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Links – Sunday, November 30, 2014


Obituary – Brian Macdonald, Director, Choreographer: Deirdre Kelly, Globe and Mail



Reviews – Royal Ballet, Don Quixote, London:

Luke Jennings, Observer

Jeffery Taylor, Sunday Express


Gallery – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The NutcrackerBirmingham: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs


Hardly News – Tsiskaridze elected as Vaganova Rector: Gazeta via Ismene Brown, Blog


Feature – Bangarra Dance Theatre at 25: Damien Murphy, Sydney Morning Herald


Preview – Royal New Zealand Ballet, A Christmas Carol, Wellington: Sharon Stephenson, NZ Herald


Preview – The Trocks in New York for Christmas: Matthew Wexler, The Broadway Blog


Review – Phoenix Dance Theatre, Shift, Shadows, Document, Mapping, London: Laura Dodge, Bachtrack


Review – RambertTerra Incognita, The Castaways, Rooster, Edinburgh: Kelly Apter, Scotsman


Review – Avatâra Ayuso/AVA, Provisional Landscapes, London:  Luke Jennings, Observer


Preview – Ziyian Kwan & Others, Things Near and Far, Vancouver: Alexander Varty, Straight.com


Feature – Shireen Ziyadeh and a Ballet School in Ramallah …: Hossam Ezzedine/AFP, SCMP


Feature - …. And another one in Sydney: Stephanie Wood, Sydney Morning Herald

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Links – Monday, December 1, 2014


Review – New York City Ballet, The Nutcracker (Balanchine), NY: GIa Kourlas, NY Times


Review – Australian Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


Review – Mikhailovsky Ballet, Flames of Paris, LA: Laura Bleiberg, LA Times


Review – Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan, Sacred Monsters, London: Zoë Anderson, Independent


Review – Lyon Opera Ballet, Workwithinwork, Sarabande, One Flat Thing, Reproduced, Paris: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Lecture Precis – Don’t let businessmen run Arts companies: Ralph Myers, The Australian  

(Full text here: The Australian and Guardian)


Reviews – Suzanne Farrell Ballet, The Concert & Others, DC:

Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post

George Jackson, Danceviewtimes


Review – Constanza Macras, The Past, Berlin: Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times


Review – Linda Luke, Still Point Turning, Sydney: Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald


Preview – Neil Greenberg, This, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

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Links – Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Review – Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Balanchine & Robbins Bill, DC: Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker (Wright), Birmingham: Pat Ashworth, The Stage


Review – Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan, Sacred Monsters, London: Sara Veale, Fjord Review


Feature – Australia going nuts over Nutcrackers: Michaela Boland, The Australian


Review – Moscow Ballet, Great Russian Nutcracker, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times


Interview – Ethan Stiefel, Freelance Director, Choreographer …: Marina Harss, DanceTabs


Interview – Will Tuckett & Andrew Motion on Wind in the WillowsImogen Tilden, Guardian


Review – Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Nutcracker, Seattle: Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times


Review – Ballet San Antonio, The Nutcracker, San Antonio: Jasmina Wellinghoff, SA Express-News


Preview – Ballet in a window, Art of Being, London: Carmel Smith, Londondance

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Links – Wednesday, December 3, 2014


News – Second Sadler’s Wells theatre to be on London Olympics site: 

Joe Murphy, Evening Standard

Carmel Smith, Londondance


Review – Choreographers’ Showcase 2014, Hong Kong: Natasha RogaiSCMP


News – Patricia McBride, Kennedy Center Honoree: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post


Feature – Backstage at Alberta Ballet’s NutcrackerPeter Robb, Ottawa Citizen


Review – Boris CharmatzManger, Paris: Laura Capelle, Financial Times


Feature – Banks-Artiste (James Davis), ENO’s unlikely dance starMark Brown, Guardian


Preview – Kate Champion, Nothing to Lose, Sydney Festival: Clare Wiley, Independent


Preview – Ryan McNamara, ME3m 4 Miami – A Story Ballet about the Internet, Miami: Jessica GlenzaGuardian


Feature – A new slant on Rite of SpringHoward Reich, Chicago Tribune


Feature – Rachel Cossar, Boston Ballet dancer … and foodista(?): Andrea Pyenson, Boston Globe

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Links – Thursday, December 4, 2014


Obituaries – Brian Macdonald, Canadian Choreographer:

Bruce Weber, NY Times

Richard OuzounianToronto Star



Feature – The Balanchine Nutcracker: A Child’s Dream of Heaven: Clive Barnes (from 2004), Playbill Arts


Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, Birmingham: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review – Mark Bruce Company, Dracula, London: Graham Watts, Londondance


Review – Eifman Ballet, Rodin, Cannes: Christina Gallea Roy, DanceTabs


Review – Phoenix Dance Theatre, Shift, Shadows, Document, Mapping, London: Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Review – Doug Varone and Company, Dome, The Fabulist, Castles, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Reviews – Sacred Monsters/Rameau/Mark Bruce/Rambert/Len & Lucy: Ismene Brown, Spectator


News – UK’s first Industry-wide Dance Conference: Claire Evans, Londondance


News – Ballet films emerging from Russian archives: John NaughtonRBTH


Preview – Zoo Nation, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, London: Jessica DuchenIndependent


Review – Ryan McNamara, ME3m, Miami: Alex Needham, Guardian


Preview – LA Dance Project, Hearts & Arrows (from Gems, or Jewels II): Priscilla Frank, Huffington Post


Preview – Smuin Ballet, The Christmas Ballet, Uncorked!, Carmel: Walter Ryce, Monterey County Weekly


Feature – Gregory Dawson/Elizabeth Streb, Dawson Dance SF: Rachel Howard, SF Chronicle


Preview Q&A – Jess Curtis, The Dance That Documents Itself, SF: Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


News – Meg Stuart wins Montreal Grand Prix de la DanseVictor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette



And as its Nutcracker season:


News – Nominees for 8th Annual ‘Nutty’ Award: Jessica GeltLA Times

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Links - Friday, December 05, 2014



It’s that Nutcracker time of year!:

Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Nutcracker, Birmingham:  Richard Edmonds, Birmingham Post

Preview – You won’t believe these sexy twists on The Nutcracker, New York:  Leigh Witchel, NY Post

Interview – Allison Miller (Houston Ballet) talks Nutcracker:  Katricia Lang, Broadway World


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Uprising, Unfold, A Grateful Gathering, Revelations:  New York:  Alastair Macaulay, NY Times


Feature – Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, London:  Lyndsey Winship, Standard


Q&A – Patrick Howell (Milwaukee Ballet):  John Schneider, Milwaukee Express


Reviews – Neil Greenberg, This, New York: 

Apollinaire Scherr, FT

Gia Kourlas, NY Times


Preview – Cas Public, Suites Curieuses, Montreal:  Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette


Review – Meredith Monk, On behalf of nature, New York:  David Allen, NY Times


Preview – Ryan Heffington, Wading Games (a punk rock water ballet), Los Angeles:  Priscilla Frank, Huffington Post


Feature - Ballet Philippines, A day in the life of a dance company:  Jasmine Agnes T Cruz, Business World Weekender

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Links – Saturday, December 6, 2014


Feature – Christopher WheeldonAn American in Paris: Rachel Rizzuto, Dance Magazine


Review – An American in Paris, Paris Opening Night: Unattributed, Figaro Si


Feature – Alice Renavand, Paris Opera Ballet: Patricia Boccadoro, Culturekiosque


Review – Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Balanchine & Robbins, DC: Oksana Khadarina. DanceTabs


Review – Jessica Lang Dance, The Wanderer, NY: Marina HarssDanceTabs


Interview – Tamara Rojo on Dance in schools, her future , etc: Keith Perry, Telegraph


Feature – Backstage at Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker: Molly GlentzerHouston Chronicle


Feature – James Davis (‘Banks’), ENO’s star dancer: Richard Godwin, Evening Standard


Review – The Snowman, London: Louise LeveneFinancial Times


Gallery – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Edward ScissorhandsLondon: Foteini  ChristofilopoulouDanceTabs


Review – Meredith Monk, On Behalf of Nature, NY: Deborah JowittArts Journal/DanceBeat


News – Ballet West new Salt Lake City home: Ellen Fagg Weist, SL Tribune

-  Dancers’ Reactions: Kathy Adams, SL Tribune


Exhibition – Shostakovich’s 1931 ballet, The Bolt: London: Staff, Dancing Times


Review – Nat Cursio, Shannon Bott, Simon Ellis, Recovery, Melbourne: Jordan Beth Vincent, The Age


Review – John Butterfield, Your Body Is A Battleground, Wellington: Lyne Pringle, NZ Theatreview


Review – Ziyian Kwan, Anne Cooper, Ron Stewart, Things Near and Far, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com


In London next week – Mad Hatters Various: Judith MackrellGuardian


Party Season Special:

News – Scientists discover how men can dance better: Clare Evans, Londondance

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