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ZürichThe Nutcracker and the Mouse KingNew Production

Yen Han, Matthew Knight (Clowns) and Willian Moore (Nutcracker) © Gregory Batardon
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Christian Spuck; Ballett Zürich; Paul Connelly; Yannis Pouspourikas; Rufus Didwiszus; Buki Shiff

LondonKenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in Time

Sir Kenneth MacMillan; Ballet Black; Lauren Cuthbertson; Edward Watson; Francesca Hayward; Akane Takada

St PöltenGarrett Keast conducts the Tonkünstler Orchester

Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington
Tonkünstler Orchestra; Garrett Keast; Savion Glover

GöttingenLondon Handel Players

Lully, Handel, Bach
London Handel Players; Mary Collins; Steven Player

HoustonAx Plus The Rite of Spring

Mozart, Stravinsky
Houston Symphony; Andrés Orozco-Estrada; Emanuel Ax; Klaus Obermaier; Yuka Oishi

OranjewoudMoving Letters

Moving Letters
Jonne Kramer; Tijn Wybenga; Uri Eugenio; Wonder Ensemble

AmsterdamLegacy

Legacy
Gallo: Legacy
Nadia Beugré; Hanna Hedman; Erk Houllier; Boris Hennion
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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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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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NYCB: Martins / Walker / Ratmansky

Tiler Peck and Zachary Catazaro in Peter Walker’s dance odyssey © Paul Kolnik
Twelve years after its creation, we’re still talking about what’s going on in Russian Seasons and we’re still looking forward to what the next dancer in gold, or red, or green will do with the role.
***11
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The other Lulu: a Danish rarity in Copenhagen

Dénise Beck (Sidi) and Henning von Schulman (Dilfeng) © Camilla Winther
Dénise Beck shines as the Princess Sidi in the Royal Danish Opera's production of Friedrich Kuhlau's Lulu, receiving its first performances in 180 years.
***11
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All that glitters: BRB's opulent Sleeping Beauty

Momoko Hirata (Princess Aurora) and Mathias Dingman (Prince Florimund) © Bill Cooper
Sir Peter Wright's version of The Sleeping Beauty has stood the test of time, though this opening night of the tour in Southampton didn't always convince that the work has a place of adoration in the company’s heart.
***11
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NYCB: All Balanchine

Dancers of NYCB in George Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15 © Paul Kolnik
Judging by this show, New York City Ballet is doing fine in the aftermath of Peter Martins’s departure.
***11
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Gauthier Dance: Nijinsky (Marco Goecke)

Rosario Guerra and Luke Prunty in Goecke's Nijinsky © Regina Brocke Klein
It is an excellent start for the Stuttgart based company, Gauthier Dance,  for the first time in Berlin, with Nijinsky by Marco Goecke.
****1
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