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Links – Sunday, April 14, 2013


Reviews – American Ballet Theatre:

Hong Kong Festival Season: Natasha Rogai, DanceTabs

Symphony in C, Moor’s Pavane, Symphony No 9: Alexandra Tomalonis, Danceviewtimes


Reviews– Royal Ballet, La Bayadère:

Luke Jennings, Observer

Judith Cruickshank, Danceviewtimes


Mainly about the score – The Rite of Spring – a rude awakening: Philip Hensher, Guardian


Reviews – Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Rite of Spring, Petrushka:

Matthew Paluch, ArtsDesk

Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Gallery – Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Reviews – Peter Schaufuss, Midnight Express:

Luke Jennings, Observer

Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday


Review – Mark Morris Dance Group, The Office, A Wooden Tree, Jenn & Spencer, Crosswalk: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer


Reviews – San Francisco Ballet, Program 7 – Criss-Cross, Francesca da Rimini, Symphony in 3 Movements:

Lauren Gallagher, SF Examiner

Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


Preview – Constantinople – Sinha Collaboration: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Review – River North Dance Chicago/Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Havana Blue: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


London Openings - National Ballet of Canada, English National Ballet: Judith Mackrell, Guardian



And does ENB know about this? Sunday People

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Links – Monday, April 15, 2013


Interview – Galina Stepanenko, The Bolshoi Soldiers On: Sharon Verghis, The Australian


Reviews– Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Rite of Spring, Petrushka:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Review – Dance Theater of Harlem, Gloria, Glinka Pas de Trois, Lark Ascending, When Love, Contested Space: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Program 6 Mixed Bill: Janos Gereben, SF Examiner


Review – Khmer Arts Ensemble, A Bend in the River (NY): Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review – Doug Elkins, Mo(or)town/Redux, Scott, Queen of Marys: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Preview – Miami City Ballet, ‘New Work’ Mixed Bill: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald


Review – Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company, Mixed Bill: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Interview – Bill T. Jones & Dr Oliver Sacks: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – LA Dance Festival, 8 Companies: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Feature – Adventures by the fireside: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Feature – Esther Rabinowitz, Dancing Across the Decades: Corey Kilgannon, NY Times


Feature – Preserving Royal Opera House Relics: Maev Kennedy, Guardian



And, if not specific to ballet or dance, we mark the death of Sir Colin Davis: Guardian

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Links – Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Reviews – Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Rite of Spring, Petrushka:

Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Donald Hutera, Londondance


Review – Exit 12 Dance Company, Sometimes, Silence: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Review – MC93, Les Apaches (Bobigny, France): Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Review – Alchemy Asian Dance Festival/Gauri Sharma Tripathi & Guests: Lise Smith, Londondance


Preview – Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Cinderella (Webre): Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh-Tribune


Preview – English National Ballet, Ecstasy and Death Triple Bill: Lucy Walton, Female First



As it’s a quiet day, and if your German is up to it, Cathy Marston looks back over her 6 years in Bern as her company prepares for her last premiere next week, “Witch Hunt” (Hexenhatz), coming to the ROH Linbury in May.  Berner Zeitung

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Links – Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Feature – National Ballet of Canada, The Realities of touring: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Preview – Tamara Rojo and ENB’s Ecstasy & Death Bill: Siobhan Murphy, Metro and once again


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Program 6 Triple Bill: Aimee Tsao, DanceTabs


New York City Ballet’s 2013-14 Season: Felicia R. Lee, NY Times


Preview – St Petersburg Dance Open International Ballet Festival: Galina Stolyarova, St Petersburg Times


Reviews – Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Rite of Spring, Petrushka;

Gerald Dowler, Classical Source

Katja Vaghi, One Stop Arts


Review – Bebe Miller, A History: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Peggy Choy, The Greatest! Hip Dance Homage to Muhammad Ali: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Preview – India Jazz Suites - The Fastest Feet in Rhythm: Elizabeth Hanly, Miami Herald


Review – AXIS Dance Company, Mixed Bill: Rita Felciano. SF Bay Guardian


The Filin Incident latest:

Moscow Court Extends Dmitrichenko’s Arrest to 18 June: Interfax, Russia Beyond the Headlines

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Links – Thursday, April 18, 2013


Review – National Ballet of Canada, Romeo and Juliet (Ratmansky): Ismene Brown, Arts Desk


Benjamin leaving, Osipova joining – all change at the RB: Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Feature/Preview – Carlos Acosta/On Before: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Reviews – Ballet Hispanico, Jardí Tancat, Sortijas, Back to the 80s (NY, Joyce):

Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times

Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Programs 6 and 7: Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter


Feature – Fundraising for Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Interview – Jose Navas, Choreographer: Paula Citron, Globe and Mail


Cashflow problems at Sacramento Ballet: Raheem F. Hosseini, Sacramento News & Review

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Links – Friday, April 19, 2013


Review – English National Ballet, Ecstasy and Death Triple Bill: Ismene Brown, Arts Desk

-  Tamara Rojo interview: Brenda Emmanus, BBC News


Reviews – National Ballet of Canada, Romeo and Juliet (Ratmansky):

Judith Mackrell, 4*, Guardian

Lyndsey Winship, 3*, Evening Standard

Zoë Anderson, 3*, Independent

Sarah Crompton, 3*, Telegraph

Neil Norman, 3*, Express

Sarah Frater, The Stage

Laurad, Londonist

… and watching from back home: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Feature – Natalia Osipova as she heads for London: Anna Goreyeva, Russia Beyond The Headlines


Review – American Ballet Theatre, Le Corsaire Season: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes


Review  - Ballet Hispanico, Triple Bill: Leigh Witchel, NY Post


Review – Finalists, The Place Prize, 2013: Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Solo Review – Shantala Shivalingappa, Namasya: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Preview/Interview – Tom Dale/Refugees of the Septic Heart (Laban): Carmel Smith, Londondance


Review – 10 Hairy Legs, Mixed Bill: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger



Latest on the Filin/Tsiskaridze/Dimitrichenko Affair: RAPSI   Izvestia/Ismene Brown  France 24

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Links – Saturday, April 20, 2013


Obituary – Maria Tallchief: Clement Crisp, Financial Times


Interview – Peter Martins on 30 Years at NYCB: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Preview Feature – Royal Ballet, Mayerling: Laura Thompson, Telegraph


Reviews– English National Ballet, Ecstasy and Death Triple Bill:

Neil Norman, The Stage

Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Zoë Anderson, Independent

Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Reviews – National Ballet of Canada, Romeo and Juliet (Ratmansky):

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Graham Watts, Londondance

Cristina de Lucas, One Stop Arts

 - Gallery: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Preview – ‘Guess the choreographer’s gender experiment: Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Review + Gallery– Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Quad Bill: Victoria Looseleaf, LA Times


Review – Vicky Shick, Everything You See (Danspace): Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Ballet Hispanico, Triple Bill (Joyce): Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


Preview – Emmanuel Jouthe & Chiara Frigo, When We Were Old: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Sydney Preview – Lemi Ponifasio, Birds With Skymirrors: Tim Douglas, The Australian


Announcing Encore Dance Company, a joint Tring/Ballet Theatre UK  touring venture: Nicola Merrifield, The Stage


Gallery – The Place Prize, 2013:  Foteini Christophilopoulou, DanceTabs



And having often remarked that it is a hallmark of the great classics that they can survive any treatment, I now give you Swan Lake Reloaded: Broadway World

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