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Ezra Thomson (Bottom) and Laura Tisserand (Titania) in Balanchine's Dream © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Pure eye-candy: a dream of a Dream in Seattle

By , 12 April 2019
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Dmitry Zagrebin dances The Flames of Paris © Andrej Uspenski
London

Ivan Putrov's Against the Stream gala unearths some gems at the Coliseum

By , 07 April 2019
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New York City

NYCB's Winter Season: New Leaders, Classic Ballets

By , 01 March 2019
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San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine's Divertimento #15 © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

SF Ballet's Program 2 is a Kaleidoscope of Vibrant Works

By , 12 February 2019
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Ana Sophia Scheller and Vitor Luiz in George Balanchine's Rubies © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet struts its stuff at Gala #86

By , 23 January 2019
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The Unknown Soldier © ROH | Helen Maybanks
London

Alastair Marriott's The Unknown Soldier is a poignant tribute

By , 22 November 2018
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Jacqueline Callahan, Zecheng Liang and Nayara Lopes in George Balanchine’s Jewels © Alexander Iziliaev
Philadelphia

Bejeweled Bodies in Philadelphia

By , 12 May 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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Dores André and Ulrik Birkkjaer in Peck's Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s dazzling “Bright Fast Cool Blue”

By , 13 February 2018
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Dancers of NYCB in George Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15 © Paul Kolnik
New York City

All Balanchine program shows all's well at New York City Ballet

By , 27 January 2018
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Ana Sophia Scheller and Vitor Luiz in Balanchine's Stars And Stripes (Ch: George Balanchine) © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

The Grit and Glamour of San Francisco Ballet's 85th Season Gala

By , 18 January 2018
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The Hungarian National Ballet in Etudes © Szilvia Csibi | Hungarian State Opera
Budapest

Classic 47˚N19˚E: Theme and Variations / Études opens in Budapest

By , 17 November 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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Laetitia Pujol et Mathieu Ganio of POB in George Balanchine's Emeralds © Agathe Poupenyy | Opéra national de Paris
New York City

All’s right in the world of ballet: Jewels 50th anniversary

By , 22 July 2017
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Paris Opera Ballet in George Balanchine's Emeralds © Agathe Poupeney | Opéra national de Paris
New York City

Rare Jewels at Lincoln Center Festival as Paris Opera, Bolshoi and NYCB dancers join forces on stage

By , 21 July 2017
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New York City

Two Great Performances at New York City Ballet

By , 28 May 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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Nicoletta Manni and Roberto Bolle in Symphony in C © Marco Brescia and Rudy Amisano
Milan

La Scala invests in a new generation of Italian choreographers with a well balanced triple bill

By , 10 May 2017
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Tiler Peck and Amar Ramasar, Allegro Brillante © Paul Kolnik
New York City

NYC Ballet: An Embarrassment of Riches

By , 21 April 2017
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Marianela Nunez and Thiago Soares in Diamonds © Bill Cooper | ROH 2013
London

Balanchine's Jewels brighten the Royal Opera House

By , 01 April 2017
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San Francisco Ballet in Prodigal Son © © The Balanchine Trust, Photo © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Program 4 is a must see for Balanchine fans

By , 07 March 2017
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Florian Sollfrank, Black Series, Triade Ballet © Wilfried Hosl
Hong Kong

Bauhaus comes to the Hong Kong Arts Festival: The Triadic Ballet

By , 21 February 2017
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New York City Ballet in George Balanchine's The Nuctcracker © Paul Kolnik
New York City

The magic of The Nutcracker at NYC Ballet

By , 25 November 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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Stars and Stripes: Allynne Noelle and Thomas Garrett © Paul Kolnik
Washington

Frothy, fun Balanchine from The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

By , 21 October 2016
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Teresa Reichlen in George Balanchine's Firebird © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Two Masterworks of Unequal Weight

By , 11 October 2016
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NYCB in George Balanchine's Jewels © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Jewels: Tutus and Tiaras at NYC Ballet

By , 30 September 2016
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Daniel Ulbricht and Teresa Reichlen in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Midsummer Night’s Dream Closes NYC Ballet’s Spring Season

By , 25 May 2016
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Webre's Carmina Burana © media4artists, Theo Kossenas
Washington

Rambunctious Dynamism in Webre's Carmina Burana in Washington

By , 14 April 2016
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Frances Chung, Jennifer Stahl, Dores André, Joseph Walsh in Peck's In the Countenance of the King © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

The old, the new: Avant-garde works at San Francisco Ballet

By , 07 April 2016
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Apollon musagète: Sasha Mukhamedov, Artur Shesterikov, Floor Eimers, Wen Ting Guan © Angela Sterling
Amsterdam

Dutch National Ballet shows beauty and timelessness of Balanchine's choreography in Best of Balanchine

By , 25 March 2016
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Vitor Luiz and Frances Chung © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

The sweetness of innocence: San Francisco Ballet's Coppélia

By , 08 March 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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Andrew Scordato and Megan LeCrone © Paul Kolnik
New York City

A major talent emerges at New York City Ballet

By , 27 February 2016
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New York City Ballet in La Sylphide © Paul Kolnik
New York City

La Sylphide: Sterling Hyltin and the Unbearable Lightness of Being

By , 14 February 2016
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Robert `Dekkers' Milieu © Bérenger Zyla
Walnut Creek

Noble athleticism and mystery on tap at Diablo Ballet

By , 05 February 2016
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Sofianne Sylve in Scarlett's Fearful Symmetries © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's Program 2: Witty, Fun and Not So Witty or Fun

By , 27 January 2016
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Joshua Grant and Joh Morrill in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™,  © The George Balanchine Trust © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet's debut of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

By , 28 November 2015
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Federico Bonelli (Escamillo) and Marianela Núñez (Carmen) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

Into the bullring: Carlos Acosta's Carmen for The Royal Ballet

By , 26 October 2015
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Scene from After You © Rosalie O'Connor
New York City

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue at ABT

By , 24 October 2015
***11
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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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The King Dances, William Bracewell as Le Roi Soleil with artists of Birmingham Royal ballet © Bill Cooper
London

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Variations Triple Bill at Sadler’s Wells

By , 16 October 2015
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Sara Mearns and Teresa Reichlen with Company in George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco © Paul Kolnik
New York City

A full spectrum of Balanchine's black and white ballets

By , 10 October 2015
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Miami City Ballet in Allegro Brillante Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust, Photo © Daniel Azoulay
New York City

NYC's Fall for Dance: A Matchmaking Service Between Audience and Companies New to Them

By , 01 October 2015
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Jennie Somogyi and Justin Peck in  Liebeslieder Walzer © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Love Song Waltzes, Water Nymphs, and a Fusillade of Virtuosity from New York City Ballet

By , 01 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
****1
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Sara Mearns as Odette in Peter Martins' Swan Lake © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Sara Mearns Soars in New York City Ballet's Bumpy Swan Lake

By , 22 September 2015
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Herman Cornejo in Tango y Yo © Dance Europe Net
Los Angeles

Gala Ballet Returns to Los Angeles with Bolle and Cornejo BalletNow Programs

By , 12 July 2015
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Serenade © Bernie Ng
Singapore

Ballet Under The Stars: Singapore Dance Theatre's triple bill

By , 20 June 2015
****1
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