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Links – Sunday, December 15, 2013


New York Times 'Best of 2013':

Duets, Trilogies & Revisiting Motown: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

When Ballerinas Get Brassy: Gia KourlasNY Times

A Time for Farewells & Comebacks: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Global Nutcrackers:

Review – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London: Luke Jennings, Observer

Review – San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker, SF: Lauren Gallagher, SF Examiner

Video Feature – Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Some Claras Remember: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette

Backstage Slideshow – Sacramento Ballet: Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee



Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake, London: Vera LiberBTG


Review – Scottish Ballet, Hansel and Gretel, Glasgow: Unattributed, Sunday Herald


Preview – Juilliard School, Wind von West (Bausch), NY: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Review – Diversity, Limitless, Glasgow: Andrea MullaneyScotsman


Preview – Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, A Kwanzaa Celebration, Newark: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger

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Links – Monday, December 16, 2013


Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake, London: Clement Crisp, Financial Times


Some American Nutcrackers:


Review – American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker, NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker, SF: Rita FelcianoDanceviewtimes


Review – Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, Inaugural production -The Nutcracker, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – Ballet Memphis, The Nutcracker, Memphis: Keith DorwickBTG


Nutcracker fresco game - Find the characters: Boston Globe



Review – Australian Ballet, Cinderella (Ratmansky), Sydney: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterLift, NY: Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat


Review – Mora Godoy, Chantecler Tango, Paris: Patricia Boccadoro, Culturekiosque


Feature – William TuckettWind In The Willows, London: Helen Brown, Telegraph


Riposte - Carlos Acosta can rage, but we are all slaves to the machines: D J Taylor, Independent


Interview – Tsiskaridze on his Vaganova post: Maria Golubkov, Rossiskaya Gazeta via Ismene Brown Blog


Review – Tere O’Connor, Bleed, NY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times


Review – NAISDA Dance College, Our Home – Ngalpun Mudth, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

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Links – Tuesday, December 17, 2013


100th Birthday Party – Marc Platt, ex-Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo: Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle



Review – Australian Ballet, Cinderella (Ratmansky), Sydney: Michelle Potter, DanceTabs


Quick Q&A – National Ballet of Canada’s AD, Karen KainCourtney Shea, Globe and Mail


Review – Scottish Ballet, Hansel and Gretel, Glasgow: Unattributed, Glasqow Theatre Blog via STV


Preview/Interview – Martha Clarke, Chéri, NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review – Juilliard School, Wind von West, Nakamuraya, Seeds of Endurance, Torrent, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – An Evening With Dancing Rogues, DC: George Jackson, Danceviewtimes


Feature – The Royal Ballet’s Pointe Shoes: Judith MackrellGuardian  (In this regard, other companies are available.)


DVD Review – Love Tomorrow: Katie ColombusArts Desk


Today’s Nutcrackers:


Reviews – National Ballet of Canada, The Nutcracker, Toronto:

Paula Citron, Globe and Mail

Dana Glassman, National Post


Review – American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker, NY: Meghan FeeksHuffington Post


Review – Ballet San Jose, The Nutcracker, San Jose: Mary Ellen Hunt, SF Chronicle


Review – Oakland Ballet, The Nutcracker, Oakland: Carla EscodaHuffington Post


Review – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London: Siobhan Murphy, Metro


Review – Moscow Ballet, The Great Russian Nutcracker, LA: Lewis Segal, LA Times


And to end today:


En Pointe and Pregnant: the benefits of ballet for Moms-to-be: Ruthie Friedlander, Elle

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Links – Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Today’s Nut harvest on this anniversary of the very first in 1892,  SP Times :


Review – American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker, NY: Apollinaire ScherrFinancial Times


Triple Review – New York City Ballet, American Ballet, Gelsey Kirkland: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review – National Ballet of Canada, The Nutcracker, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star


Review – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London: Gerald DowlerClassical Source


Review – New Jersey Ballet, The Nutcracker, NJ: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Nutcracker, Seattle: Rosemary PonnekantiNews Tribune


Review – Alberta Ballet, The Nutcracker, Calgary: Salena Kitteringham, Calgary Herald


Review – Joffrey Ballet, The Nutcracker, Chicago: Eddie Arruza, Chicago Tonight


And elsewhere:


Reviews – William TuckettWind in the Willows, London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Rachel Ward, Telegraph

Zoë Anderson, Independent

Lyndsey WinshipEvening Standard

Vera LiberBTG


Gallery – Royal Ballet, Jewels: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Swan Lake, London: Graham Watts, Londondance


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterEllington Program + Revelations, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Best of 2013 in New York and environs:

Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer

Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger


And around the Bay Area: Rita FelcianoSF Bay Guardian


Preview – Ivan Putrov’s Men In Motion, London: Louise Jury, Evening Standard


Book Review – Never Far From Dancing, Ballet artists in new roles, by Barbara Newman: Paul ArrowsmithDanceTabs


Interview – Antonia Grove, AD of dance theatre company Probe: Matthew CainesGuardian

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Links – Thursday, December 19 2013


Royal Ballet, Jewels, London: 


Clement Crisp, FT

Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Mark Monahan, Telegraph

Graham Watts, London Dance

Judith Flanders, Arts Desk

Sarah Frater, Stage

Vera Liber, BTG


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, Le Parc, Paris:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Gallery – Rambert, An evening of new choreography 2013, London:  Foeteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs 


Review – Matthew Bourne, Swan Lake, London:  Alexandra Desvignes, One Stop Arts


Reviews – William Tuckett, Wind in the Willows, London: 

Siobhan Murphy, Metro

Louise Lewis, BTG


Feature – Best of 2013:  Marina Harss,  Random Thoughts Blog


News – Birmingham arts organisations to have council funding cut by up to 20 per cent:  Neil Elkes, Birmingham Post


Nutcracker corner:

Feature – Behind the scenes at NYCB’s Nutcracker:  Michelle Persad, Huffington Post


Royal Ballet, London, American Ballet Theatre, NYCB, New York:  Alastair MacAulay, NY Times

National Ballet of Canada, Toronto:  Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco: 

Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter

Irene Hsiao, San Francisco Weekly

English National Ballet, London:  Georgina Butler, Milton Keynes Citizen

Royal Ballet Cinema Screening, Sarasota:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

Texas Ballet Theatre, Fort Worth:  Leonard Eureka:  Fort Worth Weekly

Ballet Austin, Austin:  Jeff Davis, Broadway World

Ballet Arizona, Phoenix:  Lauren Saria, Phoenix New Times

Oregon Ballet Theatre, PortlandMatthew Korfhage, Willamette Week

A Burlesque Nutcracker, Seattle:  Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times

 Feature – Nicole Caron of Alberta Ballet:  Janet Smith, Vancouver Straight

Tenuous link features:

Cincinnati Ballet, Joseph Gatti and Adiarys Almeida Return for 'The Nutcracker':  Julie Mullins, Cincinnati City Beat

National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield to Boldly Go…on Ballet Stage:  Karen Johnson, Wall Street Journal


Review – Kolben Contemporary Dance, Charlie Mandelbaum, Jerusalem:  Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post


Video Press Conference – Sue Jin Kang, Director designate Korean National Ballet:  Arirang


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Links – Friday, December 20 2013


Review – Royal Ballet, Jewels, London:  Jann Parry, DanceTabs


News – Maryinsky Ballet to visit London in 2014:  Dancing Times


Review – Northern Ballet, Cinderella, Leeds:  Louise Levene, Telegraph


Review – Juillard Dance Students, Nakamura, Torrent, Seeds of Endurance, Wind from the West, New York:  Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal


Reviews – William Tuckett, Wind in the Willows, London: 

Paul Arrowsmith, DanceTabs

Hannah Wellbye, Arts Desk


Review – Rambert, An evening of new choreography 2013, London:  Paul Arrowsmith, DanceTabs


Review – Momix, reMIX, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Tere O’Connor, Bleed, New York:  Martha Sherman, Dance View Times


Nutcracker corner:

Feature – Jessica Cohen of Sarasota Ballet:  Mallory Gnaegy, Your Observer Sarasota

Feature – Robert Gardner, AD of Minnesota Ballet talks about being Mother Ginger:  Crista Lawler, Duluth News Tribune

Preview – Two Nutcrackers in Baltimore:  Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun

Preview – Urban Nutcracker (featuring Russell Ferguson), Boston:  Tenley Woodman, Boston Herald

Tenuous Link:

Russian State Ballet of Siberia spend Christmas in Wales:  Karen Price, Wales Online


Nostalgia corner:

Feature – Fonteyn, Nureyev and The Dizzying Dynamics of Dance:  Libby Longino, Ozy

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Links – Saturday, December 21 2013



Preview – The Week’s New Dance, London and Leeds:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian


Feature – Royal Ballet, Enduring Virtues Onstage in London:  Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Scott Wells & Dancers, Father On, San Francisco:  Aimee Tsao, DanceTabs


Review – Megan Kendzior, Witness, New York:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Smuin Ballet, The Christmas Ballet, 2013 Edition, San Francisco:  Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian


Review – La Scala Ballet, Opera, Russian Seasons, Concerto DSCH, Milan:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Northern Ballet, Cinderella, Leeds: 

Review – Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Preview – Andrew Hirst, Huddersfield Examiner


Review - Justin Haiu/Jarod Rawiri, Double Derelicts, Auckland:  Nik Smythe, NZ Theatreview


Nutcracker Corner:

Review – English National Ballet, London:  Vera Liber, BTG

Interview – Lauren Lovette of NYCB, A Sugar Plum Fairy Tale:  Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Feature – Tchaikovsky’s Christmas Present to the World:  Valerie Lawson, Dance Lines

Preview – The Windsor Dance eXperience, Land of the Beats, Windsor, Ontario:  Tom Morrison, Our Windsor

Review – Russian National Ballet:  Geraint Davies, South Wales Argus

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