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ViennaWiener Staatsballett in der Volksoper: Coppélia

Delibes: Coppélia
Pierre Lacotte; Vienna State Ballet; Simon Hewett; Lorenz C Aichner; Jean-Luc Simonini; Michel Ronvaux

KrefeldSouvenirs from West and East (world premiere)

Various: Souvenirs from West and East
Robert North; Unknown

KrefeldSouvenirs aus West und Ost

Various: Souvenirs from West and East
Robert North; Unknown; Andreas Fellner

ViennaSchwanensee

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Rudolf Nureyev; Marius Petipa; Lew Iwanow; Vienna State Ballet; Paul Connelly; Luisa Spinatelli; Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

AmsterdamOde to the Master

Ode to the Master
Prokofiev, Piazzolla, Andriessen
Hans van Manen; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Het Balletorkest; Carel Kraayenhof; Hebe Mensinga

LeipzigDer Karnival der Tiere

© Kirsten Nijhof
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux
Alexei Ratmansky; Bjarte Emil Wedervang Bruland; Leipziger Ballet; Christina Geißler; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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Last Rites: Puccini meets Stravinsky in Leeds

Vanessa Vince-Pang in The Rite of Spring © Tristram Kenton
A daring double bill from Opera North and Phoenix Dance Theatre pairs Jeanguy Saintus' new choreography for The Rite of Spring with a revival of Christopher Alden's production of Gianni Schicchi
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Núñez and Muntagirov light up Don Quixote

Marianela Núñez (Kitri) © ROH | Johan Persson (2013)
Despite Carlos Acosta's staging of Don Quixote feeling a little tame, the Royal Ballet's star couple dazzles. 
***11
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SF Ballet's Program 2 is a Kaleidoscope of Vibrant Works

San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine's Divertimento #15 © Erik Tomasson

Artful patterns come to life in San Francisco Ballet’s Program 2, Kaleidoscope, which opened last Tuesday night at the War Memorial Opera House.

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Gallim's To Create a World Disturbs and Intrigues At the Same Time

Gallim Dance, To Create a World © Yi-Chun Wu
To Create a World creates a dystopian world that confuses as much as it answers. Miller's movement has a strong individual voice with constant movement and go-for-broke physicality.
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A great Requiem premieres at Dutch National Ballet

Dutch National Ballet in Requiem © Hans Gerritsen
Dawson impresses most where the dynamic between utter stillness and his lyrical movements is greatest, and Bryers has composed a beautiful and meditative series of compositions
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An Afternoon with Nijinsky

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in Verbruggen's Faun © Alice Blangero
As well as keeping the musical, choreographic and theatrical treasures of the Ballets Russes alive, En compagnie de Nijinsky reignites the company’s avant garde-ist vision.
***11
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