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RigaPeer Gynt

© Andris Tone
Grieg: Peer Gynt
Edward Clug; Latvian National Ballet; Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Marko Japelj; Leo Kulaš

LondonAkram Khan's Giselle

Tamara Rojo (Giselle) © Laurent Liotardo
Lamagna: Giselle
Akram Khan; English National Ballet; Gavin Sutherland; Tim Yip; Mark Henderson

LeipzigDer Karneval der Tiere

© Kirsten Nijhof
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des Animaux
Bjarte Emil Wedervang Bruland; Leipziger Ballett; Tobias Engeli; Alden Gatt; Christina Geißler; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

New York CityBalanchine + Wheeldon

New York City Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grand Vitesse © Paul Kolnik
Glazunov, Henry, Nyman
George Balanchine; Christopher Wheeldon; New York City Ballet; Daniel Capps; New York City Ballet Orchestra; Lauren Lovette; Anthony Huxley

StockholmGiselle

Giselle
Adam: Giselle
Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Royal Swedish Ballet; Nathan Brock; Tony Straiges; David Walker [set designer]; Royal Swedish Orchestra

New York CityAll Balanchine

Glinka, Hindemith, Traditional
George Balanchine; New York City Ballet; New York City Ballet Orchestra
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Boris Charmaz and Dimitri Chamblas in À bras-le-corps

Boris Charmaz' and Dimitri Chamblas' À bras-le-corps, a classic of non-dance, closes the series What the Body Remembers at Berlin's Akademie der Künste.
*****
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Something for everyone: Balanchine + Wheeldon at New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grand Vitesse © Paul Kolnik
Whatever your taste in ballet, this program probably had it: Wheeldon's DGV meets Balanchine's Door and a Sigh and Raymonda Variations
***11
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Tamara Rojo leads from the front in Akram Khan’s Giselle

Tamara Rojo (Giselle) © Laurent Liotardo
Akram Khan's bold reimagining of Giselle continues to go from strength to strength. After touring to venues from Moscow to Chicago, it returns to Sadler's Wells. 
*****
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Jewels under pressure: New York City Ballet opens its Fall season

Maria Kowroski and Tyler Angle in Diamonds © Paul Kolnik
A sharp, well-drilled ensemble and heavenly Fauré, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky couldn't adequately compensate for the mixed bag of principal performances and the outdated look of Balanchine's Jewels at New York City Ballet.
**111
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Glitter and groove with Balanchine in Amsterdam

Anna Tsygankova and James Stout in Symphony in Three Movements © Hans Gerritsen
Dutch National Ballet continues its series honouring the great choreographer. 
****1
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Astana Ballet cramped in a mixed programme at the Linbury

The Heritage of the Great Steppe © Askhat Nurekin
The first-ever visit to the UK by Astana Ballet showcased a mixed bag of modern work in the Linbury Theatre. 
***11
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