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Thursday 1 April 2021



Between the Acts: Antony Tudor: Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance


A Choreographer in Quarantine: Pam Tanowitz, NY TImes


Dancing into motherhood: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Pandemic downs and ups: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch



Streaming Reviews & Preview:

American Ballet Theatre, A Ratmansky Celebration: Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


William Forsythe’s The Barre ProjectBlake Works II: Sara Veale, Spectator


Royal Ballet, Symphonic Variations: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper



Live Review – New National Theatre, Tokyo, Afternoon of Fauns and Nymphs: Naomi Mori, Bachtrack



News - Vail Festival to return this summer with live performances: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times



Opinion - Pennsylvania Ballet dishonours women by erasing them from its new season: Liza Yntema, Philadelphia Inquirer

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Friday 2 April 2021


Feature - A year Into the pandemic, what Is the future of the Corps de Ballet? Here's why It matters: Laura Cappelle, Pointe Magazine




The British Ballet Charity Gala, Royal Albert Hall: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Anna Pavlova ballet dress restored in Museum of London video series: Staff, BBC News



Streaming Reviews & Preview:

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Digital Prog 4 – Triple Bill: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times


Ffin Dance, Liam Riddick’s The Three Sections – streamed premiere: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Beyond FaceThe Elephant in the Room: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper



And for the record, there has been a development in a case in Scotland:

Ballet teacher arrested and charged with sexual offences following ITV News investigationITV News and elsewhere

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Saturday 3 April 2021


Interview – Taylor Stanley, New York City Ballet: Marina Harss, Fjord Review



Streaming Reviews:

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Digital Prog 4 – Triple Bill: Brian Seibert, NY TImes


Stuttgart Ballet, 3 Beethoven Ballets:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

David Mead, SeeingDance


Polish National Ballet, Creations 13 – Six new, short works: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance


Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM), 5- dance programme: Melissa Strong, Broad Street Review



Live Review – Ballet National de Marseille, Tempo Vicino, One of Four Periods in Time, Mood, Lazarus, Marseille: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times



News - 80-plus freelancers hired for Dundee Rep’s new online season: Thom Dibdin, The Stage

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Links - Sunday 04 April, 2021



Live Review - New National Ballet of Japan, An afternoon of Fauns & Nymphs, Tokyo:  Paul McInnes, Fjord Review


Live Review - Savion Glover & Nathan Lane “re-open Broadway”, New York:  Michael Paulson, NY Times


Feature - Yijing Zhang, Birmingham Royal Ballet, remembers her debut as Odette_Odile:  Cynthia Wei, Phi Magazine


Streamed Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, All Digital Season, Programme 4:  Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World


Feature - Atlanta Ballet premieres Pleiades Dances (live & online):  Emma Ryan, Technique


Feature - Choreographer Netta Yerushalmy reflects on Distance Dance Demonstration, an experimental film:  Joel Oliphint, Columbus Alive

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Links - Monday 05 April, 2021



Streamed Review - San Francisco Ballet, Jewels:  Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance


Feature - The week in dance:  Sarah Crompton, Guardian


Book Review - (Edited by) Jo Butterworth & Lorna Sanders, 50 Contemporary Choreographers (3rd Edition):  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance


Live Review - Savion Glover & Nathan Lane  “reopen Broadway”, New York:  Peter Marks, Washington Post


Feature - Performing Arts make a cautious return in New York:  Matt Stevens & Julia Jacobs, NY Times (scroll down for dance)

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Links - Tuesday 06 April, 2021



Streamed Review - San Francisco Ballet, Jewels:  Jim Munson, Broadway World


Gallery - Australian Ballet, Watermark, Sydney:  James Brickwood, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature - The best dance accounts to follow on Instagram:  Marianna Giusti, FT


Streaming News - Ballet Hispánico’s Winter Watch Parties continue with 50 year legacy experience:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Wednesday 07 April, 2021



Live Review - Australian Ballet, Serenade, Watermark, The Four Temperaments, Sydney:    Jansson J Antmann, Limelight


Interview - Kyle Abrahams, choreographer, on his new film “When We Fell” for NYCB:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Interview - Rosie Kay, choreographer/dancer, on her upcoming show at Birmingham Rep:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


News - Nathan Brook, soloist Australian Ballet, wins 2 Telstra Ballet Dancer Awards:  Staff, Mail via AAP




Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Digital Programme 4:  Rachel Howard, Fjord Review


P/Review - Dutch National Ballet, Spring Special Gala:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Preview - English National Ballet, My First Ballet - Swan Lake:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Feature - Billy Bell, choreographer:  Sarah Parker, Dance Magazine

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Links - Thursday 08 April, 2021



Feature - Ballet directors talk about ‘fitness’:  Chloe Angyal, Washington Post


Live Review - Australian Ballet, Serenade, Watermark, The Four Temperaments, Sydney:  Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature - Nathan Brook, Australian Ballet Telstra Award Winner:  Kerrie O’Brien, The Age


Video News - Australian Ballet returns to the stage and interview with Telstra winner Nathan Brook:  Chestnut Post via 9 News


News - Monte Carlo Ballet - the show will go on this spring:  Alizée Mosconi, Monaco Tribune


Preview Feature - Dance coming to the Dunedin Arts Festival:  Rebecca Fox, Otago Daily Times


Streaming Reviews/News/Features:


Pacific Northwest Ballet, Digital Programme 4:  Graham Watts, Bachtrack


Joffrey Ballet, Under the trees’ voices (world premiere):  News Desk, Broadway World


Ballet BC, Reaching U:  Claudia Kwan, Vancouver Sun


Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, Social Justice Leaders Series:  Celia Wren, Washington Post


Prime/Christine Devaney, Captured Soft:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Live Review - Le Patin Libre, contemporary skating group, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


In Conversation - J Bouey & Jacqueline Green, dance artists:  Thomas Ford, Brooklyn Rail


In Conversation - Audre Wirtanen, choreographer/dancer:  Nora Raine Thompson, Brooklyn Rail

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Links - Friday 09 April, 2021



Audio Interview - Twyla Tharp on choreographing through lockdown:  Terry Gross, NPR


Live Review - Queensland Ballet, 60th Anniversary Gala, Brisbane:  Madelyn Coupe, Fjord Review


Streamed Reviews:


Rambert, Rooms:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


San Francisco Ballet, Jewels:  Janice Berman, San Francisco Classical Voice


William Forsythe, The Barre Project:  Jann Parry, DanceTabs


News Feature - Peggy Baker to retire & close her company:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Feature - Tiler Peck, New York City Ballet:  Rosemary Feitelberg, WWD


Video Report - The Chocolate Ballerina Company:  Aunyea Lachelle, Chestnut Post via NBC10


Gallery - Kurdish Ballet Dancer brings life to empty market in Syria:  Staff, The National via AFP

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Links - Saturday 10 April, 2021



Streamed Reviews:


New York City Ballet, When We Fell (Abrahams):

Brian Seibert, NY Times

Ivy Lin, Bachtrack

David Mead, Seeing Dance


Dutch National Ballet, Spring Special Gala:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance


Ayodele Casel, Chasing Magic:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


News - Rambert announces return to stage:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Feature - Septime Webre, AD Hong Kong Ballet:  Kate Whitehead, South China Morning Post


Review - Ballet Collective Aotearoa, Subtle  Dances, Auckland:  Jenny Stevenson, NZ Theatreview


Feature - Stephen Mills, AD Ballet Austin:  Staff, Sightlines Magazine


Feature - Georgie Rose, Norwegian National Ballet:  Deborah Weiss, Dance For You Magazine

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Sunday 11 April 2021


Live Reviews:

Ballet West, Precious Gems – Mixed Bill, Salt Lake City: Kate Mattingly, Utah Arts Review


Ballet Collective Aotearoa, Subtle Dances, Auckland: Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing


Victorian State Ballet, The Little Mermaid, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald



Feature - The Year of Living Cautiously, Pt. 2, Dance on Screen: Martha Ullman West, Oregon Artswatch



Streaming News – Vancouver Dance Centre, International Dance Day, April 29: Steve Newton, Straight.com



News - Dancers stranded in New Zealand put on second set of showsStuff.co

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Monday 12 April 2021


Feature – The eternal lure of New York Ballet and why it’s coming to Australia: Elizabeth Flux, Broadsheet



Streaming Reviews:

Ayodele Casel & friends, Chasing Magic: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


NYCB/Kyle Abraham, When We Fell: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


ABT, Bernstein in a Bubble; YAGP Gala, Journey Uptown; Nimbus Dance, Empty Place; NYCB, When We Fell: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance



5Q & A – Joseph Toonga and his new Just Us Hip Hop Apprentice Co. and more: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

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Tuesday 13 April 2021


Live Review – Australian Ballet, New York Dialects – Triple Bill, Sydney: Geraldine Higginson, Dance Australia


Live Preview - After furloughs and delays, Colorado Ballet is getting back into dancing shape: Maggie Donahue, Denverite



Streaming Reviews :

Boston Ballet, What happens if …, Preface: Iris Fanger, Patriot Ledger


Rambert, Rooms (Strømgren)

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance


Streaming News:

Scottish Ballet announces two new Dance Films, created with people living with neurological conditions: Staff, BWW Scotland


Bavarian State Ballet offers 9 days of online programming: Graham Spicer, Gramilano


Indigenous contemporary dance producer Sandra Laronde shifts the narrative of Canada: Charlie Smith, Straight.com



Other News -

Houston Ballet returns to the stage with two outdoor performances: Amber Eliott, Houston Chronicle


Melbourne's 'Rising' festival arises at last! Staff, Dance Australia



Feature - What it means to become ‘America’s Favorite Dancers’: Margaret Fuhrer, NY Times


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