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Carlos Acosta, in his final curtain call at the Royal Opera House © ROH | Ian Gavan

Carlos Acosta: celebrating 30 years in Dance

Our December dancer is the great Carlos Acosta, whose unique journey and extraordinary career continue with Acosta Danza, and many other projects. 
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ViennaPeer Gynt

Grieg: Peer Gynt
Edward Clug; Vienna State Ballet; Simon Hewett; Marko Japelj; Leo Kulaš; Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

LondonMatthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky: Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Matthew Bourne; Matthew Bourne's New Adventures; Lez Brotherston; Paule Constable; Matthew Ball

ZürichThe Nutcracker and the Mouse King

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Paul Connelly; Rufus Didwiszus; Buki Shiff; Michael Küster

AmsterdamCinderella

Cinderella
Prokofiev: Cinderella
Christopher Wheeldon; Jacquelin Barrett; Dutch National Ballet; Martin West; Julian Crouch

VilniusDer Prozess [Urbaitis]

© Martynas Aleksa
Urbaitis: Der Prozess
Martynas Rimeikis; Ernest Barčaitis; Ričardas Šumila; Modestas Barkauskas; Marijus Jacovskis; Jurgita Jankutė

LeipzigSchwanensee

Schwanensee
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballet; Christoph Gedschold; Paul Zoller; Aleksandar Noshpal; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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No body left behind: Sasha Waltz & Guest and Hans Peter Kuhn Körper

Körper © Berndt Uhlig
A mesmerising catalogue of the body’s uses and abuses in our society, Sasha Waltz & Guest presents Körper an old-time favourite at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.
*****
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Sugar and spice: The Nutcracker returns

Gary Avis (Drosselmeyer) © ROH | Bill Cooper (2013)
What marks the start of Christmas? For many, it's when the Christmas tree magically grows in The Royal Ballet's Nutcracker...
****1
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A Nutcracker in Wonderland from Kansas City Ballet

Kansas City Ballet in The Nutcracker © Brett Pruitt
Devon Carney's fantasy-forward take on the holiday classic. 
***11
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Emerging choreographers with Sydney Dance Company's New Breed

The 2018 installment of Sydney Dance Company's annual showcase for new choreographers, New Breed, brings four diverse and experimental works to the stage.
***11
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moons in a dark sky: Ligia Lewis’ Water Will (in Melody)

Lewis' Water Will (In Melody) © Dorothea Tuch
A HAU am Hebel’s production, Ligia Lewis’ Water Will (in Melody) is surely a raw and direct, disturbingly grotesque, beautifully poetic and unwittingly explicit journey to an unfortunately unknown destination.
***11
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Tribute to the Shtetl: Richard Wherlock’s Tevye in Basel

Claudine Schoch, Sergio Bustinduy, Paige Borowski, Debora Maiques Marin, Javier Rodriguez Cobos © Lucian Hunziker
Slolem Aleichem's classic of Yiddish literature is familiar through the musical “Fiddler on the Roof”. Choreographer Richard Wherlock’s adaptation retells the story in vibrant, contemporary dance.
***11
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