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Links - Sunday 27 November, 2016



Nutcracker Corner…


Reviews - Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, Birmingham:  

Justine Halifax, Birmingham Mail

Nicole Evans, The Reviews Hub


Reviews - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:

Jeffrey Taylor, Express

Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Feature - Queen of Denmark designs Nutcracker costumes for Tivoli Ballet:  Nikita, Royal Central


Review - Maine State Ballet, The Nutcracker, Portland:  Steve Feeney, Portland Press Herald




And the rest…


Review - La Scala Ballet, Swan Lake, Paris:  Jade Larine, Fjord Review


Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wellington:  Donna Banicevich Gera, NZ Theatreview


Reviews - New York:  Leigh Witchel, Danceview Times

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, Sankirtanam, Panchtaal Pallavi, Lalita Lavanga, Aali, Sridevi

Liz Gerring Dance Company, (T)here to (T)here


Feature - Katrin Gunnarsdottir:  Parker Yamaski, Grapevine


Book Review - Simon Morrison, Bolshoi Confidential:  Mark Monahan, Irish Independent


Preview - Australian Dance Party, Nervous, Canberra:  Michelle Potter, Sydney Morning Herald


Feature - How 2 Cuban dancers found their way to Kansas City:  Allison Long & David Frese, Kansas City Star

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Links - Monday 28 November, 2016



Nutcracker Corner…


Reviews - The Nutcracker:  Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

New York City Ballet, New York

Cincinnati Ballet, Washington


Gallery - Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, Birmingham:  Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Reviews - Houston Ballet, The Nutcracker, Houston:  

Margaret Downing, Houston Press

Theodore Bale, Houston Culturemap

Gary Laird, Broadway World



There are other productions…


Feature - Michelle Dorrance:  Joan Acocella, New Yorker


Review - Jonak Bokaer & Daniel Arsham, RECESS, Why Patterns, Rules of the Game, New York:  Leigh Witchel, Danceview Times


Review - Lucinda Childs, Paris Retrospective, Paris:  Patricia Boccadoro, Culture Kiosque


Reviews - Hetain Patel, American Man, London:  

Luke Jennings, Observer

Sara Veale, DanceTabs


Review Raymond Hoghe, La Valse, Paris:  Laura Cappelle, FT


Feature - Ashley Tuttle, Classics reveal our essential humanity:  Sharon Kilarski, Epoch Times


Interview - Carmen de Lavallade:  Sash Anawalt,  LA Review of Books


Preview - Evanston Dance Ensemble, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Evanston:  Emily Spectre, JWC Daily

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Links – Tuesday November 29, 2016


Profile - Sir Peter Wright at 90: Debra Craine, The Times


Reviews - Michael Kegan-DolanSwan Lake / Loch no hEala, London: 

Clement Crisp, Financial Times *****

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian *****

Jenny Gilbert, The Arts Desk

Christopher Curtis, Bachtrack *****

Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide

Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard *****

Photos - Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review - National Ballet of CanadaOnegin, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star ****


Review - Royal New Zealand BalletA Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scarlett), Wellington: Michelle Potter, …on dancing


Review - Russell Maliphant CompanyConceal/Reveal, Tisbury: Ismene Brown, The Arts Desk


Review - RambertTomorrowFramesGhost Dances, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, The Scotsman ****


Review - Brooklyn Touring Outfit (Pepper Fajans & David Vaughan)Co. Venture, NY: Leigh Witchel, Danceviewtimes


Feature - Julie Kent, in defence of patience: Pointe Magazine


Feature - Olafur Eliasson on designing Wayne McGregor’s Tree of Codes: Nadja Sayej, i-D


Review - Hetain PatelAmerican Man, London: Josephine Leask, Londondance


News - Drug abuse by dancers: Sally Ugward & Jon Ungoed-Thomas, Sunday Times


Review - Neon DanceEmpathy, Reading: Liz Allum, British Theatre Guide


News - Australian Ballet to stage Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 2017: Broadway World Melbourne





Review - New York City BalletThe Nutcracker, NY: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack ***


Review - The Royal BalletThe Nutcracker, London: G.J. Dowler, ClassicalSource ****


Reviews - Birmingham Royal BalletThe Nutcracker, Birmingham: 

Zoë Anderson, The Independent ****

Pat Ashworth, The Stage *****


Review - English National BalletThe Nutcracker, Milton Keynes: Naomi Cockshutt, British Theatre Guide




Flamingos in dance-off to find their mates: Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times

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Links – Wednesday November 30, 2016


Obituary - Rona Hart, dancer, teacher: Maggie Strutt, The Guardian


Review - National Ballet of ChinaThe Peony Pavilion, London: 

Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Photos - Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Review - Matthew Bourne/New AdventuresThe Red Shoes, Manchester: Rhiannon McDowall, Manchester Evening News


Review - Birmingham Royal BalletThe Nutcracker, Birmingham: David Mead, SeeingDance


Feature - Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Watch, Paris 2015: Cynthia Zarin, New Yorker


Preview - Christopher Wheeldon’s Nutcracker for Joffrey Ballet: Barney Sherman, Iowa Public Radio


News - David Hallberg’s return to the stage: Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine


Feature - Benjamin Millepied’s return to LA: Maxwell Williams, Hollywood Reporter


Review - Ballet CymruRevolting Rhymes, London: Anna Winter, The Stage ****


Review - Michael Kegan-DolanSwan Lake / Loch no hEala, London: Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance


Reviews - Sydney Dance CompanyNew Breed, Sydney:

Clive Paget, Limelight ****

Ben Neutze, Daily Review ***


Review - Pigeonwing Dance / Joffrey EnsembleTessellationsBewilderness, NY: Rose Marija, Broadway World


Feature - Brooklyn Ballet’s NutcrackerBrooklyn Reader


Feature - Nutcracker survival tips (for dancers): Natalia Boesch, Pointe Magazine

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Links – Thursday December 1, 2016


Obituary - Nancy Meehan, choreographer: Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times


Review - Paris Opera Ballet, Jiří Kylián programme, Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Reviews - National Ballet of ChinaThe Peony Pavilion, London: 

Clement Crisp, Financial Times *****

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph ****

Siobhan Murphy, Londondance

Debra Craine, The Times ***

Anna Winter, The Stage

Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance


Review - Lucinda Childs Dance Company, NY: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - English National BalletThe Nutcracker, Liverpool: David Sedgwick, British Theatre Guide


Feature - Why we all need The Nutcracker: Jennifer Fisher, Los Angeles Times


Review - Michael Kegan-DolanSwan Lake / Loch no hEala, London: Debra Craine, The Times


Review - Dorrance DanceThe Blues Project, NY: Robert Gottlieb, Observer


Review - Sydney Dance CompanyNew Breed, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Brisbane Times


Feature - Vanessa Zahorian’s 20 years with San Francisco Ballet: Claudia Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle


Q&A - Ethan Stiefel on his space age project for Washington Ballet: Andrea Marks, Washingtonian


Feature - Sergei Polunin, his life, and the film Dancer: Ashley Ropati, Stuff


News - Paris OpéraNYCB & Bolshoi to collaborate in Jewels: Michael Cooper, New York Times


News - Ailey’s Young New York program: Broadway World


Feature - Ailey’s I Wanna Be Ready: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Interview - Diana Le Quesne, dancer, teacher: Londondance

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Links – Friday December 2, 2016


Review - National Ballet of ChinaThe Peony Pavilion, London: Zoë Anderson, The Independent ***


Interview - Matthew Bourne: Sally Williams, The Telegraph


Feature - Ashley Shaw & Cordelia Braithwaite, dancing Vicky Page in Matthew Bourne’s Red Shoes: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard


Review - Sydney Dance CompanyNew Breed, Sydney: Debora Jones, FollowSpot


Feature - Can a Frenchman run the Stanislavsky Ballet?: Ismene Brown blog / Tatiana Kuznetsova, Kommersant


Feature - Lauren Lovette, NYCB principal, now choreographer: CNN Style


Feature - The Telstra Ballet Dancer Award: Elizabeth Fortescue, Daily Telegraph (Australia)


Feature - Might Pavel Dimitrichenko rejoin the Bolshoi?: Ismene Brown blog / RIQ Novosti


Review - Pilobolus Dance Theater, program A, NY: Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene


Feature - ABT’s Summer Intensive: Catherine Yang, Epoch Times


Review - Matthew DayAssemblage #1, Melbourne: Gracia Haby, Fjord Review


Feature - Deborah Jowitt, a tribute: Wendy Perron blog


Preview - L.A. Dance ProjectHomecoming (Millepied): Hannah Goldfield, New York Times


Preview - Scottish BalletHansel & Gretel: Kelly Apter, The List


Feature - Lil Buck in new Nowness dance video: Madeline Schrock, Dance Magazine


Feature - Fashion’s love affair with ballet: Rachael Allen, Footwear News





Review - The Royal BalletThe Nutcracker, Neil Norman, Daily Express


Review - Boston BalletThe Nutcracker, Boston: Marcia B. Siegel, The Arts Fuse


Feature - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s locally inspired Nutcracker: Sara Bauknecht, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Preview - Joffrey BalletThe Nutcracker (Wheeldon): Zach Berg, Iowa City Press-Citizen


Review - Imperial Russian Ballet CompanyThe Nutcracker, Auckland: Dione Joseph, New Zealand Herald


Preview - Company XIVNutcracker Rouge (adults only!), NY: Broadway World

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Links – Saturday December 3, 2016


Review - Boston BalletLe Corsaire, Boston: Merli V. Guerra, Fjord Review


Reviews - National Ballet of ChinaThe Peony Pavilion, London: 

Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs ***

Graham Watts, Bachtrack ****


Review - The Erik Bruhn Prize 2016, Toronto: Denise Sum, Danceviewtimes


Feature - Christopher Wheeldon and his new Nutcracker for Joffrey Ballet: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times


Feature - Australian Ballet, old works or new?: Stephanie Convery, The Guardian


Review - Ballet ZurichPetruschka (Goerke), Le Sacre du Printemps (Clug), Zurich: David Mead, SeeingDance


Audio feature - Lucinda Childs: Marina Harss & Richard Hake, WNYC News


Feature - Trouble at the Royal New Zealand Ballet: Clare Szinanyi, Radio NZ


Feature - Tony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, Boston: Michael Levin, Huffington Post


Preview - Bolshoi BalletThe Nutcracker cinema relay: Clive Morgan, The Telegraph


News - National Ballet of Canada to stage Pinocchio (Tuckett): Natan Richards, BlouinArtInfo

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