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Links – Sunday November 22, 2015


Feature - The Nutcracker and its many mysteries: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - The Royal BalletMonotonesThe Two Pigeons, London: Luke Jennings, The Observer


Review - Sylvie GuillemLife in Progress, NY: Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal


Review - Paco PeñaFlamencura, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review - Akram Khan CompanyKaash, SF: Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle


Review - China National Peking Opera CompanyFarewell My Concubine, London: Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide


Feature - Merce Cunningham on YouTube: Siobhan Burke, New York Times


Review - Sarasota BalletMarguerite and ArmandSummertideConcerto: Barbara Leverone, Sarasota Herald Tribune


Preview - Darcey’s Ballet Heroes (BBC tv): Hannah Furness, The Telegraph


Review - Xavier Le RoySelf UnfinishedTemporary Title, Sydney: Deborah Jones blog


Review - Aakash Odedra CompanyMurmur 2.0, London: Zoë Anderson, The Independent


Photo exhibition - Jordan MattersDancers Among Us, NY: Susan Hodara, New York Times


Review - PalissimoCustodians of Beauty, Maryland: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes

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Links – Monday November 23, 2015


Review - Thomas Adès: Concentric Paths — Movements in Music, NY: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - China National Peking Opera CompanyThe Warrior Women of Yang, London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times


Review - The Royal BalletMonotonesThe Two Pigeons, London: Jeffrey Taylor, Sunday Express


Review - Akram Khan CompanyKaash, SF: Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs


Review - Baltic Dance TheatrePhaedraThe Tempest, Gdansk: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Review - BalletXBeasts, Philadelphia: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - Aakash Odedra CompanyMurmur 2.0, London: Rachel Elderkin, British Theatre Guide


Review - Dance Theatre of Harlem, New Orleans: Andrew Adler, The Times-Picayune


Review - Mayra BonardSelección Natural, SF: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


Review - Hong Kong BalletRomeo and Juliet (van Dantzig), HK: Natasha Rogal, South China Morning Post


Review - Andersson Dance & Scottish EnsembleThe Goldberg Variations, Newcastle: Alfred Hickling, The Guardian


Review - U-TheaterBeyond Time, NY: Siobhan Murphy, New York Times


Review - Imperial Russian Ballet CompanySwan Lake, Wellington: Ann Hunt, Dominion Post


Review - West Australian BalletCinderella (Smeulders), Perth: Nina Levy, Yahoo News

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Links – Tuesday November 24, 2015


Review - Paris Opéra BalletLa Bayadère, Paris: Jade Larine, Bachtrack


Review - Paco PeñaFlamencura, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - Thomas Adès: Concentric Paths - Movements in Music, NY: Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


Review - Richard Alston CompanyEspresso VivaceMazurBurningBrisk Singing, London: Sara Veale, DanceTabs


Reviews - Aakash Odedra CompanyMurmur 2.0, London: 

Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian

Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs


Review - China National Peking Opera CompanyFarewell My Concubine, London: Louise Levene, Financial Times


Review - Twyla Tharp50th Anniversary Tour, New York: Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World


Review - PilobolusShadowland, NY: Siobhan Burke, New York Times


Review - Christian Rizzod’après une histoire vraie, London: Rachel Elderkin, Fjord Review


Feature - Misty Copeland and A Ballerina’s Tale: Jocelyn Noveck, AP/Chicago Sun-Times


Review - Smuin BalletThe Christmas Ballet, Walnut Creek CA: Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle


Roundup - The best dance shows of 2015The Telegraph (Already?!)


Review - NordDance, Edinburgh: Mary Brennan, The Herald


Feature - San Francisco Ballet in China: Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice


News - Akram Khan creates the moves for Big Dance 2016: Carmel Smith, Londondance


News - Balanchine biopic planned: Broadway World


A day in the life - Mara Davi, Broadway star: David Jays, The Guardian


Review - Arco RenzSolid.States, Melbourne: Jordan Beth Vincent, Brisbane Times


Review - New Zealand School of Dance graduation programme, Wellington: Chris Jannides, NZ Theatreview


Review - Sarah Dowling & Kath DugganUs Then, London: Alice Westoby, Londondance


Feature - Leon Moran, dancer, and Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty: Sarah Walters, Manchester Evening News


Review - Luminarium Dance CompanySpektrel, Cambridge: Marjorie LaPrade, Boston Art Examiner


Feature - Royal Ballet dancers in The Sleeping Beauty for Malta dance school: Iggy Fenech, MaltaToday

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Links – Wednesday, 25 November, 2015


Reviews – Twyla Tharp, 50th Anniversary Program, NY:

Robert GreskovicWSJ

Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes

Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene


Reviews – Ballet HispanicoIf Walls Could Speak, NY:

Brian Seibert, NY Times

Lauren WingenrothDanceTabs


Feature – Dance This Week (Nut allergy sufferers beware)Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Aakash Odedra Company, Murmur 2.0, London: Sarah Kent, Londondance


Feature – Miyako Yoshida on Syivie Guillem: Ayako Takahashi, Japan Times


Feature – Pacific Northwest Ballet, A new Nutcracker (Balanchine & Falconer), Seattle: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times


Review – Devi Dance Theater, Somapa Thai Company & Others, Sita, Gentle Warrior, DC: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes


Feature – Sebastien Ramirez, Choreographing for Madonna: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Preview – RambertDark Arteries, Edinburgh: Mary Brennan, Herald


Review – NordDance with various companies, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review – Dance Rites Competition, Sydney: Martin PortusDaily Review

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Links – Thursday, 26 November, 2015


It’s Thanksgiving, so ‘tis clearly the season:


Feature – New York goes Nuts – Take Your Pick!: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Feature – Boston Ballet’s MD Jonathan McPhee, the Nutcracker King: Jeffrey GantzBoston Globe


Review – Joffrey Ballet, The Nutcracker (Joffrey, last performances), DC: Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post


Preview – José Mateo Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker, Boston: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe


Feature – The Bay Area goes Nuts too: Staff, SF Examiner



Meanwhile, elsewhere:


Feature – Dance for Parkinson’s & English National Ballet: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Feature – Miami City Ballet at 30: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer


Feature – Sylvie Guillem’s Last Dance: Elizabeth Zimmer, Playbill Arts


Review – Twyla Tharp, 50th Anniversary Program, NY: Marcia B. Siegel, Arts Fuse


Preview – Scottish Ballet, Cinderella (Hampson), Edinburgh: Staff, Evening News


Feature – Harrison James, Soloist at NBC: Michael CrabbToronto Star


Review – China National Peking Opera Company, Warrior Women of Yang, London: Graham Watts, Londondance


Review – Basel Ballet, TewjaBasel: Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack


Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Sleeping Beauty, Salford: Georgina Wells, BTG


Review – Gabriel Missé & Guillermina Quiroga, Tango Triple Bill, NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Reviews – Complexions Contemporary Ballet, NY:

Chronicle: Gia Kourlas, NY TImes

Mixed Bill: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack


News – Dance London Inspires! Awards: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Feature – Misogyny, metaphor, or a cheeky nod to ballet’s carnal past? Brian Schaefer, Out

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Links – Friday, 27 November, 2015


Review – National Ballet of Canada, Romeo and Juliet (Ratmansky), Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Interview – Javier De Frutos, his craft, and doing bonkers: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard


Gallery – Russell Maliphant Company, Conceal/Reveal, London:  Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Preview – Robert Battle/Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterAwakening, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Tour Review – English National Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, Manchester: Charlotte Dobson, Manchester Evening News


Documentary – Bolshoi BabylonLaura Bleiberg, LA Times


Review – David Morales & Others, Lorca Madly in Love, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Preview – Kevin Ormsby & Chris Walker, FACING Home: Love & Redemption, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


News – 2016 Keir Choreographic Award Finalists: Staff, The Age


Plus, a Boston Ballet bonus:

Surviving “Nutcracker”: How two local Dance Dads get through the nuttiness: Jody Feinberg, Patriot Ledger

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Links – Saturday, 28 November, 2015


Review – Mariinsky Ballet, Sylvia, St Petersburg: Elena Kushtyseva via Ismene Brown


Feature – Behind the scenes at Scottish Ballet’s CinderellaAngela McManus, Herald


Review – National Ballet of Canada, Romeo and Juliet (Ratmansky), Toronto: Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), Birmingham: Roz Laws, Birmingham Mail


Reviews – Russell Maliphant Company, Conceal/Reveal, London:

Judith MackrellGuardian

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Hanna WeibyeArts Desk

Lyndsey WinshipEvening Standard

Vera LiberBTG


Tour Review – RambertTransfigured Night, Dark Arteries, The 3 Dancers, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Tour Reviews – English National Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Nureyev), Manchester:

Georgina Wells, BTG

Gill Potts, Oldham Chronicle


Webchat – Carlos Acosta, Tuesday 1 December: Post questions here, Guardian


Diary – Next week in New York: Staff, NY Times


Video – Learning ballet in a Rio favela: Frederick Bernas, Guardian


Interview – Leila McMillan on Flying Low technique: Carmel Smith, Londondance


News – British Dance Edition, 2016, in Wales: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Review – Whitirea Dance Graduates, Behind Closed Doors, Wellington: Sam Trubridge, Theatreview

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