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Links – Sunday 15 September, 2019


Reviews – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, London Season:

David Dougill, Sunday Times

Sara Veale, Fjord Review

Laura Freeman, The Spectator


Review – Staatsballet Berlin, Plateau Effect, Berlin: Veronica Posth, SeeingDance


Review – Astana Ballet, Love Fear Loss, Salome, Heritage of the Great Steppe, A Fuego Lento, London: John O’DwyerSeen and Heard


Essay – The Madness of Giselle: an Exploration: Carla DeFord, Critical Dance


Feature – A Gender Gap in Ballet, Seriously? Kim Elsesser, Forbes Magazine


Features – English National Ballet’s New HQ

Robert Dex, Evening Standard

Mike Brooke, East London Advertiser



And, of course, Christmas is just around the corner: Hannah Darden, Sacramento Bee

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Links – Monday 16 September, 2019


Review – Astana Ballet, Love Fear Loss, Salome, Heritage of the Great Steppe, A Fuego Lento, London: Vera Liber, BTG


Preview – Rosie Kay Dance Company, Fantasia, Touring: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Review – West Australian Ballet, Giselle, Perth: Margaret Mercer, Dance Australia


Review – Australian Dance Theatre, North/South, Adelaide: Maggie Tonkin, Dance Australia


Tour Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Bold Moves 4-bill, Napier: Kim Buckley, Theatreview


Feature – Martha Leebolt, Southern California Ballet and its adaptive dance programme: Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune


Review – Youth Dance at the Edinburgh Fringe: David Mead, SeeingDance


Review – Extreme Length Productions, Dance for individuals, Washington DC: Carmel Morgan, Critical Dance


Review – Invertigo Dance Theatre, Formulae & Fairy Tales, Santa Monica: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


News – Queensland Ballet – 2020 Season: Justine Nguyen, Limelight


What’s On – Los Angeles Area, This Week: Matt Cooper, LA Times

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Links – Tuesday 17 September, 2019


Reviews – Astana Ballet, Love Fear Loss, Salome, Heritage of the Great Steppe, A Fuego Lento, London:

Debra Craine, The Times

Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub


Interview – Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj on La FresqueChris Wiegand, Guardian


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, London Season: G J Dowler, Classical Source


Preview – PUSH Dance Company, Mothership III, San Francisco: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice


Review – Danny Yung/Zuni Icosahedron, The Interrupted Dream, Hong Kong: Ken Smith, Financial Times


Review – New English Ballet Theatre, Work in Progress 5-bill, London: Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs


Preview – Northern Ballet, Cinderella, Sheffield: Julia Armstrong, The Star


News – Sydney Dance Company, 2020 Season: Staff, Dance Australia


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Links – Wednesday 18 September, 2019


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Programme C, London: Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs


Review – Astana Ballet, Love Fear Loss, Salome, Heritage of the Great Steppe, A Fuego Lento, London: Graham Watts, Bachtrack


Feature – Crystal Pite – staging the impossible: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Archive – Best dance since 2000: Judith Mackrell, Sanjoy Roy, Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Feature – Gia Kourlas, The New York Times’ Chief Dance Critic: John Grippe, NY Times


Preview – Birmingham Royal Ballet, A Brief Nostalgia, Birmingham: Rebecca Stanley, Express & Star


Preview – Madeline Hollander, Ouroboros Gs, New York: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – Tasdance/New Choreographers, First Floor – 5 Solos, Launceston: Lesley Graham, Dance Australia



And there’s this book review:

Isadora, by Julie Birmant & Clement Oubrerie: Rachel Cooke, Guardian

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Links – Thursday 19 September, 2019


Review – English National Ballet, Giselle (Khan), London: Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack


Review – New York City Ballet, Jewels, New York: Michael Popkin, Danceviewtimes


Review – West Australian Ballet, Giselle, Perth: Deborah Jones, FollowSpot


Review – New Chamber Ballet, The Night, New York: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance


Review – Rubberband, Ever So Slightly, New York: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Trace Figures, San Francisco: Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs


News – Los Angeles International Dance Festival, April 2020: Makeda Easter, LA Times


Preview – Kokoro Dance, Reading the Bones, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com



Mainly about West End theatre, but if …..

Ticket prices are rising; why aren’t we rioting?  Alice Saville, Exeunt

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Links – Friday 20 September, 2019


Reviews – English National Ballet, Giselle (Khan), London:

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Debra Craine, The Times

Emma Byrne, Evening Standard

David Mead, SeeingDance

- Gallery: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


New York City Ballet, Fall Season, New York:

Review - Jewels: Carla Escoda, Bachtrack

Review - Jewels + Raymonda Variations, Variations Pour Une Porte et Un Soupir, DGV: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Preview – Fall Gala: Work by Lauren Lovette & Edwaard Liang: Terry Trucco, Playbill


Review – Astana Ballet, Love Fear Loss, A Fuego Lento, Heritage of the Great Steppe, Salome, London: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Dutch National Ballet, Amsterdam

Review - Opening Gala, Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

Review - Ballet Imperial, Symphony in 3 Movements, Who Cares?: Lambrecht Wessels, Bachtrack


Feature – Benjamin Millepied & LA Dance Project: Makeda Easter, LA Times


Tour Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Romeo and Juliet, Canterbury: Victoria Bawtree, Reviews Hub


Review – Rubberband, Ever So Slightly, New York: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


News – Greta Hodgkinson to retire from National Ballet of Canada: Staff, 660 City News


What’s On:

New York, Next Week: Staff, NY Times

National Dance Day in Costa Mesa: Makeda Easter, LA Times


Feature – Flyaway Productions, The Wait Room, Ossining, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


It’s only mid-September, but ….

Review – Australian Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), Melbourne: Rhys Ryan, Limelight


And as the Rugby World Cup gets going:

National Dance Company Wales & parallels between dance and rugby: Nicholas Davies, The Stage

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Links – Saturday 21 September, 2019


Review – English National Ballet, Giselle (Khan), London: Vera Liber, BTG


Review - New York City BalletRaymonda Variations, Variations pour une porte et un soupir, DGV, New York: Carla Escoda, Bachtrack


Reviews – Birmingham Royal Ballet & Ballet Black, A Brief Nostalgia, The Suit, Nine Sinatra Songs, Birmingham:

John Kennedy, Reviews Hub

David Mead, SeeingDance


Review – Boston Ballet, Giselle, Boston: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe


Tour Review – Northern Ballet, Cinderella (Nixon), Woking: Louise Lewis, BTG


Tour Preview – Richard Alston Dance Company, Final Edition: Kelly Apter, The List


Preview – Streb Extreme Action, Falling & Loving, Montclair, NJ: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Kokoro Dance, Reading the Bones, Vancouver: Alexander Varty, Straight.com


What’s On: Around UK Next Week: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian  (Scroll down)


News – BalletBoyz 2020 Tour, Deluxe: Dan Meyer, Playbill


Gallery – Liaoning Ballet of China, Mulan: Zou Zheng, Xinhua

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