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Links – Sunday May 25, 2014


Review - American Ballet TheaterGaîté ParisienneTheme and VariationsDuo Concertant, NY: Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal


Reviews - RambertFour ElementsRoosterDutiful DucksSounddance, London:

Luke Jennings, The Observer

Jeffrey Taylor, Sunday Express


Review - English National BalletChoreographics, London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review - Coleman Lemieux & CompagnieMan in BlackLooking for Elvis, Toronto: Penelope Ford, Fjord Review


Profile - Jessica Lang, choreographer, AD of Jessica Lang Dance: Susan Reiter, Los Angeles Times


News - Frederick Franklin tributes: Jack Anderson, New York Times


Preview - MalPaso Dance Company of Cuba with new work by Ronald K. Brown, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


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Links – Monday, May 26, 2014


News – Carlos Acosta to retire after the 2015-16 season: Hannah Furness, Telegraph

Tribute:  Sarah Crompton, Telegraph

Short Video – His novel “Pig’s Foot”: Telegraph


Review – American Ballet TheaterLa Bayadère, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Reviews – Bolshoi Ballet, Giselle, DC:

Oksana KhadarinaDanceTabs

Alexandra TomalonisDanceviewtimes


Review – Scottish Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Pastor), London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Tour Feature – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Lord of the Flies: Mary Brennan, Herald


Preview – Lemi Ponifasio/MAU, Stones In Her Mouth, Sydney: Darryn King, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature – Sally Gilmour, fey and foxy lady of Ballet RambertValerie Lawson, Dancelines


Feature – Wendy Houston, maverick of modern dance: Judith MackrellGuardian


Tour Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, CoppeliaAuckland: Raewyn White, Theatreview

Gallery – Sara Ivey, NZ Herald


Feature – Sacramento Ballet’s Beer & Ballet Choreographic Program: Jim Carnes, Sacramento Press


Preview – Pacific Northwest Ballet, Giselle (Boal), Seattle: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times


Review – Laurie Berg, The Afterlife, NY: Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes


Preview – Christian Rizzo, D’Après une histoire vraie, Montreal: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Feature – Mavis Staines at Canada’s National Ballet School: Michael CrabbToronto Star

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Links – Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Review – New York City Ballet & Jonathan Stafford’s Farewell, Jewels, NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Preview – Natalia Osipova/Alastair Marriott/RB, ConnectomeLondon: Jessica Duchen, Independent


Feature – School of American Ballet: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Hong Kong Ballet, Les Sylphides, Shape of Glow, 3 PDDs, HK: Natasha Rogai, SCMP


Review – DD DorvillierDiary of an Image by DD Dorvillier, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Preview – Rebecca SalzerBird Lady, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune



Meanwhile, in Munich:

Court rules on inappropriate use of ballet barreThe Local

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Links – Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Review – New York City Ballet, Spring Season Highlights, NY: Robert GreskovicWSJ


Review – American Ballet Theatre, Theme and Variations, Gaȋté Parisienne, NY: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat


Review – American Ballet Theatre, La BayadèreNY: Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes


News – Royal Opera House Results for 2012-13: Michael Quinn, The Stage

- Full detail at: Annual Review


Review – Boston Ballet, Jewels, Boston: Alan Helms, DanceTabs


Feature – Daria Klimentova approaches her last ENB performance: Louise Jury, Evening Standard


Review – Odessa Academic Opera & Ballet Theatre, Giselle, Odessa: Margaret Willis, Bachtrack


Preview – Karen Flamenco, Swan Lake (Pitkethly), Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com


Review – Houston Ballet, Four Temperaments, Petite Mort, In the middle, somewhat elevated, Houston:  Adam Castañeda, Houston Press


News – David Bintley’s last visit to Tokyo: Tamlyn Jones, Birmingham Post


News- Boston Ballet’s new Executive Director, Meredith (Max) Hodges: Jeffrey GantzBoston Globe


Interview – Mariem Valdes on Cuban Dancers: Helson Hernandez, Havana Times


Feature – Fernando Montaño, RB First Artist: Harriet Fry, Oxford Student


Feature – Kathryn Hosier, National Ballet of Canada, Le Spectre de la Rose (Goecke), Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Review – Hetain Patel, American Boy, London: Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Londondance


Review – Groupe Bakomanga & Asase Yaa, DanceAfrica Program, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Preview – Amber Funk Barton, The Art of Stealing, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com



And:  The Bolshoi (OK - just some) off-duty in DC: Washington Post

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Links – Thursday, May 29, 2014


Review – New York City Ballet, Neverwhere (Millepied), NY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Review – New York City Ballet, Concerto Barocco, Other Dances, Neverwhere, Who Cares, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Reviews – NY City Ballet & American Ballet Theatre, Balanchine works, NY: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer


Review – American Ballet Theatre, Theme and Variations, Duo Concertant, Gaîté Parisienne, NY: Leigh Witchel, Danceviewtimes


Reviews – Rosas & Ictus, Vortex TemporumLondon:

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Judith MackrellGuardian

Sarah FraterThe Stage


Interview – Royal Ballet’s Matthew Golding: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard


Feature – Houston Ballet, Swan Lake (Welch), Houston: Molly GlentzerHouston Chronicle


Review – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, M¡longaBirmingham: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Reviews – Lines Ballet, The Steady Heart & Excerpts, SF:

Rita FelcianoSF Bay Guardian

Jaime Robles, Bachtrack


Review – DD DorvillierA Catalogue of Steps, NY: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat


Q & A – Karen Pitkethly of Karen Flamenco, Swan Lake: Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun


Review – MalPaso Dance Company, 24 Hours and a Dog, Why You Follow, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Costume Feature – Boston Ballet, Jewels: Christopher MutherBoston Globe


Feature – Dance at the UK’s Summer Festivals: Katie ColombusThe Stage


Feature - Darcey, Dame Gillian Lynne and older dancing: Alice Lagnado, Voice of Russia UK


Preview – ADAD Trailblazers Showcase, London: Carole EdrichLondondance

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Links – Friday, May 30, 2014


Reviews – Dutch National Ballet Junior Company, Embers, Diana & Acateon, Dawn Dances, Etc, London:

Louise LeveneFinancial Times

Hanna WeibyeArts Desk

Gallery: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Reviews: “Flash Mob,” & Rosas + Ictus, Vortex TemporumLondon: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Flash Mob Gallery: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review – Rosas + Ictus, Vortex TemporumLondon: Catherine Sutherland, Bachtrack


Reviews – National Ballet of Canada, Spectre de la Rose (Goecke), Second Detail, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Toronto:

Paula Citron, Globe and Mail

Michael CrabbToronto Star

Catherine KustanczyBWW


Review – Boston Ballet, Jewels, Boston: Dale BraunerDanceviewtimes


Review – PilobolusShadowlandMelbourne: Chloe Smethurst, The Age

NZ Preview – Dionne Christian, NZ Herald


News – Danspace Project’s Platform 2015: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Review – Ballet Central, 2014 Tour, London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review – San Francisco Ballet School, Student Showcase, NY: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Review – John JasperseWithin between, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – Karen Sherman, One With Others, NY: Deborah JowittNY Times


Review – Djuki Mala, The Chooky dancers, Sydney: Jill Sykes, The Age


Review – Lemi Ponofasio/MAU, Stones In Her Mouth, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


News – Arts fight threat of Russian state censorship: Izvestia via Ismene Brown Blog


Preview – Walking Distance Dance Festival, Program C, SF: Andrea PflaumerSF Examiner


Preview – Ballet Hispanico/Rosie Herrera, Show.Girl.,Miami: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald

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Links – Saturday, May 31, 2014


Obituary – Bruce Wood, Choreographer/Dancer/Director: Jerome Weeks, Art and Seek



Feature – A pair of Dreams to compare and savor: Balanchine & Ashton in New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – American Ballet Theatre, La Bayadère (Tereshkina & Shklyarov, Smirnova debuts), NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

- Smirnova Feature: Carla Escoda, Bachtrack


Features – Repetition in dance: mesmerising, maddening, high-risk?

Judith MackrellGuardian

Sanjoy Roy, Dance Umbrella


Feature – Boston & Pennsylvania Ballets share 50th Anniversaries: Rebecca RitzelWashington Post


Review – Rosas and Ictus, Vortex TemporumLondon: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Review – Vienna State Ballet, Meistersignaturen Quad Bill, Vienna: Isabella Zijp, Bachtrack


Review – Nederlands Danse Theater 2, Sara, Postscript, Shutters Shut, I New Then, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Feature – ENB’s Yonah Acosta: Hannah Nathanson, Evening Standard


Interview – Designer Es Devlin & Connectome for the RB: Peter Aspden, Financial Times


Review – Jen Rosenblita Natural dance, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – John JasperseWithin between, NY: Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger


Question – Is skating a dance form?  Sanjoy Roy, Dance Umbrella


Preview – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, M¡longaSydney: Andrew Taylor, Sydney Morning Herald


News  - Sydney Dance Company: Graeme Murphy’s heritage on film: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


London Next Week – Royal Ballet Triple Bill & Bruno BeltrãoCrackz:

Judith MackrellGuardian

Carmel Smith, Londondance


Review – Step AfrikaGreen is the New Black, DC: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Review – Robert Moses/Kin, Mixed Bill, Seattle: Alice KaderlanSeattle Times


Review – Amber Funk Barton, The Art of Stealing, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com


Preview – Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, AnomykzToronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

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