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AmsterdamChorus

Chorus
Chorus
Ralph Lemon, Choreography

AmsterdamTristan + Isolde

Tristan + Isolde
Brzóska: Tristan + Isolde
David Dawson; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Eno Henze; Yumiko Takeshima

TokyoThe Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Wayne Eagling; The National Ballet of Japan; Naoji Kawaguchi; Toer van Schayk; Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

ZürichSwan Lake (Schwanensee)

Viktorina Kapitonova (Odette) © Carlos Quezada
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Alexei Ratmansky; Ballett Zürich; Pavel Baleff; Jérôme Kaplan; Viktorina Kapitonova

AmsterdamThe Way You Sound Tonight

The Way You Sound Tonight
The Way You Sound Tonight
Arno Schuitemaker, Choreography

AntwerpMemento Mori

© Kati Heck | Courtesy Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
Shechter, Berio
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Hofesh Shechter; William Forsythe; Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
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BRB brings its Romeo & Juliet to London

César Morales and Momoko Hirata in Romeo and Juliet © Bill Cooper
Like meeting the near-identical twin of that much-loved friend: BRB's fine performance of their unique take on Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet 
****1
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Emerging Dancer Award 2018

Daniel McCormick in McIntyre's Leatherwing Bat © Laurent Liotardo
The overall quality of Emerging Dancer continues an upwards trajectory from year-to-year and presents a very enjoyable gala of classical ballet and contemporary dance 
****1
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Ballet Black: a contrasting bill of Shakespearian envy and whimsy

Ballet Black in The Suit © SNS Group
Ballet Black delights the Glasgow Tramway with a contrasting double-bill of Shakespearian envy and whimsy.
****1
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An evening of stars in Montreal

Myriam Simon and Constantine Allen in 7e Symphonie © Sasha Onyshchenko
It’s the end of the 17/18 season for most ballet companies and for many, this means rounding off with a glitzy gala night. I feel these performances always go in one of two directions: they’re either a Greatest Hits or a bit of a patchwork quilt. 
***11
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Alina Cojocaru charms as Aurora in ENB's Sleeping Beauty

Alina Cojocaru (Aurora) © Laurent Liotardo
A dutiful revival of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Sleeping Beauty from English National Ballet.
***11
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Betroffenheit: Pite,Young and the beauty of grief

Pite and Young's Betroffenheit © Wendy D Photography
The German word Betroffenheit doesn’t translate easily to English. Any German-English dictionary will spit out approximations like "shocked" and "dismayed", but for a real translation, see Crystal Pite and Jonathan Young’s challenging, beautiful work by the same name. 
*****
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