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Links – Saturday 1 June, 2024

 

Reviews

 

Northern Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Gable/Moricone), Sadler’s Wells, London and touring:

Maggie Foyer, CriticalDance

Bruce Marriott, LiftedLeg

 

Sydney Dance Company, momenta, Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney NSW: Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review (paywalled)

 

West Australian Ballet, STATE: Contemporary Vision: Nothing Twice (Bondara) / CARNIVALE.6 (Hill) / mattering (O’Hara), Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth WA: Melinda Webster, The West Australian (paywalled)

 

New York City Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Balanchine), Lincoln Center, New York NY: Mary Cargill, danceviewtimes

 

Smuin Contemporary Ballet, Dance Series 2: Ochoa/Smuin/Seiwert/Wall, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek CA: Rachel Howard, Fjord Review (paywalled)

 

 

Previews

 

Victorian State Ballet, Swan Lake (Sierra after Petipa), Berninneit Arts Centre, Cowes Vic: Michael Giles, Sentinel-Times

 

National Ballet of Canada, Don Quixote (Acosta), Four Seasons Centre, Toronto ON: Staff, Ludwig Van

 

National Ballet of Canada, Jewels (Balanchine), Four Seasons Centre, Toronto ON: Staff, Ludwig Van

 

Ballet Central, Coppélia Act III (Ramirez after Petipa) / Stay On It (Cunningham) / Night Flight v2.0 (Bolton) / I Think We’re On Different Planets (Davidson), Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford: Paul Coates, Farnham Herald

 

KVN Dance Company, Coppélia (Cunningham), Lancaster Grand: Michelle Blade, Lancaster Guardian

 

 

News

 

National Ballet of China/Peking Opera, various HD recordings, touring London, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Liverpool and more: China Daily

 

Family of ‘beautiful’ ballet dancer who died from allergic reaction sues ‘callous’ supermarket over cookie sale: Tim Hanlon & Jon Macpherson, LancsLive

 

Richmond Ballet announces 2024-25 season with multiple Virginia, world premieres in its lineup: Ryan Nadeau, ABC8 News

 

100 young dancers wanted for prestigious ballet production at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre:

Oprah Flash, BBC News West Midlands

Lauren Hill, Express and Star

 

Casting announced for The Royal Ballet’s run of Cinderella this Christmas, Fumi Kaneko and William Bracewell for the cinema relay: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

Berlin Phil Comes Out For Northern Ballet: Norman Lebrecht, Slippedisc

 

Birthdays on Sunday 2 June Carlos Acosta (51), Michael Clark (62): The Times

 

 

Video Feature

 

Flipping the Script: First all Asian-American ballet company prepares for second season: Joe Fryer, NBC News

 

 

Features

 

His pas de deux from ‘Don Quixote’ kicked off his illustrious dance career. Now Carlos Acosta is bringing his version of the ballet to Toronto, the man once dubbed “the flying Cuban” has freshened up the dance-filled ballet based on the 17th-century Miguel de Cervantes novel: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Peter Ottmann Talks About 48 Years With The National Ballet & His Grand Finale As Don Quixote: Paula Citron, Ludwig Van

 

 Arlene Phillips: I’m still in love with dance at 81. I have to do it: Alice Thomson and Rachel Sylvester, The Times (+ share)

 

No one can survive alone: Ballerina with Stage 4 cancer inspires new generation of dancers: Abby Zimardi, The Baltimore Banner

 

Trailblazer, Caretaker: Richmond Ballet’s Stoner Winslett Reflects on her 44-Year Directorship: Hannah Foster, Pointe Magazine

 

Bishop’s Stortford ballerina dances with Ballet Central on UK tour as she prepares to launch professional career: Hollie Ryder, Bishop’s Stortford Independent

 

Chicago choreographer and teacher Randy Duncan marks 30 years of leading young talents into their next moves: Selena Fragassi, Chicago Sun-Times

 

Simone Biles’ Unexpected Trust In French Ballet Dancer Levelled Up Her Paris Olympics 2024 Chances and not to mention her husband, the choreographer himself…a pas de trois of pieces from the same outlet, each a little bit different:

Christaline Meyers, Essentially Sports

Maleehah Shakeel, Essentially Sports

Disita Sikdar, Essentially Sports

 

Design Army celebrates Hong Kong Ballet’s 45th Anniversary with universal language of dance: Staff, Adobo Magazine

 

Hong Kong Ballet Gets an Alien Invasion in Stunning New Ad: T.L. Stanley, AdWeek

 

Hong Kong Ballet Fuses Classical Dance With Modern Vibes, movement as a universal language: Shahnaz Mahmud, MUSE by CLIOS

 

 

What the…?

 

Ballerina has crowd gripping their seats as she attempts to walk across glass bottles, America’s Got Talent competitor Ashlee Montague: Jake Manning, See it Live

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Links – Sunday 2 June, 2024

 

Review – Gandini’s Juggling, Smashed, Peacock Theatre, London:

Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance

Bruce Marriott, Lifted Leg

 

Review – Festival of Korean Dance, Check, The Place, London: Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Review – Sarasota Ballet, The American, Lyric Pieces, Sinfonietta, Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota, FL: Leigh Witchel, Dance Log NYC

 

Preview – Summer 2024 Dance Performances, USA: Staff, Chronogram

 

Preview – Pacific Northwest Ballet, Coppelia, Seattle: David Turner, Seattle’s Child

 

Preview – National Ballet of Canada/Alberta Ballet/Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Don Quixote, Canada: Rebecca Ritzel, The Globe and Mail

 

 

Article - Manuel Legris and Dominique Meyer – the Frenchmen are not welcome to remain at La Scala: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

Article - How Arts Council bosses escaped the executioner’s axe — for now: Richard Morrison, The Times (share link)

 

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Links – Monday 3 June, 2024

 

Review – Northern Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, Sadlers Wells, London:  Amy Clarke, Tottenham and Wood Green Independent

 

Review – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Accident/A Life, Norwich and Northern Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, London

Sarah Crompton, The Observer

 

Review – Gandini’s Juggling, Smashed, Peacock Theatre, London: Stuart Sweeney, Critical Dance

 

Review – Ballet Nights, New Voices, Ministry of Sound, London: Matthew Paluch, Gramilano

 

Review – National Ballet of Canada, (Carlos Acosta’s) Don Quixote, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Review – West Australian Ballet, State: Contemporary Vision, State Theatre Centre of West Australia: Nina Levy, Dance Australia

 

Preview  - Ballet Black, Heroes, York: Harry Booth, Yorkshire Press via Yahoo

 

Preview – State Ballet of Georgia, Swan Lake, London: Susie Mesure, inews

 

Interview - Director of Greek National Opera Ballet on his upcoming performances in Egypt: Eman Yousef, Ahram Online

 

Feature - The World Needs an Action Hero. Enter Twyla Tharp (and Camus): Gia Kourlas, NY Times (Paywall)

 

Feature - What the future has in store for Queensland Ballet: Suzannah Conway, Arts Hub

 

Article - The Paris Opera is creating training for young dancers to support them in the professional world: Staff, Actual News Magazine

 

News - A Bloody Mary Battle for the Minnesota Ballet: Mary Skorich, WDIO ABC

 

News - 'Relaxed' ballet aims to make a professional show accessible to all: Brittany Henriques, CBC

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Links – Tuesday 4 June, 2024

 

Review - Ballet Nights, Mixed Bill, Ministry of Sound: Deborah Weiss, Bachtrack

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Spring Program round up, Lincoln Center, New York: Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance

 

Review - New York City BalletLaw of Mosaics/This Bitter Earth/Herman Schmerman Pas de Deux/Love Letter (on shuffle) Lincoln Center, New York: Marianne Adam’s, Danceview Times

 

Review - New York City BalletDances at a Gathering and Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Lincoln Center, New York: Leigh Witchel, Dance Log NYC

 

Review – Brooklyn Ballet, Mixed Bill inc ‘Still I Rise’, Brooklyn, New York: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle

 

Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet, Coppelia, Seattle: Rich Smith, The Stranger

 

Review – Hong Kong Ballet, Swan Lake, Hong Kong:

Kevin Ng, EJ Insight

Natasha Rogai, South China Morning Post

 

Review – Ballet Hispanico, Mixed Bill, Abu Dhabi:

Staff, Arab News

Rola Al Ghoul, Emirates News Agency

 

Preview – Ballet Black, Heroes, York: Harry Booth, YO1 Radio

 

Preview – Ballet Under The Stars, Hatch House, Salisbury: Staff, Salisbury Journal

 

Preview – Acosta Danza, Carmen, Sadlers Wells: Staff, Theatre Weekly

 

Preview - Warp and Weft Triple Bill, Marylebone Theatre: Georgina Butler, Culture Whisper

 

Preview – Smuin Contemporary Ballet, Mixed Bill, Joyce Theater, New York: Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

Preview – Twyla Tharp Dance, Mixed Bill, Chicago: Staff, Choose Chicago

 

Preview – LA Dance Project, Romeo & Juliet, Sydney Opera House: Sarah Ward, Concrete Playground

 

Feature - I pirouetted from ballet to football — thanks to the Lionesses: Hannah Skelley, The Times

 

Feature – Meet the non-binary dancers performing on pointe: Claudia Bauer, Dance Magazine

 

Feature - What would the great George Balanchine do? L.A. ballet director thinks he has the answers: Jeffrey Fleishman, LA Times

 

News -Winners of the  National Dance Awards 2023

David Mead, Seeing Dance

Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

News – June Roster Roundup: Dancers and Directors on the Move: Kyra Laubacher, Pointe Magazine

 

News – What you might have missed in May: Courtney Escoyne: Dance Magazine

 

News - Nashville Ballet Unveils New Leadership & More: Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World

 

Obituary, Vladimir Nikolaievich Shoumeikin: Staff, Legacy.com

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Links - Wednesday 05 June, 2024

 

 

Reviews - New York City Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, New York:

Marina Harss, Dancing Around

Ivy Lin, Bachtrack

 

Review - National Ballet of Canada, Don Quixote (Acosta), Toronto:  Gianmarco Segato, Bachtrack

 

Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Coppelia, Seattle:  Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

 

Review - Northern Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, London:  Anna Pujol Castiblanque, Seeing Dance

 

Reviews - Ballet Nights, New Voices (mixed programme), London:

Marian Kennedy, London Theatre 1

Lucy Carter, Everything Theatre

 

Review - Ballet Cymru, Romeo and Juliet, Newport:  Leah Powell, South Wales Argus

 

Reviews - Gandini Juggling, Smashed, London:

Guillermo Nazara, First Night Magazine

Siobhan Murphy, Stage

 

Review - Cheok: A Festival of Korean Dance 2024, Salford:  David Cunningham, British Theatre Guide

 

 

Book Review - Karen Velby, The Swans of Harlem:  Fiona McQuarrie, Pop Matters

 

 

Preview - Australian Ballet, Oscar (Wheeldon world premiere), Sydney:  Staff, Limelight

 

Preview - American Contemporary Ballet, Sapphires, La Source (excerpts), Los Angeles:  Staff, Discover Los Angeles

 

Preview - Xi’an Acrobatic Troupe, The Acrobatic Swan Lake, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

 

News - British dance critics honor Sarasota Ballet’s director in advance of international debut:  Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

News - Ballet choreographer Goh Choo San to be honoured at Kennedy Center ballet festival gala in July:  Charmaine Lim, Straits Times

 

News - Richmond Ballet announces 2024/2025 season:  Richard Hayes, RVA Hub

 

Video News - Oregon Theater Ballet celebrates record season:  Soyoung Kim, KPTV

 

Video Feature - 'Relaxed' ballet aims to make a professional show accessible to all:  Staff, CBC

 

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Links - Thursday 06 June, 2024

 

 

Ashton Celebrated:

 

Reviews - Sarasota Ballet, Ashton Celebrated: Programme 1, London:

Matthew Paluch, Broadway World

Alastair Macaulay, Slipped Disc

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

Debra Craine, Times (share token)

 

Interview - Margaret Barbieri, Assistant Director Sarasota Ballet:  Paul Arrowsmith, Gramilano

 

Essay - Notes on the Fred Step, and the Fred Steps in Frederick Ashton’s Ballets:  Alastair Macaulay, Blog

 

 

 

Review - National Ballet of Canada, Don Quixote (Acosta), Toronto:  Jeremy Gee, Toronto Guardian

 

Review - Estonian National Ballet, Giselle (Gable/Pink), Tallinn:  Stuart Sweeney, Critical Dance

 

Review - Northern Ballet, Beauty and the Beast, Leeds:  Ruth Jepson, Reviews Hub

 

Review - Oona Doherty, Navy Blue, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Review - Amina Khayyam Dance Company, You&Me, BIRD, London:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Review - BIG Live, Romeo and Juliet, Newcastle:  Deborah Jones, Follow Spot

 

Review Rocío Molina, Al Fondo Riela, London:  Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance

 

Review - Cheok: A Festival of Korean Dance 2024, Salford:  Richard Hall, Reviews Hub

 

 

Preview - Summer dance performances, Washington:  Celia Wren, Washington Post

 

Preview - Houston Ballet, Four Seasons (quad-bill), Houston:  Margaret Downing, Houston Press

 

Preview - LA Dance Project, Romeo and Juliet, Sydney:  Alannah Le Cross, Time Out

 

 

News - Despite Global Arts Sector Struggles, Royal Ballet and Opera Income Climbs Nearly 33%:  Joshua Wright, Broadway World

 

News - Birmingham Royal Ballet to perform on Glastonbury Festival's Pyramid Stage:  Lauren Hill, Express and Star

 

 

Feature - Zack Winokur, dancer turned director at Little Island:  Joshua Barone, NY Times

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Links - Friday 07 June, 2024

 

 

Obituary - Walter Venditti, former primo ballerino at La Scala:  Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

 

Ashton Celebrated:

 

Reviews - Sarasota Ballet, Ashton Celebrated: Programme 1, London:

Jonathan Gray, Gramilano

Deborah Weiss, Bachtrack

 

 

Reviews - New York City Ballet, Jewels, Washington:

Emily Berger, Broadway World

Carolyn Kelemen, MD Theatre Guide

Hailey Wharram, Georgetowner

 

Review - Northern Ballet, Beauty and the Beast, Leeds:  Sophie Corcoran, Leeds List

 

Reviews - LA Dance Project, Romeo and Juliet, Sydney:

Elissa Blake, Guardian

Jansson J Antmann, Limelight

Virginia Balfour, Arts Hub

 

Review - New Jersey Ballet, triple bill, Newark:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

 

Preview - La Ville Dansée, a free outdoor festival, Paris:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

Video Preview - Ballet West, Choreographic Festival lV: Asian Voices, Salt Lake City:  Staff, KUTV

 

Preview - Stars Gala, Alicante:  Staff, The Olive Press

 

 

Video Feature - How Justin Peck Turned Sufjan Stevens’s Album Illinois Into a Tony-Nominated Folk Ballet:  David Gordon & Seth Walters, Theatermania

 

News - English National Ballet School Reveals Lineup of Performances on Stage This Summer:  Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

Video News - Peter Ottmann retires from the National Ballet of Canada after 48 years:  Susan Hay, Global News

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Links – Saturday 8 June, 2024

 

Reviews

 

The Royal Ballet, Ashton Celebrated: Les Rendezvous / The Dream / Rhapsody, Royal Opera House, London:

Zoe Anderson, The Independent (paywalled)

Debra Craine, The Times (no paywall!!)

Amanda Jennings, Bachtrack

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph via MSN

Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

 

Northern Ballet, Beauty and the Beast (Nixon), Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds: Yvette Huddleston, The Yorkshire Post

 

Northern Ballet, Tortoise and The Hare (Blow/Loe), Festival Theatre, Edinburgh: Lucy Ribchester, List

 

Sydney Dance Company, momenta (Bonachela), Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney NSW: George Alexander, The Saturday Paper

 

LA Dance Project, Romeo and Juliet (Millepied), Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW: Chantal Nguyen, The Sydney Morning Herald (paywalled)

 

Pacific Dance Festival 2024, TOTO, ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland NZ: Maddie Paget, Theatreview NZ

 

Strut Dance, Restore, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth WA: Jonathan W Marshall, Dance Australia

 

RISING, Arkadia (Lane), The Substation, Newport Vic: Kim Hitchcock, ArtsHub

 

Ballet West, Choreographic Festival VI: Play on Impulse (Quan) / Amber Waves (Chan) / Somewhere in Time (Fang) / Seasons (Liang), Rose Wagner PAC, Salt Lake City UT:

Sophie Bress, Fjord Review (paywalled)

Les Roka, The Utah Review

 

Houston Ballet, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Balanchine) / The Lightning Round (Rhoden) / Elapse (Zhang) / The Four Seasons (Welch), Wortham Theater Center, Houston TX:

Natalie de la Garza, HoustonPress

Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle (paywalled)

 

 

Previews

 

Acosta Danza, Carmen, Sadler’s Wells, London: Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper

 

American Ballet Theatre, Summer Season 2024: Woolf Works (McGregor) / Onegin (Cranko) / Swan Lake (McKenzie after Petipa and Ivanov) / Romeo and Juliet (MacMillan) / Like Water For Chocolate (Wheeldon), Metropolitan Opera House, New York NY: Laura Jacobs, Airmail News

 

Dancing on the Edge and SFU Woodward Cultural Programs, lossy and blocking (Walkley), Vancouver BC: Janet Smith, Stir

 

Kim Brandstrup, Echo and Narcissus, Ustinov Studio, Bath: Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper

 

Paris Dance Project, La Ville Dansée (Millepied), Paris, France: Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times (paywalled)

 

Philippine Ballet Theatre, Sarimanok, Samsung PAC, Circuit Makati, Philippines: CDC, GMA Integrated News

 

 

News

 

This San Francisco Ballet principal dancer is leaving the company [Isaac Hernández]: Rachel Howard, San Francisco Chronicle

 

Her Majesty The Queen Retains Patronage of Elmhurst Ballet School, Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

Casting Announced for the State Ballet of Georgia Production of Swan Lake at London Coliseum: Staff Writer, Theatre Weekly

 

Blackpool to pilot ‘UK’s first dance-based fringe festival’: Katie Chambers, The Stage (paywalled)

 

 

Features

 

Could Camille A. Brown Become the First Black Woman to Win a Tony for Choreography? Caedra Scott-Flaherty, NY Observer

 

Robe T1s go “Upstream” for National Ballet of Portugal production: Staff, with photos by Yaron Abulafia, Light Sound Journal.com

 

Hong Kong Ballet’s Interstellar Celebration: Caitlin Sims, Dance Magazine

 

Outlandish campaign takes ballet to another level: Joe Foley, Creative Bloq

 

Oregon Ballet Theatre closes out season with record-breaking attendance, interview with executive director Shane Jewell: Geoff Norcross, OPB.org (also includes audio)

 

It runs in the family: at ABT, 2 rising stars follow in their parents’ steps: Alexandra Starr, Gothamist

 

Jordan James Bridge on his new dance work Terra | Astra for Ballet Nights in London: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

‘Not just a diet of Swan Lake and Cinderella’: the resurrection of London City Ballet: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

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Links – Sunday 9 June, 2024

 

Reviews

 

United Kingdom

 

Royal Ballet, Ashton Celebrated: Les Rendezvous / The Dream / Rhapsody, Royal Opera House, London:

Rachel Nouchi, British Theatre Guide

Matthew Paluch, Broadway World

 

Royal Ballet with Sarasota Ballet, Ashton Celebrated: The Dream / Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan / The Walk to the Paradise Garden / Hamlet and Ophelia / Rhapsody, Royal Opera House, London: Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper

 

Sarasota Ballet, Ashton Celebrated: Valses nobles et sentimentales / Dante Sonata / Sinfonietta, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London:

Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

Alastair Macaulay

 

Sarasota Ballet, Ashton Celebrated: Valses nobles et sentimentales / Friday’s Child from Jazz Calendar / Tweedledum and Tweedledee / Sacred Love pas de cinq from Illuminations / La Chatte Métamorphosée en Femme / Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet / Façade, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London: John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard International

 

Flamenco Festival, Sadler’s Wells, London

Eva Yerbabuena, Yerbagüena (Bright Dark):

Jess Gonzalez, Everything Theatre

Maryam Philpott, The Reviews Hub

 

Alfonso Losa and Patricia Guerrero, Alter Ego: Harry Conway, The Reviews Hub

 

 

Australia

 

LA Dance Project, Romeo & Juliet Suite, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW: Rohan Shearn, Australian Arts Review

 

 

United States of America

 

New York City Ballet, All-Balanchine: Bourrée Fantasque / The Steadfast Tin Soldier / Errante / Symphony in C, second look, Lincoln Center, New York, NY: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

New York City Ballet, Law of Mosaics (Tanowitz) / This Bitter Earth (Williams) / Herman Schmerman Pas de Deux (Forsythe) / Love Letter on Shuffle (Abraham), Lincoln Center, New York NY: Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review (paywalled)

 

Oregon Ballet Theatre with guests Jefferson Dancers, Strength Within (Gonzales) / Made in Portland: unarmoured (Margolick) / The Message 2024 (Hayashi) / ASYLA (Schermoly), Newmark Theatre, Portland OR: Lindsay Dreyer, Oregon ArtsWatch

 

 

Rest of the World

 

Astana Ballet, Touch the Light (Jivoy), Astana Ballet Theatre, Kazakhstan: Staff, DKN News

 

Greek National Opera Ballet, Dance With My Own Shadow, Cairo Opera House, Egypt: Rana Atef, See News

 

 

Previews

 

Ballet Hispánico, House of Mad’Moiselle (Ochoa) / Buscando a Juan (Vilaro), Page Auditorium at Duke University, Durham NC: Blair Ingenthron, Broadway World

 

Grand Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine, Forest Song / Don Quixote, Invercargill and touring New Zealand: Nic Duff, Otago Daily Times

 

Black British Ballet, Island Movements, Droylsden Library, Manchester: Gemma Carter, Tameside Correspondent

 

 

Features

 

Director’s Cut: Ashley Wheater MBE: Alanna Love, En Face Magazine

 

She made ballet ‘honest, life-changing and a whole lot of fun’: Mavis Staines retires from Canada’s National Ballet School: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Carlos Acosta: ‘It’s hard to talk about weight in ballet’: Charlotte Cripps, The Independent

 

‘I chose football over ballet’: Rio Ferdinand: Rich Pelley, The Guardian

 

Meet the Vegas showgirls still doing the splits in their seventies: Louise Callaghan, The Sunday Times

 

 

Video Feature

 

Watch a Sisterhood of Budding Ballerinas, SAB in Serenade: Gia Kourlas, The New York Times (paywalled)

 

 

Link of the Week

 

English National Ballet, Agony & Ecstasy: A Year With English National Ballet, documentary, part one: Swan Lake: Bruce Marriott, LiftedLeg

 

 

Obituary

 

Éric Vu-An, dancer, choreographer and director of the Ballet Nice Méditerranée, famously, with Laurent Hilaire, named étoile in Paris by Maurice Béjart, only for the nominations to be revoked by Nureyev as "choreographers are not allowed to name étoiles". All are in French, but Google Translate:

Ariane Bavelier, Le Figaro

La Rédaction, ResMusica

Le Parisien avec AFP, Le Parisien

Staff, Danser (great photo)

 

 

 

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Links - Monday 10 June, 2024

 

 

Ashton Celebrated:

 

Review - Sarasota Ballet, Ashton Celebrated: Programme 1, London:  Sarah Crompton, Observer

 

Review - London:  Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle

Sarasota Ballet, Programme 1

Royal Ballet, Les Rendevous, The Dream, Rhapsody

 

 

Reviews - Queensland Ballet, Coppelia, Brisbane:

Denise Richardson, Dance Australia

Olivia Stewart, In Queensland

Michele-Rose Boylan, Australian Arts Review

 

 

Review - LA Dance Project, Romeo and Juliet, Sydney:  Katie Lawrence, Bachtrack

 

Review - Eva Yerbabuena, Yerbagüena, London:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Review - Freshman’s Dance Crew, Station, Aukland:  Chris Mamea, NZ Theatre View

 

 

 

Preview - Ballet Central, mixed programme, Bury St Edmonds:  Debbie Rodman, Suffolk News

 

Preview - Sonia Hughes, I am from Reykjavik, Montreal:  Philip Szporer, The Dance Current

 

Preview Feature - Company 605, lossy; Helen Walkley, blocking, Vancouver:  Janet Smith, Stir

 

 

News - Blackpool to pilot 'UK's first dance-based fringe festival’:  Katie Chambers, Stage

 

 

Video Report - Ukrainian ballet company thinking of war-torn homeland on NZ tour:  Staff, 1News

 

 

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Links - Tuesday 11 June, 2024

 

 

Ashton Celebrated:

 

Review - London:  Louise Levine, FT

Sarasota Ballet, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, Dante Sonata, Sinfonietta

Royal Ballet, The Dream, Rhapsody, Les Rendezvous

 

Review - Sarasota Ballet, Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, Dante Sonata, Sinfonietta, London:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc

 

Review - Sarasota Ballet, Gala programme, London:  Matthew Paluch, Broadway World

 

Reviews - Royal Ballet, The Dream, short works, Rhapsody, London:

David Mead, Seeing Dance

Matthew Paluch, Broadway World

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Review - Royal Ballet, two programmes, London:  Siobhan Murphy, Stage

 

 

Review - Queensland Ballet, Coppelia, Brisbane:  Suzannah Conway, ArtsHub

 

Review - LA Dance Project, Romeo and Juliet, Sydney:  Deborah Jones, Follow Spot

 

Review - Hong Kong Dance Company, Lady Macbeth, Hong Kong:  Natasha Rogai, South China Morning Post

 

 

Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival 2024:

 

Review - Rocio Molina, al fondo riela (lo otro del uno), London:  Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

 

Review - Alfonso Losa & Patricia Guerrero, Alter Ego, London:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

 

Preview - The Next Generation Festival 2024, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Preview Feature - opera with dance - Florentina Holzinger, Sancta, Vienna:  Philip Oltermann, Guardian

 

 

Major Feature - Susan Jaffe wants to build a new era at American Ballet Theater:  Javier C Hernández, NY Times

 

Featurette - Balanchine’s Serenade turns 90:  Marina Harss, Dancing Around

 

 

News - Isaac Hernández to leave San Francisco Ballet:  Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

News - Irish Youth Dance Festival returns with immersive programme:  Alison O’Hanlon, Dublin Gazette

 

 

Gallery - Behind the scenes of the Appalachian Ballet Company:  Staff, Knox News

 

 

 

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Links – Wednesday 12 June, 2024

 

Review - The Royal Ballet, Ashton Celebrated: Les Rendezvous / The Dream / Rhapsody, Royal Opera House, London: Jonathan Gray, Gramilano

 

Review - Sarasota Ballet with guests from The Royal Ballet, Ashton Celebrated Gala: Valses nobles et sentimentales / Dance of the Blessed Spirits / Varii Capricci / Façade, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London:

Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Flamenco Festival, Sadler’s Wells, London:

Review - Eva Yerbabuena, Yerbagüena (Bright Dark): Louise Levene, Financial Times

 

Review - Eva Yerbabuena, Yerbagüena – Oscuro Brilliante (bright dark) / Rocío Molina, Al Fondo Riela (Lo Otro del Uno) / Patricia Guerrero and Alfonso Losa, Alter Ego: Graham Watts, Gramilano

 

Review - New York City Ballet, Jewels (Balanchine), Kennedy Center, Washington DC: Oksana Khadarina, The Ballet Herald

 

Review - Greek National Opera Ballet, Dance With My Own Shadow (Rigos) and Return of the Summer: Point of No Return (Mandafounis) / Les Nuits d’Été (Rigos), Cairo Opera House, Egypt: Ati Metwaly, AhramOnline

 

 

Preview - The Royal Ballet, Next Generation Festival featuring Brno National Theatre Ballet, New English Ballet Theatre, Norwegian National Ballet 2, The Royal Ballet School, Bundesjugendballett, ZooNation Youth Company, Rambert School, English National Ballet School, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London: Staff, London Post

 

Preview - Boston Symphony Orchestra featuring the Boston Ballet, Apollon musagète (Stravinsky/Balanchine) / Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov), Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood, Lenox/Stockbridge MA: Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

 

News - Kansas City Ballet welcomes new leadership to élevé [sic] the program to new heights, Oliver Till takes over from Grace Holmes as School Director, Holmes to San Francisco Ballet School: Aleah Gollier, The Pitch KC

 

News - Rolex supports performing art with Royal Ballet and Opera partnership, Rolex extends its long-standing partnership with London’s Royal Opera House: Rob Corder, WatchPro

 

 

Feature - Bangarra prepares to cross the ditch with bold new project, new work for Bangarra Dance Theatre by Moss Te Ururangi Patterson and Deborah Brown: Chantal Nguyen, The Sydney Morning Herald (paywalled)

 

 

Feature (on the Social Pages) - A Billionaire’s Urban Dream Opens for the Summer, Andy Cohen, Fran Lebowitz and hundreds more gathered at Little Island, Barry Diller’s one-of-a-kind park on the Hudson River, for a new dance performance by Twyla Tharp: Sarah Bahr, The New York Times

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Links – Thursday 13 June, 2024

 

Review – Next Generation Festival, Royal Opera House:

Brno National Theatre Ballet NdB2, Symphony No. 7 Allegretto (Radačovský) / Pampúšik (Štofčíková) / Distant Instant (Isach), Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London:

Debra Craine, The Times (share token)

Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Bruce Marriott, LiftedLeg

 

Review – The National Ballet of Brno, Oktetto: Rossini (Radačovský) / Spolu (Radačovský) / Le Corsaire pas de deux / Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake (Strajner) / Don Quixote pas de deux (Martínez) / Balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet (Radačovský) / Gnawa (Duato) / The Hidden Face (Radačovský) / Black Swan pas de deux from Black and White (Radačovský), Dance at The Grange, Alresford, Hampshire: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Review – Northern Ballet, Beauty and the Beast (Nixon), Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds: Geoffrey Mogridge

Wharfedale Observer

Ilkley Gazette

 

Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ode (Roberts) / Solo (Van Manen) / Following the Subtle Current Upstream (King), Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn NY: Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review (paywalled)

 

Review – San Francisco Symphony with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) (King), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco CA:

Lisa Hirsch, San Francisco Classical Voice

Katie Sweeney, The Bold Italic

 

Review – School of American Ballet, Workshop Performance: Serenade (Balanchine) / Tendu (Lovette) / Scènes de Ballet (Wheeldon) / Final movement from Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 (Balanchine), Peter Jay Sharp Theater, New York NY: Marina Harss, Dancing Around

 

Review – Sean Dorsey Dance, The Lost Art of Dreaming, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica CA: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review

 

Review – RISING Festival, Arkadia (Lane), The Substation, Newport Vic: Gracia Haby, Fjord Review (paywalled)

 

 

News – Isaac Hernández leaves the San Francisco Ballet, in an unexpected farewell, the Mexican dancer announced that he has new projects; for now, he is coming to Mexico in August: Staff, Heraldo USA

 

News – The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet Reveal Harrison James Will Be On Both Rosters This Season: Stephi Wild, Broadway World

 

News – Birmingham Royal Ballet set to perform at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival: Rushana Miller, Birmingham World

 

News – Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival to Present The Royal Ballet Takeover, the company’s debut at Jacob’s Pillow will run Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7: Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World

 

News – Sarasota Ballet names community engagement director: Observer Staff, Your Observer

 

News – American Ballet Theatre To Host 2024 Pride Night This Month: A.A. Cristi, Broadway World

 

News – New York City Ballet Announces 2024 Fall Fashion Gala: A.A. Cristi, Broadway World 

 

News – Pro-Kremlin Ballet Dancer’s Performance Canceled In Slovenia (their translation of a Russian article from Current Time) : Staff, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

 

 

Feature – A fitting – and lovable – tribute to Frederick Ashton, the Sarasota Ballet’s impassioned Dante Sonata was a particular highlight of the programme: Rupert Christiansen, The Spectator

 

Feature – ‘Boys, Books, and Ballet’: a recipe for increasing gender diversity in dance: Breya Jones, Louisville Public Media

 

Feature – Inside English National Ballet’s “Swan Lake” In the Round at Royal Albert Hall: Caroline Tonks, Pointe Magazine (paywalled)

 

 

Photo Feature – Backstage with Bangarra – in pictures: Blake Sharp-Wiggins, The Guardian

 

 

Interview – Six quick questions for Derek Deane on the opening of his “Swan Lake in-the-round” in London: Graham Spicer, Gramilano

 

Interview – Marin native embarks on new journey after 20 years at Boston Ballet, John Lam: Colleen Bidwill, Marin Independent Journal (with audio)

 

 

Obituary – The great French dancer and choreographer Éric Vu-An is dead at 60, just ten days after the death of his husband: Staff with AFP, Midi Libre (in French but…)

 

 

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Links – Friday 14 June, 2024

 

Reviews

 

English National Ballet, Swan Lake in-the-round (Deane), Royal Albert Hall, London:

Nicola Claire, SeeingDance

Cristiana Ferrauti, The Upcoming

Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper

Donald Hutera, The Times (+ share)

David Jays, The Evening Standard

Bruce Marriott, LiftedLeg

Guillermo Nazara, First Night Magazine

Marianka Swain, The Telegraph

Deborah Weiss, Bachtrack

 

The Royal Ballet with Sarasota Ballet, Ashton Celebrated: The Dream / Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan / The Walk to Paradise Garden / Hamlet and Ophelia / Rhapsody, Royal Opera House, London

Sarasota Ballet, Ashton Celebrated: Valses nobles et sentimentales / Friday’s Child from Jazz Calendar / Tweedledum and Tweedledee / Sacred Love pas de cinq from Illuminations / La Chatte métamorphosée en femme / Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet / Façade, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London

Jonathan Gray with photos by Andrej Uspenski and Tristram Kenton, Gramilano

 

Nadia Beugré, L’Homme Rare, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

 

Eliot Smith Dance, Past and Future: Duet (Taylor), Human (Smith), Dance City, Newcastle and touring to Barnard Castle, Ashington, London, Durham and a digital showing on 5 July: Dora Frankel, British Theatre Guide

 

Next Generation Festival, Royal Opera House, London:

Brno National Theatre Ballet NdB2, Symphony No. 7 Allegretto (Radačovský) / Pampúšik (Štofčíková) / Distant Instant (Isach), Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Flamenco Festival, Sadler’s Wells, London:

Ballet Nacional de España, Invocación (Olmo): Siobhan Murphy, The Stage

 

Bangarra Dance Theatre, Horizon (Brown/Te Ururangi Patterson), Sydney Opera House and touring to Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne: Deborah Jones, The Australian (paywalled)

 

RISING Festival, Melbourne:

Chunky Move, One Single Action (Guerin), Chunky Move Studio, Southbank: Tim Byrne, The Guardian

 

Ghenoa Gela, Gurr Era Op, Arts House, North Melbourne: Jessi Ryan, ArtsHub

 

National Ballet of Canada, Mad Hot Ballet Gala: Excerpts from Jewels (Balanchine) / Don Quixote wedding pas de deux (Acosta) / Desperate Drama of Red (Martin), Four Seasons Centre, Toronto ON: Paula Citron, Ludwig Van

 

Twyla Tharp, How Long Blues, Little Island, New York NY: Naveen Kumar, The New York Times

 

 

Preview

 

Queer the Ballet, Dream of a Common Language, Baruch PAC, New York NY: Alice Lange, Martin Cid Magazine

 

 

News

 

BalletMet Appoints Remi Wörtmeyer as New Artistic Director: Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World

 

World Ballet Festival brings myriad performances to Spokane showcasing the enchanting art of ballet: Summer Sandstrom, Inlander

 

Local ballet dancers to perform along [sic] touring professionals at World Ballet Festival: Staff, The Spokesman-Review

 

Janie Taylor Joins Colburn School Faculty As Artistic Director Of The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute For The 2024-25 School Year: A.A. Cristi, Broadway World

 

State Ballet of Georgia, Swan Lake casting, London Coliseum and touring to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin: Vivian Summers, ATV Today

 

Australian Ballet chasing Billy Elliots of the bush, Blundstones are soon to be traded in for silk slippers as a new initiative spearheaded by the Australian Ballet aims to spread the love for the classical art in bush towns across the country: Bianca Farmakis, The Australian (paywalled)

 

 

Features

 

What Is Ballet in the 21st Century? It’s All Over the Place; New York City Ballet wrapped up its 75th anniversary celebration at Lincoln Center this spring with a look to the future. But it didn’t always speak to it: Gia Kourlas, The New York Times (share token)

 

Star ballerina Natalia Osipova: ‘The Russian critics said I looked like Quasimodo’, the Royal Ballet principal turned her back on the toxic politics of the Russian ballet. Now living in London, she no longer feels ‘broken’: Helen Barrett, The Telegraph

 

Paris 2024 Olympics to debut high-level breakdancing – and physics in action: Amy Pope, The Conversation

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Links – Saturday 15 June, 2024

 

Reviews

 

English National Ballet, Swan Lake in-the-round (Deane), Royal Albert Hall, London:

Lucy Boardman, A Young(ish) Perspective

Amanda Jennings, Bachtrack

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Siobhan Murphy, The Stage (paywalled)

Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World

 

Next Generation Festival, Royal Opera House, London:

Brno National Theatre Ballet NdB2, Symphony No. 7 Allegretto (Radačovský) / Pampúšik (Štofčíková) / Distant Instant (Isach), Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London: Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Flamenco Festival, Sadler’s Wells, London:

Ballet Nacional de España, Invocación (Olmo):

Danielle Allan, SeeingDance

Jess Gonzalez, Everything Theatre

Guillermo Nazara, First Night Magazine

 

Nadia Beugré, L’Homme Rare, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London: Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper

 

Ballet Black, Heroes: If At First (Laplane) / The Waiting Game (November), touring including Edinburgh and York: Johannah Dyer, Bromsgrove Standard

 

Jo Fong/George Orange, The Rest of Our Lives, Battersea Arts Centre, London: Andrei-Alexandru Mihail, Everything Theatre

 

Ballet BC, Heart Drive (Van Opstal) / Silent Tides (Walerski) / Passing (Inger), Grand Théâtre, Luxembourg: Sarita Rao, Luxembourg Times

 

Dance Revolutionaries, a new film honouring Robert Cohan and Sir Kenneth MacMillan: Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper

 

 

Previews

 

10,000 Dreams: A Celebration of Asian Choreography, Kennedy Center, Washington DC: April Deocariza, Pointe Magazine

 

Pegasus Contemporary Ballet, Synergy 2024, Moody Performance Hall, Dallas TX: Manuel Mendoza, The Dallas Morning News

 

 

News

 

Choreographer and director Wayne McGregor says knighthood is ‘incredible’; he is being honoured for his services to dance:

Kerri-Ann Roper, The Evening Standard

PA via Shropshire Star

 

Remi Wörtmeyer Named Next Artistic Director of BalletMet: Ballet Herald News Desk, The Ballet Herald

 

His Majesty King Charles III named Patron of Birmingham Royal Ballet:

Georgia Luckhurst, The Stage (paywalled)

Staff Writer, Theatre Weekly

 

Richmond Ballet appoints its first ever executive director: Admin Maria-Paula, The Legacy Newspaper

 

Male ballet dancers seek career opportunities locally to become breadwinners and break stereotypes: Dhesegaan Bala Krishnan, Malay Mail

 

 

Features

 

Marianela Nuñez’s Giselle debut at the Paris Opera Ballet: a postscript: Joy Wang X.Y., SeeingDance

 

A Curated Selection of Ballet Books for Your Reading List: Cherilyn J. Lee, The Ballet Herald

 

 

Video Features

 

Backstage: The Orlando Ballet: Abigail Lafferty, FOX51 WOGX

 

Exploring science through ballet: Gopal Virdee, BBC News

 

 

The Social Pages

 

What went down at the 2024 Mad Hot Ballet gala: Toronto Life with photos by George Pimentel, Toronto Life

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