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Carlos Acosta, in his final curtain call at the Royal Opera House © ROH | Ian Gavan

Carlos Acosta: celebrating 30 years in Dance

Our December dancer is the great Carlos Acosta, whose unique journey and extraordinary career continue with Acosta Danza, and many other projects. 
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LondonMatthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Matthew Bourne; Matthew Bourne's New Adventures; Brett Morris; Lez Brotherston; Paule Constable

LeipzigSchwanensee

Schwanensee
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballet; Christoph Gedschold; Paul Zoller; Aleksandar Noshpal; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

VilniusDer Prozess [Urbaitis]

© Martynas Aleksa
Urbaitis: Der Prozess
Martynas Rimeikis; Ernest Barčaitis; Ričardas Šumila; Modestas Barkauskas; Marijus Jacovskis; Jurgita Jankutė

AmsterdamCinderella

Cinderella
Prokofiev: Cinderella
Christopher Wheeldon; Jacquelin Barrett; Dutch National Ballet; Martin West; Julian Crouch

MunichDer Nussknacker

Der Nussknacker
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
John Neumeier; Bavarian State Ballet; Robertas Šervenikas; Jürgen Rose; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

BudapestThe Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Hungarian National Ballet; András Déri; Gusztáv Oláh; Nóra Rományi
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Scottish Ballet's Cinderella lights up Edinburgh

Roses in Scottish Ballet's Cinderella © Andy Ross
A welcome revival of Christopher Hampson's imaginative reworking of this perennial fairy tale 
***11
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No body left behind: Sasha Waltz & Guest and Hans Peter Kuhn Körper

Körper © Berndt Uhlig
A mesmerising catalogue of the body’s uses and abuses in our society, Sasha Waltz & Guest presents Körper an old-time favourite at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.
*****
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Sugar and spice: The Nutcracker returns

Gary Avis (Drosselmeyer) © ROH | Bill Cooper (2013)
What marks the start of Christmas? For many, it's when the Christmas tree magically grows in The Royal Ballet's Nutcracker...
****1
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A Nutcracker in Wonderland from Kansas City Ballet

Kansas City Ballet in The Nutcracker © Brett Pruitt
Devon Carney's fantasy-forward take on the holiday classic. 
***11
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Emerging choreographers with Sydney Dance Company's New Breed

A scene from Katrina Olsen's Mother's Cry © Pedro Greig
The 2018 installment of Sydney Dance Company's annual showcase for new choreographers, New Breed, brings four diverse and experimental works to the stage.
***11
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moons in a dark sky: Ligia Lewis’ Water Will (in Melody)

Lewis' Water Will (In Melody) © Dorothea Tuch
A HAU am Hebel’s production, Ligia Lewis’ Water Will (in Melody) is surely a raw and direct, disturbingly grotesque, beautifully poetic and unwittingly explicit journey to an unfortunately unknown destination.
***11
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