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Links - Sunday, November 23, 2014



Review – Mikhailovsky Ballet, Flames of Paris, Le Halte de Cavalerie, Class Concert, Prelude, New York:  Luke Jennings, Observer


Preview – Mikhailovsky Ballet, Flames of Paris, Los Angeles:  Joseph Carman, LA Times


Review – Royal Ballet, Scenes de Ballet, Five Brahms Waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan, Symphonic Variations, A Month in the Country, London:  Judith Cruikshank, Danceview Times


Interview – Katerina Novikova, press spokeswoman of the Bolshoi:  Ismene Brown, Blog via 20 minutes


Review – Sarasota Ballet, Sergeant Early’s Dream, Lux Aeterna, Rubies, Sarasota:  Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune


Review – Rambert, Triptych, London:  Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Review – Baryshnikov & Dafoe, The Old Woman, Berkeley:  Robert Hurwitt, SF Chronicle


Review – Dance Theatre of Harlem, Gloria, Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, Return, Chicago:  Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review – Smuin Ballet, Christmas Ballet, Walnut Creek:  Allan Ulrich SF Chronicle


Review – Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Edward Scissorhands, Glasgow:  Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review – Northern Ballet, Cinderella, Manchester:  David Upton, Lancashire Evening Post


Preview – Sundays on Broadway:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review - Orlando Ballet & Bach Festival Society, Carmina Burana, Orlando:  Matthew J Palm, Orlando Sentinel


Feature – Mikhail Baryshnikov, on photography and his new exhibition:  Liz Hoggard, Observer


Preview - Cork City Ballet, Nutcracker, Cork:  Sophie Gorman, Irish Independent





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Links - Monday, November 24, 2014



Obituary – Helen Werner:  Ann Eatwell, Guardian



Review – Mikhailovsky Ballet, Don Quixote, New York:  Mary Cargill, Danceview Times


Reviews – National Ballet of Canada, Nijinsky, Toronto: 

Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

Paula Citron, Toronto Globe and Mail

Cate Kustanczy, Digital Journal


Feature – Little Dancer, Big roles for women:  Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Feature – Kate Prince, choreographer, The Mad-hatter’s Tea Party, London:  Lyndsey Winship, Standard


Gallery – AVA Dance Company, Provisional Landscapes, London:  Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Preview – The Best Festive Shows this Christmas (scroll down for various dance items):  Guardian critics, Guardian


Review – West Australian Ballet, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Perth:  Rita Clarke, Australian


Review – Jack Ferver and Ralph Lemon, The House is Open, New York:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – Dance Wellington Festival, Embody, Wellington:  Sam Trubridge, NZ Theatreview


Feature – Recollections by a master carpenter backstage at PNB’s Nutcracker:  Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

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Links – Tuesday November 25, 2014


Obituaries - Harry Haythorne, dancer, director: 

Michelle Potter

Valerie Lawson, Dancelines



Review - Mikhailovsky BalletClass ConcertCavalry HaltPreludeFlames of ParisDon Quixote, NY: Louise Levene, Financial Times


Review – Mikhailovsky BalletFlames of Paris, NY: Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World


Interview - Sylvie Guillem (out-takes from the recent Spectator interview): Ismene Brown, blog


Review - National Ballet of CanadaNijinsky, Toronto: Pia Savoie, Bachtrack


Review - Australian BalletLa Bayadère, Sydney: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Review - Complexions Contemporary Ballet, mixed bill, NY: Siobhan Burke, New York Times


Feature - Has narrative ballet lost the plot?: Luke Jennings, blog


Review - Susan StromanLittle Dancer, Washington: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs


Reviews - RambertTriptych, London: 

Jeffrey Taylor, Sunday Express

Sara Veale, Exeunt

Laura Dodge, Londonist


Photo gallery - The Royal BalletDon Quixote (opens today), London: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Reviews - Ballet HispanicoCARMEN.maquia, NY: 

Brian Seibert, New York Times

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack


Reviews - James CousinsWithout StarsThere We Have Been, London: 

Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Graham Watts, Londondance


Review - Baltic Dance TheatreNetherlands bills 1 & 2, Gdansk: Graham Watts, DanceTabs


Review - Cullberg BalletPlateau Effect, London: Sara Veale, Fjord Review


Interview - Melissa Hamilton, The Royal Ballet: Una Brankin, Belfast Telegraph


Review - Brian Brooks Moving Company, mixed bill, Dallas: Margaret Putnam, TheaterJones


Review - TOES for danceknees and toes/NYs and TOs Edition 2014, Toronto: Penelope Ford, Fjord Review


Review - L-E-V (Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar), House, L.A.: Teresa Heiland, Bachtrack


Review - Post:BalletHi-5, San Francisco: Jaime Robles, Bachtrack


Review - HodworksDawn, NY: Tom Phillips, Danceviewtimes


Review - Peggy PiacenzaTouch Me Here, Seattle: Alice Kaderlan, Seattle Times


Review - Ballet Frontier of TexasThe Nutcracker, Fort Worth: Katie Dravenstott, TheaterJones

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Links – Wednesday November 26, 2014


Review - Australian BalletLa Bayadère (with Gillian Murphy), Sydney: Michelle Potter, DanceTabs


Reviews - Susan StromanLittle Dancer, Washington: 

Alastair Macaulay, New York Times

Rebecca Ritzel, Washington City Paper


Feature - Little Dancer’s set designer Beowulf Boritt: Rebecca Ritzel, Washington Post


Review - 24th International Ballet Festival, Havana: Margaret Willis, DanceTabs


Review - National Ballet of CanadaNijinsky, Toronto: Madalina Hubert, Epoch Times


Review - James CousinsWithout StarsThere We Have Been, London: Sara Veale, DanceTabs


Feature - Do choreographers need editors?: Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


Review - Ballet HispanicoCARMEN.maquia, NY: Lauren Wigenroth, Broadway World


Exhibition - Russian avant-garde theatre: war, revolution & design, London: Michelle Potter, blog


News - Alvin Ailey to receive posthumous Presidential Medal of Honour: CBS News


Review - Lyne PringleJuliet ShelleyAnita HunzikerLucy MarinkovichEmbody, Welington NZ: Sam Trubridge, NZ Theatreview


Feature - Dancers to Watch in 2015: 7 authors, The Barre Flies


Feature (for those of you old enough to remember him) - John Curry, ice skater: Tom Embury-Dennis, Daily Mail


News - The Hugo Chavez balletBallet of the Spider-Seller to Liberator, Caracas: Reuters

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Links – Thursday November 27, 2014


Obituary - Bunny Briggs, tapdancing virtuoso: Bruce Weber, New York Times



Reviews - The Royal BalletDon Quixote, London: 

Clement Crisp, Financial Times
Jann Parry, DanceTabs

Mark Monahan, The Telegraph

Jenny Gilbert, The Arts Desk
Margaret Willis, Bachtrack

Neil Norman, The Stage


Reviews - Sylvie Guillem & Akram KhanSacred Monsters, London: 

Sarah Crompton, The Telegraph
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Hanna Weibye, The Arts Desk

Louise Levene, Financial Times

Zoë Anderson, The Independent

Katie Colombus, The Stage

photos by Tristram Kenton, The Guardian


Reviews - Phoenix Dance TheatreShiftShadowsDocumentMapping, London: 

Rachel Ward, The Telegraph

Howard Loxton, British Theatre Guide

Sarah Frater, The Stage

photos by Foteini Christofilopoulou, DanceTabs


Review - Gibney Danceg1br33lAziza, NY: Siobhan Burke, New York Times


Review - HodworksDawn, NY: Siobhan Burke, New York Times


News - Peter Boal to perform in New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times


Feature - Fuel TheatreMusic to Move project: Alice Frances, Londondance


Interview - Gloria McLean, dancer, choreographer, teacher: Barnett Serchuk, Broadway World


Preview - The Hugo Chavez balletBallet of the Spider-Seller to Liberator, Caracas: Virginia López, The Guardian


Review - Fallen Angels Dance TheatreLetting GoUpon Awakening, London: Claire Cohen, Londondance


News - 11 (yes, that’s 11!) versions of The Nutcracker in Chicago: Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review - American Repertory BalletThe Nutcracker, New Jersey: Marina Kennedy, Broadway World


Feature - Ana ‘Rokafella’ Garcia, female breakdancing pioneer: Kimberly Ruskan, examiner.com


Feature - Toronto leading the resurgence of narrative ballet: Sheena Lyonnais, Torontoist

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Links – Friday November 28, 2014


Reviews - The Royal BalletDon Quixote, London: 

G.J. Dowler, Classical Source
Graham Watts, Londondance

Robert Tanitch, British Theatre Guide


Review - Sylvie Guillem & Akram KhanSacred Monsters, London: Siobhan Murphy, Londondance


Review - Lyon Opera BalletworkwithinworkSarabandeOne Flat Thing, Reproduced, Paris: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times


Interview - Sergei Filin: Elena Karpenko, Hello! via Ismene Brown blog


Preview - Mikhail Baryshnikov & Robert WilsonLetter (based on Nijinsky’s diaries), July 2015, Spoleto: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times


Photo exhibition - Mikhail BaryshnikovDancing Away, London: Lauren Milligan, Vogue


News - Australian Ballet’s Dimity Azoury wins the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award 2014: The Australian


Preview - Ballet CreoleSoulful Messiah, Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

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Links – Saturday November 29, 2014


Obituary - Mary Hinkson, ‘a Star for Martha Graham’: Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times



Review - Sylvie Guillem & Akram KhanSacred Monsters, London: Lise Smith, DanceTabs


Feature - Mikhail Baryshnikov, photographer: Sarah Crompton, Daily Telegraph


Photo gallery - Mikhail Baryshnikov, from his exhibition in London: Daily Telegraph


Photo gallery - The Royal Ballet, backstage at Don Quixote, London: Alice Pennefather, The Ballet Bag


Profile - Linda Celeste Sims, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Review - Phoenix Dance TheatreShiftShadowsDocumentMapping, London: David Jays, The Guardian


Review - Avatâra Ayuso (Ava Dance Company), Provisional Landscapes, London: Graham Watts, Londondance


Profile - Shen Wei, choreographer, painter: Jordan Levin, Miami Herald


Feature - James Davis (aka Banks-Artiste), krumper: Mark Brown, The Guardian


Review - Raimund HoghePas de Deux, London: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard


Preview - Fuzión Dance ArtistsVoices of Fuzión (with account of the choreographers’ work in Palestine), Sarasota: Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Review - Point of View Dance ProjectWireless Connection, Toronto: Penelope Ford, Fjord Review


Preview - Ballet WestThe Nutcracker, Salt Lake City: Kathy Adams, Salt Lake Tribune


Feature - Alberta Ballet, Backstage with The Nutcracker: Peter Robb, Ottawa Citizen

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