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San Francisco Ballet in The Nutcracker © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker proudly carries on the tradition

By , 12 December 2018
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Gary Avis (Drosselmeyer) © ROH | Bill Cooper (2013)
London

Sugar and spice: The Nutcracker returns to launch the festive season

By , 03 December 2018
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Kansas City Ballet in The Nutcracker © Brett Pruitt
Kansas City

A Nutcracker in Wonderland from Kansas City Ballet

By , 01 December 2018
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The Little Humpback Horse © Zoran Jelenic
London

Les Ballets Trockadero's UK tour opens with a bang at the Peacock

By , 11 September 2018
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St Petersburg Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake © KT
London

Stepanova shines over St Petersburg Ballet Theatre's London season

By , 29 August 2018
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Viktorina Kapitonova (Odette) © Carlos Quezada
Zürich

Kapitonova enchants in Ratmansky's Zurich Swan Lake

By , 03 June 2018
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Marianela Núñez (Odette) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

A keeper: Scarlett delivers a triumphant new Swan Lake for The Royal Ballet

By , 17 May 2018
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Polina Semionova and Friedemann Vogel © Yan Revazov
Berlin

Polina and Friends gala wins Berlin balletomanes

By , 17 May 2018
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Wagga Wagga

Clara captivates in Moscow Ballet's The Nutcracker

By , 09 April 2018
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Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in Swan Lake © Alexander Iziliaev
Philadelphia

Successful storytelling in Pennsylvania Ballet's Swan Lake

By , 08 March 2018
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© Veronyc Vachon
Montreal

Three reasons to see a Sunday matinée of Casse Noisette

By , 17 December 2017
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Guilherme Menezes (the Nutcracker) and Shiori Kase (Clara) in ENB’s Nutcracker © Laurent Liotardo
London

English National Ballet: The Nutcracker

By , 13 December 2017
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Rubén Martín Cintas in Tomasson's Nutcracker © Erik Tommason
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker an oasis of delight

By , 13 December 2017
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Sophie Martin (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Christopher Harrison (The Nutcracker) © Andy Ross
Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a festive delight at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

By , 09 December 2017
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Sarah Lamb (The Sugar Plum Fairy) in The Nutcracker © Karolina Kuras | ROH, 2017
London

A cloud of glitter: Sir Peter Wright's Nutcracker returns to The Royal Ballet

By , 05 December 2017
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© Rosalie O'Connor, Courtesy of Boston Ballet
Boston

The Nutcracker: Boston Ballet's elegant take on a Christmas classic

By , 03 December 2017
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Xander Parish (Siegfried) © Natasha Razina
London

From Hull to St Petersburg: Xander Parish makes Mariinsky History

By , 27 July 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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© Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

Precision and Beauty in San Francisco Ballet’s Swan Lake

By , 31 March 2017
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Swan Lake © Carlos Quezada (2016)
Zürich

A Swan Lake reconstruction: Ratmanksy's living theatre in Zurich

By , 18 March 2017
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Misty Copeland (Odette) © Gene Schiavone
Washington

Human Swans, Patriarchal Villains and Misty Copeland with ABT on tour

By , 27 January 2017
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© Ryan James Davies
Stirling

Ballet West's Swan Lake at MacRobert Arts Centre in Stirling

By , 20 January 2017
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© Laurent Liotardo
London

Confusion in the chocolate box: a return for Wayne Eagling’s Nutcracker at ENB

By , 14 December 2016
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Ruben Martin (Drosselmeyer) and company in Tomasson's Nutcracker © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet brings on the holidays with Tomasson's elegant, classic Nutcracker.

By , 10 December 2016
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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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Ogulcan Borava (Herr Drosselmeyer) and artists of Cincinnati Ballet © Peter Mueller
Washington

The Nutcracker: A Midwinter Night’s Dream

By , 23 November 2016
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Francesca Hayward (Clara) © ROH | Tristram Kenton (2015)
London

Sparkle and glamour: The Royal Ballet's Nutcracker heralds the festive season

By , 23 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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Ingrid Gow (Skinny) and Eloise Fryer (Dumpy) © Kate Longley
London

Ratmansky's surrealist take on Cinderella: the Australian Ballet in London

By , 20 July 2016
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Artists of the Australian Ballet, Swan Lake Act II © Jeff Busby
London

Lady of the Lake: Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake returns to London

By , 14 July 2016
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Isabella Boylston © Gene Schiavone
New York City

Isabella Boylston Takes Flight in Swan Lake at ABT

By , 14 June 2016
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Swan Lake in the round © ASH
London

Laurretta Summerscales casts her spell in ENB's Swan Lake in-the-round

By , 04 June 2016
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Shiori Kase (Clara) and James Forbat (Nutcracker) © Laurent Liotardo
London

Good things in English National Ballet's flawed Nutcracker at the Coliseum

By , 16 December 2015
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<span>Val Caniparoli in Tomasson's Nutcracker</span> © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker ushers in the holiday

By , 16 December 2015
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Francesca Hayward (Clara) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

Let it snow! Christmas arrives in Covent Garden with The Royal Ballet's Nutcracker

By , 08 December 2015
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The Washington Ballet in The Nutcracker © media4artists, Theo Kossenas
Washington

Frenetic but fun: Septime Webre's Nutcracker for the Washington National Ballet

By , 05 December 2015
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Tokyo

The Mariinsky Ballet brings Swan Lake to Tokyo

By , 05 December 2015
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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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Tyrone Singleton (Siegfried) and Céline Gittens (Odette) © Roy Smiljanic
London

A successful Swan Lake and a unique Odette by the Birmingham Royal Ballet

By , 13 October 2015
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Diana Vishneva as Cinderella © N Razina
Los Angeles

Mariinsky Ballet shifts gears in Ratmansky's Cinderella

By , 08 October 2015
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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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The Washington Ballet Swan Lake Misty Copeland and Brooklyn Mack © media4artists / Theo Kossenas
Washington

Misty Copeland and Brooklyn Mack headline Washington Ballet's Swan Lake

By , 12 April 2015
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Pacific Northwest Ballet in Kent Sockwell's Swan Lake © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet's Swan Lake retains the old classic in modern times

By , 11 April 2015
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© Jack Vartoogian
New York City

The Mariinsky brings its must-see Swan Lake to BAM

By , 16 January 2015
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Ricardo Bustamante in Tomasson's Nutcracker © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker ushers in the holiday season

By , 12 December 2014
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Misa Kuranaga as Odette © Rosalie O'Connor
Boston

Nissinen’s new Swan Lake is a captivating achievement

By , 30 October 2014
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Timur Askerov and Oxana Skorik in Swan Lake © Valentin Baranovsky
London

A Russian Gem: Mariinsky Ballet's Swan Lake

By , 01 August 2014
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Svetlana Zakharova as Odette © Stephanie Berger
New York City

It’s Still Odette’s Lake!

By , 15 July 2014
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Dada Masilo's Swan Lake © John Hogg
London

Twerkin' with the Swans: Dada Masilo's Swan Lake

By , 18 June 2014
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Marcelo Gomes and Veronika Part © Gene Schiavone
Tokyo

American Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker in Japan

By , 20 February 2014
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