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Links – Sunday October 26, 2014


Reviews - The Royal BalletAshton programme, London: 

Luke Jennings, The Observer

Jeffrey Taylor, Sunday Express (+ MurleyDance)

Michelle Potter


Review - Birmingham Royal BalletBeauty and the Beast, London: Sara Veale, Fjord Review


Review - Alberta BalletThe Three Musketeers (David Nixon), Calgary: Stephan Bonfield, Calgary Herald


Review - Beijing Dance TheaterWild Grass, Washington: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs


Review - Ivan BlackstockA Harlem Dream, London: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Review - Cynthia OliverBoom!, NY: Siobhan Burke, New York Times


Review - Sacha Waltz & GuestsImpromptus, San Francisco: Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle


Review - Giordano Dance ChicagoFeelin’ Good SweetExit 4, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Reviews - Bernstein / RobbinsOn the Town, NY: 

Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World

Regina Weinreich, Huffington Post


Review - Ballet IrelandSwan Lake, Dublin: Ros Kavanagh, The Examiner


Review - Coleman Lemieux & CompagnieUplica, Silhouette of a Doubt, Toronto: Penelope Ford, Fjord Review


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Links – Monday October 27, 2014


Obituary - Doris Hering, dance critic: Jack Anderson, New York Times


Reviews - American Ballet TheatreSinfonietta, With a Chance of Rain, Thirteen Diversions,

Raymonda Divertissements, Seven Sonatas, Fancy Free, NY: 

Gia Kourlas, New York Times

Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review - American Ballet TheatreFancy Free, NY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Review - American Ballet Theatre, season opening gala, NY: Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal


Reviews - Pittsburgh Ballet TheatreThe Sleeping Beauty, Pittsburgh: 

Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mark Kanny, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Review - Lucinda ChildsDance, Paris: Michelle Potter


Review - Trisha BrownSet and ResetLes Yeux et l’ame, Melbourne: Jordan Beth Vincent, Sydney Morning Herald


Review - Scottish BalletElite SyncopationsTraceBroken IceJealousy, Glasgow: Kelly Apter, The Scotsman


Review - Sarasota BalletThe Secret Garden, Sarasota: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Review - Hong Kong BalletSerenadeCastratiSwan Lake Act III, HK: Natasha Rogal, South China Morning Post


Review - Rennie Harris PuremovementGet ItStudents of the Asphalt Jungle: Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post


Review - Kathryn PosinVoices of Bulgaria and America, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Review - Vertigo Dance CompanyReshimo, Washinton: Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post


Review - San Francisco Trolley Dances: Mike Kepka, San Francisco Chronicle


Feature - The five best burlesque dancers of all time: Sarah Biddlecombe, The Telegraph


And finally… Diana Vishneva’s hairtotalbeauty.com

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Links – Tuesday October 28, 2014


Review - American Ballet TheatreRaymonda DivertissementsSeven SonatasFancy Free, NY: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack


Q & A - Wayne McGregor: Hanna Weibye, The Arts Desk


Review - Pennsylvania Ballet (and its new director), Jeu de cartesLiturgyOther Dances, Philadelphia: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - Melbourne Festival, Trisha Brown / Chunky Move: Deborah Jones


Review - Royal Danish BalletLa Sylphide (new production), Etudes, Copenhagen: Eva Kistrup, Danceviewtimes


Review - Bernstein / RobbinsOn the Town, NY: Robert Gottlieb, New Yorker


Review - Bolshoi BalletLegend of Love, (cinema screening): Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Interview - Ivan Vasiliev: Yaroslav Timofeev, Ismene Brown blog


Review - L.A. Dance ProjectMorgan’s Last ChugUntitledQuintett, LA: Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times


Review - Michael Clark Companycome, been and gone, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Reviews - Dance Theater of San FranciscoOceanDaphnis and Chloe (Foehringer), SF: 

Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle

Carla Escoda, Huffington Post


Review - Julian BarnettBluemarble, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - Beijing Dance TheatreWild Grass, NY: Jennifer Fried, Broadway World


Review - Les Ballets Jazz de MontréalCloserNight BoxHarry, Minneapolis: Caroline Palmer, StarTribune


Review - GeckoInstitute, Edinburgh: Mary Brennan, The Herald


Preview - Jasmin Vardimon / Ron AradMaze, Margate 2015: Mark Brown, The Guardian


Feature - Vida Polakov, Australian Genée gold medal winner: Valerie Lawson, Sydney Morning Herald


Exhibition - Bolshoi Theatre costumes, Belfast: Press Association / The Guardian


Feature - E-traces, pointe shoes that track dancers’ movements: designboom

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Links – Wednesday October 29, 2014


Review - American Ballet TheatreRaymonda DivertissementsWith a Chance of Rain, NY: Robert Greskovic, Wall Street Journal


Review - American Ballet TheatreSinfoniettaLilac GardenFancy Free, NY: Holly Kerr, Broadway World


Reviews - Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina BauschKontakthof, NY: 

Gia Kourlas, New York Times

Robert Greskovic, Wall Street Journal


Feature - Ludovic Ondiviela on his new ballet Cassandra: Jessica Duchen, The Independent


Review - Matthew Bourne / New AdventuresSwan Lake, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


Preview - BalletCollective (ensemble created by Troy Schumacher of NYCB), NY: Marina Harss


Preview - L.A. Dance Project, Japan: Kris Kosaka, Japan Times


Review - Ivan BlackstockA Harlem Dream, London: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard


Photo gallery - Le Patin LibreVertical Influences, London: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


News - 10 years of the CATS scheme: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Feature - New York’s subway dancers: Saki Knafo & Emily Kassie, Huffington Post


Feature - Dance your PhD (what?!!): Michelle Star, CNET


Preview - TV ballet dramaFlesh and Bone: Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood


Feature - Roombas dance to the Blue Danube: Dezeen magazine

…and not to be outdone, there are dancing drones too: Priscilla Frank, Huffington Post

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Links – Thursday October 30, 2014


Reviews - The Royal Ballet, Ashton programme, London: 

Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times

Ismene Brown, The Spectator


Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Shadows of War programme, London: Ismene Brown, The Spectator


Reviews - YegamJUMP!, London: 

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Neil Norman, The Stage


Q & A - Akram Khan: Hanna Weibye, The Arts Desk


Interview - Bill T. Jones: John R. Killacky, Walker Art Center blog


Review - Hong Kong BalletSerenadeCastratiClearSwan Lake Act III, HK: Kevin Ng, Bachtrack


Review - L.A. Dance ProjectMorgan’s Last ChugUntitledQuintett, LA: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review


Review - Sasha Waltz and GuestsImpromptus, San Francisco. Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter


Review - Beijing Dance TheatreWild Grass, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review - Jasmin VardimonPark, Winchester: Charlotte Constable, Londondance


Review - Black GraceXmas Verses, Hamilton NZ: Debbie Bright, NZ Theatreview


Interview - Troy Schumacher, NYCB dancer & choreographer: Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World


Feature - Joe Moran, choreographer, and dance in unusual places: Katie Colombus, The Stage


Feature - Carmen De Lavallade, a life on stage: Elizabeth Blair, npr

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Links – Friday, October 31, 2014


Review – American Ballet Theatre, Rondo Capriccioso, With a Chance of Rain, Raymonda Variations, Lilac Garden, Fancy Free. NY: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer


Review – American Ballet Theatre, Sinfonietta, With a Chance of Rain, Thirteen Diversions, NY: Michael Popkin, Danceviewtimes


Review – American Ballet Theatre, Bach Partita, Gaîté Parisienne, NY: Brian Seibert, NY TImes


Exhibition – ABT’s 75-year History, Library of Congress: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


News – The ROH’s ‘Open Up’ Refurb Proposals: Alex Beard, Evening Standard


Review – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, KontakthofNY: Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes


Reviews – Mark Morris Dance Group, Words, Polka, A Wooden Tree, Jenn & Spencer, Italian Concerto, Aberdeen:

Mary Brennan, Herald

Alice Bain, Guardian


Feature – Ludovic Ondiviela & Mara Galeazzi on making CassandraSiobhan Murphy, DanceTabs


Preview – Sydney Dance Company, New Breed (5 Choreographers), Sydney: Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature – Graeme Murphy & Janet Vernon, The Heritage Collection, Sydney: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Preview – Royal New Zealand Ballet, A Christmas Carol, Wellington: Carly Thomas, Dominion Post

--- Makeup and Wigs: Amy JackmanDominion Post  (+ Video)


Review – Hong Kong Ballet, Serenade, Castrati, Swan Lake Act III, HK: Natasha RogaiSCMP


Review – Sasha Waltz & Guests, Impromptus, Berkeley: Rita FelcianoDanceviewtimes


Review – Ballet Collective, Two World Premieres, NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Reviews – Carmen de LavalladeAs I Remember It, DC:

Celia Wren, Washington Post

George Jackson, Danceviewtimes


Rehearsal Gallery – Akram Khan & Israel Galván, TorobakaGuardian


Book Review – Ballet Spectacular – A children’s guide: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Reviews – Le Patin Libre, Vertical Influences, London:

Judith MackrellGuardian

Louise LeveneFinancial Times

Liz HoggardEvening Standard

Lise Smith, Londondance


News – Avertisers muscle in on the gritty grace of ballet dancers: Susan Krashinsky, Globe and Mail


News – Antwerp dance classes to combat Parkinson’s: Daniel ShamaunFlanders Today


Review – Dances for a Small Stage, Mixed Bill, Vancouver: Alexander Varty, Straight.com


And in case you missed them:


News – Fernando Montaño’s Command Performance: Rebecca English, Daily Mail


News – Norfolk’s Dancing Butcher: Mike LigginsBBC News  (+video)

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Links – Saturday, November 1, 2014


Preview – Mikhailovsky Ballet’s New York Debut: Lisa Snyder, DanceTabs


Reviews -Royal Ballet, Cassandra (Ondiviela), London:

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

Graham Watts, Londondance

Gallery - Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Feature – Liam Scarlett on making The Age of AnxietyLyndsey Winship, Evening Standard


Review – Dresden Semperoper Ballett, Steptext, Neue Suite, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Feature – Akram Khan & Israel Galván, TorobakaLondon: Sarah Crompton, Telegraph


Review – Ballet Collective/Troy Schumacher, Triple Bill, NY: Marina HarssDanceTabs


Review – Richard Alston Dance Company, Great Britten Quad Bill, Montclair, NJ: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


NY Review/ DC Preview – Martha Graham Dance Company, Appalachian Spring:

Siobhan Burke, NY Times

Roger Catlin, Washington Post


Review – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, KontakthofNY: Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


Feature – National Ballet of Canada casting ManonPenelope Ford, Fjord Review


Review – Thomas Adès Bill, See the Music, Hear the Dance, London: Hanna Weibye, Arts Desk

-- Gallery - Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review – Mark Morris Dance Group, Mixed Bill, Aberdeen: Jane Robinson, Scotsman


Feature – Bad Hair days at the Royal Ballet: Judith MackrellGuardian


Next week – In London, Akram Khan/Israel Galvan, Royal Ballet: Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Review – Le Patin Libre, Vertical Influences, London: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


News – Peter Sellars to direct NY street dance event: Roslyn Sulcas, NY TImes


Feature – Ohad Navarin/Batsheva Dance Company, Sadeh21: Susan Josephs, LA Times


Tour Review – Liz Roche & Maiden Voyage, Neither Either, Belfast: Eve RosatoThe Stage


News – Virtual Open Day for London Contemporary Dance School: Lucie Sheppard, Londondance


Feature – Ballet doesn’t have to be torture: Caille Millner, SF Chronicle


Quick Q and A – ABT Principal, Julie Kent: Carrie SeidmanSarasota Herald-Tribune


Feature – Charmene Yap & Cass Mortimer, New work for SDC: Jacqui Taffel, Sydney Morning Herald

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