From Elegant to Kitsch: ABT’s Ratmansky Program in Los Angeles


Various composers: Alexei Ratmansky (choreographer), American Ballet Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 8.7.2016 (JRo)

Credit: Rosalie O'Connor.

Danill Simkin and Blaine Hoven in Serenade after Plato’s Symposium. Credit: Rosalie O’Connor.

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The More the Merrier: A Kaleidoscope of Shakespeare from Birmingham Royal Ballet


Ciupinski, Purcell & Ellington/Strayhorn – a triple bill of ballet comprising Wink, The Moor’s Pavane and The Shakespeare Suite: Birmingham Royal Ballet with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Philip Ellis (conductor) and the Colin Towns’ Mask Orchestra / Paul Murphy (conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 22.6.2016. (GR)


BRB’s The Shakespeare Suite (c) Bill Cooper

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Osipova’s Contemporary Dance Triple Bill at Sadler’s Wells Impresses and Disappoints


Natalia Osipova – Cherkaoui, Maliphan, Pita: Sergei Polunin, Jason Kittelberger, James O’Hara (Dancers), Sadler’s Wells, London, 30.6.2016. (JPr)


Run Mary Run (c) Tristram Kenton

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A Heartfelt World of Street Dance Embodied in Compagnie Käfig


Various composers, Compagnie Käfig: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 17.6.16. (JRo)

Photo credit: Michel Cavalca

Photo credit: Michel Cavalca

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BRB deliver hilarious fayre with The Taming of the Shrew


Kurt-Heinz Stolze (after Domenico Scarlatti), The Taming of the Shrew: A Birmingham Royal Ballet production to the choreography of John Cranko, with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Wolfgang Heinz (conductor). Birmingham Hippodrome, 16.6.2016. (GR)

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The Tamong of the Shrew (Elisha Willis as Katherina and Iain Mackay as Petruchio)
(c) Andrew Ross

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A Ballet Rarely Seen in the US: Frederick Ashton’s Romeo and Juliet


Ashton: Romeo and Juliet, Los Angeles Ballet, Royce Hall, Los Angeles 4.6.2016 (JRo)

Los Angeles Ballet Ensemble. Credit: Reed Hutchinson.

Los Angeles Ballet Ensemble. Credit: Reed Hutchinson.

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English National Ballet Performs Traditional, Timeless Swan Lake In-The-Round


Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Dancers of English National Ballet and English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 4.6.2016. (JPr)


ENB’s dancers in Swan Lake (c) Laurent Liotardo

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Betroffenheit Explores Mental State Caused by Trauma and Loss


Various composers, Betroffenheit: Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, London, 31.05.2016. (J.O’D)

Jonathon Young & Crystal Pite’s Betroffenheit (c) Wendy D Photography

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