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BudapestGiselle / Messa di Gloria / Le Villi

Giselle / Messa di Gloria / Le Villi
Puccini, Adam
Leonid Lavrovsky; Hungarian National Ballet; Attila Csikós; Nelly Vágó; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Hungarian Radio Choir

RomeScriabin

Scriabin
David Simonacci; Gianluca Ferri

ZürichCreationsWorld Première

Creations
New works
Goyo Montero; Louis Stiens; Filipe Portugal; Zurich Junior Ballet

New York CityClassic NYCB II

Harrison Ball in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes © Erin Baiano
Adams, Chopin, Sousa
Gianna Reisen; Jerome Robbins; George Balanchine; New York City Ballet

AmsterdamSwan Lake

Maia Makhateli, Daniel Camargo and ensemble in Swan Lake © Marc Haegeman
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Rudi van Dantzig; Toer van Schayk; Dutch National Ballet; Boris Gruzin; Andrew Mogrelia

BostonNext Generation

Bernstein: West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Bruce Wood; Unknown
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Rouge blows the cobwebs away in Rambert's triple bill

Guillaume Quéau in Rouge © Johan Persson
A new manifesto for Rambert under new management of Benoit Swan Pouffer. 
***11
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Ratmansky's Harlequinade reconstruction already showing its age

Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside in Harlequinade © Rosalie O’Connor
Harlequinade shows Ratmansky's usual scrupulous care when reconstructing Petipa's ballets. His attention to detail and obvious love for the art form are to be admired. But these ballets are also living, breathing works and they need strong performances to be viable in the repertory.
***11
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NYCB's eclectic program worth the three hours

Harrison Ball in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes © Erin Baiano
The ending of Stars and Stripesis a sure-fire applause machine. The lowering of the flag while all the regiments march and salute onstage is so corny that only Balanchine could have choreographed it with a straight face. And yet it worked in 1958 and it works in 2019. 
*****
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Konzert Theater Bern: Paul Klee’s dynamism depicted through dance

Paul Klee © Gregory Batardon
The dance company of the Konzert Theater Bern recently staged a programme showing two perspectives on the imagination of the great Swiss-born artist, Paul Klee (1879-1940).
***11
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A hit and a miss from Justin Peck and epic Balanchine

Adrian Danchig-Waring and Sterling Hyltin in George Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements © Paul Kolnik
Ballets live and die by their scores – as Balanchine knew when he kept returning to Stravinsky. His Symphony in Three Movements will live forever, as will Justin Peck's The Times are Racing, to Dan Deacon's America.
***11
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Order and disorder: Balanchine and Tanowitz square off at NYCB

New York City Ballet in Pam Tanowitz’s Bartók Ballet © Erin Baiano
Modern dance choreographer Pam Tanowitz' first commission for New York City Ballet proved unruly yet fascinating, sandwiched between George Balanchine's enduring Valse-Fantaisie and Western Symphony.
***11
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