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Tuesday 1 September, 2020


Obituary – Nina Popova, Ballerina: Staff, The Times



Feature - Up on the Roof, Flesh and Blood Dancers Move and Connect: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Feature - With stages dark, ballet students fear to take the next leap: Catherine Lambert, The Age


Feature - Hope Mohr Dance Crosses Another Bridge Toward Equity: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice


Live News – Locreado Dance Company, Pause, Sydney: Staff, Dance Australia


Feature/Interview - Center Stage Is 20 Years Old, and ABT Reunites the Cast: Alison S, Cohn, Harper's Bazaar


Stream Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet at Ballet Sun Valley: Dean Speer, Critical Dance


Stream News – Australian Ballet’s Corey Herbert becomes teacher: Catherine Lambert, Sydney Morning Herald

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Wednesday 2 September, 2020


Feature – When Merce Cunningham Took On a New Collaborator: The Computer: Ellen Jacobs, NY Times



English National Ballet’s Autumn online schedule, Departures & Promotions:

David Mead, SeeingDance

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


San Francisco Ballet, The Sugar Plum Fairy Takes Shelter This Year: Janos Gereben, SF Classical Voice


Stream Reviews –

Marquee TV – Screen.dance & SF Dance Film FestivalSummer Shorts: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


San Francisco Ballet, Dance of Dreams: Robert Greskovic, Wall St Journal


Stream News - Graham Company to draw on archives for Its coming season: Peter Libbey, NY Times


Book Review – “Marius Petipa – The Emperor’s Ballet Master” by Nadine Meisner: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes



Still sheltering? Let’s do the social-distance dance: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch


Or how about Nureyev and Wee Jimmy in Glasgow, 1975? Caroline Wilson, Evening Times

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Thursday 3 September, 2020


Feature – The School That Camille A. Brown Built: Salamishah Tillet, NY Times


Feature - How are we going to afford Covid-safe theatre? Karen Van Ulzen, Dance Australia


News - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offer to Ballet West students: Georgia Snow, The Stage


News - L.A.'s dance crisis: Studios fight to survive COVID shutdown: Makeda Easter, LA Times


Preview - Vicki Amedume/Upswing, Catch Me, Greenwich: Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub



Stream Reviews:

Outdoors Ballet – some different approaches to Lockdown: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Jacob’s Pillow Virtual Festival, And Still You Must Swing: Jessica Lockhart, Arts Fuse



And finally:

What Can a Body Do? Anime Pushes at Its Limits: Maya Phillips, NY Times

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Friday 4 September, 2020



Royal Opera House to launch free open-air cinema in Covent Garden: Harry Fletcher, Evening Standard


National Ballet of Canada takes its fall season online so dancers can perform again: Michael Crabb, The Star


Royal New Zealand Ballet cancels Venus Rising tour: Staff, Stuff.co


Preview – BalletCollective, Drive-In Dance, Natural History, Pine Plains, NY: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance


Stream Review - Australian Ballet, New Ghost: Gracia Haby, Fjord Review

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Links - Sunday 06 September, 2020



Feature - Royal Ballet’s first live stage performance since lockdown offers ‘a glimmer of hope’:  Katie Spencer, Sky News


Feature - Megan Fairchild, New York City Ballet:  Alessandro Bissotto, Dance For You Magazine


News - Viviana Durante becomes Artistic Director of English National Ballet School:  Staff, Dance For You Magazine


News - Theatre needs its own “Eat out to help out” scheme says think tank:  Matthew Hemley, Stage


News - Royal Danish Ballet’s Tobias Praetorius promoted to Soloist:  Eva Kistrup, DanceView Times


Streaming Review - 39th Battery Dance Festival (New York):  Cindy Sibilsky, Broadway World


Preview Feature - West Australian Ballet getting ready to resume live theatre with Dracula:  Adam Di Tullio, WA Today


News - Ballet Austin to present interactive online version of The Nutcracker:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Monday 07 September, 2020



News Feature - Bolshoi prepares for grand reopening in Moscow:  Theo Merz, Telegraph


Streaming News - Rambert/Vandekeybus, Draw from within:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


DVD/Blu-Ray Review - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Romeo + Juliet:  Philip Fisher, British Theatre Guide


News - Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes in cinemas:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Book Feature - Arthur Elgort (photographer), Ballet:  Lucy Davies, Telegraph


Feature - Indian gypsy dancers from Rajasthan take their art online:  South China Morning Post via AFP

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Links - Tuesday 08 September, 2020



Live Review - Dancers from the Royal Ballet, gala programme, Dorset:  Siobhan Murphy, Times


Feature - Side hustle essential: how Covid brought dancers to their knees:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Feature - London will feel like a morgue until theatres re-open:  Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph


Covid-19 News - Colorado Ballet has furloughed all its dancers:  Maggie Donahue, Denverite


Feature - Why do these ballet dancers dance when there’s no audience?:  Petula Dvorak, Washington Post


Live Review - Drive-In Theater: Stage West & Prism Movement Theatre, Everything will be fine, Fort Worth:  Jan Farrington, Theater Jones

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Links - Wednesday 09 September, 2020



Obituary - Cliff Keuter, choreographer:  Dance Magazine



Covid-19 related news about theatre reopening:


News - Lloyd Webber issues plea for date to open venues fully as evidence is given to MPs:


Georgia Snow, Stage

Zoe Paskett, Standard


News - Chancellor urged to extend furlough and save theatres and galleries from closure:  Jonathan Walker, Birmingham Mail


And in a similar vein - New York City can’t rebound without Broadway:  Peter Marks, Washington Post


Feature - David Gordon digs into his archives for a dance that matters:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


And related - The Grand Union: Accidental Anarchists of Downtown Dance:  Aileen Dowling, Brooklyn Rail


Streaming News - Miami International Dance Festival online:  Orlando Taquechel, Miami Herald


Live Review - Alexa West, Triple Expo, New York:  Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin, Brooklyn Rail


Feature - Black Dance Stories:  Gillian Jakab, Brooklyn Rail


Film with movement/dance review - Us (Jordan Peele):  Luke Williams, Brooklyn Rail


News of live performance - West Australian Ballet, Dracula, Perth:  News Desk, Broadway World


News - Major exhibition on Michael Clark coming to V&A Dundee in late 2021:  Victoria Brennan, Herald Scotland


News - Houston Ballet’s planned performance of La Bayadere comes under fire:  Margaret Downing, Houston Press

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Links - Thursday 10 September, 2020



News - Royal Opera House Autumn/Winter cinema broadcasts:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Feature - Rambert embrace a different kind of dance:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Feature - The Table of Silence Project 9/11 - Reimagined:  Thea Singer, Arts Fuse


Audio Feature - Heather Baxter, Administrative Director, Royal Ballet:  Oliver Rowe, Financial Management Magazine


Streaming News -


New English Ballet Theatre to premiere Wayne Eagling’s Remembrance:  News Desk, Broadway World


David Dawson, 7 Portraits of Solitude:  Mihaela, Dance for You Magazine


Hudson Valley Dance Festival goes online for 2020 edition:  News Desk, Broadway World


News - Pennsylvania Ballet announces new dancers and promotions:  News Desk, Broadway World


Feature - Putting The Marvelous Mrs Maisel in motion:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

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Links - Friday 11 September, 2020



Obituary - Joanne Nisbet, Senior Ballet Mistress & former dancer of National Ballet of Canada:  Michael Vincent, Ludwig Van Toronto



News - For New York City Ballet, another digital season:

Peter Libbey, NY Times

David Mead, Seeing Dance

News Desk, Broadway World


News - Sadler’s Wells digital stage in focus and first live performance:

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

David Mead, Seeing Dance


Gallery - Bolshoi Ballet, Peer Gynt, Moscow:  Oksana Manchuk, Belta


Feature - How some National Ballet of Canada dancers have coped with lockdown:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


News - DistDancing, Hoxton’s outdoor ballet, is under threat:  Alexandra Sims, Time Out


Comment - We mustn’t let the Covid “fear factor” doom Britain’s arts:  Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Feature - 20/21 Season preview - The in-the-works shows we are looking forward to most:  Various staff members, Dance Magazine


News - American Ballet Theater promotes dancers despite pandemic slump:  Julia Jacobs, NY Times


Video Feature - Carlos Gonzalez, American Ballet Theater: Staff, Broadway World


News - Fall for Dance North unveils innovative live & digital festival:  News Desk, Broadway World


Feature - Trading ice for the New York City pavement:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Video News - Cincinnati Ballet reimagines 20/21 season:  Fox


News - Ballet at the boozer: South London pub to open with resident dancers:  Harry Fletcher, Standard


News - Ballet West dance school collapse leaves students in limbo:

Staff, BBC News

Marc Horne, Times


News - Berlin’s state ballet school confronts allegations of abuse:  Adaptation Cristina M Burack, DW


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Links - Saturday 12 September, 2020



News - Royal Opera House online: Autumn dates:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Feature Review - Buglisi Dance Theater, Table of Silence, New York:  Joshua Barone, New York Times


Featurette - Precious Adams, English National Ballet:  Isabel Edwards-Brown, Harpers Bazaar (scroll down)


Live Review - Circa, Leviathan, Brisbane:  Elise Lawrence, Limelight


Video News - Orlando Ballet ready to take the stage again:  Nadeen Yanes, Click Orlando


Video News - Tulsa Ballet further postpones season:  Ashlynn Brothers, News on 6



And finally…


Feature - I’m a fairy unicorn ballerina…:  Kerry Elson & Sarah Garfinkel, New Yorker

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Monday 14 September, 2020


Live Review – BalletCollective (NYCB & Graham dancers), Natural History, Pine Plains, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Feature - Chunky Move reveals plans to flex its choreographic muscle: Stephen A. Russell, Sydney Morning Herald


Stream Review - Paris Opera Ballet, Giselle: Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review


Stream Preview – Lost Dog/Place Online, In a Nutshell: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


DVD Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake: Philip Fisher, BTG

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Tuesday 15 September, 2020


Live Review – West Australian Ballet, Dracula, Perth: Alana Kildea, Dance Australia


Live Review – Karul Projects, Silence, Brisbane: Denise Richardson, Dance Australia


Live Review – Restless Dance Theatre, Seeing through Darkness, Adelaide: Maggie Tonkin, Dance Australia


Live Preview – Chris Emile & dancers, Amend, Los Angeles: Makeda Easter, LA Times


News – Jim Pettigrew, new chairman at Scottish Ballet: Hayley Murden, Daily Business


News - Elmhurst Ballet School’s Full Return To Academics And Dance: Staff, BWW UK Regional

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Wednesday 16 September, 2020



Ballet’s New Mandate: Change or Die: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice


Tara Gower of Bangarra Dance Theatre thinks post-Covid: Elissa Blake, Guardian  (Scroll down)



Boston Ballet plans a virtual ‘Nutcracker’ while aiming to return to the stage by May: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe


Brazil slum ballet school taps resilience to survive pandemic: AFP via Global Times


Stream Reviews:

Philly Fringe 2020/David Gordon, The Philadelphia Matter - 1972/2020: Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey, Broad Street Review


Philly Fringe 2020/OhOk Performance Group, Do mirrors burn?: Corey Qureshi, Broad Street Review


Stream Previews:

Our Labyrinth - A Meditative Pas de Deux at the Met: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Shaun Parker & Company, In the Zone: Jo Litson, Limelight


Book Preview - Alston Nash: A Visual History of the Richard Alston Dance Company: David Mead, SeeingDance



And Renaissance dance classes in New Zealand: Stuff.co

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Thursday 17 September, 2020


Report – Bolshoi Ballet, Four Characters in Search of a Plot: Moscow: Oksana Khadarina, Fjord Review


Feature - Watching a Choreographer Build: Trisha Brown’s Unusual Archive: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Interview – Choreographer Gary Clarke, dancing to the rhythm of life: Helen Barrett, Financial Times


News - Rambert to premiere dance work on new digital platform: Georgia Snow, The Stage


Preview - Alvin Erasga Tolentino’s new workOffering, Vancouver: Carlito Pablo, Straight.com


Drive-In Report - Ballet Folklórico, Fullerton, CA: Laura Zornosa, LA Times


Stream Review – Philly Fringe 2020/David Gordon, The Philadelphia Matter—1972/2020: Robert Greskovic, Wall St Journal


Stream Preview – Anandavalli, Pancha Nadai: Jill Sykes, The Age

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Friday 18 September, 2020


News - Baryshnikov Arts Center to Commission New Online Works: Peter Libbey, NY TImes


News – English National’s new HQ wins Building of the Year award: Rob Wilson, Architects Journal


Feature – Tony Yap: dancing around Melbourne during lockdown: Nick Miller, The Age


Stream Review – Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, 20th Anniversary Virtual Season: Susanna Sloat, DanceTabs




Step Into the World of Dance With These 14 Streaming Documentaries: Dan Mayer, Playbill

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Saturday 19 September, 2020


Feature - American Ballet Theatre: Six Promotions, and One Puzzlement: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance


RB Snippets:

Royal Ballet gets Doncaster Dancing in online film featuring community groups: Julia Armstrong, Doncaster Free Press


DistDancing outdoor ballet is back at London’s Hoxton Docks: Alexandra Sims, TimeOut London


Reece Clarke: Airdrie ballet star showcased in new video: Ian Bunting, Daily Record


Book Reviews

Alston Nash: A Visual History of the Richard Alston Dance Company: Vera Liber, BTG


Kristian Fredrikson: Designer by Michelle Potter: Dr Ian Lochhead,  Theatreview

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Links - Sunday 20 September, 2020



Streaming Reviews - Hofesh Shechter Company, Grand Finale:

Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide

Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub


Feature - Ursula Lopez, flamenco dancer & incoming director of Andalucian Flamenco Ballet:  Cristina Hodgson, Olive Press


Streaming News:  LA Intersections: Music, Language, Movement:  Randall Roberts, LA Times

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Links - Monday 21 September, 2020



Obituary - Joan Harris Neergaard, dancer, director & teacher:  Karen Bate, Bourenmouth Daily Echo



Feature - English National Ballet’s 2020 Emerging Dancer Competition, 5 questions to 6 finalists:  Bruce Marriott, Dance Tabs


Review - Royal Danish Ballet, Cinderella, Copenhagen:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times


Preview - Trailer released for American Ballet Theater’s Film Festival:  Broadway World


News - Houston Ballet opens 20/21 season digitally with Stanton Welch’s Just:  Staff, Houston Press


News - Cape Town City Ballet retrenches dancers amid pandemic:  Kirsten Jacobs, Cape Town etc

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