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Links – Sunday November 18, 2012


Feature – Queen Margrethe designs Tivoli Nutcracker: Harriet Alexander, Sunday Telegraph


Review – Vincent Dance Theatre, Motherland: Luke Jennings, Observer


Reviews – Jasmin Vardimon Company, Freedom (London):

Graham Watts,

Jenny Gilbert,

Erin Johnson,

Gallery – Dave Morgan,


Review – Trey McIntyre Project/Korea NCDC, Mixed Bill (NY): Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Retiring Australian Ballet Principal, Rachel Rawlins, looks ahead: Jordan Beth Vincent, Sydney Morning Herald

Tributes & Gallery:


Review – Diablo Ballet, Triple Bill: Ann Murphy, Contra Costa Times


Review – Alias/ Guilherme Botelho, Sideways Rain: Jeffrey Taylor, Express


Review – Quarantaine 4x4, Terminus: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette

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Links – Monday November 19, 2012


Reviews– Royal Ballet, MacMillan Triple Bill:

Judith Mackrell,

Ismene Brown,

Lise Smith,

Gallery – Dave Morgan,


News Video - Carlos Acosta’s Cuban school project: Sarah Rainsford, BBC News


Reviews – Malavika Sarukkai, Quad Bharatanatyam Bill (NY):

Marina Harss,

Brian Seibert,


Australian Ballet and Rachel Rawlins’ imminent retirement:

Valerie Lawson,

Deborah Jones,


Dance – worth a place in the curriculum? Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Radio Interview – David Makhateli: Alice Lagnado & Julian Gallant, Voice of Russia


Feature – The Baryshnikovs of Jookin: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Brian Brooks Moving Company, Quad Bill: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post

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Links – Tuesday November 20, 2012


Interview – Sergei Filin/Bolshoi Ballet: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Reviews– Royal Ballet, MacMillan Triple Bill:

Zoë Anderson,

Mark Monahan,

Vera Liber,

Liz Hoggard,

Neil Norman,

Jane Simpson,

Ray Barra Feature:


Reviews – Alias/Guilherme Botelho, Sideways Rain (London):

Jann Parry,

Jeffrey Gordon Baker,


Review – Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Balanchine Program A (DC): Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs


Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Sleeping Beauty (Salford): David Upton, British Theatre Guide


Review – Diablo Ballet, Triple Bill: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Feature – National Ballet of China, The Red Detachment of Women: Hu Bei, Global Times


Review – Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, FAR: Hanna Weibye, One Stop Arts


Review – Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, The Rain Room: Germaine Cheng, LondonDance


Preview – Wayne McGregor/Random Dance + RB, New Commissions: LondonDance


Review – Malavika Sarukkai, Bharatanatyam Solo Bill (NY): Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Feature – Boston Ballet’s New Nutcracker: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Phoenix


Review – Damien Barber/The Lock In Dance Show: Colin Irwin, Telegraph


Betsy Gregory on leaving Dance Umbrella: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


The Movement Factory, Dance Volunteering in Peckham: Leanne Pero, Guardian


Review – Daara Dance/Michel Kouakou, Shifters, A Drop from Nowhere: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Juliette Mapp, Nature and its Discontents: Claudia La Rocco, NY Times


Review – Israel Ballet/Itzik Galili, Quad Bill: Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post


Batsheva Ensemble – Necessary Precautions Last Night: Matt Trueman, Guardian

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Links – Wednesday November 21, 2012


Reviews– Royal Ballet, MacMillan Triple Bill:

Clement Crisp,

Graham Watts,

Hanna Weibye,

Gallery (2
Cast) – Dave Morgan,


Double Feature – Alexei Ratmansky and his Nutcracker: Ayano Hodouchi, Nora Fitzgerald, Russia beyond the headlines


Reviews – Batsheva Ensemble, Deca Dance (London):

Judith Mackrell,

Lynette Halewood,

James Woodall,

Vera Liber,


Preview – Ballet B.C., In/verse, Contemporary Triple Bill: Dana Gee, The Province


Interview – AD Emily Molnar: Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun


Dance, String Theory, and The Multiverse: Tim Douglas, The Australian


Review – Meredith Monk, Music, Images & Movement: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Martin Kersels & Michael Mahalchick: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Preview – Maurice Chestnut & The Timeline Band: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


Great Art for ….. everyone? Charlotte Higgins rebuts Will Gompertz, Guardian



A small selection from Nutcracker corner:


Scottish Ballet - The Big Picture! BBC News


And Down Under: West Australian

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Links – Thursday November 22, 2012


Preview/Interview – Matthew Bourne & his Sleeping Beauty: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review – Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, Rain Room: Lise Smith, DanceTabs


3 Interviews – Choreographers for Random Dance new work: Lise Smith, DanceTabs


Reviews– Batsheva Ensemble, Deca Dance:

Graham Watts,

Unattributed (Winship?),


Review – Compagnie Maguy Marin, May B (Paris): Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Preview – Ballet B.C., In/verse Triple Bill: Marsha Lederman, Globe and Mail


Review – Diablo Ballet, A Swingin’ Holiday Triple Bill: Toba Singer, California Literary Review


Interview – West End choreographer Stephen Mears: Jasper Rees, Telegraph


Review – Rude Mechs, Dionysus in 69 (NY): Dance/Drama/Protest? Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal


Preview – Garrett + Moulton Productions, Angles of Enchantment: Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle


Preview – Trey McIntyre Project, Ways of Seeing: Debra Levine, LA Times


Impressionist Exhibition & Degas’ Little Dancer: Nelson Wyatt, Montreal Gazette


Review – LEVYdance & Sidra Bell Companies, Mixed Bill: Rita Felciano, SF Bay Guardian


Review – Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Triple Bill (Muscat): Sarah MacDonald, Times of Oman


Preview – Cork City Ballet, Sleeping Beauty on a shoestring: Brian O’Connell, Irish Times

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Links – Friday November 23, 2012


Hardly news by this morning, but for the record:


Tony Hall to leave Royal Opera House to be Director General at the BBC.

BBC News ROH Release Financial Times Guardian Telegraph and elsewhere, eg The Sun (“to give the Beeb a kick up the arias.”)


And so what next for the ROH? Ismene Brown, Arts Desk


And on a somewhat related theme:

Alistair Spalding, Director & Chief Executive at Sadler’s Wells: Guardian


Meanwhile, elsewhere:


Review – Polish National Ballet, Echoes of Time Triple Bill (Warsaw): Roslyn Sulcas, IHT via NY Times


Review – Royal Ballet, MacMillan Triple Bill: Neil Norman, Express


Preview – Trey McIntyre Project/Korea NCDC, Mixed Bill (Chicago): Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


Review – Citymoves Dance Agency, 12 Dancers/Deliberance: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Feature – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Roberts, Mackays & Cinderella: Fionnuala Bourke, Birmingham Post


Interview – Annabel Knight, From Sydney Dance Co to Chitty Chitty BB: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Short Gallery – Ballet B.C Dancers: Michael Slobodian, Globe and Mail


Overnight Reaction – English National Ballet, Nutcracker: Phil Hewitt, Chichester Observer

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Links – Saturday November 24, 2012


Australian Ballet: Swan Lake, 1962 and 2012: Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald


Review – Royal Ballet, MacMillan Triple Bill: Gerald Dowler, Classical Source


Tony Hall’s work at the Royal Opera House: Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph


And who next at the Royal Opera House? Charlotte Higgins, Guardian


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Balanchine Triple Bill: Patricia Boccadoro, Culturekiosque


Feature – Royal New Zealand Ballet, Giselle (Stiefel/Kobborg): Raewyn White, NZ Herald


National Ballet of Canada - Alice’s Adventures as an export: Martin Knelman, Toronto Star


Reviews – Random Dance + RB dancers, 3 New Commissions:

Judith Mackrell,

Sarah Frater,

Graham Watts,

Lyndsey Winship,

Zoë Anderson,


Review – Batsheva Ensemble, Deca Dance: Clement Crisp, Financial Times


Review – Jasmin Vardimon Company, Freedom (London): Louise Levene, Sunday Telegraph SEVEN Magazine


Reviews – Ballet B.C., In/verse Triple Bill:

Janet Smith,

Deborah Meyers,

3 Rehearsal Videos:


Contemporary ballet as technology? Isabella Cookson, Varsity (Cambridge University)


Making words dance on screen (Anna Karenina): Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Preview – TAO Dance Theater: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


US TV Preview (Sunday 25 Nov) – Backstage at NYCB: CBS - 60 Minutes

(Based on the 2:21 Apollo excerpt, this looks unmissable.)

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