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Links – Sunday, February 2, 2014


Feature – Alexei Ratmansky & Leonid Desyatnikov in collaboration: Roslyn SulcasNY Times


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

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Luke Jennings, Guardian


Review – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, ApocrifuLondon: Luke Jennings, Observer


Not News – Royal  & English National Ballets not at war: Vanessa Thorpe, Observer


Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Giselle (Stiefel/Kobborg), LA: Lewis Segal, LA Times


Preview – John Neumeier & Hamburg Ballet, Liliom, LA: Joseph Carman, LA Times


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Prince of the Pagodas, Salford: David Upton, BTG


Review – British Dance Edition (BDE), Edinburgh: Mark Brown, Sunday Herald


TV Feature – Wayne Sleep & Big BalletJeffery Taylor, Sunday Express


Review – Sarasota Ballet, Lux Aeterna, Four Temperaments, Sinfonietta, Sarasota: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Review – Miami City Ballet, Concerto Barocco, Chutes & Ladders, Jardi Tancat, Symphonic Dances, Miami: Jerry Opdenaker, PB Daily News


Reviews – Resolution! 2014, London: Josephine Leask & Nicolas Kyprianou, The Place

E33 Dance Company, Pursue Me

Elena Jacinta, Reassembled

Alex BroadieFrenemies


Dance Previews:

Philadelphia Area: Merilyn Jackson, Philadelphia Inquirer

Ottawa National Arts Centre Experimental Week: Peter Robb, Ottawa Citizen

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Links – Monday, February 3, 2014


Reviews – New York City Ballet, Vespro, Spectral Evidence, Acheron, NY:

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Marina HarssDanceTabs


Reviews – Mariinsky Ballet, Swan Lake, DC:

George Jackson, Danceviewtimes

Alexandra TomalonisDanceviewtimes


Review – Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Lux, Glory, Sceaux: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Review - Ivan Putrov and others, Men in Motion, London: Vera Liber, BTG


Review – British Dance Edition (BDE), Edinburgh: Kelly ApterScotsman


Review – Martha Graham Dance Company, Cave of the Heart, Appalachian Spring, Maple Leaf Rag, Berkeley: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


News – Boston Ballet to end the year in New York: Jeffrey GantzBoston Globe


Review – Rennie Harris/Pure Movement, Rome and Jewels + others, NY: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat


Reviews – Resolution! 2014, London: Keith Watson & Samantha Whitaker, The Place

Davin King, The End Is Built Into The Beginning

SAAD, Habibi

Far From The Norm, H.O.H.


Review – The Merchants of BollywoodLondon: Lise Smith, DanceTabs


TV Preview – Wayne Sleep’s Big Ballet: Helen PiddGuardian

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Links – Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Obituary – Jean BabiléeAnna KisselgoffNY Times



News – ENB’s Daria Klimentova to retire in June: DanceTabs plus a Personal Statement here

Other coverage: BBC News    Londondance   The Stage   Guardian


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

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Graham Watts, Londondance


Review – Bolshoi Ballet, Festival Mixed Bill, Tromsø: Jaime Robles, bachtrack


Review – Royal Ballet & Other Dancers, Gala for Ghana, London: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Prince of the Pagodas, Salford: Judith MackrellGuardian


Feature – Rafael Bonachela, AD Sydney Dance Company: Michelle Potter, DanceTabs


Feature – Jennifer Ringer, retiring from NYCB: Leigh WitchelNY Post


News – National Ballet of Canada announces 2014-15 season:

Trish Crawford, Toronto Star

Paula Citron, Globe and Mail


Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Seattle: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times


Reviews – British Dance Edition (BDE) 2014, Scotland:

Mary Brennan, Herald

Akram Khan, iTMOi: Natasha Warder, bachtrack


News – Alvin Ailey launches 23-City N American Tour: Staff, Broadway World


Features – Prix de Lausanne Winners, 2014:

Staff, Asahi Shimbun

Hideki SukenariJapan News


Review – The Merchants of BollywoodLondon: Neil Norman, The Stage

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Links – Wednesday, February 05 2014



Obituary – Jean Babilee:  Dance News Desk, Broadway World



Review – NYCB, Acheron, New York:  Apollinaire Scherr, FT


Review – Mariinsky Ballet, Swan Lake, Washington:  Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs


Feature – Wayne McGregor, Tetractys – The Art of fugue, London:  Jessica Duchen, Independent


Review – Ivan Putrov and others, Men in Motion, London:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Giselle, Los Angeles:  Jean Lenihan, Arts Journal


Feature – How lighting design and technology are transforming dance on stage:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Feature – An Afternoon with Dame Antoinette Sibley:  Laura Dodge, London Dance


Review – Siobhan Davies Dance, Table of Contents, London:  Graham Watts, London Dance


Review – Sarah Michelson, 4, New York:  Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal


Review – Diablo Ballet, Compulsive, Esmerelda PDD, AnOther, Resistance, End of Time, Walnut Creek: 

Rachel Howard, SF Chronicle

Carla Escoda, Bachtrack


Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Seattle:  Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times


Preview – Shen Wei Dance Arts, Rite of Spring, Collective Measures, Re-Part III, New Brunswick, Robert Johnson, Star Ledger


Feature – Rachel Bunting and Khecari at Dance Centre, Chicago:  Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Interview – Nicolas Paul, Choreographer:  Patricia Boccadoro, Culture Kiosque


Review – Boris Charmatz / Musee de la Danse, enfant, London:  Jeffrey Gordon Baker, London Dance


Features – Big Ballet (Wayne Sleep):

Alun Palmer, Mirror

Catherine Scott, Yorkshire Post

Alison Bellamy, Yorkshire Evening Post


Featurette – Prix de Lausanne Winners 2014:  Valerie Lawson, dancelines


Film Reviews – Afternoon of a Faun:  Tanaquil Le Clercq: 

Joanna Milter, NY Times

Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice

Frank Scheck, Film Journal International

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Links – Thursday, February 06 2014



Review – NYCB, Bal de Couture, DGV, The Four Seasons, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review - San Francisco Ballet, Giselle, San Francisco; Martha Graham Dance Company, Appalachian Spring, Cave of the Heart, Maple Leaf Rag, Berkeley:  Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter


Feature – Pina Bausch, Building on a great legacy:  Sarah Crompton, Telegraph


Interview – Teresa Reichlen of NYCB:  Ryan Wenzel, Brooklyn Rail


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Chroma, D-Man in the Waters (Part 1), Revelations, Washington: 

Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post

George Jackson, Danceview Times


Interview – Nikolai Tsiskaridze:  Ismene Brown, Blog via Radio Svoboda


Review - Pam Tanowitz Dance, Passagen, Pause Dance, Heaven on One’s Head, New York: 

Marina Harss, DanceTabs

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Feature - Ditch Swan Lake? The classic ballets that don't belong in the repertory: Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Review - Saarländisches Staatstheater, Anastasia, Shadow: Saarbrücken, Germany:  Gerald Dowler, FT


Preview – Tokyo Ballet, Plans for 50th Anniversary Season:  Kris Kosaka, Japan Times


Preview – American Contemporary Ballet, Masterclass paying homage to George Balanchine, Los Angeles:  Leilah Bernstein, LA Magazine


Feature – Ballet Competitions: Young, gifted and pirouetting:  R.J.B Economist


Preview – Dance Immersion, Celebrating our Men in Dance, Toronto:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Review – The Merchants of Bollywood, London:  Louise Levene, Telegraph


Review – The Bowie Project, Austin:  Jeff Davis, Broadway World


Feature – Profiting from Dance:  Noemie Lafrance, Brooklyn Rail


And finally…

The failed Olympic Sport of Ski Ballet:  Tanya Lewis, Live Science

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Links - Friday, February 07 2014



Obituary:  Jean Babilee:  Ismene Brown, Telegraph



Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake, Birmingham:  Richard Edmonds, Birmingham Post


Review – Kyle Abraham, The Radio Show, Toronto:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


LA Roundup Review – RNZB, Giselle; Wayne McGregor, FAR, Los Angeles:  Donna Perlmutter, LA Observed


Review – Eifman Ballet, Rodin, St Petersburg:  Margaret Willis, Bachtrack


Feature – Alexander Dutko (ARB) on becoming The Firebird:  Christine Chen, Broadway World


Review – Pam Tanowitz Dance, Passagen, Heaven on One’s Head, New York:  Rachel Rizzuto, Bachtrack


Review – Big Ballet Episode 1: 

Patrick Smith, Telegraph

Tim Dowling, Guardian


Feature - Lee Sher and Saar Harari, New York:  Brian Schaefer, Haaretz


Preview – Complexions Contemporary Ballet, mixed programme, Miami:  Kai T Hill, Miami Herald


News feature from Russia:  Joy Womack at the Kremlin Ballet:  Christopher Brennan, Moscow Times


Ballet-related News - Four Seasons Picasso Removal Opposed by Landmarks Group:  Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg

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Links - Saturday, February 08 2014



Royal Ballet, Rhapsody, Tetractys, Gloria, London: 

Review - Hannah Weibye, Arts Desk

Gallery – Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Review – New York City Ballet, Acheron, Vespro, Spectral Evidence, New York:  Robert Johnson, Star Ledger


Feature – Performing Pina Bausch’s 1980, In her dancer’s words:  Chris Wiegand, Guardian


Interview – Ethan Stiefel, AD RNZB:  Marina Harss, NY Times


Review - Pam Tanowitz Dance, Passagen, Pause Dance, Heaven on One’s Head, New York:  Apollinaire Scherr, FT


News – Wendy Whelan postpones US tour of Restless Creature:  

Michael Cooper, NY Times

Dance News Desk, Broadway World


Reviews – The McOnie Company, Drunk, London: 

Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard


Interview – Jennifer Ringer (NYCB), as she prepares to retire:  Pia Catton, Wall St Journal


Review – Diavolo Dance Theatre, Architecture in Motion, Melbourne:  Gordana Andjelic-Davila, Australian Stage


Preview – Miami City Ballet, West Side Story Suite, Miami:  Jordan Levin, Miami Herald


Feature – Janet Sassoon, A Life Devoted to Dance:  Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle


Review - David Roussève, Stardust, New Jersey:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – Pennsylvania Ballet, Serenade, Afternoon of a Faun, Under the Sun, Petite Mort, Philadelphia:  Ellen Dunkel,  Philadelphia Inquirer


Review – Ballet Met, Alice in Wonderland, Columbus:  Peter Tonguette, Columbus Dispatch


Review – Lost Wax Multimedia Dance, Particular, Sarasota:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune


Book Review – Alonzo King Lines Ballet:  Larissa Archer, Huffington Post


Review – Big Ballet Episode 1:  Deborah Orr, Guardian


Ballet-related News – Judge Bars Picasso Painting’s Removal From Four Seasons:  Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg


And finally…

Feature – Ballet Dads:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

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