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ZürichFaustWorld première

Michelle Willems (Gretchen) and Jan Casier (Faust) © Gregory Batardon
Lazar: Faust
Edward Clug; Ballett Zürich; Mikhail Agrest; Marko Japelj; Leo Kulaš; William Moore

LondonRambert: Life is a Dream

Lutosławski: Life is a Dream
Kim Brandstrup; Rambert Dance Company

MunichRaymonda

Raymonda
Glazunov: Raymonda
Marius Petipa; Ray Barra; Bavarian State Ballet; Michael Schmidtsdorff; Klaus Hellenstein; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

StockholmThe Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Royal Swedish Ballet

BernEinstein

© Philipp Zinniker
Tanzcompagnie Konzert Theater Bern; Till Kuhnert; Catherine Voeffray

LondonJean Abreu: Solo for Two

Solo for Two
Jean Abreu; Jean Abreu Dance
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Scarlett delivers a triumphant new Swan Lake

Marianela Núñez (Odette) © ROH | Bill Cooper
A new Swan Lake is a test for any ballet company. Expectations ran high, but Liam Scarlett's new production hit the target. 
*****
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Bejeweled Bodies in Philadelphia

Jacqueline Callahan, Zecheng Liang and Nayara Lopes in George Balanchine’s Jewels © Alexander Iziliaev
Pennsylvania Ballet's wraps up season with Balanchine
***11
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An Imperial ballet for the 21st century

Lia Cirio and Boston Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty © Liza Voll | Courtesy of Boston Ballet
In keeping this production of The Sleeping Beauty in the repertoire, Boston Ballet is providing a vital service to the history of classical ballet, developing its dancers to their fullest potential, and providing Boston audiences with a chance to enter into a magical world of the most exquisite beauty.
****1
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Formosa: A Swansong from Taiwan

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Formosa © LIU Chen-hsiang
A thousand love letters to Taiwan in Lin Hwai-min's swansong as artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre  
****1
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Albert Einstein revisits Berne

© Philipp Zinniker
The resident dance company of the Konzert Theater Bern recently paid tribute to Albert Einstein, who lived in the city from 1902-1905.
***11
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An utterly charming night with The Merry Widow

Adam Bull (Danilo) and Amber Scott (Hanna) © Daniel Boud
The Australian Ballet shines in a gloriously romantic and sumptuous staging of The Merry Widow.  
****1
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