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Links - Saturday 01 August, 2020

 

 

Obituary - Nikolai Fadeyechev, dancer:  Times

 

 

Review of a live performance - West Australian Ballet, Genesis Live, Perth:  Rita Clarke, Limelight

 

Streaming Review - Lightfoot Leon/Nederlands Dans Theater, Standby, She Remembers:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Streaming Review - Lake Tahoe Dance Festival:  Rachel Howard, Fjord Review

 

Feature - Annabelle Lopez Ochoa has been choreographing up a storm on Zoom:  Laura Cappelle, Pointe Magazine

 

Features - Watch Miami City Ballet take class through the window:

Video Feature:  Lisa Petrillo, CBS Miami

David Rolland, Miami New Times

 

Feature - Royal Ballet dancers perform duet on London canal side:  Clare McCarthy, Daily Mail

 

Feature - Dance Diary for July 2020:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Streaming News - Birmingham Royal Ballet to stream Sir David Bintley’s Cinderella:  Staff, London Theatre 1

 

Streaming News - San Francisco Ballet to release new dance film directed by Benjamin Millepied:  Staff, Broadway World

 

Streaming News Feature - Edinburgh Fringe’s Taiwan Season moves online:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Streaming News - Akademi, The Troth:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News - Arizona Ballet’s plans for a modified autumn season:  Staff, AZ Big Media

 

News - Return of dance festival hopes to breathe life into Aberdeen entertainment scene post-Covid:  David McPhee, Press and Journal

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Sunday 2 August, 2020

 

Streaming Reviews:

Bolshoi Ballet, Spartacus: Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review

Northern Ballet & American Ballet Theatre, 4 short films: David Mead, SeeingDance

ROH & Roundhouse, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party: Helen Tope, Reviews Hub

Royal Danish Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow Festival 2018: Michelle Potter, ...  on dancing

 

Streaming Preview: August – performances around Portland: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch

 

Interview – Sarah Crowell, Choreographer: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice

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Tuesday 4 August, 2020

 

What’s it like to watch live Dance again?

Live Reviews – Katsbaan Summer Festival, First Program, Tivoli, NY:

Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Marina Harss, DanceTabs

 

Book Review – Ballet Class: An American History by Melissa R Klapper: SeeingDance

 

Streaming Reviews:

Ballet Hispanico, Noche Unidos: Graham Watts, DanceTabs

 

Jonathan Glazer & Pina Bausch Dancers, Strasbourg 1518: Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

English National Ballet, Cinderella in the Round: Katie Hayes, Palatinate

 

 

Streaming News:

Sarasota Ballet, Digital Fall Season: Jay Handelman, Herald-Tribune

 

SF Dance Film Festival via Marquee TV: Janos Gereben, SF Classical Voice

 

Australian Ballet, Bodytorque.DigitalSpartacus; The Merry Widow:

Staff, Dance Australia

Stephen A. Russell, TimeOut Sydney

 

Thomas E.S. Kelly, SILENCE:  Staff, Dance Australia

 

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Wednesday 5 August, 2020

 

Feature – Robert Battle, AD at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Kathryn Shattuck, NY Times

 

Feature – NYCB’s India Bradley, a dancer with serious style: Janelle Okwodu, Vogue UK   (& Harper's Bazaar)

 

News - Miami City Ballet offers store-window performances free: Abraham Galvan, Miami Today

 

Streaming Review: Diavolo|Architecture, This is Me: Letters from the Front Lines: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review

 

Streaming News: The Vail All-Stars, San Francisco Dreaming and Black Lives Matter: Brian Seibert, NY Times

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Thursday 6 August, 2020

 

Streaming Reviews:

SJD Shorts/Shobana Jeyasingh/ Dancers, Staging Schiele: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Vail Dance Festival, Digital Edition: Robert Greskovic, WSJ

 

Dancing at Dusk, Rite of Spring (Bausch); Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Blues Suite: Sara Veale, Spectator

 

 

Streaming News:

Sydney Opera House, Unwrapped: Dances For Now: Candide McDonald, Dance Australia

 

The Trey McIntyre Project Is Back—And Completely Reimagined: Nancy Wozny, Dance Magazine

 

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Friday 7 August, 2020

 

Feature – Theresa Ruth Howard, a Force for Change in Ballet: Siobhan Burke, NY Times

 

Feature - Black Dance claims a space near Robert E. Lee: Rebecca J. Ritzel, NY Times

 

Feature – Nigerian Dance Academy reimagining ballet style with West African flair: Chioma Nnadi, Vogue  (& Yahoo! News )

 

Streaming Reviews:

Australian Ballet, The Merry Widow: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

 

Australian Ballet, Bodytorque.Digital: Gracia Haby, Fjord Review

 

Old Vic/Drew McOnie/Dancers, Jekyll and Hyde: Helen Tope, Reviews Hub

 

Streaming News:

Rosie Kay Dance Company, 10 Soldiers: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Love Stories: Dan Meyer, Playbill

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Saturday 8 August, 2020

 

News – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, 2020-21 Season Opener: Staff, SeeingDance

 

 

Streaming Reviews:

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Hoppla!, Achterland, Mitten: Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

 

‘Work It’, Freestyling Through Senior Year: Natalia Winkelman, NY Times

 

Streaming News:

Edinburgh International Festival online, My Light Shines OnDeborah Chu, The List

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Links - Sunday 09 August, 2020

 

 

Streaming News - Edinburgh International Festival online:  Barry Didcock, Herald Scotland

 

Feature - Landmark moments in the history of pointe shoes:  Julia Guiheen, Pointe Magazine

 

Streaming Reviews:

 

Old Vic/Drew McOnie/Dancers, Jekyll & Hyde:  David Cunningham, British Theatre Guide

 

92nd St Y Mobile Dance Film Festival:  Staff, Seeing Dance

 

Diavolo|Architecture, This is me: Letters from the front lines:  Valerie-Jean Miller, Broadway World

 

Feature - Ardani Artists, “old-fashioned” impresarios:  Aram Arkun, Armenian Mirror Spectator

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Links - Monday 10 August, 2020

 

 

LIVE Review - Queensland Ballet, 60 Dancers: 60 Stories, Brisbane:  Olivia Stewart, Limelight

 

Preview - English National Ballet, Akram Khan’s Creature, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Exhibition Preview - Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Streaming Reviews:

 

Edinburgh International Festival:  Scottish Ballet, My light shines on:  Mary Brennan, Herald Scotland

 

Australian Dance Theatre, Construct:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

6 Digital Dance Projects from quarantine:  Courtney Escoyne, Dance Magazine

 

Interview - Katherine Minor, Royal New Zealand Ballet:  Emma Maguire, Wellingtonista

 

News - Cincinnati Ballet plans return to live performance with modified Nutcracker:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

 

 

Streaming Preview - San Francisco Ballet, Dance of Dreams:  Janice Berman, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

Streaming Review - Edinburgh International Festival - An evening with Scottish Ballet:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Streaming Review - Royal Ballet, Anastasia:  Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review

 

Streaming Review - Akademi, The Troth:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Featurette - Royal New Zealand Ballet preparing for live tour starting on 20th August:  Elizabeth White, MSN

 

Feature - Will Covid-19 sound the death knell for sacred Khmer dance?:  Taing Rinith, Khmer Times

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Links - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

 

 

Feature - LA Dance Project’s new digital platform:  Yasmin Gagne, Fast Company

 

Streaming Review - Edinburgh International Festival - An Evening with Scottish Ballet:  Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

News - Royal Danish Ballet closes its experimental group Corpus:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times

 

Streaming News - Ballet Hispánico Presents Batacuda Fantástica Watch Party:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Thursday 13 August, 2020

 

 

Interview - Alexei Ratmansky:  Marina Harss, Dance Tabs

 

Feature - For 2 dancers back on stage it was 2 minutes of amazing:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post

 

Streaming Review - Edinburgh International Festival - An evening with Scottish Ballet:  Róisín O'Brien, Fjord Review

 

Feature - A ballet for us all - Appalachian Spring:  Mark Swed, LA Times

 

Covid-19 Updates:

 

News - Saddler’s Wells starts redundancy consultation for up to 26% staff:  Alex Lawson, Standard

 

News - National Ballet of Canada cancels autumn season including Nutcracker:  Michael Vincent, Ludwig Van Toronto

 

Streaming Review - 92nd Street Y Mobile Dance Film Festival:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Feature - Making a connection between movement and social movements:  Julia Jacobs, NY Times

 

News:  Teacher at a ballet school in Scotland quits after student claims:  Jeremy Watson, Times

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Links - Friday 14 August, 2020

 

 

News:  Teacher at a ballet school in Scotland quits after student claims:  Jeremy Watson, ITV News

 

Streaming Feature - San Francisco Ballet’s new film Vertigo: Makeda Easter, LA Times

 

Streaming Reviews - Edinburgh International Festival - an evening with Scottish Ballet:

David Mead, Seeing Dance

Kelly Apter, Scotsman

 

Streaming Review - Rosie Kay Dance Company, Ten Soldiers:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Streaming Review - Royal Ballet, Coppelia:  Robert Tanitch, British Theatre Guide

 

Feature - Aesha Ash, ex-NYCB, becomes first black female member of School of American Ballet’s permanent faculty:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Covid-19 News - Texas Ballet Theater cancels this year’s Nutcracker:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Saturday 15 August, 2020

 

 

News - Edward Watson to retire as Royal Ballet principal:  Chris Wiegand, Guardian

 

News - Inquiry at a ballet school in Scotland:

 

Ballet West: Board of Trustees release updated statement:  Elle Duffy, Herald Scotland

 

Inquiry into ballet school misconduct:  Mike Wade, Times

 

Founder suspended with immediate effect:  Peter Smith, ITV News

 

Teacher at a ballet school in Scotland quits after student claims:  Graham Grant, Mail

 

Streaming Review - Edinburgh International Festival - An evening with Scottish Ballet:  Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Feature - Susan Jaffe, new AD Pittsburgh Ballet:  Bill O’Driscoll, WESA

 

Covid-19 News:

 

Sadler’s Wells cancels Christmas performances:  Georgia Snow, Stage

 

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker at Sadler’s Wells rescheduled to 2021:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News - A space for black dance artists to create in Hudson Valley:  Peter Libbey, NY Times

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Sunday 16 August, 2020

 

Feature - Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson’s life less ordinary: Sarah Crompton, Sunday Times

 

Feature – The play of dance: Ross Hannaford, Limelight

 

News – Jessica Swale to Write a Movie Adaptation of Swan Lake: Dan Meyer, Playbill

 

Streaming Review - New York Battery Dance Festival: Black Voices in DanceDavid Mead, SeeingDance

 

Streaming News: Film Tribute To Ballet in a Deserted New York: Timothy Harrison, Vogue

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Monday 17 August, 2020

 

Interviews:

Tobias Praetorius, Royal Danish Ballet: Marina Harss, DanceTabs

 

Jacopo Grabar, Sydney Dance Company: Candide McDonald, Dance Australia

 

 

Features:

Dance Theatre of Harlem highlights role of black dancers: Faith Andrews-O’Neal, Columbia Spectator

 

Berlin’s Tanz im August, still on, but replanned: Merilyn Jackson, Fjord Review

 

 

Streaming Reviews:

Battery Dance Festival: India Independence Day: David Mead,  SeeingDance

 

San Francisco Ballet, Dance of Dreams: Candide McDonald, Dance Australia

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Tuesday 18 August, 2020

 

News - Police investigation launched after allegations of grooming at prestigious UK ballet school: Peter Smith, ITV News

--- Statement from the Royal Academy of Dance: RAD

 

Feature - Social DistDancing: street ballet surprises make hearts leap: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Live Review – Plataforma FestivalEtude, AMAZONIA 2040, Berlin: Veronica Posth, SeeingDance

 

Interview - Shaun Parker: A decade of inspiring with dance innovations: Candide McDonald, Dance Australia

 

News – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Venus Rising postponed: Kate Green, Stuff.co

 

Streaming Reviews:

Royal Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty: Katie Heyes, Palatinate

 

RAWdance, Digital Edition and Dance Party: Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs

 

No standing still: the best of lockdown dance: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

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Wednesday 19 August, 2020

 

News:

Miami City Ballet cancels season, but the dance goes on: Connie Ogle, Miami Herald

 

Pacific Northwest Ballet plans an all-digital season: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

 

Streaming Reviews:

Forced Online, Battery Dance Festival Brings the World to You: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

National Dance Company Wales, Tundra: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Book Review – Kristian Fredrikson, Designer by Michelle Potter: Jennifer Shennan, ...  on dancing

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Thursday 20 August, 2020

 

Features:

Russian Ballet Returned to the Stage. Then a Covid Outbreak Hit: Alex Marshall, NY Times

 

In Lagos, a Homegrown Ballet Academy Leaps Into the Spotlight: Noor Brara, NY Times

 

News - A New Building for Stuttgart's John Cranko Schule: Florian Heilmeyer, Metropolis

 

Streaming Reviews:

San Francisco Ballet, Dance of Dreams: John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard

 

2Faced Dance, Scottish Dance Theatre & Scottish Ensemble, iCoDaCo: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Sadler’s Wells Digital StageOur Bodies Back: Richard Maguire, Reviews Hub

 

Streaming News – Vancouver International Tap Festival: Janet Smith, Straight.com

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Friday 21 August, 2020

 

Feature – Carlos Acosta and his plans for Birmingham Royal Ballet: Debra Craine, The Times  (See also SeeingDance & Culture Whisper)

 

Live Review – Kaatsbaan Summer Festival: Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review

 

Streaming Reviews:

Battery Dance Festival, Marking the centennial of women's right to vote: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

SF/Bay Area Round-up, An August of Dance Film Shorts: Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance

 

Sydney Dance Company, Cuatro 1-4: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Streaming News:

Sadler's Wells Digital Stage, Our Bodies Back: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Streams Shelter: Dan Meyer, Playbill

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Saturday 22 August, 2020

 

Obituary - Nina Popova, Dancer Who Fled Bolsheviks and Nazis: John Leland, NY Times

 

  

News - Royal Ballet dancers performing by London’s Hoxton Docks: Alexandra Sims, TimeOut London

 

Streaming Reviews:

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Shelter : Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

 

Missing Edinburgh festival? See a week's worth of shows online: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Birmingham Royal BalletCinderella: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

The Cockpit/EDIFICE Dance Company, Salomé: Miriam Sallon, Reviews Hub

 

Battery Dance Festival, From the Middle East: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

  

Streaming News - Female artists to choreograph dance films in New Adventures initiative: Giverny Masso, The Stage

 

 

And should you need them:

8 pulse-racing videos of male ballet dancers leaping very, very highClassic FM

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Links - Sunday 23 August, 2020

 

 

Film Review - Summer Shorts - the dance films of Alice Pennefather:  Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review

 

News - Retirements and departures at the Royal Danish Ballet:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times

 

Feature - At home with Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Kate Kadow:  Britt Mann, Stuff

 

“Redux” Review - Royal Ballet, Manon - recollections from 2011 and English National Ballet, Manon streaming 2020:  Ka Bradley, Exeunt

 

Streaming Review - Sydney Dance Company, Cuatro:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

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Links - Monday 24 August, 2020

 

 

Live Review - The Grange Festival, Precipice, Hampshire:  David Karlin, Bachtrack

 

Streaming Preview - Akram Khan, Until the Lions:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Streaming Review - Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, SJD Shorts - Contagion:  Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance

 

Opinion - The new chairman of the Royal Opera House:  Catherine Bennett, Observer

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Links - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

 

 

Live Review - The Grange Festival, Precipice, Hampshire:  Tim Ashley, Guardian

 

Film Review - Jonzi D, Our Bodies Back:  Helen Barrett, FT

 

Streaming Reviews - Jacob’s Pillow Virtual Festival 2020: Tero Saarinen Company, Borrowed Light:

Jessica Lockhart, Arts Fuse

Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Streaming Review - Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, SJD Shorts - Contagion:  Marianka Swain, The i

 

Covid-19 Cancellation News - San Francisco Ballet cancels Nutcracker:  Staff, CBSN SF

 

News - Scandal-hit Ballet West Scotland to close:

Peter Smith, ITV News;

Martin Williams, Herald Scotland

Staff, Herald Scotland;

Daniel Harkins, Scotsman

Staff, BBC News;

Georgia Snow, Stage

Sophie Tanno, Mail;

Simon Johnson, Telegraph

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Links - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

 

 

Obituary - Istvan Rabovsky, dancer:  Anna Kisselgoff, NY Times

 

 

Interview - Choreographers Daniel de Andrade (NB), Gary Clarke & Jordan James Bridge (Studio Wayne McGregor):  Catherine Sedgwick, The Upcoming

 

News - Royal Opera House to stream fundraiser live from Covent Garden:  Simon Smith, Rhinegold

 

Streaming Feature - Australian Ballet’s Benedicte Benet, Capriccio:  Jill Sykes, The Age

 

Interview - Rulan Tangen, AD Dancing Earth:  Tovah Strong, High Country News

 

Preview Feature - The Playground NZ, Ecology in Fifths, Wellington:  Kate Green, Stuff

 

Feature - Jonathan Homsey, choreographer:  Catherine Lambert, The Age

 

Film Review - Daniel Belton, Astrolabe-Whakaterenga:  Francesca Horsley, NZ Theatreview

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Links - Thursday 27 August, 2020

 

 

Gallery - Edward Watson, Royal Ballet:  Tristram Kenton, Guardian

 

News - Sadler's Wells extends job cuts to 222 casual staff:  Georgia Snow, Stage

 

Film Preview - Jonzi D, Our Bodies Back:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

News - Rosie Kay returns to Birmingham stage with world premiere:  Staff, I am Birmingham

 

Streaming Review - David Mead, Seeing Dance

Lenka Vagnerová & Company, Amazones

VerTeDance, Correction

Matsena Performance Theatre, Are you numb yet?

 

Streaming Review - Nancy Karp + Dancers, piano piano:  Rita Felciano, Danceview Times

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Links - Friday 28 August, 2020

 

 

News Feature - ITV recap on their investigation into Ballet West Scotland:  Peter Smith, ITV School

 

Feature - David Hallberg on growing into the role of Albrecht:  Marina Harss, Pointe Magazine

 

Streaming Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cinderella:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Streaming Preview - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, No Longer Silent:  Dan Meyer, Playbill

 

Video Feature - Inside Africa - Nairobi’s uplifting ballet school:  CNN

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Links - Saturday 29 August, 2020

 

 

Obituary - Istvan Rabovsky, dancer:  Telegraph

 

 

Feature - For David Hallberg, a swan song in pictures:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

Streaming Reviews - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cinderella:

John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard International

Robert Tanitch, British Theatre Guide

Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World

 

Video Feature - Francisco Estevez, Colorado Ballet, overcomes cancer:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streaming Review - Jeremy McQueen/The Black Iris Project, The Storm:  Sydney Clarke, Ebony

 

Streaming Feature - Cape Town City Ballet dancers bring sculpture gallery to life:  Chelsea Geach, Independent South Africa

 

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Sunday 30 August, 2020

 

News - Royal Ballet limbers up for first stage show: Grant Tucker, Sunday Times

 

Features:

West Australian Ballet/Krzysztof Pastor, Dracula: Karen van Ulzen, Dance Australia

 

Australia’s First Nations Dance Sector: Steve Dow, Guardian

 

San Francisco dance group offers reparations for Blacks: David-Elijah Nahmod, Bay Area Reporter

 

Streaming Review - Battery Dance Festival, From Africa: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

 

 

And, finally, two questions:

What Is Waacking, and Why Is It All Over TikTok? : Ted Alcorn & Mohamed Sadek, NY Times

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