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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Alexei Ratmansky

Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside in Harlequinade © Rosalie O’Connor
New York City

Ratmansky's Harlequinade reconstruction already showing its age

By , 13 May 2019
***11
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San Francisco Ballet in Ratmansky's Chamber Symphony © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Shostakovich Trilogy brings a strong close to the season

By , 07 May 2019
*****
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New York City Ballet in Alexei Ratmansky's Pictures at an Exhibition © Paul Kolnik
New York City

New York City Ballet kicks off its spring season with a 21st-century triple bill

By , 23 April 2019
*****
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Polina Semionova (Nikia) and Alejandro Virelles (Solor) in Ratmansky's La Bayadère © Yan Revazov
Berlin

Travelling through time: Ratmansky’s Bayadère premieres at the Staatsballett

By , 04 November 2018
****1
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Scene from Lovette's Le Jeune © Marty Sohl
New York City

American Ballet Theatre: Present and Future

By , 27 October 2018
***11
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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
***11
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Viktorina Kapitonova (Odette) © Carlos Quezada
Zürich

Kapitonova enchants in Ratmansky's Zurich Swan Lake

By , 03 June 2018
****1
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New York City Ballet in Ratmansky's Namouna A Grand Divertissement © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Ratmansky's Namouna stands out in NYCB's Here/Now program

By , 02 March 2018
***11
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Tiler Peck and Zachary Catazaro in Peter Walker’s dance odyssey © Paul Kolnik
New York City

New York City Ballet: Martins, Walker and Ratmansky

By , 09 February 2018
***11
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Scene from I Feel The Earth Move © Rosalie O’Connor
New York City

ABT Features Benjamin Millepied's I Feel the Earth Move Première

By , 25 October 2017
***11
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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
***11
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Diana Vishneva (Anna Karenina) © Alex Gouliaev
London

Tolstoy speed read: Ratmansky’s Anna Karenina with the Mariinsky Ballet

By , 03 August 2017
***11
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Daniil Simkin (The Boy) in Whipped Cream © Gene Schiavone
New York City

Trenary and Simkin Perfectly Sweet in ABT’s Whipped Cream

By , 01 July 2017
***11
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Jeffrey Cirio, Skylar Brandt and Joseph Gorak in The Golden Cockerel © Rosalie O'Connor
New York City

ABT's The Golden Cockerel is a Triumph of the Storyteller's Art

By , 01 June 2017
****1
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The Boshoi Ballet in The Bright Stream © Damir Yusupov
Moscow

The Bolshoi's Bright Stream is a ballet unlike any other

By , 09 May 2017
*****
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Anastasia Stashkevich (Novice), Erick Svolkin (The Second Untruder), The Cage © Damir Yusupov/Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow

Robbins' Cage and Lander's Etudes enter Bolshoi Ballet repertoire

By , 19 March 2017
****1
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Swan Lake © Carlos Quezada (2016)
Zürich

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

By , 18 March 2017
***11
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Scene from Whipped Cream © Gene Schiavone
Costa Mesa

Ratmansky's Whipped Cream for ABT is Pure Eye Candy

By , 16 March 2017
***11
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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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Ernest Latypov as Ivan the Fool in Alexei Ratmansky's The Little Humpbacked Horse © Natasha Razina
Washington

Speaking ridicule to power in Ratmansky's Little Humpbacked Horse for the Mariinsky

By , 31 January 2017
*****
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Lorena Feijoo in Possokhov's Optimistic Tragedy © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

Possokhov’s Optimistic Tragedy provokes and pleases in San Francisco Ballet’s Program 2

By , 26 January 2017
****1
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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
****1
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Scene from Her Notes © Rosalie O'Connor
New York City

ABT: Her Notes, Symposium and Brahms-Haydn Variations

By , 23 October 2016
***11
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Vladislav Lantratov (Conrad) © Damir Yusupov | Bolshoi
London

Ratmansky adds choreographic sense to the Bolshoi's Corsaire

By , 11 August 2016
***11
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Ekaterina Krysanova (Jeanne) in The Flames of Paris, Bolshoi Ballet © Elena Fetisova
London

The Bolshoi's London run continues with Ratmansky's Flames of Paris

By , 05 August 2016
****1
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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
***11
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Cassandra Trenary and company in The Sleeping Beauty © John Grigaitis
New York City

ABT’s Cassandra Trenary: Something in the Way She Moves

By , 29 June 2016
*****
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Jeffrey Cirio, Skylar Brandt and Joseph Gorak in The Golden Cockerel © Rosalie O’Connor
New York City

The Golden Cockerel: Ratmansky lovingly recreates a lost Ballets Russes classic

By , 06 June 2016
****1
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Marcelo Gomes in Symphony #9 © Gene Schiavone
New York City

Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy is Compelling and Enigmatic

By , 17 May 2016
****1
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Ekaterina Kondaurova in Sacre © Natasha Razina
Cardiff

Augurs of Spring: strong Mariinsky double bill in Cardiff

By , 17 April 2016
****1
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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
****1
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Maya Plisetskaya
London

Ave Maya: International stars perform in memory of Plisetskaya

By , 06 March 2016
*****
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Alexander Jones (Siegfried) and Viktorina Kapitonova (Odile) © Carlos Quezada
Zürich

Ratmansky brings Swan Lake back to its nearly original ballet idiom

By , 06 February 2016
****1
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Isabella Boylston as Princess Aurora © Gene Schiavone
Washington

Old Beauties Restored: Ratmansky’s Sleeping Beauty premieres gracefully in DC.

By , 27 January 2016
*****
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Mother Ginger and the polichinelles, scene from Ratmansky's the Nutcracker © Gene Schiavone
Costa Mesa

Ratmansky’s Nutcracker: Beautiful dancing and design, but a missed opportunity

By , 11 December 2015
***11
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Diana Vishneva as Cinderella © N Razina
Los Angeles

Mariinsky Ballet shifts gears in Ratmansky's Cinderella

By , 08 October 2015
****1
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Daria Sukhorukova in the title role of Paquita © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Bavarian State Ballet in Ratmansky's Paquita

By , 04 July 2015
****1
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Carla Körbes and Karel Cruz in Concerto DSCH © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Carmina Burana and Concerto DSCH

By , 30 May 2015
*****
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San Francisco

Alexei Ratmansky's Ravishing Shostakovich Trilogy

By , 08 April 2015
****1
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New York City

Nadezhda Batoeva is dreamy in the Mariinsky’s Cinderella

By , 20 January 2015
**111
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New York City

Murphy and Whiteside magical in ABT’s last NYC Nutcracker run

By , 12 December 2014
****1
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New York City

ABT triple bill: Raymonda Divertissements, Seven Sonatas and Fancy Free

By , 25 October 2014
***11
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London

Ratmansky’s Mariinsky Cinderella: Once upon an urban fairy tale

By , 15 August 2014
****1
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London

Magic from the Mariinsky : a generous triple bill

By , 11 August 2014
****1
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Los Angeles

National Ballet of Canada woos Los Angeles with its Romeo and Juliet

By , 10 July 2014
****1
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Moscow

Mischief and fun in the Bolshoi's The Bright Stream

By , 01 May 2014
****1
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San Francisco

The glories of San Francisco Ballet in Shostakovich Trilogy

By , 05 April 2014
*****
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Amsterdam

Relentless humour and lyrical athleticism: Dutch National Ballet's Fairytales

By , 01 March 2014
*****
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New York City

Contemporary choreographers showcased with New York City Ballet

By , 03 October 2013
***11
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London

Bolshoi Ballet: The Flames of Paris

By , 16 August 2013
****1
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