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Links - Sunday 24 November, 2019



Review - Sarasota Ballet, Theme & Variations, Las Hermanas, Western Symphony, Sarasota:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune


Preview Feature - Scottish Ballet, The Snow Queen, Edinburgh & on tour:  Mark Brown, National


Diary - Dance in LA this week:  Matt Cooper, LA Times


Review - Acosta Danza, Evolution, London:  David Dougill, Times (scroll down)


Feature - Pacific Northwest Ballet’s efforts to tone down stereotypes in the Nutcracker show how dance evolves:  Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times


Review - NZ School of Dance, 2019 Graduation Season, Wellington:  Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing


Preview - Portland Ballet, Petrushka, Firebird, Portland:  Blaine Truitt Covert, Oregon Live


Review - Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Happy Hour, Washington:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post




It’s that time of year again…


And if you should be in Seattle in December… All about PNB’s Nutcracker and others in the area:  Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

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Links – Monday 25 November, 2019


Review – Bolshoi Ballet, Giselle (Ratmansky Premiere), Moscow: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Feature – Cathy Marston: A British Choreographer At Home And Abroad:  Julia Delaney & Rosie Gerhard, British Ballet Now & Then


Review – Ballet Hispánico, Tiburones, Nací, Con Brazos Abiertos, New York: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Reviews – Ballet de L’Opera National Du Rhin, Les Beaux Dormants, London:

Donald Hutera, The Times

John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), Birmingham: Phil Preece, SeeingDance


Review – Acosta Danza, EvolutionDorrance Dance, Myelination, London: Sarah Crompton, The Observer


Review – West Australian Ballet, Alice (in wonderland), Perth:  Margaret Mercer, Dance Australia


Review – Sun-Shier Dance Theatre, Rolling Eyes, Taipei: David Mead, SeeingDance


Review – NAISDA Dance College, Ngoenakap Mixed Bill, Sydney:

Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

Geraldine Higginson, Dance Australia


Gallery – Dance Rites 2019, Sydney: Various, Guardian

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Links – Tuesday 26 November, 2019


Review – Royal Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty (Osipova/Hallberg), London: Louise Levene, Financial Times


Review – Ballet de L’Opera National Du Rhin, Les Beaux Dormants, London: Louise Levene, Financial Times

- Gallery – Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review – Acosta Danza, Evolution, London: Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), Birmingham: Marion Brennan, Shropshire Star


Review – West Australian Ballet, Alice (in wonderland), Perth: Deborah Jones, FollowSpot


Review – Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, Mixed 4-bill, Cutler Bay, FL: Sean Erwin, Danceviewtimes


Review – Come Together Dance Festival, Mixed Bill – Excerpts, Philadelphia: Melissa Strong, Broad Street Review


Review – Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Spanish Dance Programme, New York: Robert Greskovic, WSJ


Previews – Guggenheim Works & Process, 2020:

Gabe Cohn, NY Times

Dan Meyer, Playbill


Video – Phoenix Boys, a boys-only dance programme: BBC News

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Links – Wednesday 27 November, 2019


Film Preview – Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet – Beyond Words: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Review – Ballett Zürich, Messa da Requiem (Verdi/Spuck), Zurich: Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack


Review – Ballet du Rhin, Les Beaux Dormants, London: Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs


Feature – Coppelia – real-life tragedies behind a family-friendly ballet: Felicity Day, Telegraph


Review – Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Happy Hour, College Park, MD: Carmel Morgan, Critical Dance


Feature – Expression Dance Co becomes Australian Dance Collective: Deborah Jones, FollowSpot


Review – Meimage Dance, renaissance of its ashes, Taipei: David Mead, SeeingDance


Review – Kat Valastur & Dancers, Arcana Swarm, Berlin: Emily May, SeeingDance


Catch up Review – Ballet Collective, Scorpio Desert, Orange, Faraway, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

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Links – Thursday 28 November, 2019


Discussion – The Art of Partnering, Alistair Macaulay with NYCB Dancers, New York: Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes


Feature – Anna Rose O’Sullivan, the Royal Ballet’s next Aurora: Emma Byrne, Evening Standard


Review – Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin, Les Beaux Dormants, London: Graham Watts, Bachtrack


Review – National Ballet of Canada, Chaconne, Orpheus Alive, Toronto: Denise Sum, Danceviewtimes


Review – Ballet Hispánico, Con Brazos Abiertos, Nací, Tiburones, New York: Juan Michael Porter II, BWW


Review – Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Gala: Concertiana, Only the Lonely, Episodes, Black Tuesday, New York: Eric Taub, DanceTabs


Tour Review – Northern Ballet, Cinderella, Norwich: Sarah Ravencroft, Norwich Evening News


Review – Darbar Festival, Two Programmes, London: Sanjoy Roy, Guardian


Review – Richard Alston Dance Company, Mixed Bill, London: Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review


Review – The Chase Brock Experience, The Four Seasons, New York: Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene


News – Queensland Award for Leanne Benjamin: Meredith Daneman, Limelight


What’s On:

In and Around Portland: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch

Houston Ballet, Jubilee of Dance, 2019, Houston: Staff, BWW Houston

Istanbul State Opera & Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Istanbul: Staff, Daily Sabah

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Links – Friday 29 November, 2019


Tis (almost ) the season .......


Feature – New York City Ballet: Breaking Barriers in The Nutcracker: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Atlanta Ballet, The Nutcracker (Possokhov), Washington DC: Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post



... whilst elsewhere ....

Feature – Donald Byrd: Can Dance Make A More Just America?  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


News – Northern Ballet 50th Anniversary Gala: John Blow, Yorkshire Evening Post


Reviews – Richard Alston Dance Company, Alston at Home, London:

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


What’s On – New York, Next Week: Brian Schaefer, NY Times


News – Elmhurst Ballet Company, Synergy Mixed Bill, February 2020: Staff, BWW UK Regional

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Links – Saturday 30 November, 2019


Reviews – Royal Ballet, Coppelia, London:

Donald Hutera, The Times

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Zoë Anderson, Independent

Laura Thompson, Telegraph

Emma Byrne, Evening Standard

Anna Winter, The Stage

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Siobhan Murphy, TimeOut London


Review – Atlanta Ballet, The Nutcracker (Possokhov), Washington DC: Maria Di Mento, DC Theatre Scene


Preview – Houston Ballet, The Nutcracker (Welch), Houston: Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle


Feature – Is Instagram now a Ballet Dancer’s best path to fame? Charlotte Barnett, NY Observer


Review – L.A. Dance Project, Program C – 5-Bill, Los Angeles: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review


What’s On:

London & Derby, Next Week: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian (scroll down)

Scottish Ballet, The Snow Queen, Edinburgh & Glasgow: The List


Australian Dance Diary – November 2019: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

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