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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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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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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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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Book – At the Sign of the Harlequin’s Bat, My Years with Cyril Beaumont

by Jane Simpson December 31, 2011 History
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Fifty or sixty years ago, no true ballet-lover would have dreamt of visiting London without calling in at Cyril Beaumont’s famous bookshop in Charing Cross Road. The great and the good of the dance world went to learn from his vast store of knowledge, to reminisce about the golden years of the Diaghilev company, or just to exchange gossip…

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Review of the Dance Year in Hong Kong – 2011

by Kevin Ng December 31, 2011 Interviews / Features
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I have saved the greatest dance event till the last – the seven sold-out performances of two rewarding programmes of the New York City Ballet in Hong Kong in March.

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Hong Kong Ballet – The Nutcracker – Hong Kong

by Kevin Ng December 31, 2011 Reviews
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I have been reviewing this production of “Nutcracker” continuously since its premiere in 1997. It is an above-average production overall; the most outstanding component are the costume and set designs by Peter Farmer.

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Saturday, 31 December 2011 – 7 Links

by Ian Macmillan December 31, 2011 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: Merce Cunningham Company’s final performances, 2011 review, ABT “Nutcracker,” Ashley Page and just a little more….

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Interview with Elena Glurdjidze, English National Ballet Senior Principal

by Simonetta Dixon December 30, 2011 Interviews / Features
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“For me, to be a ballerina is to be individual, to have something no-one else has… but it is a never-ending process and we are always searching.”

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Friday, 30 December 2011 – 8 Links

by Ian Macmillan December 30, 2011 TodaysLinks
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Links today from: Merce Cunningham Company, critics’ choices for 2012 and from 2011, “Pina” review and Glitz in Glasgow…

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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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Thursday, 29 December 2011 – 13 Links

by Ian Macmillan December 29, 2011 TodaysLinks
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Links today: Too many Nutcrackers? BRB Nut at The O2. Alexander Grant tribute. Various 2011 reviews. Merce Cunningham, “Pina” and more….

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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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