Dance

For dance and ballet fans, you can use our calendar to find a great selection of upcoming events and read reviews from top dance companies as well as smaller, lesser known artists and choreographers from around the world.
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How Ballet Music Took Centre Stage

This week's At Home Guide explores how ballet music evolved from a sideshow to a well-respected artform. Click on the links to listen while you read. 
ON STAGE
Reviewed in Milan

Aterballetto at the Piccolo Teatro

Piccolo Teatro celebrates its 70th anniversary with the best Italian independent contemporary dance company, Aterballetto.
****1
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Reviewed in Los Angeles

Scottish Ballet, Sadler's Wells

Scottish Ballet meets the complex challenges of two great contemporary choreographers with considerable beauty 
****1
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Reviewed in London

Richard Alston Dance Company draws inspiration from around the world in diverse triple bill.

Tango infused contemporary dance sizzles on a hot summer evening. Sometimes tempestuous, sometimes tender; four couples oscillate between summer storms and wintry chills. Tangent, choreographed by Martin Lawrence opens a triple bill by the Richard Alston Dance Company at Sadlers Wells. He draws inspiration from Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas played on stage by pianist Jason Ridgway. 
****1
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Reviewed in New York

A Surprise Corsaire Debut

There was complete assurance in Skylar Brandt's performance and there’s no doubt that she’s a bona fide contender for a future slot as a principal dancer.
****1
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Reviewed in London

DESH

Fantastical, innocent and full of wonder.
****1
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Reviewed in Moscow

Ratmansky's The Bright Stream

After being banned in Soviet times, The Bright Stream made a glorious comeback in a new version by Alexei Ratmansky. 
*****
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DANCE IN BELGIUM
INTERVIEW

Gabriela Carrizo-Peeping Tom

Co-fondatrice de la compagnie Peeping Tom aux côtés de Franck Chartier, Gabriela Carrizo présente sa nouvelle création Moeder (Mère), deuxième volet d’un triptyque autour des portraits familiaux du père, de la mère et des enfants, sur les scènes européennes
FOCUS

Brussels, a dance capital

The Brussels Dance! Festival not only gives an insight into the dance riches of the city, but also into the many creative spaces and unique theatres of Brussels. 
REVIEW

We're pretty fucking far from okay

Lisbeth Gruwez and Nicolas vladyslav zoom in on what fear does to the body. An intense performance that goes further than just a demonstration of tight muscles and stress.
***11
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COMPANY FOCUS: Ballets Philippines:Innovations through Decades of Crisis

Ballet Philippines: a rare gem

Appraising the legacy and the future of the dance company established nearly 50 years ago by pioneer Alice Reyes, whose distinctive signature is both Asian and Western.
In the studio with choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

In the studio with Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is in New York. Ahead of the première of her new work for the New York City Ballet, Bachtrack visits her in the studio during rehearsals. 
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GrazVery Klezmer

Giora Feidman; Gitanes Blondes

ZürichAnna Karenina

Rachmaninov: Anna Karenina
Christian Spuck; Zurich Junior Ballet; Paul Connelly; Emma Ryott; Jörg Zielinski

AmsterdamShostakovich Trilogy

Shostakovich
Alexei Ratmansky; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Dutch Ballet Orchestra

GrazAlles Walzer

Schubert, Liszt, Godowsky, Kreisler
Willy Büchler; Bernd Glemser; Salonensemble Alt Wien

BudapestBilly Elliot

John: Music from Billy Elliot
Szirtes Tamás; Hungarian State Opera; István Szlávik; Yvette Alida Kovács

MunichBallettabend

Bavarian State Ballet
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A Streetcar Named Desire premieres in Budapest

The Hungarian National Ballet brilliantly closes the season with the world premiere of Marianna Venekei’s version of Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire on music by László Dés.
*****
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Richard Alston Dance Company draws inspiration from around the world in diverse triple bill.

Tango infused contemporary dance sizzles on a hot summer evening. Sometimes tempestuous, sometimes tender; four couples oscillate between summer storms and wintry chills. Tangent, choreographed by Martin Lawrence opens a triple bill by the Richard Alston Dance Company at Sadlers Wells. He draws inspiration from Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas played on stage by pianist Jason Ridgway. 
****1
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Johan Inger's Carmen for CND

Johan Inger’s Carmen is back on stage in Madrid, seducing CND's audience once again.
****1
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rosas/Ictus: Rain

Rosas’ exhilarating performance of Keersmaeker’s iconic piece
*****
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Aterballetto at the Piccolo Teatro

Piccolo Teatro celebrates its 70th anniversary with the best Italian independent contemporary dance company, Aterballetto.
****1
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Scottish Ballet, Sadler's Wells

Scottish Ballet meets the complex challenges of two great contemporary choreographers with considerable beauty 
****1
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