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Links – Sunday February 19, 2012


Review – Joffrey Ballet, McGregor, Forsythe, Wheeldon: Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune


Review - Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now 2012, San Francisco: Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian


Review – San Francisco Ballet, McGregor, Morris, Wheeldon bill: Sean Martinfield, Examiner


Review – Kansas City Ballet, Romeo and Juliet: Libby Hansen, Kansas City Star


Review - Rambert Dance Company, Seven for a secret tour, Aberdeen: 4 stars, Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review – English National Ballet, Strictly Gershwin, Bristol: Alison Sanders, South Wales Argus


Preview - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s, TeZukA, Hong Kong: Lyndsey Winship, Time Out Hong Kong


David McAllister and Australian Ballet’s 50th Anniversary season: Amanda Dunn, The Age


Preview - Lemi Ponifasio’s Birds With Skymirrors, Wellington: New Zealand Herald


Zachary Catazaro and Taylor Stanley, NYCB’s new Romeos: Gia Kourlas, New York Time Out


A new kind of Irish, Two Step Productions: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Tenth Annual Chicago International Salsa Congress: Zachary Whittenburg, Time Out Chicago

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Links – Monday February 20, 2012


Review – NYCB, Agon/Fancy Free/Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - Print Room & AP Productions, Jealousy, London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Morris/McGregor/Wheeldon: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Possokhov/Tomasson/Ratmansky: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


Review - Northern Ballet, Perpetual Motion mixed bill, Leeds: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review - Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Black Jam: Claudia La Rocco, New York Times


Review – Singin’ In The Rain, London: Graham Watts, londondance.com


Preview – Sarasota Ballet, all-Ashton programme: Carrie Seidman, Arts Sarasota


Alabama Ballet’s Swan Lake, 3 dancers talk: Michael Huebner, Alabama Live


Review – Complexions Contemporary Ballet: Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post


What’s On in the NY dance world: New Yorker


7 resign from Charleston Ballet Theatre board: Adam Parker, The Post and Courier

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Links – Tuesday February 21, 2012


Wayne Eagling to leave English National Ballet: The Arts Desk, The Independent


Review – Rafael Amargo, Poet in New York, Sadler’s Wells: 2 stars, Zoe Anderson, The Independent


Review - La Shica, Supercop, Sadler's Wells: 4 stars, Zoe Anderson, The Independent


Review – Dance Theatre of Harlem II, mixed bill, NY: Carol Pardo, Danceviewtimes


Review – Marya Wethers, (w)hole again, NY: Claudia La Rocco, New York Times


Review – Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, mixed bill, NY: Margaret Fuhrer, Huffington Post


English National Ballet, 2012 Season: Ismene Brown, The Arts Desk


A dance critic talks! RAD Dance Gazette


Anna Pavlova - The Swan who danced herself to death: Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph


British culture may be our new great industry: Melvyn Bragg, The Telegraph


Preview - Bianca Li, Electro Kif, London: Donald Hutera, Londondance


Preview - BalletBoyz strutting their stuff (in Sussex): Andrew Clarke, CoastalScene


RB dancers go groovy at Stella McCartney’s London Fashion Week party: The Telegraph

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Links – Wednesday February 22, 2012


Review - San Francisco Ballet, two programmes: Geri Jeter, California Literary Review


Review - American Ballet Theatre, La Bayadère: Graham Watts, Dancing Times


Review - Dutch National Ballet, Present/s 1 & 2: 4 & 5 stars, Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Trouble at ENB, Wayne Eagling departs: The Guardian, Telegraph, The Australian


Monica Mason: 54 years with the Royal Ballet, video about the ROH exhibition: BBC News


Review - Jen Rosenblit, Vanessa Anspaugh, In Mouth / Armed Guard Garden: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - Levydance, Romp: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - Pedro Jiménez, Young Jean Lee, Ann Liv Young, Platform 2012: Paralells, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Review - Russian State Ballet of Siberia, La Fille mal gardée, Wolverhampton: Alison Norton, Express & Star


American Dance Festival award for William Forsythe: Durham News


Mark Ronson to score Royal Ballet work: BBC News


Interview - Carlos Fittante, multilingual dancer: Zachary Whittenburg, Time Out Chicago


Interview - Sarah Michelson, choreographer: Gia Kourlas, Time Out New York

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Thanks for this very interesting selection of reviews today, how lucky Wolverhampton is to see La Fille Mal Gardee from the Siberian Ballet for a change,

also good to read of Vadim Muntagirov's success in La Baydere in new York, but I hope he doesn't get to like ABT too much, another loss would be too much right now, it did say we'll have to share him with New York though :)

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Thanks for this very interesting selection of reviews today, how lucky Wolverhampton is to see La Fille Mal Gardee from the Siberian Ballet for a change,


Mm, it makes a change from the more obvious ballets, doesn't it. That reminds me - I was going to write a review, so thanks for the reminder.

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Interesting though that the reviewer of the RSBS's 'Fille' - Alison Norton - apparently knew so little about ballet that she had no idea that she what she was seeing was NOT one of the most familiar and most loved ballets in Britian, and one known by heart by nearly every British ballet lover - nor did two of the three people who commented on the review!

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It has to be said, Ann, it wasn't made terribly clear in the publicity: there was a reference to the clog dance, the flute dance and something or other else. And there *was* a clog dance - just not *the* clog dance. Add to that the fact that there's a picture of the girls in a reaping pose not dissimilar to one in the Ashton, and that they were wearing similar costumes - which I didn't recognise from the performance - and I don't think it was that clear that it wasn't the Ashton version.

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Links – Thursday February 23, 2012


Review - San Francisco Ballet, two programmes discussed: Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter


Review - San Francisco Ballet, Possokhov/Ratmansky/Tomasson: Janos Gereben, San Francisco Examiner


Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Hobson’s Choice, Birmingham: Ismene Brown, The Arts Desk


Birmingham Royal Ballet, 2012-13 Season: Ismene Brown, The Arts Desk


Review - Houston Ballet, Cinderella: Nancy Wozny, culturemap Houston


Review - Pat Catterson, To Lie in the Sky, NY: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal


Review - Lucinda Childs, Perth: Deborah Jones, The Australian


Akram Khan, “My mind has been dancing”: Sarah Crompton, Telegraph


Interview - Martin Lawrance, choreographer: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Preview - Grupo Corpo, New Zealand: Tom Fitzsimons, Dominion Post


The next twist in l’affaire Polunin: The Arts Desk


Interview - Madame Galina: David Owens, WalesOnline


Ballet gets a mention in the Daily Star!: Daily Star

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This has inspired me to dig out a DVD I have of the Basler Ballet 's version which uses music by Hertel with just a little of the familiar Herold score, arranged by John Lanchbery, and choreographed by Heinz Spoerli. The history of this ballet and the music is very complicated, but going by the informative booklet I presume the Siberian Ballet uses the Hertel score and is based on the Petipa/Ivanov production, sounds interesting.

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Links – Friday February 24, 2012


Review - Ballet Arizona, Play, NY:

3 stars, Apollinaire Scherr,
Financial Times

Brian Seibert,
New York Times

Leigh Witchel,
New York Post


Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Hobson’s Choice, Birmingham:

Pat Ashworth,
The Stage

5 stars, David Hart,
Birmingham Post

Phil Preece,
Lichfield Live


Review - Houston Ballet, Cinderella: Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle


Review - This Sweet Nothing, Was it a Dream I Loved, Oakland: Toba Singer, California Literary Review


Preview - Oregon Ballet Theatre’s new Giselle: Bob Hicks, Oregonian


Interview - Ohad Naharin, Batsheva Dance Company: Mary Ellen Hunt, San Francisco Chronicle


Maya Plisetskaya awarded Legion of Honour: The Voice of Russia


Preview - Flamenco Festival USA: Valerie Gladstone, New York Times


Li Cunxin (of Mao’s Last Dancer fame) moves back to dance to direct Queensland Ballet:


Mao's last dancer makes return to ballet: ABC Radio Australia


Photo exhibition (video) - Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dance This Way, Miami: Lisa Orkin Emmanuel, NBC Miami n.b. they’re not cheap.


New online arts channel for theatre content: Alistair Smith, The Stage


Mark Ronson to score Wayne McGregor’s new piece for Royal Ballet: Huffington Post

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Links – Saturday February 25, 2012


Review - Washington Ballet, Twyla Tharp: All American: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


New York City Ballet Music Director to Step Down: Daniel J. Wakin, New York Times


Review - Crystal Pite, The You Show: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Review - Texas Ballet Theatre, Dracula: Mark Lowry, Star-Telegram


Review - Platform 2012: Parallels, From the Streets, From the Clubs, From the Houses: Claudia La Rocco, New York Times


Review - La Shica (Elsa Rovayo), Supercop, Sadler’s Wells: 4 stars, Julia Sutherland, Financial Times


Review - Exposure, Linbury Studio: 3 stars, Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian


Should theatre be fearless, not flawless?: Lyn Gardner, The Guardian


Preview - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Larry Keigwin’s Final Dress: Zoe Walker, New Zealand Herald


Photos of Alina Cojocaru’s recent Dream Project in Tokyo: NBS Japan


This week’s new dance (UK) - Retina Dance, Ballet Black: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


Preview - Spring in New York, Paul Taylor and ABT: Alistair Macaulay, New York Times


Exhibition - Mikhail Baryshnikov snaps his camera for Dance This Way, Miami: James Wetherbe, LA Times


Exhibition - Baryshnikov wants dance photography that thrills: Jennifer Kay, The Daily Star (Lebanon)


Exhibition - Politics and the Dancing Body, Library of Congress, Washington: Danielle O’Steen, Washington Post - and a Slideshow


Slideshow - The Joy of Dancing: Dawn.com


Oddest headline of the day: “Birmingham braced for week of ballet shows”. Preparing to defend themselves against marauding ballerinas?: The Express and Star


N.B. There is a piece in The Australian about John Neumeier and Hamburg Ballet but I can’t post it as it looks as if that journal has now retreated behind a paywall. Oddly enough a link to Lucinda Childs that I put in yesterday still works fine - go figure.

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John: The 'Australian" paywall appears to be partial, but Heaven knows how they separate things. I'd found I was being shut out once before; decided to delete the paper from my list; and then thought 'one more chance' and on next try, got in OK. We'll see how it goes during my stint.

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