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AmsterdamVan Manen / Forsythe / ArquésNew Production

Kleines Requiem: Martin ten Kortenaar and Sasha Mukhamedov © Hans Gerritsen
Willems, Górecki, Whitley
William Forsythe; Hans van Manen; Juanjo Arqués; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Keso Dekker; Tatyana van Walsum; Het Balletorkest

LeipzigSchwanensee

Schwanensee
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballett; Christoph Gedschold; Paul Zoller; Aleksandar Noshpal; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

LondonNatalia Osipova: The Mother

Natalia Osipova: The Mother
The Mother
Arthur Pita; Natalia Osipova

ZürichRomeo and Juliet

Giulia Tonelli (Juliet) and Alexander Jones (Romeo) © Carlos Quezada
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Zurich Junior Ballet; Michail Jurowski; Christian Schmidt; Emma Ryott; Philharmonia Zürich
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Arqués fiery Ignite captures the attention at Dutch National Ballet

Kleines Requiem: Martin ten Kortenaar and Sasha Mukhamedov © Hans Gerritsen
Anna Tsygankova is clearly enjoying her part in Forsythe's Pas/Parts 2018, an exposé of the vocabulary of modern ballet.
****1
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History in the making: Bangarra's 30 years of sixty five thousand

Stamping Ground © Daniel Boud
Bangarra celebrates its 30th anniversary, with the momentous return of Jiří Kylián's Stamping Ground to its Indigenous roots.
****1
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Wildly offensive, but wildly entertaining too: ABT's Le Corsaire

Skylar Brandt in Le Corsaire © Rosalie O’Connor
Perhaps ABT's disclaimer in the program notes should have simply said: "When you watch Le Corsaire, prepare to be both offended and entertained. We hope you'll be more entertained than offended."
****1
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“The spirit of Margot” celebrated in The Royal Ballet's Fonteyn gala

Dame Darcey Bussell and Gary Avis in Ashton's Tango from Façade © ROH | Andrej Uspenski
A memorable and important event in the history of British ballet, sensitively and sentimentally performed. 
****1
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Pure dance with joyful power

San Francisco Ballet in Dawson's Anima Animus © Erik Tomasson
An exciting London season closes with a glimpse of where ballet is headed, San Francisco style. 
*****
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A lively evening of pure dance from San Francisco Ballet

Yuan Yuan Tan and Luke Ingham in Scarlett's Hummingbird © Erik Tomasson
An enjoyable evening of thematic dance but without any insights into the future of ballet. 
***11
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