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Links - Tuesday 01 June, 2021

 

 

Obituary - Raimund High, choreographer:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

Obituary - Miss Nesta Bellis, dance teacher:  Olivier Vergnault, Cornwall Live

 

 

Live Review/Feature - R + J RMX, Sydney:  Dan Dixon, Guardian

 

Feature - Dance Diary for May 2021:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Streamed Review - B.DANCE, Rage:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Feature - Eileen Kramer, the dancer aged 106 who bans the world “old”:  Gary Nunn, BBC

 

News - La Scala announces 2021/22 season:  Coleen Barry, Fox 11 via AP

 

News - Cincinnati Ballet announces 2021/22 season:  Nikki Kingery, Cincinnati Business Courier

 

Interview - Esie Mensah, choreographer:  Paula Citron, Ludwig Van Toronto

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Links - Wednesday 02 June, 2021

 

 

News - Royal Opera House announces full details of 2021/22 season:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streaming News - American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company, Spring Festival will be available of 2nd and 3rd June:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Live Review - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Open Air Series - programmes A and B, Pittsburgh:  Steve Sucato, Critical Dance

 

Feature - Lesbians in ballet: ‘Has anyone like me ever walked these halls’:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times

 

Streamed Review - Cirkus Cirkör, Circus Days and Nights:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

News - Issues at Rudra Bejart School:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links - Thursday 03 June, 2021

 

 

Live Review - London:  Nicola Christie, Spectator

English National Ballet, Reunion mixed programme

Royal Ballet, 21st Century Choreographers programme

 

Streamed Review - Royal Ballet, Within the Golden Hour, Optional Family, The Statement, Solo Echo:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

News - Edinburgh International Festival 2021 - dance preview:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman

 

Conversation - Goyo Montero, choreographer (Chacona to be performed by BRB):  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

News - Boston Ballet announces 2021/22 season:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Interview - Esie Mensah, choreographer:  Josephine Minhinnett, Fjord Review

 

Streamed Review - Jasmin Vardimon Company, Canvas:  Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review

 

Streaming News - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Follower:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Audio Podcast - Chloe Angyal (author Turning Pointe):  Charity Nebbe, Iowa Public Radio

 

Feature - Oregon Ballet Theatre is back on stage:  Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Arts Watch

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Links - Friday 04 June, 2021

 

 

Obituary - Carla Fracci, Dancer:  Telegraph

 

 

Live Reviews - Rambert, Drawn From Within, London:

Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

LiveReview - mapdance, 2021 mixed programme, Milton Keynes:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Feature - Kyle Marshall, choreographer:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

News - Dutch National Ballet returns to live performance with limited audience:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streamed  Review - Rhainnon Faith Company, Drowntown:  Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance

 

Streamed Review - Ballet Pécs, Vasarely Etudes:  Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Feature - Rachel Armstrong, English dancer on brink of graduating from the Bolshoi Academy:  Charlotte Wace, Times

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Links - Saturday 05 June, 2021

 

 

Obituary - Violetta Elvin, dancer:  Staff, Times

 

 

Live Reviews - British Ballet Charity Gala:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Debra Craine, Times

Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph

Rachel Elderkin, Stage

 

Live Reviews - Rambert, Draw from Within, London:

Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Feature - Carlos Acosta, AD Birmingham Royal Ballet:  Marianka Swain, Telegraph

 

Feature - Pam Tanowitz, choreographer:  Maddee Clark, The Saturday Paper

 

Live/Streamed Review - Milwaukee Ballet, Encore (mixed programme), Milwaukee:  Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Live Preview Feature - Sydney Dance Company, Impermanence, Canberra:  Amy Martin, Canberra Times

 

Streaming:

 

Previews:

 

New York City Ballet, Vienna Waltzes:  Alan Henry, Broadway World

 

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, Spring Festival:  Alan Henry, Broadway World

 

Reviews:

 

Stephen Petronio Company, mixed programme:  Jen C George, Brooklyn Rail

 

Rhainnon Faith Company, Drowntown:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

 

Cirkus Cirkör, Circus Days and Nights:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance

 

Feature - A choreographed return to theatres:  Noa Weiss, Brooklyn Rail

 

News - iheartdance NYC Announces 4 additional performances this month:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Links, Sunday 6 June

 

Live Reviews:

British Ballet Charity Gala, London & stream: Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Royal Ballet, Apollo, Tchaikovsky Pdd, Dances at a Gathering, London:

Zoe Anderson, Independent

Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack

--- Gallery: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs

 

Washington Ballet, Gala: Washington: Roxanne Roberts, Washington Post

 

A weekend at Kaatsbaan in the rain: Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review

 

Royal New Zealand Ballet, Giselle (Stiefel/Kobborg), Christchurch: Ian Lochhead, Theatreview

 

 

News - A tram for Carla Fracci - tributes and honours: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

 

Interview – Former dancer Gavin Larsen on writing Being a Ballerina, the Power and Perfection of Dancing LifeMarina Harss, Fjord Review

 

 

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Links, Monday 7 June

 

Obituaries:

Lucette Aldous, Dancer: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing (Scroll past review)

 

Violetta Elvin, Dancer:

Judith Cruickshank, Guardian

Staff, Telegraph

 

 

Live Reviews:

Royal Ballet, Apollo, Tchaikovsky Pdd, Dances at a Gathering, London:

Debra Craine, The Times

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Queensland Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Brisbane:

Olivia Stewart, Limelight

Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Levantes Dance Theatre, The Band, Milton Keynes: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Lost Dog/Ben Duke, Paradise Lost (lies unopened before me), London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

 

Streaming Review - Rhiannon Faith Company, Drowntown: Sarah Crompton, The Observer

 

 

Feature - Link between quantum mechanics and ballet: Léa Casse, Times of Malta

 

Book Preview – Swan Dive by Georgina Pazcoguin: Mark Chandler, The Bookseller

 

Gallery – Rachel Armstrong at the Bolshoi Ballet AcademyGuardian

 

Video news - Inside a Muslim ballet school for girls: Shabnam Mahmood, BBC News

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Links, Tuesday 8 June

 

Obituary - Lucette Aldous, Dancer: Karen Van UlzenDance Australia

 

 

Feature - Down the Rabbit Hole in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Ellie Hunt, Varsity

  

Live Reviews:

Queensland Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Brisbane: Denise Richardson, Dance Australia

 

Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Overflow; Wim Vandekeybus, Draw from Within, London: Louise Levene, Financial Times

 

Ephrat Asherie DanceUnderScored, New York: Susanna Sloat, DanceTabs

  

Streaming Preview - Ballet Hispánico to present a virtual showing of Instituto Coreografico: Stephi Wild, BWW Dance

  

News - Daniel Riley to be next AD at Australian Dance Theatre: Karen Van Ulzen, Dance Australia

  

Report – Manchester CollectiveDark Days, Luminous Nights, Salford: Robert Beale, Arts Desk

 

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Links, Wednesday 9 June

 

Obituaries:

Carla Fracci: Jane Pritchard, Guardian

 

Lucette Aldous: Lee Christofis, Limelight

 

 

Live Reviews:

Royal Ballet, Apollo, Tchaikovsky PDD, Dances at a Gathering, London:

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

 

Lyon Dance Biennale: Transverse Orientation, Vocabulary of Need & Others: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

Dancers from NYCB and ABT, Ballet Under the Stars, Charleston, SC: Emily Johnson, Charleston City Paper

 

Live Preview – Bangarra Dance Theatre, SandSong, Sydney/Touring: Steve Dow, Guardian

 

Interview – Robert Battle, AD at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice

 

News:

Dormeshia Wins Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award: Peter Libbey, NY Times

 

Live, in-person dance is back with Seattle International Dance Festival: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

 

No Rising: Dancenorth returns home: Karen Van Ulzen, Dance Australia

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Links, Thursday 10 June

 

Live Reviews:

Northern Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons, London:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

Debra Craine, The Times

Marianka Swain, Telegraph

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle

 

British Ballet Charity Gala, 8 Companies participating, London: Royal Ballet, Apollo, Tchaikovsky PDD, Dances at a Gathering, London: Louise Levene, Spectator

 

Lost Dog/Ben Duke, Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me): Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

 

 

News - Carlos Acosta calls for more ballets that reflect ‘world today’: Giverny Masso, The Stage

 

Profile – Daniel Riley, next AD at Australian Dance Theatre: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Fashion Feature - Fashion Shoot & Video with American Ballet Theatre dancers: Staff, InStyle

 

 

Online Reviews:

Birmingham International Dance Festival, Various Companies: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Kyle Marshall Choreography, Stellar: Tom Phillips, Danceviewtimes

 

Antonio Gades, Blood Wedding: Robert Tanitch, BTG

  

And:

Camilla ‘completely hooked’ on ballet classes!  Laura Elston, Evening Standard  (and elsewhere!)

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Links, Friday 11 June

 

Obituary – Violetta Elvin, Dancer: Anna Kisselgoff, NY Times

 

 

Live Reviews:

Northern Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons, London: Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

 

Rambert, Draw from Within, London: Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs

 

National Ballet of Japan, Raymonda, Tokyo: Naomi Mori, Bachtrack

 

La Scala Theatre Ballet, Four Choreographers, Milan: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

 

News:

Royal Winnipeg Ballet plans for in-person performances starting in October: Staff, CBC

 

Pacific Northwest Ballet says goodbye to 7 dancers in its upcoming Season Encore: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

 

Alberta Ballet bounds back on stage this fall: Staff, Calgary Herald

 

 

Video Preview – Birmingham Royal Ballet, City of a Thousand TradesBBC News

 

Streamed Reviews:

Pacific Northwest Ballet, 6th Digital Programme: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

 

CAMP, Wanted: Tessa Perkins Deneault, Dance Current

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Links, Saturday 12 June

 

Obituary – Carla Fracci, Dancer: Staff, The Times

 

 

Live Reviews:

Birmingham Royal BalletCurated by Carlos – Triple Bill, Birmingham:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph

Donald Hutera, The Times

David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Northern Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons, London:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Vera Liber, BTG

 

Queensland Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Brisbane: Deborah Jones, FollowSpot

 

Trisha Brown Dance Company, In Plain Site – Mixed Bill, Wave Hill: Siobhan Burke, NY TImes

 

 

News - Park Sae Eun becomes Paris Opera Ballet's 1st Asian principal dancer: Park Ji-won, Korea Times

 

 

Stream Reviews:

Pacific Northwest Ballet, 6th Digital program: Rachel Howard, Fjord Review

 

Dutch National Ballet, Prometheus, Grosse Fuge: Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack

 

Washington Ballet, Orpheus, Werner Sonata: Randy Shulman, Metro Weekly

 

Teatro Real de Madrid/Antonio Gades & Carlos SauraCarmen: Robert Tanitch, BTG

 

Ballez/Katy Pyle, Giselle of Loneliness: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

BIDF/Karen Christopher & Tara Fatehi Irani, Always Already: Andrew Edwards, Exeunt

 

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Links, Sunday 13 June

 

Obituary – Mikiko Matsuyama, Dancer: Staff, Asahi Shimbun

 

 

Live Reviews:

British Ballet Charity Gala, 8 participating companies, London: Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

 

Royal Ballet, Apollo, Tchaikovsky PDD, Dances at a Gathering:

David Jays, Sunday Times

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

 

Rambert, Draw from Within, London: David Jays, Sunday Times

 

Bangarra Dance Theatre, SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert, Sydney: Jannson J. Antmann, Limelight

 

  

Features:

The Jabbawockeez reign in Las Vegas: Margaret Fuhrer, NY Times

 

Remember When ... A New York ballet company received mixed reviews: Staff, Glasgow Herald

 

 

Stream Reviews - Pacific Northwest Ballet, 6th Digital Program: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

 

News:

Ballet Festival Korea aims to showcase much more than dance: Yim Seung-Hye, Korea JoonAng Daily

 

Ballet Arkansas reveals 2021-22 season: Eric E. Harrison, Democrat-Gazette

 

Drug and harassment allegations plunge Bejart Ballet into turmoil: Staff, France 24

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Links - Monday 14 June, 2021

 

 

Live:

 

Review - London:  Sarah Crompton, Observer

Royal Ballet, Apollo, Tchaikovsky pdd, Dances at a Gathering,

British Ballet Charity Gala

Northern Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons

 

Review - Royal Ballet, Apollo, Tchaikovsky pdd, Dances at a Gathering, London:  Deborah Weiss, Dance for You Magazine

 

Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Curated by Carlos mixed programme, Birmingham:  Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

 

Review - Northern Ballet, Contemporary Cuts mixed programme, London:  Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance

 

Review - Trisha Brown Dance Company, In Plain Site programme, New York:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times

 

Reviews - Atamira Dance Group, Te Wheke, Auckland:

Mark James Hamilton, NZ Theatreview

Dr Tia Reihana-Morunga, NZ Theatreview

 

Review - Ta’alili Arts Group, Forces of Nature, Auckland:  Lyne Pringle, NZ Theatreview

 

News and Features:

 

News - Pippa Moore, Northern Ballet, awarded MBE:  Mark Lavery, Yorkshire Evening Post

 

Feature - David McAllister, retired AD Australian Ballet:  Nick Miller, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Feature - Christine Shevchenko, American Ballet Theatre:  Staff, Rescue Magazine

 

News - Park Sae-Eun promoted to Étoile at Paris Opera Ballet:  Park Don-kyoo, Chosunilbo

 

News - Jasmine Henry becomes first Australian to join Mariinsky Ballet:  Staff, Dance Australia

 

Streaming and Film:

 

Review - Jacob’s Pillow Virtual Gala:  Ken Ross, Mass Live

 

Preview Feature - Washington Ballet, Werner Sonata:  Kelsey Ables, Washington Post

 

Film Preview (Musical with lots of dance) - In the Heights:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

News Feature - (Boston) Ballet’s brave new world in virtual reality:  Jules Menten, California News Times

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Links - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

 

 

Feature - David Nixon, AD Northern Ballet:  Louise Levene, FT

 

Live Reviews:

 

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Curated by Carlos mixed programme, Birmingham:  Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sandsong, Sydney:

Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

Chantal Nguyễn, Bachtrack

 

Streamed Reviews:

 

Royal Ballet, Apollo, Tchaikovsky pdd, Dances at a Gathering, London:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

2021 CrossCurrent Contemporary Dance Virtual Festival:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Gallery - Rhiannon Faith, DROWNTOWN, London:  Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs

 

Audio Feature - Victoria Morgan, AD Cincinnati  Ballet on her upcoming retirement and more:  Michael Monks, WVXU

 

Feature - Choreographer Christopher Scott talks about the film In the Heights:  Liz Hoggard, Stage

 

News - KVN Dance Company presents Coppelia at The Cockpit in London in September:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

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Links - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

 

 

Live Reviews:

 

Royal Ballet, Apollo, Tchaikovsky pdd, Dances at a Gathering, London:  Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle

 

Northern Ballet, Contemporary Cuts mixed programme, London:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Bangarra Dance Theatre, SandSong, Sydney:  Kate Maguire-Rosier, The Conversation

 

Feature - Darcey Bussell:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

News - Cathy Marston to become Ballet Director at Ballett Zurich:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Streaming:

 

News - 4 Matthew Bourne works to be streamed on BroadwayHD:  Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World

 

Preview - Dancing for Pride: Fresh Meat Festival online:  David-Elijah Nahmod, Bay Area Reporter

 

Live News - 2021/22 Season Announcements:

 

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

Alberta Ballet:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

Feature - The Tango is back.  And it’s never felt more vital:  Peter Marks, Washington Post

 

Feature - Gavin Larsen, dancer:  Karen Campbell, Christian Science Monitor

 

Live Preview Features:

 

Universal Ballet, triple bill, Seoul:  Park Ji-Won, Korea Times

 

Dance NOW! Miami, Dorian’s Reflection, Miami:  Orlando Taquechel, Miami Herald

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Links - Thursday 17 June, 2021

 

 

Live Review - Northern Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons, Contemporary Cuts mixed programme, London:  Deborah Weiss, Dance For You Magazine

 

News - Birmingham Royal Ballet announces 2021/22 season:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

News - 2 principal dancers leaving Sarasota Ballet:  Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

News - Daniel Riley announced as Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre:  Mahalia Carter, ABC

 

News - Natalia Osipova pulls out of Mikhailovsky Ballet performances:  Mark Bennetts, Times

 

Feature - Alessandra Ferri:  Valentina Bonelli, Fjord Review

 

Feature - Hidden History:  The dancers of St-Paul:  Guy Hibbert, France Today

 

Audio Feature - Documentary Ballerina Boys (about The Trocks):  Ari Shapiro, NPR

 

Film Review - In the Heights:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Feature - Ensemble Espagnol Spanish Dance Theater:  Catey Sullivan, Chicago Sun Times

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Links - Friday 18 June, 2021

 

 

Live Reviews - English National Ballet, Solstice mixed programme, London:

Louise Levene, FT

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Donald Hutera, Times

 

Live Review - Northern Ballet, Contemporary Cuts mixed programme, Leeds:  Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Feature - Five pioneering black ballerinas - ‘we have to have a voice’:  Karen Valby, NY Times

 

Streamed Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Curious Kingdom, Veil Between Worlds:  Michael van Baker, The Sunbreak

 

Streamed Review - Scottish Dance Theatre, The Life and Times:  Graham Watts, Dance Tabs

 

Live Preview - Dance Against Cancer 2021, New York:  Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World

 

Feature - Israel Galvin, Flamenco dancer:  Nobuko Tanaka, Japan Times

 

Feature - Meet the extraordinary dancers of Saskatoon’s wheelchair dance team:  Michelle Berg, Windsor Star

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Links, Saturday 19 June

 

Live Reviews:

Royal Ballet, Apollo, Tchaikovsky PDD, Dance at a Gathering, London: G J Dowler, Classical Source

 

Northern Ballet, Contemporary Cuts 2021 Mixed Bill, London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

 

English National BalletSolstice – Mixed Bill, London:

Rosemary Waugh, The i

Vera Liber, BTG

Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

 

Bangarra Dance Theatre, SandSongSydney:

Deborah Jones, FollowSpot

Geraldine Higginson, Dance Australia

 

Pacific Dance Festival 2021, Hypa-Mass, Auckland: Mark James Hamilton, Theatreview

 

 

Live Previews:

Royal Ballet, Beauty Mixed Programme: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

Dance Against Cancer, Outside, Live and Streaming, New York: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

 

 

1961 Archive - Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev asks for asylum: Richard Nelsson, Guardian

 

Features:

Ballet’s brave new world in virtual reality: Genevieve Curtis, Financial Times

 

Project Animo dance collective for retired dancers: Nick Miller, The Age

 

Rehashed News - The Ballet Star and the Russian Magnate: A Feud Roils the Dance World: Javier C. Hernandez, NY Times

 

 

Looking for a dance class? 

The best dance classes London has to offer: Annabel Arkwright, Culture Whisper

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Links, Sunday 20 June

 

Live Reviews:

English National BalletSolstice – Mixed Bill, London:

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

Rachel Elderkin, The Stage

 

Northern Ballet, Swan Lake (Nixon), Leeds: Rich Jevons, Reviews Hub

 

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cinderella (Bintley), Birmingham: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

BRB, Curated by Carlos Mixed Bill; Northern Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons & Contemporary Cuts: David Jays, Sunday Times

 

Rebound Dance Company, The Case of …, Christchurch: Dr Ian Lochhead, Theatreview

 

Live Preview - Sadler's Wells Breakin' Convention 2021: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

 

Stream Reviews – Scottish Dance Theatre, Life and Times:

Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review

Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

 

 

Feature - Dipping into Wearable Robotics and Performance with New Movement Collective’s Project XO Remote: Josephine Leask, DanceTabs

 

News - New Adventures dancer breaking down racial barriers in dance: Nigel Barlow, About Manchester

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Links, Monday 21 June

 

Live Reviews:

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cinderella (Bintley), Birmingham: Donald Hutera, The Times

 

English National BalletSolstice – Mixed Bill, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Northern Ballet, Contemporary Cuts – Mixed Bill, London: Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Northern School of Contemporary DanceVerve – Mixed Bill, Leeds: Rich Jevons, Reviews Hub

 

Bonnie Curtis/Brand X, Limits, Sydney: Jill Sykes, SMH

 

Kia Mau Festival/Tulou, TināWellington: Xavier Muao Breed, Theatreview

 

 

Online Reviews:

British Ballet Charity Gala, 8 Participating Companies: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

 

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Season Encore & School Celebration: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

San Francisco Ballet SchoolVirtual Festival: Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

 

Scottish Dance TheatreThe Life and Times: Kelly Apter, Scotsman

 

 

Preview - Stravinsky celebrated in music and dance in Italian festivals: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

  

Feature - Emerging Choreographer Xanthe GeevesDance Australia

 

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Links - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

 

 

Live:

Reviews - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cinderella, Birmingham:

Louise Levene, FT

Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph

 

Review - English National Ballet, Solstice mixed programme, London:  Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Review - Hong Kong Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, Honk Kong:  Kevin Ng, HK Economic Journal

 

Review - Kia Mau Festival/Tulou, Tinā, Wellington:  Xavier Muao Breed, Stuff

 

Review - Rambert School, mixed programme, London:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Review - Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg, Future Cargo, Salford:  Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

 

Preview - Hofesh Shechter Company, Double Murder, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Preview - Rawcus Ensemble/Marc Brew, Glass, Melbourne:  Alexa Criscitiello, Broadway World

 

 

Streamed:

 

Review - Dutch National Ballet, The Four Seasons, The Two of Us:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance

 

Review - Antonio Gades, Fuenteovejuna:  Robert Tanitch, British Theatre Guide

 

 

Feature - Nine new names in Russian ballet you should know:  Anna Galayda, Russia Beyond

 

Feature - Arielle Smith, choreographer:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Feature - Nadia Boodoo, Washington Ballet: the Black ballet celeb taking on racism in ballet:  Mary Scott Manning, Washingtonian

 

Feature - Project Animo - a new dance collective in Australia:  Thuy On, Performing Arts Hub

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Links - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

 

 

Live Reviews:

 

English National Ballet, Solstice mixed programme, London:  Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle

 

Hong Kong Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, Hong Kong:  Natasha Rogai, South China Morning Post

 

Molissa Fenley/Lloyd Knight, State of Darkness, New York:  Marina Harss, DanceTabs

 

From New Zealand:

 

Atamira Dance Company, Te Wheke, Wellington:  Megan Seawright, NZ Theatreview

 

Dance Plant Collective, Magnificent Remains, Auckland:  Lucien Johnson, NZ Theatreview

 

Pacific Dance Festival 2021, double bill, Auckland:  Mark James Hamilton, NZ Theatreview

 

TE MAURI O PŌHUTU (Installations with dance), Wellington:  Deidre Tarrant, NZ Theatreview

 

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

 

Streamed Review - Dutch National Ballet, Beethoven: Prometheus, Grosse Fugue:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance

 

News - National Ballet of Canada announced 2021/22 season, inc. Karen Kain’s Swan Lake:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

News - National Ballet of Canada announces promotions for 2021/22 season:  Alexa Criscitiello, Broadway World

 

News - Pennsylvania Ballet changes name to Philadelphia Ballet and announces 2021/22 season:  Peter Dobrin, Philadelphia Inquirer

 

Feature - “Scottish Ballet on tiptoes over racism”:  Mark Horne, Times

 

Feature - “The uncertain future of Venezuelan Ballet”:  Stephanie Mejías, Pulitzer Center

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Links - Thursday 24 June, 2021

 

 

Live:

 

Reviews - Northern Ballet:

Swan Lake, Leeds:  Geoffrey Mogridge, Ilkley Gazette

Dangerous Liaisons, London:  Maggie Foyer, Critical Dance

 

Review - Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg, Future Cargo, Salford:  James Varney, Exeunt

 

 

DVD Feature - Hamburg Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream:  adapted from the German by Brenda Haas, DW

 

 

Streamed:

 

Review - Ballet am Rhein, Come In:  Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Review - Diablo Ballet, Love Stories:  Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance

 

 

News:  

 

Miami City Ballet announces promotions & new dancers:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

New York City Ballet announces designers for 2021 Fall Fashion Gala:  Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World

 

Milwaukee Ballet announces 2021/22 season:  Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Dance Theatre of Harlem receives $10m gift:  Staff, NY Amsterdam News

 

The Royal Ballet & Imperfect Pointes launch sustainable activewear collection:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

London ballet school looks to expand to Muslim countries including Saudi Arabia:  Zaynab, Khojji, Arab News

 

 

Feature - Leslie Caron, actor & dancer, at 90:  Simon Hattenstone, Irish Times

 

 

And finally…

 

Feature - Salvatore Ferragamo releases new shoe collection “Let’s Dance” (with film):  Rebekah Clark, Grazia

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Links - Friday 25 June, 2021

 

 

Obituary - Ron Smedley, folk dancer & teacher:  Derek Schofield, Guardian

 

 

Live Reviews:

 

English National Ballet, Solstice mixed programme, London:  Deborah Weiss, Dance For You Magazine

 

West Australian Ballet, State, Perth:

Rita Clarke, Limelight

Jessie Stoelwinder, The West Australian

Leigh Andrew Hill, Out in Perth

 

Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sandsong, Sydney:  Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review

 

Northern Ballet, Contemporary Cuts, London:  Stuart Sweeney, Critical Dance

 

Aloalii Tapu, Forces of Nature, Auckland:  Seumanutafa AP McCarthy, NZ Theatreview

 

Streamed Reviews:

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Spring Gala:  Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Sergei Polunin/Polunin Ink, Rasputin:  Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

 

Tamar Rogoff, A Plague on All our Houses:  Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal / Dance Beat

 

News Feature - Alice Top launches new dance collective - The Animo Project:  Rhys Ryan, Limelight

 

5 Questions - Gregory Maqoma about The Global Playground:  Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

 

Film P/review - Bare:  Phuong Le, Guardian

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Links - Saturday 26 June, 2021

 

 

Feature - Natalia Osipova, Royal Ballet:  Helen Brown, Telegraph

 

Gallery - Royal Ballet, Beauty mixed programme, London:  Foteini Chrisofilopoulou, DanceTabs

 

Live Review - BalletX, mixed programme, Philadelphia:  Ellen Dunkel, Philadelphia Inquirer

 

Feature - A graceful place where Bhangra and Bollywood meet:  Marina Bolotnikova, NY Times

 

Review - #Queertheballet, Animals & Angels and Q&A afterwards:  Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review

 

News - Kevin Irving resigns as AD Oregon Ballet Theatre:  Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Arts Watch

 

News - Olga Moiseyeva, Mariinsky dancer, dies at 92:  Slipped Disc

 

Feature - Ballet Philippines in 2020 and what lies ahead for 2021/22:  Franz Sorilla IV, Tatler (Asia)

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Links - Sunday 27 June, 2021

 

 

Live:

 

Reviews:  David Jays, Times

English National Ballet, Solstice mixed programme, London

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cinderella, Birmingham

 

Preview - Dorrance Dance at Jacob’s Pillow:  Geoff Edgers, Washington Post

 

Preview - Vail Dance Festival 2021:  Michael Wade Simpson, Culture Vulture

 

Feature - Laurretta Summerscales & István Simon on returning to the stage and dancers’ mental health:  Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

Q&A - Christopher Scott, choreographer:  Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

 

Gallery - Sadler’s Wells Wild Card: Christopher Matthews/Formed View, My body’s an exhibition, London:  Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs

 

Review - Versa-Style Dance Company, Origins of Hip Hop, Glendale:  Valerie-Jean Miller,  Broadway World

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Links - Monday 28 June, 2021

 

 

Live:

Reviews - Royal Ballet, Beauty mixed programme, London:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Zoe Anderson, Independent

Debra Craine, Times

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph

 

Feature - Karen Kain, retiring AD of National Ballet of Canada:  Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator

 

News - 21st National Dance Awards - the winners:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Streamed:

Reviews - Sarah Crompton, Observer

Hofesh Shechter, Political Mother

Scottish Dance Theatre, The Life and Times

 

Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Digital 20/21 Season - Rep VI:  Dean Speer, Critical Dance

 

Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Digital 20/21 Season - Season Encore:  Dean Speer, Critical Dance

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Links - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

 

 

Live:  

Reviews - Royal Ballet, Beauty mixed programme, London:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Rosemary Waugh, The i

 

Review - English National Ballet, Solstice mixed programme, London:  GJ Dowler, Classical Source

 

Review - British Ballet Charity Gala, London:  Deborah Weiss, Dance For You Magazine

 

Review - West Australian Ballet, STATE mixed programme, Perth:  Jo Pickup, Performing Arts Hub

 

Review - Sadler’s Wells Wild Card: Christopher Matthews/Formed View, My body’s an exhibition, London:  Richard Maguire, Reviews Hub

 

Review - Atamira Dance Company, Te Wheke, Christchurch:  Dr Ian Lochhead, NZ Theatreview

 

News:  

Scottish Ballet heralds return to stage with Gene Kelly ballet:  John Preece, Edinburgh Reporter

 

Royal Ballet cancels Summer Draft Works due to Covid isolations:  Nick Duffy, The i

 

Yorkshire Ballet Seminars announce To The Barre, a live Q&A with legends of the ballet world:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

Diverse dance companies get a lift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott:  Laura Zornosa, NY Times

 

Streamed Review - La Guardia High School, Graduation Dance Concert 2021:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

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Links - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

 

 

Features:

Tributes to Karen Kain, retiring AD of National Ballet of Canada:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Black dance stories:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times

 

The parent’s guide to break dancing:  Marianka Swain, Telegraph

 

Live:

Review - West Australian Ballet, STATE mixed programme, Perth:  Isabelle Leclezio, Dance Australia

 

Preview - Manchester International Festival 2021:

Boris Charmatz, Sea Change, Manchester:  Sophie Harris, Guardian

Postcards from Now (5 Films):  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Review - Verb Ballet, Director’s Choice mixed programme, Cleveland:  Roy Berko, Broadway World

 

News - Alberta Ballet & the Canadian National Brass Project collaborate on film tribute to Canada’s frontline workers:  Michele Jarvie, Regina Leader-Post

 

Streamed:

Preview - American Ballet Theatre, Summer Celebration 2021:  Alexa Criscitiello, Broadway World

 

Review - Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Threshold:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

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