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Links - Tuesday 01 December, 2020

 

 

Streamed Reviews - San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker:

Rachel Howard, Fjord Review

Charlotte Kasner, Seeing Dance

 

Streamed Review - English National Ballet, Digital Season:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News - Australian Ballet announces 2021 season:  Deborah Jones, Limelight

 

Live Review - West Australian Ballet, The Nutcracker, Perth:  Isabelle Leclezio, Dance Australia

 

Preview - Sadler’s Wells Breakin’ Convention - Social Distancing, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Documentary Review - Audrey (Hepburn): More than an icon:  Emma Simmonds, The List

 

Dance Diary - November 2020:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Book Feature/Review - David McAllister with Amanda Dunn, Soar:  Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

 

News - Cape Town City Ballet returns to the stage for 3 performances:  Staff, Biz Community

 

Feature - Debbie Allen, choreographer, dancer, actor:  Danielle Chiriguayo & Amy Ta, KCRW

 

Documentary Series Trailer - Disney +’s On Pointe (set at School of American Ballet):  Dan Meyer, Playbill

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Links - Wednesday 02 December, 2020

 

 

Feature - Best Dance of 2020:  Gia Kourlas, Brian Seibert, Siobhan Burke:  NY Times

 

Streamed Review - Stuttgart Ballet, Falling Angels, Petite Mort, Le Jeunne Homme et La Mort:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

News - David Hallberg announces Australian Ballet 2021 season:

Nick Miller, The Age

Valerie Lawson, Dance Lines

 

News - American Ballet Theatre cancels season at Metropolitan Opera House, New York:  Peter Libbey, NY Times

 

Streamed Review - Candoco Dance Company, Cuckoo:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Feature - To see and be seen: these dancers make disability visible:  Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

News - Philadelphia Nutcrackers streamed and live this year:  Peter Crimmins, WHYY

 

Live Review - Charles Koroneho & Virginia Kennard at Experimental Dance Week 2020, Auckland:  Nicole Wilkie, NZ Theatreview

 

Listing - Dance watch Oregon - Virtual Nutcrackers and happy hours:  Jamuna Chiarini, Oregon Arts Watch

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Links - Thursday 03 December, 2020

 

 

Obituary - Mary Oslund, choreographer & teacher:  Martha Ullman West, Oreon Arts Watch

 

 

Feature - Sadler’s Wells’ Alistair Spalding on weathering the shutdown:  Helen Barrett, FT

 

Streamed Review - English National Ballet, Digital Season:  Debra Craine, Times

 

List - London live dance Christmas 2020:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Feature - Evan McKie, National Ballet of Canada:  Deborah Weiss, Dance for You Magazine

 

News - Sarasota Ballet expands season of digital programmes:  Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

Feature - Alvin Ailey’s digital season:  Celia Wren, Washington Post

 

Feature - Dancers say it’s time to talk about ballet companies that body-shame:  Charlotte Barnett, NY Observer

 

Preview Feature - On Display Global honouring international day of persons with disabilities:  Josephine Minhinnett, Fjord Review

 

News Feature - Australian Ballet’s 2021 season:  Stephen A Russell, Time Out

 

Featurette - Viktoria Tereshkina, Mariinsky Ballet:  Mihaela, Dance for You Magazine

 

Exhibition Preview - On Pointe: Royal Academy of Dance at 100, London:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

News - New footage of Margot Fonteyn with RAD youngsters of 1972 discovered:  Dalya Alberge, Guardian

 

Streamed Review - Netflix documentary series “Move”:  Maya Phillips, NY Times

 

News - Choreographer Faye Driscoll awarded New York Live Arts Residency:  Peter Libbey, NY Times

 

Streaming News - Diablo Ballet’s Nutcracker Reimagined & 2021 season preview:  Dean Speer, Critical Dance

 

Live Review - Joanne Hobern & Jazmine Rose-Phillips at Experimental Dance Week 2020, Auckland:  Rewa Fowles, NZ Theatreview

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Links - Friday 04 December, 2020

 

 

Feature - Skylar Brandt, American Ballet Theatre on dancing through a pandemic:  Camille Freestone, Coveteur

 

News - Matthew Bourne to reimagine The Car Man for Royal Albert Hall’s 150th Anniversary:

Georgia Snow, Stage

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Streamed Reviews:

Pacific Northwest Ballet, Rep 2:  Dean Speer, Critical Dance

 

Tokyo Ballet, M (Béjart):  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Eliot Smith Dance, Virtual Triple Bill:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Live Review - Sydney Dance Company, New Breed, Sydney:  Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review

 

Film Reviews - A Christmas Carol (danced version):

Kevin Maher, Times

Robbie Collins, Telegraph

Maryam Philpott, Reviews Hub

Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

 

Streaming News:

Pennsylvania Ballet to stream George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Boston Ballet presents BB@yourhome: The Gift:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

BalletMet stream The Nutcracker:  Mikey Taylor, The Lantern

 

Featurette - Lauren Ostrander & Janae Korte, Sarasota Ballet:  Andrew Fabian, SRQ

 

Live Review - Amber Liberté & Fa’asu Aloa-Purcell at Experimental Dance Week 2020, Auckland:  Rewa Fowles, NZ Theatreview

 

Live Review - Kelly Nash, Body I(s)land, Auckland:  Katrina Bastian, NZ Theatreview

 

Live Performance News - Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami will perform Don Quixote Suite:  Orlando Taquechel, Miami Herald

 

Looking Back - 10 years later, ballerinas still hate Black Swan:  Parker Herren, Thrillist

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Links - Saturday 05 December, 2020

 

 

Feature - David Hallberg, AD Australian Ballet:  Amanda Hooton, The Age

 

News - Birmingham Royal Ballet to livestream The Nutcracker after live show cancellations:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

News - Royal Opera House unveils biggest programme of streamed ballet and opera:  Staff, London Post

 

Feature - Bettie de Jong (of Paul Taylor company) reminisces about the film 9 Variations on a Dance Theme (1966). A new generation pays homage:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Live Review - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Sleeping Beauty, Auckland:  Raewyn Whyte, NZ Theatreview

 

Exhibition Review - Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, London:  Sam Moore, Hyperallergic

 

Feature - With no Nutcracker, New York City Ballet dancers make their next move:  Annie Goldsmith, Town and Country

 

Feature - Why National Ballet of Canada’s Nutcracker is still a stunner worth seeing onscreen:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Streamed Review - The Place’s Festival of Korean Dance:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Streamed Review - Quarry Dance IX:  Marcia B Siegel, Arts Fuse

 

Film Review - A Christmas Carol (danced version):  Ellen E Jones, Guardian

 

Live Review - David Huggins & Caitlin Davey at Experimental Dance Week 2020,  Auckland:  Katrina Bastian, NZ Theatreview

 

Nutcracker Streaming News from New York:

 

New York City Ballet:  Asia Grace, New York Post

 

American Ballet Theatre:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

New York Ballet Theatre and The Bang Group:  News Desk, Broadway World

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Sunday 6 December, 2020

 

Features:

All you need to know about The Nutcracker: Sarah CromptonSunday Times

A little dusting of sugar plum?  Gavin Sutherland on Tchaikovsky’s score: Hugh Canning, Sunday Times

 

Live Review - Sydney Dance CompanyNew Breed, Sydney: Geraldine Higginson, Dance Australia

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

English National Ballet, Digital Season:

Sarah Crompton, The Observer

David Jays, Sunday Times

 

Scottish Ballet, The Secret Theatre: Stephen McGinty, Sunday Times

 

Eliot Smith Dance, Onward / Messiah / TroY: Peter Latham, BTG

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Monday 7 December, 2020

 

Features:

Studying The Nutcracker, Students Listen, Touch, Move Like Snow: Siobhan Burke, NY Times

 

Live Review – Queensland Ballet, Best of the Nutcracker, Brisbane: Olivia Stewart, Limelight

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

Royal Ballet, Enigma Variations: John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard

American Ballet Theatre, ABT Today: The Future Starts Now, Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review

Sadler's Wells Global Gala reminds us what we are missing: David Mead, SeeingDance

Vienna State Ballet, Mahler, live; 4: Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard

 

Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa 2020, Auckland:

Rebecca Jensen, Theatreview

Val Smith, Theatreview

Sue Cheesman, Theatreview

 

And:

How a robot inspired my ballet dancing: Merritt Moore, BBC News

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Tuesday 8 December, 2020

 

Feature - Australian Ballet - David Hallberg takes the reins: Karen Van Ulzen, Dance Australia

 

Live Reviews:

National Ballet of Japan, Shakespeare The Sonnets, Tokyo: Paul McInnes, Fjord Review

 

Sydney Dance Company, PPY Revealed – Quad Bill, Sydney: Jill Sykes, SMH

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

Vienna State Ballet, Mahler, live; 4: Jenifer Sarver, Bachtrack

 

Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Adventures in Film – Triple Bill:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Sadler’s Wells Global Gala: Vera Liber, BTG

 

Documentary Preview - On Pointe series goes behind the scenes at School of American Ballet: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

News - Exciting dance at the 2021 Adelaide Festival: Staff, Dance Australia

 

And introducing …. American Ballet Theatre’s Digital Cookbook: Florence Fabricant, NY Times

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Wednesday 9 December, 2020

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

Royal Danish BalletLa Sylphide (Sylfiden): Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Bolshoi BalletThe Nutcracker: Charlotte KasnerSeeingDance

 

Smuin Contemporary Ballet - new ways to reach audiences: Philip Mayard, Bay Area Reporter

 

Film – A Christmas Carol - Russell Maliphant puts a spin on Charles Dickens: Sanjoy Roy, Guardian

 

News:

Berlin Staatsballett – The Chloé Lopes Gomes Racism Issue:

Kate Connolly, Guardian

Oliver Moody, The Times

 

Two Ailey Stars Will Now Turn Their Focus to Baby Steps: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Australian Dance Award Winners, 2018-19:

Nick Galvin, The Age

Staff, Dance Australia

Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Alonzo King LINES Ballet continues making moves amid pandemic: Jobina Fortson, ABC7 News

  

History - The Dancer Who Made Beethoven’s Ninth Happen: Patricia Morrisroe, NY Times

 

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Thursday 10 December, 2020

 

Obituary - Sara Leland, Ballerina of Passion and Abandon, Dies at 79: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

 

Features:

How to put on a Covid-safe Nutcracker — three ballet companies that cracked it: Debra Craine, The Times

 

Watching ‘The Nutcracker’ in 2020: Charlotte Barnett, NY Observer

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

Dutch National Ballet, Back to Ballet – Classics online: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

 

Dance Base ScotlandNow Here This - a celebration of creativity, movement and connection: Emma Simmonds, The List

 

Interviews - Dane Hurst, new Artistic Director of Phoenix Dance Theatre:

Graham Watts, DanceTabs

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

  

 

And finally, Not a dance as such: Jennifer Shennan, ... on dancing

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Friday 11 December, 2020

 

Features:

One show, two platforms — can streaming work for arts companies?  Richard Morrison, The Times

 

Breakin’ Convention at Sadler’s Wells: How hip hop is helping people to reconnect: Sophie Rainbow, Evening Standard

 

Video Preview - Covid-safe run of The Nutcracker set to stun at the Royal Opera House: Julie Etchingham, ITV News

 

Galleries:  Visions of sugar plums: the Royal Ballet's Nutcracker:

Tristram Kenton, Guardian

Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

Ballet22Breaking Ground Mixed Bill: Jim Provenzano, Bay Area Reporter

 

 

And when a dance critic in Paris can’t see dance …..

With Paris Theaters Closed, Church Is the Only Show in Town: Laura Cappelle, NY Times

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Saturday 12 December, 2020

 

Obituary - Othella Dallas, Keeper of Katherine Dunham’s Flame: Alex Vadukul, NY Times

 

 

Features:

Whose Nutcracker?  Rethinking a Christmas staple: Juan Michael Porter II, CS Monitor

 

What happened to ‘Nutcracker’ in the year of COVID?  Melissa Strong, Broad Street Review

 

Live Reviews – Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Covid adapted), London:

Debra Craine, The Times

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

Dušan Týnek, Dancing on Stone and in Water: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat

 

News:

The Chloé Lopes Gomes issue continues to attract comment:

Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

Staff, BBC News

 

4 Personal Branding Lessons From Ballet Legend Misty Copeland: Goldie Chan, Forbes

 

Book – The Australian Ballet on the International Stage by Lisa Tomasetti: Jo Litson, Limelight

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Links - Sunday 13 December, 2020

 

 

Live Reviews - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:

Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Feature - Kevin O’Hare on the Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Streaming Review - San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker:  Jim Munson, Broadway World

 

Interviews - Lyndsey Winship, Guardian (scroll way down)

Matthew Koon, Northern Ballet

Ashley Shaw, New Adventures

 

Live Reviews - Breakin’ Convention: Social DisDancing, London:

Marianka Swain, Telegraph

David Mead, Seeing Dance

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Streaming Review - Sadler’s Wells Global Gala:  Gerard Davis, Dancing Review

 

News - Royal Danish Ballet closes until at least Christmas:  Eva Kistrup, Danceview Times

 

Feature - Wei Wei, Hong Kong Ballet:  Kate Whitehead, South China Morning Post

 

Streaming Preview - James Whiteside, ABT, presents Fancy Nut Mix:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Feature - Dance favourites of 2020:  Marcia B Siegel, Jessica Lockhart, Mary Paula Hunter, Bill Marx, Arts Fuse

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Links - Monday 14 December, 2020

 

 

Live Review - Royal Ballet, Nutcracker, London:  Vikki Jane Vile, Broadway World

 

Live Review - Breakin’ Convention: Social DisDancing, London:  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Exhibition Review - On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100, London:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Streamed Review - Pam Tanowitz, Finally Unfinished:  Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Feature - 2020 in Dance:  Mark Monahan, Telegraph

 

News - Queensland Ballet’s plans to restart 60th Anniversary celebrations in March:  Staff, Dance Australia

 

News - Luca Silvestrini awarded prestigious Italian Critics’ Award for his work in dance:  Mihaela, Dance for You Magazine

 

News - West Australian Ballet promotes 4 dancers:  Staff, Out in Perth

 

Film Review - Circumstance 2020:  Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Streaming News (video feature) - Milwaukee Ballet performs the Nutcracker online:  Fox6 News

 

News - Texas Ballet Theatre announces online season:  Edward Brown, Fort Worth Weekly

 

Feature - Alessandra Ball James of Charlotte Ballet talks about her retirement:  Lauren Levine Corriher, Charlotte Magazine

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Links - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

 

 

Obituary - Ann Reinking, choreographer & actress:  Mark Kennedy, Seattle Times via AP

 

 

Live Review - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Mark Ronan, The Article

 

Live Review - Breakin’ Convention: DisDancing, London:  Helen Barrett, FT

 

Live Review - BalletCollective, The Nutcracker at Wethersfield, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Streamed Review - Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, The Piece with the Ship:  Veronica Post, Seeing Dance

 

Streaming Feature - Tiler Peck of NYCB on how you can watch Nutcrackers this year:  Lilah Ramzi, Vogue US

 

Streaming Preview - Houston Ballet, Nutcracker Sweets:  Margaret Downing, Houston Press

 

Interview - Salomé Pressac, freelance dancer:  Nuria Cremer-Vasquez, Guardian

 

News - Kaatsbaan (Tivoli, New York) announces spring festival including dance:  Peter Libbey, NY Times

 

Netflix Review - Tiny Pretty Things:  Lucy Mangan, Guardian

Feature - Rachel Varina, Elite Daily

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Links - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

 

 

Obituaries - Ann Reinking, choreographer & actress:

Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Chris Wiegand, Guardian

Matt Schudel, Washington Post

 

 

Live Review - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Joy Sable, Jewish Chronicle

 

Interview - Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet:  Jenny Proudfoot, Marie Claire

Feature - Francesca Hayward: Get the look:  Sarah Barnes, Marie Claire

 

News - Sadler's Wells & BBC Arts Announce Line Up for all-day Digital Festival Dancing Nation:  Staff, Seeing Dance

 

Streaming Preview - Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Streamed Review - Celebrate David McAllister, retiring AD Australian Ballet:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Exhibition Review - Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer, London:  Maximiliane Leuschner, Brooklyn Rail

 

Streamed Review - Milwaukee Ballet, Nutcracker: Short and Sweet:  Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Video Feature - Nutcrackers reimagined (mainly focussing on Toledo Ballet):  Jeffrey Brown, PBS News Hour

 

Video Feature - Jamal Sterrett, Nottingham street dancer:  BBC

 

Interview - Janessa Clark, choreographer:  Ivan Talijancic, Brooklyn Rail

 

Review - Dragonfly/Robin Laverne Wilson/Miss Justice Jester, ABSCONDED: #EjectionDay2020, New York:  Noa Weiss, Brooklyn Rail

 

Recommendation - 7 ballet-centric films to watch:  Hayley Maitland, Vogue

 

Video Feature - Pennsylvania Ballet release digital holiday card:  Broadway World

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Links - Thursday 17 December, 2020

 

 

Feature - Francesca Hayward, Royal Ballet:  Jo Litson, Limelight

 

Interview - Patricia Barker, AD Royal New Zealand Ballet:  Claudia Lawson, Fjord Review

 

Streamed Review - Scottish Ballet, The Secret Theatre:  Lorna Irvine, Fjord Review

 

Live Review - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Deborah Weiss, Dance for You Magazine

 

Live Preview Feature - Miami City Ballet, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in the Park, Miami:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Feature - Mary (McKendry) Li talks about her book Mary’s Last Dance:  Jo Litson, Limelight

 

Streaming News - English National Ballet School’s Winter Showcase filmed at the Roundhouse:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Streamed Reviews:

Houston Ballet, Nutcracker Sweets:

Natalie de la Garza, Houston Press

Audrey Morabito, Broadway World

 

(Netflix) - Debbie Allen, Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker:  Meghan O’Keefe, Decider

 

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, Plastic Harvest:  Tom Phillips, Danceview Times

 

Streaming Suggestions:

Five Nutcrackers you can watch for free:  Nina Garin, Pacific San Diego

 

(Video Report) - Alberta Ballet, The Nutcracker:  Stephen Hunt, CTV News

 

Goh Ballet (Vancouver) streams Nutcracker featuring Chan Hon Goh:  Charlie Smith, Straight

 

Sky Arts Freeview channel unveils festive shows:  Alex Wood, Wat's On Stage

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Links - Friday 18 December, 2020

 

 

Obituary - Diana Payne-Myers, dancer & actress:  Telegraph

 

 

Live Review - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Louise Levene, FT

 

Interview - Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, choreographer:  Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Streaming Reviews:

Scottish Ballet, The Secret Theatre:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman

 

Paris Opera Ballet, La Bayadère:   Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

 

BalletX, BalletX Beyond:  Michelle Potter, ... on dancing

 

Streaming News & Previews

Works and Process at the Guggenheim, Isolation to Creation docuseries:   News Desk, Broadway World

 

James Whiteside (ABT) & Friends, Fancy Nut Mix:  Jennifer Stahl, Dance Magazine

 

Melanie Hamrick (ex-ABT) and friends, A Night at the Ballet:  Staff, South China Morning Post via AP

 

Historic Book Review - Robert Maiorano & Valerie Brooks, Balanchine’s Mozartiana - The Making of a Masterpiece:  George Jackson, Danceview Times

 

Live Performance News (Video) - Orlando Ballet, The Nutcracker, Orlando:  Amanda McKenzie, Fox35

 

Featurette - Tiler Peck, New York City Ballet:  Stephanie Maida, Guest of a Guest

 

Feature - Yannick Lebrun of Alvin Ailey:  Marissa DeSantis, Dance Magazine

 

Documentary - On Pointe (Disney+):

Review - David Mead, Seeing Dance

Features -

Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Felicia Fitzpatrick, Playbill

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Links - Saturday 19 December, 2020

 

 

Obituaries - Ann Reinking, choreographer & actress:

Times

Sylviane Gold, Dance Magazine

 

 

Live Review - Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Streamed Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Digital Season:  Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Streamed Review - Scottish Ballet, The Secret Theatre:  Mary Brennan, Herald Scotland

 

Video Feature - Sophie Martin, Scottish Ballet rehearses the Sugar Plum Fairy solo:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman

 

Streamed Review - Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin, Spectres d’Europa #3:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Documentary Review - On Pointe (Disney+):  Lucy Mangan, Guardian

 

Video Feature - Behind the scenes as Ballet Collective prepares for The Nutcracker:  Megan Uy, Cosmopolitan

 

Feature - Alberta Ballet’s Nutcracker is much missed this year:  Michele Jarvie, Calgary Herald

 

Feature - Lillian Barbeito, dancer:  Sophie Bress, Fjord Review

 

Feature - The offending classic:  Mark Franko, Mass Review

 

Feature - How the nation really did ‘keep dancing’ through 2020:  Rachel Moss, Huffington Post

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Sunday 20 December, 2020

 

Live Review – Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Covid adapted), London: David Jays, Sunday Times

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker: Mark Monahan, Telegraph

 

Bolshoi Ballet, The Nutcracker: Aliya Al-Hassan, BWW UK

 

Scottish Ballet, The Secret Theatre: Graeme Strachan, BTG

 

Irene Rodriguez/LA Opera, The Five Moons of Lorca: Jane Rosenberg, Seen and Heard

 

‘Dance in DC’ short films capture the city’s spirit of entrepreneurship: Celia Wren, Washington Post

 

How Three Women Produced a Ballet Performance in a Pandemic: Erica Gonzales, Harper's Bazaar

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Monday 21 December, 2020

 

Obituary – Ann Reinking, dancer, choreographer, actress: Michael Coveney, Guardian

 

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

Scottish BalletThe Secret Theatre:

Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

Emily May, The Stage

Mark Brown, The National

Gallery – The Times

 

Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker at the REP: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

Bay Area Dance and 2020's NutcrackerHeather Desaulniers, Critical Dance

 

Batsheva Dance Company, YAG – The Movie: Sarah-Mace Dennis, SeeingDance

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Tuesday 22 December, 2020

 

Features:

Miami City Ballet’s Nutcracker - Sugarplum Dreams Under the Palm Trees: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

The Choreographer's New Skill Set: Working From Home: Chava Pearl Lansky, Dance Magazine

 

Sacred Cow: Are Story Ballets Naff?  Jill Brown, Limelight

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

Scottish BalletThe Secret Theatre:

Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

Vivien Devlin, Edinburgh Guide

 

English National Ballet, Nutcracker Delights:

Theo Bosanquet, What'sOnStage

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Dutch National Ballet, Christmas Gala: Maggie Foyer, SeeingDance

 

Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker at The REP:

Neil Norman, The Stage

Vera Liber, BTG

John O’Dwyer, Seen and Heard

Marianka Swain, The i

 

Houston Ballet, Nutcracker Sweets: Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle

 

News – Queensland & West Australian Ballet: Leavers joiners, promotions: Staff, Dance Australia

 

And:

Dance schools expect to see Bill Bailey effect with rush of midlife men: Mark Brown, Guardian

 

 

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Wednesday 23 December, 2020

 

Features:

The Nutcracker in May? The Virus Postpones a Christmas Tradition: Julia Jacobs, NY Times

 

How did American Ballet Star David Hallberg become Artistic Director of  Australian Ballet?  Doug Wallen, Broadsheet

 

The Dark Fairytale that Inspired The Nutcracker Ballet: Victoria Choe, Untapped New York

  

Live Review – National Ballet of Japan, Nutcracker (Eagling), Tokyo: Naomi Mori, Bachtrack

  

Stream Reviews/Previews:

Nederlands Dans TheaterI wonder where the dreams I don’t remember go: Amy Pearl, DanceTabs

 

Unearth Birmingham - Retelling a tragedy through dance: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Smuin Ballet, The Christmas Ballet: Heather Zimmerman, Palo Alto Online

 

Best 10 dance shows of 2020 – Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

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Thursday 24 December, 2020

 

Features:

Cassa Pancho and Ballet Black: Juan Michael Porter Li, Dance Magazine

 

Bangarra Dance Company’s Stephen Page: Jacqueline Maley, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Dreaming of a better NutcrackerJanine Kovac, Zocalo Public Square

 

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

English National Ballet, Laid in Earth: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

 

Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker at The Rep: Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

Scottish Ballet, The Secret Theatre:

Graham Watts, Bachtrack

Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

American Dance Machine, The Music and the Mirror:  Talaura Harms, Playbill

  

Book Review – Ballet Class: An American History, by Melissa Klapper, Rowan Today

  

Our Favourite Dance Moments of 2020: Staff, Dance Magazine

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Friday 25 December, 2020     🎄🎄🎄

 

Feature - Some Memorable Performances in a Dreadful Year – New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs

 

Podcast - Misty Copeland - Why is the ballet world overwhelmingly white? Anne McElvoy, The Economist

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

English National Ballet, 5-Part Digital Season: Graham Watts, Bachtrack

 

English National Ballet School Winter Showcase: David Mead, SeeingDance

 

New York City Ballet, The Nutcracker: Vikki Jane Vile, BWW UK

 

Tanowitz at the Joyce: Faye Arthurs, Fjord Review

 

 

And then there’s:

Grete Wiesenthal - Dancing by Herself: When the Waltz Went Solo: Meryl Cates, NY Times

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Saturday 26 December, 2020

 

Covid Features:

A ‘Great Cultural Depression’ Looms for Legions of Unemployed Performers: Patricia Cohen, NY Times

 but

Save Our Stages could mean relief for arts venues:  Indiana Nash, Daily Gazette

 

Stream Reviews/Previews:

San Francisco Ballet, 2021 Digital Season: James Ambroff-Tahan, SF Examiner

 

My culture fix - Matthew Ball, Royal Ballet Principal: The Times

 

Film Breaks:

Cathy MarstonDrift: Staff, Dance Magazine

 

Post: Ballet & Berkeley Ballet Theater, Waltz of the Snowflakes: Staff, Dance Magazine

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Links - Sunday 27 December, 2020

 

 

List - 5 best dance of 2020:  Sarah Crompton, Observer

 

Streaming Reviews/Preview:

 

Review - English National Ballet, Senseless Kindness:  Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker:  David Jays, Times

 

Review - English National Ballet, Nutcracker Delights:  Teresa Guerreiro, Culture Whisper

 

Review - Scottish Ballet, The Secret Theatre:  Gerard Davis, Dancing Review

 

Review - Dutch National Ballet, Back to Ballet - Classic:  Deborah Weiss, Dance for You Magazine

 

Preview - Sarasota Ballet, Digital Programme #3:  Susan L Rife, Sarasota Herald Tribune

 

Feature - Notable dance books of 2020:  Wendy Perron, Blog

 

List - Francesca Hayward (Royal Ballet)’s Cultural Highlights:  Kadish Morris, Observer

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Links - Monday 28 December, 2020

 

 

Streamed Review - English National Ballet, digital season:  Sara Veale, Fjord Review

 

Streamed Review - English National Ballet, Nutcracker Delights:  Maggie Foyer, Seeing Dance

 

Streamed Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker:  Deborah Weiss, DanceTabs

 

Streamed Review - Hong Kong Ballet, The Nutcracker (Benefit performance):  Elsie Duan, South China Morning Post

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Links - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

 

 

Interview - Alonzo King, AD Alonzo King Lines Ballet:  George McCalman, SF Chronicle

 

Streamed Review - Scottish Ballet, The Secret Theatre:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Streamed Review - English National Ballet, Nutcracker Delights:  Jim Pritchard, Seen and Heard International

 

Streamed Review - Boston Ballet, Forsythe Elements:  Sara Komatsu, Harvard Crimson

 

Streamed Review - José Limón Company, Suite Donuts, The Moor’s Pavane, There is a time:  Martha Sherman, Danceview Times

 

Streamed Review - Milwaukee Ballet, Nutcracker: Short and Sweet:  Asbah Shah, Shepherd Express

 

Feature - BalletX and its streaming platform:  Ariana Marsh, Harper's Bazaar

 

Documentary Review - On Pointe (Disney+):  Lyndsey Winship, Guardian

 

Video Feature - James Whiteside, ABT,  gives back to dancers in training:  NBC New York

 

Feature - Cori Kresge, dancer, uses dance and poetry to make sense of life:  Hallie Chametzky, Dance Magazine

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Links - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

 

 

Review - Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Nutcracker (streamed)

Scottish Ballet, The Secret Theatre (streamed)

Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (live), London

 

Streamed Reviews:

English National Ballet, Echoes:  Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Ballet Black, Like Water:  Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Smuin Contemporary Ballet, The Christmas Ballet:  Heather Desaulniers, Critical Dance

 

Tokyo Ballet, Don Quixote:  David Mead, Seeing Dance

 

Featurette - Designer Iris Van Herpen collaborates with Dutch National Ballet (includes video of Biomimicry):  Ken Scrudato, Black Book Magazine

 

Streaming News:  

Smuin Contemporary Ballet presents Long DisDance Love:  News Desk, Broadway World

 

Astana Ballet Theater launches streaming service:  Saniya Seilkhanova, Astana Times

 

Featurette - Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre:  Stephen Doig, Telegraph

 

Feature - Do San Francisco-based dancers think Netflix’ Tiny Pretty Things is realistic?:  Dan Gentile, SF Gate

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