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Work: Theme and Variations

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ComposerTchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893)
Work typeDance
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New York CityThe Masters

Tchaikovsky, Glazunov
George Balanchine; Twyla Tharp; Alexei Ratmansky; American Ballet Theatre


Delibes, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Czerny
George Balanchine; William Forsythe; Harald Lander; Hungarian National Ballet
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Balanchine, Limón and an emerging choreographer close PNB season

Lindsi Dec, Steven Loch, Joshua Grant and Elizabeth Murphy in The Moor’s Pavane © Angela Sterling
A finale to Pacific Northwest’s Ballet’s 2018-1019 season sends the audience home with memories of satisfying new work, appreciation of the old, and shaken to the core by a Limón performance.
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Sparkling Grace and Grandeur in Pennsylvania

Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s For Four © Rosalie O'Connor
Pennsylvania Ballet shows off in works by Balanchine, Petipa, and Wheeldon
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Theme and Variations / Études opens in Budapest

The Hungarian National Ballet in Etudes © Szilvia Csibi | Hungarian State Opera
A double bill that focuses on the purity of classical ballet form, in a fine combined 70th Anniversary celebration, excellently performed by Hungarian National Ballet.  
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Carmina Burana: Webre exits with a bang

Webre's Carmina Burana © media4artists, Theo Kossenas
Webre's ends his tenure at the Washingotn Ballet not with a whimper but a bang. 
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SFB: program 7

Frances Chung, Jennifer Stahl, Dores André, Joseph Walsh in Peck's In the Countenance of the King © Erik Tomasson
What Wheeldon seems to have used from this musical concept for the formation of the choreography is the idea of a mechanical universe, overrun by the presence of time.
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