In Los Angeles, the Mariinsky Ballet in Balanchine’s sparkling Jewels


United StatesUnited States Fauré, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, George Balanchine’s Jewels: Artists of the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra / Alexei Repnikov (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 26.10.2019. (JRo)

Renata Shakirova in ‘Rubies’. Photo by Natasha Razina © State Academic Mariinsky Theatre

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Best thing about Sadler’s Wells’s Pure Dance is Natalia Osipova the pure dance phenomenon


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Natalia Osipova – Pure Dance: Natalia Osipova, Jonathan Goddard, David Hallberg and Jason Kittelberger. Sadler’s Wells, London, 23.10.2019. (JPr)

Valse Triste – Natalia Osipova and David Hallberg<br/>(c) Johan Persson

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A quartet of formidable artists collaborate on THE DAY at UCLA’s Royce Hall


United StatesUnited States David Lang, THE DAY: Maya Beiser (cello/performance), Wendy Whelan (dancer), Lucinda Childs (choreographer), Center for the Art of Performance, Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, 19.10.2019. (JRo)

Maya Beiser (cellist) and Wendy Whelan (dancer)
(c) Reed Hutchinson and CAP UCLA

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The Crucible is Scottish Ballet’s strongest adaptation in a long time


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (choreography by Helen Pickett and music by Peter Salem): Dancers of Scottish Ballet, Scottish Ballet Orchestra / Daniel Parkinson (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 17.10.2019 (SRT)

Constance Devernay (Abigail) and company in The Crucible (c) Jane Hobson

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The dancers of BODYTRAFFIC in a thought-provoking program


United StatesUnited States BODYTRAFFIC: Dancers of BODYTRAFFIC, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, 28.9.2019. (JRo)

Jamal White & Guzmán Rosado in SNAP (c) Kevin Parry

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Tamara Rojo again leads the ENB from the front in Akram Khan’s modern masterpiece


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vincenzo Lamagna (after Adolphe Adam), Giselle: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 24.9.2019. (JPr)

Tamara Rojo in Akram Khan’s Giselle (c) Laurent Liotardo

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The Linbury Theatre welcomes Kazakhstan’s Astana Ballet for a four-work mixed programme


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Astana Ballet Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, 12.9.2019. (JO’D)

Astana Ballet’s The Heritage of the Great Steppe (c) Askhat Nurekin

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Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet Comes to Cinemas
in the UK and Ireland in October

Running time 93 mins / BBFC TBC / Released in cinemas nationwide
22 October 2019

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet – to be screened in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from Tuesday 22 October (running time 93mins): Dancers and Orchestra of the New Adventures company / Brett Morris (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and filmed live at Sadler’s Wells, London. Reviewed by Jim Pritchard.

Sir Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet (c) Johan Persson

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