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Links – Sunday, December 1, 2013


Review – Mark Morris Dance Group, Programmes A & B, London: Luke Jennings, Observer


Review – Baltic Dance Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rite of SpringWarsaw: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Previews – Chroma reaches Alvin Ailey in New York:

Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger

Gia KourlasNY Times


Feature – The Douthit-Boyds at Alvin Ailey: Leigh Witchel, NY Post


Feature – Baryshnikov, still making artistic leaps: Peter Marks, Washington Post


Review – Susan Marshall & Company, Play/Pause, NY: Deborah JowittArts Journal/Dancebeat


Q & A Snapshot – Virgil Gadson & Julius Chisholm, After Midnight: Alexis Soloski, NY Times



A very limited selection from the available global Sugar Plum Harvest:


In Copenhagen - Royal Danish Ballet: Victoria SteffensenCopenhagen Post


In every corner of Chicago: Michelle MeywesChicagoist


Interactive for the very young at Sydney Opera House: Stephanie BouletABC News


Small dancers with large shoes to fill at Pennsylvania Ballet: Ellen DunkelPhilly.com


Robust and varied in and around LA: Matt Cooper, LA Times


The costumes in Pittsburgh: Mark Kenny, TribLive

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Links – Monday, December 2, 2013


Symposium Report – The Many Faces of Robert HelpmannLondon: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Review – Mark Morris Dance Group, Programme B, London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times


Review – Mark Morris Dance Group, Programme A, London: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Review – English National Ballet, Le CorsaireBristol: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Australian Ballet, Cinderella, Sydney: Jill Sykes, SMH


Preview – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater NY Season: Lizzie Simon, WSJ


Preview – Scottish Ballet, Hansel and Gretel, Glasgow: Angela McManus, Evening Times


Preview – Printz Dance Project, Soul + Mates, SF: Andrea Pflaumer, SF Examiner


Review – Danse (3), Sans Spectacle, Sydney: Jill Sykes, SMH


Review – Russian State Ballet of Astrakhan, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, Guildford: Margaret Wills, DanceTabs


Preview – Cape Town City Ballet’s Holiday Season: Artslink



De haut en bas, ici on parle Nut:


Review – New York City Ballet’s 2013 Opening, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Joffrey Ballet, DC: Alexandra Tomalonis, Danceviewtimes


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham: Jeffrey Taylor, Express


Claras with Ballet West remember: Kathy Adams, Salt Lake Tribune


---- and others from Billings, Montana, : Jaci Webb, Billings Gazette

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Links – Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Review – Mark Morris Dance Group, Both Programmes, London: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – New York City Ballet, The Nutcracker, NY: Leigh WitchelNY Post


Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Nutcracker, Seattle: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times


Stub Review – Boston Ballet, The Nutcracker, Boston: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe


News – A Tiller Girls Comeback for  the BBC’s Christmas: Sarah Rainey, Telegraph


Preview – Isaac Mizrahi/ & John HeginbothamPeter and the Wolf, NY: Felicia R. Lee, NY Times


Review – Ballet Boyz – The Talent, Serpent, Fallen, Glasgow: Eric Karoulla, The Skinny


News – Rambert opens new £19M home: Nicola Merrifield, The Stage


Review – Eleanor Bauer, Big Girls Do Big Things, Melbourne: Chloe SmethurstThe Age


Previews – Red Shoes & The Selfish GiantGlasgow, Edinburgh: Mary Brennan, Herald


News – Dancers take over St Paul City Ballet to keep it going: Emily MonganPioneer Press



Bolshoi Theatre Latest:

-  Trial – All three just found guilty. BBC News  Voice of Russia

– Chief Conductor Resigns: RIA Novosti and elsewhere

-  Adviser to Filin leaving: Ismene Brown Blog



Self-explanatory … I think: Metro US

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Links – Wednesday, December 04 2013


Review – Mark Morris Dance Group, Programme B, London:  Sanjoy Roy, London Dance


Review – School of Paris Opera Ballet, documentary – “Budding Stars of the Paris Opera Ballet”:  Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


News – Rambert, At Home on the South Bank: Carmel Smith, London Dance


Feature – Alvin Ailey Troupe, Working with Wayne McGregor on Chroma:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – Hagit Yagira Dance, … In the Middle with You, London:  Graham Watts, London Dance


Feature – Bokaer and Arsham’s Occupant is Art that Moves, Miami:  Jordan Levin, Miami Herald


Nutcracker Corner:

Feature – Joffrey Ballet, Three Dancers on Nutcracker:  Julia Borcherts, Redeye Chicago


Ballet Manila, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s Swan Song Series, Manila:  Rosalinda L Orosa, Philippine Star

Pacific Northwest Ballet,  Seattle:  Philippa Kiraly, The Sun Break

LakeCities Ballet Theatre,  Flower Mound Texas:  Cheryl Callon, TheaterJones

Salt Creek Ballet, Salt Creek:  Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Interview – Marie-Christine Giordano, A Dancer Comes to New York:  Michael Goodman, Broadway World


Bolshoi Roundup:

Acid Trial Verdict and Sentencing:

(Widely reported – here is a selection)

Ismene Brown, Blog

Andrew Roth, NY Times

Paul Sonne, Wall Street Journal

FT via Reuters

Shaun Walker, Guardian

Judith Mackrell, Guardian Dance Blog

Alec Luhn, Independent

Natalya Krainova, Moscow Times

Video Feature – Acid Trial – People in Moscow react to case:  BBC News

Featurette – End of golden era at Bolshoi:  BBC News

Feature – Further departures from tumultuous Bolshoi Theatre:  D Garrison Golubock, Moscow Times



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Links – Thursday, December 05 2013



News – Rambert, Rambert’s new home for dance on London’s South Bank:  Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Shobana Jeyasingh, Strange Blooms, London: 


Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Zoe Anderson, Independent

Lise Smith, London Dance

Gallery – Foteini Christofilopolou, DanceTabs


Review – Noche Flamenca, Sombras Sagradas, New York:  Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Feature – “A century before Miley Cyrus, it was male performers — like Nijinsky — who bared all”:  Peter Phillips, Spectator


Nutcracker Corner:

Reviews – Houston Ballet, Houston:  Brandon de Hoyos, Houston News

Feature – Ballet Jorgen, The Nutcracker – a Canadian tradition:  Gary Smith, The Spec

Feature – Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Jessie Petrie, Dancing the Dream: Tony Lofaro, Ottawa Citizen

Preview – Ellington at Christmas, Nutcracker Suite, New Jersey:  Robert Johnson, Star Ledger


News – Sue Jin Kang appointed Director Designate of Korean National Ballet:  The Chosun Ilbo


Bolshoi Roundup:

News – Filin, “I can’t forgive attackers who took my eyesight”:  Matthew Chance & Laura Smith-Spark, CNN


Gallery – Eifman Ballet, Rodin:  Voice of Russia


Interview – Mikhail Baryshnikov:  Peter Marks, Delaware Online


And Finally…….

Five best ballet films of all time:  Suzannah Ramsdale, Marieclaire

(Words have failed me on this one!)

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Links – Friday, December 6, 2013


Review - American Ballet TheatreThe TempestTheme and VariationsBach Partita, NY: Robert Gottlieb, New York Observer


Reviews - The Royal BalletThe Nutcracker:

Zoë Anderson, The Independent

Hanna Wellbye, The Arts Desk

Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard

Sarah Wilkinson, The Stage

Neil Norman, Daily Express

Photo gallery - Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


More Nutcrackers:

New York City Ballet, NY: Rhys Loggins, Broadway World

Boston Ballet, Boston: Iris Fanger, Patriot Ledger

American Repertory Ballet, Princeton: Patrick Kennedy, Broadway World

Texas Ballet Theater, Dallas: Katie Dravenstott, TheaterJones

Company XIVNutcracker Rouge, NY: Neil Genzlinger, New York Times


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterChromaRevelations, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Review - Mark Morris Dance GroupExcursionsA Wooden TreeJenn and SpencerFestival Dance, London: Gerald Dowler, Classical Source


Reviews - Shobana JeyasinghStrange BloomsConfigurations, London:

Graham Watts, DanceTabs

Catherine Sutherland, Bachtrack

Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide


Review - Donna UchizonoState of HeadsFire Underground, New York: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Review - Janak KhendryParadise Lost, Toronto: Michael Crabb, The Star


Review - Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance GroupMoses(es), NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Preview - Dayna HansonThe Clay Duke, Seattle: Florangela Davila, Crosscut


Feature - Dance training down under (New Zealand): Katie Colombus, The Stage


Feature - The science and magic of Lindy Hop: Andy Connelly, The Guardian


Danceblog - The Bolshoi and the BBCHow Rambert pays the rent: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


Opinion - How can the Bolshoi rise again?: Ismene Brown, The Arts Desk


Jarkko Lehmus blogToday, Jeremy, I would like to smack myself with a gauntletDanceTabs

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Links – Saturday December 7, 2013


Essay - Mark Morris: Marina Harss, The Nation


Reviews - The Royal BalletThe Nutcracker:

Jane Simpson, DanceTabs

Graham Watts, Londondance


Feature - Lauren Cuthbertson's top 10 ballet tips: Alison Feeney-Hart, BBC News


Review - Donna UchizonoState of HeadsFire UndergroundShort Tahitian Temper, New York: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Review - Ballet CymruRomeo and Juliet, London: Laura Dodge, One Stop Arts


Review - Soledad Barrio & Noche FlamencaSombras Sagradas, NY: Marina Kennedy, Broadway World


Photo gallery - Matthew BourneSwan Lake: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review - Scott Wells & DancersFather On, San Francisco: Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle


Preview - Martha ClarkeChéri (with Alessandra Ferri & Herman Cornejo), NY: Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger


Theatre review - Shakespeare Theatre Company / Baryshnikov Productions / Big Dance TheaterMan in a Case, Washington: George Jackson, Danceview Times


Book review - Wendy PerronThrough the Eyes of a Dancer: Jennifer Edwards, Huffington Post


Review - Darah Carr Dance, NY: Tess Alfano, Broadway World


Review - Birmingham Repertory TheatreThe Snowman, London: Zoë Anderson, The Independent


Feature - The Only Ballerinas in all of Abkhazia: Anna Nemtsova, The Daily Beast


Interview - Abigail GatlinBehind the Scenes of the Rockettes: Kristen Dickerson, Broadway World


Feature - Skylar Campbell and The National Ballet of Canada’s Nutcracker: Michael Crabb, The Star


Humour - The Lesbian’s Guide to Watching the Nutcracker: Lauren Warnecke, Huffington Post


The week’s new dance (UK) - Scottish BalletHansel & Gretel (Glasgow); Rosemary LeeWithout (Derry): Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


Preview - 10 Nutcrackers for Los Angelenos: Ann Haskins, LA Weekly


News - Vivienne Westwood to design costumes for Vienna New Year’s Day Concert: FashionUnited


Latest dance craze? - It's Pantsula Time: Jackie Bischof, Wall Street Journal

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