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Links – Sunday, 23 December 2012

 

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Review - UK/London Review of the Year, Zoe Anderson, Independent

 

Reviews - Dutch National Ballet, Cinderella, roundup of reviews of teh new Wheeldon production translated into English (hopefully well!) and held on the company website. DNB

 

Gallery – Royal Ballet in The Firebird, Raymonda Act 3 and In the Night, By Dave Morgan, DanceTabs

 

Review - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:

Luke Jennings,

Jenny Gilbert,

 

Review - Mark Morris Dance Group, The Hard Nut, San Francisco: Ann Murphy, Mercury News

 

Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, Nutcracker: Seattle, Sandra Kurtz, Seattle Weekly

 

Review - National Ballet of Canada, The Nutcracker, Toronto: John Coulbourn, Toronto Sun

 

Interview - Australian Ballet - Rachel Rawlins and Colin Peasley. Sydney: Tim Douglas, Australian

 

Review - Asanti Dance Theatre, Sankofa, Melbourne: Jordan Beth Vincent, The Age

 

Preview - Billy Elliott: Life parallels art. Ottawa: Peter Robb, Ottawa Citizen

 

Preview - Illstyle and Peace, Mpossible IZZpossible, New York: Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger

 

Feature - Bad rap for morris dancing, Melbourne: by Natalie Bochenski, The Age

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Links – Monday, 24 December 2012

 

Interview - Gudrun Bojesen - Royal Danish Ballet, Jane Simpson, DanceTabs

 

Review - Royal Ballet, The Firebird, In the Night, Raymonda Act lll, London: Jane Simpson, DanceTabs

 

Preview - Present-Tense Movement, With Memory 'Dancing Around the Bride' exhibition, which explores collaborations between Cunningham and the artists John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, Philadelphia: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

 

Preview/Review - New Spaces for the Revolution - Danspace Project hosted Judson Now, New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Feature - Darcey Bussell and How Strictly Come Dancing waltzed its way to the top of the Saturday night ratings. Includes Monica Mason thoughts, Vanessa Thorpe, Observer

 

Interview - Jacqueline Green, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, (For Quick Success, Be Flexible), New York: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Review - Birmingham Royal Ballet, Cinderella - casting: Maureya Lebowitz/Mathias Dingman and Delia Mathews/Tyrone Singleton, Birmingham: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

 

Review - Ballet West, The Nutcracker, Washington: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs

 

News - Ballet West gets critics’ attention, Salt Lake Tribune

 

Review - Mark Morris Dance Group, The Hard Nut, San Francisco: Aimee Tsao, DanceTabs

 

Review - Oakland Ballet, The Nutcracker, San Francisco: Steven Winn, SF Chronicle

 

Review - Baltimore School for the Arts, The Nutcracker, Washington: Rebecca Ritzel, Washinton Post

 

News - Joffrey Balley's 'Nutcracker' production wins national award for second time, Chicago: AP, Chicago Tribune

 

Review - SF International Hip Hop Dancefest and Clas/sick Hip Hop, San Francisco: Aimee Tsao, DanceTabs

 

Review - Fresh (Dance Designed for Young People) at the Place, London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs

 

News - Canadian dance legend, Willy Blok Hanson, dies at 98, Toronto: Alexandra Bosanac, Toronto Star

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Links – Tuesday, 25 December 2012

 

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Feature - Growing the dance audiance - Canadian style, by Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Interview - Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and Laurencia - Vakhtang Chabukiani, Tory Dobrin and others, New York: Valerie Gladstone, NY Times

 

Review - Royal Ballet, The Firebird, In the Night, Raymonda Act lll, London: Gerald Dowloer, Classical Source

 

Gallery - Mariinsky Ballet in Swan Lake. By Sunkyung Jang, DanceTabs

 

Interview - Stephen Petronio on Underland, Houston: Margaret Downing, Houston Press

 

Interview - Boston Ballet - Boyko Dossev, Boston: Katie Eastman, Boston Herald

 

News - Royal Opera House - search for new Chief Exec. Names some possible candiates and says how much money Tony Hall is on - £390k... Eve Standard

 

Feature - "Design is not separate from art, it's integral to everything we do". (Chosen on the strength of the title alone - actualy about V&A opening in Dundee): Herald

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Links – Wednesday, 26 December 2012

 

Feature - Merry Christmas from Anna Pavlova (picture), Valerie Lawson, Dancelines

 

Review - The Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker cinema screening,

North Texas: Margaret Putnam,

Sarasota: Carrie Seidman,

 

Review - Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Trocks), Swan Lake excerts, Dying Swan, Laurencia, New York: Leigh Witchel, NY Post

 

Preview/Interviw - San Francsico Ballet spring season and music - Martin West (conductor), Shinji Eshima, San Francisco: Janos Gereben, SF Examiner

 

Feature/Interview - Ballet Manila & Project Ballet Futures - Lisa Macuja, Jessa Balote, Manila: AP, Washington Post

 

News - Modern Dance Groups to Get Hurricane Sandy Aid, New York: Daniel J. Wakin, NY Times

 

Feature - Amateur Dance in Australia - Dance shimmies in as growing sport of choice for children, Sydney: Lara Pearce, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Feature - No Sugar Plums Here: The Dark, Romantic Roots Of 'The Nutcracker' and E.T.A. Hoffmann, by Unkown, Capital Public Radio (California)

 

News - New Ballet inspired jewelry announced at Bolshoi Theater, Moscow: Nathan Gray, Moscow News

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Links – Thursday, 27 December 2012

 

Feature - Looking back on UK dance 2012, UK: Kevin Berry, Stage

 

Feature - Reflections on 2012 Dance in Canada - The ups and downs of the 2012 dance world, Toronto: Paula Citron, Globe and Mail

 

Reviews - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater:

Another Night, From Before, Strange Humors, Grace,
, New York: Deborah Jowitt,

Petite Mort, Grace, Revelations
, New York: Leigh Witchel,

 

Review - Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Trocks), Chopiniana, Laurencia, The Flames of Paris, New York: Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger

 

Feature - Pilobolus and Business - A group approach to corporate creativity - US dance troupe Pilobolus sees productivity as the only measure of being creative, Philip Delves Broughton, FT

 

News - Boston Spring Dance - Boston’s winter dance scene: Tapping and walking, stomping and flying, Boston: Debra Cash, Boston Phoenix

 

Feature - Monte-Carlo Ballet Company presents Jean-Christophe Maillot’s ‘LAC’ (Photos), Monte-Carlo via SF: Gilly Lloyd, SF Examiner

 

Feature - Some reflections on 'different' European Nutcrackers - ‘Nutcrackers’ wherever you go, Warsaw/Europe: Anne Applebaum, Washington Post

 

News - Boston Ballet - Attendance for the Boston Ballet’s “Nutcracker” is up 23 percent from three years ago, and revenue is up 36 percent, Boston: Geoff Edgers, Boston Globe

 

Feature - Game Theory: Considering Video Games as Ballet, New York: Chris Suellentrop, NY Times

 

Feature - At 89, she taps the spirit of dance (with video), Sacramento: Sacramento Bee

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Links – Friday, 28 December 2012

 

Review - Royal Ballet, The Firebird, In the Night, Raymonda Act lll, London:

Itziar Mendizabal and Bennet Gartside were the jewels in this pleasing seasonal programme, Clement Crisp,

Judith Cruikshank,

 

Interview - Assis Carreiro – Artistic Director, Royal Ballet of Flanders, DanceTabs

 

Review - Ballets de Noverre, Renaud et Armide, Médée et Jason, Paris: Laura Cappelle, FT

 

Feature - From ‘Anna Karenina’ (film) lessons for the ballet world, Washington: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post

 

Review - Pacific Northwest Ballet, arms that work, Lost in Light, Kammermusik No. 3, Sum Stravinsky, Seatle: Helene Kaplan, DanceViewTimes

 

Feature/Interview - Director Gustavo Ramirez Sansano's risks pay off for Luna Negra (in Chicagoans Of The Year series), Chicago: Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune

 

Feature - Best of 2012, USA, New York: Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine

 

Review - City Contemporary Dance Company, The Comedy Of K, Hong Kong: Natasha Rogai, DanceTabs

 

Feature - Calamity or Comedy: Critic/Scholar v. New York State The Nite Moves Dance Tax Case, Part 1. Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part article concerning government taxation of strip or gentleman’s clubs. USA: Judith Lynne Hanna, Dance USA

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Links – Saturday, 29 December 2012

 

UK New Years Honours

Afraid we can't find a complete published list but the following via Twitter:

CBE for
Arlene Phillips

MBE for
Cassa Pancho
Director
Ballet Black

More tomorrow I'm sure.

 

Review - Review of 2012 in UK

Louise Levene,
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Louise Levene looks back on the year Sergei Polunin quit Royal Ballet and wonders what might have been.

Ismene Brown,
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The Best of 2012: Much to gossip about, but there's less to see these days

 

Review - Review of 2012 in Sydney - Overseas artists steal the show, Jill Sykes, Sydeney Morning Herald

 

Review - Review of 2012 in Melbourne (and a bit of looking forward to 2013 - As you Lake it - a triple treat of Swans for Melbourne dance lovers, Jordan Beth Vincent, The Age

 

Feature - 2013 dance highlights Montreal, include National Ballet of China - Montrealers have much to anticipate, from classics to flamenco to experimental, Montreal: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette

 

Feature - The ones to watch in 2013 - Maureya Lebowitz, 22 (Birmingham Royal Ballet), Zoë Anderson, Independent

 

Review - Royal Ballet, The Firebird, In the Night, Raymonda Act lll, London:

Laura Thompson,

Neil Norman,

 

Review/Feature - Versions of Sugar Plums - A dissection of NYCB Nut dancing and dancers., New York: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

 

Review - Paris Opera Ballet, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated, Woundwork 1, Pas./Parts, Paris: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

Gallery - Henry Leutwyler gallery with intro by Roslyn Sulcas, New York, NY Times

 

Interview - Cid Pearlman, Dance Card: 'Your Body Is Not a Shark' premieres at ODC. San Francisco: Andrew Gilbert, Mercury News

 

Feature - Birmingham Royal Ballet bring the joy of ballet to city children, Birmingham: Zoe Chamberlain, Birmingham Post

 

Interview - TAKAHIRO - Ain't no half steppin' / A Tokyo B-Boy leaves his mark overseas, Tokyo, Shoji Ichihara, Daily Yomiuri

 

Book Review - "Masterpieces of Russian Stage Design 1880-1930, by John Bowlt, Nina and Nikita Lobanov-Rostovsky, and Olga Shaumyan", Clement Crisp, FT

 

Interviews - Backstage ballet romances join creative couples, Pittsburgh: Mark Kanny, TribLive

 

News - Walter Carsen: ‘Care Bear’ of the National Ballet of Canada, Toronto: Martin Knelman, Toronto Star

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