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LeipzigJohannes-Passion

© Ida Zenna
Bach: Johannes-Passion
Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballett; Christoph Gedschold; Paul Zoller; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

TokyoAladdin

Aladdin
Davis: Aladdin
David Bintley; The National Ballet of Japan; Paul Murphy; Misato Tomita; Dick Bird; Sue Blane

ZürichRomeo and Juliet

Giulia Tonelli (Juliet) and Alexander Jones (Romeo) © Carlos Quezada
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Michail Jurowski; Christian Schmidt; Emma Ryott; Philharmonia Zürich

LondonCinderella in-the-round

Cinderella in-the-round
Prokofiev: Cinderella
Christopher Wheeldon; English National Ballet; Julian Crouch; English National Ballet Philharmonic

ViennaMacMillan | McGregor | Ashton

Shostakovich, Various, Liszt
Sir Kenneth MacMillan; Wayne McGregor; Sir Frederick Ashton; Vienna State Ballet; Valery Ovsyanikov; Deborah MacMillan; Ursula Bombshell

MunichDer Widerspenstigen Zähmung

Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung
Scarlatti: The Taming of the Shrew
John Cranko; Bavarian State Ballet; Myron Romanul; Jürgen Rose; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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Wildly offensive, but wildly entertaining too: ABT's Le Corsaire

Skylar Brandt in Le Corsaire © Rosalie O’Connor
Perhaps ABT's disclaimer in the program notes should have simply said: "When you watch Le Corsaire, prepare to be both offended and entertained. We hope you'll be more entertained than offended."
****1
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“The spirit of Margot” celebrated in The Royal Ballet's Fonteyn gala

Dame Darcey Bussell and Gary Avis in Ashton's Tango from Façade © ROH | Andrej Uspenski
A memorable and important event in the history of British ballet, sensitively and sentimentally performed. 
****1
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Pure dance with joyful power

San Francisco Ballet in Dawson's Anima Animus © Erik Tomasson
An exciting London season closes with a glimpse of where ballet is headed, San Francisco style. 
*****
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A lively evening of pure dance from San Francisco Ballet

Yuan Yuan Tan and Luke Ingham in Scarlett's Hummingbird © Erik Tomasson
An enjoyable evening of thematic dance but without any insights into the future of ballet. 
***11
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A gorgeous triple bill to end The Royal Ballet's season

The Firebird: Edward Watson and Yasmine Naghdi © ROH | Tristram Kenton
The Firebird/A Month in the Country/Symphony in C is an effective and enjoyable programme to close The Royal Ballet's season.
****1
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ABT's damp, dreary Jane Eyre disappoints

Devon Teuscher and James Whiteside © Gene Schiavone
If you love Jane Eyre, stick to the novel. There's more female empowerment in those pages than in Cathy Marston's choreography.
**111
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