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New York CityThe Masters

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

CroydonDance Umbrella Mythili Prakash – Here and Now

Dance Umbrella Mythili Prakash – Here and Now

TokyoKenneth Macmillan's Romeo and Juliet

Kenneth Macmillan's Romeo and Juliet
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Sir Kenneth MacMillan; The National Ballet of Japan; Martin Yates; Paul Andrews; Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

ManchesterCinderella

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

PhiladelphiaStars of American Ballet

© Courtesy of Stars of American Ballet
Gottschalk, Stravinsky, Pärt, Tatum, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Jackson
George Balanchine; Christopher Wheeldon; Daniel Ulbricht; Alexei Ratmansky; Denys Drozdyuk; Lex Ishimoto; Unknown; Sterling Hyltin; Adrian Danchig-Waring; Ask la Cour; Teresa Reichilen

New York CityBalanchine, Bennett & The Beach Boys

Stravinsky, Bolcom, Various
George Balanchine; Clark Tippet; Jessica Lang; Twyla Tharp; American Ballet Theatre
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Down with bourgeoise indifference: a new ballet in Zurich

Dancers of the Zurich Junior Ballet © Gregory Batardon

In the Zurich premiere of The Little Match Girl, choreographer Christian Spück tackles a project of major proportions.

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The Royal Ballet keeps the Cunningham flame aglow

Francesca Hayward, Matthew Ball and Mayara Magri in Cross Currents © ROH | Bill Cooper
A brief but innovative tribute to the lasting influence of Merce Cunningham in the Linbury Theatre
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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. 
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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. 
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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.
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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. 
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