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Links – Sunday, August 25, 2013


Review – Bolshoi Ballet in London, Flames of Paris: Luke Jennings, Observer


Ballet competitions and a race that can never be truly won: Annie Carroll (Ex-Australian Ballet), Dancelines


Sydney Preview – Akram Khan Company, iTMOi: Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature – New Dancers at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens: Montreal Gazette


Documentary Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Giselle: Lydia Jenkin, NZ Herald


Preview – Jacob’s Pillow Season, Final Day: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Feature/Gallery - Ballets Russes designer Leon Bakst as exotic interior designer: Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post


Impressions of a year with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy: Tala Lee-Turton, Yorkshire Post



Edinburgh International Festival, 2013:


Interview – L.A. Dance Project/Benjamin Millepied: Claire Black, Scotsman


Interview – L.A.Dance Project/Composer Nico Muhly: Claire Sawers, The List


Festival Fringe:


Review – Giulio D’Anna, Parkin’son: Joyce McMillan, Scotsman


Review – Antonia Grove, Small Talk: Sally Stott, Scotsman

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Links – Monday, August 26, 2013


Edinburgh International Festival, 2013:


Reviews – L.A. Dance Project, Moving Parts, Winterbranch, Quintett:

Sarah Crompton, Telegraph

Alice Bain, Guardian

Mary Brennan, The Herald


Interviews/Previews – José Montalvo, Don Quichotte du Trocadéro:

Kelly Apter, Scotsman

Kelly Apter, The List


Scottish ballet gains ‘Herald Angels’ award for sustained contribution: Herald


Quick Q&A – Chris Hampson, Scottish Ballet’s AD: Laura Cappelle, Dance Magazine





Auckland Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Swan Lake: Takeshi Ito, Stuff.co


BBC TV Review – Flamenco – Gypsy Soul: Ismene Brown, Arts Desk


And - Ballet wedding ideas, anyone?  Beats me, but that’s what it says here: Huffington Post

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Links – Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Ballet San Jose and ABT – A two-way partnership?  Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine


Stage Tube – NYCB 2013-14 Season Sneak Peek: BWW


Edinburgh International Festival, 2013:
Reviews– L.A. Dance Project, Moving Parts, Winterbranch, Quintett:

Kelly Apter, Scotsman

Zoë Anderson, Independent


Fringe Reviews – Various Shows: Mary Brennan, Herald

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Links – Wednesday, August 28, 2013


A Lost Benjamin Britten Score for Les Sylphides? Michael Cooper, NY Times


American Keenan Kampa’s First Mariinsky Season: Allison Geller, SP Times


Roundhouse Review – Siobhan Davies Dance, Rotor: Alison Gunn, Financial Times


Montreal Preview – Choreo Dave St-Pierre & Cirque Eloize, Cirkopolis: Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette


Bay Area Preview – Fall Season Highlights: Rita Felciano, SF Bay Guardian



This has surely been wrongly tagged as La Sylphide by the paper?

Gallery Preview – Australian Ballet, Paquita: Joe Armao, Sydney Morning Herald

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Links – Thursday, August 29, 2013



Obituary:  Anna Volkova:   Boorowa News



Review – Touch Wood, various works in progress:  Zoe Anderson, Independent


Sydney Review – Akram Khan, iTMOi:  Deborah Jones, The Australian


Feature – After Dance – what happens next:  Kate Colombus, Stage En Pointe


Feature – New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dance on Film Archive:  Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Feature – The Shanghai Ballet – A Model for Chinese Cultural Diplomacy:  Andrea Beck, The Diplomat


DVD Review – Mariinsky Ballet, L’Oiseau de Feu, Le Sacre du Printemps:  Michael Johnson, Concerto Net


Australia news – Olivia Bell to retire from Australian Ballet:  Amy Edwards, Newcastle Herald


Film Feature – Brian de Palma’s Passion features Polina Semionova in Afternoon of a Faun:  G Allen Johnson, SF Chronicle


Vietnam Review – HBSO Ballet Company, Cinderella, Ho Chi Minh City:  Bradley Winterton,  Vietnam Net


Washington Review – Mladinsko Theatre, Nijinsky’s Last Dance:  Nelson Pressley, Washington Post



Bolshoi News:


Interview – Svetlana Lunkina on why she can’t go back to the Bolshoi:  Ismene Brown Blog


Filin case latest – Dmitrichenko says he’s guilty of ordering beating but not GBH:  Ismene Brown Blog



Edinburgh Festival:


Preview – Jose Montalvo, Don Quichotte de Trocadero:  Mary Brennan, The Herald


Review – L.A Dance Project, Moving Parts, Winterbranch, Quintett:  Josie Balfour, Edinburgh Evening News

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Links – Friday, August 30 2013



London Review – Dance Base, Ours was the Fen Country:  Lyn Gardner, Guardian


Melbourne Review – Australian Ballet, Paquita, La Sylphide:  Stephanie Glickman, Herald Sun


Sydney Review – Sydney Dance Company, Les Illuminations: 

Valerie Lawson, DanceLines

Murray Black, The Australian


New Zealand Review – Raewyn Hill, Mass, Wellington:  Virginia Kennard, NZ Theatre View



Edinburgh Festival:


Review – L.A Dance Project, Moving Parts, Winterbranch, Quintett:  Lucy Ribchester, Exeunt Magazine

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Links – Saturday, August 31 2013



Feature – Arthur Pita/Edward Watson, Creating The Metamorphosis:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


New York Autumn Preview – including The Metamorphosis:  Leigh Witchel, New York Post


Sydney Preview – Australian Ballet, Cinderella (Wheeldon):  Amanda Dunn, The Age


New Zealand Review – New Zealand Dance Company, Rotunda:  Bernadette Rae, New Zealand Herald


Benjamin Millepied:

News item – Bo Wilson, Standard

Comment/Analysis - 3 Smart Things Benjamin Millepied Said About Race, Gender, And The Future Of The Paris Opera Ballet:  Alyssa Rosenberg, Think Progress


Feature – Octavio Martin, From dancing to directing, a difficult transition:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune



Edinburgh Festival:


Review – Jose Montalvo, Don Quichotte de Trocadero:

Alice Bain, Guardian

Lucy Ribchester, The List

Kelly Apter, Scotsman

Mark Brown, Telegraph

Thom Dibdin, Stage

Review – L.A Dance Project, Moving Parts, Winterbranch, Quintett:  Lucy Ribchester, Exeunt Magazine



And finally….

Feature – Wendy Whelan’s Tech Essentials:  Laura Moser, Wall Street Journal













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