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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Christopher Wheeldon

San Francisco Ballet in Dawson's Anima Animus © Erik Tomasson
London

Pure dance with joyful power: San Francisco Ballet closes Sadler's Wells residency

By , 07 June 2019
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Natalia Osipova (Medusa) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

A bad hair day for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Medusa at The Royal Ballet

By , 08 May 2019
***11
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Jennifer Stahl and Dores André in Bound To © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

The solace of love in San Francisco Ballet’s Program 5: Lyric Voices

By , 27 March 2019
****1
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Balletboyz in Them/Us © George Piper
London

BalletBoyz presents striking new choreography in London

By , 06 March 2019
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Dores André and Benjamin Freemantle in Wheeldon's Bound To © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet steps into a world of new dance

By , 20 April 2018
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DTH in Dougla © Rachel Nevill
New York City

Dance Theater of Harlem: Beauty is in the Eye of Holder

By , 07 April 2018
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Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s For Four © Rosalie O'Connor
Philadelphia

Sparkling Grace and Grandeur from Pennsylvania Ballet

By , 06 April 2018
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Sarah Lamb and Federico Bonelli in McGregor's Yugen © Andrej Uspenski | ROH, 2018
London

The Royal Ballet celebrates Bernstein with Yugen/The Age of Anxiety/Corybantic Games

By , 15 March 2018
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Ryoichi Hirano (Leontes) and Lauren Cuthbertson (Hermione) © Tristram Kenton
London

A ballet for all seasons: Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale returns to Covent Garden

By , 13 February 2018
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A. Bull, S. Heathcote, A. Harris and A. Kondo in TAB's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland © Daniel Boud
Sydney

Wonderland Down Under: Australian Ballet sparkles in Alice’s Adventures


By , 08 December 2017
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David Hallberg in Robbins' Other Dances © Rosalie O’Connor
New York City

Unexpected dream pairing in Jerome Robbins’ Other Dances

By , 22 October 2017
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© Panayotis Sinnos
London

Hit and miss for Balletboyz's new touring programme

By , 10 October 2017
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Maria Kowroski and Jared Angle in Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy © Paul Kolnik
New York City

A Bushel and Some Pecks at NYC Ballet

By , 03 October 2017
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Laura Morera (The Red Queen) in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

The Royal Ballet: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

By , 27 September 2017
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Tiler Peck and Marcello Gomes perform George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante © courtesy of The Music Center
Los Angeles

BalletNOW suffers from miscasting and a quality of je ne sais quoi.

By , 28 July 2017
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Zenaida Yanowsky, Symphonic Dances © Bill Cooper | ROH 2017
London

The Royal Ballet: Liam Scarlett’s new Symphonic Dances, plus a trio of revivals

By , 18 May 2017
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Frances Chung and Joseph Walsh in Wheeldon's Cinderella © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

Wheeldon’s Cinderella infuses elegance with the weird and wonderful

By , 28 April 2017
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L.A. Dance Project in Millepied's Hearts and Arrows © Teresa Wood
Washington

It's complicated: Justin Peck's take on Ballet Across America

By , 22 April 2017
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San Francisco Ballet in Thatcher's Ghost In The Machine © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

SF Ballet’s Program 7: Made to Dance

By , 08 April 2017
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Victoria Jaiani, Temur Suluashvili, and Rory Hohenstein in Fool's Paradise © Cheryl Mann
New York City

A Glitter-free Gala for Joffrey’s Return to New York City

By , 30 March 2017
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Leanne Cope (Lise) © Angela Sterling
London

An American in Paris opens in London

By , 21 March 2017
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Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares in After The Rain © Bill Cooper | ROH 2016
London

The Royal Ballet: The Human Seasons/ After the Rain / Flight Pattern

By , 16 March 2017
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Concerto Concordia © Hans Gerritsen
Amsterdam

Modern Ballet at its current best, Made in Amsterdam 2

By , 12 February 2017
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Sarah Lamb (Aurora) and Vadim Muntagirov (Florimund) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Imperial grandeur: a sumptuous Sleeping Beauty at The Royal Ballet

By , 21 December 2016
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Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck in George Balanchine's Apollo © Erin Baiano
New York City

Vail ReMix Brings New Life to the Summer Festival Concept

By , 03 November 2016
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Maria Kochetkova as Cinderella © Erik Tomasson
Washington

Wheeldon's Cinderella casts its magic spell

By , 26 October 2016
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Alvin Ailey's Revelations © Paul Kolnik
London

Power and Joy: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Sadler's Wells

By , 06 September 2016
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Hannah Fischer (Hermione) and Piotr Stanczyk (Leontes) © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada
New York City

Masterful Story-telling in Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale for NBC

By , 28 July 2016
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Edward Watson and Eric Underwood in McGregor's Obsidian Tear © Andrej Uspenski
London

Powerful performances in Kenneth MacMillan’s The Invitation at the Royal Ballet

By , 31 May 2016
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Edward Watson, Matthew Ball and Calvin Richardson in Obsidian Tear © Andrej Uspenski
London

The première of McGregor's Obsidian Tear tops Royal Ballet triple bill

By , 28 May 2016
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Lauren Cuthbertson (Hermione) © ROH | Johan Persson (2014)
London

Wheeldon's glorious Winter's Tale returns for Shakespeare400

By , 12 April 2016
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Sofiane Sylve and Luke Ingham in Tomasson's Prism © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's Program 6: An homage to abstract ballet and the contemporary dancer’s talents

By , 05 April 2016
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Amar Ramasar and Ashley Laracey in Peter Martins’ Infernal Machine © Paul Kolnik
Washington

New York City Ballet meets DC audiences with light-hearted divertissements

By , 01 March 2016
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Natalia Osipova as Amélie Gautreau in Strapless © Bill Cooper | ROH, 2015
London

After the Rain/Strapless/Within the Golden Hour

By , 12 February 2016
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Hannah Fischer (Hermione) and Piotr Stanczyk (Leontes) © Karolina Kuras | National Ballet of Canada
Washington

A study in jealousy: US première of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale

By , 19 January 2016
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Toronto

The Winter's Tale, National Ballet of Canada

By , 19 November 2015
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San Francisco Ballet in Wheeldon's Rush © Erik Tomasson
Beijing

San Francisco Ballet's neoclassical programme in Beijing

By , 22 October 2015
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PNB pianist Allan Dameron and Elizabeth Murphy in Robbins’ The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody) © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet - See the Music

By , 26 September 2015
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London

A touch of Disney: Wheeldon’s glossy Cinderella sweeps into London

By , 08 July 2015
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New York City

The Royal Ballet’s Gala Sandwich Program

By , 27 June 2015
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Amsterdam

The best of British dance in Dutch National Ballet's Cool Britannia

By , 17 June 2015
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New York City

The 21st Century Choreographers Program at New York City Ballet

By , 21 May 2015
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Hong Kong

Dutch National Ballet's Cinderella

By , 14 March 2015
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London

Amidst the fields of poppies: The Royal Ballet's commemorative programme.

By , 07 November 2014
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Chicago

Reframing Swan Lake: Joffrey Ballet Revives Wheeldon Masterpiece

By , 18 October 2014
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New York City

Pacific Northwest Ballet at The Joyce

By , 08 October 2014
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Amsterdam

Dutch National Ballet's Ballerina: Showing off on the edge

By , 14 May 2014
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London

A spring hit for Royal Ballet's The Winter's Tale

By , 10 April 2014
****1
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San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's Splendid Program 6 Opens

By , 04 April 2014
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San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon's magical Cinderella

By , 11 March 2014
***11
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