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Dance performances reviewed.

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'Tree of Codes': Wayne McGregor/Olafur Eliasson

British choreographer Wayne McGregor and Danish artist Olafur Eliasson offer a respite from the political turmoil of the French presidential elections, the shameful attitude of Theresa May, and the unprecedented antics of the obnoxious individual currently dictating American affairs.

Lucy Guerin Inc.

In 'Motion Picture', Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin has used the film noir, shown projected high up on the sides of the theatre for the interpreters to watch rather than the spectators, (who had to crane their necks to see).

Forsythe's 'Impressing the Czar'

As performed by the Semperoper Ballet Dresden, William Forsythe's 'Impressing the Czar' seems somehow less impressive than it did just two years ago.

Jiri Kylian Triple Bill

Czech choreographer Jiri Kylian questions art and artificiality, brutality and punishment during the Crusades, and seeks inspiration in a sacred work by Stravinsky.

Akram Khan's 'Chotto Desh'

Akram Khan's Bengali amalgam of mime, videos and magic aimed at children.

'Swan Lake' at the Paris Opera Ballet

Booked out months in advance, Parisians stood with begging notices for seats before each performance.


Contemporary dance continues to draw the crowds in Paris.

Akram Khan's 'Toro'

"No walls must be built, and all barriers eradicated in the increasingly dangerous world we are leaving to our children," said the British choreographer and dancer in an interview with Patricia Boccadoro.

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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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