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Links - Tuesday 01 November, 2022

 

 

Feature - Carlos Acosta, Director Birmingham Royal Ballet:  Nick Clark, Standard

 

Review - Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Mayerling, London & Paris:  Jonathan Gray, Gramilano

 

Review - American Ballet Theatre, The Dream, The Seasons, New York:  Ivy Lin, Bachtrack

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Raymonda Variations, Duo Concertant, Piano Pieces, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Review - Sydney Dance Company, Resound, Sydney:  Geraldine Higginson, Dance Australia

 

Reviews - Jasmin Vardimon Company, ALiCE, London:

Louise Levene, FT

Donald Hutera, Times

 

Review - Liz Gerring, Harbor, San Francisco:  Lev Mamuya, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

Review - Canberra Dance Theatre, Out of the Frame, Canberra:  Michell Potter, ... on dancing

 

Preview - Best November Dance, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Preview - Yuan Yuan Tan & colleagues, White Snake, Shanghai:  Zhang Jun, China Daily

 

Book Review - Jennifer Homans, Mr B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century:  Dwight Garner, NY Times

 

News - Royal New Zealand Ballet announces 2023 season & the departure of the Executive Director:

André Chum, Stuff

Staff, Wellington Scoop

 

Dance Diary - October 2022, Australia:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Feature - Christopher Rudd, choreographer:  Rashad Grove, Ebony

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Links - Wednesday 02 November, 2022

 

 

Obituary - Patricia Ruanne, ballerina:  Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

 

Review - Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet, Mayerling, Paris & London:  Joy Wang XY, Seeing Dance

 

Feature - Misty Copeland (American Ballet Theatre):  Robin Rose Parker, Washington Post

 

Review - American Ballet Theatre, Children’s Songs Dance, Lifted, Sinfonietta, New York:  Marina Harss, Fjord Review

 

Review - American Ballet Theatre, The Dream, The Seasons, New York:  Nadia Vostrikov, Ballet Herald

 

Review - LA Dance Project, Be Here Now, Los Angeles:  Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review

 

Reviews/Feature - Benjamin Millepied’s LA Dance Project celebrates 10 year anniversary:

Steven Vargas, LA Times

Degen Peter, Hollywood Reporter

 

Review - Jasmin Vardimon Company, ALiCE, London:  M Jacob, Everything Theatre

 

Review - KAIROS Dance Theatre, Husk/Vessel, Boston:  Thea Singer, Arts Fuse

 

Feature - Behind the scenes at Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker:  Noel Pederson, Seattle Times

 

Feature - Harper Watters talk’s about Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker:  Jenny Block, Out Smart Magazine

 

News - Sydney Dance Company announces 2023 season:  Jansson J Antmann, Limelight

 

Preview - Charlotte Spencer Projects, Written in the body, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Preview - November Dancewatch in Portland:  Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Arts Watch

 

Book Review - Rupert Christiansen, Diaghilev’s Empire:  Tim Pfaff, Bay Area Reporter

 

Interview - Jennifer Homans on her new book Mr B.:  Tina Zeng & James Devitt, NYU

 

News Feature - Claudia Moore (dancer, choreographer & more) is leaving the Toronto dance scene:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Feature - Ballet West dancers bring romance to the stage:  Heather Hayes, Salt Lake Magazine

 

Film Feature - Spirited:  Margaret Fuhrer, NY Times

 

Feature - Quantum Physicist - Ballerina dances with robots:  Deniza Cristian, Business Review

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Links - Thursday 03 November, 2022

 

 

Tribute - Patricia Ruanne tribute from La Scala and Manuel Legris:  Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

 

Review - Paris Opera Ballet, Mayerling, Paris:  Laura Cappelle, FT

 

Long Read Review - American Ballet Theatre, 3 programmes, New York:  Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

 

Reviews - Northern Ballet, Made in Leeds: Wailers, Nostalgia, Ma Vie, London:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Debra Craine, Times

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Zoe Anderson, Independent

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Donald Hutera, Stage

 

Review - Rome Opera Ballet, Giselle (with Osipova/Tissi), Rome:  Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

Review - Philadelphia Ballet, Cinderella, Philadelphia:  Lewis Whittington, Culture Vulture

 

Review - Dance X Festival 2022, Part 3, Melbourne:  Gracia Haby, Fjord Review

 

Review - LA Dance Project, Be Here Now, Los Angeles:  Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review

 

Review - 3 companies, Fall in San Francisco, San Francisco:  Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance

Miami City Ballet, Jewels

Smuin Contemporary Ballet, Dance Series 1

Nancy Karp + Dancers, fly through the night, and land near dawn

 

Reviews - Florentina Holzinger, Tanz, London:

Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

Chris Lilly, Reviews Hub

 

Streamed Review - Artists Climate Collection, Art 2 Action:  Chava Pearl Lansky, Fjord Review

 

Feature - Alexander Campbell & Joe Powell-Main talk about Sleepwalker:  Avichai Scher, Pointe Magazine

 

Feature - Stina Quagebeur talks Take Five Blues:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Preview - ProArteDanza, quadruple bill, Toronto:  Debra Yeo, Toronto Star

 

Feature - Svetlana Onipko, United Ukrainian Ballet:  Liz Hobday, Port Stephens Examiner via AAP

 

Feature - Coming out of the shadow of colonialism, Hula today is experiencing a renaissance:  Constance Hale, Dance Magazine

 

Feature - Ireland confronts sordid realities behind the shimmer of Riverdance:  Jude Webber, FT

 

News - Royal Ballet Principal Vadim Muntagirov Will Guest Perform In Birmingham Royal Ballet's Swan Lake:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

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Links - Friday 04 November, 2022

 

 

Review - American Ballet Theatre, Children’s Songs Dance, Lifted, Sinfonietta, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Reviews - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Into the Music: Forgotten Land, Hotel, The Seventh Symphony, London:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Simonetta Dixon, BalletCo Forum

Matthew Paluch, Gramilano

Teresa Guereiro, Culture Whisper

Rachel Elderkin, Stage

Alastair Macaulay, Slipped Disc

 

Reviews - Northern Ballet, Made in Leeds: Wailers, Nostalgia, Ma Vie, London:

Louise Levene, FT

Zoe Anderson, Independent

 

Review - Trisha Brown: In Plain Site, Accumulation, New York:  Gillian Jakab, Brooklyn Rail

 

Review - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, 13 Tongues, Berkeley:  Rachel Howard, Fjord Review

 

Review - Jasmin Vardimon Company, ALiCE, London:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Review - Ayodele Casel, Chasing Magic, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Review - STRUT Dance & Tura New Music, Situ-8, Perth:  Humphrey Bower, Limelight

 

Review - 7NMS, PROPHET: The Order of the Lyricist, Amanda Chen, Brooklyn Rail

 

Review - Ballet Theatre UK, Beauty and the Beast, Leamington Spa:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Preview Feature - Boston Ballet, As Anticipated (Forsythe, WP), Boston:  Cathryn Haight, WBUR

 

Preview - Vincent Dance Company, Hold Tight, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Preview Feature - Alexis Fletcher and Arash Khakpour find an intimate new dance language:  Janet Smith, Create a Stir

 

Book Review - Jennifer Homans, Mr B:  Staff, Economist

 

Video Feature - Joe Powell-Main, inclusive dancer:  Ellie Cleverly, BBC

 

Feature - Damen Axtens, RNZB:  Rebecca Fox, Otago Daily News

 

Behind a paywall feature - Tamara Rojo:  Mark Monahan, Telegraph

 

News - Paul Taylor Dance Company is accused of gender discrimination:  Javier C Hernández, NY Times

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Links - Saturday 05 November, 2022

 

 

Review - American Ballet Theatre, Children’s Songs Dance, Lifted, Sinfonietta, New York:  Kasey Broekema, Ballet Herald

 

Reviews - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Into the Music: Forgotten Land, Hotel, The Seventh Symphony, London:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle

Scott Matthewman, Reviews Hub

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Review - Paul Taylor Dance Company, Solitaire, Somewhere in the Middle, Scudorama, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Review - Milwaukee Ballet, Swan Lake, Milwaukee:  Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Review - Lia Rodrigues Companhia de Danças, Fúria, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Preview Feature - National Ballet of Canada, MaddAddam: Margaret Atwood & Wayne McGregor interviewed, Toronto:  Jackie Daly, FT

 

Preview - Winter Dance, New York:  Marina Harss, New Yorker

 

Preview - Northern Ballet, The Nutcracker, Woking:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Preview - Joffrey Ballet, The Nutcracker, Chicago:  AA Cristi, Broadway World

 

Feature - The UK breakdancers chasing Olympic gold:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Feature - Mikhail Baryshnikov:  Amy Brandt, Dance Magazine

 

Feature - Kelowna ballet troupe hires Indigenous choreographer to mark its 20th anniversary:  Winston Szeto, CBC

 

Feature - Macarena Giménez, Sarasota Ballet:  Marina Harss, Pointe Magazine

 

Feature - Pakhamon “Much” Hemachandra, contemporary dancer:  Bruce Scott, Prestige

 

Feature - These artists are preserving the history of a dance style gay men created in 70’s era LA:  Steven Vargas, LA Times

 

 

 

Arts Council Funding from 2023:

 

Arts Council Report

 

Breaking News - Arts Council England funding decisions:  Staff, Stage

 

News - Arts Council England announces funding plans for 2023-26:  Alex Wood, What's On Stage

 

News - ENO to relocate as arts funding is diverted away from London:  Harriet Sherwood, Guardian

 

News - Full List of Arts Council England’s NPOs:  Laura Robertson, The Double Negative

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Links – Sunday 6 November

 

Review – Birmingham Royal BalletInto the Music: Forgotten Land, Hotel, Seventh Symphony, London: Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

 

Catchup Review – Boston Ballet, Allegro Brillante, Tsukiyo, Apollo, Devil’s Eye, Boston: Leigh Witchel, dancdelog.nyc

 

Review – Company Stephanie Batten Bland, Embarqued: Stories of Soil, New York: Karen Hildebrand, Fjord Review

 

Review – Charlotte Spencer, Written in the Body, London:  John Cutler, Reviews Hub

 

Review – Motionhouse, StarchitectsCoventry: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Tutus on Tour, Christchurch: Dr Ian Lochhead, Theatreview

 

Interview – Yasmine Naghdi, Royal Ballet Principal: Staff, Muddy Stilettos

 

Feature – Cork City Ballet at 30: Amy Nolan, Echo Live

 

Book Review - Mr B, by Jennifer HomansKathryn Hughes, Sunday Times

 

News – Erin O’Rourke wins 2022 Telstra Emerging Choreographer Award: Jansson J Antmann, Limelight

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Links – Monday 7 November

 

Review - Birmingham Royal BalletInto the Music: Forgotten Land, Hotel, Seventh Symphony, London: Sarah Crompton, The Observer

 

Reviews - Northern Ballet, Made in Leeds: Ma Vie, Wailers, Nostalgia, London:

Sarah Crompton, The Observer

David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Review – Ayodele Casel & Colleagues, Chasing Magic, New York: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Review – Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Company, What Problem?, Providence, RI: Debra Cash, Arts Fuse

 

Catchup Review – New York City Ballet, All Stravinsky Program, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Review – Paulina Quinteros & Colleagues, Sui Generis + Others: Sydney: Jansson J Antmann, Limelight

 

Review – DanceX (Part 3), 4 Company bill, Melbourne: Rhys Ryan, Dance Australia

 

Photo Album – Rome Opera Ballet, Carla Fracci’s Giselle, with Susanna Salvi & Michele Satriano: via Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

Preview – City Ballet of San Diego, Rubies, Divertimento, Ash, San Diego: David L Coddon, SD Union-Tribune

 

Feature - Eileen Kramer, born before the Sydney Harbour Bridge, is still dancing at 108: Angus Thompson, Sydney Morning Herald

 

News - Christmas 2022 Dance Round Up: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News - New book on Graeme Murphy: Staff, Dance Australia

 

News - Tribute to Pina Bausch an international first: Staff, Dance Australia

 

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Links – Tuesday 8 November

 

Interview - Mikhail Baryshnikov: ‘The thought of going back to that Brezhnev swamp was impossible’: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Feature - Toronto ballet lovers: Meet Alonzo King: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Feature – Xander Parish and Reunited in DanceVictoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review

 

Reviews – Ivan Putrov/Men in Motion 2022, London:

Debra Craine, The Times

Donald Hutera, The Stage

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

 

Review – Ballet Black, Black Sun, Say It Loud, York: Alanah Hammond, Muse

 

Review – Ayodele Casel & Colleagues, Chasing Magic, New York: Marina Harss, Fjord Review

 

Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet, Triple Bill, Seattle: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

 

Catchup Review – New York City Ballet, Episodes, Vienna Waltzes, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Preview – Royal Ballet, A Diamond Celebration, London: Stephi Wild, BWW UK

 

Preview – Kaeja d’Dance, 31: TouchX, I am the child of… Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star 

 

News - Hong Kong Ballet presents US premiere of Romeo and Juliet in New York: Staff, The City Life

 

And finally, a rather different Report – Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

 

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Links – Wednesday 9 November

 

Interview – ENB’s Precious Adams on balancing ballet and computer science: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Feature - Sarasota Ballet enlists Royal conductor for Ashton and MacMillan: Spencer Fordin, YourObserver

 

Feature – Estonian National Ballet: The bustling Baltic Company reflects a mix of cultures: Christie Seaver, Pointe Magazine

 

Feature - Unpicking Justin Peck: Rhus Ryan, Dance Australia

 

Feature - San Francisco Ballet legend Val Caniparoli reflects on 50 years in Dance: Barry Kerollis, Dance Magazine

 

Interview – Neil Greenberg and making BetsyApollinaire Scherr, Fjord Review

 

Feature - Culture Cruise, an Australian Dance Party: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Review – Ivan Putrov/Men in Motion 2022, London: Vera Liber, BTG

 

Review – Dimitris Papaioannou & Others, Transverse Orientation, New York: Siobhan Burke, NY Times

 

Review – Paul Taylor Dance Company, Taylor – A New Era, New York: Robert Grescovic, Wall St Journal

 

Review – Cincinnati Ballet, Carmina Burana, Extremely Close, Cincinnati: April  Deocariza, Fjord Review

 

Preview – Joffrey Ballet & Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Marston/Ochoa Double Bill, Chicago: Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune (Photos here)

 

Preview - Cornejo resurrecting Nijinsky ballet in Argentina: Concepcion M Moreno, La Prensa Latina

 

Preview – Sean Dorsey Dance, The Lost Art of Dreaming, San Francisco: David-Elijah Nahmod, Bay Area Reporter

 

News - Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker live in cinemas for Christmas: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

Documentary - Ballet in Tandem looks at the state of ballet in Taiwan: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

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Links – Thursday 10 November

 

Review – English National Ballet, Rite of Spring (Ek), Blake Works 1, Take Five Blues, London: David Jays, Evening Standard

 

Review – Ivan Putrov/Men in Motion 2022, London: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

 

Feature - Ballet des Porcelaines: a contemporary reinterpretation at MIT: Matilda Bathurst, MIT News

 

PR Feature - Using Artificial Intelligence to reimagine The Nutcracker for San Francisco Ballet: Staff, LBB Online

 

Reviews– Ballet West, Concerto Barocco, Return to a Strange Land, Rodeo: SLC:

Chris Myers, Utah Review

Sophie Bress, Fjord Review

 

Review – Ursula Graber, Woman Hood, Liverpool: Alicia Shanahan, Reviews Hub

 

Preview - Usiloquy Dance Designs presents Philadholphia: David Block, Broad Street Review

 

Preview - The Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival returns: Joshua Chong, Toronto Star

 

News – Royal New Zealand Ballet 2023 Season: Staff, Ballet Herald

 

Book Review – They’re going to love you by Meg Howrey - Ballet and betrayal in Manhattan: Susie Goldbrough, The Times

 

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Links – Friday 11 November

 

Reviews – English National Ballet, Blake Works 1, Take Five Blues, Rite of Spring (Ek), London:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Zoe Anderson, Independent

Rachel Elderkin, The Stage

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Donald Hutera, The Times

Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance

Anna Selby, The Arbuturian

Matthew Paluch, Gramilano

 

Reviews – National Ballet of Canada, Crepuscular, The Collective Agreement, Concerto, Toronto:

Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

Robyn Grant-Moran, Globe and Mail

 

Review – Australian Ballet, Obsidian Tear, Everywhere We Go, Annealing, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Review – Boston Ballet, Approximate Sonata, Artifact Suite, Boston: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Review – Zvi Dance, Migrations, New York: Karen Hildebrand, Fjord Review

 

Preview - Dancin revival to boogie onto Broadway in March: Michael Paulson, NY Times

 

Feature - What the departure of Julie Kent means for Washington Ballet: Robert Bettmann, Washington City Paper

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Links – Saturday 12 November

 

Obituary – Patricia Ruanne, Principal Dancer: Staff,  The Times

 

 

Reviews – English National Ballet, Blake Works 1, Take Five Blues, Rite of Spring (Ek), London:

Vera Liber, BTG

Louise Levene, Financial Times

John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard

 

Review – Joffrey Ballet & Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Heimat (Marston premiere), Platée (Ochoa premiere), Chicago: Tim Sawyier, Chicago Classical Review

 

Review – Australian Ballet, Obsidian Tear, Everywhere We Go, Annealing, Sydney: Deborah Jones, FollowSpot

 

Reviews – Julie Cunningham & Company, m/y-kovsky, fire bird, London:

Matthew Paluch, Gramilano

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

 

Review – Vanessa Anspaugh & Colleagues, Mourning After Mornings, New York: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Feature – Wayne McGregor inside the weird and wild making of the MaddAddam ballet: Susan Krashinsky Robertson, Globe and Mail

 

Preview – Xander Parish & Friends, Reunited in Dance, Costa Mesa: Rosalba O’Brien, Reuters

 

Preview - Neil Greenberg’s new dance Betsy Is a wild child: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

And to finish:

Podcast of the week - Scottish Ballet’s Half Hour Call: Ashley Davies, The Times

 

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Links - Sunday 13 November, 2022

 

 

Feature - Xander Parish:  Vanessa Thorpe, Guardian

 

Reviews - English National Ballet, Blake Works 1, Take Five Blues, Rite of Spring (Ek), London:

Sarah Crompton, Observer

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World

 

Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Into the Music:  Forgotten Land, Hotel, The Seventh Symphony, London:  Deborah Weiss, Dance for You Magazine

 

Review - Joffrey Ballet & Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Heimat (Marston, WP), Platee (Ochoa, WP), Chicago:  Hedy Weiss, WTTW

 

Review - Ivan Putrov/Men in Motion 2022, London:  Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World

 

Review - National Ballet of Canada, The Collective Agreement, Concerto, Crepuscular, Toronto:  Paula Citron, Ludwig Van

 

Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Tutus on Tour, Dunedin:  Sofia Kalogeropoulou, NZ Theatreview

 

Reviews - Rhiannon Faith & Dancers, Drowntown, London:

Rachel Elderkin, Stage

Chris Lilly, Reviews Hub

 

Review - Ballet Cymru, Dream, Leeds:   Mark Brown, Telegraph

 

Review - James Wilton Dance, The Four Seasons, Newcastle:  Dora Frankel, British Theatre Guide

 

Review - Anabella Lenzu/Dance Drama, The night that you stopped acting, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Feature - Jennifer Tipton, lighting designer:  Brian Seibert, NY Times

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Links - Monday 14 November, 2022

 

 

Review - Ivan Putrov/Men in Motion 2022, London:  Deborah Weiss, Dance for You Magazine

 

Review - Paul Taylor Dance Company, A New Era (4 mixed programmes), New York:  Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

 

Review - Northern Ballet, Made in Leeds: Wailers, Nostalgia, Ma Vie, London:  Deborah Weiss, Dance for You Magazine

 

Review - Ballet Cymru, Dream, Leeds:  Ron Simpson, Reviews Hub

 

Review - New English Ballet Theatre, Cycles of Loss and Love (quad bill), London:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Review - Luciana Savignano, Tango di Luna, Milan:  Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

Review - Faso Danse Théâtre, Wakatt, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Review - Dimitris Papaioannou, Transverse Orientation, New York:  Cindy Sibilsky, Broadway World

 

Film Review - Sue Healey, Intersecting Journeys:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Preview Feature - West Australian Ballet, Swan Lake, Perth:  Tanya MacNaughton, The West Australian

 

Feature - Delia (Matthews) Harris and her life after ballet:  Brook Sabin, Stuff

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Links - Tuesday 15 November, 2022

 

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Concerto DSCH, Everywhere We Go, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Review - English National Ballet, Blake Works 1, Take 5 Blues, Rite of Spring (Ek), London:  Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Into the Music: Forgotten Land, Hotel, The Seventh Symphony, London:  Sara Veale, Fjord Review

 

Review - Australian Ballet, Obsidian Tear, Annealing, Everywhere we go, Sydney:  Taylor Ventor, Dance Australia

 

Review - Northern Ballet, The Nutcracker, Woking:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Reviews - New English Ballet Theatre, Cycles of Love and Loss, London:

Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance

John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard International

 

Review - Ballet West, Concerto Barocco, Return to a Strange Land, Rodeo, Salt Lake City:  Audrey Lockie, Utah Arts Review

 

Film Review - Rise (En Corps):  Phuong Le, Guardian

 

Preview Feature - Sarasota Ballet, Danses Concertantes, Sarasota:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

Audio Feature - Misty Copeland on the whiteness of ballet (approx 42 mins):  Terry Gross, Lakeshore Public Radio

 

Feature - Ashley Bouder, New York City Ballet, faces body shaming and ageism:  Graham Spicer & Matthew Paluch, Gramilano

 

News - Ballet Jazz Montréal comes to Sadler’s Wells with Dance Me (to the music of Leonard Cohen):  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

News - Natalia Osipova will perform 2 programmes at the 2023 Hong Kong Arts Festival:  Enid Tsui, South China Morning Post

 

Feature - Natalie Weir, choreographer:  Matthew Lawrence, Dance Australia

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Links - Wednesday 16 November, 2022

 

 

Obituary - Patricia Ruanne, Principal dancer:  Staff, Telegraph

 

 

Review - Paul Taylor Dance Company, Arden Court, Suite from “The Hours, The Green Table, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Review - Paul Taylor Dance Company, A New Era (2 programmes reviewed), New York:  Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review

 

Review - English National Ballet, Blake Works 1, Take 5 Blues, Rite of Spring (Ek), London:  Deborah Weiss, Dance for You Magazine

 

Review - Akram Khan Company, Jungle Book Reimagined, Hong Kong:  Kevin Ng HK Economic Journal

 

Review - Dimitris Papaioannou, Transverse Orientation, New York:  Cecilia Whelan, Fjord Review

 

Review - West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Icon: An Extraordinary Event, Rita Clarke, Dance Australia

 

Preview - Royal Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Preview - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, London:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

Preview - London International Mime Festival 2023, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Video Report - Dancers who fled Russia reunite in California:  Staff, NTD

 

Feature - New Jersey Ballet:  Bruce Chadwick, New Jersey Stage

 

Book Review - Meg Howrey, They’re going to love you:  Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, NY Times

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Links - Thursday 17 November, 2022

 

 

Review - Australian Ballet, Obsidian Tear, Annealing, Everywhere we go, Sydney:  Chantal Nguyen, Bachtrack

 

Review - Miami City Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Cranko), West Palm Beach:  Donna Murray, Palm Beach Daily News

 

Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Tutus on Tour mixed programme, Dunedin:  Brenda Harwood, Otago Daily Times

 

Review - English National Ballet, Blake Works 1, Take 5 Blues, Rite of Spring (Ek); Ivan Putrov/Men in Motion 2022:  London:  Rupert Christiansen, Spectator

 

Review - Garth Fagan Dance, 2 mixed programmes, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Review - Zoe Gyssler, Firestarter, Berlin:  Veronica Posth, Seeing Dance

 

Review - Lia Rodriguez, Encantado, New York:  Candice Thompson, Fjord Review

 

Film Review - Gerard and Kelly, Panorama:  Joseph Giovannini, NY Times

 

Feature - Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales, Royal Ballet:  Annabel Sampson, Tatler

 

News - American Ballet Theater to bring Like Water for Chocolate to the Met stage in NY:  Javier C Hernández, NY Times

 

News - Birmingham Royal Ballet announces Still Life at the Penguin Cafe triple bill:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

Preview - Les Ballet Jazz de Montréal, Dance Me (to the music of Leonard Cohen), London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News - Queen Consort presents Royal Academy of Dance’s highest honour to Mikhail Baryshnikov:  Robert Jobson, Standard

 

News - Australian dancers given unexpected $2m bequest:

Elizabeth Flux, The Age

Jo Litson, Limelight

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Links – Friday 18 November

 

Obituary – Patricia Ruanne, Principal Dancer: Jane Pritchard, Guardian

 

 

Reviews – Royal Ballet, A Diamond Celebration, London:

Matthew Paluch, Gramilano

Zoe Anderson, Independent

David Jays, Evening Standard

Donald Hutera, The Times

Marianka Swain, Telegraph

Siobhan Murphy, The Stage

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

--- On costumes: Hayley Maitland, Vogue

 

Reviews – Candoco, In Side Out – Mixed bill of New Work, London:

Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

Rachel Elderkin, The Stage

Scott Matthewman, Reviews Hub

 

Review – Neil Greenberg & Friends, Betsy, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Feature – Oregon Ballet’s Gavin Hounslow: From 5th to farm and back again: Gavin Larsen, Ballet Herald

 

Feature - A pair of talented performers breaking barriers at Pacific Northwest Ballet: Anthony Monzon, CBS News

 

News - Jacob’s Pillow theater, destroyed in fire, to be rebuilt: Javier G Hernandez, NY Times

 

 

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Links - Saturday 19 November, 2022

 

 

Feature - First look at Birmingham Royal Ballet’s newly refurbished Nutcracker:  Diane Parkes, Birmingham World

 

Feature - Interviews with dancers the leading roles in La Scala Ballet’s Onegin:  Valentina Bonelli, Fjord Review

 

Review - Twyla Tharp Dance Company, In the Upper Room, Nine Sinatra Songs, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Reviews - Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Cendrillon, Washington:

Stone Meredith, Ballet Herald

Carolyn Keleman, MD Theatre Guide

 

Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Season’s Canon, Seattle:  Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World

 

Review - Candoco Dance Company, In Side Out, London:  Matthew Paluch, Gramilano

 

Review - Marissa Rae Niederhauser, Record Rewind replay record, Portland:  Amy Leona Havin, Oregon Arts Watch

 

Review - Shay Kuebler and Radical System Art, Momentum of Isolation, Portland:  Max Tapogna, Oregon Arts Watch

 

Review - New Zealand School of Dance, Performance Season 2022, Wellington:  Deidre Tarrant, NZ Theatreview

 

Reviews - Belvoir and Lingalayam Dance Company, The Jungle and the Sea, Sydney:

Kate Prendergast, Limelight

Richard Cotter, Australian Stage

 

News - Marcel Gomes appointed as artistic company manager to the Semperoper Ballett Dresden for the coming season:  Mihaila, Dance for You Magazine

 

Feature - Ashley Shaw, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella:  John Anson, Oldham Times

 

Video Feature - Misty Copeland, ABT:  Graham Bensigner (words Angela Johnson):  The Root

 

Preview - Sean Dorsey, The Lost Art of Dreaming, San Francisco:  Marke B, 48 Hills

 

Feature - The best places for flamenco in Madrid:  Amy Bell, FT

 

Feature - Inside three Arts Council funding cases (inc Ballet Black):  Mabel Banfield-Nwachi, Caroline Butterfield & Alex Needham, Guardian

 

 

 

Nutcracker Corner 2022

 

Preview - Oakland Ballet, The Nutcracker (Lustig), Oakland:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

Listing - Where to see the Nutcracker in Chicago:  Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun Times

 

Listing - Where to see the Nutcracker around New Orleans:  Victoria Andrews, NOLA

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Links – Sunday  20 November

 

Feature – I was told Black people couldn't do ballet – so I set up a dance school: Cassa Pancho, Metro

 

Review – National Ballet of Canada, Collective Agreement, Crepuscular, Concerto, Toronto: Denise Sum, danceviewtimes

 

Review – Anthony Lo-Giudice & Colleagues, Roma, Durham/Touring: Dora Frankel, BTG

 

Review – Pump Dance Studios, Roll the Dice, Wellington: Jennifer Shennan, ...  on dancing

 

Review – Larissa McGowan, Cher, Brisbane: Olivia Stewart, Limelight

 

Reviews – New Zealand School of Dance, Peformance Season 2022, Wellington:

Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing

Mona Williams, theatreview

 

Preview - Margaret Atwood wants to be surprised by MADDADDAM ballet: Karen Fricker, Toronto Star

 

Preview - Holly BlakeyCowpuncher My Ass, London, RFH: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News - Robbie Fairchild celebrates a different kind of Opening Night: Anna Grace Lee, NY Times

 

News - Ballerina Ashley Bouder says she was body shamed by the NYC Ballet: Melissa Klein & Dean Balsamini, NY Post

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Links – Monday 21 November

 

Feature - Sir Peter Wright on his decades in dance: Mark Monahan, Telegraph

 

Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, Birmingham:  John Kennedy, Reviews Hub

 

Review – Royal Ballet, A Diamond Celebration, London: Sarah Crompton, The Observer

 

Reviews – West Australian Ballet, Swan Lake (Reinvented for West Australia), Perth:

Alana Kildea, Dance Australia

Rita Clarke, Limelight

 

Review – Royal Swedish Ballet, The Concert, Theme and Variations, In the Night, Stockholm: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

 

Review – James Wilton Dance, The Four Seasons, Plymouth: Karen Bussell, BTG

 

Review – A.I.M./Kyle Abraham, Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth, Boston: Jessica Lockhart, Arts Fuse

 

Review – Union PDX Festival: Festival 22 Mixed Bill, Portland: Elizabeth Whelan, Oregon Artswatch

 

Book Review – Glimpses of Graeme by Michelle Potter: Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing

 

Book Review - They’re Going to Love You by Meg Howrey – a New York story of ballet and betrayal: Hephzibah Anderson, The Observer

 

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Links – Tuesday 22 November

 

Feature - American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet Enter New Eras With New Female Artistic Directors: Joseph Carman, Dance Magazine

 

Feature – Choreographer Katja Heitmann, turning everyday gestures Into Art: Zoey Poll & Melissa Schriek, NY Times

 

Review – Sarasota Ballet, Danses Concertantes, Dante Sonata, Rhapsody, Sarasota: Marina Harss, Fjord Review

 

Stream Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Seasons’ Canon, Catching Feelings, Duo Concertant, Seattle: Rachel Howard, Fjord Review

 

Review – West Australian Ballet, Swan Lake (Reinvented for West Australia), Perth: Jonathan W Marshall, The Conversation

 

Review – New Zealand School of Dance, Performance Season 2022, Wellington: Karen Van Ulzen, Dance Australia

 

News - The Trisha Brown Company hires a choreographer not named Trisha Brown: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

News - Northern Ballet announces major national tour for children's ballet, Ugly Duckling: Stephi Wild, BWW UK Regional

 

 

‘Tis the season ….. sort of:

Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, Birmingham:

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Fionnuala Bourke, Birmingham World

 

Review – Northern Ballet, The Nutcracker, Woking: Louise Levene, Financial Times

 

Review – Bayerisches Staatsballett, Cinderella (Wheeldon), Munich: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

 

Review – Birmingham Rep, The Snowman, London: Matthew Paluch, Gramilano

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Links – Wednesday 23 November

 

Review – New Chamber Ballet/Miro Magloire, Secret Garden (Premiere), New York: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

 

Review – Sarasota Ballet, Danses Concertantes, Dante Sonata, Rhapsody, Sarasota: Sara Rachon, Your Observer

 

Interview - Asiya Lukmanova & Russian Masters Ballet: Building future generations on a foundation of tradition: Cherilyn J Lee, Ballet Herald

 

News - Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Gala, Cadogan HallLondon: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News – Nutcrackers around the Bay Area: Philip MayardBay Area Reporter (Scroll down)

 

News - Canberra Critics’ Circle Awards (Dance) 2022: Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

 

Critics Round-up - English National Ballet's Ek/Forsythe/Quagebeur plus photo album: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

 

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Links – Thursday 24 November

 

Review – Royal Ballet, A Diamond Celebration, London: Rupert Christiansen, Spectator

 

Late review – American Ballet Theatre, Whipped Cream, New York: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Reviews - Bruno Beltrão/Grupa de RuaNew Creation, London:

Donald Hutera, The Stage

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Matthew Paluch, Gramilano

Debra Craine, The Times

Scott Matthewman, Reviews Hub

 

Feature – Chunky Move’s Joel Bray & GarabariJohn Bailey, Sydney Morning Herald

 

News - Tamara Rojo attacks England arts funding decision: Katie Razzall, BBC News/Today

 

News – Francois Alu quits Paris Opera Ballet: Staff, France 24

 

News - 2023 Native American $1 coin to feature Maria Tallchief: Staff, Ballet Herald

 

 

Some Seasonal Fare:

Reviews – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, Birmingham:

David Mead, SeeingDance

Janet McNulty, BalletcoForum

 

Tour Reviews – Northern Ballet, The Nutcracker, Norwich:

Grace Piercy, Eastern Daily Press  (also Norwich Evening News)

Sarah Hardy, Lynn News

 

Preview – Scottish Ballet, The Snow Queen, Touring: John Preece, Edinburgh Reporter

 

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Links – Friday 25 November

 

Feature – Sydney Dance company; Meet the 2022 New Breed choreographers: Charmene Yap, Jenni Large, Luke Hayward, Sophia Ndaba, Limelight

 

Tour Reviews – English National Ballet, RaymondaBristol:

Louisa Streeting, Bristol Live

Mark Taylor, Bristol World

Daniel Wood, Swindon Advertiser

Rebecca Lipkin, The Arbuturian

 

Review - Bruno Beltrão/Grupa de RuaNew Creation, London: Rachel Nouchi, BTG

 

Review – National Ballet of Canada, MaddAddamToronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Review – New Jersey Ballet, Hallelujah Junction, Purcell Suite, Who Cares? New Jersey: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

 

Review – Emilyn Claid, Untitled, London: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Preview – BalletX 2022 Fall Series, Triple Bill, Philadelphia: Staff, Ballet Herald

 

News - Ballet Icons Gala 2023, London Coliseum: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News - Ukrainians bid farewell to fallen ballet dancer: Reuters Staff, via National Post

 

 

Today’s Seasonal Fare:

Animated Feature - The tiny dancers who make NYCB’s Nutcracker sparkle: Gia Kourlas & Erik Tanner, NY Times

 

Review – Kansas City Ballet, The Nutcracker, Washington DC: Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post

 

Review – Scottish Ballet, The Snow Queen, Edinburgh:  Lorna Murray, West End

 

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Links – Saturday 26 November

 

Review – Royal Ballet, Mayerling (Sambe, Hayward), London: Matthew Paluch, Gramilano

 

Review - Birmingham Royal BalletInto the Music triple bill, London: Stuart Sweeney, Critical Dance

 

Review – National Ballet of Canada, MaddAddamToronto:

Paula Citron, Ludwigvan Toronto

Rebecca Ritzel, Globe and Mail

 

Interview - ‘What’s the least Christmassy thing I can think of?’  Lost Dog’s Ben Duke on his festive ruination: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

 

Some Seasonal Fare:

Reviews – Scottish Ballet, The Snow Queen, Edinburgh:

Thomas Dibdin, The  Stage

Mary Brennan, Glasgow Herald

 

Feature - Holiday staple 'The Nutcracker' may be darker than you think: Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post

 

News - Tulsa Ballet returns with newest Nutcracker production: Staff, Ballet Herald

 

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