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Saturday 1 May


Stream Reviews:

Scottish Ballet, Dive, Odyssey:

Kelly Apter, Scotsman

Emily May, The Stage


Dutch National Ballet, Metamorphosis: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Pennsylvania Ballet, Raymonda Suite, Allegro Brillante, Polyphonia, And so it is …:

Ellen Dunkel, Philadelphia Inquirer

Ivy Lin, Bachtrack


Trisha Brown Dance Company, Locus Trio, Watermotor, The Decoy Project: Gia Kourlas, NY Times



Stream Preview – American Ballet Theatre, La Follia Variations: Olivia Evans, The Cut



Interview - Adam Sklute, Artistic Director, Ballet West: Marianne Adams, Danceviewtimes



Gallery – National Ballet of China, Workshop Evening: Xinhua, China Daily



Live Preview – Indiana Ballet Theatre, Cinderella: Jessi Virtusio, Chicago Tribune



News - Birmingham International Dance Festival returns: David Mead, SeeingDance

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Links - Sunday 02 May, 2021



Feature - David Hallberg, AD Australian Ballet:  Shona Martyn, Sydney Morning Herald


Audio Feature - David McAllister, retired-AD Australian Ballet:  Libbi Gorr, ABC Radio


News - Houston Ballet announces live 2021/22 season:  Margaret Downing, Houston Press


Streamed Reviews:


Scottish Ballet, Dive, Odyssey:  Mark Brown, The National


Scottish Dance Theatre, Thin H/as H/air:  Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review


Let’s Dance International Festival 2021, Black British Dance Platform:  David Mead Seeing Dance


Feature - Dancer Debbie Gayle and her time in Russia during the Cold War:  Anna Moore, Mail


Live Review - Liz Lea Dance Company, The Point, Canberra:  Michelle Potter Limelight

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Links - Monday 03 May, 2021



Feature - Advocacy group wants to see more Asian dancers & choreographers:  Anying Guo, Washington Post


Live Review - Australian Ballet, Raymonda Act lll. Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, Artifact Suite, Sydney:  Deborah Jones, Follow Spot


Live Preview - West Australian Ballet, Giselle, Perth:  Staff, Out in Perth


Streamed Review - San Francisco Ballet, Digital Programme 05: 7 for Eight, Snowblind, Anima Animus:  Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Streamed Review - Scottish Ballet, Dive, Odyssey:  Debra Craine, Times


Streamed Preview - Ballet Edmonton, Persistence of Time:  Liane Folder, Edmonton Journal


News - Houston Ballet’s 2021/22 season announced:  Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle

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Links - Tuesday 04 May, 2021



Obituaries - Jacques d’Amboise, NYCB dance legend:

Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

Sarah Halzack, Washington Post

Jocelyn Noveck, Chicago Sun Times via AP

Mike Barnes, Hollywood Reporter

Staff, Broadway World

Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicles



Feature - Why blaming Liam Scarlett’s death on cancel culture is troubling:  Laura Cappelle, Dance Magazine


News - American Ballet Theatre announces summer tour in USA:  Peter Libbey, NY Times


Live Preview - Royal Ballet, 21st Century Choreographers, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Live Preview - Royal Ballet, Balanchine & Robbins programme, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Interview - Chloe Angyal on her new book Turning Pointe:  Margaret Fuhrer, Dance Magazine


Featurette - Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet:  Press Association, The Gazette


Streamed/Live Reviews - An evening of Jazz and Dance, Washington: 

Celia Wren, Washington Post

Carmel Morgan, Critical Dance


Streamed Review - A Showcase of New Jersey Choreographer Fellows:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Live Review - Footnote New Zealand Dance and others, The Movement, Wellington:  Helen Balfour, NZ Theatreview


Live Review - Miriam Eskildsen & Collaborators, Separately, In Tandem, Auckland:  Nicole Wilkie, NZ Theatreview

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Links - Wednesday 05 May, 2021



Obituaries - Jacques D’Amboise, NYCB Dance Legend:

Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Marina Harss, Dance Magazine

Alastair Macaulay, Alastair Macaulay

Jeffrey Brown, PBS



Feature - Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet:  Kim Parker, Harper's Bazaar


Feature - Sofia Coppola & Justin Peck talk about how they approached making a film for NYCB’s digital spring gala:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


5 Questions - Nicholas Shoesmith, Scottish Ballet:  Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Live Previews:


Royal Ballet, Beauty Mixed Bill, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Hong Kong Ballet, Jewels, Hong Kong:  Zabrina Lo, Tatler HK


Live Reviews:


New York Theatre Ballet, Spring Lift Lab Live: Programme D, New York:  Marina Harss, DanceTabs


FACT/SF, Diffusion, Glen Canyon:  Leslie Katz, SF Examiner


Hong Kong Phil & Hong Kong Ballet, mixed programme, Hong Kong:  Christopher Halls, Bachtrack




San Francisco Ballet & Smuin Ballet announce upcoming plans:  Andrew Gilbert, Mercury News


Sylvie Guillem joins Sydney Choreographic Centre as International Patron:

Staff, Broadway World

Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


Alexandra Damiani named as AD of Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal:  Staff, The Suburban


Jerome Tisserand & Laura Tisserand to leave Pacific Northwest Ballet at the end of the 20/21 season:  Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World


Q&A - Gia Kourlas, NY Times dance critic, answers questions from the culture editor:  Gilbert Cruz, NY Times




Preview - La Scala Ballet, Evening of Great Choreographers:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Review - Luminario Ballet & Judith Flex Helle, L’Invalide:  Valerie-Jean Miller, Broadway World

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Links - Thursday 06 May, 2021



Streamed Reviews:


American Ballet Theatre, Bernstein in a Bubble programme:  Susan Yung, Brooklyn Rail


Sarasota Ballet, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, The Walk to the Paradise Garden, Façade:  Bruce Mariott, DanceTabs


Kim So Ra, dancers & musicians, Jangdan: Conversations of the Breath:  Susanna Sloat, DanceTabs


Stefanie Batten Bland, Colonial:  Tom Phillips, Danceview Times


Live Previews & News:


Preview - Alexei Ratmansky/James Whiteside/Isabella Boylston, Neo, New York:  Staff, Broadway World


Review - Zurich Ballet, Chamber Minds, Walking Mad, Zurich:  Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack


Review - Okwui Okpokwasili, On the way, undone: a processional performance, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review - Jenny de Leon, Thus to fling her soul, Auckland:  Susi Hadassah, NZ Theatreview


Preview - Southern California Ballet, Coppelia, San Diego:  Emily Sorensen, San Diego Union Tribune


Blog - Only Connect: Yearning for the intimacy of a danced, on stage world:  Russell Janzen, New York City Ballet, NY Times


Book Excerpt - Turning Pointe, Where are all the women choreographers:  Chloe Angyal, Jezebel


Feature - Connor Walsh on returning to live performance with Houston Ballet:  Olivia Flores Alvarez, Houstonia Magazine


Documentary Preview - Ballet West, In the Balance: Ballet for a Lost Year:  Les Roka, The Utah Review


Feature - Secrets of Russian Ballerinas: how to stay young into your golden years:  Eleonora Goldman, Russia Beyond the Headlines


Conversation - Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin with Luke Williams of Brooklyn Rail


Film Review - devynn emory, dead bird + can anybody help me hold this body?:  Noa Weiss, Brooklyn Rail

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Links - Friday 07 May, 2021



In memoriam - Jacques d’Amboise, NYCB Dance Legend:  Martha Ullman West, Oregon Arts Watch



Feature - Sir Matthew Bourne:  Chris Wiegand, Guardian


News - Sir Matthew Bourne launches dance school aimed at boosting diversity:  Matthew Hemley, Stage


News - San Francisco Ballet announces 2022 season - Helgi Tomasson’s final season:  News Desk, Broadway World


Streamed Reviews:


New York City Ballet, Virtual Spring Gala:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


William Forsythe, The Barre Project:  Rosemary Waugh, The i


National Ballet of Japan, Coppélia (Petit):

Naomi Mori, Bachtrack

David Mead, Seeing Dance


Pacific Northwest Ballet, Coppélia (Balanchine):  Sondra Forsythe, Broadway World


Streaming News - Royal Opera House announces The Royal Ballet’s Spring Draft Works:  News Desk, Broadway World


News - River to River Festival 2021 (New York) announces line-up:  Peter Libbey, NY Times


News - Fire Island Dance Festival & Hudson Valley Dance Festival (New York) return in 2022:  News Desk, Broadway World


Feature - May Dance Watch in Oregon: Questions about the future:  Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Arts Watch

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