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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
Ballet Black

More tomorrow I'm sure.


Review - Review of 2012 in UK

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

Ismene Brown,
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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