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Links – Sunday March 30, 2014


Appreciation - Janie Taylor, NYCB ballerina: Sophie Flack, The Weekly Standard


Feature - Milwaukee Ballet and the modern quest for beauty: Carla Escoda, Huffington Post


Review - Cincinnati Ballet & BalletMet ColumbusSymphony in CBoléro etc, Cincinnati: David Lyman, Cincinnati.com


Review - Beth GillNew Work for the Desert / Lance GriesIF Immanent Field, NY: Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal


Review - Texas Ballet TheaterClann, Dallas: Manuel Mendoza, Dallas Morning News


Feature - Alina Cojocaru’s favourite things: Clare Geraghty, Daily Mail


Photo gallery - Korea National BalletLa Bayadère, Seoul: Sunkyung Reina Jang, DanceTabs


Preview - Trey McIntyreThe Vinegar Works, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review - Meadows Dance EnsembleChalabatiD-Man in the Waters, Dallas: Margaret Putnam, TheaterJones


Review - Peggy Baker Dance Projectshe:she, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Review - Heartbeat of Home, Boston: Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

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Links – Monday, March 31, 2014



Interview – Kevin O’Hare:  David Lister, Independent


Review – Paul Taylor Dance Company, Cloven Kingdom, Sunset, Excerpt from Airs, Piazzollo Caldera, New York:  Carol Pardo, Danceview Times


Review – Mikhailovsky Ballet, La Fille Mal Gardee, Moscow:  Gerald Dowler,  FT


Feature -  Whelan plans to depart City Ballet after 30 years:  Michael Cooper, NY Times


Review – Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Atomos, Montclair NJ:  Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal


Review – K-Ballet, La Bayadere, Tokyo:  Naomi Mori, Bachtrack


Review - James Thierrée, Tabac Rouge, London:  Luke Jennings, Guardian


Interview – Misty Copeland:  Kam Williams, New Pittsburgh Courier


Review – Tere O’Connor, Bleed, Philadelphia:  Stephen Raskauskas, Broadway World


Review - Bovim Ballet, Queen at the Ballet, Johannesburg:  Lesley Stones, Daily Maverick



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Links – Tuesday April 1, 2014


Review - The Royal BalletThe Sleeping Beauty (Takada/Muntagirov), London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times


Review - Bolshoi BalletMarco Spada, Moscow:

Alistair Macaulay (in Moscow), New York Times

Carrie Seidman (cinema screening), Sarasota Herald-Tribune


News - The ROH / Royal Ballet’s 2014/15 season:

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times

Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph

Anita Singh, The Telegraph

Nick Clark, The Independent

Nicola Merrifield, The Stage

BBC news

Louise Jury, Evening Standard

Andrew Clark, Financial Times

Broadway World

Sarah Shaffi, The Bookseller

(Who says that opera and ballet don’t make news?!)


Review - Birmingham Royal BalletThe Prince of the Pagodas, London:

Gerald Dowler, Classical Source

Lise Smith, Londondance


News - Wendy Whelan’s retirement from NYCB: Michael Cooper, New York Times


Review - Compagnie du Hanneton / James ThiérréeTabac Rouge, London: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Review - Texas Ballet TheaterLSerenadeClann, Dallas: Cheryl Callon, TheaterJones


Feature - Nudity in dance: Laura Cappelle, Zachary Whittenburg, Dance Magazine


…and finally


In China, Retirees Dancing in Public Raise a Ruckus: Josh Chin, Wall Street Journal


…and finally, finally


Today’s the day: Emma Howard, The Guardian

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Links – Wednesday April 2, 2014


Obituary - Marc Platt (Platoff):

William Yardley, New York Times

Sarah Halzack, Washington Post


Review - Paul Taylor Dance Company, Spring Season, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


News - The Royal Ballet 2014/15, Kevin O’Hare talks about the RB season and the Linbury season: Zoë Anderson, Dancing Times


Review - Hong Kong Arts Festival, Trisha Brown, Akram Khan, Pina Bausch, Jockey Club Series: Natasha Rogal, DanceTabs


Reviews - Juilliard DanceBaker’s DozenConcerto Six Twenty-TwoThe Jig is UpAmid, NY:

Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal

Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World


Reviews - Jonathan WatkinsKes, Sheffield:

Matt Trueman, The Telegraph

Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

Velda Harris, British Theatre Guide


Review - Aurélia Thiérrée & Victoria Thiérrée ChaplinMurmurs, Nice: Christina Gallea Roy, DanceTabs


Profile - Mathilde Froustey, Paris Opéra Ballet & San Francisco Ballet: Laura Cappelle, Pointe Magazine


News - San Francisco Ballet 2015 season: Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle


News - Boston Ballet 2014/15 season: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe


Review - Wendy Osserman Dance CompanyVestigal, NY: Siobhan Burke, New York Times


Preview - Savion GloverSoLe Sanctuary, London: Metro


Preview/feature - Mathew BourneLord of the Flies, Salford: Charlotte Runcie, The Telegraph


Interview - Steven McRae, RB Principal: AAP, SBS


Preview - Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, San Francisco: Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian


Feature - Ballet for children: Katie Colombus, The Stage

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Links – Thursday April 3, 2014


Review - English National BalletLest We Forget (Scarlett, Williamson, Maliphant, Khan), London:

Hanna Weibye, The Arts Desk

photos, Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Reviews - Mikhailovsky BalletLa Fille mal gardée, St Petersburg: Ismene Brown blog (and a compendium of Russian reviews)


Review - New York City BalletJewels, Washington: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterFour CornersLiftRevelations, SF: Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle


News - The Royal Ballet’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancer Programme: Nicola Merrifield, The Stage


Feature - Ailey II: Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger


Review - Yve Laris CohenD.S., NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times (dateline April 2)


Interview - Savion Glover prior to his London show: Hermione Hoby, The Telegraph


Preview - Matthew BourneLord of the Flies, Salford: Ian Youngs, BBC News


Review - Compagnie KäfigBoxe Boxe, UK touring: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian


Review - Compagnie du Hanneton / James ThiérréeTabac Rouge, London: Giannandrea Poesio, The Spectator


Preview - Emio GrecoRocco, Vancouver:

Janet Smith, Georgia Straight

Deborah Myers, Vancouver Sun


Ahhh! corner:


Leanne Cope & Paul Kay of the RB to marry: Laura Trem, Bath Chronicle

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Links – Friday, April 4, 2014


Reviews – English National Ballet, Lest We Forget, London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Judith MackrellGuardian

Sarah Crompton, Telegraph

Zoë Anderson, Independent

David Jays, Arts Journal

Lyndsey WinshipEvening Standard

Graham Watts, Londondance

Sarah FraterThe Stage


Reviews – San Francisco Ballet, Shostakovich Trilogy, SF:

Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle

Lauren Gallagher, SF Examiner

Ann Murphy, Contra Costa Times


Review – New York City Ballet, Soirée Musicale, Year of the Rabbit, NamounaDC: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Review – New York City Ballet, Jewels, DC: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes


Review – Paul Taylor Dance Company, Spring Season, NY: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer


Review – Civic Ballet of San Luis Obispo, The Crucible (Silvaggio), SLO: Joan Crowder, The Tribune


Gallery – Savion Glover, SoLe Sanctuary, London: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Preview – Ballet PreljocajSnow White, Chicago: Staff, BWW


Preview – Kevin Ormsby/Kashe Dance, Expressions….Now, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Exhibition – John Goodman, Boxers and Ballerinas: Toni Bentley, New York Review of Books


News – Darcey Bussell Exhibition at the Royal Ballet School: Nicola Merrifield, The Stage


Exhibition – Gordon Milne & Drawings of Alberta Ballet: Staff, Calgary Herald

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Links – Saturday, April 5, 2014


Obituary – Joan Miller, Dancer & Teacher: Paul Vitello, NY Times



Reviews – English National Ballet, Lest We Forget, London:

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Vera LiberBTG

Alexandra Desvignesbachtrack


Review – San Francisco Ballet, Shostakovich Trilogy, SF: Rita FelcianoDanceviewtimes


Reviews – Savion Glover, SoLe Sanctuary, London:

Judith MackrellGuardian

Rachel Ward, Telegraph

Lyndsey WinshipEvening Standard

Samantha Whitaker, Londondance

Neil Norman, The Stage


Review – Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Preludes et Fugues, Seattle: Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times


News – Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 2014-15 Season: Andrea RatuskiCBC News


Feature – Australian Ballet’s Lucinda Dunn Retiring: Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald


News – Next week in London, Lac & Winter’s Tale: Judith MackrellGuardian


Preview – Houston Ballet, Marie Antoinette, Montreal: Victor SwobodaMontreal Gazette


Interview – Jonzi D in Washington DC: Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post


Reviews – Compagnie KÄfig, Boxe, Boxe, Edinburgh:

Kelly ApterScotsman

Natasha Warder, bachtrack


Preview – New Jersey Ballet & Matthew Rushing, Hand in Hand, Newark: Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger


Review – Luciana AchugarOtro Teatro, NY: NY Times


Review – Margaret Jenkins Dance Company & Guests, Times Bones, Gate of Winds, SF: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Preview – Ballet West & Nicolo Fonte, Rite of Spring, SLC: Kathy Adams, Salt Lake Tribune


Review – Faye Driscoll, Thank You for Coming – Attendance, NY: Brian Schaefer, Brooklyn Rail


Conversation – Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly with Stephanie Del RossoBrooklyn Rail



We wouldn’t normally but, from the “Nice to see you” corner:


Brucie to leave ‘Strictly’:  Anita Singh, Telegraph  (and, of course, elsewhere)

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