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Links – Sunday January 26, 2014


Reviews - The Royal BalletGiselle (Osipova/Acosta):

Luke Jennings, The Observer

Jeffrey Taylor, Sunday Express


Review - San Francisco Ballet2014 Opening Night Gala, SF: Aimee Tsao, DanceTabs


Feature - Liam Scarlett choreographing for NYCB: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times


Review - Sydney FestivalShaun Parker & CompanyAm ISasha Waltz & GuestsDido & AeneasMarrugekuGudirr GudirrKAGEForkliftDeborah Jones


Reviews - Sidi Larbi CherkaouiApocrifu, London:

Rachel Ward, The Telegraph

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Photos - Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review - Savion GloverSTePz, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review - Resolution! 2014, London: theMiddletonCorpusIt’s what you don’t seeHenry CurtisIf you think backNomadic SoulsThe Riot: Alice Robotham & Sanjoy Roy, The Place


Feature - Gillian Murphy comments on Olga Spessivitzeva’s Gisellearts·meme


News - RB Corps dancers protest about working conditions: Anita Singh, The Telegraph


Feature - Ballerinas on the Paris catwalks: Alice Cavanagh, New York Magazine


Profile - Mat Plendl, hula-hooper (and Mary Poppins enthusiast): Valerie Lawson, Dancelines

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Links – Monday January 27, 2014


Review - New York City BalletJewels: Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal


Review - San Francisco BalletGiselle, SF: Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle


Feature - NYCB’s giant photo-carpet (courtesy of JR):

Michael Cooper, New York Times

Pia Catton, Wall Street Journal


Reviews - New York Theatre BalletLegends & Visionaries, New York:

Marina Harss, DanceTabs

Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - Sarah Michelson4, NY: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - Mariinsky BalletSwan LakeFokine programme, Copenhagen: Franziska Bork Petersen, Copenhagen Post


Review - Alonzo King Lines BalletResinScheherazade, Dallas: Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News


Reviews - Resolution! 2014, London: Tamar DalyTriggerChloe AliyanniMeteoraThe 2012 Legacy ProjectThe Legacy: Keith Watson & Lara Hayward, The Place


Review - Inner Mongolia Ordos National Song and Dance TheatreWedding of Ordos, Washington: Celia Wren, Washington Post


Review - John McColgan & Moya DohertyHeartbeat of Home, Toronto: Richard Ouzounian, The Star


Feature - A ballet holiday in Provence: Jonathan Thompson, The Guardian

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Links – Tuesday 28 January, 2014


News - UK National Dance Awards, London:

Press Release, DanceTabs

Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Sarah Crompton, Telegraph

News - Vadim Muntagirov joins the Royal Ballet, London:

Press Release + Pics, DanceTabs

Graham Watts, LondonDance

Valerie Lawson, DanceLines

Anita Singh, Telegraph

Review - Royal Ballet, Hansel and Gretel, London:

Clement Crisp, FT

Jane Simpson, DanceTabs

Hanna Weibye, TheArtsDesk

Review - New York City Ballet, Dances at a Gathering, Union Jack, NY: Alastair Macaulay, NYTimes


Interview - Michael Keegan-Dolan, Fabulous Beast AD, Wellington: Bernadette Rae, NZ Herald


Business of Ballet - Scene Last Night: San Francisco Ballet Opening Night, San Francisco: Amanda Gordon, Bloomberg


Feature - Sydney Festival reviewes, Sydney:

Debbie Cuthbertson, SMH

Michaela Boland, Australian

Review - Dalisa Pigram: Guddir Gudddir, KAGE: Forklift, Sydney: Jill Sykes, SMH


Review – KAGE, Forklift, Sydney: Michelle Potter, Michelle Potter on Dancing


Preview - Ockham's Razor, Joyful, expressive acrobats elevate the senses, Sydney: John McCallum, Australian


Preview - Dance Card: Martha Graham Company returns to Berkeley with 'Appalachian Spring' on tap, San Jose: Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News


Review - Keith Hennessy, Crotch, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review - Mikhail Baryshnikov, Man in a Case, SF:

Karen D'Souza, San Jose Mercury News

Robert Hurwitt, SF Chronicle

News - Sarah Hay - Ballet dancer lands lead role in Starz series 'Flesh and Bone', LA: David Ng, LA Times


Preview/Interview - Channel 4's new 'Big Ballet' with Wayne Sleep: Defying ballet’s body politics, London, Holly Williams, Independent


Interview - Wayne Sleep: 'Tubby' little girls 'traumatised' by being sidelined at ballet class, London: Hannah Furness, Telegraph

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Links – Wednesday 29 January, 2014


Feature - National Dance Awards 2013: Leanne Benjamin and Matthew Bourne’s citations for outstanding achievement in dance, London, Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Gallery - UK National Dance Awards 2013, London, Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Feature - “C’est ma vie”: Scenes from the life of Serge Lifar, creator of Suite en Blanc, Sydney: Valerie Lawson, DanceLines


Thoughts - Forget football – ballet is where transfer wars are fiercest. The battle for the finest dancers taking place between English National Ballet and the Royal Ballet is in danger of becoming an unedifying spectacle, London: Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph


Gallery - Eye-popping ballet: JR's NYCB installation. NY via London: Marc Azoulay and jr-art.net, Guardian


Review - New York City Ballet, Dances at a Gathering, NY: Apollinaire Scherr, FT


Review - Alain Platel,Tauberbach, Paris: Laura Cappelle, FT


Feature - Lyon Festival Pulls Down Musical Barriers, Lyon via NY: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


News - British Dance Edition 2014, Edinburgh and Glasgow: Carmel Smith, LondonDance


Interview - Choreographer Drew McOnie on reinvigorating dance theatre, London: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard


Preview - In Douglas Dunn's 'Aubade,' a busy choreographer brakes to watch the sunrise, NY: Robert Johnson, Star Ledger


Review - Douglas Dunn, Aubade, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review - Chi Udaka, Sydney: Jill Sykes, SMH


Review - National Dance Institute, Jacques’ Art Nest: The DNA of Choreography, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


News - Agnes Varis Trust to Give $3 Million to Gibney Dance, NY: Cara Buckley, NY Times


Feature/Interview - Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom musical: dance is in the air, Sydney: Rosemary Neill, Australian

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Links – Thursday 30 January, 2014


Interview - Edward Watson, Royal Ballet, London: Theo Merz, Telegraph


Feature - Ivan Putrov and Men in Motion. The ballet where men take centre stage, London: Vincent Dowd, BBC


Review - Royal Ballet, Giselle, live cinema broadcast with Osipova, Acosta,

Louise Levene, Telegraph

Brian Seibert, NY Times

Margaret Willis, DanceTabs

Review - Mariinsky Ballet, Swan Lake, Washington: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Review - San Francisco Ballet, Gala, Giselle, SF: Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter


Review - San Francisco Ballet, Giselle, SF:

Rita Felciano, danceviewtimes

Carla Escoda, HuffPost

Interview/Gallery - Janet Eilber, Martha Graham Dance Company, SF: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Review - Boris Charmatz/Musée de la danse, enfant, London:

Sarah Kent, ArtsDesk

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs

Interview/Preview - William Trevitt and Michael Nunn, BalletBoyz: The Talent, Oxford: David Bellan, Oxford Times


News - Lord Of The Flies, Matthew Bourne and New Adventures, London: Carmel Smith, LondonDance


Review - Robert Moses' Kin, RISE: Profligate Iniquities, The Slow Rise of a Rigid Man, NEVABAWARLDAPECE, SF:

Rita Felciano, SFBG

Carla Escoda, backtrack

Preview/interview - Will Tuckett, Lux Aeterna, Sarasota Ballet premiere, Sarasota: Marty Clear, Bradenton.com


Review - Jody Oberfelder, 4CHAMBERS, NY: Martha Sherman, danceviewtimes


Review - Jo Kanamori and Noism, Play 2 Play, Yokohama, Naomi Mori, backtrack


News - Ballet San Jose changes include eliminating Saturday matinees, live music for season opener, San Jose: Crystal Chow, San Jose Mercury News


News - Ballet Dancers Protest Outside Russian Embassy Against Gay Rights Crackdown (PICTURES), London: HufPost

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Links – Friday 31 January, 2014


Interview - Edward Watson, Royal Ballet, London: Jessica Salter, Telegraph


Review - Ivan Putrov et al, Men in Motion III, London,

Hanna Weibye, ArtsDesk

Gallery - Jim Markland @James Rowbotham Dance Photography, DanceTabs

Feature - Dance on Camera festival - A Whirl of Memories and Ardent Invention, From Nureyev to Now, NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Feature - The Glories of Ice Shows Recalled, at Dance on Camera - Crystalline Glory, Frozen in Time, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Feature - Dance on Camera Festival Has a Wide Focus - Casting a Documentarian’s Eye on Dance’s Past and Its Future, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Feature - British Dance Edition brings world to Scotland, Edinbgurgh: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review - Siobhan Davies Dance, Table of Contents, Glasgow: Mary Brennan, Herald


Review - Boris Charmatz/Musée de la danse, enfant, London:

Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Review - Douglas Dunn, Aubade, NY:

Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat

Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger

Gallery - The Prince of the Pagodas costume design, from sketches to stage, Birmingham: Various photographers, Guardian


Review - San Francisco Ballet, Giselle, San Francisco: Aimee Tsao, DanceTabs


Preview - Royal Danish Ballet, Napoli, Copenhagen: Franziska Bork Petersen, Copenhagen Post


Interview - Cindy Claes, London: Carmel Smith, LondonDance


Review - Sarah Michelson, 4, NY: Leigh Witchel, DanceViewTimes


News - Boston Ballet to Conclude 50th Anniversary Tour at Lincoln Center, NY: Patricia Cohen, NY Times


Preview - Dance series gets personal. Experimental solo works deal with mental illness, dementia and more AllegeLes mêmes yeux que toiRisingGet a Revolver, Ottawa: Peter Robb, Ottawa Citizen


Tabloid News - "Backstage: No wedding bells for ballet’s Brangelina?" on Osipova and Vasiliev, London: Luke Blackall, Independent

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Links – Saturday, February 1, 2014


Review – Mariinsky Ballet, Swan Lake, NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – New York City Ballet, Balanchine Season, NY: NY Observer


Spring Preview – Bolshoi Ballet, Giselle, DC: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post  (+ 5 other mentions)


Reviews – Ivan Putrov and others, Men in Motion, London:

Judith MackrellGuardian

Lyndsey WinshipEvening Standard

Gallery:  Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Review – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Apocrifu, London: Graham Watts, Londondance


Feature – Dance on Camera Festival, New York: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


Review – Washington Ballet, Jazz/Blues Project, DC: Sarah HalzackWashington Post


Feature – Sydney Dance Company’s Home: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Reviews – Parsons Dance & Ballet Next, Mixed Bills, NY: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer


Review – Siobhan Davies Dance, Table of Contents, Glasgow: Kelly ApterScotsman


Preview – Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Montreal: Victor SwobodaMontreal Gazette


Review – Rennie Harris/Puremovement, Rome & Jewels + others, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Company C Contemporary Ballet, Mixed Bill, Walnut Creek: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Q & A – National Ballet of Canada’s Ballerinas, Odette or Odile?: Natasha Gauthier, Ottawa Citizen


Feature – Jonathon Renna, National Ballet of Canada: Tony Lofaro, Ottawa Citizen


Review – Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Romeo & Juliet (Van Dantzig), Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com


Feature – NYCB Star Couple Says Goodbye: Joseph Carman, Playbill Arts


Reviews – Resolution! 2014, London: Sanjoy Roy & Liza Weber, The Place

Barely Methodical Dance Troupe, BromanceWhittman Dance Company, CameleonTrashDollys Dance Theatre, Walter.


Review – The Merchants of BollywoodLondon: Neil Norman, Express

Gallery: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review – Hong Kong Dance Company, TaichiHK: Natasha Rogai, SCMP


Review – Tess Dworman & NIv Acosta, macromen, I shot denzel, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Next week in Dance:

London & Salford: Judith MackrellGuardian

New York: Jack Anderson, NY Times


TV Feature – Wayne Sleep’s Big BalletFilipa Jodelka, Guardian  Londondance


Preview – Shahrzad Khorsandi & Farima Berenji, Dance & Diaspora, SF: Andrea Pflaumer, SF Examiner



And almost certainly the first-ever link from this source;

News – Ross Cooper, New Manager at SkyeDanceMichael Russell, West Highland Free Press

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