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Links – Sunday December 14, 2014

 

Review - English National BalletNutcracker, London: Margaret Willis, DanceTabs

 

Reviews - Matthew Bourne / New AdventuresEdward Scissorhands, London: 

Luke Jennings, The Observer

Jeffrey Taylor, Sunday Express

 

Q&A - Matthew Bourne: Viv Groskop, The Observer

 

Reviews - ZooNationThe Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, London: 

Luke Jennings, The Observer

Liz Hoggard, Evening Standard

 

Review - Texas Ballet TheaterThe Nutcracker, Fort Worth: Mark Lowry, The Star-Telegram
 

Review - Grand Rapids BalletThe Nutcracker, Grand Rapids: Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk, MLive

 

Interview - Russell Janzen, NYCB Soloist: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times

 

Review - Deborah Slater Dance TheaterPrivate Life, SF: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes

 

Feature - Christmas isn’t Christmas without… : Marshall Heyman, Wall Street Journal

 

View - Dads dancingTelegraph

 

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Links – Monday, December 15, 2014

 

If decking the halls:

 

Review – American Ballet TheaterThe Nutcracker (Ratmansky), NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Review – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker (Eagling), London: Jenny Gilbert, Arts Desk

 

Reviews – Scottish Ballet, The Nutcracker (Darrell), Edinburgh:

Kelly ApterScotsman

Justine Blundell, Edinburgh Guide

-- Elayne Seaton defies odds to dance: Jenny Morrison, Daily Record

 

Review – National Ballet of Canada, The Nutcracker (Kudelka), Toronto: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

Review – Ballet West, The Nutcracker (Christensen), DC: Ashley McKean, Danceviewtimes

 

Review – Queensland Ballet, The Nutcracker (Stevenson), Brisbane: Deborah Jones, The Australian

--  NewsQueensland Ballet Joiners and Leavers: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines

 

Other Nutcrackers are available in:

-  Montgomery, Alabama: Teri Greene, Montgomery Advertiser

-  Oakland, California: Oroville MR

-  Kelowna, British Columbia: Stacy PennerKelowna Now

 

 

But if doing something else:

 

Preview – Stanislavsky Ballet/Diana VishnevaTatiana (Neumeier), Moscow: Raymond Stults, Moscow Times

 

Review – Matthew Bourne/New Adventures, Edward ScissorhandsLondon: Louise Levene, Financial Times

 

Late Review – Mikhailovsky Ballet, Don Quixote, NY: Leigh Witchel, Danceviewtimes

 

Review – Juilliard Dance, New Dances, Edition 2014, NY: Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs

 

Feature – An Australian Top 10 for 2014: Deborah Jones, Blog

 

Review – Shannon Bott, Nat Cursio, Simon Ellis, Recovery, Melbourne: Gracia Haby, Fjord Review

 

News – Gibney’s Dance selects Artists for Residencies: Lori Holcomb-Holland, NY Times

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Links – Tuesday, December 16, 2014

 

Obituary – Alla Sizova, Kirov Ballet: Judith Cruickshank, Guardian

 

 

Today’s Nut Harvest:

 

Reviews – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker (Eagling), London:

Clement Crisp, Financial Times

Graham Watts, Londondance

Cristina de Lucas, Bachtrack

 

Reviews – Scottish Ballet, The Nutcracker (Darrell), Edinburgh:

Alice Bain, Guardian

Mark Brown, Telegraph

 

Reviews – San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker (Tomasson), SF:

Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle

Janice Berman, SF Classical Voice

Terez Rose, Bachtrack

 

Review – American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker (Ratmansky), NY: Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn, Bachtrack

 

And also at:

-  Ballet Arizona: Lynn Trimble, Phoenix New Times

-  Grand Rapids Ballet: Adrienne WarberExaminer

-  Tacoma City Ballet: Rosemary PonnekantiNews Tribune

-  José Mateo Ballet Theatre: Karen Campbell, Boston Globe

 

Meanwhile, elsewhere:

 

Review – An American in Paris (Wheeldon), Paris: Francis Carlin, Financial Times

 

News – Scottish Ballet’s ambitious 2015-16 plans: Phil Miller, Herald

 

News – Bolshoi Ballet heading for Monaco: Staff, TASS

 

Review – Bayerisches Staatsballett, Paquita (Ratmansky), Munich: Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times

 

Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterMinus 16, Odetta, Bad Blood, NY: Debora Jowitt, Arts Journal/DanceBeat

 

Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterChroma, Suspended Women, Revelations, NY: Marianne Adams, Danceviewtimes

 

Feature – Royal Ballet’s Eric Underwood: Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post

 

Feature – Darcey Bussell on her former work-life imbalance: Shaun Curran, Daily Express

 

Review – Hong Kong Dance Company, Storm Clouds, HK: Natasha RogaiSCMP

 

Review – Stuart Shugg, Anna Azrieli, Dear Washing Machine, Averaging, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

News – Guillaume Côté injured during performance: Michael Crabb, Toronto Star

 

News – Ex-Asda exec investigated over funds for Dance company: Michael Quinn, The Stage

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Links – Wednesday, December 17, 2014

 

Reviews of 2014:

-- My Top Ten in Dance: Judith MackrellGuardian

-- Annual Review: what’s the purpose of this art form? Sarah Crompton, Telegraph

-- 5 Best Dance Moments: Sarah Crompton, Telegraph

-- 5 Worst Dance Moments: Sarah Crompton, Telegraph

 

Here and Now:

 

Review – American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker (Ratmansky), NY: Marina Harss, DanceTabs

 

Review – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker (Eagling), London: Lyndsey Winship, Evening Standard

 

News – Andrew Litton to lead NYCB Orchestra: Michael Cooper, NY Times

 

Review – Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Nutcracker, Vancouver: Janet Smith, Straight.com

 

Feature – Patricia McBride, Dance Honoree, 37th Kennedy Center Honors: Oksana Khadarina, DanceTabs

 

Feature – Matthew Rushing’s Odetta for Alvin Ailey: Marina Harss, Blog

 

Review – Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, London: Louise LeveneFinancial Times

 

Feature – Nutcracker’s Financial Significance for PNB: Misha  Berson, Seattle Times

 

Review – Nederlands Dans Theater, Sehnsucht, Schmetterling, The Hague: Isabella Zijp, Bachtrack

 

 

The Humourists are out:

 

1.  Conducting the people near me at the Ballet: Colin Stokes, New Yorker

 

2.  I went to see The Nutcracker so you don’t have to: Alf LaMontHuffington Post

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Links – Thursday, December 18, 2014

 

Review – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, As always - Joy Unconfined!, NY: Brian Seibert, NY Times

 

Review – National Ballet of Canada, The Nutcracker (Kudelka), Toronto: Pia Savoie, Bachtrack

 

Review – San Francisco Ballet, The Nutcracker (Tomasson), SF: Paul Parish, Bay Area Reporter

 

Live Stream Review – Royal Ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Carrie SeidmanSarasota Herald-Tribune

 

Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterTwo Programs, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times

 

Book Feature – Irina Baronova, via Victoria Tennant: Valerie Lawson, Dancelines

 

Feature – Chicago’s Best Dance Events of 2014: Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

 

DVD Feature – Bolshoi Ballet, 5 Restored Performances: Mark Monahan, Telegraph

 

Review – Rambert Dance Company, New Choreography Programme, London: Shelley Pinto-Duschinsky, Bachtrack

-- Gallery: Dave Morgan, DanceTabs

 

Review – Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, London: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

 

Preview – Oakland Ballet, The Nutcracker (Lustig), Oakland: Rachel Howard, SF Chronicle

 

Reviews – Keely Garfield, Wow, NY:

Brian Seibert, NY Times

Deborah JowittArts Journal/DanceBeat

 

Review – Ros Warby, Court Dance, No Time To Fly, Melbourne: Gracia Haby, Fjord Review

 

Feature – Andrew Peasgood & Scottish Ballet’s NutcrackerAndrew Youngson, Aberdeen Press & Journal

 

Feature – ENB’s Ksenia Ovsyanick Healthy Eating Regime: Amy Bryant, Telegraph

 

 

Blinding Glimpses # 243: Bayern aren’t like women’s ballet: Miles Chambers, Goal  (No opinion offered on any similarity to ‘men’s ballet.’)

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Links – Friday, December 19, 2014

 

Reviews – Comparing NYCB Sugarplums + Doug VaroneTriple Bill, NY: Robert Gottlieb, NY Observer

 

Reviews – Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, London:

Judith MackrellGuardian

Lyndsey WinshipEvening Standard

Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Londondance

 

Review – Rambert Dance Company, New Choreography, London: Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs

 

News – Jacob’s Pillow Festival Program, 2015:

Roslyn SulcasNY Times

Carrie SeidmanSarasota Herald-Tribune (re Sarasota Ballet)

 

Op-Ed – Could diplomatic warming help US-Cuba cultural exchange? Maria GallucciInternational Business Times

 

Photo Feature – Why Dance?  39 Reasons Why: Katherine Brooks, Huffington Post

 

Feature – SFB’s Maria Kochetkova: Lorraine Sanders, SF Chronicle

 

Review – Forced Entertainment, The Possible Impossible House, London: Siobhan Murphy, DanceTabs

 

Review – Kov, Carvalho, Harper, Vuong 10, London: Josephine Leask, Londondance

 

Review – Maree ReMalia, Abby Zbikowski, Now Is Now, Destabilizer, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

DVD Promo – Royal Ballet, The Winter’s Tale: Staff, Guardian

 

Preview – José Mateo, The Nutcracker, Boston: Emily Wright, Boston Globe

 

 

100 years ago yesterday, Nutcracker premiered in St Petersburg with some critical reaction as here: Arika Okrent, Blog

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Links – Saturday, December 20, 2014

 

Feature – Evan McKie, Discovering a Canadian style? Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail

 

Review – American Ballet Theatre, The Nutcracker (Ratmansky), NY: Robert Grescovic, Wall St Journal

 

Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterOdettaNY: Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times

 

Review – National Ballet of Canada, Nijinsky (Neumeier), Toronto: Penelope Ford, Fjord Review

 

Review – Smuin Ballet, The Christmas Ballet: Uncorked, SF: Rita Felciano, Danceviewtimes

 

Feature – Nutcrackers around Baltimore: Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun

 

TV Feature – Darcey Bussell goes looking for Audrey: Elizabeth Grice, Telegraph

 

Review – Scottish Ballet, The Nutcracker (Darrell), Edinburgh: John McLellanEdinburgh Evening News

 

Review – Rambert Dance Company, New Choreography, London: Vera Liber, BTG

 

Feature – Pacific Northwest Ballet’s last Stowell/Sendak NutcrackerShirley Qiu, Seattle Times

 

Review – Tere O’Connor, Bleed, NY: Siobhan Burke, NY Times

 

Review – Austin McCormick, Nutcracker Rouge, NY: Gia Kourlas, NY Times

 

Feature – NYCB Nutcracker - Ashley Hod & Claire Von Enck: Leigh Witchel, NY Post

 

Next Week – Christmas Shows in London: Judith MackrellGuardian

 

Reviews – Arthur Pita, The Little Match Girl, London:

Neil Norman, The Stage

Vera LiberBTG

 

Feature – Auditioning for Canada’s National Ballet School: Kathryn Greenaway, Montreal Gazette

 

Review – Eiko Otake, A Body In a Station, Philadelphia: Madison Mainwaring, Brooklyn Rail

 

Report – Xavier Le Roy Retrospective, MoMA NY: Jaime Shearn Coan, Brooklyn Rail

 

Interview – Neil Greenberg on ThisStormy BudwigBrooklyn Rail

 

Feature – Rep Your Style promoting Street Dance categories: Ali Rosa-Salas, Brooklyn Rail

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