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Dancer of the Month: Eléonore Guérineau
« I want to teach my little girl that it’s important to fulfill her dreams »
Eléonore Guérineau © Sébastien Corlouer
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Eléonore Guérineau's grand jeté to Zurich

Eléonore Guérineau, a French soloist dancer moving to dance with the Zurich Ballet for the 2018-19 season is our Dancer of the Month this August.
© Dominic Büttner

Rarities among the new productions at Zurich Opera

The 2018-19 season at Opernhaus Zürich features plenty of new productions, including operas which don't feature too often, such as Die Gezeichneten and Le Grand Macabre.
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LeipzigSchwanensee

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

BudapestCarmina Burana

Carmina Burana
Orff: Carmina Burana
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Tibor Bogányi; Hungarian State Opera Chorus; Hungarian State Opera; Hungarian National Ballet; Rita Rácz

ViennaWiener Staatsballet in der Volksoper: Ein Sommernachtstraum

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Jorma Elo; Vienna State Ballet; Andreas Schüller; Sandra Woodall; Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper

ViennaGiselle

Adam: Giselle
Jean Coralli; Jules Perrot; Elena Tschernischova; Vienna State Ballet; Ermanno Florio; Paul Connelly; Ingolf Bruun; Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

AmsterdamThe New ClassicsNew production

The New Classics
Chopin, Bernstein, Talbot
Jerome Robbins; Alexei Ratmansky; Wayne McGregor; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Het Balletorkest; Noé Inui

LondonLest We Forget

ENB in Liam Scarlett's No Man's Land © Laurent Liotardo
Liszt, Cowton, Pook
Liam Scarlett; Russell Maliphant; Akram Khan; English National Ballet
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ENB's Lest We Forget opens at Sadler's Wells

ENB in Liam Scarlett's No Man's Land © Laurent Liotardo
Lest We Forget, a triptych of original work first commissioned in 2014 for the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War now returns to the repertoire to commemorate a hundred years since the armistice of 1918.
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The trocks continue to delight London

Alla Snizova (C Hopuy) and Mikhail Mypansarov (R Vega)  in Tchaikovsky PDD (after G Balanchine) © Emma Kauldhar
Burlesque ballet - a wonderful mix of serious, comical, pastiche mixed with envy, self-doubt, rivalry and a swig or two of bourbon... 
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Les Ballets Trockadero's UK tour opens with a bang

The Little Humpback Horse © Zoran Jelenic
Fresh energy and vibrant comedy marks the Trocks' return to the UK  
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Berlin: Beyond contemporary Ballet

Staatsballett Berlin in Celis' Your Passion is Pure Joy © Jubal Battisti
To reassure the sceptics, the break from tradition of Stijn Celis’ Your Passion is Pure Joy to Me, and Sharon Eyal’s and Gai Behar’s Half Life made for a great start to the Staatsballett Berlin’s new season.
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Tanztheater Wuppertal: Stepping into the unknown without Pina

Tanztheater Wuppertal in Neues Stuck II © Mats Backer
A dance-marathon with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in Alan Lucien Øyen’s New Piece II for Tanz im August at the Volksbühne in Berlin.
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