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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






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


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




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



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



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



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



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




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




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




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





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




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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