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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

Reviews:

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: 

Reviews:

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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