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Links – Sunday December 16, 2012

 

Best dance of 2012 (UK): Luke Jennings, The Observer

 

Review - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

 

Kevin McKenzie of ABT talks about their Nutcracker: Julie Steinberg, Wall Street Journal

 

Review - Matthew Bourne | New Adventures, Sleeping Beauty: Luke Jennings, The Observer

 

Review - Will Tuckett, The Wind in the Willows, London: Neil Norman, The Stage

 

Review - The Snowman, Edinburgh: Josie Balfour, The Scotsman

 

Review - Sarasota Ballet, John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

 

Review - Ballet Austin, The Nutcracker: Jeff Davis, BroadwayWorld

 

Review - Houston Ballet choreographic workshop: David Clarke, BroadwayWorld

 

Preview - Mikhailovsky Ballet, Nacho Duato’s Romeo and Juliet: Viktoria Koltsova, Moscow Times

 

Genée International Ballet Competition medal winners: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines

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Links – Monday December 17, 2012

 

Jeni LeGon, Singer and Solo Tap-Dancer, dies at 96: Bruce Weber, New York Times

 

Review - The Royal Ballet and English National Ballet, The Nutcracker: Clement Crisp, The Financial Times

 

Feature - Mara Galeazzi (RB Principal) - I’m not a person that gives up quickly: Metro

 

Review - American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker: Deborah Jowitt, ArtsJournal

 

Review - Mark Morris Dance Group, The Hard Nut, Berkeley: Mary Ellen Hunt, San Francisco Chronicle

 

Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times

 

Alastair Macaulay ruminates on literal and metaphorical travels: New York Times

 

Gia Kourlas reflects on some outstanding performances in 2012: New York Times

 

Claudia La Rocco remembers happy sightings of new work: New York Times

 

Review - Netta Yerushalmy, Devouring Devouring, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times

 

Review - robbinschilds, I came her on my own…, Salzburggrubzlas, Grubzlassalzburg!, NY: Claudia La Rocco, New York Times

 

La Difference Auto School offers Haitian drumming and dance lessons: Sarah Stodola, New York Times, Slideshow

 

Review - The Rockettes, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Rosemont: Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

 

Monster photo gallery - English National Ballet’s Nutcracker 2012 Christmas Party: MonstersandCritics

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Links – Tuesday December 18, 2012

 

Review - Pennsylvania Ballet’s Nutcracker and Manhattan Youth Ballet’s Knickerbocker Suite: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times

 

Review - Ballet West, The Nutcracker, Salt Lake City: Robert Grescovic, Wall Street Journal

 

Review - Mariinsky Ballet, The Nutcracker, 3D cinema relay: Robert Grescovic, Wall Street Journal

 

Review - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker: G.J. Dowler, Classical Source

 

Backstage at the Nutcracker with Tiler Peck of the NYC Ballet: Judy Graeme, LA Observed

 

National Ballet of Canada’s Nutcracker - Character artists fill demanding roles: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Happy birthday - The Nutcracker, 120 today, celebrated by Google: The Guardian

 

Review - Richard Alston Dance Company, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs

 

Review - Will Tuckett, The Wind in the Willows, ROH: Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Londondance

 

Lisa Martland on Ismene Brown on Mona Inglesby: The Stage

 

The luminous Olga Smirnova, the Bolshoi’s new star: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines

 

Photo exhibition (preview) - Dancers of the Royal Ballet by Rick Guest: Dance Broadway World

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Links – Wednesday December 19, 2012

 

Review - Mikahailovsky Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, St Petersburg: Gerald Dowler, Financial Times

 

Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Richard Alston Dance Company: Robert Gottlieb, New York Observer

 

Review - The Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker cinema screening: Jann Parry, DanceTabs

 

Review - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker (Klimentova and Muntagirov): Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

 

Review - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker (Kase and Vargas): Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

 

MoveTube - The Nutcracker – a ballet beginner's guide: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian **

 

TV review - Imagine (BBC1), Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty (making of): Ismene Brown, The Arts Desk

 

Best of 2012 list: Marina Harss

 

The Year in Dance, San Francisco: Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian

 

Review - Julien Cottereau, Imagine toi, London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

 

Review - Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, A Storybook Sleeping Beauty: George Jackson, danceviewtimes

 

How ballet fell for flower-giving :Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

 

Ballet bouquets at Bloomsbury Flowers - video: The Guardian

 

La Scala cancels opening night as performers walk out: Tom Kington, The Guardian

 

Dance your way through Christmas on the sofa: Katie Colombus, The Stage

 

The Nutcracker at 120: Rebecca Tucker, National Post

 

10 things you need to know about The Nutcracker: Victoria Lee, Daily Mirror

 

Men on pointe: Danielle DeVor, Reflections in Verse and Prose

 

Tony Lepore, Rhode Island’s dancing cop: Rodrique Ngowi, Houston Chronicle

 

 

** Judith Mackrell's piece has live streaming of the whole of the RB's Nutcracker - Yoshida, Cope, Dowell, Cojocaru, Putrov.

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Links – Thursday December 20, 2012

 

Review - Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times

 

Review - Mark Morris Dance Group, The Hard Nut, Berkeley: Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter

 

Review - National Ballet of Canada, The Nutcracker: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Review - Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Harry, Night Box, Zero in on, NY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times

 

Rachel Rawlins and Colin Peasley bid farewell to Australian Ballet: Valerie Lawson, DanceTabs

 

Interview - Barry Wordsworth, Firebird 100 years on: Sarah Kirkup, The Gramophone

 

Slideshow - Nutcracker, backstage at the Royal Ballet: BBC News

 

Video link - The Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (from 2009): The Guardian

 

Review - Ballet Austin, The Nutcracker: Dawn Davis Loring, Austin Chronicle

 

Sergei Polunin - an update: Alex Needham, The Guardian

 

2012 in review - Chicago: Matthew de la Peña, TimeOut Chicago

 

The best of 2012 - New Jersey/New York: Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger

 

Preview - Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 2013: Broadway World

 

The Strike at La Scala: Rachel Sanderson, Financial Times

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Links – Friday December 21, 2012

 

Review - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker: Louise Levene, The Telegraph

 

Review - National Ballet of Canada, The Nutcracker, Toronto:

Dana Glassman,
National Post

Paula Citron,
Globe and Mail

 

Review - Northern Ballet, The Nutcracker, Leeds: Kevin Berry, The Stage

 

Review - Russell Maliphant, The Rodin Project, NY: Carol Pardo, danceviewtimes

 

The best (and worst) dance of 2012: Gia Kourlas, TimeOut New York

 

Ballet isn’t rocket science, but the two aren’t mutually exclusive, either: Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post

 

BRB bringing the joy of ballet to city children: Zoe Chamberlain, Birmingham Post

 

Interview: Kate Scanlan, the Fi.Eld (Future Innovators, East London Dance) Facilitator: Hannah Dye, Londondance

 

Book review - Essential Christmas reading? Look Before You Leap: an advice and rights guide for choreographers by Ann Whitley: Laura Dodge, Londondance

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Links – Saturday December 22, 2012

 

Review - Dutch National Ballet, Christopher Wheeldon’s new Cinderella, Amsterdam: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times

 

Interview - Liam Scarlett on dancing, design and choreography: Zoë Anderson, Dancing Times

 

Review - The Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker: Louise Levene, The Telegraph

 

Review - Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, NY:

Tobi Tobias,
artsJournal

Claudia La Rocco,
New York Times

 

Review - The Bang Group, Nut/Cracked, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times

 

Review - Alberta Ballet, The Nutcracker, Calgary: Jenna Shummoogum, Calgary Herald

 

Miami City Ballet - the year in review: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald

 

Review - Miami City Ballet, The Nutcracker: Clara LaVelle, Miami NewTimes

 

Review - Northern Ballet, The Nutcracker, Leeds: Charles Hutchinson, York Press

 

Review - Travelling Light, BOING!, Sadler’s Wells: Zoë Anderson, The Independent

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