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Links – Sunday December 16, 2018


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

Luke Jennings, The Observer (with Protein Dance’s The Little Prince)

Hanna Weibye, The Arts Desk


Interview - Natalia Osipova, and Arthur Pita’s forthcoming The Mother: David Jays, Sunday Times


Reviews - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:

Rachel Nouchi, British Theatre Guide

John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard International


Review - American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker, Costa Mesa: Dany Margolies, Orange County Register


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Links – Monday December 17, 2018


Review - Rem Khass, Sleeping Beauty Dreams (with Diana Vishneva), NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Feature - Notable dance books of 2018: Wendy Perron


Feature - Best dance performances of 2018: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe


Review - Forced Entertainment, That Night Follows Day, London: Josephine Leask, DanceTabs


Review - Sarasota Ballet, Victorian Winters, Sarasota: Anna Dearing, YourObserver


Feature - William Kentridge, The Head and the Load, NY: Cynthia Zarin, New Yorker


Feature - Sophie Silnicki, Rockette: AP, San Francisco Chronicle


Review - Ballet Theatre UK, The Sleeping Beauty, Hinckley: David Mead, SeeingDance



…and The Nutcracker


New York City Ballet, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Miami City Ballet, LA: Valerie-Jean Miller, Broadway World


Company XIV, Nutcracker Rouge, NY: Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


English National Ballet, London: Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle


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Links – Tuesday December 18, 2018


Review - Twyla Tharp - Minimalism and Me, Boston: Marcia B. Siegel, The Arts Fuse


Review - Scottish Ballet, Cinderella (Hampson), Edinburgh: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review - Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake, London: Sophia Moss, The Reviews Hub


Feature - Top 10 dance shows of 2018 (UK): Judith Mackrell & Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian


Review - The Trocks, NY: Cindy Sibilsky, Broadway World


Feature - The Art of Capoeira: Rose Marie Cromwell & Seth Kugel, New York Times


Interview - Guilherme & Vitor De Menezes, Royal Danish Ballet : Eva Kistrup, Copenhagen Report


Interview - Shiori Kase, ENB, on her Nutcracker Christmas: Michael Hann, The Guardian (scroll down)


Review - Sarasota Ballet, Victorian Winters, Sarasota: Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World


Review - Vicki Igbokwe, Hansel and Gretel, London: Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian


Film review - Polina (Juliette Binoche features in this story of the trials and tribulations of a young ballerina): Nikki Baughan, The List


Book review - Camille Laurens, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen: The True Story Behind Degas’s Masterpiece: Celia Wren, Washington Post



…and The Nutcracker


English National Ballet, London:

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Joy Wang, SeeingDance


The Royal Ballet, London: Emma Byrne, Evening Standard


Queensland Ballet, Brisbane: Jill Brown, Limelight


Ballet West, Salt Lake City: Heather Haynes, Deseret News


Photo diary - Behind the scenes at Tiler Peck’s NYCB Nutcracker: Alex Apatoff, People

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Links – Wednesday December 19, 2018


Obituary - Elaine MacDonald, pioneer of ballet in Scotland: Alasdair Steven, The Herald



Reviews - San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker, SF:

Heather Desaulniers, DanceTabs

Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter


Review - The Trocks, NY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Feature - Inside Acosta Danza: Toba Singer, Pointe Magazine


Feature - The year ahead and the year gone by in Australia: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


Review - The Prom (musical theatre), NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


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Links – Thursday December 20, 2018


Death notice - Raven Wilkinson, African-American ballerina: Essence.com


Reviews - The Royal Ballet, Les Patineurs, Winter Dreams, The Concert, London:

Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

Donald Hutera, The Times

Zoë Anderson, The Independent

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph

Neil Norman, The Stage

Emma Byrne, Evening Standard

Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle


Review - Sarasota Ballet, Les Patineurs, Enigma Variations, Diamonds, Sarasota : Mary Cargill, Danceviewtimes


Review - Protein Dance, The Little Prince, Ipswich: Rachel Elderkin, The Stage


News - The next Works & Process will be The Choreography of Light: Broadway World


Film review - Polina (a story of the trials and tribulations of a young ballerina): Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian



…and The Nutcracker


Mark Morris Dance Group, The Hard Nut, NY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Birmingham Royal Ballet, La Fille mal gardée, London / The Nutcracker, Birmingham: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Montreal: Rebecca Galloway, Bachtrack


Boston Ballet, Boston: Aline G. Damas, The Harvard Crimson


Joffrey Ballet, Chicago: Jessica Choe, The Chicago Maroon


Preview - Goh Ballet, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Georgia Straight


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Links - Friday 21 December, 2018



Obituary - Raven Wilkinson, African-American ballerina:  Marina Harss, NY Times



Reviews - Royal Ballet, Les Patineurs, Winter Dreams, The Concert, London:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

Gallery - Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review - Sarasota Ballet, Diamonds, Les Patineurs, Enigma Variations, New York:  Leigh Witchel, dancelog.nyc


Diary - Six dance performances to see in NYC this weekend:  Brian Schaefer, NY Times


Feature - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 60:  Jocelyn Noveck, SF Chronicle via AP


Review - Alma Dance Theater, Rebel in Venus, Miami:  Catherine Hollingsworth, Miami Herald



Nutcracker Corner:


Feature - Toronto Maple Leafs players in cameo roles in National Ballet of Canada’s Nutcracker:  Joshua Clipperton, CBC


Review - Sacramento Ballet, The Nutcracker, Sacramento:  Jim Carnes, Sacramento Press


Review - Eglevsky  Ballet, The Nutcracker, New York:  Marsha Volgyi, Broadway World

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Links - Saturday 22 December, 2018



Reviews - Royal Ballet, Les Patineurs, Winter Dreams, The Concert, London:

Louise Levene, FT

GJ Dowler, Classical Source


Feature - The ambiguous sexism of Marius Petipa, ballet’s towering master:  Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review of 2018 - Dance Crackers and Turkey:  Debra Craine, Times (scroll way down)


News:  Alicia Alonso turns 98:  Staff, Prensa Latina


Review - Diana Vishneva, Sleeping Beauty Dreams, New York:  Cindy Sibilsky, Broadway World


News - Chunky Move announces new leadership team:  John Bailey, Brisbane Times


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


Feature - Company XIV:  Lee Seymour, Forbes


Review - Rachid Ouramdane, Franchir la nuit, Paris:  Laura Cappelle, FT




Nutcracker Corner:


Audio Feature - Chyrstyn Fentroy of Boston Ballet prepares for the Nutcracker:  Paris Alston, WBUR


Review - Festival Ballet Providence, The Nutcracker, Providence:  Channing Gray, Providence Journal




And finally…


Feature - Can you really sue Fortnite for ‘stealing’ your dance moves:  Keith Stuart, Guardian

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