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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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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

LeipzigSchwanensee

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

LondonMatthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Ball (Swan) and Liam Mower (Prince) © Johan Persson
Tchaikovsky: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Matthew Bourne; Matthew Bourne's New Adventures; Brett Morris; Lez Brotherston; Paule Constable

BernThe Four Seasons

Richter: The Four Seasons
Estefania Miranda; Bern:Ballett; Hans Christoph Bünger; Till Kuhnert; Bern Symphony Orchestra

MunichDer Nussknacker

Der Nussknacker
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
John Neumeier; Bavarian State Ballet; Robertas Šervenikas; Jürgen Rose; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake takes flight once again

Matthew Ball (Swan) and Liam Mower (Prince) © Johan Persson
Bourne's radical reworking of Swan Lake returns to Sadler's Wells, 23 years after its premiere. 
*****
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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: A redesign in Zürich

Yen Han and Matthew Knight (Clowns) and William Moore (Nutcracker), Nutcracker and the Mouse King © Gregory Batardon
In Zurich, ballet director Christian Spuck recently launched the second season of the multi-layered ballet he choreographed to the great P.I. Tchaikovsky score.
****1
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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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Ballet Nacional de España presents a vibrant 40th anniversary gala

BNE in Ritmos © Jesús Vallinas
Ballet National de España (BNE) celebrates its 40th anniversary with a vibrant gala that brings together old and new landmarks of its repertory. Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela hosts the event.
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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...
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