A New Vision of Stravinsky’s Firebird


Firebird: Reimagined: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Handspring Puppet Company, Nolan Williams, Jr. (festival artistic director), Andrew Lawson and Zeek (baritones), Janni Younge (director), Jay Pather (choreographer), Philadelphia Orchestra, Cristian Măcelaru (conductor), Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, 20.6.2016 (BJ)

The cast of 'Firebird: Reimagined'. Photo credit: Luke Younge.

The cast of ‘Firebird: Reimagined’. Photo credit: Luke Younge.

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An Uplifting Cinderella from The Australian Ballet


Prokofiev, Cinderella: Soloists and Artists of The Australian Ballet, English National Opera Orchestra / Nicolette Fraillon (conductor), London Coliseum, London, 20.7.2016. (JPr)

Leanne Stojmenov as Cinderella- photo by Jeff Busby

Leanne Stojmenov (Cinderella) with Artists of The Australian Ballet
(c) Jeff Busby

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Jitterbug and Conga Join Traditional Dance Forms on Central Ballet’s Tour


Various composers, Ballet Central Tour 2016: Dancers of Ballet Central. Redgrave Theatre, Bristol, 16.7.2016. (JO’D)


Ballet Central Dancers 2016 (c) Bill Cooper

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The Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake Revisits a Familiar Royal Love Triangle


Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Soloists and Artists of The Australian Ballet, English National Opera Orchestra / Nicolette Fraillon (conductor), London Coliseum, London, 14.7.2016. (JPr)

Artists of The Australian Ballet in Swan Lake. Photo by Jeff Busby (1)

Artists of The Australian Ballet in Swan Lake (c) Jeff Busby

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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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