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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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Reviewed in Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet: Hansel & Gretel

A tale that is rarely used in ballet set to familiar music that now finds a new life in dance 
****1
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Reviewed in Zurich

Messa di Requiem

Christian Spuck’s new ballet Messa da Requiem in Zurich, is a breathtakingly powerful achievement. But its profound impact is spurred by more than dance alone.
*****
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Reviewed in San Francisco

SFB: Nutcracker

Tomasson's Land of Snow is a feast for the eyes. Principals Mathilde Froustey and Carlo di Lanno were a gorgeous, impeccable Snow Queen and King in one of the most reliably spectacular sections of this production.
****1
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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. 
DANCER FOCUS: Desmond Richardson, of Complexions Contemporary Ballet

In conversation with Desmond Richardson

Complexions Contemporary Ballet is back at the Joyce in New York City this November with three programmes of ecclectic works. As I watched the company rehearse, I caught up with lead dancer, co founder and co director Desmond Richardson who told me more about the works, and the company's upcoming projects.

“Tyger Desmond, burning bright”

Desmond Richardson remains indelibly powerful but Dwight Rhoden's choreography wears thin in large doses.
***11
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StockholmThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Pär Isberg; Royal Swedish Ballet; Bo-Ruben Hedwal; Ann-Mari Anttila

BrugesGoldberg Variations - Ternary patterns for insomnia

Bach: Goldberg Variations
Andersson Dance; Scottish Ensemble

ViennaLa Fille mal gardée

Hérold: La Fille mal gardée
Vienna State Ballet; Simon Hewett

BudapestOnegin

Tchaikovsky: Onegin
John Cranko; Hungarian National Ballet; Domonkos Héja; Thomas Mika

LondonEnglish National Ballet: Giselle

Adam: Giselle
Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Mary Skeaping; English National Ballet; David Walker [set designer]; Alina Cojocaru

DijonAre friends electric?

Various: Are friends electric?
Yuval Pick; Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape
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Revisiting Anna Karenina

Just as rereading a favourite novel can give the reader new literary impulses to explore, so, too, can the revival of a popular ballet offer a fresh interpretation.
****1
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Jacob Jonas The Company

At the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Jonas proved that he is an emerging artistic force nationally, and Los Angeles should be proud that he has chosen to base his company here.
*****
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English National Ballet: Giselle

A first-class, five-star evening made even more exceptional by the extra gift of Cojocaru’s masterclass
*****
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American Dance Platform 2016

The gem of this year's American Dance Platform at the Joyce is Dallas Black Dance Theater.
***11
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Noche Flamenca

The most striking aspect was the lightness and joy emanating from the company’s star, Soledad Barrio.
***11
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A Musical Nutcracker at the Bolshoi

The Bolshoi chooses musicality and technique over special effects with Yuri Grigorovich's beloved classic.
****1
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