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Links - Sunday, February 23 2014



Review – NYCB, Acheron, Afternoon of a Faun, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, La Valse, New York:  Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Nine Songs, London: 


Sarah Kent, Arts Desk

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Gallery:  Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Reviews – Boston Ballet, Resonance, Bella Figura, C to C reborn, Boston: 

Iris Fanger, Patriot Ledger

Lawrence Elizabeth Knox, wbur


Review – Australian Ballet, PDD from La Sylphide, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Nutcracker, Hamilton Island:  David Rood, Sydney Morning Herald


Review – Protein, Border Tales, Ipswich; Drew McOnie Co, Drunk, London:  Luke Jennings, Guardian  


Review – Compagnie Kafig, Correria, Agwa, Chicago:  Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review – Kyle Abrahams, The Radio Show, Chicago:  Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review – Israel Galvan, La Curva, Perth:  Val Badham, Guardian


Feature – Where are the women?:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune


Review – Batsheva Dance Co, DecaDance, Wellington:  Deidre Tarrant, NZ Theatre View


Gallery – Cairo Opera Ballet Company, Spartacus, Cairo:  Sherif Sonbol, Ahram


Preview – New Jersey Ballet, New Jersey:  Robert Johnson, Star Ledger


Reviews – Louisville Ballet, La Sylphide,  Louisville: 

Elizabeth Kramer, Louisville Courier Journal

Kathi EB Ellis, WFPL


Review – Alabama Ballet, Romeo & Juliet, Birmingham:  Michael Huebner, Alabama.com


Feature - Ballet dancers tiptoe around Iran dancing ban:  Hnai and Sima, France 24


Interview – Jonathan Ollivier:  Uncredited, Irish Independent


News – South African International Ballet Competition Results:  Allison Foat, Diva PR, Artlink


Not quite ballet but sounds good review – Odysseo, Seattle:  Misha Berson, Seattle Times




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Links - Monday, February 24 2014



Review – NYCB, Acheron, Afternoon of a Faun, Walpurgisnacht Ballet, La Valse, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Royal Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, London: 


Louise Levene, Telegraph

Hannah Weibye, ArtsDesk

Gallery – Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Review – Blaze, London:  Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Reviews – Australian Ballet, Manon, Brisbane,

Deborah Jones, The Australian

Natalie Bochenski, Sydney Morning Herald

Rae Wilson, Fraser Coast Chronicle


Review – Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble, Italian Concerto, A Wooden Tree, Jenn and Spencer, Crosswalk, Fairfax, Virginia:  George Jackson, Danceview Times


Review – TAO Dance Theatre, 4,5, New York, Apollinaire Scherr, FT


Review – Black Choreographers Festival, San Francisco:  Rachel Howard, SF Chronicle


Review – Houston Ballet, Aladdin, Houston:  Theodore Bale, Culture Map Houston


Interview – Houston Ballet’s Sara Webb on preparing for Aladdin:  David Clarke, Broadway World


News – BRB’s Dominic Antonucci was attacked in Salford:  Paul Suart, Birmingham Mail


Preview – Matthew Bourne | New Adventures, Swan Lake, Dublin:  Tina Darb O’Sullivan, Irish Examiner


Review – Scottish Dance Theatre, Yama, Kingdom, Dundee:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review – Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Indigo Rose, Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, Necessity Again, Berkeley:  Ann Murphy, San Jose Mercury News


Review – Vanessa Anspaugh, We were an island, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review - Sasa Ascentic and Ana Vujanovic, On Trial Together, New York:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – LeeSaar The Company, Princess Crocodile, Rockville:  Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Review – Kansas City Ballet, Dracula, Kansas:  Steve Wilson, Broadway World


Reviews – Oregon Ballet Theatre, A Second Front, Almost Mozart, Liturgy, Bolero, Portland:

Catherine Thomas, The Oregonian

Aaron Spencer, Willamette Week


Review – Sydney Dance Co, Sydney Symphony, Elektra, Sydney:  Murray Black, The Australian


Review - Marie Hermo Jensen, Anew, Hamilton NZ:  Debbie Bright, NZ Theatre View

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Links – Tuesday February 25, 2014


Review - The Royal BalletThe Sleeping Beauty, London:

Graham Watts, Londondance

Gerald Dowler, Classical Source
Neil Norman, The Stage

Siohhan Murphy, Metro


Review - Paris Opera BalletFall River LegendMademoiselle Julie, Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Review - New York City BalletBarber Violin ConcertoOpus 19/The DreamerStravinsky Violin Concerto, NY: Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World


Review - Boston BalletC. to C. (Close to Chuck) rebornResonanceBella Figura, Boston:

Alan Helms, DanceTabs

Karen Campbell, Boston Globe


Review - Cloud Gate Dance TheatreNine Songs, London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Graham Watts, Londondance

Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Laura Dodge, Londonist

photos: Tristram Kenton, The Guardian


Review - Cedar Lake Contemporary BalletTen Duets on a Theme of RescueNecessity, AgainIndigo Rose, San Francisco: Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle


Review - Australian BalletManon, Brisbane: Deborah Jones blog


Feature - Works and Process at the GuggenheimPetipa Exotique, Doug Fullington of PNB discusses and demonstrates Petipa choreography, (+ 80 min video): Marina Harss blog

…also reported by Brian Seibert, New York Times

and Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes


Preview - New York’s spring dances, Paul Taylor et al: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


News - Ratmansky production of The Sleeping Beauty for ABT’s 75th anniversary: Michael Cooper, New York Times


Review - Hubert EssakowIgnis, London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review - Colorado BalletCinderella, Denver: Michael Mulhern, Broadway World


Review - Vanessa Anspaughwe were an island, New York: Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal


Review - Jessica Lang Dance, mixed bill, NY:

Tess Alfano, Broadway World

Jenny Thompson, eye on dance


Review - Cindy Claes Dancehall TakeoverDancehall SpiritIs My Whining Winding You Up?, London: Donald Hutera, Londondance


Review - Coleman Lemieux & CompagnieMalcolm (by James Kudelka), Toronto: Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail


Preview - Danse: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Feature - NYCB Principal Janie Taylor’s travel bag: Seunghee Suh, Wall Street Journal


Feature - Australian Ballet’s principal dancer Lucinda Dunn shares her health secrets: Polly Simons, The Telegraph


Feature - Strictly Ballroom the Musical, a spectacular promotion staged by Baz Luhrmann , Sydney: Maryann White, The Guardian; photo gallery by Anna Kucera

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Links – Wednesday February 26, 2014


Obituary - Ivan Nagy: Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times


Review - The Royal BalletThe Sleeping Beauty, London: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - Paris Opera BalletFall River LegendMademoiselle Julie, Paris: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times


Review - New York City BalletCoppélia, NY: Marina Harss blog


Review - Ballet PreljocajLes Nuits, Cannes: Christina Gallea Roy, DanceTabs


Review - LA Dance ProjectReflectionsMurder BalladsPeripheral Stream, LA: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review


News - Jenifer Ringer to head Colbourn Dance Academy in LA: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times


(Very early) preview - The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: Andrew Taylor, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature - Ballerinas Are Taking Over Instagram: Kasia Mychajlowycz, Marie Claire

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Links – Thursday February 27, 2014


Review - The Royal BalletThe Sleeping Beauty, London: Jane Simpson, DanceTabs


Review - San Francisco BalletTearsFrom Foreign LandsBorderlands, SF: Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter


Review - Birmingham Royal BalletThe Prince of the Pagodas, Birmingham: Mark Monahan, The Telegraph


Review - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of TaiwanNine Songs, London: Lise Smith, DanceTabs


Photo gallery - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of TaiwanRice, London: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


News - French artist JR to choreograph for NYCB (!!): Michael Cooper, New York Times

…and more on the JR collaborationBroadway World


Review - Lyon Opera BalletTout AutourCritical MassGrosse Fugue, Lyon: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times


Appreciation - Ivan Nagy: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Gallery - Ballet Black, Arthur Pita’s A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream, London: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Review - Scottish BalletHighland Fling, Hong Kong: Ethan Bratton, TimeOut Hong Kong


Review - New Jersey BalletQuintessential DancesSo NaturallyHarlem SymphonyPrayer, Morristown: Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger


Review – Scottish Dance TheatreYamaKingdom, Dundee: Mary Brennan, The Herald


Review - MaryJane O’ReillyIn Flagrante, Hamilton: Debbie Bright, NZ Theatreview


Preview - MOonhORsE dance theatreOlder & Reckless, Toronto: Michael Crabb, The Star

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Links – Friday February 28, 2014


Review - The Royal BalletThe Sleeping Beauty, London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Neil Norman, Daily Express


Review - New York City BalletAcheronAfternoon of a FaunWalpurgisnacht BalletLa Valse, NY: Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes


Review - Royal Danish BalletNapoli, Copenhagen: Jane Simpson, DanceTabs


Review - National Ballet of CanadaWatch HerA Month in the Country, Toronto: Michael Crabb, The Star


Review - Ballet BlackDream Within a Midsummer Night's DreamLimboTwo of a Kind, London:

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Zoë Anderson, The Independent

Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Neil Norman, The Stage


Review - Australian BalletSuite en BlancBallet Imperial, Brisbane: Deborah Jones, The Australian


Review - Birmingham Royal BalletThe Prince of the Pagodas, Birmingham: Richard Edmonds, Birmingham Post


Preview - Pedro Machado (co-AD of Candoco Dance Company) discusses improvisation in their new piece NotturninoThe Guardian


Feature - Flamenco superstar Sara BarasMetro


Review - Nora Chipaumireportrait of myself as my father, NY: Eryn Goldstein, Broadway World


Preview - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Chicago: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Review - Israel GalvanLa Curva, Wellington NZ: Ann Hunt, Dominion Post


Review - Kimberly BartosikYou are my heat and glare, NY: Siobhan Burke, New York Times


Preview - Wayne McGregor | Random DanceAtomos, Montclair NJ: Broadway World


Interview - Jenifer Ringer: Lauren Gallagher, San Francisco Examiner


…and finally


Photos - Vienna Opera Ball 2014Reuters


Elizabeth Taylor ballerinaRetronaut

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Links – Saturday 1 March, 2014


Interview - Natalia Osipova: ‘I have never lost the feeling of flying’, London: Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Interview/Preview - Eva Yerbabuena. A mother's cry: flamenco star Eva Yerbabuena brings two intimate creations to New York, NY: Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger


Preview - Flamenco Festival Enters Its 14th Year - Change Your Style, You’ll Survive, NY: Marina Harss, Marina Harss


Review - National Ballet of Canada, A Month in the Country, Watch Her, Toronto:

Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

Paula Citron, Globe and Mail

Feature - A Month in the Country: Multi-Layered Musicality and Meanings, London: Stephanie Jordan, Fjord Review


Book Review - "Literature, Modernism and Dance" by Susan Jones, Reviewed by Judith Flanders, Times Literary Supplement


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Programme 2 – Tears, Borderlands, From Foreign Lands, SF: Ann Murphy, San Jose Mercury News


Review - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Rice, London:

Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Review - Ballet Black, A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Limbo, Two of a Kind, London:

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Graham Watts, LondonDance

Preview - Candoco: the dance company that’s challenging perceptions of disability, London: Emily Jupp, Independent


Thought - Women have played a bigger part in ballet than they have in any other art form, London: Darcey Bussell, Radio Times


News - Darcey Bussell: ballet is not the Queen's favourite thing, London: Anita Singh, Telegraph


News - Lisa Pavane: the next director of the Australian Ballet School, Sydney: Valerie Lawson, DanceLines


Review - Houston Ballet, Aladdin, Houston: Adam Castaneda, Houston Press


Preview - Washington Ballet gets ready to rock with the Beatles and Rolling Stones, Washington: Celia Wren, Washington Post


Review - Protein Dance, Border Tales, London: Neil Norman, The Stage


Review - Mimulus Cia de Dança, Dolores, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review - Israel Galvan, La Curva, Wellington: Jennifer Shennan, NZ TheatreView


Review - Ariel Middlemiss, Frame of Mind, Wellington: Raewyn Whyte, NZ TheatreView


Preview - Red Leap, Sea - Future of fragile ocean explored through dance, Auckland: Dionne Christian, NZ Herald


Preview - 'Heartbeat of Home' is a step beyond 'Riverdance', Chicago: Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune


Review - John McColgan and Moya Doherty, Heartbeat of Home, Toronto: Dana Glassman, National Post

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