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GenevaVoces (Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras)

Voces
Sara Baras; Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras

GhentPelléas et MélisandeNew Production

© Kati Heck | Courtesy Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Alejo Pérez; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Opera Vlaanderen; Marina Abramović; Mari Eriksmoen; Jacques Imbrailo; Leigh Melrose

StockholmPuur

Puur
Various: Puur
Wim Vandekeybus; Royal Swedish Ballet

MunichThe Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew
Scarlatti: The Taming of the Shrew
John Cranko; Bavarian State Ballet; Myron Romanul; Bayerisches Staatsorchester

AmsterdamDon Quichotte

Don Quichotte
Minkus: Don Quixote
Marius Petipa; Alexei Ratmansky; Dutch National Ballet; Marzio Conti; Jérôme Kaplan

BerlinThe Pearls of Cleopatra

© Iko Freese | Drama Berlin
Straus: The Pearls of Cleopatra
Adam Benzwi; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Victoria Behr; Chorsolisten der Komischen Oper Berlin; Lindenquintett Berlin

BudapestDie Rheinnixen (The Rhine Nixies)New production

Die Rheinnixen (The Rhine Nixies)
Offenbach: Rhine Fairies, The (Les Fées du Rhin)
Gergely Kesselyák; Ferenc Anger; Hungarian State Opera; Éva Szendrényi; Gergely Zöldy; Csaba Szegedi; Boldizsár László
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NYCB: Romeo + Juliet

Tiler Peck and Zachary Catazaro in Peter Martins’ Romeo + Juliet © Paul  Kolnik
Tiler Peck is at her peak as an artist and let’s hope it lasts a long time.
***11
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Pagés' Yo Carmen comes to London

© David Ruano
Made in 2014, Yo Carmen was featured in last year’s Edinburgh Festival.  It is a show with a powerful message and one which is occasionally riveting, mostly when Pagés herself is the focus of attention.
***11
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Distinctly SF

SFB in Tomasson's On A Theme of Paganini © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco Ballet delivers the distinct and the relevant in a mixed-bill program of choreographic works that includes Ghosts in the Machine.
****1
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Bright, Fast, Cool, Blue

Dores André and Ulrik Birkkjaer in Peck's Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes © Erik Tomasson
From the ethereal to the galavanting, the program offered a spectrun of emotions delivered with precise technique and abandoned energy. 
*****
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A ballet for all seasons: The Winter’s Tale returns

Ryoichi Hirano (Leontes) and Lauren Cuthbertson (Hermione) © Tristram Kenton
A strongly cast revival of The Winter's Tale by The Royal Ballet confirms one of Shakespeare's "problem plays" as perhaps being best suited to dance. 
****1
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From Ballet in Black to Pointed Parody

Cohen Aitchison-Dugas and Belle Beasley in Portugal's Behind the Mirror © Gregory Batardon
Made up of aspiring professional dancers from eight different nations, the Junior Ballett Zürich performs a programme of internationally renowned choreographers every two years.
***11
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Respighi rarity a riotous romp at Opéra de Lyon

Nikoleta Kapetanidou (The princess) and Grégoire Mour (The Prince) © Blandine Soulage
L’Opéra de Lyon’s new production of Respighi’s La bella dormente nel bosco was an operatic pastiche with fairy tale fantasy and foxtrots thrown in for good measure.   
***11
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Performers
Abraham, KyleAbraham.In.MotionAdorisio, FabioAiley, AlvinArqués, JuanjoAsafo-Adje, KwameAshton, Sir FrederickAttou, KaderAveline, AlbertBalanchine, GeorgeBaras, SaraBarra, RayBarrett, JacquelinBarton, AszureBattle, RobertBausch, PinaBeatty, TalleyBeaujean, RachelBengolea, CeciliaBeugré, NadiaBlanc, NicolasBourne, MatthewBournonville, AugustBrandstrup, KimBreiner, BridgetBrooks, BrianBurrows, JonathanBustamante, RicardoBéchard, EtienneBéjart, MauriceCaniparoli, ValCardim Fonteyne, DanielaCarlyle, WilliamCasadei, MonicaCecchetti, EnricoCerrudo, AlejandroChaignaud, FrançoisCherkaoui, Sidi LarbiClug, EdwardCompagnie Wang RamirezCong, MaCoralli, JeanCorella, AngelCranko, JohnCunningham, JulieDancers of Dutch National BalletDanilova, AlexandraDawson, DavidDe Keersmaeker, Anne TeresaDove, UlyssesDuato, NachoDuke, BenEagling, WayneEichenberger, SimonEifman, BorisEk, MatsEkman, AlexanderElo, JormaEyal, SharonFargion, MatteoFavale, FabrizioFavre, BenoîtFinnan, KevinFokine, MichelFoniadakis, AndonisFonte, NicoloForsythe, WilliamFriis, PeterGalván, IsraelGat, EmanuelGiordano, RaffaellaGlushov, OlegGodani, JacopoGodder, YasmeenGoecke, MarcoGormley (Sculptor), AntonyGraham, MarthaGrigorovich, YuriGruber, MartinHansen, MartinHarangozó, GyulaHart, AdrienneHazebroucq, HubertHolmes, Anna-MarieHorecna, NataliaInger, JohanIshii, KiyokoIvanov, LevJalet, DamienJean, RobertaJijia, SangKazárová, HelenaKhan, AkramKing, AlonzoKozielska, KatarzynaKulashe, MlindieKylián, JiříLake, AlanLang, JessicaLavrovsky, LeonidLemon, RalphLeón, SolLiang, EdwaardLidberg, PontusLightfoot, PaulLimón, JoséLock, ÉdouardLovette, LaurenLoy, ChristofLubovitch, LarLukács, AndrásLytvynov, VictorMacMillan, Sir KennethMagadan, Fernando HernandoMaillot, Jean-ChristopheMaliphant, RussellMaro, AkajiMarston, CathyMartins, PeterMarx, SusanneMascarell, MarinaMasilo, DadaMatsune, MichikazuMayer, HåkanMazilier, JosephMcCormick, AustinMcGregor, WayneMcIntyre, TreyMeisner, ErnstMillepied, BenjaminMolina, RocíoMonge, JulioMontalvo, JoséMoultrie, Darrell GrandMurphy, GraemeMuñoz, María CeciliaMécène, VirginieMérante, LouisNaharin, OhadNeenan, MatthewNeumeier, JohnNewlyn, VictoriaNijinsky, VaslavNixon, DavidNovitsky, RomanNureyev, RudolfObermaier, KlausOchoa, Annabelle LopezPagés, MariaPalazzo, ManuelPapaioannou, DimitrisParsons (Choreography), DavidParsons, DavidPastor, KrzysztofPatel, HetainPaul, NicolasPeck, JustinPerrot, JulesPetipa, MariusPetit, RolandPichler, OttoPickett, HelenPita, ArthurPite, CrystalPlatel, AlainPortugal, FilipePossokhov, YuriPreljocaj, AngelinPérez, IvánRadio & JulietRamirez, WangRatmansky, AlexeiRhoden, DwightRhys William, BethanRobbins, JeromeRoberts, JamarRunacre-Temple, MorgannRustem, IshanSanou, SaliaSansano, Gustavo RamirezScarlett, LiamSchneider, WinfriedSchröder, MarioSchuitemaker, ArnoSergeyev, KonstantinShechter, HofeshSidorova, MIlenaSieni, VirgilioSigl, RamsesSilvestrin, AlessioSkeels, AndrewSmekalov, YuriSoto, CayetanoSpuck, ChristianStiens, LouisStillwell, LillianStopka, RadekSugimoto, HiroshiSöderlundh, RoineTakatani, ShiroTaylor, PaulTeshigawara, SaburoTharp, TwylaThatcher, MylesThierrée, JamesThomson, EzraTindall, KennethTomasson, HelgiTranter, FrancescaTudor, AntonyUllate, VíctorUlrickson, SommerUnknownVan Acker, CindyVandekeybus, WimVariousVarnava, VladimirVenekei, MariannaVeulings, PimVienne, GiseleVolpi, DemisWaldmann, HelenaWalker, PeterWaltz, SashaWayne McGregorWelch, StantonWheeldon, ChristopherWhitley, AlexanderWilhelm, ThomasWilliamson, GeorgeWilton, JamesWright, AshleyWright, Sir PeterWygoda, TomaszYerbabuena, EvaZakharov, RostislavZollar, Jawole Willa Jovan Dantzig, Rudivan Manen, Hansvan Schayk, Toer