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Summer 2009
in this issue
[updated regularly - updated September 19, 2009]

Cloud Dance Festival
Jacksons Lane Theater, London

Saturday, 18 July 2009
by Anna Crofts

Jacksons Lane Theatre, a Gothic church conversion, seems a perfect venue for a dance festival, with its intimate theatre space and good value Pimm’s (a gin based drink) which came as a surprise to a South Londoner!

Friday, 17 July 2009
by Michelle Harris

Fast becoming a regular event in the dance calendar, Cloud Dance Festival returned to Jacksons Lane theatre in July with its latest programme of works, Open Your Eyes.

Sunday, 19 July 2009
by Mollie S. McClelland

Cloud Dance Festival for following its stated goal, offered a wide variety of works, from very abstract dance based work, to comedic storytelling from a diverse set of emerging and established choreographers.

More coming

American Ballet Theatre

'Sleeping Beauty' and 'Romeo and Juliet'
by Kathy Lee Scott -- July 18, 2009, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California

American Ballet Theatre ended its five-day run on a high note when Paloma Herrera substituted for an injured Gillian Murphy in its "Romeo and Juliet." Danced July 18, 2009, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the Music Center, Los Angeles, California, the company captivated the audience throughout the three-act show.


Diana Vishneva
by Jerry Hochman -- June 24, July 3, July 6, 2009, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera House, New York

What does it take to be the best ballerina in the world? I’m not sure I know the answer (and I’m certain I haven’t had the opportunity to see every dancer who might qualify, whatever being the ‘best’ might mean). But for me the answer can be found by weighing a combination of somewhat immeasurable factors (technical and dramatic prowess; objective and subjective impression), together with a warm stage persona, incandescent presence, emotional magnetism compelling enough to make the third wall disappear, and stunning artistic versatility, which together would make me want to go anywhere to see her dance.


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Royal Ballet at the Kennedy Center
by Writer

Though I liked Chroma (as well as Infra and Eden/Eden) a lot, it faded a bit over 3 consecutive viewings. What makes it interesting for me is not only its facility-on-sleeve kind of choreography, showing off the extreme facility of the dancers, but the different kind of energy and movement quality it asks from the dancers. As a piece of choreography, it may not last the ages, but it works very well as an exciting essay on movement.

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Venice Biennale 'Degree Zero' - International Colloquium of Contemporary Dance
by Rosella Simonari
This year the dance section of the Venice Biennale has taken a pause and, instead of presenting a festival characterised by numerous performances under a single theme, it has focused on training a group of selected dancers, named the Arsenale Danza project, and on organizing a colloquium to re-think the issues in contemporary dance.

Maximizing Potential/Warding Off Dance Demons - An Interview with "Down Under" Physical Therapist Lisa Howell
by Dean Speer

I am a physiotherapist (physical therapist) who works closely with dancers and dance teachers to maximize performance, improve technique and recover completely from injury. I use my medical knowledge and experience in classical ballet to isolate often subtle technique flaws that are responsible for a lot of the pain and injury dancers complain of.


[new] Trey McIntyre - 'The Sun Road'
by Carmel Morgan -- August 19, 2009, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Filene Center, Vienna, Virginia
“The Sun Road,” a new work by Trey McIntyre that was created during a residency at White Oak Plantation, premiered on August 19, 2009, at Wolf Trap as part of an original commissioned series called “Face of America,” which honors America’s National Parks. This year’s honoree was Glacier National Park in Montana. The performance amounted to a lifetime achievement award ceremony, but for a park, not a person. By and large the feeling was one of reverence for a beloved place and foreboding about its precarious future.

Heidi Latsky Dance - 'GIMP'
by Carmel Morgan -- July 22, 2009, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage, Washington, DC
In conjunction with the National Forum on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities, the Kennedy Center, in partnership with the NEA and VSAarts, presented an Alliger Arts and Heidi Latsky Dance production, “GIMP.” The hour-long performance consisted of excerpts from “GIMP,” choreographed and directed by Heidi Latsky; a documentary, “GIMP The Documentary (Work in Process),” directed by Richard Move, which was filmed during a 2008 creative residency at Abrons Art Center in New York City; and a video trailer for “GIMP” edited by Michael Eckblad, which features video footage of the work’s premiere in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2009.

Nicholas Andre Dance
by Cecly Placenti -- July 10, 2009, Dance Theatre Workshop, New York City
If one of Monet's giant Water Lily paintings could come to life, it would move in the form of Nick Ross' choreography. Infused with scientific exactness and the romance of personal artistic reflection, like those famous canvases, Mr. Ross' choreography hints at the illusion of a never-ending journey, creating the refuge of a peaceful meditation in the midst of a chaotic life.

Michael Clark - 'Swan Lack' and 'Thank U Ma'am'
by Rosella Simonari -- 26 June 2009, Teatro alle Tese, Venice
Michael Clark’s new work was the result of a European partnership, comprising barbicanbite09, Dance Umbrella (London), La Biennale di Venezia (Venice) and Dansens Hus (Stockholm) within the ENPARTS project – European Network of Performing Arts – and with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. It was produced by Dance Umbrella, barbicanbite09, Michael Clark Company, Edinburgh International Festival, Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, and Maison des Arts de Créteil.

Dance Theatre Workshop - SummerDanz: Emerging Artists
by Cecly Placenti -- Tuesday July 7, 2009, DTW, New York
Dance Theatre Workshop served up a satisfying evening of movement tapas on July 7th with a program both unique and varied. A traditional serving of edible tapas is designed to encourage conversation, in that people are not focused on eating an entire meal but merely picking at the selection to their taste. That was just so in DTW’s SummerDanz sampler of emerging artists, and from the excited murmuring and energetic applauding of the crowd, it did what it was designed to do flawlessly.

Royal Ballet - 'Chroma,' 'A Month in the Country' and 'DGV: Danse À Grand Vitesse'
by Carmel Morgan -- June 23, 2009, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Opera House, Washington, DC
There was definitely something different about the Royal Ballet’s visit to Washington, DC, beginning with the announcement to turn off cell phones just prior to the performance, which was delivered in an attractive British accent. Next, Dame Monica Mason, the company’s director, took to the stage and mentioned the fatal subway crash that occurred the day before in the nation’s capital. She dedicated the performance to those who lost their lives in the accident. This was a classy move, as one would expect from those well-mannered people from across the pond.

Bolshoi Ballet - 'Le Corsaire'

Birmingham Royal Ballet - 'Galanteries,' 'The Dance House' and 'The Dream'
by David Mead -- June 24, 2009, Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham, UK

Coming: Jacob's Pillow, Diaghilev Exhibition and Rosas.

editors' choice

· XIV International Ballet Festival of Miami
August 28 - September 13, 2009, Miami
Dance films, workshops, galas and international stars in various venues around Miami.

· Edinburgh International Festival
August 14 - September 6, 2009, Edinburgh
International artists are presented in theaters around Edinburgh.



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