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Links - Monday 01 August, 2022



Review - Venice Dance Biennale, Venice:  Sarah Crompton, Guardian

Rocío Molina, Carnación

Saburo Teshigawara, Petrushka


Review - Vail Dance Festival, Opening Night, Vail:  Kimberley Nicoletti, Vail Daily


Review - Lewis Major, Satori and Unfolding, New Castle:  Dora Frankel, British Theatre Guide


Preview Feature - Alan Cumming, Burn, Edinburgh:  Sarah Crompton, Independent


Featurette - Katherine Minor, RNZB, on her favourite cafe:  Sharron Pardoe, Stuff


Feature - Johnny McMillan, dancer:  Alex Flood, Soo Today

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Links - Tuesday 02 August, 2022



Obituary - Darius Barnes, Broadway dancer & choreographer:  Caitlin Moynihan, Broadway.com



Review - Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2022, Jacob’s Pillow:  Chris Rohmann, Valley Advocate

Black Grace, mixed programme

Taylor Stanley & Dancers, Dichotomous Being


Review - The Grange Festival 2022, Northington (Hampshire):  Stuart Sweeney, Critical Dance

Shobana Jeyasingh Company, Clorinda Agonistes - Clorinda the Warrior

New English Ballet Theatre & dancers from the Royal Ballet, Don Q gpdd, The Four Seasons


Review - Dormeshia Tap Collective, Rhythm is Life, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


Preview - Ian McKellan & Dancers, Hamlet, Edinburgh:  Leah Putnam, Playbill


Feature - What is the future of New York City Ballet at SPAC, Saratoga?:  Wendy Liberatore, Times Union


News - Dance teachers convention to focus on mental health care:  Jamie Body, Stage


News - Sydney Eisteddfod finalists announced:  Staff, Dance Australia

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Links - Wednesday 03 August, 2022



Review - Taylor Stanley and dancers, Dichotomous Being, Jacob’s Pillow:  Gay Morris, Danceview Times


Previews - Scottish Ballet, Coppelia, Edinburgh:

David Mead, Seeing Dance

Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Preview - Edinburgh International Festival, 4 dance picks, Edinburgh:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Preview - Dance Watch - coming up in August, Portland:  Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Arts Watch


Opinion - I want to see bodies of all shapes and sizes:  Yolanda Mercy, Stage

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Links - Thursday 04 August, 2022



Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Cinderella (Prior, world premiere), Wellington:

Jack Yan, Lucire

Brigitte Knight, Stuff

Emma Maguire, Wellingtonista

Video Feature:  Larissa Howie, 1 News


Review - Taylor Stanley and dancers, Dichotomous Being, Jacob’s Pillow:  Candice Thompson, Fjord Review


Review - Vail Dance Festival 2022, Opening Weekend, Vail:  Michael Wade Simpson, Culture Vulture


Review - Black Grace, O Le Olaga - Life, Fatu, Handgame, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review - Vertigo Dance Company, One, One & One, Chatham (NY):  Karen Greenspan, Fjord Review


Review - ODC/Dance, Summer Sampler, San Francisco:  David E Moreno, Culture Vulture


Preview Feature - Alan Cumming, Burn, Edinburgh:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Preview Feature - National Ballet of China, The Little Mermaid, Beijing:  Staff, Global Times


Feature - Liam Green, Sydney Dance Company:  Tanya MacNaughton, West Australian


Feature - Black ballet pros mentor next generation:  Amanda Rosa, Miami Herald


Documentary Review - The Southbank Show: Carlos Acosta:  Carol Midgley, Times

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Links - Friday 05 August, 2022



Feature - Paul Taylor Forever:  Apollinaire Scherr, Fjord Review


News - Freedom Ballet from Ukraine to appear at Edinburgh Fringe:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Preview - Ian McKellan in Hamlet (Schaufuss), Edinburgh:  Alex Wood, What's On Stage


Preview Feature - Alan Cumming, Burn, Edinburgh:  Kate Wyver, Stage


Preview Feature - Dusk Dances, Toronto:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Preview - Yensa Festival celebrates black women in dance, Toronto:  Anya Wassenberg, Ludwig Van


Feature - A Ukrainian ballet corps stranded in Paris:  Alice Cavanagh, Harper's Bazaar


Feature - Michaela DePrince, Dutch National Ballet:  Amber Dowling, Goalcast


Feature - Zvi Gotheiner, dancer & teacher, and his recovery path from a stroke:  Stav Ziv, Forward


Feature - Faustine Lavie, dancer:  Melina Rosenberg, Ritz Herald


Audio Feature - Gary Lang, choreographer, and his unique style of ‘indigenous ballet’:  Staff, NITV Radio


Opinion - I feel sorry for those stupid enough to believe that ballet is racist or transphobic:  Rupert Christiansen, Spectator

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Links - Saturday 06 August, 2022



Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe 2022


Review - Ian McKellan & Edinburgh Festival Ballet, Hamlet:  Mark Fisher, Guardian


Review - Zinnia Oberski, Dreams of the Small Gods:  Dominic Corr, Reviews Hub



Review - Periapsis Music and Dance, Unbeknownst (mixed programme), New York:  Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance


Review - Oguri and Andrés Corchero, Body as Evidence, Venice CA:  Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review


Preview - Daniel Ulbricht & Stars of American Ballet, mixed programme, Santa Fe:  Michael Wade Simpson, New Mexican


Previews - Vail International Dance Festival 2022, programme for final 4 days, Vail:  Wren Bova, Vail Daily  &  Staff, Vail Daily


Preview - Fall Dance:  Marina Harss, New Yorker


Review/Feature - 15 dance apps as tried by:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


News - Boston Ballet Leaps Into Immersive Live Experiences With UNI Popup Dance Dome:  David Bloom, Forbes


News - Philadelphia Ballet announces new dancers and promotions:  Grace Cutler, Broadway World


Feature - ISHIDA Dance Company:  Jill Nunes Jensen, Paper City


News - Fired ballet master banned from RNZB premises:  André Chumko, Stuff

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Links – Sunday 7 August


Edinburgh International Festival & Fringe:


Reviews – Ian McKellen/Edinburgh Festival Ballet, Hamlet (Schaufuss):

Clive Davis, The Times

Tristram Fane Saunders, Telegraph

Susan Mansfield, Scotsman

Lyn Gardner, The Stage

Kelly Apter, The List

Dominic Corr, Reviews Hub


Review - Ballet Freedom (Ukraine), Boudoir: Roisin O’Brien, Guardian


And Elsewhere:


Feature - Too fat to dance? Why we’ve got it wrong about the shape of ballerinas: David Jays, Sunday Times


Feature - Black ballet symposium kicks off in Miami: Amanda Rosa, Miami Herald


Feature – Conductor Jaime Martín on Stravinsky’s uncomfortable art: Janssom J Antmann, Limelight


Review – Queensland Ballet, Bespoke, Brisbane: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


News - Hong Kong Ballet 2022-2023 Season: Staff, Ballet Herald


News - Philadelphia Ballet: a larger Company with new dancers: Grace Cutler, BWW Pennsylvania

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Links – Monday 8 August


Edinburgh International Festival & Fringe:


Reviews – Alan Cumming/National Theatre of Scotland, Burn:

Mark Fisher, Guardian

Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph

Fergus Morgan, The Stage

Joyce McMillan, Scotsman

Clive Davis, The Times

Dominic Corr, Reviews Hub


And Elsewhere:


Review – Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Mixed Bill, Jacob’s Pillow: Carolyn & Eli Newberger, Berkshire Edge


Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Cinderella (Prior), Wellington: Deirdre Tarrant, Theatreview


News - Odesa Opera House reopens, but without Russian music: Graham Spicer, Gramilano


News – Australia’s National Youth Ballet: Debut Performance: Staff, Dance Australia

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Links – Tuesday 9 August


Tribute – Vyvyan Lorrayne, Royal Ballet Ballerina: Alastair Macaulay, Blog



Edinburgh International Festival & Fringe:


Reviews – Alan Cumming/National Theatre of Scotland, Burn:

David Kettle, Arts Desk

Lucy Ribchester, The List


Reviews – Five Fringe Dance Shows: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Feature - The Ukrainian ballet dancers waiting for a call to war: Staff, BBC News



And Elsewhere:


Review – Complexions Contemporary Ballet & San Francisco Ballet, Mixed Bills, Stanford: Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice


Children’s Book - Curtain Up! goes behind-the-scenes at the Royal Opera House: David Mead, SeeingDance


Preview - Northern BalletMade in Leeds: Three Short Works, Leeds, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper


News – Dutch National Ballet: Green Room, Yugen, Regnum: Stephi Wild, BWW NL


News – Dance at the Brisbane Festival: Staff, Dance Australia


Quick Q&A – Levi Siaosi on Footnote Dance’s Dry SpellAndré Chumko, Stuff.co

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