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Links - Thursday 01 February, 2024

 

 

Obituaries - Chita Rivera, Broadway Star:

Michael Covey, Guardian

Peter Marks, Washington Post

Tributes: Michael Paulson & Emmanuel Morgan, NY Times

 

 

Review - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Edward Scissorhands, Milton Keynes:  Katy Roberts, Reviews Hub

 

Review - Music from the Sole, I didn’t come to stay, New York:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times

 

Review - Nihon Buyo in the 21st century: From Kabuki dance to Boléro, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

 

Preview - New York City Ballet, Let go and be free (Tiler Peck), New York:  Stefan Dias, Bakersfield.com

 

Preview Feature - Justin Peck, Illinoise, Chicago:  Courtney Keepers, Chicago Sun Times

 

Preview - Dance Theatre of Harlem, triple bill, Charlotte:  Lisa Vernon Sparks, Charlotte Observer

 

Preview Q&A - Dwight Rhoden, Complexions Contemporary Ballet talks about Stardust, Chicago:  Andrew Davis, Windy City Times

 

Preview - Kansas City Ballet, Underground, Kansas City:  Jillian Cheney, Religion Unplugged

 

 

News - Melissa Hamilton (Royal Ballet) & Michael Christou launch Hamilton Christou Productions:

Stephi Wild, Broadway World

Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

News - Ballet Manila reveals 2024 season:  Kristofer Purnell, Philstar

 

 

Feature - San Francisco Ballet’s Mere Mortals breaks barriers:  Garth Gimball, SF Examiner

 

Feature - Targeting dance injury at source:  David Burton, Arts Hub Australia

 

 

Documentary Preview - Madu, Nigerian teen leaves home for UK ballet school:  Benjamin VanHoose, People

 

 

 

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Links - Friday 02 February, 2024

 

 

Obituary - Chita Rivera, Broadway Star:  Joshua Chong, Toronto Star

 

 

Review - AC Workshop, La Strada; Resolution Festival, London:  Rupert Christiansen, Spectator

 

Review - AC Workshop, La Strada, London:  Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

 

Review - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Romeo and Juliet, Los Angeles:  Charles McNulty, LA Times

 

Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, quad bill, New York:  Susan Yung, Brooklyn Rail

 

Review - Bodytraffic, mixed programme, Philadelphia:  Merilyn Jackson, Fjord Review

 

Reviews = Ockham’s Razor, Tess, London:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Siobhan Murphy, Stage

Scott Matthewman, Reviews Hub

 

Review - Molissa Fenley and Company, From the Light, Between the Lamps, New York:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times

 

Review - National Ballet of China, The Red Detachment of Women, Hong Kong:  Erika Na, South China Morning Post

 

 

Preview - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Salford:  Katherine Stephenson, Salford Now

 

Preview - Joffrey Ballet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Chicago:  Candace Jordan, Chicago Star

 

Preview - Philadelphia Ballet, Giselle, Philadelphia:  Staff, Philly Voice

 

Preview - Atlanta Ballet, Coco Chanel: The Life of a Fashion Icon, Atlanta:  Sammie Purcell, Rough Draft Atlanta

 

Preview - PHILADANCO!, quad bill, New York:  Zita Allen, NY Amsterdam News

 

Video Preview - Fort Wayne Ballet, Love Notes, Fort Wayne:  Tony Betton Jr, 21 Alive News

 

 

News - Birmingham Royal Ballet announces 2024/25 season:

David Mead, Seeing Dance

Steve Orme, British Theatre Guide

 

News Feature - Switzerland changes the way dance is taught, one step at a time:  Virginie Mangin, Swiss Info

 

News - 7th Miami International Ballet Competition announces winners:  Staff, Miami Community News

 

 

Book Feature - Deborah Jowitt, Martha Graham: Errand into the Maze:  Staff, Economist

 

Feature - Tiler Peck (NYCB) won’t be dancing in her new ballet, she’ll be in the audience:  Lilah Ramzi, Vogue

 

In Conversation - Ligia Lewis, choreographer:  Amit Not, Brooklyn Rail

 

Photo Essay - In Cape Town Imbala Ballet School students rehearse ahead of gala:  Karen Winter, Daily Maverick

 

Feature - You’re free to be yourself at the Tokyo Kiki Lounge:  Kat Joplin, Japan Times

 

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Links - Saturday 03 February, 2024

 

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Concerto for Two Pianos, Odesa & more, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Review - San Francisco Ballet, Mere Mortals, San Francisco:  Holly Secon, SFist

 

Review - National Ballet of Canada, Emma Bovary, Angels’ Atlas, Ottawa:  Courtney Castelino, Broadway World

 

Review - Mark Morris Dance Group, A wooden tree, Excursions, Candleflowerdance, Castor and Pollux, Princeton NJ:  Jerry Hochman, Fjord Review

 

Reviews - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Romeo and Juliet, Los Angeles:

Eric A Gordon, People's World

Maureen Lee Lenkee, Entertainment

 

Review - Ockham’s Razor, Tess, London:  Tamsin Flower, British Theatre Guide

 

 

Preview - La Scala Ballet, triple bill, Milan:  Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

Preview - Tulsa Ballet, Alice in Wonderland (Tindall), Tulsa:  James D Watts Jr, Tulsa World

 

Preview - Colorado Ballet, Jeckyll and Hyde (Caniparoli), Denver:  Marc Shulgold, Denver Gazette

 

Preview - Milwaukee Ballet, Genesis Choreographic Competition, Milwaukee:  John Schneider, Shepherd Express

 

Preview - Ballet Austin, Triad: Three Bold Dances, Austin:  AA Cristi, Broadway World

 

Preview - Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, double bill, Fairfax, Lincoln & Minneapolis:  Kyra Laubacher, Pointe Magazine

 

 

Preview Feature - Mhz, Ruins, Edinburgh:  Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review

 

Preview Feature - Naishi Wang & Jean Abreu, Deciphers, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa:  Anya Wassenberg, Ludwig Van

 

 

Speech - We are sleepwalking into permanent mediocrity:  Melvyn Bragg, Times

 

 

Feature - Felix Molinero del Paso, The Trocks:  Spencer Fordin, Santa Fe New Mexican

 

Feature - #Instaballet, a company based in Eugene:  Jean Zondervan, Oregon Arts Watch

 

 

News - Béjart Ballet Lausanne dismisses AD Gil Roman:  Staff, Yahoo! via AFP

 

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Links - Sunday 04 February, 2024

 

 

Obituary - Chita Rivera, Broadway Star:  Madison Darbyshire, FT

 

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Rotunda, Concerto for Two Pianos, Odesa, New York:  Mary Cargill, Danceview Times

 

Review - Kim Brandstrup, Metamorphoses (double bill), Bath:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

 

Preview - Tulsa Ballet, Strictly Gershwin (Deane), Tulsa:  James D Watts Jr, Tulsa World

 

Preview - Brooklyn Ballet, Blessings and Blues (mixed programme), New York:  AA Cristi, Broadway World

 

Preview - Texas Ballet Theater, Brilliants (mixed programme), Fort Worth & Dallas:  AA Cristi, Broadway World

 

Parent Preview - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Swan Lake: How to prepare (and engage) kids in the ballet performance, Seattle:  David Turner, Seattle's Child

 

 

Feature - Anthony Madu, Nigerian dancer at UK ballet school:  Kieran Gair, Times (share token)

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Links - Monday 05 February, 2024

 

 

Tribute - Sir Jon Trimmer KNZM MBE, dancer:  Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing

 

 

Review - Bath & London:  Sarah Crompton, Observer

Kim Brandstrup, Metamorphoses (double bill)

AC Workroom, La Strada

 

Review - Kim Brandstrup, Metamorphoses (double bill), Bath:  Louise Levine, FT

 

Review - Royal Ballet, Manon, London:  Staff, Theatre Monkey

 

Review - push/FOLD Dance Company & Portland Symphony Choir, Vespers, Beaverton:  Daryl Browne, Oregon Arts Watch

 

 

Preview - Ballet West, Swan Lake, Salt Lake City:  Ashley Fredde,

 

 

Feature - 99-year-old dancer at Inverness care home enjoys trip down memory lane as Scottish Ballet visit:  Rachel Smart, Inverness Courier

 

 

News - Australian success at Prix de Lausanne:

Staff, Dance Australia

Jason Blake, Limelight

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Links - Tuesday 06 February, 2024

 

 

Feature - Can the Southbank Centre’s new boss get us dancing for joy:  Neil Fisher, Times (share token)

 

 

Reviews - New York City Ballet, Rotunda, Concerto for Two Pianos, Odesa, New York:

Ivy Lin, Bachtrack

Nadia Vostrikov, Ballet Herald

 

Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Swan Lake, Seattle:  Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

 

Review - Norwegian National Ballet, Diamonds, Stop-Motion, Schubert, Oslo:  Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Review - Kim Brandstrup, Metamorphoses (double bill), Bath:  Donald Hunters, Times (share token)

 

Review - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Romeo and Juliet, Los Angeles:  Kevin Taft, We Live Entertainment

 

Review - Akram Khan Company, Jungle Book Reimagined, Canberra:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Reviews - Ockham’s Razor, Tess, London:

Graham Watts, Gramilano

Franco Milazzo, Broadway World

 

Review - Manipulate Festival, Edinburgh:  Mark Fisher, Guardian

 

 

Preview Feature - École des Sables/Pina Bausch Foundation, The Rite of Spring, common ground[s], San Francisco & Berkeley:  Áimee Ts’ao, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

Preview/Interview - Atlanta Ballet, Coco Chanel: The Life of a Fashion Icon (Ochoa), Atlanta:  Alanna Love, En Face Magazine

 

Preview Feature - LA Dance Project, Romeo and Juliet, Sydney:  Sarah Ward, Concrete Playground

 

Preview Feature - Ballet Jörgen, Anne of Green Gables, Vancouver:  Emily Lyth, Stir

 

 

News - Birmingham Royal Ballet principal, César Morales, to leave the company after 16 years to join Santiago Ballet as AD:  Staff, Fan Carpet

 

News - Congratulations to the 2024 Prix de Lausanne winners!: Amy Brandt, Pointe Magazine

 

News - Cape Town City Ballet appoints David Nixon as Artistic Producer:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

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Links - Wednesday 07 February, 2024

 

 

Review - New York City Ballet, 3 performances, New York:  Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

 

Review - San Francisco Ballet, Mere Mortals, San Francisco:  Patrick Redford, Defector

 

 

Preview Feature - École des Sables/Pina Bausch Foundation, The Rite of Spring, common ground[s], San Francisco & Berkeley:  Philip Mayard, Bay Area Reporter

 

Preview - Empower in Motion Gala, London:  Stefan Kyriazis, Express

 

Preview Feature - San Francisco Ballet, British Icons (double bill), San Francisco:  Aimée Ts’ao, SF Classical Voice

 

Preview - Scottish Ballet, Cinders!, Newcastle:  Darcie Rawlings, Northern Echo

 

Preview Feature - Eugene Ballet, Portrait in Glass, Gatsby, Eugene:  Jean Zondervan, Oregon Arts Watch

 

Preview - Pontus Lidberg Dance, On the nature of rabbits, New York:  Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World

 

Preview Feature - Tucson Ballet, triple bill, Tucson:  Cathalena E Burch, Tucson.com

 

 

News - Northern Ballet announces 2024-25 season:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

 

Feature - George Lee, the original Tea in Balanchine’s Nutcracker:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times

 

Feature - Los Angeles works to build its dance muscles:  Robin Pogrebin, NY Times

 

Feature - French designer Jérôme Kaplan creates magic for Atlanta Ballet’s Coco Chanel:  Gillian Anne Renault, ArtsATL

 

Feature - Denecia Allen: I have cerebral palsy and I dance - Empower in Motion Gala:  Stefan Kyriazis, Express

 

Photo Essay - Behind the scenes with the National Ballet of Ukraine:  Sara Harowitz & Tom Paillé, Straight

 

Video Feature - Special guests in Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet:  Kayla Rosen, CTV News

 

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Links - Thursday 08 February, 2024

 

 

Tribute - Hinton Battle, Broadway star:  André De Shields and Chris Wiegand, Guardian

 

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Fancy Free, In the Night, The Four Seasons, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Reviews - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Edward Scissorhands, Birmingham:

Alison Norton, Express and Star

Lina Jha & Megan Hughes, Redbrick

 

Review - Hungarian National Ballet, Dancetriptych (triple bill to Bartók), Budapest:  Gianmarco Segato, Bachtrack

 

Review - Kodo Drummers, Warabe, London:  Ian Gittins, FT

 

 

Gallery - Royal Ballet, Dark with Excessive Bright, London:  Tristram Kenton, Guardian

 

 

Preview - Miami City Ballet, Winter Mix (mixed programme), Miami:  Staff, Miami New Times

 

Preview - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Swan Lake, Spokane:  Ed Honduran, Spokesman-Review

 

Preview - National Ballet of Ukraine, Nadiya Ukraine, Calgary:  Eric Volmer’s, Calgary Herald

 

Preview - Colorado Ballet, Jekyll and Hyde (Caniparoli), Denver:  Eden Lane:  CPR News

 

Preview - Celebrity Ballet Gala, Limassol:  Eleni Philippou, Cyprus Mail

 

Preview - Extended Play, How to build a universe, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Preview - Ballet Kelowna, double bill of 2 world premieres, Kelowna:  Madison Reeve, Castanet

 

Preview - Ballet Edmonton and more, Edmonton:  Angela Johnson, Edmonton Journal

 

 

Feature - Edwaard Liang, AD Washington Ballet:  Robert Bettmann, Washingtonian

 

Feature - Tiler Peck opens up about her choreographic debut at NYCB:  Caedra Scott-Flaherty, NY Observer

 

Feature - Joe Powell-Main, wheelchair dancer:  Stefan Kyriazis, Express

 

 

News - Northern Ballet replaces live orchestra with recorded music in upcoming shows:  Siena Linton, Classic FM

 

News - The latest from Queensland Ballet:  Olivia Stewart, In Queensland

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Links - Friday 09 February, 2024

 

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Polyphonia, Barber Violin Concerto, The Times are Racing, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Four Temperaments, Liebeslieder Walzer, New York:  Ivy Lin, Bachtrack

 

Reviews - Empower in Motion Gala, London:

Matthew Paluch, Broadway World

Nancy Brie, West End Best Friend

 

Reviews - Scottish Ballet, Cinders!, Newcastle:

Jonathan Cash, Reviews Hub

Dora Frankel, British Theatre Guide

 

Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Programme A, Washington:  Emily Berger, Broadway World

 

Review - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Edward Scissorhands, Birmingham:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Review - Philadanco, Intangible! (Quad bill), New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Physical Theatre Review - Frantic Assembly, Metamorphosis, London:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

 

Preview Feature - Naishi Wang & Jean Abreu, Deciphers, Toronto:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Documentary Preview - George Lee: Ten Times Better:  Staff, CBS News

 

Preview - Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Giselle, Miami:  Staff, Miami New Times

 

 

Feature - Why the toxic ballet world is resistant to change:  Charlotte Lytton, Telegraph (paywalled)

 

Feature - Yuan Yuan Tan, SF Ballet, looks beyond her final company bow:  Rachel Howard, SF Chronicle

 

Photo Essay - Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater, The Jungle Book:  John Posada, New Jersey Stage

 

Feature - Wonderbound, ballet company based in Denver:  Kirsten Dahl Collins, Colorado Community

 

Feature - Rarely seen portraits of Rudolf Nureyev:  Colin Jones & Miss Rosen, AnOther Magazine

 

Feature - To attend dance class, Black Dancers must first learn to occupy white spaces:  A Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, Parents

 

Feature - Prisca Zeisel - from Germany to Russia:  Jack Devant, Gramilano

 

 

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Links – Saturday 10 February, 2024

 

Review – The Royal Ballet, Manon, cinema relay: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

 

Review – Birmingham Royal BalletThe Sleeping Beauty, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton:

Matt Davey, Southern Daily Echo
Lyndon Hogg, New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times

 

Review – New York City Ballet, The Four Temperaments/Liebeslieder Walzer, David H Koch Theater, New York NY: Mary Cargill, danceviewtimes

 

Review – West Australian Ballet, Metamorphosis: Ballet at the Quarry, Quarry Amphitheatre, Perth WA:

Melinda Webster, The West Australian (paywalled)

Deborah Jones, deborah jones: FollowSpot

 

Review – Milwaukee Ballet, Genesis International Choreographic Competition, Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI: Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Review – Madu, documentary feature: Carlos Aguilar, Variety

 

 

Preview – Royal Opera House, Festival of New Choreography: Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper

 

Preview – Jamiel Lawrence Ballet Nights, Ballet Nights 004, Lanterns Studio Theatre, London: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Preview – Ballet West, Swan Lake, Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City UT: Les Roka, The Utah Review

 

Preview – Ballet Kelowna, Mustard/Delicate Fire, Kelowna Community Theatre: Dan Walton, Penticton Herald

 

Preview – DBDT: Encore!, Dallas Black Dance Theater, McMahon Auditorium, Lawton OK: Safak Costu, The People's Network

 

Preview – Avant Chamber Ballet, Walpurgisnacht/Swan Lake Act 2/Romeo and Juliet (Mejia), Moody Performance Hall, Dallas TX: Manuel Mendoza, The Dallas Morning News

 

Preview – Asian American Ballet Project, Beginnings, on-demand stream: San Francisco Examiner

 

Preview/Feature – Dance on Camera 2024: A Festival of Love, Water and Kinesthetic Empathy Starts Today: Caedra Scott-Flaherty, Observer

 

 

News – Backlash against Northern Ballet recorded music plans intensifies: Georgia Luckhurst, The Stage

 

 

Video News – Royal Winnipeg Ballet deals with online ticket fraud: CBC (Canada)

 

 

Feature – The Dance Locker: Tzu-Chao Chou: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Feature – Jessica Lang’s Twinkle – A Star-Studded New Ballet: Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper

 

Feature – WA Ballet presents George Williamson world premiere at Metamorphosis: Ballet at the Quarry for Perth Festival: Tanya MacNaughton, The West Australian (paywalled)

 

Feature – From Peruvian folk dance to Nina Simone: Miami-born choreographer comes home with new ballet: Christine DiMattei, WLRN Miami

 

Feature – How Cuban Ballet is Helping Latinos Preserve Their History in Miami’s Hispanic Cultural Arts Center: Rocio Magnani, The Latin Times

 

Feature – We have MS and we’re not invisible: We’re dancing at the Royal Ballet & this is our story: Stefan Kyriazis, Daily Express

 

Feature – Central New York Ballet ushers in era of artistic collaboration and community involvement: Emma Misiaszek, CNY Central

 

Feature – RNZB named ‘Bloody Good Workplace’: Sarah Griffiths, The Post

 

Feature – Interlochen ballet dancers reunite with their 1960s performance dresses: Alli Baxter, UpNorthLive

 

 

Video Feature – ‘Athletes are beautiful artists’: Kansas City Ballet challenges San Francisco Ballet to dance off: KSHB 41, YouTube

 

Video Feature – New film tells life story of New York City Ballet’s first Asian dancer: CeFaan Kim, The Citizen

 

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Links: Sunday 11 February,  2024

 

 

Review – Empower in Motion Gala, London- Deborah Weiss, Bachtrack

 

Review - Akram Khan, Chotto Desh, London: Alastair McCauley, Slipped Disc

 

Review – Sao Paolo Dance Company, Triple Bill, Sadlers Wells, London

Jonathan Gray, Gramilano

Marianka Swain, Telegraph (paywall)

 

Review - Varna International Ballet, Swan Lake, Norwich: Charles Bliss, Eastern Daily Press

 

Review –NYCB, Contemporary: Leigh Witchel, Dance Log

 

Review - Atlanta Ballet, Coco Chanel, Atlanta: Celia Wren, Washington Post

 

Review – Ballet West,  Swan Lake – Edward Reichel, Utah Arts Review

 

Review – Carolina Ballet, Rhapsody in Blue, Carolina: Megan Eesley, The Seahawk

 

Review – Pina Bausch/Sadlers Wells/Ecole des Sables, Rite of Spring, Los Angeles: Jillian Verzwyvelt, Ballet Herald

 

Review- West Australian Ballet, Metamorphosis, Perth

Staff, Out in Perth

Rita Clark, Limelight

 

Feature – Alexei Ratmansky: Marina Harss, New York Times

 

Preview Feature– The give and take between music and movement: A closer look at these unique challenges in Ballet West’s production of Swan Lake -  Les Roka, The Utah Review

 

Preview  - 52nd Annual Dance on Camera Festival, Lincoln Center, NY: Caedra Scott Flaherty, Observer

 

Preview – Houston Contemporary Dance Company, The House Chris Becker, Houston City Book

 

Film Review – ’10 Times Better’ – CeFaan Kim, ABC 7NY

 

News – Alternative funding plan for Suffolk proposed by Equity: Matthew Hemley, The Stage 

 

News  - Local stores offer ‘Swan Lake’ deals; fashion-show designers named: Helaine Williams, NW Arkansas Democrat Gazette

 

And finally, one for those of us taking in multiple casts/dates

Feature – For the Love of Theatre: These superfans have seen their favourite shows up to 800 times: Glenn Sumi, The Star

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Links: Monday 12 Feburary 2024

 

 

Review- Royal Ballet, Dark with Excessive Bright, Royal Opera House, London

Alastair McCauley, Slipped Disc

Matthew Paluch, Gramilano

Debra Craine, The Times

Sakchi Kandelwal, BNN

 

Review – Sao Paolo Dance Company, Triple Bill, Sadlers Wells, London

Nicola Claire, Seeing Dance

Vera Leber, British Theatre Guide

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Review, San Francisco Ballet, British Icons, San Francisco: Jim Munson, Broadway World

 

Review- West Australian Ballet, Metamorphosis: Ballet at the Quarry, Perth: Alana Kildare, Dance Australia

 

Review- Fernando Alonso National School, Young Talents Gala, Cuba: National Center for Arts Schools Staff, World Nation News

 

Article - The Royal Ballet celebrates new talent in choreography with edgy set design: Hannah Silverman, Wallpaper

 

Film review - Scottish Ballet, Starstruck, Emmanuel Abara Benson, BNN

 

Preview- Lowell House Opera,  The Unknowable: An Operatic Ballet in 2 Acts, Boston : Staff, Broadway World

 

Preview- The Trocks, Aspen District Theater: Staff, Aspen Times

 

Feature- We have MS and ballet together at the ROH - Not a bad date, right? Stefan Kyriazis, Daily Express

 

Article- Ballet Star Patricia Zhou: Passion, Resilience, Artistic Exploration Journey Unveiled:  Maria Alejandra Trujillo, BNN

 

Article- Dancing for Life: Staff, Dance Australia 

 

Article - Ralph Fiennes: West End theatre prices ‘worryingly high’: Charlotte Gallagher,BBC News

 

Article - Eddie Moffat: The unicycling ballet dancer on Austin, Texas: Geeta Pillali, BNN

 

And finally, an early Valentine’s story…

 

Interview - A (ballet) love story: La Jolla couple to share local stage in upcoming production of ‘Don Juan’: Ashley Mackin-Solomon, San Diego Tribune

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Links - Tuesday, 13 February, 2024

 

 

 

Review- Royal Ballet, Dark with Excessive Bright, ROH: Nicola Rayner, The Stage (paywall)

 

Review- Sao Paolo Dance Company, Triple Bill, Sadlers Wells: 

Siobhan Murphy, The Stage  (paywall)

Lucy Carter, Everything Theatre

Matthew Paluch, Broadway World

 

Review - THE Dance Company, Rethinking Coexistence, Coronet Theatre, London: David Mead, Seeing Dance 

 

Review - Spanish National Ballet, Afandor, Teatro Real, Madrid: Cristina de Lucas, Bachtrack

 

Review - Alvin Ailey, Program B, Washington DC: Emily Berger, Broadway World

 

Review - Tribe, Black Hole, Boston: Debra Cask, Arts Fuse

 

Review, Acosta Danca Junior Co, Havana: Staff, Prensa Latina

 

Review – Akram Khan, Jungle Book, Perth, Australia; Isabelle Leclezio, Dance Australia

 

Review - Black Swan State Theatre Company, The Pool, Perth: Deborah Jones, Limelight

 

Preview- Ballet Nights, Spring 2024, London: Staff, Gramilano

 

Preview - Sao Paolo Dance Company, Triple Bill, Nottingham: Diane Parkes, Left Lion

 

Preview – Ballet Frontier, Romeo and Juliet, Texas: Stephen Montoya, Fort Worth Magazine

 

Preview – Ballet BC, ‘NOW’ triple bill, Vancouver:  Staff, Stir

 

Preview – Compania Nacional de Danza, Triple Bill: Victoria Looseleaf, San Francisco Classical Voice

 

Preview- Covent Garden Dance Company, Iconique Dinner Ballet Gala, Bahamas: Staff, Tribune

 

Preview- Joffrey Ballet, Cosmic Rhythms, Chicago: Oliver Sava, Block Club Chicago

 

Season Preview - Ballet Manila, 2024 season, Manila: Staff, Business Mirror

 

News - Northern Ballet replaces live music with recordings at upcoming shows

Siena Linton, Classic FM

Staff, The Strad

Mary Stone, Arts Professional (paywall)

 

News - Your February Roster Roundup - dancers and directors on the move: Kyra Laubacher, Pointe Magazine

 

Article- Knutsford dancer in English Youth Ballet’s production of Cinderella: Barbara Jordan, Knutsford Guardian

 

Article- Central New York Ballet Company makes waves with inaugural dance project, Ebenezer Mensah, BNN

 

Article - A tale of two ballets: Can CNY support Syracuse’s duelling dance troupes? Linda Loomis, Syracuse.com

Article- What it’s like to write for Dance Magazine: Haley Hilton, Dance Magazine 

 

Sponsored content - A day in the life of a Grand Rapids Ballet Company dancer, Lindsay Hoffman, Fox 17

 

Feature – As RWB launches grand romance, company couples talk about their own personal pas de deux: Jen Zoratti, The Free Press

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Links - Wednesday, 14th February 2024

 

Happy Valentine's Day to all who are celebrating.  Although I am posting these links, Blossom has done all the work, so a big thank you to her.  I added the bit at the end!

 

Review – Royal Ballet, Manon, ROH: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Review – Royal Ballet, Dark with Excessive Bright, ROH: Franco Milazzo, Broadway World

 

Review – Twyla Tharp, You Dig Down, You Settle In, You Don’t Stop, New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Review – Mia Zalukar and Bruno Isaković, Kill B, New York: Siobhan Burke, NY Times

 

Review – Philadanco, Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth, New York: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

 

Review – San Francisco BalletBritish Icons: Lauren Harvey, Daily Californian

 

Review – Tulsa BalletStrictly Gershwin: James D. Watts Jr, Tulsa World

 

Review – Universal BalletKorea Emotion, Hwang Dong-hee, Korea Herald

 

Preview: Mark Bruce Dance CompanyFrankenstein: David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Preview – Boston Ballet, ‘Winter Experience’, Nasiru Eneji Abdulrasheed, BNN

 

Preview – Inland Pacific BalletBeauty and the Beast: Stephen Wild, Broadway World

 

Preview – Anatalya State Opera and BalletKanli Nigar, Staff, Daily Sabah

 

Ballet movie alert – Ballet drama ‘Joila’ starring Talia Ryer, Diane Kruger acquired by Vertical: Matt Grobar, Deadline

 

Article – Preserving the passion: Northern Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet: Arts and Culture news, Leeds University

 

Article – Jean Butler choreographs the past and future of Irish dance, Marina Harss, NY Times

 

Article – The Trocks celebrate 50 years: Jacqueline Reynolds, Aspen Daily News

 

Interview: Ji Pyeong-kwon’s gugak crossover resonates in ballet ‘Korea Emotion’: Hwang Dong-hee, Korea Herald

 

News – Zeta Inwood Charter School Students Enthralled by NYC Ballet Show:  Staff, Harlem World

 

News – Dionne Figgins on providing supporting dance education in New York City public schools: Kate Mattingley, Dance Magazine

 

Feature – How 3 dancers are launching their choreography careers: Claudia Bauer, Pointe Magazine

 

And finally, because it’s Valentine’s Day:

Video/Article – Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce Dance and Smooch at Superbowl After Party:  Bailey Richards, People

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Links - Thursday, 15th February 2024

 

 

Interview – Olga Smirnova:  Debra Craine,  The Times

 

Interview – Ksenia Ovsyanik:  Svetlana Avvakum, Dance For You Magazine

 

Interview -  Cleveland Ballet’s New AD Timour Bourtasenkov:  Steve Sucato, Pointe Magazine

 

Interview – Germaine Acogny, The Mother of African Dance:  Alice Kemp-Habib, Guardian

 

Review – Mzansi Ballet, The Gold Rhino of  Mapungubwe:  Jaime Uranovsky,  Broadway World

 

Review – T.H.E. Dance Company: Triple Bill, Singapore:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Review – MimeLondon: This and That, Thom Punton, The Reviews Hub

 

Article – Dance Your Way To Better Mental Health:  Staff, Neuroscience News

 

Article – Backstage at the Balletcore Recital, NYC:  Emily Leibert,  The Cut

 

For those of you who speak German, review of Georgian State Ballet’s Swan Lake, with a happy end!  This is the production coming to London in August:

Review – Georgian State Ballet, Swan Lake, Angela Reinhardt, Dance For You Magazine

 

 

 

Well, for me this is ballet! How can it be 40 years since Bolero??!!

 

News – Torvill and Dean Announce Their Retirement:  Staff,  BBC

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Links – Friday, 16th February 2024

 

Interview – New ENB Artistic Director Aaron Watkin: Claire Allfree, The Telegraph (paywall)

 

Review – Royal Ballet:  Dark With Excessive Bright, Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

 

Reviews – Tanztheater Wuppertal:  Nelken, Sadler’s Wells:

 

Donald Hutera,       The Times (share token)

Zoe Anderson,        The Independent

David Jays,             The Guardian

Jonathan Gray,       Gramilano

Chris Lilly,               The Reviews Hub

Siobhan Murphy,    The Stage (paywall)

Matthew Paluch,     Broadway World

Monica Cox,            Voice Magazine

Stuart King,              London Box Office

Dominica Plummer, The Spy In The Stalls

Bengi-Sue Sirin,       Dance Art Journal

 

Article – Can Northern Ballet Sinfonia Survive?  Hugh Morris, Van Magazine 

 

Reviews – Twyla Tharp:  From Three Sides Now:

Siobhan Burke, NY Times (paywall)

Ivy Lin,  Bachtrack

 

Review – Pina Bausch: The Rite of Spring, Los Angeles, Jane Rosenberg, Seen and Heard International

 

Article – San Francisco Ballet Given $60million gift:  NY Times (paywall)

 

Preview – Flamenco Performers Unite for Paco de Lucia Festival: John Soltes,  Hollywood Soap Box

 

 

And finally, something sweet to start the weekend.  Happy Lunar New Year!

 

Video – Girl in China Practicing Dragon Dance Gets Help From The Professionals:

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Links – Saturday 17 February, 2024

 

Review – Jean Butler, What We Hold, Irish Arts Center, New York NY: Brian Seibert, The New York Times (paywalled)

 

Review – Joffrey Ballet, Studies in Blue, Lyric Opera House, Chicago IL:

Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune

Kathy D. Hey, Third Coast Review

Nitish Verma, BNN Breaking/The People's Network

 

Review – Madison Ballet, Paquita / Armistice / Agapé / Farewell / Dance Odyssey / Recession / Something to Remember You By, Promenade Hall, Madison WI: Dan Van Note, The Cap Times

 

Review – New York City Ballet, Solitude, David H. Koch Theater, New York NY: Gia Kourlas, The New York Times (paywalled)

 

Review – The Royal Ballet, Festival of New Choreography, Royal Opera House:

Jonathan Gray, Gramilano

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

David Jays, The Guardian

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Alastair Macaulay, Slipped Disc

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph

Siobhan Murphy, The Stage (paywalled)

Joy Sable, The Jewish Chronicle

Catherine Smith Perez, This is Local London

 

Review – San Francisco Ballet, British Icons (Song of the Earth / Marguerite and Armand), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA: Charles Lewis III, 48 hills

 

Review – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Nelken, Sadler’s Wells, London:

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Review – Twyla Tharp Dance, Ocean’s Motion / Brel / The Ballet Master, The Joyce Theater, NY:

Christina Pandolfi, Broadway World

Liana Wilson-Graff, Splash Magazine

 

Review – The Washington Ballet, Jazz Icons: A Fine Romance, Eisenhower Theater, The Kennedy Center, Washington DC:

Carolyn Keleman, MD Theatre Guide

Celia Wren, The Washington Post (paywalled)

 

 

Preview – The Australian Ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, including discussion of 'blockbuster ballets', Capitol Theatre, Sydney NSW / State Theatre, Melbourne Vic: Hannah Story, The Age

 

Preview – BalletMet, Asian Voices, Davidson Theatre, Columbus OH: En Face Magazine

 

Preview – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, touring to Birmingham, Salford, Sunderland, Plymouth, Bristol and Sadler’s Wells: Vivian Summers, ATV Today

 

Preview – Cincinnati Ballet, Don Quixote, Music Hall, Cincinnati OH: Janelle Gelfand, Cincinnati Business Courier

 

Preview – Dance for Ukraine II gala, London Palladium: Stefan Kyriazis, Express

 

 

News – Cape Town City Ballet reveals repertoire for 2024: Tamlynne Thompson and Staff Reporter, Plainsman

 

News – A new Nutcracker as English National Ballet’s 75th season is announced: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

News – Nigerian star of viral video stars in MADU, a Disney documentary filmed at Elmhurst Ballet School: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

News – S.F. Ballet receives $60 million donation, the largest in its history: Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

 

News – San Francisco Ballet Star Yuan Yuan Tan Gracefully Exits Stage after 29-Year Career: Eric Tanaka, Hoodline.com

 

 

Article – Endnotes: ‘The Swans of Harlem’ by Karen Valby, how the book came together: PW Staff, Publishers Weekly

 

 

Feature – Dancer Tiler Peck makes her choreography debut at the New York City Ballet: Brooke Lefferts (Associated Press), ABC News

 

Feature – Career-ending injury didn’t stop Ballet Kelowna director, Simone Orlando, AD/CEO Kelowna Ballet: Brittany Webster, Kelowna Capital News

 

Feature – Why Houston Ballet’s Gian Carlo Perez Lives for the Stage: Emma Love Suddarth, Pointe Magazine (paywalled)

 

Feature – Dance artist Elle Sofe Sara draws on Sámiland roots in Vástádus eana – The answer is land: Janet Smith, Stir Arts & Culture

 

Feature – Beyond the Exaltation of the Individual Dancer, How Thomas Forster reminds us of the social dimension of dance: Alice Courtright, The Hedgehog Review

 

Feature – How the Choreographer for ‘Poor Things’ Uses Dance to Tell the Story, Constanza Macras, founder of the Berlin

dance company DorkyPark, uses “dance as a function, as a language,” in her work, be it for the stage or the screen: A.J. Goldmann, The New York Times (paywalled)

 

 

Book Review/Interview – Tammy Greenwood, The Still Point: Sophie Bress, Fjord Review

 

 

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Links: Sunday 18 February 2024

 

 

Review – New York City Ballet, Solitude (and more), David H Koch Theatre, New York:

Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

Mary Cargill, Dance View Times

 

Review – Grand Kyiv Ballet, Giselle, Boston, Jed Gottleib, Boston Herald

 

Preview – Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Deep River, Lincoln Center, New York

Dil Bar Irshad, BNN

Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Preview – Grand Kyiv Ballet, Giselle, Albany, New York; Geraldine Freedman, Daily Gazette

 

Preview - Sacramento Ballet, Cinderella: Staff, Sacramento Bee

 

Interview - Choreographer Gemma Bond on returning to The Royal Ballet and her new work, Boundless: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

Feature – Duets in Greyscale: Wendy Perron

 

News- Utah Senate Honors Ballet West’s ‘The Nutcracker’ as a Living State Landmark: Sakchi Khandelwal, BNN

 

News – Teatro Colon, 2024 Season, Staff, Breaking Latest News

 

Article – Alvin Ailey, Iconic choreographer and dance photos: Staff, Alaska Commons

 

Article - Breaking Barriers: David Ledford West's Journey to Redefine Ballet Through Diversity and Inclusion: Salman Khan, BNN

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Links – Monday, 19th February 2024

 

Reviews – Royal Ballet,  Festival of New Choreography:

Debra Craine, The Times (share token)

Jenny Strong, London Unattached

David Mead,   Seeing Dance

 

Review – NYC Ballet, Solitude:  Gia Kourlas,   NY Times (paywall)

 

Review – Various: Nelken, Dark With Excessive Bright, Sao Paolo Dance Company:  Sarah Crompton, The Observer

 

Reviews – Tanztheater Wuppertal: Nelken

Graham Watts,   Bachtrack

Helen Hawkins,  Arts Desk

 

Feature – Royal Ballet Dancers Aim To Inspire Bradford School Children: Alex Moss, BBC

 

Feature – 92NY Celebrates 150 Years:  Staff,  Dance Magazine

 

Preview – Prix de Lausanne Rising Stars:  Ruth Leon,  Slipped Disc

 

Article – Musicians’ Union Launches Petition in Support of Northern Ballet:  Florence Lockheart,  Classical Music

 

Interview – Joshua Junker, Royal Ballet:   Olive Pometsey, The Face.

 

Review – Justin Peck:  Illinoise (Chicago), Steven Oxman, Chicago Sun Times

 

Review – Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal:  Essence, Merilyn Jackson, Fjord Review (part paywalled)

 

Review – Dance Danced Dancing (Wellington, NZ):  Teianna Chenkovic, Theatre View

 

Article – Young Cornish Students Selected for 2024 Dance World Cup:  John Danks, BBC

 

Review – Niruparma and Radendra (Kathak): Abhisar and Panduranga, VV Ramani, The Hindu

 

 

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Links, Tuesday, 20 February 2024

 

Review – Royal Ballet, Festival of New Choreography, ROH London, Deborah Weiss, Bachtrack

 

Review – Carlos Acosta, On Before, Edinburgh: Kathy Elgin, Bachtrack

 

Review – Ivan Putrov Productions, Dance for Ukraine, London Palladium, Debra Craine, The Times (share token)

 

Review – Staatsballet, Forsythe mixed programme, Berlin: Katja Vaghi, Bachtrack

 

Review – Joffrey Ballet, Studies in Blue, Chicago, Hedy Weiss, WTTW News

 

Review – Kansas City Ballet, Peter Pan, Kansas City: Hilary Stroh, Bachtrack

 

Review – Cincinnati Ballet, Don Quixote, Cincinnati, David Lyman, Cincinnati.com

 

Preview – Jamiel Devernay-Laurence,  Ballet Nights, Lanterns Studio Theatre, Canary Wharf: Teresa Guerrero, Culture Whisper

 

Preview-  Grand Kyiv Ballet, GISELLE 60 date US Tour, Boston, Chloe Rabinowitz, BNN

 

Preview/Feature – Boston Ballet, Raymonda, Boston: Jennifer Heimlich, Pointe Magazine

 

Preview – Houston Ballet, Cinderella, Texas: Margaret Downing, Houston Press

 

Preview -  Grand Rapids Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Michigan, Staff, Grand Rapids Magazine

 

Preview – Ballet Ariel, Spring triple bill, Colorado, Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

Preview – Co3. West Australia, STATE, Carnivale 6, Strut,  State Theatre of West Australia:  State of Wests Australia theatre, Dance Australia

 

Preview - Lenende Ballet,  Kazka: A fairytale of love, los and a mysterious blue fox, Victoria and NSW, Australia: Gabi Berman, Aussie Theatre

 

Preview - Ballet Manilla, 2024 season, Staff, Malayan Business Insight

 

Feature - A Guide to Manon – MacMillan’s biographer, Jann Parry, observes Natalia Osipova as Manon, with Reece Clarke :Jann Parry, Gramilano

 

News - Twirling like Ivy: Columbia Ballet Collaborative’s ‘Ivy Ballet Exchange’ weaves three institutions together, Joyce Zheng, Columbia Spectator

 

News - The Joffrey Ballet Welcomes New Member To Its Board Of Directors And Appoints Two New Life Directors, Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World

 

News - Joffrey Ballet to make Sun Valley debut in June: Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World

 

News- New nonprofit Dance Tampa Bay on mission to cultivate vibrant dance community in Bay Area: Christopher Curry, 83 degrees

 

Feature – Meet Linda Ridgeway-Gamblin: Staff, Dance Australia

 

News – PA Staff en pointe with rehab ballet programme: Staff, Metro South Herald

 

News – Opportunities galore for ballet teachers, Anna Mametja, The Citizen

 

And finally, a story about an Australian rugby player turning to ballet to stay injury free:-

News - Tommy Tutu: How ballet exercises are keeping Trbojevic injury-free: Christian Nicolussi, Sydney Morning Herald

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Links - Wednesday 21 February, 2024

 

 

Obituary - Eleanor Fazan OBE, director, actress, dancer, choreographer:  Staff, Times

 

Obituary - Robin Windsor, dancer:  Alexi Duggins, Guardian

 

 

Reviews - Ivan Putrov Productions, Dance for Ukraine, London:

Helen Hawkins, Arts Desk

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Rotunda, Concerto for Two Pianos, Odesa, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Reviews - Tanztheater Wuppertal, Nelken, London:

Matthew Paluch, Broadway World

Jordan Lian, Seeing Dance

Jess Gonzalez, Everything Theatre

 

Review - Empower in Motion Gala, London:  Kathrina FerrugiapKriel, Gramilano

 

Review - Joffrey Ballet, Studies in Blue (triple bill), Chicago:  JT Newman, Chicago Reader

 

Reviews - Twyla Tharp Dance, triple bill, New York:

Joel Benjamin, Theater Scene

Christina Pandolfi, Broadway World

Jocelyn Noveck, ABC News

 

Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Swan Lake, Seattle:  Dean Speer, Critical Dance

 

Review - Washington Ballet, Jazz Icons: A Fine Romance, Washington:  Roger Catlin, Broadway World

 

Review - Ècole des Sables/Pina Bausch Foundation, The Rite of Spring, common ground[s], Berkeley:  Lou Fancher, 48 Hills

 

Review - Perth:  Jonathan W Marshall, Dance Australia

Matt Pasquet, Only Bones V.1.9

The Farm, Stunt Double

 

Review - Varna International Ballet, The Nutcracker, Brighton:  John Groves, London Theatre 1

 

 

Feature - Seoul Metropolitan Ballet:  Hwang Dong-Hee, Korea Herald

 

Feature - Restless Dance Theatre:  Walter Marsh, Guardian

 

Feature - Polly Bennett, choreographer:  Fiona Golfar, FT

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Links – Thursday 22 February 2024

 

Obituary – Hilary Trotter, dance writer, advocate and activist: Michelle Potter, Michelle Potter…on dancing

 

 

Review – Ivan Putrov Productions, Dance for Ukraine II, London Palladium, London UK: John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard International

 

Review – Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Edward Scissorhands, Liverpool Empire, Liverpool UK: Ellen Kirwin, Liverpool Echo

 

Review – Joffrey Ballet, Studies in Blue, Lyric Opera House, Chicago IL: Hugh Iglarsh, New City Stage

 

Review – Twyla Tharp Dance, Ocean’s Motion / Brel / The Ballet Master, Joyce Theater, New York NY

Jocelyn Noveck, Japan Today

Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Review – Ballet Fantastique, Cinderella: The ‘60s Rock Opera, Hult Center, Eugene OR: Brianna Murschel, Eugene Weekly

 

Review – Oregon Ballet Theatre, Peter Pan, Keller Auditorium, Portland OR: Martha Ullman West, ORArtsWatch.org

 

Review – Taki Rua Productions, Hatupatu Kurungaituku – A Forbidden Love, touring Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Rotorua, NZ: Jennifer Shennan, Michelle Potter…on dancing

 

 

Preview – Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Deep River, Rose Theater Lincoln Center, New York NY: New York Latin Culture Magazine

 

Preview – Ballet San Antonio, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio TX: Macks Cook, San Antonio Current

 

Preview – Marigny Opera Ballet, Água Mole Pedra Dura, Marigny Opera House, New Orleans LA: Saboor Bayat, BNN Breaking/The People’s Network

 

Preview – New York City Ballet, Winter Season

Jenna Adrian-Diaz, Surface Magazine

Robert Greskovic, The Wall Street Journal (paywalled)

 

 

News – Alexander Campbell Becomes Artistic Director Of Royal Academy of Dance:

Stephi Wild, Broadway World

Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

News – Principal dancer Guillaume Côté to retire from National Ballet of Canada: Nicole Thompson/The Canadian Press, Toronto Star

 

News – Sara Mearns and Jamar Roberts to Be Resident Artists at Vail: Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times

 

News – MU rejects using recorded music in place of live orchestra at Northern Ballet: Theo Elwell, Gramophone

 

News – Ballet West ballerinas advocate for dancers of color: April Baker, Fox 13 Salt Lake City

 

News – National Ballet of Canada Announces 2024-25 Season of Premieres, Faves, And A Poignant Adieu, Guillaume Côté is retiring: Anya Wassenberg, Ludwig Van Toronto

 

 

Feature – From Pirouettes to Pop: Kazuha’s Daring Leap from Ballet to K-Pop Stardom: Saboor Bayat, BNNBreaking/The People’s Network

 

Feature – When groove is in the art, Florence Peake: Victoria Woodcock, Financial Times

 

Feature – Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Ingrid Silva Shares How She Feels Safe and at Home When Dancing Onstage: Dance Magazine

 

 

Video Feature – Acclaimed Russian-Ukrainian choreographer brings the battlefield to ballet: Christiane Amanpour, CNN

 

Video Feature – Behind the Scenes: Milwaukee Ballet: Mike Strehlow, CBS 58

 

Video Feature – Ballet West’s unique twist on the classic show ‘Swan Lake’: KUTV 2 News Salt Lake City, YouTube

 

Video Feature – Utah’s Ballet West is reaching record attendance, this is why: ABC4 Utah, YouTube

 

 

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Links – Friday 23 February, 2024

 

Obituary – Sydney King, pioneering Black ballet teacher: Karen Warrington, The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Review – The Australian Ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ©, Capitol Theatre, Sydney NSW:

Natasha Ciesielski, Sydney Scoop

Katie Lawrence, Bachtrack

Chantal Nguyen, Sydney Morning Herald

Martin Portus, Stage Whispers

 

Review – Ballet West, Swan Lake, Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City UT: Les Roka/Chris Myers, The Utah Review

 

Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham UK:

Alison Brinkworth, Birmingham Mail

Maria Cusine, Express & Star

 

Review – Joffrey Ballet, Studies in Blue, Lyric Opera House, Chicago IL: Jennifer Lunz, Splash Magazines

 

Review – New York City Ballet, Opus 19/The Dreamer / Solitude / Symphony in Three Movements, Lincoln Center, New York NY: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Review – Oregon Ballet Theatre, Peter Pan, Keller Auditorium, Portland OR: Robert Ham, Portland Mercury

 

Review – Phoenix Dance Theatre, BELONGING: Loss. Legacy. Love, Leeds Playhouse, Leeds UK:

Donald Hutera, Times (+ share)  ***

Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

 

Review – ProLab Dance, when we were Ocean, Planetarium, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR: Hannah Krafcik, Oregon Arts Watch

 

Review – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Nelken, Sadler’s Wells, London UK: Rupert Christiansen, Spectator

 

Review – Washington Ballet, Jazz Icons, Kennedy Center, Washington DC: Oksana Khadarina, The Ballet Herald

 

 

Preview – Ballet National de Marseilles x LA(HORDE), Roommates, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London UK: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Preview – Grand Kyiv Ballet, Giselle, touring 60 US cities: Rizwan Shah, BNN Breaking/The People’s Network

 

Preview – Smuin Contemporary Ballet, Celebrating Michael Smuin (Fly Me to the Moon, Zorro!), Blue Shield of California Theater YBCA, San Francisco CA: San Francisco Bay Times

 

 

News – Royal Academy of Dance appoints Alexander Campbell as artistic director:

Georgia Luckhurst, The Stage

Staff, Arts Professional

 

News – Guillaume Côté to retire: Andy Johnson, Zoomer Radio

 

News – International Ballet Competition to take place in Budapest this weekend, Grand Audition 2024: Staff, Hungary Today

 

News – Matthew Ball to guest in Sleeping Beauty at BRB: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

 

News – Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 2024-25 Season: Jen Zoratti, Winnipeg Free Press

 

News – Vail Dance Festival Announces 2024 Season: Staff, En Face Magazine

 

 

Feature – Houston Theater is Transformed into a Vienna Dream Palace in a Sweeping $1.6 Million Ballet Ball Like No Other: Shelby Hodge, Paper City Magazine

 

Feature – How Tiler Peck Learned to Trust Her Gut – And Recover From a Career-Threatening Neck Injury: Hannah Dylan Pasternak, Self.com

 

Feature – Texas choreographer helps kids build confidence, dance away from screentime, Derek Turner of Corpus Christi Ballet: Barbi Leo, KENS5

 

Feature – New York City Ballet Dancer Christina Clark Is Celebrating Every Stage: Olivia Manno, Dance Magazine

 

Feature – Paris Opera House dancers experience local culture before staging gala shows: Ma Yue, Shine

 

Feature – Stir Q&A: Vancouver International Dance Festival’s Virginie Brunelle talks about strings, artificial grass, and beauty: Janet Smith, Stir

 

 

Video Feature – Alonzo King on the LINES Ballet’s upcoming performance: PIX11 News, YouTube

 

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Links – Saturday 24 February, 2024

 

Review – Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Deep River, Rose Theater, New York NY: Brian Seibert, The New York Times (paywalled)

 

Review – American Ballet Theatre, Swan Lake, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC: Justin Rustle, MD Theatre Guide

 

Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham UK:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

David Mead, SeeingDance

YankieChow, Redbrick

 

Review – Boston Ballet, Winter Experience, Citizens Bank Opera House, Boston MA: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe

 

Review – Houston Ballet, Cinderella, Wortham Theater Center, Houston TX: Natalie de la Garza, Houston Press

 

Review – San Francisco Ballet, British Icons, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco CA: Michael Wade Simpson, CultureVulture

 

Review – Twyla Tharp Dance, Ocean’s Motion / Brel / The Ballet Master, The Joyce Theater, New York NY: Jerry Hochman, CriticalDance

 

Review – Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, NYU Skirball, New York NY: Gia Kourlas, The New York Times (paywalled)

 

Review – Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater, Rites of Passage (RITES), Reed College Greenwood Theatre, Portland OR: Elizabeth Whelan, Oregon Arts Watch

 

Review – Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and Dayton Ballet, In Modern Moves and Swan Lake, Victoria Theatre and Schuster Center, Dayton OH: Russell Florence Jr, Dayton Daily News

 

 

Preview – Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Revelations, touring North America including Austin TX: Helen Li, The Daily Texan

 

Preview – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Tutus on Tour, around New Zealand: Nic Duff, Otago Daily Times

 

 

News – Birmingham’s brutal cuts to its culture are a warning to us all:

Richard Morrison, The Times (share token)

Steve Orme, British Theatre Guide

 

News – ROH Celebrates International Women’s Day:

Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

News – Alexander Campbell new AD of RAD: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

News – The (Royal) British (Ballet) are coming (to Becket): Jacob’s Pillow announces Summer 2024 festival lineup: Josh Landes, WAMC Northeast Public Radio

 

News – The National Ballet of Canada: a farewell to Guillaume Côté, and a “hello London” with the National Ballet on tour: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

News – New ballet debuts at Lincoln Center as part of Black History Month: Magee Hickey, PIX11

 

 

Feature – Resilience leads to career in choreography, Alice Topp: Rebecca Fox, Otago Daily Times (paywalled)

 

Feature – How HMT’s backstage changed everything for Scottish Ballet’s Matthew Strachan: Lottie Hood, The Press and Journal

 

Feature – Sandra Fortune-Green, Capitol Ballet Ballerina Who Represented US in Varna and Moscow, Impacts Future Generations Through Teaching: Monica Stephenson, Pointe Magazine (paywalled)

 

Feature – BHM Spotlight: How Ballerina Ingrid Silva Started a Fight for Inclusivity With Her Pointe Shoes: Renan Botelho, Footwear News

 

Feature – 2 young Ukrainian refugees find safe haven in dance at Philadelphia school: Maggie Kent, 6ABC

 

Feature – 2 years on, Ukraine evacuees dance in Japan for peace in motherland: Staff, Japan Today

 

 

Interview – Lead Ballerina Mónica Gómez Shares Insight to the Unique Style and Story of Houston Ballet’s CINDERELLA: Miranda Keating, Broadway World

 

Interview – Alonzo King, Jason Moran and Lisa Fischer on Deep River’s Lincoln Center Debut: Caedra Scott-Flaherty, ObserverDance

 

Interview – New York City Ballet’s Justin Peck: ‘Trump’s win changed the whole arc of the piece’: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

 

Interview – Ballerina Alice Minoiu: “Being able to be the artistic director of such an event gives you the freedom to give life to your own imagination and vision” ballet gala in Bucharest: Oana Vasiliu, Business Review

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Links, Sunday, 25 February, 2024

 

Review – Ballet Nights, Lanterns Studio Theatre:

Chris Omaweng, London Theatre 1

Matthew Paluch, Gramilano

 

Review – ABT, Swan Lake, Kennedy Center, Washington DC: Michaela Dwyer, Broadway World

 

Preview – Dance Theatre of Harlem, Spring Preview: Gia Kourlas, NY Times (paywall)

 

Preview -  Roxey Ballet, Spring Season Carmen, New Jersey: Aqsa Younas Rana, BNN

 

Preview – World Ballet Series, Swan Lake, Iowa: Ronna Faaborg, Ames Tribune

 

Feature - Royal New Zealand Ballet’s new artistic director’s spiritual homecoming: Tyson Beckett, The New Zealand Post

 

Feature – Magic Behind Curtains: Kazakhstan’s Theater Guide Offers Insightful Backstage Tours: Abarshyn Akhmetali, Astana Times

 

Article – Darcey Bussell: From a Security Scare to Sharing Stage Secrets of Sleeping Beauty: Safak Costu, BNN

 

Article – Nikisha Fogo Shines in a Stellar Debut as Swan Queen with the San Francisco Ballet: Nitish Verma, BNN

 

Article - 2 yrs on, Ukraine evacuees dance in Japan for peace in motherland: Ko Hirano, Kyodo News

 

News - Sara Mearns and Jamar Roberts to Be Resident Artists at Vail: Roslyn Slucas, NY Times (paywall)

 

News - Penfold Theatre Company will have its first permanent venue in Round Rock: Fernanda Figueroa, Austin-American Statesman (via AOL)

 

News – Paris Opera Ballet Concludes it’s tour In Shanghai: Zhang Kun, China Daily

 

News – Julian Pellicano, Renowned Conductor, Sets the Stage for a New Era with the National Ballet of Canada: Staff, BNN

 

News - Raleigh-based NC Theatre declares bankruptcy and cancels the rest of its season: Richard Stradling, The News & Observer (via AOL)

 

News - Join Elisa Carrillo’s massive dance class in CDMX’s Zócalo: News Team, Alaska Commons

 

Book Review – The Sleeping Beauties by Lucie Ashe: Natalie Xenos, Culture Fly

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Links, Monday 26 February, 2024

 

Review – Royal Ballet, Manon, ROH, London: Sarah Crompton, Guardian

 

Review – Jamiel Lawrence Ballet Nights, Ballet Nights 004, Lanterns Studio Theatre, London: John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard

 

Review – Varna International Ballet, Swan Lake & Sleeping Beauty, Northampton: David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Review – La Scala Ballet, Memento, Teatro alla Scala, Milan: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

Book Review – Ballet Confidential by David McAllister

Geeta Pillai, BNN

Kylie Knott, South China Morning Post

 

Article - Ballet superstar Darcey Bussell helps bring Sleeping Beauty to Lowry: John Anson, Yahoo News

 

Article - Misty Copeland to Illuminate the Madame Walker Legacy Center with Her Presence, Not Performance: Staff, BNN

 

Article - Alex Campbell appointed RAD director: Staff, Dance Australia

 

Article - Defying the Odds: The Artistic Journeys of Anya Nicole Alindada and Rubby Coyiuto:

Waqas Arain, BNN

Pat P Daza, The Philippine Star

 

Article - Milwaukee Ko-Thi Dance Company; expression rooted in tradition: Aaron Maybin: Fox Local/AOL News

 

News- The Royal New Zealand Ballet dances around the regions: John Pearson, The Press

 

And finally, perhaps a forward facing solution to the funding crisis which could be mirrored in the UK…

Article - “En Pointe” for Philanthropy: Jeunes Gouverneurs’ Night of Giving!: Staff, Mountain Lake PBS

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Links, Tuesday 27 February, 2024

 

Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham: Jonathan Gray, Gramilano

 

Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet*, Sleeping Beauty Dreams, Birmingham: Aislin Slater, Redbrick

*with amateur dancers

 

Review - Jamiel Lawrence Ballet Nights, Ballet Nights 004, Lanterns Studio Theatre, London:

Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance

Lucy Carter, Everything Theatre

Stuart Sweeney, Critcal Dance

 

Review – National Ballet of Canada, Angels Atlas/Emma Bovary, Ottowa: Sheenagh Pietrobruno, Critical Dance

 

Review – San Francisco Ballet, Swan Lake: Saul Sugarman, Medium

 

Review – Kansas City Ballet, Peter Pan: Gabriel Flynn, The Pitch

 

Review – Grand Rapids Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Michigan: Marin Heinritz, Revue

 

Review – Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Mixed Programme, New York: Makayla Morrison, The Review

 

Review – Australian Ballet, Alice in Wonderland, Sydney: Geraldine Higginson, Dance Australia

 

Review – Latitude 37, Transfigured, Melbourne: Elizabeth Quinn, Limelight

 

Review – Lewis Major, Maliphant x Major and others: Melbourne: Lisa Lanzi, Dance Australia

 

Preview – Matthew Bourne, Edward Scissorhands, Nottingham: Marta Tavares, Newark Advertiser

 

Preview – National Ballet of Canada, Alice in Wonderland, Canada: AA Cristi, Broadway World

 

Preview – Joffrey Ballet, Anna Karenina, Chicago: Lou Fancher, 48 Hills

 

Preview – American Repertory Ballet, Swan Lake Act 2/Sleeping Beauty Act 3, New Jersey: Staff, New Jersey Stage

 

Preview – Ballet Tech, Kids Dance 30th Anniversary, Philadelphia: Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World

 

Preview – Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Lac (Swan Lake), Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World

 

Preview/Article - The Liceu launches the dance season: Staff, Gran Teatre del Liceu

 

Film Preview – Stephen McCrae is a Resilient Man: Staff, Dance Australia

 

Essay – Poussin and the dance (to the music of time): Alastair McCauley, alastairmccauley.com

 

Article – Campbell brings new vigour to RAD: Tamsin Flower, British Theatre Guide

 

Article – Once banned by communists, Poland's stately 18th century dance garners UNESCO honors: Monika Scislowska and Rafal Niedzielski, AP via AOL

 

Article – Poland, UK join forces for new take on Szymanowski’s ballet 'Harnasie': Staff, Polskie Radio

 

Article – Two things you wouldn’t expect to find together: The National Ballet’s new season and a dog-feces incident: Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail

 

Article – Photographer Jason Capobianco and VML bring the 2024 West Australian Ballet theme ‘The Discovery’ to life in new campaign:  Lynchy, Campaign Brief

 

News - BalletCollective Announces Open Application Call For 2025 Commission For Developing Choreographers: AA Cristi, Broadway World

 

Obituary – Steve Paxton, Alastair McCauley, alastairmccauley.com

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Links - Wednesday 28 February, 2024

 

 

Review - New York City Ballet, The Four Temperaments, Liebeslieder Walzer, New York:  Mary Cargill, DanceView Times

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Fancy Free, In the Night, The Four Seasons, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Ballo della Regina, In a Landscape pdd, Hallelujah Junction, The Concert, New York:  Mimi Liu, Ballet Herald

 

Review - New York City Ballet/Alexei Ratmansky, Odesa, Solitude, New York:  Gay Morris, DanceView Times

 

Review - San Francisco Ballet, Swan Lake, San Francisco:  Toba Singer, Culture Vulture

 

Reviews - Jamiel Devernay-Laurence, Ballet Nights 04, London:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Swan Lake, Seattle:  Rachel Howard, Fjord Review

 

Review - Queensland Ballet, At Home (quad bill), Brisbane:  Ruth Ridgway, Bachtrack

 

Reviews - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Tutus on Tour (quad bill),

Paraparaumu:  Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing

Hastings:  Rosheen Fitzgerald, NZ Theatreview

Christchurch:  Dr Ian Lochhead, NZ Theatreview

 

Review - Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Deep River, New York:  Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

 

Review - École des Sables/Pina Bausch Foundation, common ground[s], Rite of Spring, Berkeley:  Michael Wade Simpson, Culture Vulture

 

Reviews - Sao Paolo Dance Company, triple bill, Plymouth:

Karen Bussell, British Theatre Guide

Cathryn Lacey & Katie Timms, Plymouth Herald

 

Review - Jean Butler, What We Hold, New York:  Caedra Scott-Flaherty, NY Observer

 

Physical Theatre Review - Ockham’s Razor, Tess, Edinburgh:  Claire Wood, The Wee Review

 

 

Video Preview - Philadelphia Ballet, Giselle, Philadelphia:  Karen Rogers, 6 ABC

 

Preview - Colorado Ballet, Jekyll & Hyde, Denver:  Juli Yanai, My Met Media

 

Preview - Arts Watch March 2024, Portland:  Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Arts Watch

 

Preview - Flamenco Festival XV, Miami:  Helena Alonso Paisley, Miami New Times

 

Preview - FakeKnot, Whip, Vancouver:  Janet Smith, Stir

 

Preview - Kayla Farish, Put away the fire, dear, San Francisco:  Cornelius Washington, Bay Area Reporter

 

 

Report - New York’s School of American Ballet toasts 90th anniversary:  Sarah Bahr, NY Times

 

Article - The Economics of Dance - Dance’s future according to the numbers (USA):  Zachary Whittenburg, Dance Magazine

 

Feature - Jodie Gates, choreographer:  Claudia Bauer, Dance Magazine

 

 

 

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Links - Thursday 29 February, 2024

 

 

Obituary - Dan Wagoner, American dancer & choreographer:  Michael Quinn, Stage

 

Obituaries - Steve Paxton, dancer:

Brian Seibert, NY Times

Wendy Perron, Blog

 

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Polyphonia, Barber Violin Concerto, The Times Are Racing, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Review - San Francisco Ballet, Swan Lake, San Francisco:  Charles Lewis lll, 48 Hills

 

Review - San Francisco Ballet, Song of the Earth, Marguerite and Armand, San Francisco:  Rachel Howard, Fjord Review

 

Review - National Ballet of Japan, Tales of Hoffmann (Darrell), Tokyo:  Naomi Mori, Bachtrack

 

Review - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Edward Scissorhands, Nottingham:  Ian C Douglas, Left Lion

 

Review - Giovanni Pernice, Giovanni - Let Me Entertain You, Westcliff-on-Sea:  Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

 

Reviews - Bhangra Nation, Birmingham:

David Mead, Seeing Dance

Paul Vale, Stage

Skylar Mabry, Reviews Hub

 

 

Preview - Wayne McGregor & London Philharmonic Orchestra, A Body for Harnasie, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Preview - Azara Ballet, LOVE between LINES (quad bill), Sarasota:  Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

Preview - Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, Meditations, Chicago:  Kyle MacMillan, Chicago Sun-Times

 

 

 

News - Tears at council meeting over cuts to Birmingham’s ‘cultural heartbeat’:  Alexander Brock, Express & Star

 

News - Children required for new Birmingham Royal Ballet ballet:  Steve Orme, British Theatre Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

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