January 2012 Balletco Magazine

DanceTabs: a new Magazine

by Bruce Marriott January 18, 2012 Balletco
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This is the last thing I expected to be announcing – a new magazine called DanceTabs that will live at www.dancetabs.com (nothing to see yet folks so no need to click!) I think my post about Balletco going into Archive captured many of my feelings after 15½ years following through on many different aspects of [...]

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Book – Royal Danish Ballet in Photographs

by Jane Simpson January 13, 2012 Galleries
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What a nice find! A casual Google search, a few weeks ago, led me to a book I’d never heard of but which has turned out to be doubly interesting as well as, already, a source of a lot of pleasure.

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2011 UK National Dance Awards – Winners Announced

by Bruce Marriott January 23, 2012 News
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12 Winners Announced: The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2011 took place today in London at The Place’s Robin Howard Dance Theatre.

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Sergei Polunin leaving Royal Ballet – instantly

by admin January 24, 2012 News
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Dame Monica Mason announced this afternoon that Principal Sergei Polunin has resigned from The Royal Ballet with immediate effect.

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DanceEast Rural Retreat – Dance leaders call for re-branding of Dance

by Bruce Marriott January 11, 2012 News
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“We are 26 future leaders in dance from across the globe to discuss the future of DANCE, and when we say DANCE we mean DANCE in all its forms. As a group we’ve discovered a shared purpose and readiness to embrace the opportunity for change.”

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Marrinsky Ballet – Chopiniana, The Firebird, Scheherazade – Washington

by Oksana Khadarina January 26, 2012 Reviews
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Balancing spectacular dancing with stirring drama, the Mariinsky dancers delivered a riveting, unforgettable performance. I left the Opera House with wonderful memories…

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Royal Ballet – Romeo and Juliet – London

by Lynette Halewood January 12, 2012 Reviews
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The production stands or falls by the strength of the central performances, and on this occasion we were fortunate indeed.

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Ivan Putrov – Men in Motion – London

by Jann Parry January 28, 2012 Reviews
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After all the fuss about Sergei Polunin abruptly leaving the Royal Ballet, guess who stole the Men in Motion show? Daniel Proietto, in the AfterLight solo Russell Maliphant made for him in 2010. Admittedly, you could read the 15-minute solo as a warning of the fate awaiting a troubled dancer deprived of the support of a company of colleagues

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Hofesh Shechter and Antony Gormley – Survivor – London

by Graham Watts January 14, 2012 Reviews
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As has happened so often before, this collaboration by two individuals who are outstanding innovators in their own art, didn’t quite add up to the sum total of that brilliance.

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Moscow Kremlin Ballet – Swan Lake – Athens

by Graham Watts January 28, 2012 Reviews
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Somova is going to become one of the world’s greatest dancers within a very few years and it is a great honour to have been able to watch the progress of her early career.

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Royal Ballet – Draft Works – London

by Bruce Marriott January 26, 2012 Reviews
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Good to see Draft Works in the larger Linbury Theatre and as ever much fun to spot rising choreographic and dance stars closer than normal…

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Answers to the last Balletco Quiz of the Year – 2011

by Jane Simpson January 30, 2012 Balletco
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Here you go – the answers to the last Balletco Quiz of the Year – 2011.

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Gallery – Ivan Putrov’s Men in Motion

by Dave Morgan January 29, 2012 Galleries
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An album of 27 pictures by Dave Morgan.

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Gallery – National Dance Awards 2011

by Dave Morgan January 24, 2012 Galleries
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An album of 42 pictures by Dave Morgan.

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Gallery – National Dance Awards 2011

by John Ross January 24, 2012 Galleries
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An album of 39 pictures by John Ross.

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Gallery – Royal Ballet in Romeo and Juliet

by Dave Morgan January 12, 2012 Galleries
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An album of 30 pictures by Dave Morgan.

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Gallery – Universal Ballet in Onegin

by Sunkyung Jang January 27, 2012 Galleries
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An album of 30 pictures by Sunkyung Jang.

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Saturday, 21 January 2012 – 60 Links

by John Mallinson January 21, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today: Rudi van Dantzig obituaries, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet gala, massive Resolution! 2012 collection, Wendy Whelan, Kobborg the choreographer and much more…

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Friday, 20 January 2012 – 14 Links

by John Mallinson January 20, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today: Rudi van Dantzig video tribute, New York City Ballet, Meg Stuart, Young Jean Lee, Fenley, Ryan Enn Hughes 360 degree photos and more…

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Thursday, 19 January 2012 – 13 Links

by John Mallinson January 19, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: New York City Ballet; Mariinsky Ballet; Bill T. Jones and Houston Ballet previews; Pina and Royal Ballet DVD reviews and more…

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Wednesday, 18 January 2012 – 23 Links

by John Mallinson January 18, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today: Niles Ford obituary, NYCB’s Megan Fairchild, Hiroaki Umeda, Young Jean Lee, Ailey, Cunningham, Tsiskaridze, new Wiseman movie and many more…

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Tuesday, 17 January 2012 – 10 Links

by Ian Macmillan January 17, 2012 TodaysLinks
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My final links today from: Tobi Tobias, NYCB’s “R&J,” Hofesh Shechter, Twyla Tharp, ENB outreach project and a few more…..

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Monday, 16 January 2012 – 9 Links

by Ian Macmillan January 16, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: RB’s “R&J,” Men in Ballet, Hofesh Shechter, San Francisco Ballet in 2012, reviews and more…..

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Sunday, 15 January 2012 – 12 Links

by Ian Macmillan January 15, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: Ballet San Jose, Shechter’s “Survivor,” RB in “R&J,” Resolution! 2012, Twyla Tharp, San Diego Dance Theater and more….

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Saturday, 14 January 2012 – 15 Links

by Ian Macmillan January 14, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: Mariinsky, PM on dance?, Hofesh Schecter’s “Survivor,” RB, ENB, Bolshoi & Tsiskaridze and many more…..

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Friday, 13 January 2012 – 22 Links

by Bruce Marriott January 13, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: Trocks Interview, Hofesh Shechter, NYCB Season preview, Parsons Dance, DanceMotion USA, Place Resolution!, Bhangra and more…

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Thursday, 12 January 2012 – 15 Links

by Bruce Marriott January 12, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: Royal Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet in Paris, New Oz Afternoon of a Faun, London’s Place Resolution! Festival, Liam Scarlett in Miami (pics)…

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Wednesday, 11 January 2012 – 21 Links

by Bruce Marriott January 11, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: Nikolay Tsiskaridze leaving Bolshoi?, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, London’s Place Resolution! Festival, Taiwan International Ballet Star Gala, Janet Smith, New York Focus Dance Fest and more…

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012 – 30 Links

by Bruce Marriott January 10, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: London’s Place Resolution! Festival (21 Links!), Mikhailovsky Sleeping Beauty, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in Sydney, China Jinling Dance Company in NY, Taylor 2 and more…

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Monday, 9 January 2012 – 13 Links

by Anna Merrick January 9, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: Miami City Ballet Viscera premiere, Ballet San Jose, West Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet and more…

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Sunday, 8 January 2012 – 5 Links

by Anna Merrick January 8, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: Miami City Ballet Viscera premiere, Mariinsky, Hofesh Shechter feature, English National Ballet and more …

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Saturday, 7 January 2012 – 16 Links

by Anna Merrick January 7, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: Shechter and Gormley interview, Paris Opera Ballet, Merce Cunningham, English National Ballet, Helix Dance and more…

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Friday, 6 January 2012 – 12 Links

by Anna Merrick January 6, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: Whelan on Wheeldon, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Funding the Arts, Fire Poi Dancing and more…

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Thursday, 5 January 2012 – 8 Links

by John Mallinson January 5, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: Cunningham Dance Company; Twyla Tharp, Sinatra and Come Fly Away; Streb preview; what’s upcoming in Canada for 2012, and more…

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Wednesday, 4 January 2012 – 7 Links

by John Mallinson January 4, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: the final(?) review of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; Alvin Ailey from two perspectives; US State Department dance tours, and more…

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Tuesday, 3 January 2012 – 12 Links

by John Mallinson January 3, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today: Last farewells to Merce Cunningham company; four London Nutcrackers (Matthew Bourne, Royal Ballet, Birmingham RB, English National); the secrets of creativity, and more…

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Monday, 2 January 2012 – 8 Links

by John Mallinson January 2, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: Macaulay on ABT’s Nutcracker, Merce Cunningham’s final Event, Mariinsky Ballet in Oman, Daniil Simkin interviewed and more…

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Sunday, 1 January 2012 – 13 Links

by Ian Macmillan January 1, 2012 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: Events at the Mikhailovsky, Liam Scarlett as choreographer, Marrinsky and ENB reviews, critics on 2011/12 and more….

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