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Links – Sunday December 30, 2012


Interview – Tamara Rojo - This much I know: Ruaridh Nicoll, Observer


Reviews– Royal Ballet, Firebird, In The Night, Raymonda Act III:

Luke Jennings,

Lise Smith,


Reviews of 2012:

London: Jenny Gilbert,

Los Angeles: Laura Bleiberg,


New Year Honours List, Two further recipients:

OBE: Derek Aviss, former executive director, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

OBE: Eleanor Fazan, choreographer and director.


(That's it, folks - Bruce did too well yesterday.)

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Links – Monday December 31, 2012


Report & Reviews - 23rd International Ballet Festival of Havana, 2012: Sheila Cross, DanceTabs


Being there: Is it over-rated? Pia Catton compares the same live & streamed performances of the Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker: Wall St Journal


Review – Royal Ballet, Firebird, In the Night, Raymonda Act III: Judith Flanders, Arts Desk


Looking into 2013:

A general Arts survey with some Dance references: Jan Dalley,

Dance in UK: Judith Mackrell,


… and back at 2012:

London: Lynette Halewood,

Bay Area: Mary Ellen Hunt,

Moscow: Laura Cappelle,


Interview – Chris Wheeldon, why Cinderella? Wiebke Hüster, Frankfurter Allgemeine (via Tanznetz.de)

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Links – Tuesday January 1, 2013


A very happy New Year to all our users! (Some images at: NBC News Sky News BBC News )


Review – Boston Ballet, The Nutcracker: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Feature – Danielle Rowe at Nederlands Dans Theater: Philippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald


Video Games and Ballet?? Helen Lewis, New Statesman (Picks up on a NY Times link from last week.)


A very personal look back at 2012: Laura Cappelle, Bella Figura


Review – Royal Ballet, Firebird, In the Night, Raymonda Act III: Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


A personal Australian look at 2013/2012: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines



….. and don’t forget – The Vienna New Year’s Day Concert on TV, usually with some dance in pretty ritzy surroundings.

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Links – Wednesday January 2, 2013


Reviews – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Laurencia etc (New York):

Robert Gottlieb,

Apollinaire Scherr,


Feature/Interview – Yonah Acosta, ‘A Tough Nut To Crack ‘: Mark Riddaway, Covent Garden Journal


Feature – Soledad Barrio teaching Flamenco class: Tobi Tobias, Arts Journal


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Forsythe/Brown Quad Bill: Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine


Feature – Ballet Manila’s Outreach Programme: Teresa Cerojano (AP), Washington Times

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Links – Thursday January 3, 2013


Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Sleeping Beauty: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Stravinsky and the modernism that still has the power to stir: Sarah Bakewell, Guardian


Gallery (18 shots) – Royal Ballet Firebird Bill: Tristram Kenton, Guardian


Feature – “The Enchanted Wanderers,” Ballet Memorabilia Exhibition: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


Dancer Exchanges announced – American Ballet Theater, Royal Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet: Daniel J. Wakin, NY Times


Five Song-and-Dance Movie Tough Guys: Liesl Bradner, LA Times


2012 Dance in San Francisco: Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter


2013 – A Canadian Dance Preview: Paula Citron, Globe and Mail


Preview – “Focus Dance” at New York’s Joyce Theater: Valerie Gladstone, City Arts


Video - Kite Ballet in Sunderland: Mark Masterson, Sky News


Costume Issues for Turkish Ballet? Staff, Hurriyet Daily News


And as the holiday season ends, back to:

Ballet-Inspired Workouts, A choice of seven: Louise McCready Hart, Huffington Post

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Links – Friday January 4, 2013


Obituary – Brenda Averty, Dancer & Choreographer: Gerald Masters, Guardian



Review – Scottish Ballet, The Nutcracker: Zoë Anderson, Independent


25 Dancers and Companies to Watch in 2013: Wendy Perron & Staff, Dance Magazine


Some London Highlights in 2013: Neil Norman, Express


Review – Fuerzabruta, The Roundhouse, London: Zoë Anderson, Independent


Nureyev’s Legacy in Paris: AFP Staff, News Tribe


Preview – New York City Ballet in January & February: BWW Staff, Broadway World



Edited later to add: It will be behind the Times paywall, but today's Times 2 has a feature on 'Names to drop in 2013' and in Dance, Debra Craine has chosen the RB's Dawid Trzensimiech.

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Links – Saturday January 5, 2013


Preview – Liam Scarlett/Miami City Ballet, Euphotic: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald


Feature – Paris Opera Ballet at 300: Martine Robert, Les Echos (Via Worldcrunch)


Review – Royal Ballet, Firebird, In the Night, Raymonda Act III: Louise Levene, Telegraph


Preview – English National Ballet, Sleeping Beauty: Graham Watts, LondonDance


Feature – Daria Klimentová – her daily routine .. and her cat: Jessica Salter, Telegraph


Home town commemoration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan: Lucy Clapham, Eastern Daily Press


Preview – “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” Gala Performance: Cloe Cabrera, Tampa Bay Online


Review – Northern Ballet, The Nutcracker: Stephanie Ferguson, Yorkshire Evening Post


Reviews – Fuerzabruta, The Roundhouse, London:

Sarah Hemming,

Bruce Dessau,


Montreal Preview – Billy Elliot the Musical: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Photo Exhibition, London: Now is all there is – Bodies in Motion: Charlotte Cripps, Independent


Preview – Sarasota Ballet, Inside the Studio Series, 2013: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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