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Links – Sunday 4 December, 2016


Feature – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Red Shoes: David Jays, Sunday Times


Review – National Ballet of China, The Peony Pavilion, London: 

David DougillSunday Times

Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express

Amelia ForsbrookExeunt


Reviews – Michael Keegan-Dolan/Teac DamsaSwan Lake/Loch na hEala, London:

Luke Jennings, Observer

David DougillSunday Times


Review – Australian Ballet, CoppeliaSydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


Reviews – Lucinda Childs Dance, Lucinda Childs: A Portrait, New York: 

Marina HarssDanceTabs

Deborah JowittArts Journal/DanceBeat


Feature – Best dance of 2016: Luke Jennings, Observer


Review – Impermanence Dance Theatre, SexboxLondon: Luke Jennings, Observer


Feature – Sergei PoluninDancer and more: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Review – Botis Seva, Women of Sun, London: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Review – Pam TanowitzOnce with me, Once without me, Miami: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald


Review – Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Voices – Young Choreographers Program, Sarasota: Carrie SeidmanHerald-Tribune


Review – Chicago Dance Crash, And now for the Dancing Pants, Chicago: Laura MolzahnChicago Tribune


Today’s Nuts:


Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Nutcracker (Balanchine), Seattle: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times


Review – Washington Ballet, The Nutcracker (Webre), DC: Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post

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Links – Monday 5 December, 2016


Review – Zurich Ballet/Philharmonia/Soloists & Chorus, Verdi “Requiem”, Zurich: John Rhodes, Seen and Heard


Reviews – Australian Ballet, CoppeliaSydney: 

Valerie Lawson, Dancelines

Deborah Jones, FollowSpot


Review – Macedonian Ballet, Cleopatra … in rehearsal, Skopje: Margaret Willis, DanceTabs


News – Joffrey Ballet to take Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet to New York: Joshua Barone, NY Times


Review – St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, Swan Lake (Kolesnikova), Macau: Natasha Rogai, SCMP


Reviews – ZviDanceOn the Road; Caleb Teicher, Meet Ella; Dylan Crossman, [insert Title], New York:

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Deborah JowittArts Journal/DanceBeat


Short Video – Alvin Ailey dancers in rehearsal: NY Times


Tour Reviews – Nederlands Dans Theater:

Sehnsucht, In the Event, Stop-Motion, Montreal: Robert Everett-Green, Globe and Mail

Safe as Houses, The Statement, Stop-Motion, Woke Up Blind, New York: Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene


Reviews – Measina Festival: Aumaga, Shel We? Etc, Wellington:

Ann Hunt, Dominion Post

Chris JannidesTheatreview


Review – Ate9 dANCE company, The Niners Mixed Bill, LA: Jeff Slayton, SeeDance


News – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui wins Harvard Leadership Prize: Lisa Bradshaw, Flanders Today


Feature – Learning ballet one step at a time: Bill Lynch, Charleston Gazette-Mail

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Links – Tuesday 6 December, 2016


Review – Lyon Opera Ballet, Trois Grandes Fugues, Créteil: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Review – Zurich Ballet & Philharmonia/Soloists & Chorus, Verdi “Requiem”, Zurich: Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack


Previews – L.A. Dance Project/Benjamin MillepiedQuad Bill, Los Angeles: 

Sandra Barrera, Press-Telegram

Laura SchrefflerHaute Living


Reviews – Lucinda Childs Dance Company, Lucinda Childs: A Portrait, New York: 

Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes

Robert GreskovicWall St Journal


Streaming Review – Australian Ballet, Cinderella (Ratmansky): Anna Winter, Exeunt


Review – Company of Elders, Fragments, Not Forgotten, Echoes, Glory Days, London: Philippa Newis, Bachtrack


Preview – Smuin Ballet, The Christmas Ballet, Bay Area: Leslie Katz, SF Examiner


Short Profile – Akane Takada, Royal Ballet Principal: James Tarmy, Bloomberg


Review – Ballet West, The Nutcracker (Sklute), Salt Lake City: Kathy Adams, Salt Lake Tribune


Review – Hexagon Dance Collective, Hexagon, Excerpt 1, ProxemicsLos Angeles: Jeff Slayton, SeeDance


Review – Same Planet Performance Project, Honey, Chicago: Laura MolzahnChicago Tribune


Review – Tentacle Tribe, Fractals of You, Montreal: Mark Mann, Dance Current



… and something your Links team often muse about: Alice Saville, Exeunt

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Links – Wednesday 7 December, 2016


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Jiří Kylián Trple Bill, paris: Jade Larine, Fjord Review


Review – National Ballet of China, The Peony Pavilion, London: Gerald Dowler, Classical Source


Interview – Angelo Greco of San Francisco Ballet, 2016 Bruhn Prizewinner: Penelope Ford, Fjord Review


Review – Company of Elders, Fragments, Not Forgotten; Echoes, Glory Days, London: Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs


Preview – Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Icons – Graham, Cunningham, Taylor, New York: Joshua Barone, NY Times


Preview – GeraldCaselDanceTriple Bill, San Francisco: Leba Hertz, SF Chronicle


Film – Northwest Tap Connection, Hell You Talmbout: Corinne Chin, Seattle Times


Report – Mark Morris, Sounds of India, New York: Ryan WentzelBrooklyn Rail


Review – Faye Driscoll, Thank You for Coming: Play, New York: Ivan TalijancicBrooklyn Rail



Some big global Nuts:


Feature – Chris Wheeldon, creating a Nutcracker  For Joffrey Ballet: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Feature – Princely duties at The Nutcracker: Marina HarssNew Yorker


Tour preview – Australian Ballet, The Nutcracker (Storytime production): Myke Bartlett, The Weekly Review



And for the couple who have everything – Hire dancers for your Anniversary: Theresa Avila, New York Magazine

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Links – Thursday 8 December, 2016


Best of 2016:

New York: Alastair Macaulay, Gia Kourlas, Siobhan Burke, Brian Seibert, NY Times

Chicago: Laura MolzahnChicago Tribune


Preview – Sarasota Ballet, Jewels (Company premiere), Sarasota: Nick Friedman, Your Observer


Reviews – Eifman Ballet, Up and Down, London: 

Louise LeveneFinancial Times

Lyndsey WinshipEvening Standard

Neil Norman, The Stage

Vera LiberBTG

Gallery - Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review – Lucinda Childs Dance Company, Lucinda Childs: A Portrait, New York: Apollinaire ScherrFinancial Times


Feature – David Hallberg ready to dance again: Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald


Preview – The Trocks, soon in New York: Brian Schaefer, NY TImes


Review – National Ballet of China, The Peony Pavilion, London: Rachel Elderkin, Fjord Review


Feature – On the inside at American Ballet Theatre’s Holiday Gala: Ellen Olivier, LA Times


News – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures in 2017: Robin Johnson, Official London Theatre


Feature – Reggie Wilson/Yeman Brown, Citizen: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Diary – Next week in New York: Brian Schaefer, NY Times


Review – Sydney Dance Company, PPY16 – Revealed, Sydney: Jill Sykes, The Age


Preview – Atamira Dance Company, Pango/Black, Wellington: Sarah Catherall, Dominion Post



And, ever mindful of the major questions of the day, there is this: May to explain Brexit with interpretative dance: The Daily Mash

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Links - Friday 09 December, 2016



Review - New York City Ballet, The Nutcracker, New York:  Mary Cargill, Danceview Times


Review - Royal Danish Ballet, Alice, Copenhagen:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times


Reviews - Eifman Ballet, Up and Down, London:  

Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance

Margaret Willis, Bachtrack

Gerard Davis, Dancing Review


Review - Akram Khan, Toro, Paris:  Patricia Boccadoro, Culture Kiosque


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Walking Mad, Night Creature, After the Rain, Revelations, New York:  Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal


Feature - David Hallberg:  Deborah Jones, Follow Spot


Review - Protein Dance, May Contain Food, London:  Josephine Leask, London Dance


Review - Gibney Dance Company, Folding In, New York:  Erica Getto, Fjord Review


Review - Quang Kien Van, Lunar Shadows, London:  Ka Bradley, London Dance


Review - Jade Dance Theatre, Crescent Spring, Taiwan:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Featurette - Atlanta Ballet under new AD Gennadi Nedvigin:  Cynthia Bond Perry, Atlanta Magazine


Review - Juilliard Students, New Dances: Edition 2016, New York:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review - Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Precious Metal, Night Wandering, Dublin:  Clara Mallon, Reviews Hub


Review - Yuri Ng, Boy Story, Taiwan:  David Mead, Seeing Dance


Review - Sau E Siva Company, Lalalei, Auckland:  Dione Joseph, NZ Theatreview


Review - Mystical Feet Company, The Mar Vista, New York:  Joel Benjamin, Theater Scene


Reviews - Drew McOnie, Strictly Ballroom, Leeds:

Lyn Gardner, Guardian

Dawn Smallwood, Reviews Hub

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Links - Saturday 10 December, 2016



Obituary - Mika Kurosawa, choreographer and dancer:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times



Preview Feature - Mark Morris Dance Group, The Hard Nut, New York:  Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review - Paris Opera Ballet, Mozartiana, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, tribute film to Violette Verdy, Paris:  Kevin Ng, HK Economic Journal


Feature - How Benjamin Millepied & Rufus Wainwright came to collaborate on LA Dance Project programme:  Tim Greiving, LA Times


Photo Feature - Backstage at Scottish Ballet’s Hansel & Gretel:  Laura Piper, STV


News - Rambert strikes up partnership with Dutch National Ballet:  Georgia Snow, Stage


News - The best (theatre and) dance shows this week (scroll down for dance):  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Feature - How the Nutcracker went from failure to beloved holiday tradition:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Video Feature - The hidden hero in The Nutcracker - the bed boy (Pacific Northwest Ballet):  Diane Lewis, King5


News - Genee 2016 finalists:  Valerie Lawson, Dance Lines


Feature - Sarasota Ballet: artistry on the stage, musical chairs in the office:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune


Preview - Sarasota Ballet, Jewels, Sarasota:  Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald


Review - Juilliard Students, New Dances: Edition 2016, New York:  Mary Cargill, Danceview Times


Review - Singapore Dance Theatre, The Nutcracker, Singapore:  Tan Li Min, Straits Times


Feature - Montreal’s Nutcracker staged in Finland:  Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Book Review - M Virginia Wilmerding & Donna H Krasnow, Dance Wellness:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

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