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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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