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Links - Friday 01 January, 2021

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS!

 

 

Feature - Best of 2020: dance:  Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

 

Feature - Dance memories of 2020 - London:  Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

 

Feature - The year in dance - Portland:  Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Arts Watch

 

Preview Feature - Australian Ballet in 2021:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

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

 

 

New Year Honours 2021 full list:  New Year Honours List 2021  and Dance honourees:  BalletCo Forum

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Links - Saturday 02 January, 2021

 

 

Streamed Review - Stuttgart Ballet, Sleeping Beauty:  Charlotte Kasper, Seeing Dance

 

Streamed Review - Dutch National Ballet, Christmas Gala:  Deborah Weiss, Dance for You Magazine

 

Feature - Bolshoi dances on through the pandemic with Nutcracker:  Diana Magay, Sky News

 

Feature - Rudolf Nureyev:  Charlie Connelly, New European

 

Feature - Shevelle Dynott, ex-ENB:  Andy Fox, Brixton Blog

 

Featurette - The filming of the Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker tribute:  Emma Ferguson, Falmouth Packet

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Sunday 3 January 2021

 

Stream Review - Sarasota BalletDigital Program 3: Marina Harss, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

  

And, in the earnest hope that things will improve:

 

Best ballet and dance in 2021, from The Great Gatsby to The Car Man: Marianka Swain, The i    See also: Sunday Times    Guardian   (Scroll deeply on both)

 

Meet Our 2021 "25 to Watch": Staff, Dance Magazine

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Tuesday 5 January 2021

 

Obituary – Othella Dallas, Dancer & Singer: Staff, The Times

 

 

Feature – US Dance School lessons learned in a pandemic summer - and how Intensives might adapt this year: Hannah Foster, Dance Magazine

 

Stream Review – Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Breathing at the Boundaries: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes

 

News – Stijn Schoonderwoerd to be new General Director Dutch National Opera & Ballet: Staff, BWW NL

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Thursday 7 January 2021

 

Obituary - Sunil Kothari, Eminent Scholar of Indian Dance: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

 

 

Feature - The Royal Academy of Dance: From Music Hall to Ballet Royalty: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

News - Helgi Tomasson to Step Down at San Francisco Ballet: Peter Libbey, NY Times    also at SF Examiner  and elsewhere

 

Stream Reviews:

Stuttgart BalletThe Sleeping Beauty (Haydee): Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs

 

Staatsballett BerlinNew Year Gala: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Vienna State BalletThe Nutcracker (Nureyev): Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

 

Streaming News - English National Ballet has launched an online dance studio: Andrzej Lukowski, TimeOut London

 

Other News - 24 Productions Announced For The First Half of 2021 at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen: Staff, BWW Belgium

 

 

And finally:

Stunning New Aerial Photography Of Ballet Dancer Inspired By Vintage Image From 1935: Joanne Shurvell, Forbes

 

The sordid truth behind Degas's ballet dancers: Julia Flore, CNN Style

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Friday 8 January 2021

 

News - Georgian prima ballerina & State Ballet of Georgia director, Nina Ananiashvili, to lead Russia’s Novosibirsk Ballet company: Staff, Agenda.Ge

 

Live Reviews:

New National Theatre Tokyo, The Nutcracker (Eagling), Tokyo: Paul McInnes, Fjord Review

 

Force MajeureThe Last Season, Sydney: Jo Litson, Limelight

 

Stream Reviews:

Sarasota Ballet, Digital Program 3: Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Quick steps: dynamic dance shorts to watch online: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Stream News - Ballet Hispánico, 'B Unidos' Series Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Archival Performances: Staff, BWW

 

 

And possibly stretching a point:

There’s Dance All Over, No Matter Where You Look: NY Times

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Saturday 9 January 2021

 

Feature - The other Nijinsky: the forgotten choreography of Bronislava Nijinska: Nadia Beard, Calvert Journal

 

News:

Ballet purists in a spin as Paris Opera takes aim at ‘colonial’ works: Adam Sage, The Times

 

Kiwi dancers stranded by Covid-19 reunite in capital: Andre Chumko,  Dominion Post

 

Costumes stolen from San Jose Dance Theater studio: Rob Roth, KTVU

 

Stream Review - Ballet du Capitole Toulouse, In the Footsteps of Nureyev: Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

 

Stream News:

Unlimited Festival Dance, Southbank Online; Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

DanceHouse/Paris Opera BalletCrystal Pite's Body and Soul: Steve Newton, Straight.com

 

 

Something for those working-out at home:

Dance workouts got me through lockdown – here are 10 of the best: Abigail Radnor, Guardian

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Links - Sunday 10 January, 2021

 

 

Feature - Ballet dancers in lockdown hear patter of tiny feet:  Emily Kent Smith & Tony Allen-Mills, Times

 

Feature - Can pandemic be catalyst for new global arts ecology?:  Zenetta S Drew, Wallace Foundation

 

Streaming News - National Ballet of Japan’s New Year Ballet to stream for free:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streaming Review - Tokyo Ballet, Don Quijote:  Alessandro Bizzotto, Dance for You Magazine

 

News - National Ballet of Canada wins best international short film in Milan:  Michael Vincent, Ludwig van Toronto

 

News - Novosibirsk ballet company temporarily suspends contract with Ananiashvili:  Staff, Agenda.ge

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Links - Monday 11 January, 2021

 

 

Feature - John Lam, Boston Ballet:  Roxanne Ray, International Examiner

 

Feature - Royal Danish Ballet in Covid-19 time:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times

 

Book Review - Mary Li (McKendry), Mary’s Last Dance:  Deborah Jones, Limelight

 

Film Preview - Sketch Films, What the body holds:  Jim Provenzano, Bay Area Reporter

 

Video News - Costumes stolen from San Jose Dance Theatre:  Dion Lim, ABC 7 News

 

Featurette - Recollections of an Anna Pavlova performance in Medford, Oregon:  Bill Miller, Mail Tribune

 

Feature - Emily Skubic, dancer in Netflix’ Tiny Pretty Things:  Joe Belanger, London Free Press

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Links - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

 

 

Streaming News:

 

Streaming suggestions for January:  Penelope Ford, Globe and Mail

 

Boston Ballet, BB@YourHome: Look Back, Focus Forward:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Feature - Meseret Yirga, Ethiopian choreographer:  Jane Coyle, Stage

 

Feature - Misty Copeland’s children’s book Bunheads:  Joshua Barajas, PBS

 

Video featurette - Ballet dancer and pianist team up during pandemic to learn from each other:  CBC

 

And finally...

 

List - 30 Essential dance movies:  Chloe Angyal, Rotten Tomatoes

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Links - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

 

 

News - Opéra National de Paris cancels performances (due to pandemic):  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streaming Review - Vakhtangov Theatre (Moscow), Anna Karenina:  Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance

 

Feature - Susan Jones, Regisseur American Ballet Theatre:  Jennifer Stahl, Dance Magazine

 

Feature - Why playwright Mark Ravenhill took up ballet after his Mum died:  Chris Wiegand, Guardian

 

Feature - Madds Mikkelsen, actor & dancer:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Feature - Ballet, politicians & national consciousness:  Veronika Malinboym, Messenger.ge

 

Feature - Sarasota Cuban Ballet:  Abby Weingarten, SRQ Magazine

 

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Links - Thursday 14 January, 2021

 

 

Obituary - Sir Robert Cohan:  Chris Wiegand, Guardian

 

Obituary - Barbara Weisberger, founder Pennsylvania Ballet:  Anna Kisselgoff, NY Times

 

 

Feature - Reflections on Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

News - Jacob’s Pillow is alive and dancing this winter/spring:  Jeffrey Borak, Berkshire Eagle

 

News - Novosibirsk Ballet cancels contract with Ananiashvili:  Staff, Agenda.ge

 

Streaming News - Ballet Arizona, Ballet under the virtual stars:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streaming News - Diablo Ballet presents Balanchine and Beyond programme:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

News feature - Amputee ballet dancer appeals for “en pointe” prosthetic foot:

Staff, BBC

Lucy Bannerman, Times

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Links - Friday 15 January, 2021

 

 

Obituaries - Sir Robert Cohan:

Jane Pritchard, Guardian

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

 

Feature - Yasmine Naghdi, Royal Ballet:  April Deocariza, Pointe Magazine

 

Streamed Review - National Ballet of Japan, New Year Ballet:  Naomi Mori, Bachtrack

 

News - Wayne McGregor offered Prix de Lausanne lifetime achievement award:  Staff, Dance for You Magazine

 

Feature - Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre:  Virginie Dolata, Elle

 

News - Baryshnikov Arts announces digital season:  Peter Libbey, NY Times

 

Feature - Paris Opéra tackles race cliches in repertoire:  Rana Moussaoui, Yahoo News

 

News - Date set for Jerome Robbins Dance Division 6th Annual Symposium:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Saturday 16 January, 2021

 

 

Obituary - Diana Payne-Myers, dancer:  Matthew Hawkins, Guardian

 

 

Feature - Poul Gnatt, founder Royal New Zealand Ballet:  Brittney Deguara, Stuff

 

Feature - Jean Grand-Maitre, AD Alberta Ballet:  Eric Volmers, Calgrary Herald

 

News - Royal Danish Ballet cancels Romeo & Juliet live performances:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times

 

Netflix Review - Tiny Pretty Things:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

News - Milwaukee Ballet announces revamped 2020-21 season:  Staff, On Milwaukee

 

News - Renato Zanella takes over as Director of Ljubljana Ballet:  Staff, Dance for You Magazine

 

Featurette - Albert Bartlett factory hosts potato inspired ballet routine:  Jerome Small, Food Manufacture

 

Feature - Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas on Save the Last Dance’s iconic dance scene:  Kim Renfro, Yahoo News

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Sunday 17 January 2021

 

News:

Separate Together: Hong Kong Arts Festival 2021: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

L.A. dance company wins $970,000 Mellon Foundation grant: Makeda Easter, LA TImes

 

Five arts venues share £3m funding rescue package from Scottish Government:

Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman

Stephen Mcilkenny, Glasgow Herald

 

Wellington’s spaces to come alive in months-long arts programme: Andre Chumko, Stuff.co

 

Interview – Bijayini Satpathy on her Transformative Year: Marina Harss, Fjord Review

 

Stream Review – Nederlands Dans Theater 1, Box of Dreams: Valentina Bonelli,  Fjord Review

 

Stream News - Sydney Dance Company - new digital commissions: Angus McPherson, Limelight

 

Quick Q&A - Matthew Ball, Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet: Staff, Educate

 

Podcast Feature - Pacific Northwest dancer crossing gender norms: Martha Ann Overland, N P R

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Monday 18 January 2021

 

Feature - How the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired the Dance Theatre of Harlem: Walter Rutledge, Playbill

  

News:

Korea - A look ahead at ballet performances in 2021, Bolshoi, Korea National, Universal: Park Ji-won, Korea Times

 

Scottish Ballet seeks people with neurological conditions: PA via STV News

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Tuesday 19 January 2021

 

Features:

Is multi-view streaming the future for the performing arts? Laura Cappelle, Financial Times

 

Dancing While Black: 8 dancers on how ballet can work toward racial equity: Gabrielle Salvatto, Dance Magazine

 

Stream Reviews:

San Francisco Ballet Gala, Leap Into the New Year: Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice

 

Ballo del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Vivaldi Suite: Jenifer Sarver, Bachtrack

 

Live Review – Sydney Festival, The Last Season, Explicit Contents: Geraldine Higginson, Dance Australia

 

News/Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet – Claire Cowan’s Hansel and Gretel soundtrack:

Kirsten Johnstone, Stuff.co

Deborah Jones, Limelight

 

Book Review – Falling Into Flight: A Memoir of Life and Dance by Kaija Pepper: Charlie Smith, Straight.com

 

 

And all you need to know about the pointe shoe market; NeighbourwebSJ

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Wednesday 20 January 2021

 

Stream Reviews & Previews:

Kyle Abraham, A.I.M, and JlinUntitled commission to Mozart’s Requiem: Susanna Sloat, DanceTabs

 

La MaMa Festival Is Still Moving, if Somewhat in Place: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Joffrey Ballet announces ‘Boléro’ as streaming world premiere: Doug George, Chicago Tribune

 

RAWdance Moves to Heal: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice

 

News:

San Francisco Ballet’s Grand Jeté Into a New Year of Challenges and Promises: Janos Gereben, SF Classical Voice

 

Bangarra Dance Theatre returns to the stage with Spirit: a retrospective 2021 at Sydney Festival: Harriet Cunningham, Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

And much as in The Times 10 days ago:

Royal Ballet baby boom!  Jo Tweedy, Mail Online

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Thursday 21 January 2021

 

Obituary – Sir Robert Cohan, Choreographer & Dancer: Staff, Telegraph

 

 

Feature - Alistair Spalding on Sadler's Wells-BBC dance festival, Dancing Nation: Kate Wyver, The Stage

 

Stream Reviews & Previews:

San Francisco Ballet, Online season premieresPaul Parish, Bay Area Reporter

 

The Place OnlineCare Weekend: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

LaMama Moves Online - Annabella Lenzu & Kari Hoaas: Tom Phillips, Danceviewtimes

 

Live Review – Sydney Festival, The Complication of Lyrebirds: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Interview - New AD of Phoenix Dance, Dane Hurst - the power of dance and why he's optimistic about the future: Yvette Huddleston, Yorkshire Post

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Friday 22 January 2021

 

Sydney Festival Review – Bangarra Dance Theatre, Spirit: A Retrospective: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Stream/Film Reviews & Previews:

Boston BalletYakobson gems & Ossola preview: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe

 

Ballet Hispánico¡Si Senor! ¡Es Mi Son! Watch Party: Staff, BWW News

 

Modeun CompanyTete-A-Tete: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

 

And should you need them:

Francesca Hayward’s Beauty Truths: George Driver, Elle  (+ video)

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Saturday 23 January 2021

 

Obituary - Charlene Gehm, Dancer With the Joffrey: Anna Kisselgoff, NY Times

 

 

Stream/Film Reviews & Previews:

San Francisco Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Balanchine): Heather Desaulniers, DanceTabs

 

San Francisco Ballet, Gala - Leap into the New Year: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes

 

Sarasota Ballet, Paul Taylor’s ‘Brandenburgs’ & ‘Company B’: Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

 

Sadler's Wells & BBC Arts, Dancing Nation: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Features:

Celebrating the RAD centenary - a pioneering British ballet institution: Nick Smurthwaite, The Stage

 

‘Slowing Down to Feel’: Moving Our Minds Around Our Bodies: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

 

News - Ten UK Ballet Schools Pledge Continued Support For Students During 2021 Audition Process: Staff, BWW UK

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Links - Sunday 24 January, 2021

 

 

Obituaries - Bob Avian, director and choreographer:

Mark Kennedy, LA Times

Georgia Snow, Stage

 

 

Feature - Stella Abrera, ex-ABT principal:  Marina Harss, Fjord Review

 

Streamed Review - Nederlands Dans Theatre, I wonder where the dreams I don’t remember go:  Valentina Bonelli, Fjord Review

 

Feature - Bronislava Nijinska:  Nadia Beard, Calvert Journal

 

Feature - Helgi Tomasson on his retirement from San Francisco Ballet in 2022:  Roman Gokhman, Riff Magazine

 

Feature - Sarasota Contemporary Dance: dance makers adapt for long-distance choreography:  Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

News - 10 UK ballet schools pledge continued support for students during 2021 audition process:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Monday 25 January, 2021

 

 

Streamed Reviews - San Francisco Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Book Review - Wendy Perron, The Grand Union: Accidental Anarchists of Downtown Dance:  Gay Morris, Danceview Times

 

Featurette - Maria Tallchief remembered in her quotes:  Mina Dragani, L'Officiel

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Links - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

 

 

Streamed Reviews:

 

San Francisco Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream:  Jim Munson, Broadway World

 

Stuttgart Ballet, Don Quixote:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance

 

Vakhtangov Theatre (Moscow), Anna Karenina:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Preview Feature - Dancing at the Drive-In: Dance Camera West on the big screen:  Lou Fancher, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

News - Milwaukee Ballet announces plans for rest of season to June:  Margaret Naczek, Milwaukee Business Journal

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Links - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

 

 

In Memoriam - Charlene Gehm MacDougal, dancer Joffrey Ballet:  Barbara Forbes, Dance Magazine

 

Obituary - Juan Carlos Copes, tango dancer:  Marina Harss, NY Times

 

 

Streaming Previews:

 

Sadler’s Wells/BBC Arts, Dancing Nation Festival - 28th Jan:  Emily May, Dance Magazine

 

San Francisco Ballet, Program 2:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Feature - Herman Cornejo, American Ballet Theatre, creates immersive onscreen dance experience with Steven Sebring:  Marina Harss, NY Times

 

Luca Silvestrini, May Contain Food:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

ABT Studio Company, Winter Festival:  Staff, Town Topics

 

Feature - Javier Torres, Northern Ballet, gives the recipe for his favourite sandwich:  Melinda Gaskin, HK Dance Magazine

 

Live Review - QL2 Dance, My Place, Braddon (Canberra):  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

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