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Links - Sunday, December 21, 2014



Preview – The best (and worst) of ballet and dance over Christmas, London:  Ismene Brown, Spectator


Reviews – Sarasota Ballet, La Fille Mal Gardee, Sarasota: 

Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald Tribune

Anna Dearing, Sarasota Observer


Review – Northern Ballet, Peter Pan, Leeds:  Luke Jennings, Observer


Feature – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, new ballet Odetta pays tribute to civil rights icon:  Jocelyn Noveck, Columbia Tribune


Review of the year:  Dance in 2014, Los Angeles:  Lewis Segal, LA Times


Book extract – Michaela DePrince, Hope in a ballet shoe:  Michaela DePrince, Mail


Review – Jennifer Weber, The Hip-hop Nutcracker, New York:  Samantha Bancroft, Broadway World


Review – Orlando Ballet, The Nutcracker, Orlando:  Matthew J Palm, Orlando Sentinel


Review – Festival Ballet Providence, The Nutcracker, Providence:  Veronica Bruscini, Broadway World


Review - Hubbard Street Dance/Second City, The Art of Falling, Chicago:  Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune


Feature – Dancing Twins escape Cuba:  Roxana Popescu, UT San Diego

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Links - Monday, December 22, 2014




Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Uprising, Suspended Women, Odetta, New York:  Lauren Gallagher, DanceTabs


Review – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, ChopEniana, Patterns in Space, Esmerelda, Dying Swan, Don Quixote, New York:  Marianne Adams, Danceview Times


Review – New York Theatre Ballet, The Nutcracker, New York:  Siobhan Burke, NY Times


Review – Oakland Ballet, The Nutcracker, Oakland:  Allan Ulrich, SF Chronicle


Review - Los Angeles Ballet, The Nutcracker, Los Angeles:  Helen Carefoot, Neon Tommy


Blog – Rumour of new Bolshoi Ballet chief denied:  Ismene Brown, Blog and Moskovsky Komsomolets


Feature – Benedicte Bemet (Australian Ballet), A day in the life of a ballerina:  unattributed, Harpers Bazaar Australia


Preview – Seoul Ballet Theatre, Rage, Seoul:  Julie Jackson, Korea Herald

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Links - Tuesday, December 23, 2014




Review – Royal Ballet, Don Quixote, London:  Zoe Anderson, Independent


Review – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, ChopEniana, Patterns in Space, Esmerelda, Dying Swan, Don Quixote, New York:  Brian Seibert, NY Times


Review – Paris Opera Ballet, The Nutcracker, Paris:  Roslyn Sulcas, NY Times


Review – English National Ballet, The Nutcracker, London:  GJ Dowler, Classical Source


Review – Scottish Ballet, The Nutcracker, Edinburgh:  Bruce Marriott, DanceTabs


Feature – Keeping Nutcracker running like clockwork (NYCB), New York:  Lizzie Simon, Wall Street Journal


Review – Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The Nutcracker, Winnipeg:  Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press


Feature – If there’s mice and mirlitons… :  Valerie Lawson, Dancelines


Review – Oakland Ballet, The Nutcracker, Oakland:  Carla Escoda, Huffington Post


Feature – National Museum of Dance School of Arts, The Nutcracker Act 2, Saratoga:  Donna J Bell, The Saratogian


Feature – Kristina Chan:  Valerie Lawson, Sydney Morning Herald


Review – Neil Greenberg, THIS, New York:  Brendan Drake, Broadway World


Review – Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, Virtuosity of Forgetting, Chicago:  Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune


Review – Cape Town City Ballet, Cinderella, Cape Town:  Shirley-Anne Bezuidenhout, Artslink

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Links - Wednesday, December 24, 2014




Review – Royal Ballet, Don Quixote, London:  Luke Jennings, Observer


Interview – Ulrik Birkkjaer, Royal Danish Ballet:  Laura Dodge, London Dance


Review – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Swan Lake, The Naiad and The Fisherman, Don Quixote, New York:  Apollinaire Scherr, FT


Review – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Uprising, Odetta, After the Rain, Memoria, New York:  Robert Greskovic, Wall Street Journal


Review – National Ballet of Canada, The Nutcracker, Toronto:  Paula Citron, Toronto Globe and Mail


Review – Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, The Nutcracker, New York:  Rose Marija, Broadway World


Review – Los Angeles Ballet, The Nutcracker, Los Angeles:  Shari Barrett, Broadway World


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


Preview - Cairo Opera Ballet, The Nutcracker, Cairo:  Unattributed, Ahram


Interview – Sergei Polunin explains his indecision:  Ismene Brown, Blog via Izvestia


Feature – Andrew Murphy (ex BRB) finds an answer to his hip pain:  Amber Hewitt, Houston Chronicle


Review - Astana Ballet, Zhusan, Astana, Kazakhstan:  Mlika Rustem, Astana Times



And finally...


Feature – Ballet:  Fashion’s new fixation:  Ellie Pithers, Telegraph

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Links – Thursday December 25, 2014


2014 in retrospect:

Dance memories, London: Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

Dance highlights, Australia: Gracia Haby Fjord Review

Bay Area’s top 10: Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle


Photo feature - 50 years of The Nutcracker in photos: Katherine Brooks, Huffington Post


Photos - Backstage at English National Ballet's NutcrackerThe Guardian


Gallery - Dance photos from the archiveVanity Fair


Review - American Ballet TheatreThe Nutcracker (Misty Copeland’s debut), NY: Rose Marija, Broadway World


Feature - The Nutcracker and racism: Alice Robb, New Republic


Review - Texas Ballet TheaterNutty Nutcracker, Fort Worth: Cheryl Callon, TheaterJones


Feature - The Nutcracker, a history: Ellen O’Connell, Salon


Review - Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina BauschPalermo Palermo, Paris: Patricia Boccadoro, Culturekiosque


Feature - AAADT’s Glenn Allen Sims & Linda Celeste Sims: Wayne Lawson, Vanity Fair


Feature - The US/Cuban détente and danceWendy Perron


Preview - Ballet meets noh in A Feast of Beauty, Osaka: Ayako Takahashi, Japan Times


Review - Epiphany DanceArtsWinter’s Dance, Richardson TX: Cheryl Callon, TheaterJones


Preview - Best dance on Christmas TV (UK): Katie Colombus, The Stage


Feature - Dance and the digital: Kyle Vanhemert, Wired

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Links – Friday December 26, 2014


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterUprisingSuspended WomenOdetta, NY: Barry Bassis, Epoch Times


Feature - The pain and the gain: Maria Konnikova, New Yorker


DVD review - Bolshoi BalletMarco Spada: Christie Grimstad, ConcertoNet


Feature - Highlights of 2014: Victor Swoboda, Montreal Gazette

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Links – Saturday December 27, 2014


Review - Kathakali Dance, India: Alastair Macaulay, New York Times


Review - Christopher WheeldonAn American in Paris, Paris: Jann Parry, DanceTabs


Audio feature - Christopher Wheeldon’s American in Paris: Eleanor Beardsley, NPR News


Review - Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterEpisodesFour CornersCaughtMinus 16, NY: Gia Kourlas, New York Times


Feature - The Nutcracker retains its power to enthral: Anthony Tommasini, New York Times


Feature - Michael Nunn & William Trevitt, the BalletBoyz: Louise Levene, Financial Times


News - Belgium’s Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie to stop programming dance: Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times


Review - Ellington at Christmas, NY: Aaron Fallon, Broadway World


Feature - Dance and computer gaming: Boris Willis, Dance USA


Feature - Tangoing in Tiblisi: Glen Johnson, The Guardian

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