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Links – Sunday December 24, 2017


Feature - It’s not Christmas without a Nutcracker: Luke Jennings, The Observer


Review - Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Cinderella / English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London: David Dougill, Sunday Times


Review - James Batchelor & Collaborators, Deepspace, Canberra: Michelle Potter, … on dancing


Feature - New Zealand PM to discuss Royal New Zealand Ballet’s problems: Matt Shand, stuff


Feature - George Elvin, retiring wardrobe master of San Francisco Ballet: Joe Rosato Jr., NBC


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Links – Monday December 25, 2017


Best wishes from the links team…

(Won’t detain you long today!)


Review - Tero Saarinen Company, Morphed, NY: Millicent Hodson & Kenneth Archer, DanceTabs


Review - Miami City Ballet, The Nutcracker, Palm Beach: Jan Sjostrom, Palm Beach Daily News


Feature - Best dance shows of 2017: Jessie Thompson, Evening Standard


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Links – Tuesday December 26, 2017


Feature - Tamara Rojo edits the BBC’s Today programme: Claire Allfree, The Telegraph


Interview - Robert Fairchild, dancer, actor: Marina Harss, New York Times


Feature - How The Nutcracker danced all over the world: ‘Prospero’, The Economist


Feature - Canberra’s top dance picks for 2017: Michelle Potter, Sydney Morning Herald


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Links – Wednesday December 27, 2017


Feature - NYCB dancers find new roles in The Nutcracker: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - New Adventures, Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, London: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Winter Season, NY: Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene


Q & A - Camille A. Brown, choreographer: Alisa Gumbs, Black Enterprise


Review - 2Faced Dance Company, What the Moon Saw, London: Zoë Anderson, The Independent


Feature - Nutty Nutcrackers: Bethana Ao, Philadelphia Inquirer


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Links – Thursday December 28, 2017


Review - Mariinsky Ballet, Paquita (Smekalov/Burlaka), Baden-Baden: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Review - Suzanne Farrell Ballet, farewell performances, NY: Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


2017 in review:


Memorable performances in London: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs


Chicago’s best dance performances: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Hong Kong dance: Natasha Rogai, South China Morning Post


Feature - Frederick Ashton’s Le Rossignol, a masterclass with Sir Anthony Dowell: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Reviews - Ensemble for the Romantic Century, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (with Robert Fairchild), NY:

Laura Collins-Hughes, New York Times

Joel Benjamin, TheaterScene


Feature - National Ballet of Canada celebrates Canada's 150th anniversary: Broadway World


Review - Darcey Bussell’s dance fitness video course: Lauren Taylor, Metro


Feature - Daniel Day-Lewis learns tailoring at NYCB: Raquel Laneri, New York Post


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Links – Friday December 29, 2017


Obituary – Annette Page: The Times


Features – Best Dance of 2017:

London, 2017: Sara Veale, Fjord Review

Portland & Oregon: Staff, Oregon Artswatch


Feature – Best London Dance in 2018: Jessie Thompson, Evening Standard


News – V&A Museum acquires Nijinsky costume: Maev Kennedy, Guardian


Reviews – Robert Fairchild/Ensemble for the Romantic Century, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, New York:

Laura Collins-Hughes, NY Times

Michael Dale, BWW


Gallery/Feature – Redefining the Ballet Dancer, 50 Years Later: Remy Turin, NY Times


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

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Links - Saturday 30 December, 2017



Reviews - Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London: 

David Mead, Seeing Dance

Stefan Kyriazis, Express

Neil Norman, Stage

Sam Smith, Londonist

Gerard Davis, Dancing Review


Review - Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Cinderella, London:  GJ Dowler, Classical Source


Best of Dance 2017:

Toronto:  Penelope Ford, Fjord Review

Atlanta:  Cynthia Bond Perry & Kathleen Wessel, Arts Atlanta


News Feature - Darcey Bussell becomes a DBE:  Vanessa Allen, Daily Mail


News Feature - Heather Brundson becomes a Member of the NZ Order of Merit:  Ruby Harfield, NZ Herald


Review - Dorrance Dance, Until the real thing comes along, Myelination, New York:  Caryn Cooper, Broadway World


Review – Robert Fairchild/Ensemble for the Romantic Century, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, New York:  Joel Benjamin, Theater Scene


Feature - These NBA dancers bring their high kicks courtside:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review - Minnsky Theatre, Nutcracker Noir, Minneapolis:  Jay Gabler, City Pages


Letter - SPAC must support NYCB:  Sheila Parckert, Saratoga Daily Gazette


Feature - Sunayana Hazarilal:  Kate Whitehead, South China Morning Post

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