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Links - Sunday 01 November, 2020



Live Reviews - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Lazuli Sky triple bill, London:

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Live Review - Staatsballett Berlin, Giselle, Berlin:  Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World


Live Reviews - Royal Danish Ballet, La Sylphide (2 casts), Copenhagen:

Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times

Eva Kistrup, DanceView Times


Feature - How White Russian ballet dancers sparked a revolution in China’s dance scene:  Paul French, South China Morning Post


Feature - Graeme Murphy, choreographer:  Ros Lehman, MSN News


Video Feature - Milwaukee Ballet offers virtual performances this season:  Yahoo News via WISN


Streaming News - Smuin Ballet announces Virtual Fall Dance Series:  Matt Charnock, SFist


Live Review - Kota Yamazaki & Rose Philpott, Undercurrent, Auckland:  Nicole Wilkie, NZ Theatreview


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


Streaming Review - Yoshiko Chuma, Love Stories: The School of Hard Knocks:  Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal


Feature - Why is Utah a hotbed for dance?:  Heather Hayes, Salt Lake Magazine


Documentary Review - Move (Netflix documentary):  Michael Wade Simpson, Culture Vulture


Gallery - Ballerine de l’air:  Brad Walls & Modestas Mankus, Our Culture Mag


Feature - Mary Li (née McKendry, ex LFB) and her daughter Sophie Li:  Jennifer Johnston, Sydney Morning Herald


Video Feature - Behind the scenes at The Princess Grace Academie in Monaco:  Maxence Vard, Monaco Tribune

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Links - Monday 02 November, 2020



Interview - Wayne McGregor:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Live Review - Northern Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons, Leeds:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Live Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Wellington:  Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing


Live Review - Rebound Dance Company, Unbridled, Lyttelton:  Dr Ian Lochhead, NZ Theatreview


Streamed Review - Fall for Dance Festival, Programme 2:  Marianne Adams, Danceview Times


Streaming Suggestion - New York City Ballet, Thank You, New York:  Staff, Nonesuch


Feature - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Caitlyn Mendicino dancing beekeeper:  Sara Bauknecht, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Links - Tuesday 03 November, 2020



News - A second lockdown is a real blow to the Arts Industry:  Robert Dex, Standard


Feature - Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet:  Rosamund Dean, Grazia


Streamed Review - New York City Ballet, New Works Festival:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Feature - Li Cunxin, AD Queensland Ballet:  Staff, Today online via AFP


Feature - Escape the lockdown news cycle with the world’s leading ballerinas and Carolina Herrera:  Rosalind Jana, Vogue


Feature - Dylan Gutierrez & Jeraldine Mendoza, Joffrey Ballet, on their monthly budgeting in Chicago:  Jennifer Liu, CNBC


News - Choreographer Alyse Rockett’s new dance film to premiere on FLTPK platform:  News Desk, Broadway World



And finally…


News Feature - Amazon release their Christmas Ad:  Harriet Johnston, Mail

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Links - Wednesday 04 November, 2020



Lockdown News:  Rehearsals and streamed performances can continue:  Georgia Snow, Stage


Live Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Lazuli Sky triple bill, London:  Deborah Weiss, Dance for You Magazine


Live Review - Hong Kong Ballet, Don Quixote, Hong Kong:  Kevin Ng, Hong Kong Economic Journal


Feature - Fund Freelance Dance:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Streamed Review - New York City Ballet, Festival of New Works:  Ivy Lin, Bachtrack


Streamed Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Rep 1:  Dean Speer, Critical Dance


Feature - Linda Austin and Bobby Fouther from Portland:  Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Arts Watch


Feature - Choreographer Santee Smith takes us back to Six Nations where her dance career began:  Lucius Dechausay, CBC

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Links - Thurssday 05 November, 2020



Live Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Lazuli Sky triple bill, London:  Sara Veale, Spectator


News - English National Ballet launches on-demand platform:  Georgia Snow, Stage


Book Review - Wendy Perron:  The Grand Union: Accidental anarchists of downtown dance, 1970-1976:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


News - Astana Ballet to stage The Legend of Turangy:  Zhanna Shayakhmetova, Astana Times


Live Review - Hwyl Theatre Company, Between a clown and a dark place, Christchurch:  Lindsay Clark, NZ Theatreview

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Links - Friday 06 November, 2020



Live Reviews - Royal Ballet, Live mixed programme, London:

Debra Craine, Times

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Live Reviews - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Lazuli Sky triple bill, London:

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

David Jays, Times


Feature - Dance and Artificial Intelligence:  Genevieve Curtis, NY Times

Related Feature - Why robots need choreographers:  Madeline Schrock, Dance Magazine


Streamed Review - Fall for Dance North:  Josephine Minhinnett, Fjord Review


Streaming News - Boston Ballet presents BB@yourhome:  News Desk, Broadway World


News - National Ballet of Canada cancels rest of 20/21 season:  Michael Vincent, Ludwig Van Toronto


Live Preview - West Australian Ballet, Gala season, Perth:  Tanya MacNaughton, Perth Now


News - Singapore Dance Theatre cancels Nutcracker due to C-19:  Olivia Ho, Straits Times


Feature - Dance isn’t just for young people:  Gary Smith, Toronto Star


Feature - How Benjamin Millepied & Thomas Roussel collaborated to make film inspired by Richard Mille’s latest watch:  Staff, South China Morning Post


Audio Feature - Mary (McKendry) Li (ex-LFB/ENB) talks about her life:  Sarah Kanowski, ABC


News - Alberta Ballet dancers take first tentative steps back to performing:

Michele Jarvie, Calgary Sun

Video Feature - Stephanie Thomas, CTV News Calgary


Video Feature - Cincinnati Ballet returns to the stage:  Morgan Parrish, Fox 19


News - Coronavirus Christmas: theatre and dance companies to stage shows outside homes over festive period, Dundee:  Staff, Herald Scotland


Streamed Review (Opera with dance) Met Opera on demand, Orfeo ed Euridice:  Robert Tanitch, British Theatre Guide


Video Feature - Rachael McLaren, ex Alvin Ailey reflects on her career:  CBC

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Links - Saturday 07 November, 2020



Obituary - Marge Champion, dancer, actor & choreographer:

Staff, Times

audio tribute - David Bianculli, NPR



Streamed Review - Nederlands Dans Theater, Dare to Say double bill:  Charlie Smith, Straight


Streamed Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Lazuli Sky triple bill:  John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard International


Interview - Akram Khan embraced MMA in new TV documentary:  Ammar Kalia, Guardian


Preview Feature - The city of Houston is the stage for Houston Ballet’s new virtual dance:  Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle


News - International dance and drama bodies back campaign to stop University of Roehampton cuts:  Matthew Hemley, Stage


Live Review - Splayed Festival, London:  Josephine Leask, DanceTabs


Feature - José Galán, choreographer:  Bridgit Lujan, Dance Magazine

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Sunday 8 November, 2020


Live Reviews:

Royal Ballet, Elite Syncopations & Others, London: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Birmingham Royal Ballet, Lazuli Sky Triple Bill, London: Sara Veale, Spectator


Feature – Mark Morris Dance Group steps online for its 40th-anniversary season: Anying Guo, Washington Post


Stream Review - PHILADANCO!  Duets and Solos with Joe González & Janine Beckles, Philadelphia: Camille Bacon-Smith, Broad Street Review


Stream Previews:

The Royal BalletWithin the Golden Hour programme: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


English National Ballet, ENB At Home – digital platform: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Virtual dance festival from Seattle-area artists celebrates Indigenous and Black performing arts and culture: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times


Book Review – Naked Truth – Viennese Modernism and the Body, by Alys X George: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes

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Monday 9 November, 2020


Feature – 'Mao's last dancer' Li Cunxin caught in Australia-China tensions and the pandemic: Holly Robertson, Hong Kong Free Press


Stream Reviews:

New York City Ballet, New Works Festival: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


Stuttgart BalletResponse II, 'Young Bloods': David Mead, SeeingDance


Move, a 5-part documentary: Michael Wade Simpson, Culture Vulture


Stream Preview - Luca Silvestrini/HeadSpaceDanceAfter the Interval, Before the Interval: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

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Tuesday 10 November, 2020


Feature – Tamara Rojo on ENB’s make-or-break Nutcracker: ‘We’re reaching the point of no return’: Marianka Swain, Telegraph


Stream Reviews:

New York City BalletNew Works Festival: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Inspired Dance Film Festival Australia, a dizzying array of ideas: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald



Boston Ballet dances in the Theater District’s streets: Diti Kohli, Boston Globe


Elmhurst Ballet School Commits to Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion: Staff, BWW UK Regional



Live in Melbourne?  You're invited to join a mass dance event: Staff, Dance Australia

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Wednesday 11 November, 2020


Obituary - David Toole, Disabled Dancer With Grace in His Hands: Richard Sandomir, NY Times



Report - The Election Brings Dance to the Streets for a Collective Roar: Gia Kourlas, NY Times



Ballet’s Sacred Geometry: Finding Meaning Within the Shapes: Joseph Carman, Dance Magazine


Mark Kanemura Brings His Mishmash Appeal to TikTok: Margaret Fuhrer, NY Times


Live Review – New Zealand Dance, Undercurrent – Double Bill, Christchurch, Theatreview


Stream Reviews:

Royal Ballet, Flight Pattern: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


Amy Seiwert's Imagery - SKETCH Films: Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance


Stream Preview - Royal BalletEnigma Variations: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


News - Ballet BC, the Polygon, & Vancouver Symphony announce postponement of Re-Space collaboration: Steve Newton, Straight.com

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Thursday 12 November, 2020


Live Review – Royal Ballet, Elite Syncopations and others, London: Louise Levene, Spectator


Stream Review - 2020 Taiwan Dance PlatformDance Together Triple Bill: David Mead, SeeingDance


Stream Preview – Birmingham Royal Ballet at 30: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Brooklyn Rail, November 2020:

Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya, Correspondences –Living Sculptures on the Public Stage, New York: George Kan, Brooklyn Rail


Vahram Zaryan, Perf Festival – Text, Gesture & Translation, Paris, Yerevan: Christopher Atamian, Brooklyn Rail


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Friday 13 November, 2020


Obituary - Aileen Passloff, Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher: Gia Kourlas, NY Times




Stella Abrera, Principal Dancer and Artistic Director, Kaatsbaan Cultural Park and Festival: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs


Misty Copeland on shining a spotlight for others: Kim Parker, Harper's Bazaar


Live Reviews:

Queensland BalletGiselle, Gold Coast: Olivia Stewart, Limelight


Cincinnati BalletMixed Bill, Cincinnati: David Lyman, Cincinnati.com


UNITEC Dance Showcase 2020Diverse dance works, Auckland: Nicole Wilkie, Theatreview


Stream Reviews:

Royal Ballet, Flight Pattern: Roisin O’Brien, Fjord Review


Pacific Northwest Ballet:

Rep 1 - Dance Happens Everywhere 20/21 Digital Season: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Rep 2 - A new ballet makes us see McCaw Hall in new ways: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

--- Amanda Morgan, PNB’s only Black dancer is on point about diversity: Agueda Pacheco Flores, Crosscut


Stream Preview – Korean Dance Festival 2020, The Place online: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Exhibition - Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, Barbican Art Gallery: Rachel Nouchi, BTG

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Saturday 14 November, 2020


Weekend Reading:

Wayne Sleep: ‘I said to Princess Diana - this will never work, Ma'am. You're so much taller than me’: Ben Lawrence, Telegraph


Viral video of ballerina with Alzheimer's shows vital role of music in memory: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Masks, gel, sticks: how a Madrid salsa group kept dancing despite Covid: Sam Jones, Guardian


Washington Ballet partners with Marquee TV for its new season: Thomas Floyd, Washington Post


Joffrey Ballet "Nutcracker" video part of new Art on the Mart show: Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune


Dancemakers forced to close as pandemic takes toll on Toronto arts scene: Penelope Ford, Globe and Mail


Creativity is flowing – NW Dance Project, Franco Nieto, BodyVox: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch


Stream Review - More Mark Morris Video Dances, More Postcards to Fans: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Gallery - Covent Garden comeback, the Royal Ballet on stage: Tristram Kenton, Guardian


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Links - Sunday 15 November, 2020



Streamed Reviews - Royal Ballet, Within the Golden Hour:

Laura Thompson, Telegraph

John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard International

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Gallery - Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Feature - An appreciation of Kizzy Matiakis on her retirement from the Royal Danish Ballet:  Eva Kistrup, DanceView Times


Streamed Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Rep 2:  Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World


Streaming News - Ballet Arizona to stream Nutcracker Suite:  Elizabeth Montgomery, AZ Central


Live Preview Feature - Sarasota Contemporary Dance tangos with a harp:  Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

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Links - Monday 16 November, 2020



Streamed Reviews - Royal Ballet, Within the Golden Hour:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Preview/Background Feature - Sarasota Ballet brings Balanchine online:  Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune


Streamed Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Rep 2 - Ghost Variations:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Streamed Review - Smuin Contemporary Ballet, 20/21 Virtual Fall Season programmes A & B:  Rita Felciano, DanceView Times


Feature - Jillian Vanstone, National Ballet of Canada returns for a hometown performance:  Josef Jacobson, Nanaimo News Bulletin


Feature - Choreographer Ephrat Asherie unveils her short film UnderScored:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review Feature - Simulations: Living sculptures on the public stage, New York:  George Kan, Brooklyn Rail


News Feature - A Chagall curtain needs a new home with a tall ceiling:  James Barron,     NY Times


Feature - Vahram Zaryam’s Perf Festival: Text, Gesture, and Translation:  Christopher Atamian, Brooklyn Rail

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Links - Tuesday 17 November, 2020



Streamed Reviews - Royal Ballet, Within the Golden Hour:

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

Sarah Kirkup, Bachtrack


Streamed Review - Mark Morris Dance Group, Dance On! Part 2:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Streamed Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Rep 2:  Rachel Howard, Fjord Review


Streaming Preview - Ballet dancers get their Nutcracker fix upstate:  Wendy Goodman, Vulture New York


Streamed Review - Sun Shier Dance Theatre, Lost and Found:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Streamed Review (opera with dance) - Opera North, The Seven Deadly Sins:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Feature - Andrès Trezevant, Charlotte Ballet:  Page Leggett, Charlotte Observer


Streamed Review - Little Angels Theatre, Reach for the Stars:  Chris Wiegand, Guardian

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Links - Wednesday 18 November, 2020



Opinion Feature - The show must go on:  Tamara Rojo, Economist


Streamed Reviews - Royal Ballet, Within the Golden Hour:

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Zoe Anderson, The i

Deborah Weiss, Dance For You Magazine

Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World


Streamed Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Rep 2:  Rich Smith, The Stranger


Live Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Dunedin:  Hannah Molloy, NZ Theatreview


Live Review - Hong Kong Ballet, Don Quixote, Hong Kong:  Natasha Rogai, Dance Journal HK


News - Jacob’s Pillow Theatre, site of dance festival, destroyed in fire:

Julia Jacobs, NY Times

Debra Cash, Arts Fuse


Video Feature - BalletX celebrates 15th anniversary with virtual garden event:  Sheila Watko. NBC Philadelphia


News - American Repertory Ballet names Ethan Stiefel new Artistic Director:  Staff, Tap Into


Feature - Chanel teams up with Australian Ballet to protect its remarkable history:  Grace Back, Marie Claire


Feature - The disabled dancers behind a wondrous new BBC film:  Claire Allure, Telegraph


Feature - Diary of an American in Finland doing ‘essential’ work in ballet:  Carey Perloff, NY Times


Streaming Preview Feature - The black saint and the sinner lady hit the dance floor:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian



And finally…


Feature - How to make a life-size DIY Nutcracker - start to finish:  Leslie Morgan, WKDQ

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Links - Thursday 19 November, 2020



Streamed Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Rep 2:  Annie Nikunen, Bachtrack


News -  Boston Ballet’s virtual season:  Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald


News - Houston Ballet goes digital until June 2021 (including Nutcracker):

Molly Grenzer, Houston Chronicle

Emma Schkloven, Houstonia


Feature - Running the Paris Opera was never going to be easy:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Feature - Donald Byrd, choreographer:  Garnet Henderson, Dance Magazine


Feature - Stitched into neighbourhoods, dance studios battle to stay open:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Live Preview - Jean Sergent & Brigid Costello, The Slutcracker, Wellington:  LibraryKris, Wellingtonista


Netflix Preview - Tiny Pretty Things (billed as a cross between Black Swan and Pretty Little Liars):  Zoe Shenton, Cosmopolitan

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Links - Friday 20 November, 2020



Live Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Christchurch:  Kerri Fitzgerald, NZ TheatreView


Live Review - West Australian Ballet, GALA, Perth:  Rita Clarke, Limelight


Streamed Review - Royal Ballet, Within the Golden Hour:  Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle


News - Save a seat this Christmas - fundraising campaign for Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Rep:  News Desk, Broadway World


Streaming Preview - Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Approximately Close:  Anna Asimakopulos, CBC


Streamed Review - BalletX, Premieres:  Ellen Dunkel, Philadelphia Inquirer


Streamed Review - Donald Byrd, Lyric Suite:  Wendy Perron, Blog


Streaming News - Atlanta Ballet’s digital plans:  Alex Brown, Decaturish


Streamed Review - Sam Ford & Anna Holmes, The Aftermath:  Ron Simpson, Reviews Hub


Feature - Indigenous dance school finds feet in face of Covid-19 crush:  Nick Galvin, Sydney Morning Herald


Preview Feature - Shuji Onodera, Knife, Yokohama:  Nobuko Tanaka, Japan Times

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Links - Saturday 21 November, 2020



Obituary - Don Cantwell, AD Charleston Ballet:  Staff, Live 5



Feature - Robert Battle, AD Alvin Ailey:  Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review


Streamed Reviews - Birmingham Royal Ballet, 30th Anniversary Performance:

David Mead, Seeing Dance

Gerard Davis, Dancing Review


Streamed Features - Scottish Ballet, The Swan:

Ashley Davies, Times

Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review


Live Review - West Australian Ballet, GALA, Perth:  Graeme Watson, Out in Perth


News - English National Ballet’s ENB at Home digital platform:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Live Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Christchurch:  Dr Ian Lochhead, NZ Theatreview


Documentary Feature - Audrey Hepburn’s story: poverty, pirouettes and pain:  Debra Craine, Times


News - Pacific Northwest Ballet’s AD Peter Boal announces promotions during virtual gala:  Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World


Feature - DistDancing:  Alex King, Red Bulletin


News - It was the ROH chairman who bought the Hockney painting and it will still be on display:  Lizzie Deane, Mail

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Sunday 22 November, 2020


Stream Reviews:

Royal Ballet, Within the Golden Hour Mixed Bill, Scottish Ballet, The Swan

Sarah Crompton, Observer 

David Jays, Sunday Times


Sarasota Ballet, Balanchine sampler: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Voila! Festival, Cockpit Theatre, NAKED: Dominic Corr, Reviews Hub


New Adventures/Adventures in Film, Nostos, Little Grasses Crack Through the Stone, Checkmate: Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub


Stream News:

Choreographers Idan Cohen & Alvin Erasga Tolentino's world premieres: Charlie Smith, Straight.com


Cincinnati Ballet’s online Nutcracker: Bill Cieslewicz, Cincinnati Business Courier


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Tuesday 24 November, 2020


Obituary - Patricia Beatty, co-founder of Toronto Dance Theatre: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star



Live Review – West Australian Ballet Gala, Perth: Isabelle Leclezio, Dance Australia


Stream Reviews:

Opera NorthThe Seven Deadly Sins (Anna II – Shelley Eva Haden; Choreo, Gary Clarke):

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

Richard Morrison, The Times

Rian Evans, Guardian

George Hall, The Stage

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Diablo Ballet, Nutcracker 2020: Toba Singer, Culture Vulture


Ballet of DifferenceAll for One and One for the Money, Cologne: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance


BalletXSaudade, The Cycles, New Heights: Camille Bacon-Smith, Broad Street Review



Dance Umbrella 2020:

5Q&A - Emma Gladstone, Head of Dance UmbrellaThis year’s digital festival and more: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Strike a pose and pour a Rioja: vogue master Jay Jay Revlon's sofa-dancing tips: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian




Joel Bray and dancers flock to New Breed: Jo Litson, Limelight


That Princess Diana and Wayne Sleep Gala number: Erica Gonzales, Harper's Bazaar


Dancer Calvin Royal III Finally Sees Himself Onstage: Lilah Ramzi, Vogue

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Links - Wednesday 25 November, 2020



Streaming Recommendations:

This week’s standouts in streaming dance:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 Five (American) online Nutcrackers, including Pacific Northwest Ballet:  Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

Candoco, Cuckoo:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Streamed Reviews:

American Ballet Theatre, ABT Today: The Future Starts Now:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Approximately Close:  Erika MacKenzie, McGill Tribune

Northern Rascal, The Aftermath:  Louise Jones, Exeunt


Netflix News - Netflix film chronicles Debbie Allen’s different Nutcracker:

Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle





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Thursday 26 November, 2020


Live Review – QL2 Dance, Hot to Trot 2020, Canberra: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


Stream Reviews:

English National Ballet, Take Five Blues Programme:

Zoë Anderson, The i

Neil Norman, The Stage

Vera Liber, BTG


American Ballet Theatre, ABT Today – The Future Starts Now: David Mead, SeeingDance


Opera North, Seven Deadly Sins (Anna II – Shelley Eva Haden, Choreo – Gary Clarke):

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

Ron Simpson, Reviews Hub


Stream Previews:

Dance Onstage – A Virtual Programme: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Alvin Erasga Tolentino/CoERASGA, Offering: Carlito Pablo, Straight.com



Annie-B Parson, a choreographer who democratised dance: Helen Barrett, Financial Times


Chloe Long, Sydney Dance Company: Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review


Feature - How Houston Ballet has reinvented itself during the pandemic: Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle


Books – Soar, A Life Freed By DanceDavid McAllister; Mary’s Last Dance, Mary Li: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


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Friday 27 November, 2020



Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet: Jonathan Gray, Dancing Times

Carlos Acosta, AD at Birmingham Royal: Roslyn Sulcas, independent

-- Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker is cancelled: Matthew Hemley, The Stage


Feature - Australia's coolest dance company, Chunky Move turns 25: John Bailey, The Age


Live Review – Sydney Dance Company, New Breed 2020, Sydney: Deborah Jones, Limelight


Stream Reviews:

Northern Ballet, New creations by Mariana Rodrigues and Mlindi Kulashe: David Mead, SeeingDance


BalletX, BalletX Beyond: Merilyn Jackson, Fjord Review

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Saturday 28 November, 2020


Feature - Bubbles, battles and dealing with shared wigs — directing the Royal Ballet during lockdown: Kevin O’Hare, Evening Standard


Live Reviews:

Sydney Dance Company, New Breed 2020, Sydney: Chantal Nguyen, Bachtrack


Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Palmerston North: Tania Kopytko, Theatreview


Stream Reviews/Previews:

Sarasota Ballet, Balanchine in Sarasota:

Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review

Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


English National Ballet5-week Digital Season:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance


Boston BalletNutcracker: Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald


New Adventures, Adventures in Film: David Mead, SeeingDance


The Wapping Project, Ride, Stairworks: Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub


Candoco Dance Company/Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage, Let’s Talk About Dis: Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub


Chutzpah! FestivalHourglass - Codependency never looked so good: Charlie Smith, Straight.com


Vancouver Dance CentreVirginia Duivenvoorden's Hearts of Cloth: Steve Newton, Straight.com



And, from Atlanta to Washington:

Your Guide to Streaming The Nutcracker in 2020: Felicia Fitzpatrick, Playbill

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Sunday 29 November, 2020



Darcey Bussell: 'When they announced I had been made Principal, I was in shock': Lucy Davies, Telegraph


The British teacher working towards creating The National Ballet of India: Meghana Sastry, New Indian Express


Malta - Teaching through the ‘ballet boom’ of the 1950s: Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel, Times of Malta


Live Reviews:

Sydney Dance Company, New Breed 2020, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Napier: Kim Buckley, Theatreview


Stream Reviews/Previews:

New Adventures, Adventures in Film: Nostos, Little Grasses, CheckmateRachel Nouchi, BTG


Co.Erasga, Offering – Solo Performances: Craig Takeuchi, Straight.com


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