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Links – Sunday, May 5, 2013


Preview – Audrey Niffenegger on creating Raven Girl with Wayne McGregor: Guardian


Review – Boston Ballet, Serenade, Chroma, Symphony in C: Thea Singer, Boston Globe


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Cinderella (Wheeldon): Aimee Tsao. DanceTabs


Review – Royal Ballet, Mayerling (Gartside, Galeazzi): Jenny Gilbert, Independent on Sunday


Reviews – The Observer

Phoenix Dance Theatre, Particle Velocity Mixed Bill (Worthing)

Royal Ballet, La Bayadère (Lamb, Calvert, Soares)


Review – New York City Ballet, Ivesiana: Tobi Tobias, Arts Journal


Review – Eifman Ballet, Rodin: Lewis Segal, LA Times  (incl Slideshow)


Preview – Alberta Ballet, Balletlujah!: Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail


Preview – Australian Dance Theatre, G (Giselle deconstructed?): Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature – Sarah Mearns on NYCB’s New Season: Huffington Post


Preview – Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion, Cheap Lecture, The Cow Piece: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Review – Australian Ballet, Four Temperaments, Bella Figura, Dyad 1929: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Review – RUBBERBANDance Group, Gravity of Center: Zoe Anderson, Independent


Interview – Choreographer Gillian Lynne: Matthew Hemley, The Stage


Book Review – Nijinsky, A Life, Lucy Moore: Peter Conrad, The Observer


Preview – Dance Theatre of Harlem, Touring Mixed Bill: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


Review – Company C Contemporary Ballet, Mixed Bill: Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle


Preview – NYCB Spring Season: Terry Trucco, Playbill Arts


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Criss Cross, Francesca da Rimini, Symphony in 3 Movements: Toba Singer, California Literary Review


London Exhibition – Golden Age of Russian Ballet & Theatre Design: Phoebe Taplin, Russia Beyond The Headlines



Different, but of real interest:

Theatre Preview – Nikolai and the Others, Richard Nelson – Balanchine, Stravinsky and the making of Orpheus: Claudia La Rocco, NY Times

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Links – Monday, May 6, 2013


Obituaries – Frederic Franklin – Dancer, Coach, Director:

Sarah Halzack, Washington Post

Jack Anderson, NY Times

Pia Catton, Wall St Journal


Reviews – San Francisco Ballet, Cinderella (Wheeldon):

Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle (+ 14 picture Gallery)

Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice

Ann Murphy, San Jose Mercury News


Review – Mariinsky Ballet, Jewels, Symphony in C: Louise Levene, Telegraph


Review – Mariinsky Ballet, Giselle (Shirinkina, Shklyarov): Margaret Willis, DanceTabs


Review – New York City Ballet, Interplay, Fancy Free: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


New York Season of Cambodia Festival:

Preview: Valerie Gladstone, CityArts

Review – Royal Ballet of Cambodia, Legend of Apsara Mera: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times

Review – Amrita Performing Arts, Khmeropédies III: Source/Primate: Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes


Review  - RUBBERBANDance, Gravity of Center: Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Reviews – Bangarra Dance Theatre, Blak:

Chloe Smethurst, The Age

Eamonn Kelly, The Australian


Reviews – Stephen Petronio Company, Like Lazarus Did (LLD 4/30):

Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal

Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine


Interview with Sarah Crompton on her book, Sadler’s Wells – Dance House: DanceTabs


Gallery – ZooNation, Some Like It Hip-Hop: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Review – Performing Lines, Reflect (Sue Peacock): Rita Clarke, The Australian


Review – Natalie Abbott, Digital Fractals: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


And to end with, as that centenary date draws near:

The Fight of Spring: Lucy Moore (Author of Nijinsky, A Life in yesterday’s Links), Daily Mail

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Links – Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Interview – Cathy Marston, Choreographer and Director: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Firebird, Afternoons of a Faun, Bolero: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Judith Mackrell weighs-in in support of Keynes and Lopokova: Guardian


Rupert Christiansen argues for adequate State funding of the Arts: Telegraph


Feature – Joseph Altuzarra’s costumes for NYCB Gala: Seunghee Suh, Wall St Journal


Reviews – Breakin’ Convention, 2013, Sadler’s Wells:

Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Rachel Ward, Telegraph

Lise Smith, DanceTabs

Zoe Anderson, Independent


Review – Alberta Ballet, Balletlujah!: Paula Citron, Globe and Mail


Reviews – San Francisco Ballet, Cinderella (Wheeldon):

Becca Klarin, SF Appeal

Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes

Sean Martinfield, Examiner.com


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Minus 16, Petit Mort, Revelations: Jean Lenihan, Arts Journal


Review – “Dance Taipei”, About Living, Fuel, Way Out, Present: Brian Seibert, NY Times


News – Australian Ballet, Senior Changes Backstage: Tim Douglas, The Australian


Feature – Larissa Saveliev, founder of YAGP, looks at Schools worldwide: Dance Magazine

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Links – Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Further Obituaries – Frederic Franklin:

Judith Cruikshank, Guardian

Leigh Witchel, NY Post


Preview – Royal Ballet, Hansel and Gretel (Scarlett): Vincent Dowd, BBC News


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Cinderella (Wheeldon): Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Reviews – English National Ballet, Choreographics:

Bruce Marriott, Dance Tabs

Maria Lu, Exeunt

Laura Dodge, Londondance


Review – Ballet Preljocaj, Les Nuits, Aix-en-Provence: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Preview – Ballet Chicago, Balanchine veterans coaching Act II, Swan Lake: Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune


Reviews – Breakin’ Convention, 2013, Sadler’s Wells:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Sarah Crompton, Telegraph

Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard


Isadora Duncan, My Life to be republished: Joan Acocella, NY Review of Books


10 Questions for the Royal Ballet’s ballerina Alina Cojocaru: Ismene Brown, Arts Desk


Book Extract - Sadler’s Wells: Dance House: Sarah Crompton, Telegraph


Review – Diablo Ballet, Balanchine and Beyond: Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle


Preview – Reviving Balanchine’s Slaughter on 10th Avenue: Susan Reiter, Playbill Arts


Review – RUBBERBANDance Group, Gravity of Center: Donald Hutera, Londondance


Review – Arch 8 Dance Group, My True North, No Man is an Island: Kelly Apter, Scotsman



NY Theatre Review – Nikolai and the Others, Richard Nelson: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger

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Links – Thursday May 9, 2013


Review - The Royal BalletHansel and Gretel: Zoë Anderson, The Independent


Photo gallery - The Royal BalletHansel and Gretel: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Review - San Francisco BalletCinderella: Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter


Review - Paris Opera BalletBoléro (Abramovic/Cherkaoui version): Céline Piettre, Huffington Post


Review - The Royal BalletAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland (cinema relay):

Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

Jennifer Fried, Broadway World


Alina Cojocaru: dancing for cancer patients: Alice Lagnado, The Voice of Russia


Review - Cedar Lake Contemporary BalletHorizonsIndigo RoseTen Duets on a Theme of Rescue, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - ZooNation Dance CompanySome Like It Hip Hop, London:

Zoë Anderson, The Independent

Neil Norman, The Stage


Interview - Irina Dvorovenko, ABT: Gia Kourlas, TimeOut NY


Review - Tamar RogoffSummer’s Different, NY: Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal


Review - Arch 8 Dance GroupMy True NorthNo Man is an Island, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review - Mathilde MonnierTwin Paradox, Paris: Patricia Boccadoro, Culturekiosque


Review - Company C Contemporary BalletNatomaA Modest ProposalOntogeny, SF: Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian


Preview - Jonah BokaerThe Ulysses Syndrome, NY: Rebecca Milzoff, New York Times


Audio/slideshow - Andrej Uspenski’s Royal Ballet photos: The Guardian


Exhibition preview - Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes, 1909-1929, Washington: George Jackson, DanceviewTimes


Photographing Wendy Whelan: Christopher Duggan, Huffington Post


Preview - Kyle AbrahamAnother Night for AAADT: Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger


Preview - Rite of Spring collaborations: Kate Molleson, Herald Scotland


Learning to dance the Charleston with The Bees Knees: Hannah Betts, The Telegraph

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Links – Friday May 10, 2013


Obituary - Merrrill Brockway, producer of Dance in America: Julie Bloom, New York Times


Reviews - The Royal BalletHansel and Gretel:

Clement Crisp, The Financial Times
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph

Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

Graham Watts, Londondance

Katie Colombus, The Stage

Neil Norman, Daily Express


Photos - The Royal BalletHansel and Gretel: Tristram Kenton, ROH


Reviews - New York City BalletSpring Gala:

Alastair Macaulay, New York Times

Marina Harss, DanceTabs

Leigh Witchell, New York Post


Review - New York City BalletRichard Rogers showcase: Patrick Kennedy, Broadway World


Review - Boston BalletSerenadeChroma, Symphony in C: Alan Helms, DanceTabs


Reviews - San Francisco BalletCinderella:

Aimee Tsao, DanceTabs

Auren Gallagher, San Francisco Examiner


Review - Breakin’ Convention 2013 (all three days’ worth), London: Donald Hutera, Londondance


Review - ZooNation Dance CompanySome Like It Hip Hop, London: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Reviews - On Your Toes (with added Dvorovenko), New York:

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

Mark Kennedy, Huffington Post/AP

Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post


Review - Monica Bill Barnes & Companymostly fanfareEverything is getting better all the timeLuster, Washington: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Review - Compagnie Marie ChouinardThe Golden Mean (Live), Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Review - Rifco ArtsBreak the Floorboards, Watford:

Abigail Webber, The Stage

Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide


Preview - New York’s 10th Fall for Dance Festival (September): Allan Kozinn, New York Times

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Links – Saturday May 11, 2013


In Memoriam - Frederic Franklin: Sascha Radetsky, Dance Magazine

…with slideshow


Review - New York City Ballet, Christopher Wheeldon’s Soirée Musicale and A Place for Us: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


When Ballets Russes Changed Art, thoughts provoked by the Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes exhibition: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Sylvie Guillem speaks out: David Lister, The Independent


Review - Washington BalletHemingway: The Sun Also Rises, Washington:

Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post

George Jackson, DanceviewTimes


Review - ZooNation Dance CompanySome Like It Hip Hop, London: Sanjoy Roy, Londondance


Review - Cedar Lake Contemporary BalletHorizonsIndigo RoseTen Duets on a Theme of Rescue, NY: Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger


Review - Balletlujah!Alberta Ballet’s tribute to k.d. lang: Chris Purdy, The Star


Review - Pennsylvania BalletCarnival of the Animals, Philadelphia: Ellen Dunkel, The Inquirer


Exhibition - Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, Washington:

Philip Kennicott, Washington Post

Julia Langley, DCist


Kylián calls time out at NDT: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Interview - Roberto Bolle: Adria Rolnik, Huffington Post


Sarah Mearns’ week - videoblog: Huffington Post


The week’s new dance - Dublin Dance Festival; Varmints, London: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


…and finally


More than you ever wanted to know about TwerkingHuffington Post

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