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Links – Sunday 25 November, 2018


Obituary – June Kerr, Festival Ballet, New Zealand Ballet: Jennifer Shennan,

... on dancing



Reviews – Royal Ballet, The Unknown Soldier, Infra, Symphony in C, London:

David Dougill, Sunday Times

Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Review – Estonian National Ballet, Time, Silent Monologues, Echo, Glasgow: Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review


Review – Richard Alston Dance Company, Mid Century Modern, Glasgow: Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review


Review – Didy Veldman/Umanoove, The Knot, London: Luke Jennings, The Observer


Review – James Wilton Dance, The Storm, London: Vera Liber, BTG


Review – NAISDA Dance College, StoryPlaceSydney: Jill Sykes, SMH




The Global Nutcracker!



Birmingham Royal Ballet (Wright), Birmingham:

Daljinder Johal, Reviews Hub

Alison Norton, Shropshire Star


West Australian Ballet, Perth:

Jessie Papain, The West Australian

Margaret Mercer, Dance Australia



Houston Ballet takes theirs back home: Christine Dobbyn, KTRK-TV


Providence, R.I. – Archie, the Yorkie, retires! AP via 8 News (and many more Incl Asian Age!)


Take your pick: The Google Cornucopia

Edited by Ian Macmillan
Correction to RB Triple review attribution
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Links – Monday 26 November, 2018


Review – Royal Ballet, The Unknown Soldier, Infra, Symphony in C, London: Alexandra Desvignes, Bachtrack


Interview – Royal Ballet Principal, Yasmine Naghdi: Graham Spicer, Gramilano


Feature – Stage design in contemporary dance has become an extreme art: Debra Craine, The Times


Review & Gallery – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, Birmingham: David Mead, SeeingDance


Reviews– Imperial Russian Theatre Ballet, Extracts – Sleeping Beauty, Carmen, Les Sylphides, Dunedin:

Adrienne Molloy, Theatreview

Penny Neilson, Otago Daily Times


Review – Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, “Verge” Mixed Bill, Perth: Margaret Mercer, Dance Australia


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Links – Tuesday 27 November, 2018


Review – Didy Veldman/Umanoove, The Knot, London: Sara Veale, DanceTabs


Reviews – Houston Ballet, The Nutcracker (Welch), Houston:

Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle

Natalie De La Garza, Houston Press

- Video Clip: Playbill


Reviews – RambertLife is a Dream, Edinburgh:

Mary Brennan, Herald

Dominic Corr, Reviews Hub


Review – Darbar Festival, Indian Classical Music & DanceLondon: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Review – The Snowman, London: Scott Matthewman, Reviews Hub


Review – Sarasota Ballet Studio Company & many others, MisatangoSarasota: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Review – Kat Valastur with others, Stellar Fauna, Berlin: Katja Vaghi, Bachtrack


Interview – Olivia Ancona, Dancer – ‘Suspiria,’ Portland Ballet etc: Heather Wisner, Oregon Artswatch


TV Preview – Darcey Bussell: Dancing to Happiness: Matthew Moore, The Times

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Links – Wednesday 28 November, 2018


Radio Feature – Royal Ballet, The Unknown Soldier – Interviews with the Creatives: Edwina Pitman, BBC Sounds


Dance Tributes - The Alvin Ailey Company at 60:

Rennie Harris, Lazarus: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Ronald K Brown, The Love: Marina Harss, NY Times


News – Nominations for the National Dance Awards, 2018: DanceTabs


Feature – The Nutcracker at Tivoli, Copenhagen: Sibylle de Valence, CPH Post


Video Preview – Washington Ballet’s NutcrackerBWW


Review – James Wilton Dance, The Storm, London: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs


Review – ODC/Dance, The Velveteen Rabbit, San Francisco: Heather Desaulniers, DanceTabs


Aakash Odedra Company, #JeSuis, Salford: Peter Jacobs, Reviews Hub


Feature – Freefall Dance Company, live and on film: David Mead, SeeingDance


Preview – Christopher Rudd/Dance Now!, F(l)ight, with 3 Others, Miami: Diana Dunbar, Miami Herald

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Links – Thursday 29 November, 2018


Review – Royal Ballet, The Unknown Soldier, Infra, Symphony in C, London: Laura Freeman, Spectator


Streamed Performance – Bolshoi Ballet, Don Quixote: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard


Review – Royal Swedish Ballet, Annonciation, Totality in Parts, Wings of Wax, Stockholm: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance


Review – English National Ballet, Swan Lake (Deane), Bristol: Eleanor Young, Weston Mercury


Review – Ballet Black, The Suit, Dream within A Midsummer Night’s Dream, York: Louise Jones, York Press


News – Merce Cunningham at 100: 75 dancers/300 solos/3 cities – April 2019: Chris Wiegand, Guardian


Reviews – Nitin Sawhney, Sébastien Ramirez, Honji Wang, Dystopian Dream, London:

Richard Maguire, Reviews Hub

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Anna Winter, The Stage

Donald Hutera, The Times

- Pictures – Tristram Kenton, Guardian


Review – Darbar 2018 – Sujata Mohapatra, Gauri Dieakar, Adventures in Odissi and Kathak, London: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs


News – An enlarged home for Queensland Ballet? Felicity Caldwell, Brisbane Times


Preview – Australian Ballet, The Merry Widow, Adelaide: Alexis Buxton-Collins, Adelaide Review


Reviews – Gandini Juggling, Sigma, Salford:

Jay Nuttall, Reviews Hub

Martin Thomasson, BTG


Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, The Nutcracker (Caniparoli), Palmerston North: Tania Kopytko, Theatreview


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Links – Friday 30 November, 2018


Review – Semperoper Ballett, The Four Temperaments, Errand into the Maze, Black Milk, Songs for a Siren, Dresden: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance


Reviews – Nitin Sawhney, Sébastien Ramirez, Honji Wang, Dystopian Dream, London:

Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

Vera Liber, BTG

Audrey Lemarchand, Bachtrack


Reviews – Northern Ballet, The Nutcracker (Nixon), Touring:

Eleanor Pringle, Eastern Daily Press

Louise Lewis, BTG


Review – BalletX3 Premieres - The Last Lifeboat, Yonder, Napoleon/Napoleon, Philadelphia: Ellen Dunkel, The Inquirer


Gallery – 48 Shanghai Ballet dancers in Swan Lake poses, Berlin: MailOnline


Opinion – Alberta Ballet, proof that arts must run as a business: Larry E Clausen, Calgary Herald


Review – Northern School of Contemporary Dance, ‘New Ground’ Showcase, Leeds: Rich Jevons, Reviews Hub


Review – Didy Veldman/Umanoove, The Knot, London: Rachel Elderkin, Fjord Review


Gallery – Mavin Khoo, Man to Monk: Part 1, London: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Preview – Boston Dance Theater, 4 Premieres, Boston: Merli V Guerra, Fjord Review


Review – PhiladancoChoreographers on the Move, Philadelphia: Merilyn Jackson, Fjord Review


Feature – Australian Dance Diary, November 2018: Michelle Potter, ..... on dancing

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Links - Saturday 01 December, 2018



Reviews - Nitin Sawhney, Sébastian Ramirez, Honji Wang, Dystopian Dream, London:

Alison Gunn, FT

Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Review - English National Ballet, Swan Lake, Bristol:  Leah Tozer, Broadway World


Preview Feature - Northern Ballet, The Nutcracker, Leeds:  Chris Bond, Yorkshire Post


Review - Ballet Cymru, A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs, Leeds:  Beverley Haigh, Reviews Hub


Review - Rambert, Life is a dream, Plymouth:  Karen Bussell, British Theatre Guide


Diary - Three of the best dance shows, London & Bangor:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Review - Basel Ballet, Tevyje, Basel:  Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack


Preview - Monaco Danse Forum, Monte Carlo:  News, Hello Monaco


Review - Larissa Velez-Jackson, The footwear follies of Zapatografía/Shoegraphy, New York:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Preview Feature - Dance Now!, Miami: New Voices, Miami:  Diana Dunbar, Miami Herald

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