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Links – Sunday 3 December, 2017


Reviews – Royal Ballet, Sylvia (Various Casts) London:

David Dougill, Sunday Times (+ Ivan Putrov, Men in Motion)

Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express


Review – Teac Damsa, Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, London: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Review – Vincent Dance Theatre, Shut Down, London: Luke Jennings, The Observer


Feature – Royal Ballet’s Yasmine Naghdi, Francesca Hayward, Melissa Hamilton: Emma Byrne, Spectator


Feature – Scottish Ballet's Barnaby Rook Bishop & Sophie Martin: Barry Didcock, Sunday Heraldh


Feature – Australian Ballet’s Sharni Spencer, Valerie Tereshchenko,  Isobelle Dashwood: Laura House, Daily Mail Australia


News – Dancer exodus puts spotlight on Royal New Zealand Ballet boss: Kelvin Texeira & Dani Macdonald, Dominion Post


Review – Sarasota Ballet, ‘Metropolitan’ Triple Bill, Sarasota: Carrie Seidman, Herald-Tribune


Review – Liz Gerring Dance Company, Horizon, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Feature – The Rhythm of Colombia’s Salsa Capital: Monica Castillo & Rose Marie Cromwell, NY Times


Review – Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Reiner, TesseractLos Angeles: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Review – Sydney Dance Company, ‘New Breed’ Mixed Bill, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


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Links – Monday December 4, 2017


Reviews - Joffrey Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wheeldon), Chicago:

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Review - Royal Danish Ballet, The Nutcracker, Copenhagen: Eva Kistrup, Danceviewtimes


Photo gallery - The Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review - Australian Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Sydney: Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review


Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, Birmingham: David Mead, SeeingDance


Reviews - Teaċ Daṁsa, Swan Lake, London:

David Mead, SeeingDance

John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard International


Feature - Carmen de Lavallade: Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post


Feature - Dance on film, and Valérie Müller & Angelin Preljocaj’s Polina: Rachel Stone, Fjord Review


Review - Charles Atlas, Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener, Tesseract, LA: Victoria Looseleaf, Fjord Review


Feature - Li Cunxin on returning to the stage for The Nutcracker: Natasha Patch, Broadsheet Brisbane


Review - Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Formosa, Taipei: David Mead, SeeingDance


Feture - Sophie Martin & Barnaby Rook Bishop of Scottish Ballet talk clothes and costumes: Barry Didcock, Herald Scotland


Preview - Takao Kawaguchi, About Kazuo Ohno: Reliving the Butoh Diva's Masterpieces, Saitama, Japan: Kris Kosaka, Japan Times


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Links – Tuesday December 5, 2017


Review - The Royal Ballet, Sylvia, London: Zoë Anderson, The Independent


Reviews - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 2017 season, NY:

Alastair Macaulay, New York Times

Tracy Hopkins, Broadway World


Interview - Sergei Polunin: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review - Nederlands Dans Theater, mixed bill, Berlin: Katja Vaghi, Bachtrack


Review - Keely Garfield, Perfect Piranha, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - Bolshoi Ballet, The Nutcracker, in cinemas: Charlotte Kasner, SeeingDance


Review - Ballet West, The Nutcracker, Salt Lake City: Heather Hayes, Deseret News


Review - Washington Ballet, The Nutcracker, Washington: Alexander C. Kafka, DC Theatre Scene


News features - Upheaval at RNZB:

Deborah Jones, FollowSpot

Corazon Miller & Kelly Dennett, New Zealand Herald


Profile - Kaidi Wu of Shen Yun Performing Arts: Annie Wu, Epoch Times


Review - Malpaso Dance Company, mixed bill, LA: Jane Rosenberg, Seen and Heard International


Review - Liz Lea & Katie Senior, That extra ’some, Canberra: Michelle Potter, … on dancing


News - Guggenheim’s Works and Process 2018 season: Joshua Barone, New York Times




My childhood Christmas, by Carlos Acosta amongst others: Chris Wiegand, The Guardian


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Links – Wednesday December 6, 2017


Preview - Suzanne Farrell Ballet, farewell performances, Washington: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs


Review - Wendy Whelan & Brian Brooks, Some of a Thousand Words, First Fall, SF: Jaime Robles, Bachtrack


Preview - Wayne McGregor’s Tree of Codes in Sydney: Jane Albert, Broadsheet


Preview - Twyla Tharp, Minimalism and Me: Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune


Review - Australian Ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


Photos - Australian Ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Francesca Wallace & Daniel Boud, Vogue Australia


Review - Sydney Dance Company, New Breed, Sydney: Deborah Jones, FollowSpot


Exhibition - Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin, Brisbane: Cushla Chauhan, Vogue Australia


Review - Mimi Garrard and Dancers, Lines, Untranslatable, A Single Hound, NY: Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene


Feature - Orlando Ballet’s plans for the future: Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel


Feature - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s winter series of Crystal Pite’s work: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Review - Helanius Wilkins, Triggered, Washington: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes



Nutcracker corner:


Reviews - The Royal Ballet, London:

Laura Freeman, Evening Standard

Mark Ronan, blog (cinema relay)


Review - Boston Ballet, Boston: Jenifer Sarver, Bachtrack


Review - Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, Boston: Iris Fanger, MetroWest Daily News  


Feature - Isabel and Ruben Toledo redesigning The Nutcracker for Miami City Ballet: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Review - Syracuse City Ballet, The Nutcracker, Syracuse: Natasha Ashley, Broadway World


Preview - Salt Creek Ballet, Skokie: Annie Alleman, Chicago Tribune


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Links – Thursday December 7, 2017


Reviews - The Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Debra Craine, The Times

Jenny Gilbert, The Arts Desk

Neil Norman, The Stage

Rachel Ward, The Telegraph

G.J. Dowler, Classical Source

Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International


Feature - The Best Dance of 2017 (US): Alastair Macaulay, Gia Kourlas, Brian Seibert, Siobhan Burke, New York Times


Feature - Princely Duties at The Nutcracker: Marina Harss, New Yorker


Reviews - Australian Ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Sydney:

Michelle Potter, … on dancing

Michael Bailey, Financial Review


Feature - Johan Kobborg, Don Quixote in St Petersburg, and choreographing The White Crow: Galina Stolyarova, Moscow Times


Video feature - Chilling Out with Trisha Brown: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Interview - Thomas Lund & Charlotte Falkentoft, The Royal Danish Ballet School: Eva Kistrup, Danceviewtimes


Feature - ABT’s Studio Company looks to the future: Amy Brandt, Playbill


Preview - Alberta Ballet, The Nutcracker, touring: Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal


Feature - Smuin Ballet’s The Christmas Ballet: San Francisco Bay Times


Feature - Isabel and Ruben Toledo on redesigning The Nutcracker for Miami City Ballet: Leilah Bernstein, Los Angeles Magazine


Feature - Nutcrackers galore in Tucson: Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly


Feature - Sarasota Ballet goes back to NY in 2018: Thomas Becnel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Review - LiveVibe, Samples & Interpolations, London: Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs


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Links – Friday December 8, 2017


Review - New York City Ballet, The Nutcracker, NY: Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes


Reviews - The Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:

Zoë Anderson, The Independent

Sam Smith, Londonist


Reviews - Project Polunin, Satori, London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Neil Norman, The Stage

Zoë Anderson, The Independent

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph
Debra Craine, The Times
Laura Freeman, Evening Standard

Gary Naylor, Broadway World

Teresa Guerreiro, CultureWhisper


Review - Keely Garfield, Perfect Piranha, NY: Leigh Witchell, dancelog.nyc


Feature - Suzanne Farrell Ballet disbanding: Marina Harss, Dance Magazine


Reviews - Australian Ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Sydney:

Jack Teiwes, Australian Stage

Jade Kops, Broadway World


Review - Ballet Hispanico, Bury Me Standing, Espiritu Vivo, Con Brazos Abiertos, NY: Caryn Cooper, Broadway World


Film review - Stéphanie di Giusto, The Dancer (Loïe Fuller biopic): Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times


Review - BalletX, Beautiful Decay, Philadelphia: Nicole DelRossi, Broadway World


Feature - Anita Paciotti rehearsing San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker in her 50th season: Claudia Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle


Review - Introdans, So You Think You Can Stoelendans, Amsterdam: Isabella Zip, Bachtrack


News - Resolution Festival 2018 at The Place, London: Londondance


News - This week in NYC: Brian Schaefer, New York Times


Feature - Two versions of The Nutcracker: Sharon Kilarski, Epoch Times


Feature - Santa Clara Ballet’s 44th Nutcracker, behind the scenes: Diane Andrews, Santa Clara Weekly


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Links - Saturday 09 December 2017



Reviews - Project Polunin, Satori, London: 

David Jays, Guardian

Rachel Nouchi, London Dance

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Review - Nederlands Dans Theater, In the Event, Shutters Shut, Woke Up Blind, Safe As Houses, Hong Kong:  Kevin Ng, HK Economic Journal


Reviews - Northern Ballet, The Little Mermaid, Leeds:

Holly Spanner, Reviews Hub

Sarah Freeman, Yorkshire Post

Paul Szabo, The Gay UK


Reviews - Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Forever Balanchine Farewell, Washington: 

Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post

Carolyn Kelemen, DC Metro Theater Arts

Alexander C Kafka, DC Theatre Scene


Nutcracker Corner:


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


Reviews - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London: 

Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Graham Watts, Bachtrack


Review - American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker, Costa Mesa:  Paul Hodgins, Press Telegram


Featurette - Laura Day of BRB on dancing Clara in The Nutcracker:  Staff, Redditch Standard


Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Nutcracker, Seattle:  Morgan McMurray, kcts9


Review - Brooklyn Ballet, The Brooklyn Nutcracker, New York:  Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Preview - Southern California Ballet, The Nutcracker, San Diego:  Emily Sorenson, San Digeo Union Tribune


Preview - Northern California Ballet, The Nutcracker, Paradise:  Verda Mackay, ChicoER


Featurette - What is the right age to introduce a child to The Nutcracker?:  Ellen Fagg Weist, Salt Lake Tribune


Feature - Candace Bouchard, Oregon Ballet Theatre, retires after Nutcracker:  Heather Wisner, Oregon Arts Watch


News - Quakes and Tremors at RNZB:  Deborah Jones, Follow Spot


Review - Vincent Dance Theatre, Shut Down, London:  Rachel Elderkin, Fjord Review


Review - Ballet X, Beautiful Decay, Philadelphia:  Merilyn Jackson, Fjord Review


Feature - The Year in Dance:  New York:  Elizabeth Zimmer, Village Voice


News - New York City Ballet season in Saratoga cut to one week:  Wendy Liberatore, Albany Times Union


Feature - Performers on learning their parts - including Sarah Lamb:  David Jays, Guardian


News - More Nureyev the Ballet performances scheduled for May 2018:  Staff, TASS


Review - Hagley Dance Company, VEINS, Christchurch:  Dr Ian Lochhead, NZ Theatreview

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