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ZürichNussknacker und Mausekönig

Michelle Willems and Dominik Slavkovsky © Gregory Batardon
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Paul Connelly; Yannis Pouspourikas; Rufus Didwiszus; Buki Shiff

MoscowMarco Spada

Marco Spada
Auber: Marco Spada
Pierre Lacotte; Bolshoi Ballet; Alexey Bogorad; David Hallberg; Olga Smirnova; Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra

VilniusCipollino

Cipollino
Khachaturian: Cipollino
Genrikh Mayorov; Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre; Alvydas Šulčys; Levas Kleinas; Daniel Dolan; Julija Stankevičiūtė

MoscowThe Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Yuri Grigorovich; Bolshoi Ballet; Pavel Klinichev; Nina Kaptsova; Artem Ovcharenko; Denis Savin

VilniusThe Swan Lake

The Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake: Dance of the Little Swans
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre; Robertas Šervenikas; Vyacheslav Okunev; Kristina Gudžiūnaitė

VilniusDer Prozess

Der Prozess
Urbaitis: Der Prozess
Martynas Rimeikis; Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre; Ernest Barčaitis; Modestas Barkauskas; Marijus Jacovskis; Jurgita Jankutė; Jeronimas Krivickas

CologneMusik der Zeit 5

© WDR
Stockhausen: Inori
WDR Symphony Orchestra; Titus Engel; Emmanuelle Grach; Jamil Attar
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Virtuoso dancing in Hungarian National Ballet's Laurencia

Laurencia © Attila Nagy
A ballet to be enjoyed for its visual spectacle, strong and purposeful choreography and a pacy momentum that builds into a rousing finale.
***11
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Magnificent Marianela: Nuñez and Muntagirov star in Swan Lake revival

Marianela Núñez (Odette) © ROH | Bill Cooper
An opulent production that is both reassuringly traditional and refreshingly new. 
****1
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Nussknacker und Mausekönig revived at Ballett Zürich

Michelle Willems and Dominik Slavkovsky © Gregory Batardon
An inventive reimagining of this well-worn tale 
****1
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Isadora Now: a precious triple bill from the Viviana Durante Company

Begoña Cao in Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan © David Scheinmann
A robust testimony to the powerful legacy of Isadora Duncan in Isadora Now at the Barbican.
****1
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Linking jazz and opera: Charlie Parker's Yardbird in Seattle

Joshua Stewart (Charlie Parker) © Sunny Martini

Composer Daniel Schnyder and librettist Bridgette A. Wimberly, both in their Seattle Opera debuts, have done a creditable job of conveying the jazz artist’s lifework.

***11
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Glistening dew: Alina Cojocaru at Sadler’s Wells

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg in Reminiscence © Andrej Uspenski
An enchanting programme of music, film and dance in material moved by the spirit of a great performer.
****1
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Music triumphs over tragedy: Marston’s moving The Cellist

Lauren Cuthbertson and Marcelino Sambé in The Cellist © ROH | Bill Cooper
In her first work for the Covent Garden main stage, based on the life of Jacqueline du Pré, choreographer Cathy Marston explores the profound bond between musician and instrument.
****1
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