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Links – Sunday, June 9, 2013


News - Bolshoi Ballet dismisses world star Nikolai Tsiskaridze. Russia's most famous dancer is told to go, as disputes reach height, Ismene Brown, The Arts Desk

and Ismene Brown Blog


Review - London: Luke Jennings, Observer

Meryl Tankard, The Oracle,

ATMA Dance | Mayuri Boonham, Erhebung,

Royal Ballet Mayerling - Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg farewells

Review - Mariinsky Ballet, Swan Lake in 3D, Jenny Gilbert, Sunday Independent


Feature - Perm Ballet: To Russia With Romeo - MacMillan's iconic English ballet Romeo and Juliet emigrates to Gulag country, Natalie Wheen, The Arts Desk


Preview/Interview - Jonzi D and Breakin’ Convention, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Preview/Interview - Daniel Riley McKinley, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Blak, Sydney: Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald


News/Interview - Shona McCullagh, New Zealand Dance Company ready for launch. Auckland: Tom Cardy, Stuff


Review - Ballet Across America season with North Carolina Dance Theatre, Ballet Austin, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Washington: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Interview - Cheryl Yeager, Isabella Boylston, and Yuriko Kajiya of American Ballet Theatre, NY: Marina Harss, Palybill (pdf)


News - Crystal Ballet - Digital organisation launches to film new dance commissions, London: Nicola Merrifield, Stage


Review - Rioult Dance New York, Iphigenia, Iphigenia in Aulis, On Distant Shores, Prelude to Night, Bolero, NY: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal

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Links – Monday, June 10, 2013


Brisbane Reviews – Bolshoi Ballet, The Bright Stream:

Deborah Jones, The Australian

Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


Brisbane Review – Bolshoi Ballet, Le Corsaire: Jill Sykes, The Age


Washington DC Reviews – Ballet Across America Festival:

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs

Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Review – Mark Morris Group at Ojai Music Festival, CA: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Launch of New Zealand Dance Company this week: Tom Cardy, Dominion Post


Sydney Review – Bangarra Dance Theatre, Blak: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature – ABT’s Corps de Ballet: Joseph Carman, Playbill Arts


Film Preview – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Giselle: Tom Hunt, Dominion Post


Reviews – National Youth Dance & RIOT Companies, in between, RIOT Offspring: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs


Video Preview – Akram Khan, DESH: Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Review – Lustig Dance Theatre, Jangala: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


Review – Charya Burt, Blossoming Antiquities: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


NY Review – Lydia Johnson Dance, Quad Bill: Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes


Glasgow Review – Royal Conservatoire, End of Year Show: Mary Brennan, Herald


Tsiskaridze/Bolshoi/Filin Latest:

He’s “hounded” and his fans plan to picket: Novosti (repeated variously)

(There’s also global catch-up coverage of the Bolshoi decision to sack him - see yesterday’s Links.)

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Links – Tuesday, June 11, 2013


English National Ballet 2013-14 Season Announced:

Press Release: DanceTabs

Mark Brown, Guardian

Louise Jury, Evening Standard


Brisbane Review – Bolshoi Ballet, The Bright Stream: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Coppélia: Zoë Anderson, Independent


2D/3D Live Stream Reviews – Mariinsky Ballet, Swan Lake:

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Laura Dodge, LondonDance


Theatre Review – Nikolai and the Others, a Balanchine portrait: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Feature – NDT’s Danielle Rowe Comes Home: Steve Dow, Sydney Morning Herald


Review – Lucy Guerin Inc., Untrained: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Mini-Gallery – ROH Chance To Dance, Rite of Spring: Sim Canetty-Clarke, DanceTabs


Review – Jen Abrams, Any Resemblance: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Oh dear - another rehash of last week’s Sarah Vine story: Laura Perrins, Telegraph


Never heard of Nikolai Tsiskaridze?  If so, start here: Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Video – Dance Protest in Cairo: Rowan El Shimi, AhramOnline

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Links – Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Retrospectives – Peter Martins and the NYCB 2012-13 Season:

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer


Reviews – American Ballet Theater, Romeo and Juliet (Vishneva, Gomes):

Brian Seibert, NY Times

Leigh Witchel, NY Post


DC Reviews – Ballet Across America:

North Carolina Ballet, Ballet Austin, Dance Theater of Harlem: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Sarasota, Washington and Pennsylvania Ballets: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs


3D Live-Stream Review: Mariinsky Ballet, Swan Lake: Caroline Crampton, New Statesman


Paris Review – International Ballet Schools Gala: Patricia Boccadoro, CultureKiosque


NY Preview – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Four Corners: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


Review – Mark Morris Directed the 2013 Ojai Music Festival: Mark Swed, LA Times


Feature – Washington Ballet, The Sun Also Rises: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post via Guardian Weekly  (First published in May, Ms Kaufman’s later review was here: Washington Post )


Tribute – Laszlo Seregi, Choreographer & Director, Hungarian National Ballet: Margaret Willis, DanceTabs


Review – National Youth Dance & RIOT Companies, in between, RIOT Offspring: Londondance


A lively riposte to Tsiskaridze!: Moskovsky Komsomolets, via Ismene Brown's Blog

…. But hey, He Doesn’t Recant One Word: Le Figaro, via Ismene Brown's Blog


Who knew?  Ballet keeps Mick Jagger young: Simon Cable, Daily Mail

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Links – Thursday, June 13, 2013


Review – English National Ballet, Swan Lake (In-the-Round): Ismene Brown, Arts Desk


Season Review – American Ballet Theatre, Month in the Country and others: Robert Greskovic, Wall St Journal


Reviews– Akram Khan, Desh:

Graham Watts, DanceTabs

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


YAGP Documentary – “First Position” and questions arising: Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Feature – Svetlana Lunkina in Canada: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Arts Council England models worst-case funding scenarios: Charlotte Higgins, Guardian


Feature – Ballet Tech/NY City Public School for Dance: Gia Kourlas, NY TImes


Tour Reviews– Nederlands Dance Theater, Sweet Dreams, Sarabande, etc:

Deborah Jones, The Australian

Jill Sykes, The Age


Review – National Ballet of Canada, Carmen: Denise Sum, Danceviewtimes


Tour Review – Ballet Revolución: Bernadette Rae, NZ Herald


Review – School of American Ballet, Workshop Performance: Michael Popkin, Danceviewtimes


Preview Q&A: Jean Abreu, Blood (Linbury Studio): Carmel Smith, LondonDance


SF Preview – Amara Tabor-Smith, He moved – an Ed Mock Tribute: Rita Felciano, SF Bay Guardian


Outdoor Review – Freespace Dance, Home, Namaste, etc: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


Street Dance Film Review – All Out War: Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail

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Links – Friday June 14, 2013


Review - English National Ballet, Swan Lake in the round, London:

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Zoë Anderson, The Independent

Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Neil Norman, Daily Express


Interview - Leanne Benjamin, prior to retirement from the Royal Ballet: Ismene Brown, The Arts Desk


Review - Mark Morris Dance GroupSpring, Spring, Spring, Berkeley:

Mark Swed, LA Times

Ann Murphy, San Jose Mercury News


Mark Morris directs the Ojai Music Festival: David Mermelstein, Wall Street Journal


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterFour CornersPetite MortRevelations, NY:

Leigh Witchel, New York Post

Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Review - Nederlands Dans TheaterSH-BOOMSweet DreamsSarabandeShoot the Moon, Sydney: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Preview - Kids Dance (Ballet Tech school’s performing wing), NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Book review - Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet by Toba Singer: Margaret Willis, DanceTabs


Preview - Amara Tabor-Smith, He Moved Swiftly But Gently Down the Not Too Crowded Street: Ed Mock and Other True Tales in a City That Once Was, SF: Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian

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Links – Saturday June 15, 2013


Review - American Ballet TheatreRomeo and Juliet, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review - English National BalletSwan Lake in the round:

Graham Watts, Londondance

Sam Smith, Londonist

Photos: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Review - Akram Khan CompanyDesh, London: Rachel Nouchi, Londondance


Review - Australian Dance TheatreG (for Giselle), Canberra: Michelle Potter, Sydney Morning Herald


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterFour CornersPetite MortRevelations, NY: Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger


Review - Ballet Tech Kids Dance, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - Levydance, 10th anniversary celebration, SF: Mary Ellen Hunt, San Francisco Chronicle


Review - Patricia Noworol & Renegade“?Culture”, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Review - Dora FrankelThe Unfolding Sky, Tynemouth: Peter Mortimer, British Theatre Guide


Review - Still HouseOurs Was The Fen Country, London: Donald Hutera, Londondance


Review - Atamira Dance CompanyKaha, Hastings NZ: Kathleen Mantel, NZ Theatreview


Review - Will TuckettIn the Night Garden Live, a toddler-drama, London: Katie Colombus, The Stage


Preview - Pacific Northwest Ballet School annual performance, Seattle: Roger Downey, Crosscut


Alternative content at cinemas draws in the masses: Robert Cookson, Financial Times


Next week’s new dance (UK) - Britten Dances, Snape; Forsythe Company, London: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


Tsiskaridze offered a jobIsmene Brown/Victoria Ivanova, Izvestia

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