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LondonDancing with Nijinsky

Dancing with Nijinsky
Gavin Roberts, Piano

LondonHighland Dance Workshop

Highland Dance Workshop
Kathleen Gilbert; Ensemble Hesperi

LondonThe Peasant's Eye: Dancing the Music of the Scottish Baroque

The Peasant's Eye: Dancing the Music of the Scottish Baroque
Ensemble Hesperi; Kathleen Gilbert

BarcelonaZaguán & Alento

Zaguán & Alento
Torres, Egozcue
Blanca del Rey; La Lupi; Mercedes Ruiz; Marco Flores; Antonio Najarro; Ballet Nacional de España; Yaiza Pinilos; Teresa Helbig

DubrovnikMariinsky Theatre: The Four Seasons

Richter: The Four Seasons
Ilija Živoj; Mariinsky Ballet
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Mark Morris' pedestrian world premiere opens Mostly Mozart Festival

Empire Garden © Gene Schiavone
It's possible to have nothing but admiration for Mark Morris as a choreographer, yet his actual dances I often find pedestrian with a limited vocabulary. The works are interesting to see once, to see what he can do with classical music that has no obvious dance rhythms, but I rarely want to see them again.
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The Royal Danish Ballet "an expression of joy" in New York

Femke Slot of the Royal Danish Ballet © Costin Radu
The program notes include a quote by August Bournonville that says, "The Dance ... is essentially an expression of joy." And in this short but sweet program the company proved that it can still give a master class in showing the joy of The Dance.
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A blockbuster Spartacus from the Bolshoi in Brisbane

Denis Rodkin in Spartacus © Damir Yusupov
The Bolshoi delivers a big, bold, and explosive Spartacus in the way that only the Bolshoi can.
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Not all Balanchine's Jewels sparkle in Brisbane

Daria Khokhlova in Emeralds © Damir Yusupov
The Bolshoi are beautiful but uncertain dancers of Balanchine in Brisbane.
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Sara Baras lights up the stage at Sadler's Wells

Sara Baras © Sofia Wittert

Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras at the Flamenco Festival London. 

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Radiant cast almost awakens Ratmansky's Sleeping Beauty

Cassandra Trenary in The Sleeping Beauty © John Grigaitis
If the audience response was not very enthusiastic, it's because Ratmansky's Sleeping Beauty four years after its premiere still comes across as more of a museum piece than a living, breathing ballet. This is a Beauty that never really wakes up.
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