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Links - Thursday 01 July, 2021




Reviews - Royal Ballet, Beauty mixed programme, London:

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle


Preview - Royal Ballet, The Dante Project, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Review - Aterballetto, Don Juan, Ravenna:  Valentina Bonelli, Fjord Review


Preview - Parsons Dance, mixed programme, Park City Utah:  Scott Iwasaki, Park Record



Storm damages the roof and floods the stage of Stuttgart Opera House:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World



David Hallberg, AD Australian Ballet, takes the lead on new Australian dance festival:

Nick Miller, The Age

Deborah Jones, Limelight


Lucinda Childs, choreographer:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Freed of London, pointe shoe makers:  Emilie Murphy, Business Insider


How Charlotte Ballet worked through Covid:  Page Leggett, Charlotte Observer


Dance Diary for June:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


Freefall Dance Company (BRB):  Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia


Footwork, the Chicago-born music-and-dance form:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


The artist-led Chocolate Factory Theater moves home:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times



Preview - American Ballet Theatre, Summer Celebration 2021:  Alan Henry, Broadway World


P/review - Hofesh Shechter Company, Political Mother: The final cut:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Video Report - 11th Ballet Festival of Korea roundup, Seoul:  Reina, Arirang

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Links - Friday 02 July, 2021



Interview - Valentino Zucchetti, Royal Ballet:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Live Review - Royal Ballet, Beauty mixed programme, London:  GJ Dowler, Classical Source


Streamed Review - Stuttgart Ballet, New/Works:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Audio Interview - Karen Kain, retiring AD National Ballet of Canada:  Sheena Goodyear, CBC


Video Feature - Alonzo King, AD Alonzo King Lines Ballet:  PBS


News - Elmhurst Ballet School presents its first-ever streamed performance:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World


Feature - Ashton Edwards is breaking down gender barriers in ballet:  Staff, Pointe Magazine


Feature - Sonya Tayeh, choreographer:  Rosie Colosi, NBC News

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Links - Saturday 03 July, 2021




Review - English National Ballet, Solstice mixed programme, London:  Stuart Sweeney, Critical Dance


Review - Jacob’s Pillow Festival: Dorrance Dance, Jacob’s Pillow:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review - Motionhouse, Wild, Northampton:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Review - Manchester International Festival/Boris Charmatz, Sea Change, Manchester:  Alex Mistlin, Guardian


Review - Gifford’s Circus, The Hooley, London:  Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance


Book Review - Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel & Jill Nunes Jensen, The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet:  Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance


News - Ballet Tech (New York) announces new Artistic Director:  Peter Libby, NY Times


Feature - Max Richter, composer:  Nicola Moulton, FT

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Links, Sunday 4 July


Obituary – June Finch, Teacher of Cunningham Technique: Siobhan Burke, NY Times




The Royal Ballet School reunites onstage: Ginanne Brownell, NY Times


A parent’s guide to breakdancing: Marianka Swain, Telegraph



Live Reviews:

Royal Ballet, Beauty Mixed Programme, London: David Jays, Sunday Times


Ballet Central, Extracts from Highland Fling & Le Corsaire, Jigsaw, Corby/Touring: David Mead, Seeing Dance


Mudra Dance Company, NavarasaLower Hutt: Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing



News - Dancing on the Edge festival, Vancouver: Staff, Straight.com

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Links, Monday 5 July


Analysis - Who’ll fill Karen Kain’s shoes at the National Ballet of Canada? We name a few hypothetical candidates: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star



Live Reviews:

Breakin’ Convention, Sadler’s Wells, London:

Donald Hutera, The Times

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Theatre-Rites, The Global Playground, Manchester: Kate Wyver, Guardian


Mudra Dance Company, NavarasaLower Hutt: Lyne Pringle, Theatreview



Interview - New John Neumeier work brings two Italian dancers back home: Graham Spicer, Gramilano



Photo Essay - Cheek to cheek: keeping the tango alive in Buenos Aires during Covid: Natalie Alcoba &

Anita Pouchard Serra, Guardian


Books - "Turning Pointe" examines the changes needed to carry Ballet Into the future: April Deocariza, Pointe Magazine



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Links, Tuesday 6 July


Feature - ‘You’re never comfortable as a dancer’: brilliant ballerina Beatriz Stix-Brunell’s next step: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian



Live Reviews:

Royal Ballet, Beauty Mixed Programme, London: Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk


Christopher Matthews, My body’s an exhibition, London: Rachel Nouchi,  BTG


Live Preview - National Youth Dance CompanySpeak Volumes, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper



Streaming Review – Semperoper Ballett, Mixed 6-Bill: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard



Feature - Lee Christofis and 60 years watching dance: Dance Australia


Report – In Real Life: How Australian audiences engage with art in a digital space: Michael Kaufmann, Limelight



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Links, Wednesday 7 July


History - Nijinsky’s notation for “L’Après-midi d’un faune”: a conversation with Ann Hutchinson Guest and Claudia Jeschke: Alastair Macaulay, Blog



News & Features:

The Royal Ballet Announces Company Joiners for the 2021 / 22 Season: Chloe Rabinowitz, BWW UK


Dance lovers ask why the Pennsylvania Ballet is now the Philadelphia Ballet: Camille Bacon-Smith, Broad Street Review


5 foreigners who have become ballet stars in Russia: Anna Galayda, RBTH


Davide Dato in Italian premiere of Uwe Scholz's Rite of Spring: Graham Spicer, Gramilano



Interview – Daniel Camargo, now with Hong Kong Ballet: Zabrina Lo, Tatler HK  (Keep on scrolling!)



Live Reviews:

Manchester International Festival: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Breakin’ Convention, Sadler’s WellsLondon: Tejas Rawal, The Stage


Jacob’s Pillow Festival, Week 1 – Dorrance Dance and others: Robert Greskovic, Wall St Journal


Live Preview – Rachel Meyer, Mama, do we die when we sleep? Vancouver: Charlie Smith, Straight.com

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Links, Thursday 8 July


News - ‘I wanted this next challenge,’ says Hope Muir, the new artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada:

Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail

Nancy Webb, Charlotte Observer




American Ballet Theater Is going on a bus tour to unexpected destinations: Jordi Lippe-McGraw, Forbes Magazine


Funding Dance in New Zealand? Mark Amery, Dominion Post



Live Reviews:

Christopher Matthews / Formed View, My Body’s An Exhibition, London: Josephine Leask, DanceTabs


Chamber Made, System Error, Melbourne: Andrew Fuhrmann, The Age



Live Previews:

Royal Ballet, Giselle, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


CAMP, Pam, Vancouver: Charlie Smith, Straight.com


Coming up in Melbourne, Project Animo and moreValerie Lawson, dancelines



Streaming Preview – Rambert, Summer Livestream 2021: Eye Candy, Rouge: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

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Links, Friday 9 July


Live Review - Royal Ballet, Beauty Mixed Programme, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Live Preview – Wen Wei Dance, Two, Vancouver: Charlie Smith, Straight.com



Streaming Review - Paris Opera Ballet, Body and Soul: Jessica Lockhart, Arts Fuse


Streaming Preview – Royal Ballet, Agnus Dei: Alexa Criscitiello, BWW UK



Feature - Using the Wisdom of Dance to Find Our Way Back to Our Bodies: Gia Kourlas, NY Times



And, of course:

London designers reimagine pointe shoes for the Royal Opera House:  Samantha Conti, WWD

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Links, Saturday 10 July


Interview - Mats Ek on working with The Royal Ballet, Covid and Retirement: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Feature - As Karen Kain retires from the National Ballet, the dance community reflects on her legacy: Sarah Laing, Globe and Mail


Opinion - Philadelphia Ballet should go back to its roots, including hiring local dancers: Sharon Skeel, Philadelphia Inquirer



Live Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cinderella (Bintley), Plymouth: Karen Bussell, BTG


Live Preview – Lauren Lovette/Festival Ballet  Ensemble, Gala with NYCB, ABT & SFB dancers, New York: Alexa Criscitiello, BWW


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Links - Sunday 11 July, 2021



Interview - Wayne McGregor:  Arifa Akbar, Guardian



Preview - New York City Ballet at SPAC, Saratoga Springs:  Geraldine Freedman, Daily Gazette

Featurette - Sara Adams, NYCB on returning to SPAC:  Geraldine Freedman, Daily Gazette


Preview - Lauren Lovette/Festival Ballet Ensemble, Gala with dancers from NYCB, ABT & SFB, New York:  Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance


Review (some dance included) - Circolombia, Coventry:  David Mead, Seeing Dance



Review - Diablo Ballet, Love Stories 2021:  Dean Speer, Critical Dance


Feature - Van Cleef & Arpels ballerina clips:  Hannah Silver, Wallpaper

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Links - Monday 12 July, 2021



Obituary, Violetta Elvin, dancer:  Sally Jaine, Guardian




Review - Australian Ballet, Anna Karenina, Adelaide:  Alison Flett, In Daily


Review - Pam Tanowitz Dance, I was waiting for the echo of a better day, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review - Manchester International Festival 2021:

Boris Charmatz, Sea Change

Akram Khan, Breathless Puppets (Animation)



Reviews - Royal Ballet, Beauty mixed programme:

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

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Links - Tuesday 13 July, 2021




Review - American Ballet Theatre, mixed programme, Chaska:  Sheila Regan, Star Tribune


Review - Australian Ballet, Anna Karenina, Adelaide:  Maggie Tonkin, Dance Australia


Review - Spitalfields Music Festival/Kim Brandstrup, Dancing with Apollo, London:    Tim Ashley, Guardian


Preview Feature - Alexis Fletcher & co, Tuning, Vancouver:  Charlie Smith, Straight.com


Gallery - Rosie Kay Company, Romeo + Juliet (in the studio):  Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Film Feature - Unpacking “In the Heights” choreographic film references:  Phoebe Macrossan, The Conversation


Netflix Review - Jiva! (About South African dance):  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

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Links - Wednesday 14 July, 2021



Feature - Does the arts need a Euro 2020 moment?:  Amanda Parker, The Voice



Review - American Ballet Theatre, mixed programme, Chaska:  Staff, The Pink Report News


Preview - Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, En Route, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Preview - Suzy Piani and Bonnie Neate, Unveiled, Canberra:  Amy Martin, Canberra Times


Preview - Ballet Sun Valley’s 2021 Festivals, Sun Valley:  Dean Speer, Critical Dance


Gallery - ROH Unlocked: The pointe shoe display:  Felix Bischof, The Week



New York City Center announces 2021/22 season:  Peter Libbey, NY Times


Dance/USA releases new study on the impact of Covid-19 on the dance field:  Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World


Ballet Arizona announces 2021/22 season:  Suelen Rivera, KTAR News



Preview - Australian Ballet, And we danced:  Kevin Perry, TV Black Box


Review - Ballet West, In the Balance:  India Brown, Daily Utah Chronicle


Book Review - JoAnna Mendi Shaw, Physical Listening: A dancer’s interspecies journey:  Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal / Dance Beat

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Links - Thursday 15 July, 2021



Obituary - Don Martin, choreographer and teacher:  Makeda Easter, LA Times



Interview - Osiel Gouneo, Bayerisches Staatsballett:  Lydia Murray, Pointe Magazine



Review - New York City Ballet, Short Stories mixed programme, Saratoga:  Geraldine Freedman, Daily Gazette


Audio Feature - New York City Ballet returns to SPAC:  Sarah LaDuke, WAMC


Preview - Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, Generations of Genius, Miami:  Sean Erwin, Miami New Times


Documentary Review/Feature - Can you bring it: Bill T Jones and D-Man in the Water:

John Paul King, Los Angeles Blade

Radheyan Simonpillai, Guardian


Book Feature - Georgina Pazcoguin, Swan Dive: The making of a rogue ballerina:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Feature - Christine Friday, Indigenous artist/dancer:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Exhibition - Tribute to the late Khmer dancer Em Theay, Phnom Penh:  Hong Raksmey, Phnom Penh Post

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Links - Friday 16 July, 2021



Obituary - Oleg Briansky, dancer & teacher:  Anna Kisselgoff, NY Times





Reviews - New York City Ballet, Short Stories mixed programme, Saratoga:

Tresca Weinstein, Times Union

Jay Rogoff, WAMC


Review - Australian Ballet, Anna Karenina, Adelaide:  Diana Carroll, Arts Hub


Review - Royal Ballet School, Summer Performance, London:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Review - Dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet & Royal Ballet, mixed programme, Copenhagen:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times


Live Previews - Nutcracker, London: 

Royal Ballet:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

English National Ballet:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Review - Theatre Rites, The Global Playground, Manchester:  James Varney, Exeunt


Review - Tupua Tigafua, Ciggie butts in the sand, Wellington:  Anton Carter, NZ Theatreview

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Links - Saturday 17 July, 2021




Review - Australian Ballet, Anna Karenina, Adelaide:  Jane Howard, The Saturday Paper


Review - Royal Ballet School, Summer Performance, London:  Viki Westall-Eyre, Dance for You Magazine


Review - River to River Festival 2021, New York:  Noa Weiss, Brooklyn Rail




Review - American Ballet Theatre, A Summer Celebration:  Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance


Review - Rambert, Eye Candy, Rouge:  Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review


Preview Feature - Aunts Goes Public!, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review - Theatre Rites, The Global Playground:  David Chadderton, British Theatre Guide



Feature - Blakeley White-McGuire & Daniel Fetecua Soto talk about their new duet The Tongue of the Flame:  Cecilia Whalen Fjord Review


Interview - Melanie George & Ali Rosas-Salas, curatorial team members at Jacob’s Pillow:  Thomas Ford, Brooklyn Rail


Feature - Tanz.Köln/Kolumba, The subtle interplay between the I and the me:  Maximiliane Leuschner, Brooklyn Rail


Feature - Dancing with Robots:  Catie Cuan, Scientific American

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Links, Sunday 18 July


Feature – Powerful Artists prove it’s time to end Ageism in Dance: Sarah Parker, Observer (NY)



Live Reviews:

Ballet Hispánico, Tiburones, Batucada Fantástica, 18+1, Jacob’s Pillow: Janine Parker, Berkshire Eagle


Pioneers Go East Collective, Lucky Star (0.3), New York: Adrienne Sowers, Reviews Hub



Stream Reviews:

Rambert, Eye Candy, Rouge: Vera Liber, BTG


Spring Festival, Three Preludes, Words; A Time There Was; Act III, Don Q: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat



Archive, 1981 - Australian Ballet strikes for its principals: Richard Coleman, Brisbane Times


Documentary Review – Joy Womack: The White SwanMichelle Potter, ... on dancing

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Links, Monday 19 July


Feature – The NYCB and Broadway dancer whose lockdown business bloomed: Lucy Ash, BBC News



Live Reviews:

Royal Ballet School, Annual Matinee Performance, London: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Preview – City Ballet of San Diego, On the Move Double Bill, San Diego: Marcia Manna, SD Union-Tribune



Stream Review - Royal BalletBeauty Mixed Programme: Sarah Crompton, The Observer



Documentary Review – Joy Womack: The White SwanDavid Mead, SeeingDance


Book Review - Rogue Ballerina by Georgina Pazcoguin: Laura Pullman, Sunday Times


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Links, Tuesday 20 July


Live Reviews:

Ballet Hispánico, Mixed Bill, Jacob’s Pillow: Janine Parker, Boston Globe


Nervi Festival, A captivating dance tribute to Stravinsky: Graham Spicer, Gramilano



Stream Reviews - Rambert, Eye Candy, Rouge, London:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Emily May, The Stage


Stream Preview – Co3 Contemporary Dance, Archives of Humanity: Staff, Dance Australia




Covers of ballet publications by celebrated artists: Alastair Macaulay, Blog


Park Sae-eun, Etoile at Paris Opera Ballet: Yonhap via Korea Herald

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Links, Wednesday 21 July


Interview – Hope Muir, next AD at National Ballet of Canada: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times



Live Review - Lauren Lovette & Colleagues, Why It Matters – Mixed Bill, New York: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance



Stream Review - Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina BauschSchlafende Frau: Veronica Posth, SeeingDance



News - Rome Opera Ballet announces 2021-2022 season: Graham Spicer, Gramilano


A new Podcast - Talking Pointes: Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review

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Links, Thursday 22 July


Live Reviews:

Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Dance at Dusk – Mixed Bill, Los Angeles: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review


Immigrant Lessons, How do we co-exist?  CAMP, Pam, Vancouver: Alina Blackett, Straight.com


News – ABT to return to Lincoln Center in October: Peter Libbey, NY Times



Beatriz Stix-Brunell: From the Royal Ballet to undergrad at Stanford: Kathleen J. Sullivan, Stanford Today


Moving away from the family for a ballet career: Rachel Hellwig, Pointe Magazine


The enduring appeal of pointe shoes: Denise Richardson, Dance Australia


Digital Transformation of Dance: Sophie Bress, Fjord Review

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Links, Friday 23 July


Live Review - Dance struggles to maintain its footing at Avignon Festival: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Documentary – Ailey: A poetic look at the man behind the dances:

Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Andrew Gans, Playbill


Feature - Samuel Hobbs' dance company push/Fold preps for Mexico City: Elizabeth Whelan, Oregon Artswatch


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Links, Saturday 24 July



Adam Cooper: Singin’ in the rain once again: Debra Craine, The Times


Archie Burnett, a Vogue Legend: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Boston Ballet’s Dance in VR series breaks the wall between viewer and performer: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe




Yuan Yuan Tan & Colleagues, Magical Night at the Art Museum, Shanghai: Ma Yue, Shanghai Daily


Mary-Jane O’Reilly & Others, Ballet Noir – Giselle with a difference, Auckland: Felicity Molloy, Theatreview


360 Allstars at London Wonderground:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Isaac Ouro-Gnao, The Stage

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard



Preview – Antalya State Opera & Ballet, Pandemic: Staff, Hurriyet Daily News



And now for something different:

Review: Coppelia – A Mystery, Newcastle-under-Lyme: Natalie Douglas, The Stage

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Links - Sunday 25 July, 2021



Feature - Carlos Acosta, ballet’s Renaissance man, dances towards his 50s:  David Jays, Sunday Times


Streamed Review - Rambert, Eye Candy, Rouge:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance


Feature - Tom Oakley, the boy with cystic fibrosis who dances for his life:  Liam Kelly, Sunday Times


Featurette - Anna Gallardo Lobaina, Royal New Zealand Ballet:  Emma Page, Stuff


Feature - The role of dance in African culture:  Mary Morajeyo Okewola, Global Sisters' Report


Feature - In post-Irving era, Oregon Ballet Theatre puts its trust in (Peter) Franc:  Jason Vondersmith, Portland Tribune


Video - Meet Philadelphia’s House dancers preserving the soul of the scene:  Kelly Whalen, KQED


Feature - The woman who dreamed of banking … and belly dancing:  Nadine Wojakovski, Jewish Chronicle

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Links - Monday 26 July, 2021



Documentary Feature - What made Mr Ailey Mr Ailey:  Linda Matchan, Washington Post


Feature - Dancing, hopes and the pandemic: four dancers talk:  Alessandro Bizzotto, Dance for You Magazine


Review - This week in dance:  Sarah Crompton, Observer

Live:  Carlos Acosta, On Before, Norwich

Streamed:  Rambert, Eye Candy, Rouge


Review - English National Ballet School, Summer Show, London:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance


Review - Gallim, You are here, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review - Jeanefer Jean-Charles, Black Victorians, Milton Keynes:  Sanjoy Roy, Guardian


Streamed Review - Phoenix Dance Theatre, The Rite of Spring:  Robert Tanitch, British Theatre Guide


Video Feature - American Ballet Theatre’s executive director on the company’s return to the stage:  Anjali Sundaram, CNBC


Review - Tokyo Olympics, Opening Ceremony:  Arifa Akbar, Observer

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