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Links – Sunday, December 08 2013


Review – Shobana Jeyasingh, Strange Blooms, London:  Luke Jennings, The Guardian


Interview – Scottish Ballet’s Sophie Martin:  Steve Hendry, Daily Record


Review – Martha Clarke, Cheri, New York:  Robert Johnson, Star Ledger


Nutcracker Corner:


Queensland Ballet, Brisbane:  Deborah Jones, The Australian

Joffrey Ballet, Chicago:  Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune

Nebraska Ballet, Omaha:  Kim Carpenter, Omaha.com

Feature:  Joffrey Ballet’s April Daly:  Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune

“What’s being said” Feature - Royal Ballet, Nutcracker, London:  Independent

Feature – Tulsa Ballet’s Mother Ginger Costume:  James D Watts Jr, Tulsa World


Review – Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca, New York:  Jack Anderson, NY Times


Preview – New National Theatre Tokyo, Second Steps programme:  Kris Kosaka, Japan Times

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Links – Monday December 9, 2013


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


Review - Martha ClarkeChéri (with Alessandra Ferri & Herman Cornejo), NY:

Charles Isherwood, New York Times

Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post


Review - Mikhail Baryshnikov / Big Dance TheaterMan in a Case, Washington: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs


Review - Australian BalletCinderella (Ratmansky), Sydney: Michelle Potter


Review - Company XIVNutcracker Rouge, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs

Review - Joffrey BalletThe Nutcracker, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review - Queensland BalletThe Nutcracker, Brisbane: Deborah Jones, The Australian


Interview - Wayne Sleep: Liz Jones, Daily Mail


Review - Jon KinzelSomeone Once Called Me a Sound Man, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Preview - Scottish BalletHansel and Gretel, Glasgow: Kelly Apter, The Scotsman


Review - Northeast Ballet Company (+ NYCB soloists), Nutcracker, Schenectady: Tresca Weinstein, TimesUnion


Review - Ballet Hispanico, mixed bill, Washington:

Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post

George Jackson, Danceview Times


Review - Chicago Dance Crash…And sometimes we were lost, but always we became found, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Profile - The tap-dancing Minsky Sisters: N.R. Kleinfield, New York Times

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Links – Tuesday December 10, 2013


Review - The Royal BalletThe Nutcracker (Cuthbertson, Stearns), London:

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Gerald Dowler, Classical Source


Review - The Royal BalletRomeo and Juliet (Osipova, Acosta), London: Margaret Willis, Bachtrack


Review - Paris Opéra BalletLe Parc, Paris: Alexandra Desvignes, Bachtrack


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterChromaLift, NY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


News - Asylmuratova quits Vaganova, Tsiskaridze to rule aloneIsmene Brown blog / Oleg Karmunin & Victoria Ivanova, Izvestia


Review - John Heginbotham and Isaac MizrahiPeter and the Wolf, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review - Mikhail Baryshnikov / Big Dance TheaterMan in a Case, Washington: Peter Marks, Washington Post


Review - Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, NY: Brian Seibert, New York Times


Pensée - A Ballerina is… : Gillian Murphy, Pointe Magazine


News - The Royal Ballet goes to Chicago in 2015: Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune


Review - Nanine LinningZero, Bern: Katja Vaghi, Bachtrack


Review - Scott Wells & DancersFather On, San Francisco: Carla Escoda, Bachtrack


Review - Renaud Wiser Dance CompanySkin WalkersMetropolis, London: Catherine Sutherland, Bachtrack


Review - Jonah Bokaer & Daniel ArshamOccupant, Miami: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald


Featurette - Jonzi D and Broken Lineage: Lyndsey Winship, TimeOut London


Feature - Lauretta Summerscales (English National Ballet) talks about Nutcracker: Lise Smith, Londondance


Interview - Katya Stepanov, actress, dancer, choreographer, and musician: Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World


Review - o f b o n e s || h o l l y e b y n u m. mouthful. New York: Abigail Benker, NY Examiner


Review - Pour Corps et LumièreL’Embarquement, Montreal: Pia Savoie, Bachtrack


Review - Fuzión Dance ArtistsVoices of Fuzión: Melange, Sarasota: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune



More Nuts


Review - Dances PatrelleThe Yorkville Nutcracker, NY: Marina Kennedy, Broadway World


Review - Pennsylvania BalletThe Nutcracker, Philadelphia: Nancy G. Heller, The Enquirer


Review - Ballet WestThe Nutcracker, Salt Lake City: Heather Hayes, Deseret News


Preview - Grand Rapids BalletThe Nutcracker, Grand Rapids: Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk, MLive

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Links – Wednesday December 11, 2013


Review - Paris Opéra BalletThe Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev), Paris: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times


Review - Paris Opéra BalletThe Sleeping Beauty (Nureyev); Le Parc (Preljocaj), Paris: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Retrospective - American Ballet Theater’s Fall season: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Preview - Gelsey Kirkland’s Nutcracker, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Feature - English National Ballet under Tamara Rojo: Victoria-Anne Bull, The Independent


Carlos Acosta says new generation of dancers lack passion and commitment (apparently): Hannah Furness, The Telegraph


Carlos Acosta looks to the future: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Interview - Natalia Osipova: Laura Barnett, The Guardian


Video - Margot Fonteyn, rare archival footage from YouTube: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


Review - Jonzi D, The LetterBroken Lineage, London:

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Symone Keisha, Londondance

Sarah Frater, The Stage


Review - Savion Glover (and others), Ellington at Christmas, NY: Kristen Dickerson, Broadway World


Review - The Royal BalletThe Nutcracker, London: Siobhan Murphy, Metro


Review - Queensland BalletThe Nutcracker, Brisbane: Deborah Jones, The Australian


Review - Scottish BalletHansel & Gretel, Glasgow: Kelly Apter, The Scotsman


Altynai Asylmuratova’s move to the Mikhailovsky: Sophia Kishkovsky, New York Times


Aszure Barton on choreographing LIFT for AAADT: Huffington Post


Preview - Israel Galvan, Wellington NZ: Michael Parmenter, Dominion Post


Review - Ballet Ensemble of TexasThe Nutcracker, Dallas: Katie Dravenstott, TheaterJones


Preview - RedmoonKalapriya (and others), Winter Pageant, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Interview - Alison, Kristin and Lisa Jantzie of the Rockettes: Gia Kourlas, TimeOut NY


Review - RAWdanceMine, San Francisco: Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian


Techno contra dancing anyone? Read on! : Jonathan Cannon, Boston Herald

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Links – Thursday, December 12, 2013


Review - Scottish Ballet, Hansel and Gretel (premiere), Glasgow:

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Kelly Apter, Scotsman

Thom Dibdin, Stage

Lucy Ribchester, DanceTabs

Featurette - Hansel & Gretel: Scottish Ballet, serve up wickedly wonderful treat, Glasgow: Gillian Harvey, STV


Feature - Scottish Ballet in Hot 100 2013: Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2013. Glasgow: Braw Gigs, Paul Wright and Neil Landstrumm, List


Interview - Alina Cojocaru: London ballet fans were so sad to see me go. I’ve grown and it’s magical to be back, London: Louise Jury, Evening Standard


Review - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:

Zoe Anderson, Independent

Hanna Weibye, TheArtsDesk

Gallery by Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs

Feature - Rudolf Nureyev Exhibition at Centre National du Costume de Scène, Moulins: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Arden Court, Home, Minus 16, In/Side, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Featurette - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Opening Melds Modern Ballet With Ailey's Signature Work, NY: Pia Catton, WSJ


Gallery - Stuttgart Ballet, The Taming of the Shrew, London: Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review - Pennsylvania Ballet, The Nutcracker, Philadelphia: Robert Greskovic, WSJ


Review - Donna Uchizono Company, Fire Underground, short tahitian temper, State of Heads, NY: Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat


Feature - Raymond Blanco and NAISDA - Indigenous dancers find their groove, Sydney: Justin Burke, The Australian


Review - Janak Khendry, Paradise Lost, Toronto: Paula Citron, Globe and Mail


News - Angelina Ballerina the Mousical coming to the Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne:

Sonia Harford, Canberra Times

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Links – Friday, December 13, 2013


Interview - Alexei Ratmansky, London, Sarah Crompton, Telegraph


Video Interview - David Hallberg, Sydney, Lesley Robinson, ABC Online


Interview - Joy Womack, Bolshoi Ballet - Westlake native leaves Bolshoi Ballet amid scandal, Austin/Moscow: Katie Urbaszewski, Austin American-Statesman


Interview - Hannah O'Neill, Paris Opera Ballet and New Zealander of the year finalist 2013, Wellington: Morgan Tait, NZ Herald


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, D-Man in the Waters, Memoria, Minus 16, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Feature - Big plans for little people - Children's programming is becoming increasingly important to arts centres, Sydney: Michaela Boland, Australian


Review - Scottish Dance Theatre, Innocence, Stirling: Thom Dibdin, Stage


Preview - Hanna Kiel, Project L — The world that you created, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Review - Houston City Dance, It's A Jungle Out There, Houston: Adam Castaneda, Houston Press


Preview - Ballet Folklorico Celebrates a Mexican Navidad, SF: Mark Macnamara, SF Classical Voice


News - Bolshoi soloist's defense asks court to revoke acid attack verdict, Moscow: RAPSI


Feature - Dancing Grannies raise a ruckus, China: China blog staff, BBC News



Nutcracker Corner


Review - Royal Ballet and English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London: Clement Crisp: FT


Review - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:

Sarah Crompton, Telegraph

Sarah Frater, Stage

Graham Watts, LondonDance

Neil Norman, Express

Lise Smith, Londonist

Review - San Francisco Ballet, Nutcracker, SF: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Feature - Desserts, a sweet time at Joffrey family dinner. The Women's Board of the Joffrey Ballet presented its 16th annual Nutcracker Family Dinner..., Chicago: Candace Jordan, Chicago Tribune

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Links – Saturday, December 14, 2013


Video Interview - Kevin O’Hare, Royal Ballet director, London: Bloomberg


Review - Matthew Bourne / New Adventures, Swan Lake, London:

David Nice, The Arts Desk

Neil Norman, Express

Neil Norman, Stage

Lise Smith, DanceTabs

Rachel Ward, Telegraph

Sam Smith, Londonist

Review of Year - The best London dance shows of 2013, London: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard


Review of Year - Best Chicago dance of 2013: A resplendent year, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review - Scottish Ballet, Hansel and Gretel (premiere), Glasgow: Alice Bain, Guardian


Review - English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:

Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

Laura Dodge, OneStopArts

Review - José Mateo Ballet Theatre, Nutcracker, Boston: Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe


Review - Royal Ballet, Romeo and Juliet, London: Margaret Willis, OneStopArts


Review - Hubbard Street Dance, One Thousand Pieces, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review - Tere O’Connor, Bleed, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review - Cori Olinghouse, Ghost line, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


News - Hello and goodbye at the Australian Ballet and Royal NZ Ballet, Sydney: Valerie Lawson, DanceLines


Feature - Maria Kowroski on Rihanna - Sugarplum Fairy Cuts Loose. A Rihanna Hit Takes a Principal Ballet Dancer Back to Her Teenage Club Years, NY: WSJ

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