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LuxembourgAkram Khan's Giselle

Akram Khan's Giselle
Lamagna: Giselle
Akram Khan; English National Ballet; Gavin Sutherland; Tim Yip; Mark Henderson

ZürichRomeo and Juliet

Giulia Tonelli (Juliet) and Alexander Jones (Romeo) © Carlos Quezada
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Michail Jurowski; Christian Schmidt; Emma Ryott; Philharmonia Zürich

ViennaWiener Staatsballett in der Volksoper: Peter Pan

Various: Peter Pan
Vesna Orlic; Vienna State Ballet; Wolfram-Maria Märtig; Alexandra Burgstaller; Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper

BudapestBilly Elliot - The Musical

Billy Elliot - The Musical
John: Billy Elliot
Géza Köteles; Szirtes Tamás; Hungarian State Opera; István Silló; István Szlávik; Yvette Alida Kovács

VilniusČiurlionis

Čiurlionis
Kuprevičius: Čiurlionis
Robert Bondara; Robertas Šervenikas; Diana Marszałek; Julia Skrzynecka; Maciej Igielski

GenevaLa Belle au Bois Dormant

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Jean-Guillaume Bart; Yacobson Ballet; Grand Théâtre de Genève; Olga Shaishmelashvili
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Pita’s disturbing take on Hans Christian Andersen’s grim fairy-tale

Natalia Osipova in The Mother © Kenny Mathieson
Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard excel in the gothic drama of Pita’s storytelling – but is it all just a bit too gory?
***11
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Arqués fiery Ignite captures the attention at Dutch National Ballet

Kleines Requiem: Martin ten Kortenaar and Sasha Mukhamedov © Hans Gerritsen
Anna Tsygankova is clearly enjoying her part in Forsythe's Pas/Parts 2018, an exposé of the vocabulary of modern ballet.
****1
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History in the making: Bangarra's 30 years of sixty five thousand

Stamping Ground © Daniel Boud
Bangarra celebrates its 30th anniversary, with the momentous return of Jiří Kylián's Stamping Ground to its Indigenous roots.
****1
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Wildly offensive, but wildly entertaining too: ABT's Le Corsaire

Skylar Brandt in Le Corsaire © Rosalie O’Connor
Perhaps ABT's disclaimer in the program notes should have simply said: "When you watch Le Corsaire, prepare to be both offended and entertained. We hope you'll be more entertained than offended."
****1
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“The spirit of Margot” celebrated in The Royal Ballet's Fonteyn gala

Dame Darcey Bussell and Gary Avis in Ashton's Tango from Façade © ROH | Andrej Uspenski
A memorable and important event in the history of British ballet, sensitively and sentimentally performed. 
****1
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Pure dance with joyful power

San Francisco Ballet in Dawson's Anima Animus © Erik Tomasson
An exciting London season closes with a glimpse of where ballet is headed, San Francisco style. 
*****
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