Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

Saburo Teshigawara & Rihoko Sato, The Idiot

Diana Vishneva, CONTEXT Festival

Introdans, Dutch Masters programme


Review - The World of John Neumeier, Hong Kong:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Review - Russell Maliphant and Vangelis, The Thread, London:  Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs


Review - The 13th international competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize, Toronto:  Denise Sum, Danceview Times


Preview Feature - Ivan Putrov, Against the Stream Gala, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Review - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Swan Lake, Canterbury:  Victoria Bawtree, Reviews Hub


Reviews - Batsheva Dance Company, Venezuela, New York:

Apollinaire Scherr, FT

Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Feature - Lincoln Kirstein:  Roberta Smith and Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Dance Massive Melbourne:

Alice Dixon, William McBride, Caroline Meadon, Lady Example:  Gracia Haby, Fjord Review

Stephanie Lake, Skeleton Tree:  Gracia Harry, Fjord Review


Review - Jill Orr, Dark Night; Hellen Sky, Quake, Melbourne:  Gracia Fjord Review


Review - Mark Foehringer Dance Project S/F, Simple Symphony, Another Time, Like an Ox on the Roof, Concerto Grosso, San Francisco:  Rita Felciano, Danceview Times


News - Full cast announced for Viviana Durante Company’s Seven Deadly Sins:  Staff, Broadway World


Diary - 8 dance performances to see in New York City this weekend:  Brian Schaeffer, NY Times


Review - Sydney Dance Company, Neon Aether, Cinco, WOOF, Sydney:  Martin Portus, Daily Review


Feature - What did a 1930s ballet say about cultural appropriation in modernist Chicago: Liesl Olson, Chicago Reader

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Links - Saturday 30 March 2019



Obituary - Victor Hochhauser, Impresario:  Alasdair Steven, Herald Scotland



Reviews - San Francisco Ballet, Lyric Voices programme, San Francisco:

Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice

Leslie Katz, SF Examiner


Feature - Christopher Hampson reveals Scottish Ballet’s 50th Anniversary plans:  Mary Brennan, Herald Scotland


Review - Scottish Ballet, Spring!, Inverness:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Reviews - Northern Ballet, Victoria, London:

Louise Levine, FT

Joy Wang XY, Seeing Dance

Gallery - Roy Tan, Broadway World


News - New York City Ballet announces 2019-20 season:  News Desk, Broadway World


Feature - New York City Ballet’s new season - what the critics want to see:  Michael Cooper, NY Times


Opinion - Royal Danish Ballet, So close and yet so far:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times


Review - The 13th International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize, Toronto:  Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review


Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Beauty and the Beast, Sunderland:  Tracey Dowson, Northern Echo


Review - Sydney Dance Company, Neon Aether, Cinco, WOOF, Sydney:  Jo Listen, Limelight


Reviews - Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Analogy Trilogy, Washington:

George Jackson, Danceview Times

Rachael Goldberg, Broadway World


Review - Malpaso Dance Company, mixed programme, Los Angeles:  Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Review - Ririe-Woodbury  Dance Company, Elizabeth, the dance, Montclair:  Robert Johnson, NJ Arts


Diary - Southern California:  Matt Cooper, LA Times


Feature - Boston Dance Alliance celebrates Tony Williams & Duggan Hill:  Merli V Guerra, Arts Fuse


Feature - How a gender war sent the Morris dancing world hopping mad:  Richard Macer, Guardian

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