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Links – Sunday 9 December, 2018


Seasonal Nutcrackers:


Reviews – Royal Ballet, London:

David Dougill, Sunday Times

Luke Jennings, The Observer

Vera Liber, BTG


Backstage Gallery – English National Ballet: Greg Funnell, Sunday Times


Review – Northern Ballet, Leeds: Dawn Smallwood, Reviews Hub


Review – Ballet West, Washington D C: Alexander C Kafka, DC Theatre Scene


Review – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Auckland: Felicity Molloy, Theatreview


Preview – Joffrey Ballet, Chicago: Tricia Despres, Chicago Sun-Times




And elsewhere:


Review - Goteborgsoperans Danskompani, Icon, Noetic, London: David Dougill, Sunday Times


Review – N W Dance Project, Wolf Tales, Snow White, Portland: Bob Hicks, Oregon Artswatch


Review – Boston Dance Theater, Today for Now, Deeper Inscription, Man of the Hour, Chameleon, Boston: Marcia B Siegel, Arts Fuse


News – State Censorship of the Arts in Cuba: Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald

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Links – Monday 10 December, 2018


Film Review – Dame Darcey Bussell remembers Sylvia from 2005: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard


Interview – Stella Abrera, ABT Principal: Alisa Hayashida, South Pasadenan


Review – Company Wayne McGregor, Autobiography, Los Angeles: Qianqian Xing, BWW


Feature – Best of 2018 in Washington DC: Sarah L Kaufman, Washington Post


Review – City Contemporary Dance Company, Nuts’Hell, Jangdan, Hong Kong: Natasha Rogai, SCMP

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Links – Tuesday 11 December, 2018


Feature – Celebrating the legacy of Arthur Mitchell: Alexandra Villareal, Guardian


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Call, Shelter, In/Side, Revelations, New York: Martha Sherman, Danceviewtimes


Review – Hong Kong Ballet, Giselle, Hong Kong: Carla Escoda, Dance Journal HK

-- Interview - AD Septime Webre: Carla Escoda, Dance Journal HKh


Review – Stephen Petronio Company, Steve Paxton Choreography, New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Sasha Waltz & Guests, KörperBerlin: Katja Vaghi, Bachtrack


Review – Carlos Maria Romero, Steven Warwick & Others, HQ (I Feel So Mezzaniney), London: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Reviews – Bangarra Dance Theatre, Dubboo- Songman & Showman, Sydney:

Geraldine Higginson, Dance Australia

Michelle Potter, .... on dancing


Review – Australian Ballet School, La Sylphide & Selected Works, Melbourne: Susan Bendall, Dance Australia



‘Tis the season:


Reviews – Scottish Ballet, Cinderella (Hampson), Edinburgh:

Mary Brennan, Herald

Graeme Strachan, BTG


Especially over at the Stahlbaum’s:


Reviews – Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), London:

G J Dowler, Classical Source

Louise Levene, Financial Times


Review – Joffrey Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wheeldon), Chicago: Irene Hsiao, Chicago Reader


Feature – Understanding Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Score: David Bernard, Gramophone


Review – Pennsylvania Ballet OrchestraThe Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky), Philadelphia: Peter Dobrin, The Inquirer


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Links – Wednesday 12 December, 2018


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Call, Kairos & Others, New York: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Interview – Tory Dobrin, AD of The Trocks: Gia Kourlas, NY TImes


Interview – Benoit Swan Pouffer, next AD at Rambert: Lyndsey Winship, Guardian


Review – Pavel Zustiak & Palissimo Company, Custodians of Beauty, Berkeley: David E Moreno, Culture Vulture



Today’s Seasonal Collection:


Reviews – Scottish Ballet, Cinderella (Hampson), Edinburgh:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Mark Brown, Telegraph


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Cendrillon/Cinderella (Nureyev), Paris: Marisa Hayes, Culture Vulture


Streaming Review – Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), London: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard


Feature – Ghosts of Nutcracker Past, preserved on film: Marina Harss, NY Times


Feature – Five Dancers on Managing Nutcracker’s Props and Costumes: Hannah Foster, Pointe Magazine


Background – San Francisco Ballet’s NutcrackerJanos Gereben, SF Classical Voice


Preview – Celebrating Diversity - The Brooklyn NutcrackerCindy Sibilsky, BWW


Preview – Mixed Nuts in Vancouver: Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun


Preview – Washington Ballet, the NutcrackerJason Fraley, WTOP

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Links – Thursday 13 December, 2018


Review – Ballet Nacional de España, 40th Anniversary Gala Programme, Madrid: Cristina de Lucas, Bachtrack


News – Wendy Whelan, Sara Mearns amongst names for Jacob’s Pillow, 2019: Joshua Barone, NY Times


Review – Catherine Galasso, Of Iron and Diamonds V3: Alone Together, San Francisco: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes


News – NBC’s Guillaume Côté to guest with the Bolshoi: Debra Yeo, Toronto Star


Review – Motionhouse Dance Theatre, Happy Hour, Knot & Others, Rugby: David Mead, SeeingDance


Preview – LunarFestThe New Butterfly Lovers, Vancouver: Staff, Straight.com



Today’s Seasonal Collection:


Review – Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), London: Laura Freeman, Spectator


Review – Ballet West, The Nutcracker (Christensen), Washington DC: Ashley McKean, Danceviewtimes


Review – Oregon Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker, Portland: Martha Ullman West, Oregon Artswatch


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Links – Friday 14 December, 2018


Tributes – Elaine McDonald, former Scottish Ballet Principal Dancer: Brian Ferguson, Scotsman


Reviews – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake, London:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Siobhan Murphy, Time Out London

Emma Byrne, Evening Standard

Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack

Zoë Anderson, Independent

Debra Craine, The Times

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Anna Winter, The Stage

Jessica Wilson, SeeingDance

Keith Watson, Metro


Film Review – Darcey Bussell remembers Sylvia from 2005: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Two 60th Anniversary Programs, New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


News – Sergei Polunin Programme, London Palladium, May 2019: Staff, BWW UK


Book/Gallery – Darcey Bussell “Evolved”Zoe Paskett, Evening Standard


Diary – Coming up in New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Sydney Dance Company, Pre-Professional Year Show, Sydney:  Jill Sykes, SMH


Review – Odissi Dance Festival, Portland: Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Artswatch



Today’s Seasonal Collection:


Review – Ballett Zürich, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, Zürich: Sarah Batschelet, Bachtrack


Review – Scottish Ballet, Cinderella (Hampson), Edinburgh: Thom Dibdin, The Stage


Gallery – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review – San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker (Tomasson), San Francisco: Leslie Katz, SF Examiner

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Links – Saturday December 15, 2018


Reviews - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:

Rachel Ward, The Telegraph

Stefan Kyriazis, Daily Express

Rachel Elderkin, The Stage

Aliya Al-Hassan, Broadway World


Reviews - Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake, London:

Graham Watts, DanceTabs

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

G.J. Dowler, Classical Source

Marian Kennedy, LondonTheatre1


Interview - Alina Cojocaru: Louise Levene, Financial Times


Interview - Natalia Osipova, and Arthur Pita’s forthcoming The Mother: Mary Brennan, Herald Scotland


Review - Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done, MoMA NY: Benedict Nguyen, Brooklyn Rail


Interview - Cory Olinghouse, on MoMA’s Judson exhibition: Gillian Jakab, Brooklyn Rail


Review - Lucinda Childs: Early Works (part of The Work Is Never Done): Madison Mainwaring, Brooklyn Rail


Feature - I Love Judson: Trajal Harrell, Brooklyn Rail


Review - Gandini Juggling, Smashed, NY: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


(P)review - Sarasota Ballet, Victorian Winters, Sarasota: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Feature - How does dance tell stories?: Jeffery Gantz, Boston Globe


Review - Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, We Choose to Go to the Moon, Washington: Arielle Ostry, Danceviewtimes


Feature - Cats the movie: Stacey Williams, Daily Mirror


Review - Cincinatti Ballet, The Nutcracker, Cincinnati: David Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer


Diary - Soon in the UK: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian


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