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Thursday 1 October, 2020

 

Feature – Dance Theatre of Harlem celebrated Arthur Mitchell’s legacy: Zita Allen, NY Amsterdam News

 

News:

Tokyo’s performing arts scene slowly returning to life: Paul McInnes, Fjord Review

 

Boston Ballet dancers return to the studio: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe

 

India's classical music and dance 'guru' system hit by abuse allegations: Amrit Dhillon, Guardian

 

Stream Reviews:

Hidden Talents at ABT and ways to keep moving: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

NYCB Digital Fall Season week 1: All-Balanchine: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Jordan James Bridge/Danial de Andrade/Gay Clarke & Dancers, Locked down, Locked in, But living: Vera Liber, BTG

 

Event2  for Jasper JohnsDebora Jowitt, Arts Journal

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Friday 2 October, 2020

 

Features:

A Christmas gift (and more) from the Royal Ballet: Sarah Crompton, Sunday Times (a little early!)

 

Akram Khan Company, The Silent Burn Project: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News:

Joffrey Ballet cancels ‘Of Mice and Men,’ ‘Little Mermaid’ into 2021:

Darel Jevens, Chicago Sun-Times

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

 

BRB to get share of £2.5M from Clore Duffield Foundation: Staff, Express & Star

 

Emma Gladstone to leave Dance Umbrella as festival goes online for 2020: Georgia Snow, The Stage

 

A new creative home for Motionhouse in the heart of Leamington Spa: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

October around Oregon: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch

 

Stream Reviews:

2020 English National Ballet Emerging Dancer Competition – performance and results: Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Oguri, Flower of the Season: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review

 

 

And:

Indian dance classes on Zoom lifted the heaviness I’d been carrying: Sejal Shah, Guardian

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Saturday 3 October, 2020

 

Features:

The Royal Ballet’s Cesar Corrales and Francesca Hayward: the real Romeo and Juliet: Ben Machell, The Times

 

‘Everything Crossed Over’: Michael Clark’s Cheeky World of Dance: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

Culture in lockdown: Akram Khan – 'Art makes the invisible visible – we need to approach the invisible now': Fergus Morgan, The Stage

 

Stream Reviews – Ben Duke/Lost Dog, The empty stage: In A Nutshell:

Charlotte Kasner,  SeeingDance

Neil Norman, The Stage

 

Book Reviews:

Soar: A Life Freed by Dance, by David McAllister: Valerie Lawson, DanceTabs

 

Ballet in the Cold War, by Anne Searcy: Joel Lobenthal, Wall St Journal

 

News:

Dutch National Opera & Ballet Announces New Online Season: Staff, BWW NL

 

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Solos and Pas de Deux: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Quebec announces $50-million bailout plan for theatres & other venues: Brendan Kelly, Montreal Gazette

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Links - Monday 05 October, 2020

 

 

News - Royal Opera House to sell off David Hockney painting in bid to stay afloat:  Vanessa Thorpe, Observer

 

Streaming Review - American Ballet Theatre, Moving Stories: A festival of new dance films:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Streaming Review - Rambert, Draw from Within; Hofesh Shechter, Untitled:  Sarah Crompton, Observer

 

Video News - Russian ballet reopens with strict Covid-19 precautions in place:  Julia Chapman, CNA

 

Streaming Review of Live/Streamed Performance - Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Evolving/Revolving mixed programme, Sarasota:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

Feature - When the important aren’t perfect: George Balanchine:  Zoe Phillips, Michigan Daily

 

Feature - Misty Copeland talks about her new children’s book:  Jocelyn Noveck, Daily Herald via AP

 

News - Ballet West dancers will wear tights that match their skin colour:  Todd Fooks, KSL News Radio

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Links - Tuesday 06 October, 2020

 

 

Streaming Review - New York City Ballet, All-Balanchine programme:  Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review

 

Streaming P/Review - Bolshoi Ballet, Romeo and Juliet:  Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance

 

Audio Feature - David McAllister, retiring AD of Australian Ballet:  Patricia Karvelas, ABC

 

Streaming Reviews - Akram Khan Company, The Silent Burn Project:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Helen Tope, Reviews Hub

Marianka Swain, The i

 

Feature - Jérôme Bel, choreographer:  Laura Cappelle, Guardian

 

Streaming Preview - Royal Ballet, Back on Stage:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Exhibition P/review - Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Exhibition Preview - On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Preview - QL2 Dance leaps into chaos with pieces inspired by Covid:  Amy Martin, Canberra Times

 

Feature - Isaac Hernández (ENB) makes his Netflix debut in new thriller mini-series:  April Deocariza, Pointe Magazine

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Links - Wednesday 07 October, 2020

 

 

Feature - Kevin O’Hare, Director Royal Ballet:  Hope Coke, Tatler

 

Exhibition Reviews - Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, London:

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Claire Armistead, Guardian

 

Interview - Kate Coyne (Michael Clark Company Associate Director):  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News - Jacob’s Pillow expands virtual programs and welcomes artists back:  Staff, iBerkshires

 

News - Celebrated dancer Brenda Last OBE to teach online for the first time:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Feature - Paris Opera Ballet ponders blackface as it tackles ballet’s race problem:  France24 via AFP

 

Feature - Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s link to dance collaboration:  Staff, 4barsrest

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Links - Thursday 08 October, 2020

 

 

Feature - Edward Watson, Royal Ballet:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Streaming Review - New York City Ballet, Modern Innovations mixed programme:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Exhibition Feature - Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, London:  Emily May, Stage

 

News/Preview - World Ballet Day 2020 announced:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News - A digital Ailey season celebrates Revelations at 60:  Peter Libbey, NY Times

 

Feature - In India, a dance haven shuts out the world:  Marina Harss, NY Times

 

News - Opera North and Northern Ballet return home to Leeds Grand Theatre:  Andrew Hutchinson, Yorkshire Evening Post

 

News - Elmhurst Ballet School students help the environment in new sustainable uniform:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Friday 09 October, 2020

 

 

Streaming Review - Royal Ballet, Dances at a Gathering:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Feature - Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet:  Annabel Davidson, Vanity Fair

 

News - Sadler’s Wells announces socially distanced season for Autumn 2020:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Live Review - Ballet Preljocaj, Swan Lake, Clermont-Ferrand:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

Streaming Review - Jordan James Bridge/Danial de Andrade/Gay Clarke & Dancers, Locked down, Locked in, But living:  Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs

 

Feature - Maina Gielgud on staging Giselle at one of Portugal’s top ballet schools:  Toba Singer, Pointe Magazine

 

Streaming News - Tiler Peck curates A New Stage:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Video Feature - Meet Lauren Post of American Ballet Theatre:  Broadway World

 

Feature - On Black Death and Fundraising:  Sydnie L Mosley, Brooklyn Rail

 

Live Review - House of Sand, Dance, Dance, Have Feeling, Wellington:  Melissa Bee, NZ Theatreview

 

Interview - Shamel Pitts & Itai Zwecker:  Jonah Goldman Kay, Brooklyn Rail

 

Blu-Ray Review - Rudolf Nureyev - I am a dancer:  Dennis Seuling, The Digital Bits

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Links - Saturday 10 October, 2020

 

 

Live/Streamed Review - Royal Ballet, Back on Stage, London:  Debra Craine, The Times

 

Feature - Yasmine Naghdi, Royal Ballet:  Zoe Paskett, Standard

 

Feature - Natalia Osipova, Royal Ballet:  Oksana Khadarina, Dance Magazine

 

Feature - Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet:  Alyson Lowe, Vogue

 

Feature - Francesca Hayward & Cesar Corrales, Royal Ballet:  Jennifer Ruby, Mail

 

News Feature - Royal Ballet returns to the stage:  BBC

 

Cinema P/review - Bolshoi Ballet, Romeo & Juliet:  Aliya Al-Hassan, Broadway World

 

Streaming Review - Jordan James Bridge/Danial de Andrade/Gay Clarke & Dancers, Locked down, Locked in, But living:  Sara Veale, Fjord Review

 

Live/Streaming Preview - An Evening with English National Ballet, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Exhibition Review - Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Live Preview - Alexander Whitley Company, Overflow, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Feature - Ian Casady, Houston Ballet, moves from dancer to ballet master:  Olivia Flores Alvarez, Houstonia

 

Video Feature - Tiler Peck, NYCB, to appear with Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra:  Yahoo News via KERO

 

Feature - Daniel Owoseni Ajala, founder of Leap of Dance Academy in Lagos:  Courtney Celeste Spears, Dance Magazine

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Sunday 11 October, 2020

 

Live/Streamed Reviews – Royal Ballet, Back on Stage, London:

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Zoe Anderson, Independent

 

Exhibition Feature/Review - Cosmic Dancer: Michael Clark at the Barbican: 

Florence Ostende, Sunday Times

Bidisha, The Observer

 

News - NSW inspires Sydney Dance Company to dance: Candide McDonald, Dance Australia

 

Video Feature - Colin Jones, Photographer/Dancer: Behind the glamour: Candide McDonald, Dance Australia

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Monday 12 October, 2020

 

Live/Streamed Reviews – Royal Ballet, Back on Stage, London:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Vera Liber, BTG

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

 

UK News - Arts groups (incl BRB) to receive cash from £257m Covid bailout fund:

David Sanderson, The Times

Mark Brown, Guardian

James Rodger, Birmingham Mail

 

Feature - Let's Dance International Frontiers returns as part of Black History Month: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Feature – David Gordon’s work (1972/2020) at the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival: Susanna Sloat, DanceTabs

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Tuesday 13 October, 2020

 

Interview - Tamara Rojo: 'Despite everything, it’s a very creative moment': Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Live/Streamed Reviews – Royal Ballet, Back on Stage, London:

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Neil Norman, The Stage

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Live Review – Ballett Zürich, The Sleeping Beauty (Spuck), Zürich: Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack

 

Stream Review - New York City BalletDigital Fall Season: Saturday Matinee 1: David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Preview/News – Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Exhibition - Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, Barbican Gallery: Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

 

News:

Some New York Venues say they’re ready now: Michael Paulson, NY Times

 

Nutcracker’ cancellations hit dance companies hard this season: AP via Chicago Sun-Times

 

Step by step, Australian dance companies plan for the future: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines

 

 

Yesterday’s Big Question – Who is Fatima? What is she?

Lucy Fisher, The Times

Lanre Bakare, Guardian  (and elsewhere, especially on Twitter)

 

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Wednesday 14 October, 2020

 

Live/Streamed Reviews – Royal Ballet, Back on Stage, London:

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

 

Exhibition - Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, Barbican Gallery: Debra Craine, The Times

 

Review - Virtual voguing and digital razzle-dazzle: London film festival: Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

 

Feature – Dr Cathy Adamek, New Director at Ausdance ACT: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

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Thursday 15 October, 2020

 

Live/Streamed Reviews:

Royal Ballet, Back on Stage, London: Louise Levene, The Spectator

 

Hamburg Ballet, Ghost Light, Hamburg: Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

New York City Ballet Digital Fall Season Programme 4: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Preview - English National BalletNutcracker Delights, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Interview - The Royal Ballet’s Reece Clarke on Airdrie, lockdown and boys in dance: Catriona Stewart, Glasgow Evening Times

 

Films – Project X, The Garden of Eve; Afro Vision True Love: Lorna Irvine,  Fjord Review

 

Galleries:

Michael Clark: Cosmic DancerBarbican Gallery: Tristram Kenton, Guardian

 

Grounded Movement’s Ragtime to Grime – Bring It Home : Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs

 

Feature - The black coaches electrifying dance: Kate Wyver, Guardian

 

 

And back with Fatima:

I'm with the cyber squad in the ballyhoo about the ballet ad: Robert Shrimsley, FT Magazine

 

Ballet dancers should absolutely think about becoming computer programmers – here's why: John Bryson, The Conversation

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Friday 16 October, 2020

 

Feature - Is there enough diversity in ballet? Sarah Crompton, Sunday Times (Early!)

 

News:

English National Ballet School partners with Bbodance and resumes in-person teaching: Georgia Snow, The Stage

 

Rickshaw driver's son beats odds to join ENB’s ballet school: Hannah Ellis-Petersen/Lanre Bakare, Guardian

 

Royal Ballet and Les Misérables performers team up for mental health video: Lizzie Edmonds, Evening Standard

 

The Sarasota Ballet Fall Digital Season: Staff, SRQ Magazine

 

Stream Reviews;

PNB returns after a 7-month COVID closure with intimate online program: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

 

New English Ballet Theatre, Remembrance (Eagling):

Lyndsey Winship. Guardian

Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

 

 

And not forgetting …..

The Savoy Hotel, Savoir and The Royal Ballet - A Life Unhurried: Hope Cooke, Tatler

 

Or that ….

Bolshoi Ballet can build on debut promise: Tommy Lyons, Irish Examiner

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Saturday 17 October, 2020

 

Obituary – Istvan Rabovsky, Dancer: Staff, The Times

 

 

Live Reviews:

Montpellier Danse Festival delivers the Essential: Dance to Audiences: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

QL2 Dance, Touch, Sympathetic Monsters, Canberra: Michelle Potter, ...  on dancing

 

Stream Review:

Pacific Northwest Ballet , Rep 1 – 9 excerpts: Gillian Ebersole, Bachtrack

 

News:

New York City BalletFinal Virtual Programme: Marina Harss, New Yorker

 

New John Cranko School opens in Stuttgart: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Books:

3 new children’s books on ballet – Ballet School, Boys Dance!, Bunheads: Cyrisse Jaffee. Arts Fuse

 

  

And then:

Francesca Hayward, a little tutu fond of shopping: Richard Eden, Mail Online

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Links - Sunday 18 October, 2020

 

 

Live/Streamed Reviews - Royal Ballet, Back on Stage, London:

Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review

Helen Hawkins, Sunday Times

Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle

 

Streamed Reviews:

 

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Rep 1 (9 excerpts):  Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World

 

Lost Dog/Ben Duke, In a Nutshell:  Josephine Leask, DanceTabs

 

New English Ballet Theatre, Remembrance:  John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard International

 

Opinion - I’d much rather watch a ballet than the news:  Charlotte Cripps, Independent

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Links - Monday 19 October, 2020

 

 

Obituary - David Toole, double amputee dancer:  Sky News

 

 

Live/Streamed Review - Royal Ballet, Back on Stage, London:  Sarah Crompton, Observer

 

Streamed Review - Akram Khan Company, The Silent Burn Project:  Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Streamed Review - Hamburg Ballett, Ghost Light: A Ballet in the Time of Corona:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance

 

Preview Feature - Sarasota Ballet dances safely into homes:  Susan L Rife, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

Video Feature - Dancers from New York City Ballet put on rooftop performances:  Yahoo News via WABC

 

Live Review - Azara, Just Another Day and Night, London:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Opinion - The cyber jobs add is a laughing matter:  David Mitchell, Observer

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Links - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

 

 

Preview Feature - Will Tuckett talks about the creation of Lazuli Sky for Birmingham Royal Ballet:  Mark Monahan, Telegraph

 

News - Scottish Ballet to premiere a festive feature film just before Christmas:  Brian Ferguson, Scotsman

 

Live Review - Latvian National Ballet, La Bayadère, Riga:  Jenifer Sarver, Bachtrack

 

Live Review - Dancers of NYCB, six short works, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Feature - The Bubble Doctor is in: she keeps dance companies moving:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

Exhibition Review - Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, London:  Chris Waywell, TimeOut

 

Interview - Erico Montes and Kath Haling discuss new dance film Hush:  Constance Drugeot, Broadway World

 

Feature - KDH Dance (Austin) created a socially distanced dance work to be performed on the lake.  Then the city shut them down:  Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Sight Lines Magazine

 

Feature - Skater and ballerina ignite Louvre Museum and Musée d’Orsay (Paris):  Staff, Surfer Today

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Links - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

 

 

Live Review - Dancers of NYCB, six short works, New York:  Marina Harss, DanceTabs

 

News - New York City Ballet digital season to present a programme of new works:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Live Preview - Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Streaming Preview - Scottish Ballet, The Secret Theatre:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News - Houston Ballet dances into a drive-in film festival:  Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle

 

Streamed Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Rep 1 (9 excerpts):  Michael von Baker, The Sunbreak

 

Streamed Review - New English Ballet Theatre, Remembrance:  Deborah Weiss, Dance For You Magazine

 

Films Review - Amy Seiwert & Jennifer Archibald, SKETCH FILMS: Red Thread: Rachel Howard, Fjord Review

 

Feature - Ballet Hispánico celebrates 50 years as a leading Latinx dance organisation:  Shirley Gomez, Hola!

 

Video Feature - Ballet Austin adapting amid coronavirus pandemic:  Fox 7 Austin

 

Streamed Review - Vincent Dance Theatre, In Loco Parentis:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Book Review - Wendy Perron, The Grand Union - The story of the accidental anarchists of downtown dance:  Marcia B Siegel, Arts Fuse

 

Film Feature - Choreographer Rena Butler illustrates Chicago’s “Tale of Two” cities in Hubbard Street Dance film:  Kyle MacMillan, Chicago Sun Times

 

Streamed Review - Sketch Dance Company, To Have and to Hold:  Graham Watts, DanceTabs

 

News - Ballet Central to show Nutcracker film in Cambridge:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Film (YouTube) Review - Chrissy Cochrane & Laura Quiles, Atmosphere Suite:  Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

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