Tuesday, 17 January 2012 – 10 Links

by Ian Macmillan on January 17, 2012

My final links today from: Tobi Tobias, NYCB’s “R&J,” Hofesh Shechter, Twyla Tharp, ENB outreach project and a few more…..

The Boss: Personal Indulgences No. 21
A career in dance criticism
by Tobi Tobias
“Bill Como, Dance magazine’s editor in chief….rescued my maiden efforts from the pile of unsolicited manuscripts about to be returned to sender and said, “Have this girl come in and see me.””
Arts Journal

NYCB Preview: Revisiting Romeo + Juliet
Sterling Hyltin and Robert Fairchild return to the roles they originated in Peter Martins’ production
by Terry Trucco
“Looking back, Hytin and Fairchild marvel at the freedom Martins gave them in shaping their characters.”
Playbill

REVIEW:   Hofesh Shechter
Survivor
UK, London, Barbican
by Sarah Frater
“Survivor is not as theatrically coherent, and it often rambles, but it is surely a think-piece that will fuel further stage creations.”
Stage

REVIEW:   Twyla Tharp
Sin City-charged revue ‘Come Fly Away’ does right by Ol’ Blue Eyes
Come Fly Away
USA, Chicago, Bank of America Theatre
Dancers: Dibble, Esquibel, Miles, Selya, Todorowski
by Chris Jones
“But for all the show’s contrasts, there are few moments when the bodies of the dancers relax. There is nary a second when anyone admits defeat or even the chance to let down their guard.”
Chicago Tribune

REVIEW:   Ishmael Houston-Jones
Wayward Children Of the ’80s
American Realness Festival: Knife/Tape/Rope
USA, New York, Abrons Arts Center
Dancers: Pheiffer, Walsh
by Brian Seibert
“Yet the tongue-in-cheek framing of the work as a cautionary tale about the dangers of drugs and heavy metal only underlined the age of the material.”
New York Times

REVIEW:   Yvonne Meier
Wayward Children Of the ’80s
American Realness Festival: Mad Heidi
USA, New York, Abrons Arts Center
Dancers: Wexler
by Brian Seibert
“But each section was slack internally, one underdeveloped idea strung onto the next.”
New York Times

REVIEW:   Joseph Mills
Brief flight before the fall of ‘Angels’
Questions About Angels
USA, New York, Theater for the New City
Dancers: Mills
by Leigh Witchel
““Angels” has a few simple, lovely effects ……But there’s a lot of padding and the choreography is in one gear….”
New York Post

English National Ballet takes steps to help sufferers of Parkinson’s
by Rob Parsons
“ENB hopes its Dance for Parkinson’s scheme will improve patients’ quality of life….The scheme has now been backed with £97,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation which will see it expand from London to four satellite programmes across Britain.”

Companion video clip:
BBC News

And, for my last and final link, try this for a Firebird:
NZ Herald

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