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Links – Sunday, December 29, 2013

 

Review - Northern Ballet, Cinderella, London: Luke Jennings, Observer

 

Interview - Alvin Ailey dancer Glenn Allen Sims is in it for the long haul, NY: Karyn D. Collins, Daily Record

 

Feature - At City Ballet and Elsewhere, In Jokes Take the Stage, NY: Michael Cooper, NY Times

 

Feature - Pittsburgh Ballet tailors 'Nutcracker' to children with disabilities, Pittsburgh: Anya Sostek, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Preview/Interview - Heather Kravas: On Point in Message, and Technique - Heather Kravas’s ‘a quartet,’ Coming to the Kitchen, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Preview - Wander:Land: - Bring in 2014 with a spectacular dance show, Edinburgh: Staff, Scotsman

 

Review - Flashdance, Washington: Nelson Pressley, Washington Post

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Links – Monday, December 30, 2013

 

Interview - Fabrice Calmels, Joffrey Ballet, Chicago: Brittany Frederick, Star Pulse

 

Review - Scottish Ballet, Hansel and Gretel, Glasgow: Hanna Weibye, ArtsDesk

 

Review of the Year - London, 2013, the year in review: The best dance of the year, London: Zoe Anderson, Independent

 

Preview - Dance shows in London 2014: critic's choice, London: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

 

Feature - Emily Molnar: How to turn a dance company around - Globe Arts’ Artists of the Year: The best in dance, Toronto: Jared Bland, Globe and Mail

 

Preview - Liss Fain channels Virginia Woolf in world premiere of 'After the Light', San Francisco: Andrew Gilbert, San Jose Mercury News

 

Feature - The Idaszak brothers from western Sydney all living the ballet dream, Sydney: Ingrid Piper, Herald Sun

 

Review - Russian National Ballet and Russian State Ballet Of Siberia, The Sleeping Beauty, Cardiff: David Owens, Wales Online

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Links – Tuesday, December 31, 2013

 

UK – New Year Honours List 2014 – Dance & Ballet Awards:  Guardian

 

DBE:  Gillian Lynne CBE

 

CBE:  Carlos Acosta

 

OBE:  Lady Patricia Hobson MBE

 

MBE:  Assis Carreiro, Jane Pritchard

 

BEM:  Margaret Jaffe

 

(With apologies to anyone I’ve missed – it’s a rather long list!)

 

Memories of the year that was, hopes for the year to come: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines

 

Feature – Choosing the Best St Petersburg NutcrackerGalina StolyarovaSP Times

 

Feature – Li Cunxin, Mao’s Last Dancer & AD Queensland ballet: Annie Navin, The Australian

 

Feature/Gallery – Toe Shoes at New York City Ballet: Michael Cooper, NY Times

 

Feature – Sydney Opera House – A Ballet Memory: Anne Davies, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Review – Ockham’s RazorArc, Memento Mori, Every Action, Sydney: Elissa Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

 

Birmingham News – Elmhurst School of Dance expanding: Steve Nicholls, Birmingham Post

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Links – Wednesday, January 1, 2014

 

The Links team offers its very best wishes to one and all for 2014.

 

 

Obituary – Marc Breaux, Choreographer: Telegraph

 

 

Review – Natalia Osipova/Royal Ballet, Nutcracker, Jewels, London: Sarah Crompton, Telegraph

 

New York Times’ Critics Hopes for 2014: Alastair Macaulay on p2, NY Times

 

Review – NYCB and ABT Dancers, Nutcrackers, NY: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

 

Great Moments in LA Dance in 2013: Jean LenihanArts Journal/Fresh Pencil

 

Review – Alberta Ballet, Nutcracker, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com

 

Review – Motion: New Dance Works: Mixed Bill, NJ: Robert Johnson, NJ Star-Ledger

 

Turkish National Opera/Ballet Archive to go online: Anadolou Agency, Hurriyet

 

 

TV Reminder: Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year Concert with Vienna State Ballet, from 11:15 today on BBC2

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Links – Thursday, January 2, 2014

 

Hopeful end to the Bolshoi’s horror year: Izvestia via Ismene Brown blog

 

2013 – Best of the year: Zoë Anderson, Independent

 

Feature – Yukichi Hattori, Dancer/Choreographer, Alberta Ballet: Staff, Calgary Herald

 

Review – Cirque EloizeCirkopolisNY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times

 

San Francisco Ballet Horn Player’s 1000th NutcrackerLeah GarchikSF Chronicle  (Any musician with a Swan Lake challenge to that?)

 

Review – Ballet De Monte Carlo, The Nutcracker, Monaco: Obra Brefman, Jerusalem Post

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Links – Friday, January 3, 2014

 

London 2014 Feature – Step towards remarkable times: Neil Norman, Express

 

News – Dancers of the Royal Ballet, Gala for Ghana, London: DanceTabs

 

Paris Reminder – Bolshoi Ballet visits next week: TASS, Voice of Russia

 

Preview – Culture Shock Dance, A Culture Shock Nutcracker, San Diego: Pam KragenU-T San Diego

 

Feature/Review – Ballet West, Nutty Nutcracker, Salt Lake City: Hillary Bowler, Deseret News

 

Review – Travelling Light/Bristol Old Vic, Boing!, London: Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Londondance

 

 

I’ve deliberately avoided anything to do with this young lady over the last few days.  But with many forecasting that she may be the ‘next big thing’ and as it’s my last day on this stint, I present: Isabelle

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Links – Saturday, January 04 2014

 

 

Feature – Alexei Ratmansky, Prolific and Travel Hungry:  Alastair Macaulay, NY Times

 

Preview – The Best of 2014 (UK): 

Judith Mackrell, Guardian

Zoe Anderson, Independent

 

Preview – International Dance Festival Birmingham 2014, Birmingham:  Ros Laws, Coventry Telegraph

 

Preview – Northern Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beijing:  Staff, Time Out Beijing

 

Interview – Eryck Brahmania:  Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, Bachtrack

 

Preview – Focus Dance Festival, New York:  Robert Johnson, Star Ledger

 

Feature – Ellie Pithers learns ballet (Six Telegraph writers learn a new skill):  Ellie Pithers and others, Telegraph

 

Blog – Dance honours put spring in the step of British scene:  Judith Mackrell, Guardian Dance Blog

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