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Pina Bausch's 'Viktor'

A massive grave with high mud walls, a gravedigger, a woman in a flamboyant red dress with no arms, a four-legged creature in high-heeled shoes are among the strange characters in the legendary German chroeographer's tribute to the city of Rome.
27 Sep 2016

American Ballet Theater in Paris

Patricia Boccadoro issues a stern wake-up call to the American Ballet Theater and their production of 'Sleeping Beauty' at the Paris Opera.
22 Sep 2016

Review: Justin Peck / George Balanchine

A double bill with decor and costumes by John Baldessari and by Karl Lagerfeld, as well as a temporary exhibition of American choreographers at the Palais Garnier are a highlight of the Paris summer dance season.
13 Sep 2016

Review: English National Ballet's 'Le Corsaire'

Set during the Ottoman Empire, this 19th century melodrama features an opium-smoking Pasha, reluctant slave girls, and the shootings and shipwrecks of ruthless pirates.
30 Aug 2016

'Giselle' at the Paris Opera Ballet

After Benjamin Millepied’s first season, dominated by abstract American choreography interspersed by contemporary creators including Jérome Bel, Boris Charmatz, Maguy Marin and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, the Paris Opera Ballet returned to its roots with 'Giselle', the world’s oldest classical ballet.
9 Aug 2016

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre

Taiwan’s first contemporary dance troupe presents a fusion of traditional Chinese culture, modern dance and tai-chi.
2 Aug 2016

Pina, and Pina: The return of Tanztheater Wuppertal

One has walked into a nightmare world, a world of twisted brutality where women are tortured, beaten and humiliated.
1 Jul 2016

An Evening of Ratmansky/Balanchine/Robbins/Peck

The Paris Opera Ballet offers yet another tribute to the American school of dance.
21 Jun 2016

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A Century of Dance: From Swan Lake to Trisha Brown

Patricia Boccadoro reviews the Paris Opera Ballet's eclectic winter season at the Palais Garnier and the Opera Bastille.

A Luminous Evening at the Opera Bastille

The Paris Opera Ballet offers up their exquisitely light, yet deeply moving, production of Kaguyahime, Jiri Kylian’s retelling of the Japanese fable, "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter."

A Tribute to Jerome Robbins

The Paris Opera Ballet marks the tenth anniversary of the American choreographer's death.
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