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Links – Wednesday 1 September


Q&A Session - James Whiteside thinks The Legend of Zelda would make a great ballet: Sarah Bahr, NY Times


Bay Area Diary – Dance events scheduled for the San Francisco area: Philip Mayard, Bay Area Reporter


Preview - Dancers in Split to perform for an audience of one: Emily Wilson, SF Classical Voice


News:  Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes to premiere on PBS in September: Andrew Gans, Playbill

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Links – Thursday 2 September


News Features:

Ailey II names a new Artistic Director, Francesca Harper: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


NYCB appoints Diana Taylor as its first female Board Chair: Julia Jacobs, NY Times




Sasha Waltz & Guests, remains, Berlin: Veronica Posth,  SeeingDance


Gary Clarke & Dancers, Chronicles, Huddersfield: Rich Jevons, Reviews Hub


Preview - Vancouver International Flamenco Festival: Charlie Smith, Straight.com



Stream Review – Joffrey Ballet, The Green Table: Robert Tanitch, BTG


Autumn Diary – Portland Area: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch


Books – Mark Morris, Out LoudMichael Meylac, Behind the scenes at the Ballets Russes:  Jennifer Shennan, ...  on dancing



Theatre Preview - Ida Rubinstein: The Final Act, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

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Links – Friday 3 September


Review - Ayden Brouwers & Lizzie Morris, Sound Cistem, London: Kate Wyver, Guardian


Film/Live/Touring – Frauke Requardt/David Rosenberg, Future Cargo: Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review



National Ballet of Canada, Angels’ Atlas: Alicia Cox Thomson, Maclean's


National Ballet of China to revive Nureyev’s Don QuixoteStaff, China.org




World Ballet Day 2021 announced as 19 October:

Marianka Swain, BWW UK

Graham Spicer, Gramilano


English National Ballet’s new HQ voted London’s ‘Building of the year”: Alistair Lockhart, My London


NYCB’s Nutcracker to return with new rules for children: Javier C Hernandez, NY Times


Joan Myers Brown, a powerhouse of Black Dance Is retiring (mostly): Charmaine Patricia Warren, NY Times



Stream Review – Gauthier Dance, Swan Lakes Triple Bill: David Mead, SeeingDance



And if you have time:

A long cautionary tale around an “American National Ballet”: Alice Robb, Vanity Fair

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Links – Saturday 4 September



A Tribute to Margot Fonteyn, 23 May 1979 - the Programme: Alastair Macaulay, Blog


JoAnn M Hunter, choreographer: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times



Reviews – KVN Dance Company, Coppelia (Allen & different!), London:

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

David Mead, SeeingDance




Wayne McGregor to choreograph the Abba return: Ben Beaumont-Thomas & Mark Brown, Guardian


Houston Ballet choreographer Christopher Bruce steps down after 32 years: Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle


Hip Hop International to dance again in L.A., despite Delta, with its USA Championships: Jevon Phillips, LA Times



Preview – Herstory of the Universe@Governors IslandNicole Loeffler-Gladstone, Brooklyn Rail


Rumination - On an Edwin Denby NYC Traffic Sonnet: Kirby Olson, Brooklyn Rail

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Links – Sunday 5 September



The ending of Frederick Ashton’s Symphonic Variations: a 1946 photograph: Alastair Macaulay, Blog


Cunningham, Rauschenberg, Satie: Nocturnes, 1956-1968: Alastair Macaulay, Blog


Feature – Matthew Bourne on why The Midnight Bell might be one of his last pieces: Sarah Crompton, Sunday Times


Gallery – Lana Jones, ex-Australian Ballet: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


News - TorinoDanza Festival – Shechter, Papaioannou, Khan, Ferri: Graham Spicer, Gramilano


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Links - Monday 06 September, 2021



Review - Royal Danish Ballet, Come Fly Away, Copenhagen:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times


Video News - Orlando Ballet get back to work:  Julie Gargotta, Spectrum News


Feature - The story of American National Ballet, the company that promised so much and failed within days of the dancers arriving:  Alice Robb, Vanity Fair


Feature - JoAnn M Hunter, choreographer of Lloyd-Webber’s Cinderella:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

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Links - Tuesday 07 September, 2021



Feature - David Nixon, AD Northern Ballet:  Kate Wyver, Stage


Feature - Daniel Riley, AD Australian Dance Theatre:  Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review


Streamed Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Firebird:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Preview - A Festival of Korean Dance 2021, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Preview - The Dan Daw Show, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Comment - The importance of culture in education:  Sharon Watson (Principal of NSCD), Yorkshire Evening Post


Review - Colón Ballet, Gale, Piazzolla Itinerary, Buenos Aires:  Edison F Waters, Vegna News


Feature - The Russian Ballerina who danced to survive Stalin’s Gulag:  Harry Howard, Mail


Feature - Water Ballet: Guizhou Art of Bamboo Drifting:  Ewelina Lepionko, Albawaba



And finally…


Featurette - Health worker performs graceful ballet routine at Utah hospital:  Rosie Pentreath, Classic FM

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Links - Wednesday 08 September, 2021



News - Sonia Rodriguez to retire from National Ballet of Canada after 32 years:  Michael Vincent, Ludwig Van


News - Boston Ballet announces 2021-22 season:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World


Cinema Preview - Northern Ballet, Dangerous Liaisons:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Review - Co3, In House, Perth:  Isabelle Leclezio, Dance Australia


Preview - James Cousins Company, We Are As Gods, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Feature - Miguel Gutierrez, choreographer:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Streamed Review:  Ben Kulvichit, Exeunt Magazine

Janine Harrington, Screensaver Series

Seeta Patel, The Rite of Spring


Essay - Julia Farron (1922-2019) and her place in ballet history:  Alastair Macaulay, Blog


Essay - The actor Jean-Paul Belmondo and the ballerina Fanny Cerrito: are they related?:  Alastair Macaulay, Blog

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Links - Thursday 09 September, 2021



Feature - Matthew Bourne talks about his new work The Midnight Bell:  Lindsey Winship, Guardian


Review - Ukrainian Ballet Gala, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


News - Christopher Bruce steps down as Associate Choreographer at Houston Ballet after 32 years:  Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle


Preview - Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, London:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World


Video Feature - Sanford Placide, Dance Theatre of Harlem, talks about his ACL injury:  Leonardo March, Haitian Times


Film Feature - Ema:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Amazon Trailer - Birds of Paradise:  Abigail Adams, People


Feature - This park dancer is literally an ad for New York. The NYPD keeps shutting her down:  Saki Knafo, Curbed

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Links - Friday 10 September, 2021



Reviews - Ukrainian Ballet Gala, London:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance


Review - Rosie Kay Dance Company, Romeo + Juliet, Birmingham:  Sanjoy Roy, Guardian


Suggestions = Autumn/Winter dance picks in Washington, NY & streamed:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


Reviews – KVN Dance Company, Coppelia (Allen & different!), London:

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Mary Beer, London Theatre 1


Review - Amber Haines & Kyle Page, RED, Brisbane:  Olivia Stewart, Limelight


Feature - Katherine Dunham, the entrepreneur who inspired Alvin Ailey:  Ariel Shapiro, Forbes

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Links - Saturday 11 September, 2021



Reviews - Rosie Kay Dance Company, Romeo + Juliet, Birmingham:

Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

Rosemary Waugh, The i


Preview - An evening with Sergei Polunin, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Preview - Madeline Hollander with dancers from New York City Ballet, Review, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Feature - Lauren Lovette of NYCB & Jamar Roberts of Alvin Ailey are retiring from the stage to focus on making dances:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


News Feature - Royal Ballet to feature wheelchair dancer for first time at Paralympic event:  Staff, ITV


Preview - After 25 years Bowen McCauley Dance Company takes a final bow:  Robert Bettmann, Washington City Paper


Feature - Together and in person: everybody dance now:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Video Feature - Did a former ballerina accused of murder shoot her husband in self-defence?:  Jim Axelrod, CBS News

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Links - Sunday 12 September, 2021



Streamed Review - English National Ballet, Emerging Dancer: A Celebration:  Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International


Review - Rosie Kay Dance Company, Romeo + Juliet, Birmingham:  Johanna Dyer, Bromsgrove Standard


News - New dance initiatives for Australia:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


News - Monte Carlo Ballet announces two new high-profile dancers:  Simon Zwierniak, Monaco Tribune


Documentary Feature - Call me dancer: An Indian ballet dancer rises from the Mumbai slums:  Arun Kumar, American Bazaar

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Links – Monday 13 September


Roundup - A deep and joyful dive into the 2021 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival: Gay Morris, DanceTabs


Feature - Is Covent Garden more exposed than ever? Richard Morrison, The Times


Preview – Scottish Ballet, Starstruck: Patricia-Ann Young, Sunday Post


Review - Rosie Kay Dance Company, Romeo + Juliet, Birmingham: Sarah Crompton, Guardian


Review - Passion Fruit Dance CompanyTrapped, New York: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Report - National Ballet of China, Don Quixote, Beijing: Staff, Global Times


Interview - Garry Stewart on leaving Australian Dance Theatre: Maggie Tonkin, Dance Australia


News - Winners in the RAD Fonteyn Awards: Staff, Dance Australia

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Links – Tuesday 14 September


Dance History - Sybil Shearer (1912–2005): Wendy Perron, Blog


Report – National Ballet of Canada down on the farm: Staff, CBC News


Review – Brisbane Festival: Karul Projects, WeredingoDancenorth, Red: Denise Richardson, Dance Australia


Preview – Motionhouse, Nobody, London/Touring: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


News - What to see as Seattle dancers return to stages (and screens) in fall 2021: Megan Burbank, Seattle Times


News - Tia Hassan & Kate Scanlan appointed to lead East London Dance: Giverny Masso, The Stage

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Links – Wednesday 15 September


Previews - Royal Ballet, The Dante Project, London:

Graham Spicer, Gramilano

Stephi Wild, BWW UK Regional


Feature - Akram Khan on Creature, climate change and updating ‘racist’ Rudyard Kipling: Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Festival Previews:

Fall for Dance, Sweet Gwen Suite: Gia Kourlas, NY Times 

Little Island Dance Festival/Ayodele Casel & Torya Beard: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Feature - La Meri and a Global Spectrum of Dance: Nancy Wozny, Dance Magazine


Preview - New Art ClubCupid's Revenge, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


Preview – AMM & DCO, The Umbrella Dance, Philadelphia: Melissa Strong, Broad Street Review


Interview – Alice Topp, Choreographer, Australian Ballet: Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review


News - National Ballet of Canada 2021/22 roster announced: Alexa Criscitiello, BWW Toronto


Book Review – Being a Ballerina by Gavin Larsen: David Mead, SeeingDance

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Links – Thursday 16 September


Interview - English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo: ‘I loved playing these outrageous women – they liberated me’: Kate Wyver, The Stage


Opinion – Learned Behaviour: Liam Scarlett and related matters: Luke Jennings, London Review of Books


Updated Feature - Lauren Lovette and Jamar Roberts pivot from Dance to Choreography: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Essay - Dancing through New York in a summer of joy and grief: Carina del Valle Schorske, NY Times


Feature - Dance and AI: the future is here with ForgeryOlivia Stewart, Limelight


Preview – Alma de España Flamenco, FamiliaVancouver: Charlie Smith, Straight.com


News - Joffrey welcomes four new dancers from South Korea, Spain and the U.S: Alexa Criscitiello, BWW Chicago

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