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Links - Sunday 10 December, 2017



Review - Australian Ballet, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Sydney:  Valerie Lawson, DanceLines


Review - Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Forever Balanchine Farewell, Washington:  George Jackson, Danceview Times


Review - Project Polunin, Satori, London:  Luke Jennings, Observer


Feature - Best Dance of 2017:  Luke Jennings, Observer


Nutcracker Corner:

Reviews - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London: 

David Dougill, Times

Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle


Preview - Scottish Ballet, The Nutcracker, Edinburgh:  Mary Brennan, Herald Scotland


Preview - Sarasota Ballet, The Nutcracker, Sarasota:  Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune


Review - Miami City Ballet, The Nutcracker, Los Angeles:  Lewis Segal, LA Times


Review - BalletMet, The Nutcracker, Columbus:  Peter Tonguette, Columbus Dispatch


Feature - Sarah Mearns of NYCB dancing in the East Connecticut  Ballet's Nutcracker:  Mary Biekert, The Day


Review - Hubbard Stree Dance, Crystal Pite programme, Chicago:  Rick & Brenda McCain, Chicago Now


Review - Camille A Brown, Black Girl: Linguistic Play, Berkeley:  Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Featurette - Sarah Lamb, Royal Ballet:  Jessie Moniz Hardy, Royal Gazette


Review - Juilliard Dance Division, New Dances 2017, New York:  Sondra Forsyth, Broadway World


News - Ructions at Royal New Zealand Ballet:

RNZB poster girl may be leaving:  Deena Coster, Stuff

Opinion - Nick Carroll, Stuff


Feature - Complexions Contemporary Ballet:  Lauren Pagano, Fordham Observer

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Links Monday 11 December, 017



News Features - Bolshoi Ballet, Nureyev, Moscow:

Ismene Brown, Arts Desk

Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

Shaun Walker, Guardian

Oliver Carroll, Independent


Review - Australian Ballet, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Sydney:  Giles Hardie, Smooth


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The Golden Section, Members Don't Get Weary, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review - Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Forever Balanchine Farewell, Washington:  Roger Catlin, Broadway World


Review - Project Polunin, Satori, London:  Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Feature - Toby Batley, AD SoCal & ex-NB:  Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union Tribune


Review - Wendy Whelan & Brian Brooks, Some of a Thousand Words, Washington:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


Nutcracker Corner:


Review - Scottish Ballet, The Nutcracker, Edinburgh:  Imogen Rowe, Edinburgh Guide


Review - Queensland Ballet, The Nutcracker (with Li Cunxin as Drosselmeyer), Brisbane:  Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, Guardian


Preview Feature - Washington Ballet, The Nutcracker, Washington:  Jason Fraley, WTOP


Diary - Los Angeles area:  Matt Cooper, LA Times


Review - Robert North, The Snowman, London:  Jeffrey Taylor, Express


News - Crisis Talks at RNZB:  Staff, Otago Daily Times


Video Feature - Reformation Dance Company, Cheyenne:  Katherine Chloe Cahoon, KGWN

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Links - Tuesday 12 December 2017



Obituary - Annette Page, dancer:  Katie Mercer, East Anglian Daily Times



Nutcracker Corner:


Review - American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker, Cost Mesa:  Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Review - National Ballet of Canada, The Nutcracker, Toronto:  Taylor Long, Broadway World


Reviews - Houston Ballet, The Nutcracker, Houston: 

Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle

Natalie de la Garza, Houston Press


Review - Queensland Ballet, The Nutcracker, Brisbane:  Deborah Jones, Australian


Review - Miami City Ballet, The Nutcracker, Los Angeles:  Claudia Bauer, DanceTabs


Review - Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Nutcracker, Ottawa:  Anna Redstone, Charlatan


Review - Tulsa Ballet, The Nutcracker, Tulsa:  James D Watts Jr, Tulsa World


Brooklyn Ballet, The Brooklyn Nutcracker, New York: 

Review - Andrea Leonhardt, BK Reader

Video Feature - Zachary Kiesch, Fox 5


Review - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker, Pittsburgh:  Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post Gazette


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, R-Evolution, Dream, Members  Don't Get Weary, New York:  Apollinaire Scherr, FT


Review - Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Forever Balanchine Farewell, Washington:  Richard Selden, Georgetowner


Review - Project Polunin, Satori, London:  Graham Watts, Bachtrack


Review - Pam Tanowitz & Simone Dinnerstein, New Work for Goldberg Variations, Boston:  Marcia B Siegel, Arts Fuse


Review - NW Dance Project,  Bolero + Billie, Portland:  Elizabeth Whelan, Oregon Arts Watch


News - More about the RNZB crisis: 

Audio feature - Radio NZ

Feature - Dani McDonald, Dominion Post

Video feature - TV NZ


Video Feature - Joburg Ballet's Kitty Phetla performing a rain dance:  Erene Oberholzer, The South African


Feature - The Rise and Fall of Kirill Serebrennikov:  Joshua Yaffa, New Yorker

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Links - Wednesday 13 December 2017



Reviews - Royal Ballet, Sylvia, London: 

Louise Levene, Spectator

Naomi Cockshutt, British Theatre Guide


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, three programmes reviewed, New York:  Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review - Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Jean-Guihen Queyras/Rosas, Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten, Berlin:  Katja Vaghi, Bachtrack


Diary - Put this on your radar, New York:  Martha Sherman, dancelog.nyc


Review - Dance at the Festival d'Automne:  Laura Cappelle, FT


Nutcracker Corner:


Review - Company XlV, Nutcracker Rouge, New York:  Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


Preview - Sarasota Ballet, John Ringling's Nutcracker, Sarasota:  Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald


Feature - Shen Yun:  Nicholas Hune-Brown, Guardian


Review - Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, I Am Vertical, Washington, Danceview Times


News - RNZB's Board responds:  Deborah Jones, Follow Spot


Preview Feature - Fluid hug hug, Darkness Odyssey Part 2, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Documentary Review - Rebels on Pointe (The Trocks):  Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle

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Links – Thursday 14 December, 2017


Reviews - Scottish Ballet, The Nutcracker (Darrell), Edinburgh:

Mary Brennan, Herald

Kirsty Morgan, Bachtrack


Review – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker (Eagling), London: Aliya Al-Hassan, BWW UK


Feature/Preview – Inside The Nutcracker  & Some Local Productions, Chicago: Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune


Review – Miami City Ballet, The Nutcracker (Balanchine), Los Angeles: Jane Rosenberg, Seen and Heard


News – Jacob’s Pillow 2018 Season:

Joshua Barone, NY Times

Staff, BWW Boston


Review – Trisha Brown Dance Company, Geometry of Quiet, L’Amour au Théâtre, Groove and Countermove, New York: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Symposium – The Legacies of Alvin Ailey & Elma Lewis, Boston: Debra Cash, Arts Fuse


Preview – Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Dance Me, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Feature – Carmen de Lavallade, Kennedy Center Honoree: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs


News – The latest on the Peter Martins Situation: Robin Pogrebin, NY Times


News – A new, but temporary, home for Royal New Zealand Ballet: Collette Devlin, Dominion Post


Preview – Smuin Ballet, The Christmas Ballet, San Francisco: Maxine Marshall, SF Chronicle


Preview – Janice Garrett & Charlie Moulton, Triple Bill, San Francisco: Maxine Marshall, SF Chronicle


Review – Australian Ballet, Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty, Melbourne: Jordan Beth Vincent, Sydney Morning Herald


Review – Sydney Dance Company, PPY17 Revealed, Sydney: Jill Sykes, The Age


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Links – Friday 15 December, 2017


The ubiquitous, if multi-faceted, Nutcracker:

Reviews – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker (Eagling), London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Katherine Waters, Arts Desk

Zoë Anderson, Independent

John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard


Review – San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker (Tomasson), San Francisco: Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle


Feature – Miami City Ballet’s new NutcrackerSean Erwin, Miami New Times


Review – Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, Deattle: Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times


Preview – Nutcracker with a Ukranian Slant, Camrose, Alberta: Josh Aldrich, Camrose Canadian


Preview – Saratoga City Ballet, Nutcracker: Sweet and Swingin’: Indiana Nash, Daily Gazette


Feature – 40 years in Nuts and Florida performances: Howard Cohen, Miami Herald


Other Stuff:

Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Shelter, Stack-Up, Revelations, New York: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – Trisha Brown Company, Geometry of Quiet, L’Amour au Théâtre, Groove and Countermove, New York: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Review – An American in Paris (Wheeldon), Washington DC: Peter Marks, Washington Post


Review – Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Reiner & Others, TesseractNew York: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Feature – Best Dance in Chicago, 2017: Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune


Diary – New York, This Week: Gia Kourlas, NY TImes


News – An Independent Review at RNZB: A Board Statement:

Deborah Jones, FollowSpot

Audrey Malone, Dominion Post

Staff, NZ Herald


And catching up around New York:

Review – Mark Morris Group, Layla and Majnun; Jessica Lang Dance, Stabat Mater, New York: Susan Yung, Brooklyn Rail


Review – Hofesh Shechter Company, Grand Finale, New York: Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone, Brooklyn Rail


Review – Xavier Cha, Buffer; Kelly Nipper Terre Mecanique;  Eiko Otake, A Body In Places, New York: Erica Getto, Brooklyn Rail


Conversation – Stefanie Nelson & David Shenk with Ivan Talijancic: Brooklyn Rail

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Links – Saturday 16 December, 2017


Feature – “Context,” Diana Vishneva’s Contemporary Moscow Festival: Marina Harss, NY Times


Review – Australian Ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Wheeldon), Sydney: Chantal Nguyen, Bachtrack


Diary – Coming up around Portland: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch


Reviews – Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug, Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination, New York:

Tom Phillips, Danceviewtimes

Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Indah Walsh Dance Company, homespun (please remove your shoes), New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Feature – “Sampled” at Sadler’s Wells: some Dream Lineups: Londondance


Review – Garrett + Moulton Productions, Zingo, The Mozart, Crystal Anniversary Ball Passing, San Francisco: Steven Winn, SF Chronicle



Today’s Nutcrackers:


Reviews – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker (Eagling), London:

Vera Liber, BTG

Stefan Kyriazis, Express

- Gallery: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Reviews – San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker (Tomasson), San Francisco:

Leslie Katz, SF Examiner

Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice


Opinion – Herr Drosselmeyer – an alternative view? Blaine Greteman, The Week


Feature – The Nutcracker, the perfect ballet for children: Mark Monahan, Telegraph


Review – Queensland Ballet, The Nutcracker (Stevenson), Brisbane: Denise Richardson, Dance Australia

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