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Links – Sunday, 13 December, 2015


In London & Edinburgh:


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

Luke Jennings, Observer

Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express


Review – Carlos Acosta & RB Colleagues, A Classical Selection, London: Luke Jennings, Observer


Review – Scottish Ballet, Cinderella (Hampson), Edinburgh: Mark Brown, Sunday Herald



A Transatlantic scattering of Nuts:


Review – American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker (Ratmansky), Costa Mesa: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Feature – National Ballet of Canada – a look behind the Nutcracker curtain: Michael CrabbToronto Star   Video clip, Globe and Mail


Feature – Sarasota Ballet, John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker: Carrie SeidmanSarasota Herald


Review – Tulsa Ballet, The Nutcracker (Angelini), Tulsa: James D. Watts Jr, Tulsa World


Review – Alabama Ballet, The Nutcracker (Balanchine), Birmingham: Rachel HellwigArtsBHAM


….. then there’s this from Miami: Very good quality walnuts, I might add


And across the world:


Feature – Cairo Opera Ballet Company: Omnia Farrag, Daily News Egypt


Feature – Plenty of pink at Gaza Ballet School: Nidal Al-Mughrabi, The Star Online


Reviews – Sydney Dance Company, New Breed Quad Bill, Sydney:

Deborah Jones, Blog

Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Review – yMusic, Bill T Jones, Dianne McIntyre, Come Around Part IV, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


News – Miami Hispanic Dance Organisations find a new home: Lee Stephens, Community Newspaper


Preview – Noche Flamenca, AntigonaNY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Jess Curtis/Gravity, International Collaborations 6, SF: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle

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Links – Monday, 14 December, 2015


Feature – Best Dance of 2015 (and a turkey): Luke Jennings, Observer


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterTwo Mixed Bills, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review – Urban Bush Women, Walking with ‘Trane, NY: Apollinaire ScherrFinancial Times


Preview – Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, Joseph’s Coat, Sarasota: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Preview – Lucy Guerin Inc, Pieces for Small Spaces, Melbourne: John Bailey, The Age


Feature – A new ballet syllabus in Australia: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Review – Tere O’Connor, The Goodbye Studies, NY: Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat


Review – Bangarra Dance Theatre, OchresSydney: Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review



Today's selection of Nuts:


Review – Mark Morris Dance Group, The Hard Nut (Morris), NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – National Ballet of Canada, The Nutcracker (Kudelka), Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Feature – SF Ballet Musicians reflect on 40 years of NutcrackerAllan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Review – Menlowe Ballet, It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker, Atherton: Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle


Report – Ballet of Santiago de Chile, The Nutcracker, Santiago: Igor I. Solor, Digital Journal

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Links - Tuesday 15 December, 2015



Review - Bolshoi Ballet, Legend of Love, Moscow:  Janet Ward, Bachtrack


Reviews - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Sleeping Beauty, London:  

Graham Watts, London Dance

GJ Dowler, Classical Source

Anna Winter, Exeunt


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Memoria, Grace, Piazzolla Caldero, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review - Andy de Groat | Catherine Galas, Get dancing programme, New York:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Feature/TV Preview - How Rudolf Nureyev danced to freedom:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Review - Bangarra Dance Theatre, Ochres, Sydney:  Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review


Review - Malandain Ballet Biarritz, La Belle et la Bête, Versailles:  Laura Cappelle, FT


Review - City Contemporary Dance Company, Soledad, Hong Kong:  Natasha Rogai, South China Morning Post


Review - Synetic, As You Like It, Arlington:  Peter Marks, Washington Post




Nutcracker Corner:


Review - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Lyndsey Winship, Standard


Video feature - Lauren Cuthbertson prepares for Nutcracker:  Tom Silverstone, Jess Gormley, Irene Baque, Guardian


Review - American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker, Costa Mesa:  Teresa Heiland, Bachtrack


Review - Pennsylvania Ballet, The Nutcracker, Philadelphia:  Lewis Whittington, Dance Journal


Review - Portland Ballet, The Nutcracker, Portland:   Jessica Lockhart, Portland Press Herald

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Links - Wednesday 16 December, 2015



Nutcracker Corner:


Review - New York City Ballet, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, New York:  Rose Marija, Broadway World


Review - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Review - Mark Morris Dance Group, The Hard Nut, New York:  Apollinaire Scherk, FT


Feature - Oregon Ballet Theatre and Pacific Northwest Ballet square off in a Nutcracker battle:  Grant Butler, Oregonian


Review - Milwaukee Ballet, The Nutcracker, Milwaukee:  Emily Carl, Examiner


Review - Grand Rapids Ballet, The Nutcracker, Grand Rapids:  Adrienne Warber, Examiner


Review - Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, The Nutcracker, New York:  Christina Landolfi, Broadway World


Review - Menlowe Ballet, It’s a wonderful Nutcracker, Atherton:  Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle


Book Review - Lauren Kessler, Raising the Barre:  Terri Schlichenmeyer, Rushville Republican




Everything Else:


Review - Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Sleeping Beauty, London:  Zoe Anderson, Independent


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Memoria, Love Songs, Cry, Revelations, New York:  Caryn Cooper, Broadway World


List - Top 10 Dance in 2015:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Feature - Dance in 2015: Has the Royal Ballet lost the plot?:  Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Documentary Review - Bolshoi Babylon:  Lynn Berry, Times Union


News - Jacob’s Pillow sets 2016 Festival Lineup:  Dance News Desk, Broadway World


Gallery - Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, London:  Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review - PanicLab, Swan Lake ll: Dark Waters, London:  Donald Hutera, London Dance


Review - Synetic, As You Like It, Arlington:  Andrew White, Broadway World


Review - Imago, ZooZoo, Portland:  Martha Ullman West, Oregon Arts Watch


Book Roundup:  Wendy Perron, Blog


Interview - Jemima Rose Dean, dancer:  David Jays, Guardian

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Links - Thursday 17 December, 2015



Reviews - Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, London:  

Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs

Graham Watts, London Dance

Neil Norman, Stage

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Gareth Johnson, Gay Star News


Feature - Duets that reflect the world offstage:  Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Interview - Thomas Lund, Head of Royal Danish Ballet School:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times


Feature - How Cuba produces some of the best ballet dancers in the world:  Noel Duan, Yahoo


Gallery - Rambert, New Choreography 2015, London:  Stephen Wright, DanceTabs


Interview - Misty Copeland:  Allison Glock, ESPN


Review - Sydney Dance Company, New Breed, Sydney:  Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review


Review - Russell Maliphant Company, Conceal | Reveal, London:  Rachel Elderkin, Fjord Review


Feature - Dancer Rebecca Friedman on dancing with cystic fibrosis:  Carolyn Kelemen, Baltimore Sun



Nutcracker Corner:


Review - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Clement Crisp, FT


Review - Mark Morris Dance Group, The Hard Nut, New York:  Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack


Feature - Sarasota Ballet’s new Nutcracker:  Nick Reichert, Sarasota Observer


Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Seattle:  Deborah Meyers, Vancouver Sun


Interview - Christopher Gray of Houston Ballet talks The Nutcracker:  Katricia Lang, Broadway World


Feature - Ballet Companies rely on Nutcracker’s financial draw:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Review - Theatre Orchard, Nutshell Nutcracker, Weston-super-Mare:  Jeremy Brien, Stage


Review - Tony Williams Dance Centre, Urban Nutcracker, Boston:  Karen Campbell, Boston Globe



2015 in Review:


List - The 5 best dance shows of 2015:  Mark Monahan, Telegraph


List - The 5 worst dance shows of 2015:  Mark Monahan,Telegraph

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Links - Friday 18 December, 2015



Nutcracker Corner:


Review - San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker, San Francisco:  Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Reviews - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  

Margaret Willis, DanceTabs

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Katie Columbus, Stage

Christopher Curtis, Bachtrack

Gallery - Dave Morgan, DanceTabshttp://dancetabs.com/2015/12/gallery-english-national-ballet-in-the-nutcracker-3/


Review - American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker, Costa Mesa:  Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review


Feature - Fairies and tulle on stage, total nuts backstage:  Maura Judkis, Washington Post


Book Review - Lauren Kessler, Raising the Barre:  Angie Jabine, Oregon Arts Watch



There is a life beyond Nutcracker Corner:


Review - World Ballet Stars & Romanian National Ballet, Gala programme, New York:  Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer


Review - Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, London:  Hannah Weibye, Arts Desk


Speech - Tamara Rojo at the London World Cities Culture Summit 2015:  Vimeo


Interview - Tamara Rojo, Female choreographers lack confidence to say yes:  Hannah Furness, Telegraph via Stage


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Blues Suite, Night Creature, Cry, Revelations, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review - Noche Flamenca, Antigona, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


Feature/Review - Slovak National Ballet, Nijinsky, God of Dance, Bratislava:  Zuzana Vilikovska, Slovak Spectator


Review - Israel Ballet, Cinderella, Tel Aviv:  Ruth Eshel, Haaretz


Video Interview - Misty Copeland on the long road to ballet stardom:  ABC News


Video feature - Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody reinterpreted (including by ENB):  Jess GormleyDan SusmanJuliet RiddellGuardian and the whole ENB video:  Cassie Delaney, 



Book photo feature - Rick Guest, What Lies Beneath: DanceTabs


Feature - It’s great when you skate: how ice dance became cool:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Feature - Dance in Portland and Eugene:  Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Arts Watch


Review - Bread and Puppet Theatre, The Seditious Company Theatre Presents: A monument… , New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times



2015 in Review:


List - Best of 2015:  Marina Haars, Random Thoughts


List - Best Theatre and Dance of 2015 (scroll down for dance):  Paul Taylor and Zoe Anderson, Independent

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Links - Saturday 19 December, 2015



Nutcracker Corner:


Review - San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker, San Francisco:  Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice


Reviews - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  

Graham Watts, London Dance

Hannah Weibye, Arts Desk

Lyndsey Winship, Standard

Vikki Jane Vile, A Younger Theatre


Review - Northern Ballet, The Nutcracker, Leeds:  Charles Hutchinson, York Press


Feature - Behind the scenes at the Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker:  Katy Birchall, Country Life


Gallery - Mikhailovsky Ballet, The Nutcracker:  Grigory Dukor (Reuters), Guardian


Review - Alberta Ballet, The Nutcracker, Calgary:  Stephan Bonfield, Calgary Herald


Review - Cape Town City Ballet, The Nutcracker, Cape Town:  Shirley-Anne Bezuidenhout, Artlink


Preview - Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, The Nutcracker, Santa Fe:  Jennifer Levin, Santa Fe New Mexican



The world beyond Nutcracker: 


List - What’s on in New York this week:  staff, NY Times


Feature - This week’s dance in London and Croydon:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Review - Urban Bush Women, Walking with ‘Trane, New York:  Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal


Q&A - Maria Alexandrova of the Bolshoi:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Q&A Anastasia Meskova on the Bolshoi:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Feature - Bolshoi Babylon documentary:  

Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Tim Teeman, Daily Beast


Feature - Sylvie Guillem, I don’t want to think about my last show - I just want to live it:  Sarah Crompton, Guardian


Interview - David McAllister, Australian Ballet, My favourite Sydney:  Nicole Elphick, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature - The rise and rise of Misty Copeland:  Ruth La Ferla, NY Times



2015 in review:


List - The top 5 dance events of 2015 in Toronto:  Martha Schabas, Toronto Globe and Mail


Feature - The Best Dance of 2015 in Chicago:  Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

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