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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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