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Friday 1 May, 2020

 

Out in Lockdown:

How some dancers are  coping: Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Christopher Wheeldon in isolation: Telegraph

 

Streaming News/Reviews:

English National Ballet, Dust: Vikki Jane Vile, BWW UK

New York City Ballet, Apollo: Caitlin Halmarick, Theatreview

Thoughts on Classes online: David Mead, SeeingDance

Netta Yerushalmy, Paramodernities: Siobhan Burke, NY Times (Scroll down)

Dance Diary, April: Michelle Potter, ...  on dancing

Birmingham Royal Ballet Online – A Selection: Staff, BWW Dance

Virtual performances & Classes: Adrienne Jordan, Forbes

 

Film – Bright Young ThingsPenelope Ford, Fjord Review

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Saturday 2 May, 2020

 

Obituary – Helen McGehee, Dancer & Teacher: Anna Kisselgoff, NY Times

 

 

Lockdown - Streaming News and Reviews:

Pacific Northwest Ballet announces video releases: Sondra Forsyth, BWW Dance

English National Ballet, Dust: Nicole Wilkie, Theatreview

West Australian Ballet, A moment a memoryWest Australian

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Links - Sunday 03 May, 2020

 

 

Feature - Yuhui Choe, Royal Ballet, working from home:  Miranda Larbi, Metro

 

Streaming Review - New York City Ballet, Apollo, Ballo della Regina, After the Rain pdd:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Streaming Reviews - Royal Ballet, The Winter’s Tale:

Georgina Wells, British Theatre Guide

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Mersa Auda, The Upcoming

 

News - Matthew Bourne reveals the ‘devastating impact’ of virus on his company:  Matthew Hemley, Stage

 

Zoom Review - Ephrat Asherie, Underscored:  Martha Sherman, Danceview Times

 

Featurette with Gallery - How Czech National Ballet dancers are staying show-ready at home:  Martin Divisek, Independent

 

List - Hofesh Shechter’s cultural highlights:  Guardian

 

Documentary Streaming Preview - Ballet Black (1986):  Staff, The Voice

 

Review of film with some dance - Ema:  Staff, Culture Whisper

 

Updated list with some dance:  Chris Weigand, Guardian

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Links - Monday 04 May, 2020

 

 

Streaming Review - Royal Ballet, The Winter’s Tale:

Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World

Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

 

Feature - Margarita Shrainer & Igor Tsvirko (Bolshoi) limber up in lockdown:  Anna Malpas, Jakarta Post via Agence France-Presse

 

Book Review - Mindy Aloff, The Legat Legacy:  Mary Cargill, Danceview Times

 

Blog - Where do we go from here? (Copenhagen):  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times

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Links - Tuesday 05 May, 2020

 

 

Obituary - Helen McGehee, Martha Graham dancer & teacher:  Anna Kisselgoff, NY Times

 

 

Feature - David McAllister, retiring AD of Australian Ballet:  Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review

 

Feature - Helgi Tomasson, AD San Francisco Ballet on these challenging times:  Janice Berman, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

Streaming Review - New York City Ballet, Ballo della Regina, After the Rain pdd:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Streaming News - Cunningham Centennial moves online:  Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Streaming Review/Feature - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Hansel & Gretel:  Madelyn Coupe, Fjord Review

 

News - New York City Ballet announces Digital Season week 4 schedule:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

News - Lincoln Centre at home streams San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streaming Review - Béjart Ballet, Swan Song, Éclats:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Streaming Preview - James Cousins Company online:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Documentary Review - Mr Gaga (Ohad Naharin):  Matt Hanson, Daily Sabah

 

Book Review - Ellen O’Connell Whittet, What you become in flight:  Lou Fancher, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

Book Review - Henri Loyrette, Degas at the Opéra:  Carol Strickland, Christian Science Monitor

 

Video Feature - Dutch National Ballet dancers put on show in the empty streets of Amsterdam:  Angela Andaloro, Little Things

 

Video Feature - Staying at home with Zhong-Jing Fang of American Ballet Theatre:  Dance Magazine

 

Feature - How I photographed my ballet-dancing son at home during the lockdown:  Gemma Griffiths, Photography

 

Video Feature - Virtual maypole dancing in lockdown:  Richard George, BBC

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Links - Wednesday 06 May, 2020

 

 

Documentary Review - Marius Petipa: The French master of Russian ballet:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post

 

Feature - An industry in freefall: dance sector calls for urgent help:  Lanre Bakare, Guardian

 

Upcoming streams -

 

News - American Ballet Theatre moves its Spring Gala to YouTube:  Joshua Barone, NY Times

Suggestions - Dance in Your Living Room:  Deborah Jones, Limelight

News - Ailey All Access:  News Desk, Broadway World

Weekly podcast - Reid Bartelme & Jack Ferver:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Feature - How an elite cross-trainer is helping ballet dancers stay fit:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Streaming Review - Spring Forward Festival 2020:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

TV Review - Rob & Romesh Vs Ballet:  Adam Sweeting, The i

 

Feature - Dallas companies keep it moving:  Trace Miller, D Magazine

 

News - Tiler Peck, NYCB, releases children’s book - Katarina Ballerina:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Thursday 07 May, 2020

 

 

Streaming Review - Paris Opéra Ballet, Cinderella (Nureyev):  Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

 

Streaming Reviews - James Cousins Company, Within Her Eyes:

David Mead, Seeing Dance

Gerard Davis, Dancing Review

 

Streaming Review - Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Dust and Light, Triangle of the Squinches and Scheherazade:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Video Feature - Dancers with multiple sclerosis set to perform at ROH rehearse at home:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Feature - Viewing from home:  Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal / Dance Beat

 

Feature - Trading velvet seats for couch viewing:  Hannah Foster, Brooklyn Rail

 

Feature - Houston Ballet at Home series sparks tears and laughs:  Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle

 

Feature - Touch without touching:  George Kan, Brooklyn Rail

 

Feature - UnSequenced: A podcast about the choreographic process:  Sima Belmar, Brooklyn Rail

 

Feature - Dancing Paula Abdul in my living room:  Rennie McDougall, Brooklyn Rail

 

Book Reviews - Spring Reading:  Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance

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Links - Friday 08 May, 2020

 

 

Obituary - Jean Erdman, dancer:  Margalit Fox, NY Times

 

 

Streaming Reviews - English National Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Nureyev):

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

Aliya Al-Hassan, Broadway World

 

Streaming Review - Royal Danish Ballet, Shaken Mirror (Brandstrup):  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times

 

Streaming Preview - New Hip-hop drama - Here/Not here:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Streaming News - Sydney Opera House digital season:  Staff, Apollo Magazine

 

Commentary - Constraint in quarantine:  Debra Cash, Arts Fuse

 

Streaming Preview - American Repertory Ballet, Giselle excerpts:  Staff, New Jersey Stage

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Links - Saturday 09 May, 2020

 

 

Streaming Review - Northern Ballet, 1984:  Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

 

Streaming News - Ballet Black online:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Feature - How Miami City Ballet dancers are staying in motion:  Suzannah Friscia, Miami New Times

 

News - La Scala opens virtual tour on Google Arts & Culture:  Ronan Leonard, Irish Tech News

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Sunday 10 May, 2020

 

Lockdown - Streaming Reviews:

NYCB, Rubies, Concerto DSCH: David Mead, Seeing Dance

Alexander Whitley, 8 Minutes: Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

The Place/Luca Silvestrini, Border Tales: Eve Newstead, Reviews Hub

Oleg Stepanov, I can’t be present due to travelling: Veronica Posth,  SeeingDance

 

 

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Monday 11 May, 2020

 

An issue confronting all theatres:

Royal Albert Hall faces closure over social distancing: Craig Simpson, Telegraph

And what about staff and performers backstage? David Gray, Dance Enthusiast

--------   Forum discussion here 

 

Meanwhile, in Lockdown - Streaming News & Reviews:

NYCB, Concerto DSCH: Michelle Potter, ...  on dancing

Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Piaf: David Mead, SeeingDance

Ballet Black, Click!: Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

West Australian Ballet, Genesis – Short Works: Staff, Dance Australia

Bangarra Dance Theatre, Nandhu: Staff, Dance Australia

Bim Ajadi & others, Here/Not Here: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

National Ballet of China, Creative Workshop: Chen Nan, Asia One

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Tuesday 12 May, 2020

 

 

 Around the world:

Feature – Carlos Acosta – his hopes for BRB: Theresa Ruth Howard, Dance Magazine

 

Feature – The road back to live concerts?  But Dance?? Richard Morrison, The Times

 

News – Perpetuating the Martha Graham Legacy: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Feature – The Nrityagram Ensemble – still performing: Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post

 

 

From Lockdown:

Review - Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words; Alice Hiley, Reviews Hub

 

News:

ABT Theatre Offstage: A 2020 Virtual Season: Staff, BWW

NYCB announces its digital Week 5: Staff, BWW

LA companies going virtual: Makeda Easter, LA Times

London Boys Ballet School to give classes online: Georgia Snow, The Stage

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Wednesday 13 May, 2020

 

News from Lockdown:

- Ailey, Balanchine and a Lesson in Mourning: Siobhan Burke, NY Times

Men at the Barre: Inside the Royal Ballet: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

San Francisco Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (2 casts): Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter

National Ballet of China, Annual Creative Workshop: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

 

Streaming Reviews:

Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake & Romeo and Juliet: Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs

Australian Dance Theatre, ADAPT; RNZB, The PianoRB, Winter’s Tale: Deborah Jones, Limelight

Flatpack screendance competition, 12 films: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

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Thursday 14 May, 2020 

Still looking for that first Nil Return ……

  

Streaming Review:

American Ballet Theatre, Together Tonight: Lilah Ramzi, Vogue

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Friday 15 May, 2020

 

Feature – A way ahead for the Royal Opera House?  Neil Fisher, The Times

 

Feature - A brief (hardly complete) history of classical ballet: Wayne F Anthony, Toledo Blade

 

 

Streaming News & Reviews:

Best Dance & Live Arts next week: Staff, The Times   NY Times  LA Times

Recommendations from Richard Alston: Guardian

NYCB’s Digital Season: Charlotte Barnett, NY Observer

London Contemporary Dance School, Frame Rush Festival: Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

La Mezcla in San Francisco: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice

 

Video - An online ballet lesson with Dior and a Paris Opera principal: Harper's Bazaar

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Saturday 16 May, 2020

 

Obituaries – Anne Heaton, Dancer: The Times    Telegraph

 

 

Opinion – The greatest ballets of all time: From Swan Lake and the Nutcracker to Manon: Zoe Paskett, Evening Standard

 

 

From the world of Lockdown:

 

Feature – Wanted: a choreographed way out of the crisis: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Feature – Old Argentines keep spirit of tango alive in the age of coronavirus: Benedict Mander, Financial Times

 

News – Australian Ballet seeks $15m credit deal to survive lockdown: Nick Miller & Nick Galvin, SMH

 

Streaming News:

New York’s Lincoln Center: Home Dance WeekDavid Mead, SeeingDance

Richard Alston Online, 22 Dances: Theresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

More from ENB, Nora, Swan Lake (Deane); Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Serenade + keeping fit: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

YAGP: Audience Choice Awards – Think you can judge? Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

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Links - Sunday 17 May, 2020

 

 

Streaming Review - Stuttgart Ballet, Initials R.B.M.E:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Feature - Tiler Peck, New York City Ballet:  Jeryl Brunner, Forbes

 

Review - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Moon Water:  Richard Maguire, Reviews Hub

 

Review - Project Sau.te, Quarantine Project:  Gerard Davis, Dancing Review

 

News Feature - Royal Danish Ballet 20/21 season:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times

 

News Feature - Céline Gittens becomes patron of Metamorphosis Dance Company (Trinidad):  Debra Greaves, Trinidad & Tobago Newsday

 

News - Royal Opera House online latest offerings:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Streaming Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cinderella:  Madelyn Coupe, Fjord Review

 

Film Review - Barrowland Ballet, Whiteout:  Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review

 

Streaming Review - Gandini Juggling, Twenty Twenty:  Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide

 

Feature - Three Joffrey dancers suggest exercises to tone muscles at home:  Miriam di Nunzio, Chicago Sun Times

 

Video Feature - Austin Sora, dancer:  Mike Arsenault, FM96

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Links - Monday 18 May, 2020

 

 

Streaming Review - Royal Ballet, Anastasia:  Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World

 

News - Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage updated:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Lockdown suggestions - The week’s best culture:  Various, Guardian

 

Feature - Bolshoi has optimistic plans for return of ballet:  James Rodgers, Forbes

 

Interview - Benedicte Bemet, Australian Ballet:  Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review

 

Streaming Review - Australian Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Murphy):  Gracia Haby, Fjord Review

 

Streaming Review - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Moon Water:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Streaming Review - Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Kyôdaï:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Streaming Review Feature - Trisha Brown Dance Company’s digital translations:  Rachel Stone, Fjord Review

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Links - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

 

 

Streaming Review - Ballet Black, Cristaux:  Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

 

News - New York City Ballet announces week 6 of digital streaming programme:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

News - American Ballet Theatre ABT OFFSTAGE announces programming for 18-24 May:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streaming News - KES Reimagined Online:  Teresa Guereirro, Culture Whisper

 

Streaming Review - New York City Ballet, Digital Streaming Week 4:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Video Feature - Misty Copeland talks Swans for Relief and 80 years of ABT:  Felice León, The Root

 

Feature - How will the Monte Carlo Ballet get back to the studio:  Amy Cartledge, Monaco Tribune

 

Feature - William Bracewell (Royal Ballet)’s London flat:  Liz Hoggard, Homes and Property

 

Featurette - Mikko Nissenen, AD Boston Ballet during lockdown:  Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

 

News - Saratoga Performing Arts Centre announces the cancellation of the 2020 Classical Season:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

 

 

Streaming Review - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, The Car Man:  Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs

 

Feature - Marianela Nuñez, Royal Ballet, on her signature role Kitri:  Laura Cappelle, Pointe Magazine

 

Feature - Ballet is a boy’s game thanks to Billy Elliot:  David Sanderson, Times

 

Streaming Preview - Houston Ballet & Axion Quartet, Traces of Us: Lawrence Elizabeth Knox, Houston Chronicle

 

Streaming Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Anzac Salute: Madelyn Coupe, Fjord Review

 

Streaming Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, Black Swan White Swan:  Madelyn Coupe, Fjord Review

 

Streaming Review:  Deborah Jones, Limelight

Finnish National Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

San Francisco Ballet, Romeo and Juliet

Mariinsky Ballet, Sleeping Beauty

 

Featurette - Scottish Ballet helps stressed hospital staff with ballet lessons:  Sarah Ward, Times

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Links - Thursday 21 May, 2020

 

 

News - Tamara Rojo and Nicholas Serota to sit on government task force for culture:  Georgia Snow, Stage

 

Streaming News - Northern Ballet, Dracula:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Documentary Review - Cunningham:  Alastair Macaulay, TLS

 

Streaming Review - James Cousins Dance, Within Her Eyes:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Streaming Review - Shelter:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Feature - How Fred Astaire trampled over his talent:  Jack Malvern, Times

 

Streaming News - Jacob’s Pillow announces digital event:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Feature - Bill T Jones knows life will change:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Streaming News - Smuin Ballet’s online offerings:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

News - TITAS/Dance Unbound, Dallas, announces 20/21 season:  Staff, Theater Jones

 

Featurette - Stella Abrera on her cut-short final season before retirement:  Hannah Foster, Dance Magazine

 

Feature - Amanda Morgan, Pacific Northwest Ballet, lockdown project:  Marcie Sillman, KUOW

 

Feature - Cleo Parker Robinson, AD of CPR Dance:  Wendy Forster, Dance Magazine

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Links - Friday 22 May, 2020

 

 

Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

Feature - Theatre stands on the brink of ruin:  Sonia Friedman, Telegraph

Editorial - Theatre on the brink:  Staff, Guardian

News - Northern Ballet loses £1m due to coronavirus:  Staff, BBC

 

Preview Feature - Men at the Barre (and more) in the BBC’s 2020 Dance Season:  Debra Craine, Times

 

Feature - American Ballet Theatre: Dancing on their own:  Marina Harss, New Yorker

 

Feature - Susan Jaffe new AD of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre:  Amanda Waltz, Pittsburgh City Ballet

 

Lockdown Film Review - Aterballeto, 1 meter CLOSER:  Gerard Davis, Dancing Review

 

Lockdown Feature (with video) - Cape Town City Ballet, Lockdown Waltz:  Staff, Algoa

 

Feature - The best (and worst) dance films:  Zoe Paskett, Standard

 

Look Back Film Review - Billy Elliot:  Angel Lloyd, The Film Magazine

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Links - Saturday 23 May, 2020

 

 

TV P/reviews - Men at the Barre:

Suzi Feay, FT

Alison Rowat, Herald Scotland

 

Feature - Yasmine Naghdi, Royal Ballet:  Alyson Lowe, Vogue

 

Feature - Desert Island Dances:  Caroline Shadle, Fjord Review

 

Streaming News - San Francisco Ballet’s weekly streams for June 2020:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streaming News - Pacific Northwest Ballet streams Swan Lake:  Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World

 

Streaming Review - Nederlands Dans Theater, The Statement (Pite):  Roísín O’Brien, Fjord Review

 

Streaming Review - Australian Ballet, Dyad 1929:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Video Feature - Ballet dancers quarantined together to provide Labor Day entertainment:  Scripps National, TMJ4

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Sunday 24 May, 2020

 

From a world still in Lockdown:

 

Feature - Companies have taken to streaming and won a whole new audience: Sarah Crompton, Sunday Times

  

Streaming News/Reviews:

NYCB, Week 5, Diamonds, Liturgy, Carousel (A Dance): David Mead, SeeingDance

Crystal Pite/Jonathon Young, Revisor: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Swan Lake (Stowell): Sondra Forsyth, BWW Dance

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Monday 25 May, 2020

 

With the world still very much in Lockdown:

 

Feature - The Fall of Autumn: Live Performance Producers Giving Up on 2020: Arts Writers, NY Times

 

News – Queensland Ballet reschedules to 2021: Staff, Dance Australia

 

Feature – Ballet teacher, Hollywood dancer Joan Bayley turns 100: Makeda Easter, LA Times

 

Streaming News/Reviews:

Wilkie Branson, TOM: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian  Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

Jake Mangakahia, Australian Ballet, Icarus: Staff, Dance Australia

Rosa Strati, Sent from my iPhone: Caitlin Halmarick, Theatreview

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Tuesday 26 May, 2020

 

Feature – Filming Men at the BarreRichard Macer, Arts Desk

- Preview – Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

From Lockdown - Streaming News/Reviews:

Ballet Black, Depouillement: Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

Taiwan dancer-choreographers, Project Sau.té: David Mead, SeeingDance

South African International Competition goes online: Staff, BWW South Africa

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Wednesday 27 May, 2020

 

Preview – Royal Ballet, Men at the Barre: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Feature – The River, a new landscape for contemporary dance: Josephine Minhinnett,  Fjord Review

 

News – Xanthe Geeves, 2020 Emerging Female Classical Choreographer: Staff, Dance Australia

 

 

From Lockdown:

 

Feature – A Pragmatist’s Progress: Mark Morris Adapts to Creating Online: Marina Harss, NY Times

 

Streaming News/Reviews:

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Francois Rousseau, Julie Gardette, Where do the birds go?  Graham Watts, DanceTabs

Corey Baker + Dancers + Bathtubs, Swan Lake Bath Ballet: Chris Wiegand, Guardian   Zoe Paskett, Evening Standard

Lincoln Center At Home/Hubbard St Dance/Mark Morris: Brian Seibert, NY Times

Australian Ballet, The Merry WidowBangarra Dance, Ochres: Deborah Jones, Limelight

San Francisco Ballet, Snowblind, Bjork Ballet, Gala/Spellbound: Staff, Playbill

 

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