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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

 

 

Reviews:

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

 

Previews:

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

 

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

 

 

News:

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

 

Features:

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

 

 

News:

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

 

Essays:

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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