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Ian Macmillan

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    Squadron Associations connected with my years as a RAF Navigator; choral singing; and ballet and dance after meeting the lady, now my wife, who had been a dancer with the Royal Ballet's Touring Company, and who still teaches and examines in the discipline. (Edited to say that in mid-2014 she resigned from examining after some 40+ years.)

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  1. Ian Macmillan

    Natalia Osipova -- her own projects

    More immediately, she has Arthur Pita's The Mother in Edinburgh at the end of this week - see lengthy interview-based piece in to day's Links.
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    Dance Links w/b Sunday 9 December, 2018

    Links – Friday 14 December, 2018 Tributes – Elaine McDonald, former Scottish Ballet Principal Dancer: Brian Ferguson, Scotsman Reviews – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake, London: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Siobhan Murphy, Time Out London Emma Byrne, Evening Standard Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack Zoë Anderson, Independent Debra Craine, The Times Mark Monahan, Telegraph Louise Levene, Financial Times Anna Winter, The Stage Jessica Wilson, SeeingDance Keith Watson, Metro Film Review – Darcey Bussell remembers Sylvia from 2005: Jann Parry, DanceTabs Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Two 60th Anniversary Programs, New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times News – Sergei Polunin Programme, London Palladium, May 2019: Staff, BWW UK Book/Gallery – Darcey Bussell “Evolved”: Zoe Paskett, Evening Standard Diary – Coming up in New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times Review – Sydney Dance Company, Pre-Professional Year Show, Sydney: Jill Sykes, SMH Review – Odissi Dance Festival, Portland: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch Today’s Seasonal Collection: Review – Ballett Zürich, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, Zürich: Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack Review – Scottish Ballet, Cinderella (Hampson), Edinburgh: Thom Dibdin, The Stage Gallery – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs Review – San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker (Tomasson), San Francisco: Leslie Katz, SF Examiner
  3. For tomorrow's Links - London Palladium, May/June 2019: https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/Sergei-Polunin-Presents-A-New-Mixed-Bill-At-The-London-Palladium-20181213 Box Office open tomorrow but casting etc TBN.
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    Dance Links w/b Sunday 9 December, 2018

    Links – Thursday 13 December, 2018 Review – Ballet Nacional de España, 40th Anniversary Gala Programme, Madrid: Cristina de Lucas, Bachtrack News – Wendy Whelan, Sara Mearns amongst names for Jacob’s Pillow, 2019: Joshua Barone, NY Times Review – Catherine Galasso, Of Iron and Diamonds V3: Alone Together, San Francisco: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes News – NBC’s Guillaume Côté to guest with the Bolshoi: Debra Yeo, Toronto Star Review – Motionhouse Dance Theatre, Happy Hour, Knot & Others, Rugby: David Mead, SeeingDance Preview – LunarFest, The New Butterfly Lovers, Vancouver: Staff, Straight.com Today’s Seasonal Collection: Review – Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), London: Laura Freeman, Spectator Review – Ballet West, The Nutcracker (Christensen), Washington DC: Ashley McKean, Danceviewtimes Review – Oregon Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker, Portland: Martha Ullman West, Oregon Artswatch
  5. Indeed, and you may find some clues in a Guardian interview in today's Links.
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    Dance Links w/b Sunday 9 December, 2018

    Links – Wednesday 12 December, 2018 Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Call, Kairos & Others, New York: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times Interview – Tory Dobrin, AD of The Trocks: Gia Kourlas, NY TImes Interview – Benoit Swan Pouffer, next AD at Rambert: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Review – Pavel Zustiak & Palissimo Company, Custodians of Beauty, Berkeley: David E Moreno, Culture Vulture Today’s Seasonal Collection: Reviews – Scottish Ballet, Cinderella (Hampson), Edinburgh: Graham Watts, Bachtrack Mark Brown, Telegraph Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Cendrillon/Cinderella (Nureyev), Paris: Marisa Hayes, Culture Vulture Streaming Review – Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), London: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard Feature – Ghosts of Nutcracker Past, preserved on film: Marina Harss, NY Times Feature – Five Dancers on Managing Nutcracker’s Props and Costumes: Hannah Foster, Pointe Magazine Background – San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker: Janos Gereben, SF Classical Voice Preview – Celebrating Diversity - The Brooklyn Nutcracker: Cindy Sibilsky, BWW Preview – Mixed Nuts in Vancouver: Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun Preview – Washington Ballet, the Nutcracker: Jason Fraley, WTOP
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    Dance Links w/b Sunday 9 December, 2018

    Links – Tuesday 11 December, 2018 Feature – Celebrating the legacy of Arthur Mitchell: Alexandra Villareal, Guardian Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Call, Shelter, In/Side, Revelations, New York: Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes Review – Hong Kong Ballet, Giselle, Hong Kong: Carla Escoda, Dance Journal HK -- Interview - AD Septime Webre: Carla Escoda, Dance Journal HKh Review – Stephen Petronio Company, Steve Paxton Choreography, New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times Review – Sasha Waltz & Guests, Körper, Berlin: Katja Vaghi, Bachtrack Review – Carlos Maria Romero, Steven Warwick & Others, HQ (I Feel So Mezzaniney), London: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian Reviews – Bangarra Dance Theatre, Dubboo- Songman & Showman, Sydney: Geraldine Higginson, Dance Australia Michelle Potter, .... on dancing Review – Australian Ballet School, La Sylphide & Selected Works, Melbourne: Susan Bendall, Dance Australia ‘Tis the season: Reviews – Scottish Ballet, Cinderella (Hampson), Edinburgh: Mary Brennan, Herald Graeme Strachan, BTG Especially over at the Stahlbaum’s: Reviews – Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), London: G J Dowler, Classical Source Louise Levene, Financial Times Review – Joffrey Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wheeldon), Chicago: Irene Hsiao, Chicago Reader Feature – Understanding Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Score: David Bernard, Gramophone Review – Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky), Philadelphia: Peter Dobrin, The Inquirer
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    Dance Links w/b Sunday 9 December, 2018

    Links – Monday 10 December, 2018 Film Review – Dame Darcey Bussell remembers Sylvia from 2005: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard Interview – Stella Abrera, ABT Principal: Alisa Hayashida, South Pasadenan Review – Company Wayne McGregor, Autobiography, Los Angeles: Qianqian Xing, BWW Feature – Best of 2018 in Washington DC: Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post Review – City Contemporary Dance Company, Nuts’Hell, Jangdan, Hong Kong: Natasha Rogai, SCMP
  9. Links – Sunday 9 December, 2018 Seasonal Nutcrackers: Reviews – Royal Ballet, London: David Dougill, Sunday Times Luke Jennings, The Observer Vera Liber, BTG Backstage Gallery – English National Ballet: Greg Funnell, Sunday Times Review – Northern Ballet, Leeds: Dawn Smallwood, Reviews Hub Review – Ballet West, Washington D C: Alexander C Kafka, DC Theatre Scene Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Auckland: Felicity Molloy, Theatreview Preview – Joffrey Ballet, Chicago: Tricia Despres, Chicago Sun-Times And elsewhere: Review - Goteborgsoperans Danskompani, Icon, Noetic, London: David Dougill, Sunday Times Review – N W Dance Project, Wolf Tales, Snow White, Portland: Bob Hicks, Oregon Artswatch Review – Boston Dance Theater, Today for Now, Deeper Inscription, Man of the Hour, Chameleon, Boston: Marcia B Siegel, Arts Fuse News – State Censorship of the Arts in Cuba: Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
  10. And over at the Barbican: https://twitter.com/LezBrotherston/status/1071103915482058752
  11. Meanwhile, at a cinema not far from Covent Garden: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/film-fans-left-reeling-by-40-cinema-seats-9f50pzrpk?shareToken=030688a3fe33d45422e30003cb9bd96b
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    Dance Links w/b Sunday 25 November, 2018

    Links – Friday 30 November, 2018 Review – Semperoper Ballett, The Four Temperaments, Errand into the Maze, Black Milk, Songs for a Siren, Dresden: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance Reviews – Nitin Sawhney, Sébastien Ramirez, Honji Wang, Dystopian Dream, London: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance Vera Liber, BTG Audrey Lemarchand, Bachtrack Reviews – Northern Ballet, The Nutcracker (Nixon), Touring: Eleanor Pringle, Eastern Daily Press Louise Lewis, BTG Review – BalletX, 3 Premieres - The Last Lifeboat, Yonder, Napoleon/Napoleon, Philadelphia: Ellen Dunkel, The Inquirer Gallery – 48 Shanghai Ballet dancers in Swan Lake poses, Berlin: MailOnline Opinion – Alberta Ballet, proof that arts must run as a business: Larry E Clausen, Calgary Herald Review – Northern School of Contemporary Dance, ‘New Ground’ Showcase, Leeds: Rich Jevons, Reviews Hub Review – Didy Veldman/Umanoove, The Knot, London: Rachel Elderkin, Fjord Review Gallery – Mavin Khoo, Man to Monk: Part 1, London: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs Preview – Boston Dance Theater, 4 Premieres, Boston: Merli V Guerra, Fjord Review Review – Philadanco! Choreographers on the Move, Philadelphia: Merilyn Jackson, Fjord Review Feature – Australian Dance Diary, November 2018: Michelle Potter, ..... on dancing
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    Dear Mr. Taylor

    Well, he explains in very broad terms what they did, but too broadly for us to get any clear idea of the specific measures taken. However, it was a bit naughty of me to have introduced this into a ROH Thread for the situations are far from identical. To the best of my knowledge, Mr Clausen has been involved in keeping afloat just a ballet company and not the theatres in which it normally performs - there are two, I think, in Calgary and Edmonton. And again, if I'm correct, his Board will have been responsible for the entire financing of the Company, for I doubt that it receives much (if any) Provincial or Federal support. Canadian Forum members, feel free to tell me I'm wrong.