Bruce Marriott

Bruce Marriott runs Balletco which he founded in 1996. Besides editing he also reviews, interviews, and does a stint on the TodaysLinks service. He is based in London.

Balletco is now in Archive – Hail DanceTabs

by Bruce Marriott March 6, 2012 Balletco
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At the end of January 2012 Balletco closed to further enhancement and is now effectively in archive… As of 5 February 2012 a new web magazine opened for business called DanceTabs (wwww.dancetabs.com) and if you liked Balletco’s reviews, interviews and other features then you will like DanceTabs.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Birmingham Royal Ballet – The Nutcracker – London

by Bruce Marriott December 29, 2011 Reviews
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So… dump the singer, dial up the orchestra, install some more video screens pointed at where people sit and I’d be happy. I think though I’d be happier seeing this production in a normal theatre still. But as presented it’s no bad night and I hope it draws some more people into those theatres

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Wednesday, 28 December 2011 – 4 Links

by Bruce Marriott December 28, 2011 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: NYCB Nuts and Sugarplums reviewed by Alastair Macaulay (treading carefully after last years rumpus), BRB at O2, NY Review of the Year and British ballet in Munich…

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Tuesday, 27 December 2011 – 3 Links

by Bruce Marriott December 27, 2011 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: Birmingham Royal Ballet packing up Nutcracker and O2 bound, Text Ballet Theater’s weird The Nutty Nut and a Polish pensioner Swan Lake (bit of desperation on links there…)

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Monday, 26 December 2011 – 7 Links

by Bruce Marriott December 26, 2011 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: Reviews of the Year in Toronto and San Francisco, Joffrey Award, Ballet Philippines, Strictly Come Dancing and not so much else!

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Sunday, 25 December 2011 – 9 Links

by Bruce Marriott December 25, 2011 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: Merce Cunningham company final arrangements, Scottish Ballet SleepingB, Snowman, Victoria Thierree Chaplin and many Nutcrackers including a pole dancing one…

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Saturday, 24 December 2011 – 12 Links

by Bruce Marriott December 24, 2011 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: Peter Wright iv and BRB at the huge O2, Alvin Ailey, Pina Bausch, Reviews of years in SF and Boston + lots of Nutcrackers including the surreal/nutty Texas Ballet Theater one…

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Ticket Exchange, Doing Dance and other Forums Available Again

by Bruce Marriott December 23, 2011 Balletco
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Some old friends are back in a new place…

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Balletco Forum Available Again plus Opportunity to Discuss Future

by Bruce Marriott December 23, 2011 Balletco
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I think there is much good will and there is a very real opportunity for the community to pull together and create something unique, better and more responsive than before – I most sincerely hope something comes out of it.

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Balletco going into archive

by Bruce Marriott December 15, 2011 Balletco
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I’m really sorry to say but after 15½ years Balletco will be closing to further development in mid-January and will go into long-term archive – nothing should be lost …

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Balletco Forum Down + Others Offline

by Bruce Marriott December 15, 2011 Balletco
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23 December Update – New Forums online A new forum is now setup. Afraid you have to register again but its a place to talk which many will welcome. There is also a special forum to talk about how the community might go forward with Balletco itself going into archive: Balletco Forum Available Again plus [...]

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Monday, 12 December 2011 – 13 Links

by Bruce Marriott December 12, 2011 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: Cunningham – final performances, Monica Mason, Bill T Jones Interview, Alvin Ailey, UK Xmas Screen stuff, lots of Nutcrackers and more…

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Sunday, 11 December 2011 – 11 Links

by Bruce Marriott December 11, 2011 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: Frederic Flamand and Cannes Dance Festival, 5 Nutrackers, Sydney Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, Ballet San Jose problems and more…

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Saturday, 10 December 2011 – 17 Links

by Bruce Marriott December 10, 2011 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: Merce Cunningham, English National Ballet, Looking back on 2011 in Washington and Chicago, Boris Charmat and much more…

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Dame Monica Mason DBE receives QEII Coronation Award

by Bruce Marriott December 9, 2011 News
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The Royal Academy of Dance has presented its most prestigious award, the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Coronation Award to Dame Monica Mason DBE, Director of The Royal Ballet, in appreciation of her lifetime contribution to dance.

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Friday, 9 December 2011 – 14 Links

by Bruce Marriott December 9, 2011 TodaysLinks
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Links today on: Merce Cunningham, English National Ballet, Bourne and Canadia Nutcrackers, Alvin Ailey, David Hallberg and Lauren Cuthbertson…

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