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Links - Sunday February 12, 2012

 

Reviews – NYCB, Seven Deadly Sins, Vienna Waltzes: Marina Harss, Faster Times

Leigh Witchel, NY Post

 

Review – Royal Ballet, Dream, Song of the Earth: Luke Jennings, Observer

Russell Maliphant, Rodin Project

 

Review – Manuela Carrasco, Flamenco Festival: Jenny Gilbert, Independent

 

Review – Akram Khan, Vertical Road: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger

 

Reporters try Tango with Flavia and Vincent! Sunday Express

 

Review – CanAsian Dance Festival, Highlights: Paula Citron, Globe and Mail

 

Gallery Review – Black artists in Motion: R M Vaughan, Globe and Mail

 

Preview: Choreographer Heather Maloney: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald

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Links - Monday February 13, 2012

 

Wayne McGregor and “Infra” for Joffrey Ballet: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

Critic Judith Mackrell on star-rating reviews: For whom does she write? Guardian

 

Review – Atlanta Ballet, Twyla Tharp’s The Princess and the Goblin: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Review – Akram Khan, Vertical Road: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal

 

Not entirely dance, but an interesting article on a lost version of “Eugene Onegin”: John Freedman, Moscow Times

 

Review – Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Cleopatra, CEO: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times

 

Review – Ballet West (Utah), Don Quixote: Kathy Adams, Salt Lake Tribune

 

At Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Cupid's arrow strikes more than usual, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Review – West Australian Ballet, Ballet at the Quarry: Rita Clarke, The Australian

 

Review – IDJA Dance Theatre, Lu’arn: Chloe Smethurst, Sydney Morning Herald

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Links - Tuesday February 14, 2012

 

Review – Perm Ballet, Triple Bill: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times

 

Review – Manuela Carrasco, Suspiro Flamenco: Clement Crisp, Financial Times

 

Preview – Ballet Next (Michele Wiles & Charles Askegard), Exhibitions Series: Broadway World

 

Review – Random Dance, Entity: Janet Smith, Straight.com

 

Review - Earthfall, At Swim, Two Boys: Judith Mackrell, Guardian

 

Review – New Chamber Ballet (Miro Magloire), Mixed Bill: Claudia La Rocco, NY Times

 

Dance Awards for Baryshnikov and Forsythe: Julie Bloom, NY Times

 

Review – Northern Ballet, Perpetual Motion: Charles Hutchinson, York Press

 

Ex-NYCB dancer Zina Bethune killed in road accident: LA Times

 

Birmingham Royal Ballet helps local project:Chris Henwood, Birmingham Mail

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Links - Wednesday February 15, 2012

 

Review – Atlanta Ballet, Princess and the Goblin: Robert Greskovic, Wall Street Journal

 

Preview – Alberta Ballet, Cinderella: Bob Clark, Edmonton Journal

 

Preview – Cuban National Ballet, Don Quixote: Kevin Griffin, Vancouver Sun

 

Review – Ballet West, Don Quixote (new cast): Kathy Adams, Salt Lake Tribune

 

Review – Antonio Gades Company, Fuenteovejuna: Ismene Brown, Arts Desk

 

Review – Flamenco Festival, Sadler’s Wells: Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

 

Preview – Crystal Pite, The You Show: Susan Reiter, CityArts

 

Valentine’s Day Video recommendations: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger

 

Toronto – Dancers and Urban Activism: Paula Citron, Globe and Mail

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Links - Thursday February 16, 2012

 

Review + Comment – RB “Dream/Song” Bill but mainly l’affaire Polunin: Giannandrea Poesio, Spectator

 

Book Review – “The Master’s Muse” by Varley O’Connor, on the life of Tanaquil Le Clercq: Holly Brubach, NY Times

 

UK: New plan for cultural education in schools: Mark Brown, Guardian

 

Review – San Francisco Ballet, Chroma, Beaux, Number Nine: Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle

 

Preview – Holly Johnston & Ledges and Bones: Want: Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle

 

Reviews – Amanda Loulaki, Levi Gonzalez, Untitled, Counterfeit Scenario:

Monica Bill Barnes, The Snow Globe Show: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal

 

Film Preview – “Joffrey”: Mavericks of American Dance: Wynne Delacoma, Chicago Sun-Times

 

Review – New York City Ballet, Les Carillons, DGV: Hanna Oldsman, California Literary Review

 

Review – Perth Festival Fringe, Miscellaneous Works: Rita Clarke, The Australian

 

Ballet classes for Aston Villa under-15 squad: Paul Suart, Birmingham Mail

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Online at last: the Daily Telegraph's 5-star review of Adam Cooper et al in Singin' in the Rain in the West End: http://www.telegraph...tre-review.html

 

Oh, and now at the Indie (4 stars) too: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/singin-in-the-rain-palace-theatre-london-6979608.html?origin=internalSearch

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Links - Friday February 17, 2012

 

Review – New York City Ballet, Romeo & Juliet: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Review – Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Altro Canto, Opus 40: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times

 

5 Reviews – Singin’ in the Rain, Adam Cooper :

Richard Fairman,
Charles Spencer,
Paul Taylor,

Henry Hitchings,
Julie Carpenter,

 

3 Reviews – Cloud Gate 2, Akram Khan, Lar Lubovitch: Marina Harss, Faster Times

 

Preview – Prague State Opera, Don Quixote: Johana Mūcková, Prague Post

 

Move Tube – Mark Morris is a Dido to die for: Judith Mackrell, Guardian

 

Review – Sochi Winter Arts Festival, Tamara, Scheherezade: Raymond Stults, Moscow Times

 

Review – Boston Ballet, Simply Sublime: Debra Cash, Boston Phoenix

 

Review – Joffrey Ballet, Winter Fire: Zachary Whittenberg, Time Out Chicago

 

Review – San Francisco Ballet, Chroma, Number Nine, Beaux: Becca Klarin, SF Appeal

 

 

Obituary – Zina Bethune: NY Times

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Just had a proper look at the Mark Morris video ..... and reflecting that I was living and working in Brussels at the time of the Béjart to Morris transition, just 10 minutes from the Monnaie ..... and that all of this meant nothing to me at that time. Temps perdu, indeed.

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Links – Saturday February 18, 2012

 

Review – San Francisco Ballet, Trio, Francesa da Rimini, Carnaval des Animaux: Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle

 

Preview - Australian Ballet 50th Anniversary, Infinity (with Bangarra Dance Theatre & Chunky Move): Philippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Review – Núñez and Cortés, Flamenco: Clement Crisp, Financial Times

 

Review - Flamenco Festival, Sadler’s Wells: Louise Levene, Sunday Telegraph

 

Feature – Director Ib Andersen & Ballet Arizona: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Review – Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Altro Canto I, Opus 40: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Preview – Philadanco, Mixed Bill: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger

 

Review – Tango Pasión: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette

 

Review – Heather Maloney, In this place: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald

 

Houston Ballet Ball grosses $1.4m!! Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle

 

Washington Ballet dancers teach you how to groove!: Jessica Goldstein, Washington Post

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Nice piece from Nick Ahad in the Yorkshire post on audience behaviour: http://www.yorkshire..._rage_1_4252513

Thank you for posting this Janet. I agree with every word! I once had the cheek to ask a girl on a train to turn her radio down which she was playing loudly to the whole carriage and was met with a torrent of abuse and told to learn to concentrate! After that rather galling experience I have assumed that rustling sweet papers, mobile screens lighting up etc were now part of modern life and was being unreasonable in complaining. Really cheering to know that one's feelings are shared and no I don't think it is a middle class/age thing. People of all ages and apparent class annoy and object in equal part. What can be done? Perhaps we could start by complaining loud and long to the management although to be honest I cannot see my local Odeon banning the sale of popcorn during ballet and opera transmissions
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Coughing at the ROH has reached epidemic proportions. For opera and ballet performances.

Yes, I noticed this last time I attended ROH. According to the programme they offer cough sweets to help you 'manage' your cough but obviously people do not avail themselves of this offer or the sweets are not effective!
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Once during an interval I left a cough sweet on the seat of the person behind me who had been hacking all the way through act 1.

 

The conversation between him and his companion on his return went something like this:

 

Him: "Oh. Someone seems to have dropped a sweet on my chair."

 

Her: "I think someone is trying to tell you that your coughing is disturbing them."

 

Him: "That's nice but I won't bother with the sweet".

 

He then threw the sweet on the floor.

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Yes, I noticed this last time I attended ROH. According to the programme they offer cough sweets to help you 'manage' your cough but obviously people do not avail themselves of this offer or the sweets are not effective!

 

I find they take about 5 minutes to kick in as a rule, which isn't always quick enough when you realise that something has just arrived on that sensitive spot at the back of your throat.

 

This is, of course, a Links thread: perhaps we should start an audience behaviour thread of some description? (What's On Stage has one that, at last count, went on for 17 pages. I don't think we can manage that, but it is clearly a problem).

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Links - Sunday February 12, 2012

 

Rather late, I'm afraid, but I just got hold of the Sunday Times for the 12th: the Culture section had a major interview with Adam Cooper prior to the opening of Singin' in the Rain - NB: it's not a Polunin-free area.

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