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Links – Sunday, December 22 2013



Review – Royal Ballet, Jewels, London:  Luke Jennings, Guardian


Review – Momix, reMIX, New York:  Robert Johnson, Star Ledger


Review – Tere O’Connor, Bleed, New York:  Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal


Review – Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, Suffolk:  Luke Jennings (Scroll down for review), Guardian


Review – Sally Cookson/Bristol Old Vic/Travelling Light, Boing!, London:  Katie Columbus, Arts Desk


2013 Dance of the Year Roundup corner:

Feature – Best Dance of 2013:  Luke Jennings, Guardian

Feature – Arts Moments of the Year:  Scroll down for Jenny Gilbert’s dance moment, Independent

Feature – Best of 2013, Body Traffic & Rite of Spring, Los Angeles:  Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Nutcracker Corner:

Review – Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

Review – Ballet Minnesota, Minnesota:  Jay Gabler, Vita

Review – Orlando Ballet, Orlando:  Staff, Freeline Media Orlando


Event Review – Edward Henkel, Dance in Prisons: Confinements vs Freedom, New York:  Vanessa Oswald, BWW


Feature – Katelyn Prominski, Ballet training has helped her move past daunting problems:  Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post



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Links – Monday December 23, 3013


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterChromaD-Man in the Waters (Part I)LIFT, New York: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterNight CreaturePas de DukeThe RiverRevelations, NY: Kristen Dickerson, Broadway World


Review - Diana VishnevaOn the Edge, Monaco: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Review - Hong Kong Dance CompanyMulan, Hong Kong: Natasha Rogal, DanceTabs


Review - Texas Ballet TheaterThe Nutty Nutcracker, : Cheryl Callon, TheaterJones


Feature - A ballerina looks back on her Nutcracker career with pain, humour and nostalgia: Sophie Flack, Boston Globe


Review - RambertAn evening of new choreography 2013, London: Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, Bachtrack


Review- Donna Uchizono Companyshort tahitian temperState of HeadsFire Underground, New York: Kayt MacMaster, Broadway World


Review - William TuckettThe Wind in the Willows, London: Andrzej Lukowski, TimeOut London


Feature - Tap: where it’s at: David Parker, Brooklyn Rail


Review - Fanny de ChailléThe LibraryErnesto PujolTime After UsNora Chipaumirerite riot, NY: Brian Schaefer, Brooklyn Rail



And surely this must be the last of the season


Review - Festival Ballet ProvidenceThe Nutcracker, Providence RI: Veronica Bruscini, Broadway World

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Links – Tuesday December 24, 2013


Obituary - Fred Benjamin, jazz dance teacher: Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times


Review - La Scala Ballet, Serata Ratmansky, OperaRussian SeasonsConcerto DSCH, Milan: Laura Cappelle, Financial Times


Review - The Royal BalletJewels, London:

Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

Tiffany Pritchard, Londonist


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York season: Robert Grescovic, Wall Street Journal


The year in review (Australia): Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


…and from Deborah Jones (including theatre, opera, music)


Review - Arthur PitaThe Little Match Girl, Ipswich: Anne Morley-Priestman, WhatsOnStage


Review - Epiphany DanceArtsChristmas Memories, Richardson Tx: Katie Dravenstott, TheaterJones


Profile - Alex Dugdale, tapper and saxophonist: Misha Berson, Seattle Times


Controversy - Is Nutcracker racist?Dance Magazine


Review - Theatre Ventures International & Dalian Acrobatic TroupeThe Terracotta Prince (a different Nutcracker), Cupertino, Broadway World


Review - Colorado BalletThe Nutcracker, Denver: Michael Mulhern, Broadway World


News - Dance on BBC TV over Christmas: Deborah Jones, Londondance

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Links – Wednesday December 25th, 2013


It may be Christmas but the dance world still buzzes! Best wishes to you all.



Dance memories of 2013 (London): Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs


Interview - Carlos Acosta: Alexia Skinitis, Radio Times


Feature - Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, returns to the stage to perform Revelations with AAADT: Sarah Lyall, New York Times


Review - Will Tuckett, The Wind in the Willows, London: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times


Review - Travelling Light, Boing!, London: Tiffany Pritchard, Londonist


News - Ballet drama series (with big names!), Flesh and Bone: Starz


Australian review of the year - Ratmansky’s Cinderella stands out: Chloe Smethurst, The Age


Review - Milwaukee Ballet, The Nutcracker, Milwaukee: Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World


Feature - Christmas = The Nutcracker: Katie Colombus, The Stage


Review - Ayikodans, Tribulations, Danse de l’araignee, Miami: Tiffany Hanan Madera, Miami Herald

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Links – Thursday, December 26, 2013


Interview - Tetsuya (Teddy) Kumakawa, Japan: Kris Kosaka, Japan Times


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, Paris: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Chroma, D-Man in the Waters (Part I), LIFT, NY: Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger


Review - Scottish Ballet, Wee Hansel & Gretel, Glasgow: Mary Brennan, Herald


Review - Angelina Ballerina: The Mousical, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


Review of year - Top ten arts industry quotes from 2013 - includes Antonia Grove, Chantal Guevara, London: Matthew Caines, Guardian


Review of the year - Pittsburgh: Top 10 Contemporary Dance Performances of 2013, Pittsburgh: Adrienne Totino, Pittsburgh Examiner


Review – William Tuckett, Wind in the Willows, London: Simon Edge, Express


Preview - Tani Momoko Ballet to show ‘light and shadow’ in cosy theater, Tokyo: Hideki Sukenari, Yomiuri Shimbun


News - Vivienne Westwood Teams With Vienna State Ballet, Nina Jones, WWD


News - Northern Ballet and luxury brand L.K.Bennett join forces, Driffield: Driffield Today


Video (fun) - How to Do Contemporary Dance, USA: Contemporary Eric (Robert Hoffman), Slate



Nutcracker Corner


Interview - John Lam, Boston Ballet, New dad soldiers on in ‘The Nutcracker’, Boston: Katie Eastman, Boston Herald


Opinion - ‘The Nutcracker’ — the ‘Duck Dynasty’ of ballet, Washington: Charles Hurt, Washington Times

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Links – Friday, December 27, 2013


Interview - Ashley Wheater, AD Joffrey Ballet, Dance Chicagoan of 2013, Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review of the year - 2013 in San Francisco, SF: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Mini Feature/Interview - Damian Woetzel at the Vail International Dance Festival (The Disrupters | The Matchmaker series), NY: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Feature - Young choreographers talk about their Resolution! experiences, London, Lise Smith, London Dance


Preview - Times Critics’ Last-Chance Dance Picks, NY: Alastair Macaulay and Gia Kourlas, NY Times

Doug Elkins, Scott, Queen of Marys

Rockettes, Radio City Christmas Spectacular

News - Houston Ballet to Stage David Bintley's Aladdin, 2/20-3/2, NY: BWW


Preview - QBrothers, Othello: The Remix - Hip-hop beat changes Shakespeare's tune, Sydney: Elissa Blake, Canberra Times


News - Vivienne Westwood Teams With Vienna State Ballet, Danica Lo, Glamour


Feature - Autistic girl inspires others through ballet, Metro Canada

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Links – Saturday, December 28, 2013


Interview - Kevin McKenzie, AD American Ballet Theatre, Sydney: Sharon Verghis, Australian


Interview/News: Tony Hall - BBC plans big expansion of arts coverage and cultural fare, London: James Pickford and Henry Mance, FT


Review of the year - London/UK: The attack on the Bolshoi director overshadowed events on stage. London: Sarah Crompton, Telegraph


Review of the year - NY: Memorable Performances of 2013, NY: Marina Harss, Random Thoughts on Dance blog


Dancing into the new year - Montreal: Returning international favourites and daring originals are ready to step onto Montreal stages, Montreal: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Faces to Watch 2014, Dance - LA: L.A. natives Josie Walsh and Melissa Barak, + August Bournonville and Nikolai Tsiskaridze, LA: Lewis Segal and Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Preview - Dancing for the Philippines: two events will aid the victims of Typhoon Haiyan - Ashley Bouder, Marie Alonzo Snyder, NY: Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger


Preview - Modern Moves Festival to feature D.C. area’s most established dance troupes, Washington: Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post


Preview - A very Russian Nutcracker: Alberta Ballet brings its version of the holiday classic to Vancouver, Vancouver: Deborah Meyers, Vancouver Sun


News - Rome's most famous opera house under threat, Rome: Josephine McKenna, Telegraph

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