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Monday 1 February 2021

 

Stream/Film Reviews & Previews:

Sadler’s Wells & BBC Arts, Dancing Nation, Episode 1: Josephine Leask, DanceTabs

 

San Francisco Ballet, A Digital Midsummer Night’s Dream: Toba Singer, Culture Vulture

 

Dance Camera West (DCW) Drive-In Fest: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review

 

BalletXTwo X Two, Heal, Thaw: Sigrid Payne DaVeiga, Critical Dance

 

Fertile Ground Festival of New Work + More: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch

 

PuSH Festival/Vanessa Goodman, Graveyards and Gardens: Charlie Smith, Straight.com

 

 

News - Arts icon Bill Sheat gives his name to dance scholarship: Nicholas Boyack & Aaron Goile, Dominion Post

 

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Tuesday 2 February 2021

 

Features:

Tamara Rojo fears she will 'never perform again' as lockdown cuts ballet career short: Anita Singh, Telegraph

 

David Hallberg’s message to Australian Ballet’s dancers: don’t be afraid of ambition: Nick Miller, The Age 

--- The 2021 Telstra Ballet Dancer of Year Awards nominees: Jo Litson, Limelight

 

 

Stream/Film Reviews & Previews:

An Open Invitation to the Paris Opera Ballet Opening Gala: Stephanie Ip, Prestige

 

Sadler’s Wells & BBC Arts, Dancing Nation, Episodes 1-3:

Debra Craine, The Times

Vera Liber, BTG

 

Ballo del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Pandora (Valastro): Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Birmingham Royal BalletThe Nutcracker, Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Northern Ballet's new digital season: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Hamburg's Bundesjugendballett (National Youth Ballet) in Close-Up: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

 

 

News:

Garfield Weston Foundation Gives Over £30 Million To More Than 100 Arts Organisations Across The UK:

Giverny Masso, The Stage

StaffBWW UK

 

Australian Dance Theatre – 2021 Programme: Staff, Dance Australia

 

 

Interview - Ashton Edwards Talks Gender, Pointe, and Ballet’s Future, Charlotte Barnett, NY Observer

 

And then there’s:

Bijoyas Das, the dancing force behind Nia Dennis’s viral gymnastics: Gia Kourlas, NY TImes

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Wednesday 3 February 2021

 

Features:

Why streamed dance performances fall short: Debra Craine, The Times

 

ENB’s Precious Adams hails strides made for diversity in ballet but says there’s more work to do: Lizzie Edmonds, Evening Standard

 

Wool, Sneakers and Community: Ballet Class Persists Outdoors: Siobhan Burke, NY TImes

 

 

Stream/Film Reviews & Previews:

Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company, Giselle: Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Sadler’s Wells & BBC Arts, Dancing Nation:

Episode 2: Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Episode 1: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Paris Opera Ballet, Opening Gala 2021: John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard

 

Ballet BCNine new performances by dancers & artists in residence: Steve Newton, Straight.com

 

 

News - Exhibition celebrates forgotten contributions of Black ballet dancers: Natalie Morris, Metro

 

And:

You want excavators ballet-dancing to Nothing Else Matters in the snow? You got itLouder

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Thursday 4 February 2021

 

Stream/Film Reviews:

Paris Opera Ballet, Opening Gala 2021: Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

--- The costumes: Lilah Ramzi, Vogue

 

Polish National Ballet, The Tempest (Pastor): David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Sadler’s Wells & BBC Arts, Dancing Nation:

Episode 1: Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

Episode 2: Richard Maguire, Reviews Hub

Episodes 1-3: Louise Levene, Spectator  (+DV8 mention)

 

 

Stream News:

Northern BalletDigital Season announced:  Andrew Hutchinson, Yorkshire Evening Post

 

The Dance Centre, VancouverShort dance works featuring Joshua Beamish: Steve Newton, Straight.com

 

 

Live Review – Circa & Merrigong Theatre Company, Sacre (Lifschitz), Wollongong: Sarah Nevin, Bachtrack

 

 

News:

Prix de Lausanne: "Dance will prevail" as top ballet competition goes virtual: Denis Balibouse & Cecile Mantovani, Reuters

 

TV Interview - Misty Copeland on the Importance of acknowledging race in ballet: ABC News via BWW

 

A Quebec ballet dancer returns home to run dairy farm after spending years touring Canada: Spencer Van Dyk, CBC News

 

 

Brooklyn Rail, February:

Continuation and the Break: Notes on Black Lives & Tap Dance: Orlando Hernandez, Brooklyn Rail

 

Retreat from the Divided States of America: Ivan Talijancic, Brooklyn Rail

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Friday 5 February 2021

 

Stream/Film Reviews:

English National Ballet, Swan Lake (Deane, 2018): John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard

 

Sadler’s Wells & BBC Arts, Dancing Nation, Episode 3: Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs

 

 

Stream News:

New York City Ballet, Spring Digital Season:

Peter Libbey, NY Times

Dan Meyer, Playbill

 

Hungarian National Ballet’s first Online Premiere - The Flames of Paris: Staff, BWW

 

 

Other News - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago names new artistic director: Darel Jevens, Chicago Sun-Times

  

Sergei Polunin – Interview & Film Reviews:

Sergei Polunin on burnout, tattoos and why he's still not ready to say sorry: Kaleem Aftab, The i

 

Simple Passion, Sergei Polunin steams up a Fifty Shades with Gallic soul:

Tim Robey, Telegraph 4*

Kevin Maher, The Times 2*

Peter Bradshaw, Guardian 3*

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Saturday 6 February 2021

 

Features:

On Ballet TikTok, a Place for Young Dancers to Be Real: Margaret Fuhrer, NY Times

 

Melbourne spaces are closed up: how street dance hit a post-COVID wall: Nick Miller, The Age

 

 

Stream/Film Reviews:

Sadler’s Wells & BBC Arts, Dancing Nation, Episodes 1-3: Roisin O’Brien, Fjord Review

 

The Place – an online festival, How can we care for each other?  Lily Levinson, Exeunt

 

 

Stream News - New York City BalletSpring Digital Season: David Mead, SeeingDance

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Links - Sunday 07 February, 2021

 

 

Feature - Juliet Burnett on why she left Australian Ballet to explore her roots in Javanese dance:  Cat Woods, Allure

 

Feature - Tamisha Guy, dancer:  Marina Harss, Fjord Review

 

Streaming News:

 

Documentary about choreographer Twyla Tharp to be released:  Jude Dry, Indie Wire

 

Joffrey Ballet, Bolero:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Tulsa Ballet, 2021 Signature Series:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Monday 08 February, 2021

 

 

Streaming Reviews:

Sadler’s Wells/BBC Arts, Dancing Nation:

Sarah Crompton, Observer

Episode 3:  Gerard Davis, Dancing Review

 

Polish National Ballet, New Year Gala:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Book extract - Some of the best dancers are amateurs:  Twyla Tharpe, Guardian

 

News - Prix de Lausanne 2021 winners:  Mihaela, Dance for You Magazine

 

Feature - Ballet isn’t as psycho as “Tiny Pretty Things” say French dancers:  France 24 via AFP

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Links - Tuesday 09 February, 2021

 

 

News from Paris Opera Ballet:

 

Feature - Paris Opera to act on racist stereotypes in ballet:  Alex Marshall, NY Times

 

News - Paris Opera to overhaul recruitment practises in diversity push:  Guardian via AFP

 

News - Northern Ballet’s new digital season:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Streamed Reviews:

 

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Memento Mori:  Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Hungarian National Ballet, Flames of Paris:  Jenifer Sarver, Bachtrack

 

Documentary Review - If it were love:  Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

 

Streaming Preview - Ballet Hispánico’s Watch Party series continues:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Featurette - Angela Generosa, Pacific Northwest Ballet:  Andrew Hoge, 425 Magazine

 

Video Reports:

 

Miami City Ballet pop-ups bring socially distanced performances to venues across Miami Dade:  Alex Miranda, WSVN

 

Garth Fagan Dance Company to be featured in pop-up performance:  Patrick Moussignac, WHEC

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Links - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

 

 

Feature - What’s a dance theater without an audience?:  Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Documentary Review - Imagine… We’ll be back:  Ed Power, The i

 

Streaming Previews:

 

New York City Ballet announces its Spring (digital) season:  Shaye Weaver, Time Out NY

 

Royal Ballet, Sleeping Beauty:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Streamed Reviews

 

Dance Theatre of Harlem, Passage:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance

 

Wang Yeu-Kwn/Shimmering Productions, Beings:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Feature - The #QueertheBallet Movement: it’s more than a man lifting a woman in a tutu:  Emily Dixon, Guardian

 

News - Boston Ballet cancels May performances:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

News - Milwaukee Ballet schedule live performances with 25% capacity audiences:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Featurette - Sarah Lamb (Royal Ballet) selects 3 albums to walk around London to:  Kate Lloyd, Time Out

 

Feature - A Flamenco dancer for the YouTube generation:  Raphael Minder, NY Times

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Links - Thursday 11 February, 2021

 

 

Streamed Reviews:

 

Sarasota Ballet, Paul Taylor 2bill: Brandenburgs, Company B:  Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Care Weekend @ The Place, How can we care for each other:  Josephine Leask, DanceTabs

 

Antonin Rioche, Korzo & Nederlands Dans Theater, Glitter:  Amy Pearl, DanceTabs

 

Streaming Previews:

 

Smuin Contemporary Ballet, Long disDance Love:  Staff, Los Altos Town Crier

 

Films.Dance continues with MATCH featuring 46 dancers from 20 countries:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Sensations weekend @ The Place:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Video Feature - Black dancers break boundaries with Houston Ballet:  Melanie Lawson, ABC 13

 

Feature - Tamisha Guy, dancer, on dance in the time of Covid:  Zita Allen, NY Amsterdam News

 

Feature - Ballet comes out of the closet with a kiss:  Juan Michael Porter ll, Xtra Magazine

 

Feature - Ron Cunningham & Carinne Binda on life after Sacramento Ballet:  Shoka, Comstocks Magazine

 

Feature - Choreographer Shen Wei has exhibition of his paintings in Boston:  Pamela Reynolds, wbur

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Links - Friday 12 February, 2021

 

 

Feature - Australian Ballet dancers during lockdown:  Amanda Dunn, The Age

 

Feature - Australian Ballet launches Live on Ballet TV:  Jo Litson, Limelight

 

Streaming Previews:

 

Dutch National Ballet, Variations (van Manen):  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Boston Ballet, BB@YourHome: Celebrating Jorma Elo:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streaming Reviews:

 

Paris Opera Ballet, Opening Gala 2021:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Herman Cornejo’s DANCELIVE, New York Alive; Hive Creative Company, Seek    Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

 

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, Winter Festival:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

CTC Dance, Identity:  Richard Maguire, Reviews Hub

 

Video Feature - Vitoria Bueno, dancing without arms: ballerina inspires Brazil:  Yahoo via Reuters

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Links - Saturday 13 February, 2021

 

 

Interview - Christopher Wheeldon on making dances in a pandemic:  Marina Harss, Fjord Review

 

Live Review - Australasian Dance Collective, Aftermath, Brisbane:  Olivia Stewart, Limelight

 

News - Colorado Ballet announces return of live performances for 21/22 season:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Feature - How break dancing made the leap from ‘80s pop culture to the Olympic stage:  Rick Maese, Washington Post

 

Feature - Joshua Shutkind of Ballet West opens up about bipolar disorder:  Kathleen McGuire, Dance Magazine

 

Radio Feature - Annie-B Parson, choreographer:  Isaac Butler, Slate

 

Streaming News - Texas Ballet Theatre announces 2 digital programmes:  Alex Bentley, Fort Worth Culture Map

 

Streamed Reviews: 

 

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Romeo et Juliette:  Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World

 

American Ballet Theater Studio Company, Winter Festival:  Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review

 

New York Theatre Ballet, Between the Acts: Agnes de Mille - discussion:  Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance

 

Present Futures festival:  Ben Kulvichit, Exeunt

 

Figs in Wigs, The Little Wimmin:  Andy Field, Guardian

 

 

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Sunday 14 February 2021

 

Feature - Cole Porter's Immigration Protest... Ballet: Susan Salaz, Indianapolis Monthly

  

Live Preview – Oklahoma City Ballet, The Firebird, OKC: Brandy McDonnell, The Oklahoman

  

Stream News - Dance Base and Two Destination Language team up for a digital creative residency: Emma Simmonds, The List

 

 

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Monday 15 February 2021

 

Feature - A revolt over military-style discipline in Paris Opera Ballet?  Adam Sage, The Times

 

 

Streaming News:

National Ballet of Canada, The Dreamers Ever Leave You & more: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Paris Opera Ballet, Body and Soul (Pite): Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

 

News:

Changes at Sydney Dance Company: Staff, Dance Australia

 

First Nations Resident with Lucy Guerin & BlakDance: Staff, Dance Australia

 

Why I Dance - Dimitri Kleioris, Sydney Dance Company: Candide McDonald, Dance Australia

 

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Tuesday 16 February 2021

 

Feature - Birmingham Royal Ballet and Carlos Acosta invest in the future: Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs

  

Streaming Reviews:

San Francisco Ballet, Digital Programme 2:

Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice

 

Stream News:

Digidance enables Canadians to savour top-tier performing arts from the comfort of home: Charlie Smith, Straight.com

 

Telstra & Australian Ballet – Award voting online: AdNews

 

Live Preview – Sydney Dance Company, Impermanence, Sydney: Valerie Lawson, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Live Review – Australasian Dance Collective, Aftermath, Brisbane: Denise Richardson, Dance Australia

  

Meanwhile:

Dancing with strangers on Wellington's Cuba St: Andre Chumko, Dominion Post

 

Whilst over in Estonia:  Lääne-County ballet dance on ice in gets international exposure: Roberta Vaino, ERR

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Wednesday 17 February 2021

 

Feature – Remembering The Sleeping Beauty: ‘Our ballet made you forget the horror of war.’  Henry Danton talks to Marianka Swain: Telegraph

 

Film Review – Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra: Luke Buckmaster, Guardian

 

Interview - María Riccetto, New Artistic Director of Uruguay's Ballet Nacional de Sodre: Marina Harss, Pointe Magazine

 

 

Streaming Reviews:

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Romeo et Juliette: Rachel Howard, Fjord Review

 

Ballett Zürich, Winterreise (Spuck): Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Chinese New Year Celebration Programmes: David Mead, SeeingDance

  

Streaming Previews:

New York Chorale, God Is Seen, Ronald K Brown, Excerpts, NYCB Prodigal Son: Marina Harss, NY Times

 

Justine Fraser & Coastal City BalletWhispers of the Soul: Charlie Smith, Straight.com

 

The Dance Centre presents five dancers, 12 Minutes Max: Steve Newton, Straight.com

  

Stream News:

Ballet Hispánico, Spring 2021 Series Of Community Arts Partnerships & Virtual Education Initiatives: Staff, BWW Miami

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Thursday 18 February 2021

 

Live Reviews – Sydney Dance Company, Impermanence (Bonachela), Sydney:

Jo Litson, Limelight

Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Streaming Reviews:

Ballett ZürichWinterreise (Spuck): Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

 

San Francisco BalletDigital Program 2: Jim Munson, BWW SF

 

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Reverie: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

News - Scottish Ballet self-care sessions NHS and social care staff: Clara Fullerton, Glasgow Herald

 

A Covid-inspired dance video project:

‘One drop of water in the deep blue sea’: Jennifer Rabin, Oregon Artswatch

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Friday 19 February 2021

 

Interview - Freddie Opoku-Addaie, new AD at Dance Umbrella - 'Dance festivals capture the imagination': Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

  

Streaming Reviews:

Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, May Contain Food : Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs

  

Live Reviews:

Pittsburgh BalletBoléro (Jaffe), Pittsburgh: Griffin Sendek, Duquesne Duke

 

Raghav Handa & Maharshi Raval, Two, Sydney: Jill Sykes, The Age

  

Film Review – The Way We Keep DancingEdmund Lee, SCMP

  

Streaming News:

Lithuania's locked-down ballet and opera take to TikTok: Andrius Sytas, Reuters

  

Other News:

Cairo Opera Ballet on tour in Cairo, Alexandria, and Damanhour: Staff, Egypt Independent

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Saturday 20 February 2021

 

Live Review – Sydney Dance CompanyImpermanence, Sydney: Chantal Nguyen, Bachtrack

 

 

Streaming Reviews and News:

Birmingham Royal Ballet & Guests, Empty Stage: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Nederlands Dans Theater, Baby don’t hurt me, From England with Love: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

 

Cathy Marston's Snowblind replaces Mrs Robinson in San Francisco Ballet's Program: Staff, BWW SF

 

Kinesis Dance streams excerpts from Debris, a work-in-progress by Paras Terezakis: Steve Newton, Straight.com

 

 

 

Aw shucks!

For Two Cloggers, 20 Years to Get in Step and Get Married: Alix Wall, NY Times

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Links - Sunday 21 February, 2021

 

 

Feature - Carlos Acosta, Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet:  Vanessa Thorpe, Observer

 

Streaming - Birmingham Royal Ballet & Guests, Empty Stage:

Review - Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Background Features:

Curtis M Wong, Huffington Post

News Desk, Broadway World

 

Feature - Australian Ballet prepares for return to the stage after a year in the dark:  Catherine Lambert, The Age

 

Feature - Choreographer Crystal Pite talks about Body and Soul on film:  Paula Citron, Ludwig Van Toronto

 

Streaming Review - Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, May Contain Food:  Rosemary Waugh, Exeunt

 

Streaming Preview - Ballet BC, Take Form mixed programme:  Megan Lalonde, Vancouver is Awesome

 

Feature - Looking back at 2020:  Martha Ullman West, Oregon Arts Watch

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Links - Monday 22 February, 2021

 

 

Streaming Preview - Sarasota Ballet, Digital programme no 5: Donizetti Variations, Amarosa:  Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

Streaming Review - Ballett Zurich, Winterreise:  Robert Tanitch, British Theatre Guide

 

Streaming Review - Ronald K Brown/EVIDENCE: A Dance Company:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Live Review - Borderline Ensemble, What if the city was a theatre, Wellington:  Sarah George, NZ Theatreview

 

Featurette - Bei-Di Sheng, ex-National Ballet of Canada:  Jessica Dee Humphreys, Toronto Star

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Links - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

 

 

News - Theatres could re-open from 17th May:  Georgia Snow, Stage

 

Video Feature - Carlos Acosta sees light at the end of the tunnel:  Marco News via AP

 

News - Sarasota Ballet to perform outdoors with live audience:  Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

Live Reviews from Australia:

 

Sydney Dance Company, Impermanence, Sydney:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Co3 Contemporary Dance Company, Archives of Humanity, Perth:  Rita Clarke, Limelight

 

Alana Kildea, Dance Australia

West Australian Ballet, As One

Co3 Contemporary Dance Company, Archives of Humanity

 

Paulina Quinteros, The Rehearsal, Sydney:  Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Streaming Previews -

 

Royal Opera House to celebrate International Women’s Day:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

American Ballet Theatre and National Sawdust collaborate on What Becomes of Love:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Joffrey Ballet, Bolero:  Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Mag

 

Ballet Hispánico’s Watch Parties continue this week:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY, Proximity:  Shawn Connor, Vancouver Sun

 

Streaming Reviews -

 

San Francisco Ballet, Digital Programme 02:  Heather Desaulniers, DanceTabs

 

Dance Theatre of Harlem, New Bach:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Jacob Jonas The Company, Edging Normal:  Valerie-Jean Miller, Broadway World

 

Feature - Making the most of the pause for the black dancer:  Lou Fancher, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

Video Feature - SoCal dancers keep arts alive through virtual outdoor ballet shows:  Leah Pezzetti, 10 News

 

News - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra & Royal New Zealand Ballet collaborate on A Soldier’s Tale:  Kate Green, Stuff

 

Feature - Xue Jinghua and The Red Detachment of Women (National Ballet of China):  Alex Colville, Sup China

 

 

And finally…

 

Feature - How Van Cleef and Arpels put a ballet inside a watch:  Nick Foulkes, FT

 

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Links - Wednesday 24 February, 2021

 

 

News Feature - The Royal Opera House prepares for May 17th:  Marianka Swain, Telegraph

 

Streaming Preview - San Francisco Ballet, Colorforms (part of Digital programme 02):  Sarah Hotchkiss, KQED

 

Streaming Preview - New York Theatre Ballet, Between the Acts: Antony Tudor:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streaming Review - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Romeo and Juliet:  Lisa Traiger, DC Metro Theater Arts

 

News Feature - Milwaukee Ballet’s new season:  Lauren Warnecke, Milwaukee Mag

 

Feature (including Podcast link) - Hear how Martha Graham Dance Company innovates in a pandemic:  Staff, New Jersey Stage

 

News - Restless Dance Company of Adelaide loses funding:  Matthew Smith, ABC News

 

Feature - Ballet benefits footballers:  Toby Bryant, Irish Times

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Links - Thursday 25 February, 2021

 

 

Live Review - National Ballet of Japan, Sleeping Beauty (Eagling), Tokyo:  Naomi Mori, Bachtrack

 

Feature - Calvin Royal lll, American Ballet Theatre:  Christopher Spata, Tampa Bay Times

 

Feature - UK stage companies count cost of Brexit:  David Jays, Guardian

 

Streamed Reviews

 

Skånes Dansteater, Remind me I’m not dead:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance

 

BalletX, three films reviewed:  Lewis Whittingon, Culture Vulture

 

Feature - Joshua Beamish, Vancouver dance artist:  Charlie Smith, Straight

 

News - Silas Farley, NYCB alum, named dean of Colburn dance institute LA:

Makeda Easter, LA Times

Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

News - Audrey (Hepburn) documentary coming to Netflix in March:  Staff, Grazia

 

Feature/Gallery - Erdem closes London Fashion Week with ballet-inspired show (featuring some ex-RB stars):  Chloe Street, Standard

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Links - Friday 26 February, 2021

 

 

Video Feature - Australian Ballet preparations for return to stage:  ABC News

 

Feature - Amy Harris, Australian Ballet:  Catherine Lambert, The Age

 

Live Review - Sydney Dance Company, Impermanence, Sydney:  Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review

 

Feature - Alessandra Tognoloni, Monte Carlo Ballet:  Francesca German, Monaco Tribune

 

Video Feature - Michael Pink, AD Milwaukee Ballet, talks about the company’s return to stage:  Carl Deffenbaugh, Fox 6 and another report:  WISN via Yahoo

 

Streaming Preview - Joffrey Ballet, Bolero:  Epiphany Johnican, Loyola Phoenix

 

Streamed Review - Tramway TV | Ellen Renton, What Athena saw when Tiresias looked:  Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review

 

News - London Contemporary Dance School overhauls training to reflect ‘changing sector’:  Georgia Snow, Stage

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Links - Saturday 27 February, 2021

 

 

Feature - Alexei Ratmansky, From hibernation to Bubble Bernstein:  Marina Harss, NY Times

 

Interview - David McAllister on his new Swan Lake for Finnish National Ballet and reflections on directing Australian Ballet:  Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs

 

Feature - Jorma Elo, resident choreographer at Boston Ballet:  Cathryn Haight, WBUR

 

Video Feature - Maria Kowroski, New York City Ballet, looks forward to getting back on stage:  Frank Dilemma, Spectrum News NY1

 

Feature - Maria Kochetkova on how Covid-19 affected her free-lance career and her new home at Finnish National Ballet:  Oksana Khadarina, Pointe Magazine

 

Streaming Previews:

 

American Ballet Theatre, A Ratmansky Celebration:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

New York City Ballet, Prodigal Son:  Michelle Smith, America Magazine

 

Dance Theatre of Harlem, Firebird:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streamed Reviews:

 

SF/Bay Area Roundup Winter 20/21:  Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance

 

Milwaukee Ballet, To the Pointe (mixed programme), Milwaukee:  Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gallery - Nathaniel Davauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Atlanta Ballet, Silver Linings:  Emma Ryan, Technique

 

Adriana Pierce, #QueertheBallet:  Tom Phillips, Danceview Times

 

Feature - Examining the real-life temple dancers who inspired La Bayadère:  Sarah McKenna Barry, Dance Magazine

 

Live Review - Footnote New Zealand Dance, A floor, some thoughts, and us, Wellington:  Helen Balfour, NZ Theatreview

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Sunday 28 February 2021

 

Obituaries:

Sir Robert Cohan, Choreographer & Dancer: Staff, The Times

 

Jimmy Gamonet de los Heros, ballet choreographer: Howard Cohen, Miami Herald

 

 

Live Review – Australian Ballet, Gala – Summertime at the Ballet, Melbourne: Andrew Fuhrmann,  Sydney Morning Herald

----- Rehearsal Video: ABC News

 

 

Streaming Previews, Reviews & News:

Nederlands Dans TheaterShadow’s Whispers: From England With Love, Baby don’t hurt me: Amy Pearl, DanceTabs

 

Sarasota Ballet, Digital Program 5 – Donizetti Variations, Amorosa: Marina Harss, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

 

New York City Ballet, Digital Season 2021 - Prodigal Son:

Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

Michelle Smith, America Magazine

 

English National BalletManon: Teresa Guerreiro, Cuture Whisper

 

DanceHouseJoe, an expressive look at Canadian dance: Staff, Straight.com

 

 

Dance Diary – February 2021: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

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