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Links - Wednesday 01 July, 2020



Obituary - Eileen Farrell, dancer & teacher:  Stewart Pimbley, Guardian



Feature - Carlos Acosta, AD Birmingham Royal Ballet:  Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Streaming Recommendations - Before the world shut down a Rite of Spring on a Senegal Beach (and more):  Marina Harss, NY Times


Streaming Review - Live from Covent Garden, Programme 3 - duet from Concerto, duet from Within the Golden Hour:  Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World


Streaming Review - Royal Ballet, Woolf Works:  Róisín O’Brien, Fjord Review


Feature - Sofiane Sylve, new Artistic Advisor of Ballet San Antonio:  Nicholas Frank, Rivard Report


Video Premiere - Carlos Lopez, American Ballet Theater, We will dance again:  Broadway World


Video Feature - This 87-yo ballerina has dedicated her entire career to raising the bar for Philadelphia’s young black dancers:  Yahoo


Feature - How Portland’s big dance organisations responded to Black Lives Matter:  Elizabeth Whelan, Oregon Arts Watch


Feature - Will streaming be theatre’s death or its saviour?:  AFP via Prestige


Feature - Ballet has gone digital. Does the experiment have legs?:  Lilah Ramzi, Vogue US


Feature - Choreographers relish ‘spontaneity’ unleashed by virus restraints:  AFP via RFI


Video Feature - American Ballet Theatre brings magic of dance and music to children  in hospital:  Yahoo News


Featurette - Dance Diary June 2020:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


Review - Yeh Ming-Hwa, The house behind the wall, Taipei:  Lin Yatin, Seeing Dance

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Links - Thursday 02 July, 2020



News - San Francisco Ballet announces season for January-June 2021 (Take a Leap of Faith):  Carlos Olin Montalvo, SF Station


Streaming Reviews and Features - Dancing at Dusk:

Richard Maguire, Reviews Hub

Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide

Emily May, Dance Magazine


News Feature - Nutcracker is coronavirus’ latest casualty:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


Streaming News - Jacob’s Pillow announce’s full schedule for online festival (starts on 7th July):  News Desk, Broadway World


Streaming Review - Live from Covent Garden, programme 3:  Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Streaming Review - Smuin Contemporary Ballet, Indigo:  Heather Desaulniers, DanceTabs


Feature - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre honours outgoing director Terence S Orr:  Mike Palm, Trib Live


Streaming News - Ballet Manila to stream Lisa Macuja’s final performance in Romeo & Juliet:  News Desk, ABS CBN

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Links - Friday 03 July, 2020



Feature - Septime Webre, AD Hong Kong Ballet on reimagining Romeo + Juliet:  Zabrina Lo, Asia Tatler


Feature - Queensland Ballet’s step by step return to stage:  Valerie Lawson, Dance Lines


Streaming Review - Dancing at Dusk:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance


Streaming Review - English National Ballet, La Sylphide:  Dominic Corr, Reviews Hub


Streaming Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Stems:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Feature - Isabella Boylston & James Whiteside of ABT dance to Lady Gaga:  Hedy Phillips, Pop Sugar


Feature - New York City’s gift of motion: A 70s tale:  Elizabeth Kendall, NY Times


Streaming News - Choreographer Helen Pickett creates a trio of new pieces for furloughed Boston Ballet dancers:  Karen Campbell, Boston Globe


Streaming News - Watch Joburg Ballet’s choreographed response to Covid-19:  Grethe Kemp, News 24 SA


Featurette - Hiplet crew keep traditional ballet on its toes:  Wiaam Jacobs, The South African

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Links - Saturday 04 July, 2020



Obituary - Saroj Khan, Bollywood choreographer:  Guardian



Streaming News:  Royal Opera House, latest listings for #OurHouseToYourHouse:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Streaming Reviews - Dancing at Dusk:

Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Streaming Review - Zurich Ballet, Romeo and Juliet:  Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review


Feature - Holly and Duncan Wilder talk about their dance films:  Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review

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Sunday 5 July, 2020


Obituary – Nikolai Fadeyechev, Bolshoi Dancer: Anna Kisselgoff, NY TImes



Streaming Reviews:

English National Ballet, Manon (2018): Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Dancing at Dusk: Pina Bausch/African Dancers, Rite of SpringJenny Gilbert, Arts Desk


Stuttgart Ballet, Taiyō to Tsuki: David Mead, SeeingDance


Seven dances, one AnthemPerformances set on Leonard Cohen’s AnthemGlobe and Mail

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Monday 6 July, 2020


News – UK Government pledges £1.57 Bn for Arts & Heritage:

David Sanderson, The Times

Mark Brown, Guardian

George Parker & Others, Financial Times

Will Gompertz, BBC News  (and elsewhere)


News - Pointe at the kitchen counter and more: How ballet dancers are adapting: Sarah Ewall-Wice, CBS News

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Tuesday 7 July, 2020


News – Comment on the UK “Arts bailout”:

Richard Morrison, The Times

Ivan Hewett, Telegraph

Editorial, Guardian

Brian Ferguson, Scotsman on the Scottish angle


Feature – Hope Boykin teaches Alvin Ailey’s Revelations: Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice


News - West Australian Ballet’s first steps back to the stage: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Streaming Review – Anna Sokolow & Dancers, Rooftop Rooms: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat


Interview – Sander Blommaert & his Instagram Classes: Vikki Jane Vile, BWW UK


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Wednesday 8 July, 2020


Streaming Reviews –

Royal Ballet, Woolf Works (2017): Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs

Dancing at Dusk/Pina Bausch & Africa Dancers, Rite of Spring: Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Théâtre du Châtelet, Après, Demain: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

Manch UK/South Asian Dance, 34 PerformancesSeeing Dance


Streaming News –

School of American Ballet’s Gutsy Kids: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, More SJD Shorts: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper



Meanwhile elsewhere:


Gallery - Lagos Leap: inside a ballet school in Nigeria's suburbs: AFP, via The Guardian


Aerial ballet: How airplanes fill up with fuel mid-air: Howard Slutsken, CNN

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Thursday 9 July, 2020


Feature - 'The thirst and drive is there': a leap forward for British dance schools: Lydsey Winship, Guardian


Streaming Review – Dutch National Ballet, 8 New Works: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Streaming News:

World-class ballet dancers perform Swan Lake in their bathtubs: |Zoe Paskett, Evening Standard  (and elsewhere)


Take online ballet classes with the Australian Ballet: Nicola Dowse, TimeOut Melbourne

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Friday 10 July, 2020


Feature – The Dance on Camera Festival, When Dance Is Only on Camera:

Brian Seibert, NY Times

Associated Interview – Liz Wolff: Ivan Talijancic, BR 3/3


Feature - Looking ahead to a return to dance classes: David Mead,  SeeingDance


News – Further lockdown easing for theatres and dance venues: BBC News

Updated Government Guidance for Performing Arts: Here


Streaming Reviews:

Mariinsky Ballet, Giselle (Vishneva, 2016): Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review

World Ballet School Day & A Screen Apart: Vera Liber, BTG


Streaming News - 11 Biographical Dance Documentaries: Staff, Playbill


Interview - Dancing for change: Trans ballet dancer Sophie Rebecca: Luiz DeBarros, Mamba Online


Brooklyn Rail for July and August:

Can we create lasting mutual aid structures? Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone, BR 1/3

Review - The Bon Iver Race Dance: Adlan Jackson, BR 2/3

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Saturday 11 July, 2020


Feature - Getting back into the Pineapple studio & Pineapple Live: David Mead, SeeingDance


News – 10 UK Ballet Schools Unite In Auditions For September 2021 Entry: Staff, BWW UK


News - New Adventures announces emerging dance artists for 2020 development scheme: Georgia Snow, The Stage


Streaming Reviews:

Royal Ballet, The Dream, Symphonic Variations, Marguerite and Armand: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

English National Ballet, Cinderella (In the Round, 2019): Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard  (+ a mention of dance at Grange Park)

Barbican/Rhiannon Faith, Drowntown Lockdown: Dominic Corr, Reviews Hub


Streaming News - Dazzling lockdown dance: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

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Links - Sunday 12 July, 2020



Streaming Review - Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet:  Helen Tope, Reviews Hub


Streaming Review - English National Ballet, Cinderella (in the round):  Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World


Streaming Reviews - The Swan Lake Bath Ballet:

Jenny Gilbert, The i

Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

Gerard Davis, Dancing Review

Hayley Mainland, Vogue UK

Margaret Fuhrer, Dance Spirit


Feature - Jacob Jonas, #CamerasandDancers:  Haley Hilton, Dance Magazine


News - Julie Kent, AD Washington Ballet, says she is recovering from Covid-19:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


Feature - Anthony Mmesoma Madu, 11yo Nigerian ballet dancer:  April Roach, Standard

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Links - Monday 13 July, 2020



Interview - Stephen Page, AD Bangarra Dance Theatre:  Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review


Streaming Review - ENB School, Virtual Summer Performance:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


News - ROH Drive-In Cinema Screenings:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Streaming Featurette - Houston Ballet’s Dancing with Myself captures how we all feel right now:  Madeline Schrock, Dance Magazine


Gallery - Nigerians doing ballet:  Staff, Bella Naija

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Links - Tuesday 14 July, 2020



Obituary - Anna Wyman, Canadian modern dance pioneer:  Staff, CBC



Streaming review - Dance Theatre of Harlem at 50:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Streaming review - Queensland Ballet, 60 dancers: 60 stories - week 4:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


News Feature - Washington Ballet’s virtual fundraiser may have put artists at risk:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


Gallery - SystemsLAB mixed bill curated by Freddie Opoku-Addaie:  Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Streaming review/featurette - Dancing at Dusk:  Kate Wyver, Stage


Streaming News - USA:

SPAC Reimagined Video Series:  News Desk, Broadway World

Fire Island Dance Festival:  News Desk, Broadway World


Streaming review - Australian Dance Theatre, The Age of Unbeauty:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


Feature - Charlotte Tonkinson (Royal Ballet) visits her old primary school in Doncaster:  David Kessen, Doncaster Free Press


News - Returning to the stage in Australia:  Staff, Dance Australia

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Links - Wednesday 15 July, 2020



Obituary - Peter Docherty, Stage Designer:  Alasdair Steven, Guardian



Preview Feature - The Dance on Camera Festival:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


Feature - Alice Topp, Australian Ballet, hanging up her pointe shoes to turn to choreography:  Catherine Lambert, The Age


Streaming News - SPAC (Saratoga) features new ballet video shot on its grounds:  Steve Barnes, Times Union


Streaming News - Black artists in dance tell their stories & more:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Streaming Review - José Limón Company at Jacob’s Pillow:  Mary Paula Hunter, Arts Fuse


Streaming Review - ENB School, Virtual Summer Performance:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Streaming Review - School of American Ballet, Virtual Workshop Performance Celebration 2020:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance


Streaming Preview Feature - English National Ballet, Cinderella Games:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Feature - Kiely Groenewegen an Australian in American Ballet Theatre:  Karen Van Ulzen, Dance Australia


News - Ballet West announces revised 20/21 season:  Valerie Jones, Deseret News


News - Turkey’s State Opera and Ballet plans summer concerts:  Staff, Hurriyet Daily News

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Links - Thursday 16 July, 2020



Streaming Review - English National Ballet, Cinderella (in the round):  Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Streaming Review - ENB School, Virtual Summer Performance 2020:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance


News - Dancers demand more freelance employment in post-Covid industry:  Georgia Snow, Stage


Feature - Pacific Northwest Ballet and ballet bias:  Riis Williams, Real Change


Streaming News - Ailey All Access streams Camille A Brown’s City of Rain & more:  News Desk, Broadway World


Featurette - Spend 24 hours with James B Whiteside of ABT:  Lilah Ramzi, Vogue


Feature - Just let those kids dance: finding a way for the show to go on:  Julia Jacobs, NY Times


Feature - Eric Trope of Miami City Ballet on his volunteer work during the pandemic:  Jennifer Stahl, Dance Magazine

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Links - Friday 17 July, 2020



Interview - Darcey Bussell “dancers desperately need to get back to their studios”:  Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Feature - European dance is kick-started with huge state support:  Sanjoy Roy, Guardian


Streaming News - Vail Dance Festival goes online for 2020:  Casey Russell, Vail Daily


Feature - It’s time to overhaul the blackface puppet in Petrouchka:  Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine


Tempo Dance Festival online:

Douglas Wright - The Last Dance:  Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing

Photographic Exhibition - Still Solo:  Nicole Wilkie, NZ Theatreview


News - Britbox to stream theatre, opera and ballet as live venues remain shut:  Patrick McLennan, Radio Times


News - David Ross is the new chairman of the Royal Opera House:  David Sanderson, Times


Q&A - Lanre Malaolu, film maker & choreographer:  Lyndsay Poulton & Jess Gormley, Guardian


Q&A - Achintya Bose, one of the stars of Netflix’ Yeh Ballet film:  Staff, Biz Asia Live

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Links - Saturday 18 July, 2020



Obituaries - Zizi Jeanmaire, dancer & cabaret artist:


Judith Cruickshank, Guardian

Phil Davison, Washington Post

Marisa Hayes, Dance Magazine

Lifestyle via Agence France-Presse



News - Indoor live performances to resume from 1st August (within C-19 limitations): Giverny Masso, Stage


News - Royal Opera House lays off entire team of casual staff:  Laure Baker, Guardian


Streaming News - Royal Opera House to stream ZooNation’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party:  Chris Ruel, Opera Wire


Feature - Robbie Fairchild, dancer, actor & florist:  Liz Cantrell, Town and Country


TV Review - BBC 4’s Dance Works:  Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review


Streaming News - Joyce Theatre announces digital programming for Summer 2020:  News Desk, Broadway World


Feature - When a dance festival moves online:  Cameron Ball, Arts Professional

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Sunday 19 July, 2020


News – Lorna Geddes & Laszlo Surmeyan leave National Ballet of Canada: William Littler,  Toronto Star


Interview – Adji Cissoko, LINES Ballet: Penelope Ford, Fjord Review


Streaming Reviews:

Dancing at Dusk: A moment with Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring: Mercedes Hesselroth, DC Theatre Review

Kyle Abraham/A.I.M, Meditation: A Silent Prayer: David Mead, SeeingDance

Douglas Wright, The Kiss Inside: Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing

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Monday 20 July, 2020


Film Feature – Strasbourg 1518: reliving a 16th-century ‘dancing plague’ in lockdown: Sarah Crompton, The Observer


Streaming Reviews:

Australian Ballet, Coppelia (2016): Michelle Potter, ...  on dancing

Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, Rooms – Rooms 2020: Susanna Sloat,  DanceTabs

Cloud Gate Dance, Lunar Halo: David Mead, SeeingDance

Douglas Wright, The Kiss Inside: Nicole Wilkie, Theatreview

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Tuesday 21 July, 2020


News - Ailey II Drops Director, Citing ‘Inappropriate’ Communications:

Julia Jacobs, NY Times

Juan Michael Porter II, NY Observer


News – Houston Ballet, ‘The Nutcracker’ canceled - $5M show on the coronavirus chopping block: Amanda Cochran, Click2Houston


Streaming News:

New SeriesBlack Artists in Dance Tell Their Stories: Siobhan Burke, NY Times

Helen Pickett/Boston Ballet Dancers, Home Studies: Cathryn Haight, WBUR

Birmingham Royal Ballet student curates lockdown video: Rebecca Sayce, Shropshire Star


News Feature – Why Covid-19 has made arts education so problematic: Makeda Easter, LA Times


Streaming Reviews:

Jonathan Glazer & Dancers, Strasbourg 1518:

Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

Carole Midgely, The Times

David Mead, SeeingDance

Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, Rooms 2020: Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene

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Wednesday 22 July, 2020


Obituaries – Zizi Jeanmaire, Dancer & Cabaret Artiste:

Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

Ismene Brown, Arts Desk (includes a 1998 Interview)



Feature - Legacy of a legend: how the Lynne and Land Foundation supports dance talent: Nick Smurthwaite, The Stage


News - Australian cultural survey shows audience confidence growing: Jo Litson, Limelight


Streaming News: Ayodele Casel, Diary of a Tap Dancer, v6: Us: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Streaming Reviews:

English National Ballet School, Virtual Summer Performance 2020: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Jonathan Glazer & Dancers, Strasbourg 1518:

David Cunningham, BTG

Richard Maguire, Reviews Hub


Ravenna Festival, Duets and Solos – a reimagined dance event: Sarah Kirkup, Bachtrack


Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Lin Hwai-Min: A Retrospective: Roisin O’Brien, SeeingDance


Gecko Theatre, Institute:

Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

David Cunningham, BTG


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Thursday 23 July, 2020


Obituary – Athol Willoughby, Dancer, Teacher, Examiner: Michele Potter, ...  on dancing



Feature – Igor Stravinsky: Andrew Clements, Guardian


News – Tentative plans at West Australian & Queensland Ballets: Jo Litson, Limelight


Streaming Feature – Swan Lake Bath Ballet: Garry Maddox, SMH   Video here


Streaming Reviews:

Nederlands Dans Theater, Standby (Lightfoot), She Remembers (Leon): Graham Watts, DanceTabs


English National Ballet, Cinderella Games: Vera Liber, BTG (+ Curing Albrecht & The Last Resort)


Sarah Houbolt, Blindly Following Matisse: Suzanne Cowan, Theatreview

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Friday 24 July, 2020


News –

London Palladium hosts an audience for live performance safety trial: Lizzie Edmonds, Evening Standard


Kennedy Center plans limited schedule in January: Peggy McGlone, Washington Post


A Portland pandemic dance survey: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch



Streaming Reviews:

9 of the Best Virtual Ballets Made During COVID-19: Lilah Ramzi, Vogue


Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Work on Ravel, Mussorgsky, Bach: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Trinity Laban/Transitions Dance Company, Triple Bill 2020” Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub



Streaming Preview:

Tabula Rasa Dance Theater & Accent Dance NYC: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

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Saturday 25 July, 2020



There’s No Social Distancing for Dancers. How Can the Show Go On? Gia Kourlas, NY TImes


When will theatres reopen and what will have changed? Richard Morrison, The Times


When the lights went out at the Royal New Zealand Ballet: Andre Chumko, Stuff.co


Dance visionary Anna Wyman turned her Vancouver troupe into a major force: Kaija Pepper, Globe and Mail


Miami City Ballet transforming an empty store into a pop-up theater: Virginia Gil, TimeOut Miami


Interview – Jason Rodriguez, Dancer & Choreographer: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Streaming Reviews:

Nederlands Dans Theater, Standby: Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review


Scottish Ballet, Indoors: Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review


Streaming Previews:

Army@TheVirtualFringe: Rosie Kay, 10 Soldiers and more: David Mead, SeeingDance


Oregon Ballet Theatre, Interval: Lizzy Acker, Oregonian


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Links - Sunday 26 July, 2020



TV/iPlayer Preview - Imagine: Kate Prince - Every Move She Makes:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


News - Elmhurst Ballet School will offer Back to Dance masterclasses:  News Desk, Broadway World


News from America:


Sacramento Ballet cancels season, loses Artistic Director:  Sonya Sorich, Sacramento Business Journal


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet takes gala event online:  Andrew Travers, Aspen Times


Streaming - Oregon Ballet Theatre, Interval:  via Broadway World


Streaming Reviews:


Documentary - Maguy Marin, L’Urgence d’Agir (A Time to Act):  Rose Marija, Broadway World


Ishmael/Bebe/Ralph, Relations:  Wendy Perron, Blog

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Links - Monday 27 July, 2020



Interview - Beryl Grey, ballet legend:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Streaming Reviews - Royal Ballet, Sleeping Beauty:

John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard International

Helen Tope, Reviews Hub

Emma-Jane Betts, The Upcoming


Review - Universal Ballet, Onegin, Seoul:  Im Eun-Byel, Korea Herald

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Links - Tuesday 28 July, 2020



Feature - Compañía Nacional de Danza performed (live) at festival in Granada:  Marina Harss, NY Times


Streaming News:  Ballet Hispánico announces August watch party:  News Desk, Broadway World


Streaming Review - Jonathan Glazer, Strasbourg 1518:  Gerard Davis, Dancing Review


News - Miami City Ballet returns to previous location to get back into a socially-distanced studio:  WSVN


Streaming Review - Preeti Vasudevan and collaborators, The Red Curtain Project:  Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance


News Feature - NAI NI Chen Dance Company announces The Bridge - a virtual dance institute:  Staff, New Jersey Stage

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Links - Wednesday 29 July, 2020



Obituary - Zizi Jeanmaire, Dancer & Cabaret Artiste:  Times



Feature - Jeffrey Cirio, English National Ballet:  Marissa DeSantis, Dance Magazine


Historic Film Review - Dance Girl Dance:  Graham Fuller, Arts Desk


Feature - Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and the state of the organisation:  Erica Robbie, Aspen Daily News


Video Feature - Elmhurst Ballet School helping young dancers with body image:  BBC


News Feature - Ayrshire dance schools left in limbo over re-opening date:  Toni Lennox, Daily Record

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Links - Thursday 30 July, 2020



Feature - Christopher Bruce:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Feature - Theatre industry still in peril:  Chris Wiegand, Guardian


Preview Feature - In the Hudson Valley: Live dancers, real sweat, natural beauty:  Marina Harss, NY Times


Feature - Northern Ballet and Burberry team up to support local schoolchildren during lockdown:  Stephanie Smith, Yorkshire Evening Post


News - Birmingham Royal Ballet’s plans:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Streaming Review - Royal Ballet, Sleeping Beauty:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


Streaming Review - Lightfoot Leon/Nederlands Dans Theater, Standby/She Remembers:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Review/News - Studio 5: Great American Ballerinas masterclasses:  Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Streaming Review - Kyle Abraham/A.I.M, Meditation: A Silent Prayer:  Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review


Feature - Redux Review: Multiple encounters with Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring:  Ka Bradley, Exeunt


Feature - Trading sand and sea for Tik Tok challenges:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Feature - Ballerina dances The Swan on a London canal side for an audience in canoes:  Maddy Shaw Roberts, Classic FM


Feature - Inside Isabella Boylston of ABT’s dance bag:  Chava Lansky, Pointe Magazine


Featurette - Jake Mangakahia, Australian Ballet:  Catherine Lambert, The Age


News - Sarasota Ballet plans digital autumn programmes:  Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune


News - Colorado Ballet announces more cancellations:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Friday 31 July, 2020



Feature - A tale of 2 countries: news from Sadler’s Wells, Stuttgart and beyond:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Q&A - Toby Batley, ex-NB and now joint AD SoCal Ballet:  Staff, Shout Out SoCal


Feature - Australian Ballet - Partnering apart:  Nick Miller, The Age


Book Review - Mark Franko, The facist turn in the dance of Serge Lifar:  George Jackson, Danceview Times


TV Review - Imagine … Kate Prince: Every Move She Makes:  Ben Dowell, Times


Feature - Companies are re-thinking live performance:  Nancy Wozny, Dance Magazine


Feature - Inside Chanel: Gabrielle Chanel and Dance:  Mihaela, Dance for You Magazine


Feature - How dancers can find comfort despite the stress of a pandemic:  Jennifer Stahl, Dance Magazine


Feature - Saratoga’s SPAC seeks help with new ballet floor plan (for NYCB’s use):  Indiana Nash, Daily Gazette



Covid-19 News:


Washington Ballet loses top executive, cancels The Nutcracker and the rest of the 2020 season:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


Houston Ballet launches relief fund after cancellation of The Nutcracker season:  Marene Gustin, Out Smart

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