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Links – Sunday December 6, 2015


Reviews - Paris Opera BalletPolyphoniaAlea Sands (new McGregor), Le Sacre du Printemps, Paris: 

Luke Jennings, The Observer

Gabriella Daris, Blouin Artinfo


Review - Australian BalletThe Sleeping Beauty, Sydney: Maxim Boon, Limelight


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterToccataAfter the Rain pddAwakeningRevelations, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Reviews - Gallim DanceWhale, NY: 

Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes

Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal


Review - Anneke Hansen Dance2hymn vb, NY: Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal


Review - Xavier le RoySelf-Unfinished, Sydney: Jordan Beth Vincent, Sydney Morning Herald


Review - Sarasota Contemporary DanceVoices of Fuzión, Sarasota: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Review - Leila McMillan, Wild Card: this way, that way, London: Rachel Elderkin, British Theatre Guide


Film evening - London Contemporary Dance SchoolCollaborations, London: Jeffrey Taylor, Sunday Express


Feature - 5 of the best dance shows for Christmas (UK): Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


and The Nutcracker reviews:


Washington Ballet: Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post


Kansas City Ballet: Robert Trussell, Kansas City Star


Ballet Nebraska: Kim Carpenter, Omaha World-Herald


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


José Mateo Ballet Theatre, Boston: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe

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Links – Monday December 7, 2015


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterToccataAfter the Rain pddAwakening, Exodus, Odetta, Revelations, NY: Siobhan Burke, New York Times


Review - Australian BalletThe Sleeping Beauty, Sydney: Michelle Potter blog


Review - Birmingham Royal BalletThe Nutcracker, Birmingham: Richard Edmonds, Birmingham Post


Review - Sasha Waltz & GuestsContinu, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Review - Xavier le RoySelf-Unfinished, Sydney: Philippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature - Fiona Jopp, Sydney Dance Company dancer, now choreographer: Sharon Verghis, The Australian


Review - Singapore Dance TheatreSwan Lake, Singapore: Tan Li Min, Straits Times



…and finally on a slow news day


The Mouse Freedom Front: Dave Horn, The News Eagle

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Links – Tuesday December 8, 2015


Reviews - Scottish BalletCinderella, Edinburgh: 

Mary Brennan, The Herald

Alice Bain, The Guardian

Lucy Ribchester, The List


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterOpen Door, NY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Review - Tere O’ConnorThe Goodbye Studies, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Review - Washington BalletThe Nutcracker, Washington: Hilary Stroh, Bachtrack


Feature - Why the Nutcracker is the perfect ballet for children: Mark Monahan, The Telegraph


News - One Dance UK, the new industry body for UK dance: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Feature - International Festival of Modern ChoreographyContext. Diana Vishneva, Moscow: Olivia Bagnall, Moscow Times


Feature - Louise Lecavalier, dancer, choreographer: David Jays, The Guardian


Feature - Lucinda Dunn, life and work after Australian Ballet: Deborah Jones blog


Interview - Leticia Stock, Royal Ballet, dancing Clara in The Nutcracker for the first time: Laura Dodge, Londondance

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Links – Wednesday December 9, 2015


Review - The Royal BalletMonotones I & IIThe Two Pigeons (two casts), London: Louise Levene, Financial Times


Review - Bolshoi BalletThe Lady of the Camellias (live cinema screening): Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


Review - Pacific Northwest BalletThe Nutcracker, Seattle: Robert Greskovic, Wall Street Journal


Reviews - Scottish BalletCinderella, Edinburgh: 

Mark Brown, The Telegraph

Susan Lowes, All Edinburgh Theatre


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterAwakeningAfter the RainToccataRevelations, NY: Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal


Review - Alvis Hermanis Mikhail BaryshnikovBrodsky / Baryshnikov, Riga: Linda Kinstler, Paris Review


Reviews - Sydney Dance CompanyNew Breed, Sydney: 

Rebecca Whitton, Australian Stage

Martin Portus, Daily Review

Jill Sykes, Brisbane Times


Profile - Sarah Mearns, New York City Ballet: Milene Fernandez, Epoch Times


Preview - Upcoming in New York: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Feature - Darcey Bussell and the rise of the male dancer: Hannah Furness, The Telegraph


Review - Anneke Hansen2hymn vb, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - Bangarra Dance TheatreOchres, Sydney: Michelle Potter blog


Photo gallery - The Royal BalletThe Nutcracker: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Photo gallery - New AdventuresMatthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Photo feature - 2015 Dance Magazine Awards: Lauren Wingenroth, Dance Magazine


News - Birmingham City Council cuts arts funding by 25%: Neil Elkes, Birmingham Mail


Feature - Four London Nutcrackers: Franco Milazzo, Londonist

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Links – Thursday, 10 December, 2015


Obituary – Bryony Brind, Royal Ballet Principal: Staff, Telegraph



Seasonal Fare:


Reviews – Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), London:

Graham Watts, Londondance

Gerald DowlerClassical Source

Mark PullingerBachtrack


Review – New York City Ballet, The Nutcracker (Balachine), NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Reviews – Scottish Ballet, Cinderella (Hampson), Edinburgh: Thom DibdinThe Stage


Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Sleeping Beauty, London: Neil Norman, The Stage


And on the A La Carte Menu:


Reviews – Carlos Acosta & RB Colleagues, A Classical Selection, London:

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Judith MackrellGuardian

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

Sarah FraterThe Stage


Photo Gallery – 12 of the greatest ballerinas of all time: Telegraph


Feature – The Best of Dance in 2015: NY Times Critics, NY Times


Review – Mariinsky Ballet, Swan Lake, Tokyo: Joy Wang Xin Yuan, Bachtrack


Film & TV – Bolshoi Babylon & Nureyev, Dance to Freedom: Ismene Brown, Spectator


Review – White Lights Festival, Thomas Adès Programme, NY: Marianne Adams, Danceviewtimes


Review – Keigwin & Company, Wait Nearby, Sidewalk, 3 Ballads, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Pavel Zuštiak & Palissimo Company, Custodians of Beauty, NY: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat

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Links – Friday, 11 December, 2015


Reviews – Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), London:

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Hanna WeibyeArts Desk


Reviews – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Sleeping Beauty, London:

Judith MackrellGuardian

Lyndsey WinshipEvening Standard

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

Carla EscodaBachtrack


Reviews – Carlos Acosta & RB Colleagues, A Classical Selection, London:

Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs

Zoe Anderson, Independent

Josephine LeaskLondondance

Sam Smith, Londonist

Gallery – Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review – Scottish Ballet, Cinderella (Hampson), Edinburgh: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Review – World Ballet Stars Gala, Cojocaru, Kobborg et al, NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterLove Songs, Cry, Untitled America: First Movement, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Interview – Vladimir Urin and his fear of failing at the Bolshoi: Teatral via Ismene Brown


Radio Feature – Reasons to see The NutcrackerMarina HarssWNYC News  (+ various Video clips)


Book Feature – Never too late to dance in Nutcracker? Nora Krug, Washington Post


Feature – Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker by the numbers: Erin KayataBoston Globe


Review – Sydney Dance Company & CarriageworksNew Breed 2015, Sydney: Michelle Potter, DanceTabs


News – “The Bonnies’ Choreography Awards, 2015: Carmel Smith, Londondance


Preview – Belinda McGuire, Three Muses, Toronto: Martha SchabasGlobe and Mail


Review – Sara Shelton Mann with David SzlasaErasing Time, SF: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


Preview – Debbie Allen Academy, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, LA: Jessica GeltLA Times



ICYMI – State Street Ballet at Denver Airport: 9 News  and elsewhere!

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Links – Saturday, 12 December, 2015



Bryony Brind, RB Principal:

Judith Cruickshank, Guardian

Sam Roberts, NY Times

Joan Ravenscroft, with pre-WW2 companies: Gillian Beetham & Jenny Lewis, Guardian

Gloria Contreras, Choreographer: Anna KisselgoffNY Times




Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Polyphonia, Alea Sands, Rite of Spring, Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


TV Film Preview – Rudolf Nureyev: Dance to Freedom: Louise LeveneFinancial Times


Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Sleeping Beauty, London:

Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

Louise Lewis, BTG


Reviews – Carlos Acosta & RB Colleagues, A Classical Selection, London: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Tatiana RathelotBachtrack

Rachel ElderkinBTG


News – Helgi Tomasson to take SF Ballet home to Iceland next May: Vala Hafstad, Iceland Review


Review – Urban Bush Women, Walking with ‘Trane, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Diary – Next week in London: Judith MackrellGuardian


Review – Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Black Girl: Linguistic Play, LA: Victoria LooseleafFjord Review


Review – BalletCollectiveInvisible Divide, NY: Susan Yung, Brooklyn Rail


Review – Rebeca Medina, Paraíso, NY: Tara Sheena, Brooklyn Rail



And finally: Bruising Ballet

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