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Links – Sunday, 15 February, 2015


Review – New York City Ballet, Rōde,ō, Goldberg Variations, Concerto Barocco, Symphonic Dances, Cortège Hongrois, NY: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer


Review – Royal Ballet, Swan Lake (Nuñez, Acosta), London: Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express


Review – Ballet Black, To Fetch a Pail of Water?, Depouillement, Second Coming, London: Luke Jennings, Observer


Feature – NBC, Guillaume Côté & Le Petit PrinceMichael Crabb, Toronto Star


Review – Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Atomos, London: Howard Luxton, BTG


Review – Miami City Ballet, Allegro Brillante, Sweet Fields, Carmen: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald


Feature – Why Russian children still love ballet: Maria FyodorishinaRBTH


Review – Tango Fire, Flames of DesireLondon: Neil Norman, Express


Gallery – Flamenco Festival, Sadler’s Wells, London: Various, Guardian


Review – Cincinatti Ballet, Alice (In Wonderland) (Webre), Cincinatti: David Lyman, Cincinatti.com


Reviews – Resolution! 2015, London: Donald Hutera & Claire Cohen, The Place

Efecto Chopped, Cul de Sac

Red Road dance Theatre, The Sense of an Ending (excerpt)



Documentary – Dancing in Jaffa: Mark Kermode, Observer




And probably a first for us:

Feature – Why Lion Dancing in Baizhifang is a dying art: Xu Donghuan, SCMP

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Links – Monday, 16 February, 2015


Review – New York City Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Martins), NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Feature – Paul Taylor plans his Company’s future: Marina HarssNew Yorker


Review – Summation Dance, Shift, At the Hour, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Scottish Dance Theatre, Dreamers, Winter Again, Dundee: Kelly ApterScotsman


Review – Resolution! 2015, London: Sanjoy Roy, The Place

Mountain Tsunami Productions, Myth

Yukiko Masui, Unbox

Sean Graham, Foreign Bodies/Race Tracks


Review – Dance on Camera Festival, NY: Deborah JowittArts Journal/DanceBeat


Preview – Spanish/Latin Festival, Havana Rakatan, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Feature – Diana Waldron & West Australia Ballet: Liam CroyWest Australian

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Links – Tuesday, 17 February, 2015


Feature/Interview – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Royal Ballet of Flanders: Charlotte De Somviele, De Standaard via Flanders Today


Review – Ballet Arizona, Napoli, Phoenix: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Martha Graham Dance Company, Three Mixed Bills, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – New York City Ballet, ‘All Bach’ Program, NY: Aaron Fallon, BWW


News – Kenneth Tindall of Northern Ballet announces retirement: Staff, Yorkshire Post


Interview – Rafaela Carrasco/Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Review – Douglas Dunn & Dancers, AidosNY: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat


Preview – Hubert Essakow/Mbulelo Ndabeni/Tamarin Stott/Kirill Burlov, 1898, London: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Review – Small Stage point 5, A somewhat mixed program, Vancouver: Alexander Vardy, Straight.com

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Links - Wednesday, February, 18 2015



News – English National Ballet, 2015/16 Season:  DanceTabs


Review – Royal Ballet, Onegin (Golding/Osipova), London:  Clement Crisp, FT


Feature – Tamara Rojo:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Review – Dresden Semperoper Ballet, Tristan and Isolde, Dresden:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Review – Martha Graham Dance Company, Satyric Festival Song, Embattled Garden, Lamentation Variations, Rust, Chronicle, New York:  Marianne Adams, Danceview Times


Review – Ballet Arizona, Napoli, Phoenix:  Herbert Paine, Broadway World


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, After the Rain, Revelations, Atlanta:  Robert Myers, Broadway World


Interview – Hubert Essakow, Choreographer and curator of the 1898 Dance Festival:  DanceTabs


Blog post – Can dance be edited?:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian



Feature – Ashley Page:  Kate Molleson, Herald Scotland


Review – Joffrey Ballet, Unique Voices, Chicago:  Rachel Popa, Roosevelt Torch


Review – Ballet Next, Baroque’d programme, New York:  Lauren Wingenroth, Broadway World


Review – Douglas Dunn and Dancers, Aidos, New York:  Martha Sherman, Danceview Times


Interview – Marisa Gruneberg:  Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World


Review – Gala Flamenca, London:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Preview – Contra-Tiempo, Full Still Hungry, Miami:  Jordan Levin, Miami Herald

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Links – Thursday, 19 February, 2015


RB Feature – Will the real Swan Lake please stand up: Ismene Brown, Spectator


Reviews – New York City Ballet, Romeo + Juliet (Martins), NY:

Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs

Sondra Forsyth, BWW


Review – Mark Morris Dance Group, Mozart Dances, Perth: Deborah Jowitt, Blog  (Scroll down)


Review – Martha Graham Dance Company, Shape & Design, NY: Robert GreskovicWSJ


News – Joffrey Ballet announces new Wheeldon Nutcracker for 2016:

Roslyn SulcasNY Times

Laura MolzahnChicago Tribune

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Review – Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Two Cigarettes in the Dark, Paris: Patricia Boccadoro, Culturekiosque


Review – New York Theater Ballet, Cinderella (Mahler), NY: Samantha Bancroft, BWW


Review - Gala FlamencaLondon: Louise Levene, Financial Times

Gallery - Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Mixed Bill, Sarasota: Carrie SeidmanSarasota Herald-Tribune


Review – Ballet Arizona, Napoli, Phoenix: Leigh WitchelDanceviewtimes


Review – ‘Move It’ Dance Event, London: Samantha Whittaker, Londondance


Preview – Alberta Ballet, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, Edmonton: Stephen Hunt, Edmonton Journal


Review – IntrodansMODERNlive Mixed Bill, The Hague: Isabella Zijp, Bachtrack


Features – Black Choreographers Festival, Bay Area:

Rachel Howard, SF Chronicle

Andrea PflaumerSF Examiner


Preview – The Trocks reach Salt Lake City: Katherine Pioli, SLC Weekly


Review – Resolution! 2015, London: Lilia Prier Tisdall & Keith Watson, The Place

Joelene English Dance Theatre, February 11th 1963

What Is Written Dance Company, Unsettled

Alex BroadieApocalypse Y


Review – Sadler’s Wells Associates, Triple Bill, London: Sara Veale, Fjord Review


Review – Kyle Abraham, The Watershed, When the Wolves Came In, LA: Victoria LooseleafFjord Review


News – Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker receives Austrian Arts Award: Alan Hope, Flanders Today


Meanwhile, back at the top with NYCB:

A few words on audience behaviour: Oliver BurkemanGuardian

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Links – Friday, 20 February, 2015


Review – New York City Ballet, Square Dance, Harlequinade, NY: Marina HarssDanceTabs


Feature – New York City Ballet, Rōdē,ō, Four Dance Episodes: Eliza Minden, Sara Mearns, Andrea Selby, Marilyn Lawrence, ApollinaireScherr, Robert Johnson, Laura Jacobs, Leigh Witchel, Joel Lobenthal: The Barre Flies


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Serenade, Lyric Pieces, In the Upper Room, Birmingham: Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Review – New York Theatre Ballet, Double Andante, Cross Currents, There, and Back Again, Alice-in-Wonderland Follies, NY:

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Apollinaire ScherrFinancial Times


News – Yury Yanowsky retiring in Boston: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe


Review – Ballet Black, To Fetch a Pail of Water?, Depouillement, Second Coming, London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Preview – Northern Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Maillot), Edinburgh: Mary Brennan, Herald


Review – Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Quad Bill, SF: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


Features – The BBC’s Get Creative Campaign:

Staff, BBC News

Mark Brown, Guardian


Review – Gala FlamencaLondon: Graham Watts, Londondance


Review – Stalker Theatre, Pixel Mountain, Melbourne: Jordan Vincent, The Age


Reviews – Resolution! 2015, London: Marianne Tuckman & Keith Watson, The Place

Anima(L)[us], Between

Ellie Harulow & Lauren Anthony, Major Changes

Jennifer Fox, A Chair is a Piece of Furniture


Review – Wen Wei Dance, Made in China, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com


Q and A – James Welsby of Phantom Limbs, Melbourne: Penelope Ford, Fjord Review

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Links - Saturday, February 21, 2015


Obituary – John Hart, Royal Ballet dancer, AD Ballet West:  Kathy Adams, Salt Lake Tribune



Reviews – Martha Graham Dance Company, programmes of new and old works, New York: 

Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal

Martha Sherman, Danceview Times


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Moving Stateside, Birmingham:  Kerry Assinder, Birmingham Mail


Preview – Sarasota Ballet, Tribute to Nureyev, Sarasota:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune


Review – Kyle Abraham, Pavement, San Francisco:  Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Review – Washington Ballet, Sleepy Hollow, Washington:  Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Review – Ballet Rakatan, Havana Rakatan, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Feature – Black Choreographers Festival, Bay Area:  Irene Hsaio, SF Weekly


Review – Will Rawls and Kaitlyn Gilliland, Dance Dialogue, New York:  Deborah Jowitt, NY Times


Feature – Lemi Ponifasio, I AM, Auckland:  Stephen Jewell, NZ Herald


Preview – Antony Hamilton & Alisdair Mcindoe, Meeting, Melbourne:  Philippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald


Review – Carol Henning, Blood on the Veil, New York:  Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World


Featurette - Where we live: The Art of Dance, Bay Area:  Jami C Smith, Mercury News

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