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Links – Sunday, August 17, 2014


Review – Mark Morris Dance Group, Acis and Galatea, NY: Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes


Preview – Downtown Dance Festival, NY: Jack Anderson, NY Times


Preview – Jersey Tap Fest, Tap ‘N Time: Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger


Feature – Boston Ballet’s John Lam: Steve Buckley, Boston Herald (Scroll down)



Edinburgh Festival and Fringe:


Feature – Pina Bausch, Sweet Mambo: Colin Robertson, The List


Review – Bal Moderne, Escaping War: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review – Playground Productions, A Thief On The Wind: Sally Stott, Scotsman


Review – Black Grace, Minoi, Human Language, Mother Mother: Dione Joseph, NZ Theatreview


Review – Taki Maori Haka Experience: Dione Joseph, NZ Theatreview

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Links – Monday, August 18, 2014


Reviews – Mariinsky Ballet, Cinderella (Ratmansky), London:

Laura Thompson, Telegraph

Mark PullingerBachtrack

Zoë Anderson, Independent

Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs


Feature – Justin Peck, Street Art & Miami City Ballet: Jennifer Kay, Miami Herald


News – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Beauty and the Beast, Salford: Glenn Meads, What's On Stage


Review – McDonald’s B-Boy Royale Competition, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times



Edinburgh Festival and Fringe:


Review – Lemi Ponifasio, I AM:  Mary Brennan, Herald


Review – Ladysmith Black Mambazo & Mark Baldwin, Inala: Alan Morrison, Herald


Review – Kkachidong Theatre Company, Like Fireworks, Like Butterflies: Lorna Irvine, The List


Feature, mainly re Theatre – Where have all the Fringe critics gone? Lyn Gardner, Guardian

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Links – Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Reviews – Mariinsky Ballet, Cinderella (Ratmansky), London:

Louise LeveneFinancial Times

Hanna WeibyeArts Desk


Review – Mariinsky Ballet, Firebird, Marguerite and Armand, Concerto DSCH, London: Zoë Anderson, Independent


Review – American Contemporary Ballet, Tchaikovsky Piano Trio, LA: Victoria LooseleafLA Times


Review – Drive East Festival, South Asian Music and Dance, NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


News – Joffrey Ballet to stream Swan Lake rehearsal on Thursday: Miriam Di Nunzio, Chicago Sun-Times


Feature – Choreographer Kyle Abraham: Laura MolzahnChicago Tribune


Preview – Chicago Dancing Festival: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Feature – Peter Sculthorpe’s music for ballet: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Feature – The Hong Kong Ballet Group at 50: Natasha RogaiSCMP


Review – Doug Elkins, Hapless Bizarre, Mo(or)town/Redux, Jacob’s Pillow: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat


News – Kara Larson is new Marketing/Comms Director at BRB: Stacey Barnfield, Birmingham Post



Edinburgh Festival and Fringe:


Reviews – Lemi Ponifasio, I AM:

Alice Bain, Guardian

Lucy RibchesterThe List

Vera LiberBTG


Review – Lenka Vagnerová, Riders: Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Micro-Review – DEN, The Sake: Kelly ApterScotsman


Review – Le Patin Libre, This Is Contemporary Ice Skating: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review – Lenka Vagnoverá & Company, La Loba: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review – Bal Moderne, Escaping War: Lucy Ribchester, The List

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Links – Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Reviews – Downtown Dance Festival, Mixed Programs, NY:

Apollinaire ScherrFinancial Times

Brian Seibert,  NY Times

Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger


Interview – Wendy Martin, Head of Performance, Southbank Centre: Matthew CainesGuardian


News- NBC announces New York casting for Wheeldon’s Alice: Staff, BWW


News – David Hallberg withdraws from ABT Fall performances: Staff, BWW


News – 2014 Deloitte Ignite curated by The Royal Ballet: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Feature – Stephen Petronio, a new approach: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – James Lee ByarsWalk, MoMA, NY: Robert Greskovic, Wall St Journal


News – Robert Curran, ex-AB Principal, becomes Director in Louisville: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Preview – A new Fille Mal Gardée for West Australian Ballet: Pip Christmass, West Australian




Edinburgh Festival and Fringe:


Reviews – Black Grace, Mixed Bill:

Lyndsey WinshipEvening Standard

Mary Brennan, Herald


Q&A – Akram Khan: Herald


Review – Wings Theatre Company, The Duck Pond: Kelly ApterScotsman


Micro Review – Nicola PIanzolaMade in Ilva – The Contemporary Hermit: Kelly Apter, Scotsman

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Links – Thursday, August 21, 2014


Edinburgh Festival and Fringe:


Reviews – Akram Khan, Polaroid Feet, Tarana, Unplugged, Gnosis:

Alice Bain, Guardian

Hanna WeibyeArts Desk

Young Critic, Eleanor Young, Herald


Preview – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina BauschSweet Mambo: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review – Harnisch-Lacey Dance Theatre, Spin: Donald Hutera, The List


Review – Jo Fong, An Invitation: Donald HuteraThe List





Review – Chunky Move, Keep Everything, Melbourne: Chloe SmethurstSydney Morning Herald


Feature – The Helpmann Awards – winners and problems: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Allegro-Five Short Ballets, Invercargill: Kasey Dewar, NZ Theatreview


Review – Doug Elkins Choreography Etc, Hapless Bizarre, Mo(or)town Redux, Jacob’s Pillow: Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes


News – Scottish Ballet to do Christmas in Edinburgh: Herald


News – Boston Ballet to recreate 1970s Swan Lake moment: Yiqing Shao, Boston Magazine


Feature – Hip Hop International in Las Vegas: Jevon Phillips, LA Times


What’s On? – Bay Area, Fall 2014: Leslie Katz, SF Examiner


Review – David Dorfman & Korhan Bașaran, Unsettled, NY: Rachel Rizzuto, Bachtrack

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Links - Friday, August 22 2014



Edinburgh Festival and Fringe 2014:

Reviews – Akram Khan, Polaroid Feet, Tarana, Gnosis: 

Kelly Apter, Scotsman/WOW247

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Review – Talkbox, Beyond the Body:  Lucy Ribchester, DanceTabs

Review – MurleyDance, Object of my Affection:  Hannah Weibye, Arts Desk

Review – Harnisch-Lacey Dance Theatre, Spin:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman/WOW247

(Not quite dance) Review – withWings Theatre Company, The Duck Pond:  Kenneth Scott, Edinburgh Guide

(Not quite dance) Review – Thomas Monckton & Circo Aereo, The Pianist:  Dione Joseph, NZ Theatreview





Review – Chicago Dancing Festival, Opening Night, Chicago:  Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Reviews – Erasing Borders – Festival of Indian Dance, New York: 

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Apollinaire Scherr, FT


Book Review – Stephen Lloyd, Constant Lambert, Beyond the Rio Grande:  Paul Arrowsmith, DanceTabs


News – David Hallberg, healing, keeps Balletomanes up to date:  Michael Cooper, NY Times


Feature – Petronio Company to perform other choreographers’ work:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Saburo Teshigawara / Aurelie Dupont, Sleep, Tokyo:  Naomi Mori, Bachtrack


Review – LeeSaar The Company, Grass and Jackals, Jacobs Pillow:  Ken Ross, Mass Live


Feature – Tom Mossbrucker, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow:  Richard Houdek, Berkshire Eagle


Review – On the Town, Chicago:  Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune


App Preview – More dances for an iphone:  Allan Kozinn, NY Times


Opinion – Is Folk Dance Dead?:  Katie Columbus, Stage En Pointe


Picture Featurette – Boston Ballet ride on swan boats, Boston:  Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe


TV Preview – Dancing Cheek to Cheek:  An Intimate History of Dance, BBC4:  Anita Singh, Telegraph


Exhibition Review – Ballet Russes:  The Art of Costume, Tokyo:  Mio Yamada, Japan Times

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Links - Saturday, August 23 2014



Edinburgh Festival and Fringe 2014:

Preview – This week’s new dance:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Reviews – Akram Khan, Polaroid Feet, Tarana, Gnosis: 

Sarah Crompton, Telegraph

Kirsty Morgan, Bachtrack

Review – VTDance,  iWitness; Scottish Ballet Dance Artists: Special EditionelEven, Stabat Mater:  Lucy Ribchester, DanceTabs

Review – Talkbox, Beyond the Body:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman/WOW247





Feature – Dance on video from many corners of the web:  Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Preview – Deloitte Ignite Festival, London:  Carmel Smith, London Dance


News – Danilo Radojevic, Associate Artistic Director, leaves Australian Ballet:  Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


News -  Steven Heathcote rejoins Australian Ballet as ballet master and repetiteur:  Dance News Desk, Broadway World


Reviews – Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Over Glow, A Beautiful Mistake, The Heart(s)pace, Jacob’s Pillow: 

Janine Parker, Boston Globe

Leslie Kandell, Berkshire Eagle


Review – Meryl Tankard / Paul White, The Oracle, Adelaide:  Barry Lenny, Broadway World


Preview – Liz Lerman, Healing Wars, Montclair:  Robert Johnson, Star Ledger


Preview – Northern Ballet, Dracula, Leeds:  Hilaire Stelfox, Huddersfield Daily Examiner


Preview – Ramya Ramnarayan, Nritrya Katha, New Brunswick:  Robert Johnson, Star Ledger


Feature – Andrew Bartree (Pacific Northwest Ballet), Face of America (for Wolftrap), Seattle:  Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post


Review – I am a boys choir, So long, Willy, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Reviews – On the Town, Chicago: 

Heidi Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

Barbara Vitello, Daily Herald


Review – Cirque du Soleil, Totem, Auckland:  Paul Simei-Barton, NZ Herald


Review - BLAM!, Blackpool:  Staff writer, Blackpool Gazette


Review - Cirque Eloize, ID, Johannesburg:  Lesley Stones:  Daily Maverick

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