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Links – Sunday May 5, 2019


Reviews - New York City Ballet Spring Gala, BrightBartók BalletTchaikovsky Suite No. 3, NY: 

Marina Harss, DanceTabs

Michael Popkin, Danceviewtimes

…and a slightly different take from Lilah Ramzi, Vogue


Feature - Jerome Robbins’ A Suite of Dances: Marina Harss, The New Yorker


Review - Sarasota BalletGiselle, Sarasota: Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World


Review (brief) - RosasMitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten, London: David Jays, Sunday Times


Review - Liss FainClose the Door Slowly, SF: JB Rosario, San Francisco Examiner


Feature - Mark Morris’s weekend: Barbara Hoffman, New York Post


Q & A - Ruth Brill, Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


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Links – Monday May 6, 2019


Review - Breakin’ Convention, London: Zoë Anderson, The Independent


Audio interview - Tamara Rojo: Chiara Rimella, Monocle


Review - Sisters Grimm, Inala, London: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


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


Review - Norwegian National Ballet, Baroque Movement, Oslo: Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance


Feature - New York City Ballet Spring Gala: Lieba Nesis, The Jewish Voice


Interview - David Parsons, choreographing for Kansas City Ballet: Patrick Neas, Kansas City Star


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, RevalationsKairos, EN, Boston: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe


Audio feature - Iggy Berlin, a supernumerary at the Met: Morgan Flannery, Public Radio International


Feature - The Alleyne sisters, dancers and identical twins: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian


Review - Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, Tracings, Washington: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes


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Links – Tuesday May 7, 2019


Obituary - Norma Miller, Lindy-hopping ‘Queen of Swing’: Robert D, McFadden, New York Times



Review - New York City BalletHallelujah JunctionJudahThe ExchangeConcerto DSCH, NY: Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


Reviews - New York City Ballet Spring Gala, Bright, Bartók Ballet,Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3, NY: Carol Pardo, Danceviewtimes


Review - New York City BalletScotch SymphonyDuo ConcertantSonatineStravinsky Violin Concerto, NY: Wesley Doucette, Broadway World


Review - The Royal BalletRomeo and Juliet, London: Michelle Potter, … on dancing


Preview - Eifman BalletTchaikovsky, PRO et CONTRA, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Review - Stephen Petronio CompanyBloodlines, NY: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


Review - Breakin’ Convention, London: Donald Hutera, The Times


Q & A - Yolande Yorke-Edgell on 20 years of the Yorke Dance Project: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


News - San Francisco Ballet’s promotions: Claudia Bauer, Pointe Magazine


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Links – Wednesday 8 May, 2019


Feature – SFB’s Helgi Tomasson: Brits best at making dance: Debra Craine,  The Times


Preview – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, making Medusa for the Royal Ballet: Roslyn Sulcas,  NY Times


Feature – Alexei Ratmansky – How Shostakovich shook me up: Judith Mackrell,  Guardian


Review – New York City Ballet, Bartok Ballet, New York: Apollinaire Scherr,  Financial Times


Review – New York City Ballet, Slaughter on 10th Avenue, Barber Violin Concerto, Diamonds, New York: Carla Escoda,  Bachtrack


Review – Natalia Osipova & Colleagues, Pure Dance, New York: Sheila Kogan, TheaterScene


Preview – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Romeo & Juliet (Bourne); Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Review – BODYTRAFFIC, Mixed Bill, Philadelphia: Lewis Whittington,  Culture Vulture


Review – Scottish Dance Theatre, Ritualia, The Circle, Dundee: Kelly Apter,  Scotsman


Tour Review – Ballet Black, Pendulum, Click!, Ingoma, Cambridge: Angela Singer,  Saffron Walden Reporter

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Links – Thursday 9 May, 2019


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Shostakovich Trilogy, San Francisco: Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice


Review – Stuttgart Ballet, ‘Break-Through’ Triple Bill, Stuttgart: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Trois Gnossiennes, Speak for Yourself, Sleight of Hand, Paris: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


Review – Staatsballett Berlin, La Sylphide, Berlin: Veronica Posth, SeeingDance


Reviews – Deborah Colker Dance Company, Dog Without Feathers, London:

Debra Craine, The Times

Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Review – Northern Ballet, The Great Gatsby, Salford: Jo Beggs, Reviews Hub


Review – Sydney Dance Company, Bonachela/Nankivell/Lane, Melbourne: Jana Perkovic, The Age


Film Review – Yuli – The Carlos Acosta StoryJim Pritchard, Seen and Heard


Review – AVA Dance Company, No Woman’s Land, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Exhibition – Design Dialogues – The Ancient World and the Ballets Russes, Guggenheim, NY: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


Speaking in Dance – Oklahoma, an extravagantly minimalist dream: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


And over in Vancouver ....

....... a table lamp inspired by Ballet BC and William Forsythe: Straight.com

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Links – Friday 10 May, 2019


Reviews – Royal Ballet, Within the Golden Hour, Medusa, Flight Pattern, London:

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Debra Craine, The Times

Zoë Anderson, Independent

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Anna Winter, The Stage

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Emma Byrne, Evening Standard

Vera Liber, BTG

- Costumes for Medusa: Alyson Lowe, Vogue


Video – A conversation on ABT’s US Premiere of Jane EyreCathy Marston, Isabella Boylston, Devon Teuscher: Elda Rotor, 92Y


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Shostakovich Trilogy, San Francisco: Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs


Feature – Carlos Acosta: Critics’ Circle Services to Arts AwardGraham Watts, DanceTabs


Reviews – English National Ballet, Emerging Dancer Competition, 2019, London:

Graham Watts, DanceTabs

Vera Liber, BTG


Review – Liss Fain Dance, Close the Door Slowly, San Francisco: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


Review – Breakin’ Convention, 2019, London: Eleanor Sofflet, SeeingDance


Review – ENB School Choreography Competition, London: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance


Review – Elevenplay (+ some AI?), discrete figures 2019, New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Clod Ensemble, On the High Road, Doncaster: Mark Smith, BTG


Diary – New York, Next Week: Brian Schaefer, NY Times



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Links – Saturday 11 May, 2019


Reviews – Royal Ballet, Within the Golden Hour, Medusa, Flight Pattern, London:

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

G J Dowler, Classical Source

- Gallery: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Feature – What Merce Cunningham taught the Judson dance rebels: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Shostakovich Trilogy, San Francisco: Terez Rose, Bachtrack


Review – Northern Ballet, The Great Gatsby, Salford: Mark Brown, Telegraph


Reviews – Deborah Colker Dance Company, Dog Without Feathers, London:

Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs

Rachel Nouchi, BTG


Reviews – Viviana Durante Company, THREE, 8:38, SEVEN, London:

Jack Buckley, Seen and Heard

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Review – Australian Ballet, Unspoken Dialogues, The Chairman Dances, Aurum, New York: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Eifman Ballet, Tchaikovsky Pro et Contra, Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail


Review – English National Ballet, Emerging Dancer Competition, 2019, London: Vikki Jane Vile, BWW UK


Review – Pennsylvania Ballet, Trigger Touch Fade, DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse, Glass Pieces, Philadelphia: Ellen Dunkel, The Inquirer

- - Principal Ian Hussey retiring: Tom Turner, Playbill


Features – Choreographer Marion Motin on dance and hip-hop:

Laura Cappelle, Financial Times

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Interview – Farooq Chaudry on Yang Liping’s Rite of Spring, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Preview – Faso Danse Théâtre/Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Kalakuta Republik, London: Georgina Butler, Culture Whisper


Question – University of California’s dance school has its first graduates – but where do they go from there?  Makeda Easter, LA Times



UK Next Week: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian  (Scroll down!)

Southern California, Next Week: Matt Cooper, LA Times


Preview – Miki Orihara, “Resonance III” Solo Mixed Bill, San Francisco: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice


News – Contact Dance Film Festival: Nim Wunnan, Oregon Artswatch


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