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Links – Sunday, July 28, 2013


Fernando Alonso, co-founder of Cuban National Ballet, has died: CBC News (and elsewhere)


Costly visa requirement for Bolshoi UK visit: Rupert Christiansen, Sunday Telegraph


Francia Russell – Preserving Balanchine’s Legacy: Marcie Sillman, KUAR Public Radio


US Summer Festival Previews:

POB 3e Etage at Jacob’s Pillow: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

SFB at Stern Grove: KTVU News

PNB at Vail International Dance Festival: Erica Sheftman, Vail Daily


Markova & Dolin saved Jacob’s Pillow site from development: Tina Sutton, Boston Globe


Pennsylvania Ballet’s 5-Year Financial Plan: Peter Dobrin, Philly.com


Feature – BodyTraffic, LA contemporary company: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Preview – Aterballetto visiting Canada: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Manchester Festival Review – Tino Sehgal, This Variation: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Expanded Review – Raewyn Hill/Dancenorth, Lindy Hume & James Crabb, Abandon: Deborah Jones, Blog


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Links – Monday, July 29, 2013


Interview – Sergei Filin, Artistic Director, Bolshoi Ballet: Tom Parfitt, Telegraph


Reviews– English National Ballet, Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Judith Cruickshank, Danceviewtimes


SPAC Review  – National Ballet of Canada, Giselle: Eric Taub, DanceTabs


NY Review – Mark Dendy, Ritual Cyclical: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Documentary Feature – Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow: Never Stand Still: Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times


NY Review – New Choreographers, Festival TBD: Emergency Glitter: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


LA Review – Viver Brasil, Intersections/Ajê: Victoria Looseleaf, LA Times


Jennifer Nichols & Extension Method – Another Ballet-based Workout: Deirdre Kelly, Globe and Mail

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Links – Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Bolshoi Ballet’s London Visit, 2013, Swan Lake:

Overnight review: Ismene Brown, Arts Desk

Overnight review – Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Gallery: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs

Rehearsal extracts video: Telegraph

Company class video: Telegraph

General preview: Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Scandal-tainted video: Will Gompertz, BBC News

Lilian Hochhauser Interview: Alice Lagnado, Voice of Russia


Cinderella - a tale best told at a time of war: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Radio Interview – Biographer Julie Kavanagh on Rudolf Nureyev: Alice Lagnado, Voice of Russia


Review – Amy Seibert/Imagery, Sketch 3, Expectations: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


NY Joyce Theater to give US premiere of Arthur Pita’s The Metamorphosis: BWW


Not the Bolshoi – Alterum Dance Troupe: Alexander Bratersky, Moscow Times

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Links – Wednesday, July 31, 2013



Cuban Dancer/Director Fernando Alonso: Telegraph

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Dancer Nathalie Buisson: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Reviews - Bolshoi Ballet in London, 2013, Swan Lake:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Zoë Anderson, Independent

Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Neil Norman, The Stage

Siobhan Murphy, Metro


Bolshoi Theatre Director warns ‘star’ dancers: Rosa Silverman, Telegraph


Review – Mariinsky Ballet, White Nights Festival Season: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Review – Carlos Acosta & Friends, Classical Selection: Ismene Brown, Arts Desk


Not Dance but – Mark Morris directs Britten’s Curlew River: Zachary Woolfe, NY Times


Review – English National Ballet, Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev: Hanna Weibye, One Stop Arts


Jacob’s Pillow Review – L-E-V & Dorrance Dance, House, The Blues Project: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal


Feature – Open World Dance Foundation Intensive Course, St Petersburg: Laura Cappelle, SP Times


SF Reviews – Amy Seiwert/Imagery, Sketch 3 (Expectations):

Rita Felciano, SF Bay Guardian

Carla Escoda, Huffington Post

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Links – Thursday August 1, 2013


Reviews - Carlos AcostaClassical Selection, London:

Sarah Crompton, The Telegraph

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Zoé Anderson, The Independent

Graham Watts, DanceTabs

Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Katie Colombus, The Stage

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

photos - Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Review - Bolshoi BalletSwan Lake, London: Neil Norman, Daily Express


Video - Vladimir Urin, as the Bolshoi starts it’s London season: The Telegraph

Review - San Francisco Ballet outdoors at the Stern Grove Festival:

Dana Edwards, San Francisco Chronicle

Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter


Review - Royal New Zealand BalletSwan Lake, Wellington: Jennifer Shennan, NZ Theatreview


Review - Aspen Santa Fe BalletFold by FoldLastLike a Samba, Wolf Trap: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Works Unhinged, NY: Elisa Kimble, Broadway World


Review - Pilobolus, New York season: Christopher Atamian, Huffington Post


Review - Vail International Dance Festival opening night: Ray Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post


Review - Festival des Arts de Saint-SauveurSpectacleGlobe and Mail


Review - Dusk Dances, outdoors at Withrow Park, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


An exploration of new trends - Festival TBD: Emergency Glitter; Aunts; Dance and Process: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


ArtsCross 2013, Donald Hutera sits in on this residency at The Place: Londondance


Interview - Hee Seo, ABT principal dancer: Claire Lee, Wall Street Journal


Elizabeth Kendall talks about her new book, Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Gia Kourlas, TimeOut New York


Preview - Fredrik RydmanSwan Lake Reloaded, London: Metro


Polunin at the Stanislavsky: Raymond Stults, Moscow Times


BRB’s Jenna Roberts goes home: Tim Douglas, Australian


Liam Scarlett choreographs diamonds, New York:

Lauren Valenti, Styleite



Preview - 3e étage (Paris Opéra Ballet), Jacob’s Pillow: Broadway World


Change at Rambert: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Dancers out of the studio - photos by Jim Markland: BBC news

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Links – Friday August 2, 2013


Review - Bolshoi BalletOnegin, Moscow: Raymond Stults, Moscow Times


Review - Bolshoi BalletSwan Lake, London: David Gillard, Daily Mail


Behind the scenes with the Bolshoi in London: Alice Lagnado, Voice of Russia


Review - Carlos AcostaClassical Selection, London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Lise Smith, Londondance


Review - Mark MorrisCurlew RiverDido and Aeneas, Tanglewood: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - Post:BalletFour Plays, San Francisco: Aimee Tsao, DanceTabs


Q&A - Christopher Hampson, choreographer and AD of Scottish Ballet: Laura Cappelle, Dance Magazine


Profile - Lil Buck, jookin’ sensation: Marina Harss, Dance Magazine


Video interview - Wendy Whelan talks about the four new works in her Restless Creature: Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine


American Dance Festival, Lyndsey Darst’s 6th essay: Huffington Post (the others are here)


MoveTube - Dancing in the Street, Jagger & Bowie v. Martha and the Vandellas: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


American Ballet Theatre to visit Australia for first time in 2014:

Valerie Lawson, Dancelines

Natalie Bochenski, Brisbane Times


Review - Ballet Revolucion, Perth: Jo Pickup, West Australian


Preview - Vail Dance Festival, International Evening of Dance: Caramie Schnell, Vail Daily



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Links – Saturday August 3, 2013


Obituary - Fernando Alonso: Daniel E. Slotnik, New York Times


Behind the scenes with the Bolshoi Ballet - La Bayadère: Sarah Crompton, Telegraph


Photo gallery - Bolshoi BalletLa Bayadère, London: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Review - Carlos AcostaClassical Selection, London: Laura Dodge, Londonist


Review - Les Ballets Jazz de MontréalCloserNight BoxHarry, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Preview - Wendy WhelanRestless Creature, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival: Siobhan Burke, New York Times


Review - Marc Bamuthi Joseph / Kyle Abraham, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Review - Asia Pacific Dance Festival / Prince Lot Hula Festival, Hawaii: Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal


Ethan Stiefel and Royal New Zealand Ballet: Joseph Carman, Pointe Magazine


Preview - Vail International Dance Festival, International Evenings of Dance II, Vail, Colorado: VailDaily


Preview - Vail International Dance FestivalNOW Premieres, Vail: VailDaily


ABT’s Fall Season casting announced: Broadway World


Interview - Jeanefer Jean-Charles, big dance choreographer: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Only the artists can save the arts critics: Ismene Brown, The Guardian


Preview - Dance at Edinburgh fringe festival: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


Preview - Ballet v6.0, NY: Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger


Preview - Australian Dance Theatre, Garry Stewart’s Proximity, Melbourne: Philippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald

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