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Links - Sunday 31 December, 2018



Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Feature - Anna Rose O'Sullivan, Royal Ballet:  Patrick Sawer, Telegraph


Review - Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, Cinderella, London:  Luke Jennings, Observer


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, season review, New York:  Barry Bassis, Epoch Times


Best of Dance 2017:

London:  Hanna Weibye & Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

Boston & Jacob's Pillow:  Marcia B Siegal, Janine Parker, Mary Paula Hunter & Meril V Guerra, Arts Fuse


Review - Miami City Ballet, The Nutcracker, West Palm Beach:  Demetrius Klein, Palm Beach Daily News


Review – Robert Fairchild/Ensemble for the Romantic Century, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, New York:  Ross, Times Square Chronicles


Preview - Tulsa Ballet, mixed programme, New York:  James D Watts Jr, Tulsa World


Interview - James Bort, Director of Rise of a Star (featuring Dorothee Gilbert of POB):  Wess Haubrich, The 405

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Links - Monday 01 January, 2018






Review - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Jeffrey Taylor, Express


Review - Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, London:  Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Best of Dance 2017:

Australia, London & Paris:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing


Featurette - On the Dance Beat:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Preview - Dance in Portland this winter:  Heather Wisner, The Oregonian


Feature - Carmen de Lavallade:  A Peter Bailey, Pittsburgh Courier


Review - An American in Paris (Wheeldon), Washington:  Mal Vincent, The Virginian Pilot

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Links -Tuesday 02 January, 2018



Feature - Abigail Prudames, Northern Ballet:  Siofra Brennan, Mail


Review - Yacobson Ballet, Don Quixote, St Petersburg:  Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Deep, Walking Mad, r-Evolution, Dream, New York:  Martha Sherman, dancelog.nyc


Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Zoe Anderson, Independent


News - Peter Martins retires from NYCB:  Robin Pogrebin, NY Times


Feature - Ballet is giving people with Parkinson's their lives back:  Zoe Drewett, Metro


Review - Ballet Theatre UK, The Snow Queen, Brighton:  Richard Amey, Chichester Observer


Feature - Mugwumpin, In event of Moon Disaster, San Francisco:  Lily Janiak, SF Chronicle

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Links - Wednesday 03 January, 2018



Feature - Unmissable Dance in 2018:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


New York City Ballet issues:

Feature - At (New York) City Ballet, history is about to change.  How?:  Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

Feature - Turmoil continues at New York City Ballet:  Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post

Feature - Ballet leaders allowed Peter Martins to act with impunity:  Robin Pogrebin, NY Times


Reviews - The Nutcracker, London:  Louise Levene, FT

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Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Debra Craine, Times


Review - Scottish Ballet, The Nutcracker, Edinburgh:  Thom Dibdin, Stage


Best Dance of 2017:

San Francisco:  Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle

Australia:  Jill Sykes, Brisbane Times


Review - Nederlands Dans Theatre 2, Darkness Spoken, One on One, Cacti, Alkmaar:  Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, season roundup, New York:  Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer


Preview Feature - Michelle Elsworth, The Rehearsal Artist, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


Film Review - Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer (Marcelo Gomes):  Manohla Dargis, NY Times


Review - Ballet Vero Beach, Nutcracker on Indian River, Vero  Beach:  Angela Smith, TC Palm

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Links – Thursday 4 January, 2018


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Preview – Australian Ballet, Tree of Codes (McGregor), Sydney: Matthew Westwood, The Australian


Interview – Alexander Campbell, Royal Ballet Principal: Jeremy Taylor, Country Life


Feature – Opera Australia/Graeme Murphy, The Merry Widow, Sydney: Nick Galvin, Sydney Morning Herald

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Links – Friday 5 January, 2018


For, I think, the first time in 6 years, there were no appropriate links found after trawls last night and again this morning.  The post-Christmas/New Year days have generally offered thin pickings but, this morning, I fear we have reached a nadir.  Let’s see what tomorrow brings!

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Links – Saturday 6 January, 2018


Feature – Arthur Mitchell, Ballet‘s “Grandfather of Diversity”: Gia Kourlas, NY Times



New York, This Week: Brian Schaefer, NY Times

New York in January: Elizabeth Zimmer, Village Voice


News – San Francisco Soloist James Safranko to be AD at Grand Rapids: Leba Hertz, SF Chronicle

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