Dance

For dance and ballet fans, you can use our calendar to find a great selection of upcoming events and read reviews from top dance companies as well as smaller, lesser known artists and choreographers from around the world.
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Dutch National Ballet in <i>Concerto Concordia</i> © Hans Gerritsen
Dutch National Ballet in Concerto Concordia
© Hans Gerritsen
ON STAGE
Reviewed in Los Angeles

Trisha Brown: in Plain Site

The Trisha Brown Dance Company's "In Plain Site Los Angeles" demonstrated how dance can beautifully reflex the art and sculture surrounding it.
*****
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Reviewed in New York

Sydney Dance Company in NY

The Sydney Dance Company is a great company, not just a good company.
***11
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Reviewed in Washington

Refinement and Strength in Washington

Washington Ballet's Giselle under the new directorship of Julie Kent
****1
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REVIEWED IN LONDON

Stopgap Dance Company

Dave and his daughter Sam lose sight of each other and the world around them after the sudden death of their wife and mother Jackie. Getting up close and personal, Stopgap Dance Company’s new work The Enormous Room is an absorbing encounter with grief and loss.
****1
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REVIEWED IN LEEDS

Casanova, World Première

We all know of Casanova, the lover; now, we have a Casanova to love
****1
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Reviewed in Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Dance Platform

Two experimental dance companies from Turkey and Australia brought intriguing, cerebral work to the Hong Kong Arts Festival. 
****1
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DANCE IN BELGIUM
INTERVIEW

Gabriela Carrizo-Peeping Tom

Co-fondatrice de la compagnie Peeping Tom aux côtés de Franck Chartier, Gabriela Carrizo présente sa nouvelle création Moeder (Mère), deuxième volet d’un triptyque autour des portraits familiaux du père, de la mère et des enfants, sur les scènes européennes
FOCUS

Brussels, a dance capital

The Brussels Dance! Festival not only gives an insight into the dance riches of the city, but also into the many creative spaces and unique theatres of Brussels. 
REVIEW

We're pretty fucking far from okay

Lisbeth Gruwez and Nicolas vladyslav zoom in on what fear does to the body. An intense performance that goes further than just a demonstration of tight muscles and stress.
***11
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COMPANY FOCUS: Ballets Philippines:Innovations through Decades of Crisis

Ballet Philippines: a rare gem

Appraising the legacy and the future of the dance company established nearly 50 years ago by pioneer Alice Reyes, whose distinctive signature is both Asian and Western.
In the studio with choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

In the studio with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is in New York. Ahead of the première of her new work for the New York City Ballet, Bachtrack visits her in the studio during rehearsals. 
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MunichThe Little Prince

Various: The Little Prince
Maged Mohamed; Bavarian State Ballet

LondonPina Bausch / William Forsythe / Hans van Manen

Stravinsky, Willems, Beethoven
Pina Bausch; William Forsythe; Hans van Manen; English National Ballet; English National Ballet Philharmonic

RigaThe Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Aivars Leimanis; Latvian National Opera Ballet; Farhads Stade; Ināra Gauja; Kārlis Kaupužs

LondonA Celebration of Baroque Dance

Mouret, Lully, Montéclair, Couperin, Rebel, Purcell, Handel, Corelli
London Handel Players; Academy Baroque Ensemble; Laurence Cummings; Adrian Butterfield

LeipzigDie Große Messe

Mozart: Die Große Messe
Uwe Scholz; Leipziger Ballet; Christoph Gedschold; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

ZürichSchwanensee

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Alexei Ratmansky; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Rossen Milanov; Pavel Baleff; Jérôme Kaplan
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Until the Lions seduces Montreal

What's a woman to do when she loses agency over her body? Is gender just a construct? And at point does justice sour into something closer to revenge?
****1
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Ratmansky's Swan Lake in Zurich

Not all choreographers take on a gruelling tabletop assignment before defining the movements of a performance. Yet to reconstruct the 1895 Mariinsky Theatre production of Swan Lake, Alexei Ratmansky did just that.
***11
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Dorrance Dance and The Blues Project

An unwavering pattern of sound, insistent in its energy and commitment.
*****
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The Human Seasons/ After the Rain / Flight Pattern

A world premiere that gives yet more credence to the burgeoning reputation of Crystal Pite for creating absorbing mass movement of considerable beauty 
***11
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Whipped Cream, Ratmansky

American Ballet Theatre's Whipped Cream should be seen for Ryden's sets and costumes alone. A free-floating eye and a sweetshop whose ingredients come to life create a very surreal world.
***11
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Two Operas, Mark Morris

Dido and Aeneas was triumphant and had all those great moments that make Morris’s choreography among the most musical I’ve seen.
****1
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