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San Francisco

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

By , 13 February 2018
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New York City

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

By , 27 January 2018
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San Francisco

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

By , 18 January 2018
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Budapest

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

By , 17 November 2017
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Los Angeles

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

By , 28 July 2017
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New York City

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

By , 22 July 2017
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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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London

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

By , 18 May 2017
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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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New York City

NYC Ballet: An Embarrassment of Riches

By , 21 April 2017
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London

Balanchine's Jewels brighten the Royal Opera House

By , 01 April 2017
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San Francisco

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

By , 07 March 2017
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Hong Kong

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

By , 21 February 2017
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New York City

The magic of The Nutcracker at NYC Ballet

By , 25 November 2016
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New York City

Vail ReMix Brings New Life to the Summer Festival Concept

By , 03 November 2016
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Washington

Frothy, fun Balanchine from The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

By , 21 October 2016
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New York City

Two Masterworks of Unequal Weight

By , 11 October 2016
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New York City

Jewels: Tutus and Tiaras at NYC Ballet

By , 30 September 2016
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New York City

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

By , 25 May 2016
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Washington

Rambunctious Dynamism in Webre's Carmina Burana in Washington

By , 14 April 2016
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San Francisco

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

By , 07 April 2016
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Amsterdam

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

By , 25 March 2016
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San Francisco

The sweetness of innocence: San Francisco Ballet's Coppélia

By , 08 March 2016
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Washington

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

By , 01 March 2016
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New York City

A major talent emerges at New York City Ballet

By , 27 February 2016
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New York City

La Sylphide: Sterling Hyltin and the Unbearable Lightness of Being

By , 14 February 2016
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Walnut Creek

Noble athleticism and mystery on tap at Diablo Ballet

By , 05 February 2016
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San Francisco

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

By , 27 January 2016
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Seattle

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

By , 28 November 2015
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London

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

By , 26 October 2015
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New York City

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

By , 24 October 2015
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Beijing

San Francisco Ballet's neoclassical programme in Beijing

By , 22 October 2015
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London

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

By , 16 October 2015
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New York City

A full spectrum of Balanchine's black and white ballets

By , 10 October 2015
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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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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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Seattle

Pacific Northwest Ballet - See the Music

By , 26 September 2015
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New York City

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

By , 22 September 2015
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Los Angeles

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

By , 12 July 2015
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Singapore

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

By , 20 June 2015
****1
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Seattle

PNB's Season Encore bids farewell to Carla Körbes and Kiyon Gaines

By , 07 June 2015
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Boston

Enthralling Thrill of Contact ends Boston Ballet season on high note

By , 15 May 2015
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New York City

A Sterling Performance in Black & White II at New York City Ballet

By , 09 May 2015
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New York City

Balanchine in Black & White

By , 01 May 2015
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San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Program 7 : Caprice,The Four Temperaments and Swimmer

By , 10 April 2015
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Hong Kong

A Glorious Balanchine Experience from the Bolshoi Ballet at the Hong Kong Arts Festival

By , 28 March 2015
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London

Wheel of Fortune: Carmina burana a safe bet for Birmingham Royal Ballet

By , 19 March 2015
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Birmingham

Birmingham Royal Ballet Moves Stateside

By , 20 February 2015
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Vancouver

Miami City Ballet aptly tells Balanchine's stories

By , 19 February 2015
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