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RigaRomeo and Juliet

© Andris Tone
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Latvian National Ballet; Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Marko Japelj; Leo Kulaš

New York City2019 Fall Gala

American Ballet Theatre

New York CityThe Masters

Tchaikovsky, Glazunov
George Balanchine; Twyla Tharp; Alexei Ratmansky; American Ballet Theatre

ManchesterCinderella

Cinderella
Prokofiev: Cinderella
Christopher Wheeldon; English National Ballet; Gavin Sutherland; Julian Crouch; English National Ballet Philharmonic

CroydonDance Umbrella Mythili Prakash – Here and Now

Dance Umbrella Mythili Prakash – Here and Now

ZürichDas Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern (The Little Match Girl)New production

Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern (The Little Match Girl)
Lachenmann: Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern (The Little Match Girl)
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Matthias Hermann; Rufus Didwiszus; Emma Ryott; Martin Gebhardt
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Magical images, tulips and a lobster at Kansas City Ballet

Kansas City Ballet Dancers in Tulips and Lobster © Mike Strong
Adam Hougland's premiere of Carmina Burana in Kansas City. 
****1
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NYCB does Cunningham ... and Balanchine

New York City Ballet in Merce Cunningham’s Summerspace © Erin Baiano
Judging by the enthusiastic audience reactions to this program one might have to rethink the modern/ballet divide. Maybe there’s only two types of dance – good dance and bad dance. 
****1
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Giselle retold as a story of lust, indifference and revenge

Dada Masilo (Giselle) © Laurent Philippe
A South African Giselle of spell-binding intensity at Sadler's Wells.
****1
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MacMillan’s Manon remains as irresistible as ever

Sarah Lamb (Manon) and Vadim Muntagirov (des Grieux) © ROH | Alice Pennefather (2014)
The Royal Ballet season opens with a MacMillan favourite, his ballet adaptation of a novel more familiar for its operatic treatment. 
****1
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Fall season's new works fall short at NYCB

Mary Thomas MacKinnon and Company in Lauren Lovette’s The Shaded Line © Erin Baiano
Disappointing new creations in NYCB's Fall Fashion Gala, leaving Balanchine's Symphony in C as a surefire closer. 
***11
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La Fresque: a modern twist on an ancient fairy tale

Yurié Tsugawa in La Fresque © Jean-Claude Carbonne
In La Fresque, Preljocaj’s modern twist arises from creating this work in 2016, at a time when the Pokémon Go craze was at its height.
***11
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