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Links – Sunday December 18, 2016


Reviews - Matthew Bourne/New AdventuresThe Red Shoes, London: 

Jann Parry, DanceTabs ***

Luke Jennings, The Observer ****

David Dougill, Sunday Times

Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express ****


Photo gallery - The Royal BalletThe Sleeping Beauty: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Spotlight - Akane Takada, Royal Ballet principal dancer: Laura Silverman, Mail on Sunday


Review - Sarasota BalletJewels, Sarasota: Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald


Feature - Strictly Come Dancing, the final: Jasper Rees, The Arts Desk




Reviews - Mark Morris Dance GroupThe Hard Nut, NY: 

Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs ****

Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat


Reviews - English National BalletThe Nutcracker, London: 

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Aliya Al-Hassan, Broadway World


Review - Central Florida BalletThe Nutcracker, Orlando: Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel


Today in 1892 saw the premiere of The Nutcracker in St Petersburg

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Links – Monday December 19, 2016


Review - Taylor 2TracerAureoleJunction3 Epitaphs, NY: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - Natalia OsipovaRun Mary RunQutbSilent Echo, NY: Marianne Adams, Danceviewtimes


Review - Alberta BalletThe Nutcracker, Calgary: Stephan Bonfield, Montreal Gazette


Review - Oakland BalletThe Nutcracker, Oakland: Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle


Feature - Choreographer Mandy Moore on staging the opening number of La La Land: Kevin Fallon, The Daily Beast


Review - Muse MotionDiviNation, Hong Kong: Natasha Rogal, South China Morning Post


Photo feature - Cuba’s carnival dancers: Salvatore di Gregorio, The Guardian

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Links – Tuesday 20 December, 2016


Reviews – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Red Shoes, London:

Gerald DowlerClassical Source

Margaret Willis, Bachtrack

Anna Winter, Exeunt


Feature – Ethan Stiefel & a first commission for Washington Ballet: Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post


Feature – Toronto’s best of 2016: Martha SchabasGlobe and Mail


Review – Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, Citizen, New York: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack


Feature – Learning to love The Nutcracker”: Sandra Martin, Globe and Mail


Feature – West Australian Ballet at 65: Raphael Morris, Arts Hub


Feature – Original Skin, Nudity in Dance stages a comeback: Sharon VerghisThe Australian


News – Royal Ballet of Flanders to stage Café MüllerLisa Bradshaw, Flanders Today

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Links – Wednesday 21 December, 2016


TV Reviews – Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot:

Marina VaizeyArts Desk

Jasper Rees, Telegraph

Sam Wollaston, Guardian

Andrew BillenThe Times


Feature – The Trocks balance camp and skill: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


TV News – New York City Ballet, February 2017: Michael Cooper, NY Times


Review – Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Group, Citizen, New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, London: Duska Radosavljevic, Exeunt


Film Review – Reset, a Benjamin Millepied Documentary: Isabelle Milton, The Upcoming



From today’s global bag of Nuts:


Review – Oakland Ballet Company, The Nutcracker (Lustig), Oakland: Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs


Feature – Behind the scenes at ENB’s NutcrackerRachel Moss, Huffington Post


News – Nutcracker in Cairo: Staff, Ahram Online


News – Providence, R.I., Stolen Nutcracker costumes returned: Karen Lee ZinerProvidence Journal


News – The San Jose NutcrackerLeba Hertz, SF Chronicle

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Links – Thursday 22 December, 2016


Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Red Shoes, London: Graham Watts, Londondance


Reviews – Sarasota Ballet, Jewels, Sarasota:

Carrie SeidmanHerald-Tribune

Anna Dearing, YourObserver.com


Tour Review – An American in Paris (Wheeldon): Tampa: Carrie Seidman, Herald-Tribune


Review – Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, London: Erin WhitcroftIndependent


Preview – Noche Flamenca, La Ronde, Creación, Antigona: New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Keith Hennessy & Jassem Hindi, “future friend/ships”, San Francisco: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


News – Ballerinas storm the streets of Cairo: Staff, BBC News


Feature – Irina Kolesnikova/St Petersburg  Ballet Theatre Company in New Zealand: Sarah Catherall, Dominion Post


Preview – Martin del Amo/FORM Dance Projects, Champions, Sydney: Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald



Today’s Nuts:


Review – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times


Tour Review – Australian Ballet, Storytime Ballet - The Nutcracker, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Brisbane Times


Report – Joffrey Ballet celebrates Wheeldon Nutcracker Opening: Candace Jordan, Chicago Tribune


News – Colorado Ballet is Goldstar National Nutcracker Award winner!: AP, Washington Post


Including some choice varieties:


Preview – Shumka Dancers, Citie Ballet & Others, Clara’s Dream: Edmonton’s Ukrainian Nutcracker: Salena Kitteringham, Edmonton Journal


Tour Preview – Jennifer Weber/DecadancetheatreThe Hip Hop Nutcracker, Richardson, TX: Mark Lowry, Star-Telegram

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Links – Friday 23 December, 2016


Reviews – Royal Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty (2006 Revival), London:

Debra CraineThe Times

Neil Norman, The Stage

Mark PullingerBachtrack

Lyndsey WinshipEvening Standard


Preview – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, The Red Shoes: Roslyn SulcasNY Times


Review – The Trocks in New York: Leigh Witchel, Danceviewtimes


Review – Northern Ballet, Beauty and the Beast, Leeds: Charles  HutchinsonThe Press


Review – Danza Contemporánea de CubaMambo 3XXXI, El Cristal, Reversible, Monaco: Financial Times


Documentary Review – Reset, POB & Benjamin Millepied: Peter Bradshaw, Guardian


Feature – Twins reunited in American in Paris tour cast: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald


Feature – Best of 2016 in Chicago: Hedy Weiss, Sun-Times


Feature – Alicia Alonso at 96: Staff, Economic Times


Exhibition – Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern, London: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Today’s Nuts:


Review – New York City Ballet & Gelsey Kirkland Academy productions, New York: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer


Slide Show – NYCB and SAB, Nutcracker for the holidays: NY Times


News – PNB’s Nutcracker raises concerns over ethnic stereotyping: Lili Tan King, NWCN News



And some ‘specials’ to celebrate the Forum’s 5th birthday today:


1 – New York City Ballet dancers share their skincare routines!: Marissa DeSantis, TeenVogue


2 – Self-discovery at The Nutcracker: Julie BurchillNew Statesman

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Links - Saturday 24 December, 2016



Review - Bavarian State Ballet, Spartacus, Munich:  Gerald Dowler, FT


Review - Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Giselle Act 2, Paquita, Raymonda, Dying Swan, Napoli, New York:  Apollinaire Scherr, FT


Feature - Irina Kolesnikova:  Sarah Catherall, Dominion Post


Feature - Review of best dance in 2016, Boston, Cambridge, Salem:  Staff, Arts Fuse


Feature - Dance in Montreal in 2016:  Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Review - Avant Chamber Ballet, A Ballet Christmas Carol, Dallas:  Cheryl Callon, Theater Jones


Film Review - Ballerina:  Nigel Andrews, FT


News - Sarasota Ballet releases Managing Director:  Nick Friedman, Your Observer



Nuts Galore…


Review - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Review - Australian Ballet, Storytime Ballet:  The Nutcracker, Sydney:  Jill Sykes, Brisbane Times


Review - Hong Kong Ballet, The Nutcracker, Hong Kong:  Joy Wang XY, Seeing Dance


Review - American Repertory Ballet, The Nutcracker, New Brunswick:  Patrick Kennedy, Broadway World


Review - Birmingham Ballet & dogs, The Mutt-cracker, Birmingham:  Tabard, Stage

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