Articles and Reviews

Articles and reviews by Marina Harss

Marina Harss is a dance writer and critic, who writes for dance magazines such as DanceTabs and the New York Timer. Among her writings are reviews of Alexei Ratmansky’s reconstruction of The Sleeping Beauty and interviews with Ratmansky and Doug Fullington.

American Ballet Theatre – The Sleeping Beauty review (July 2016)

Q&A with Alexei Ratmansky on The Sleeping Beauty (August 2015)

Interview with Doug Fullington on Stepanov notation (June 2015)

American Ballet Theatre – The Sleeping Beauty review (May 2015)

American Ballet Theatre – Harlequinade review (June 2018)


Reviews of Alexei Ratmansky and Doug Fullington’s reconstruction of Paquita

The New York Times – ‘Paquita’ at the National Theater in Munich (December 2014)

Landgraf on Dance – “Sparkling History” Paquita, Bavarian State Ballet, National Theatre, Munich (December 2014)

Financial Times – Paquita, Nationaltheater, Munich (January 2015)

bachtrack – Bavarian State Ballet in Ratmansky’s ‘Paquita’ (July 2015)


Reviews and articles of Alexei Ratmansky’s reconstruction of The Sleeping Beauty

The New Yorker – ‘Ratmansky’s Beauty Wakes Up’ by Joan Acocella (June 2015)

The Observer – ‘Back to Basics: “Sleeping Beauty” Returns to Its Source’ by Robert Gottlieb (June 2015)

The Guardian – ‘Ratmansky’s royal flush: the most authentic Sleeping Beauty I’ve seen’ by Judith Mackrell, Teatro alla Scala, Milan (September 2015)

Landgraf on Dance – ‘And Now? – “The Sleeping Beauty”, Teatro alla Scala’ (October 2015)

Washington Post – ‘ABT’s “Sleeping Beauty”: Amazingly, this fairy tale becomes a love story’ by Sarah L. Kaufman (January 2016)

backtrack – ‘Old Beauties Restored: Ratmansky’s Sleeping Beauty premieres gracefully in DC (January 2016)

DanceTabs – ‘American Ballet Theatre – “The Sleeping Beauty”, Washington DC by Oksana Khadarina (February 2016)

The New York Times – ‘How The Sleeping Beauty Tells Its Story Through Ballet’ by Alastair Macaulay (June 2016)


Reviews and articles of Alexei Ratmansky’s reconstruction of Swan Lake

The New York Times – ‘Review: Zurich Ballet’s “Swan Lake” Looks to a Classic Version From Long Ago’ by Alastair Macaulay (February 2016)

Financial Times – ‘”Swan Lake”, Opernhaus Zurich – Triumphant’ by Louise Levene (February 2016)

Landgraf on Dance – ‘”Swan Lake” – Purged and Restored’, Opernhaus Zurich (February 2016)

bachtrack – ‘Ratmansky brings “Swan Lake” back to its nearly original ballet idiom, Opernhaus Zurich (February 2016)

Gramilano – Interview with Alexei Ratmansky: ‘Ratmansky explains why his “Swan Lake” is arriving bigger and better at La Scala (June 2016)


Reviews and articles of Alexei Ratmansky’s reconstruction of Harlequinade

Playbill – ‘American Ballet Theatre presents newly staged “Harlequinade”‘ (June 2018)