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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.
22 Mar 2017

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.
20 Feb 2017

Akram Khan's 'Chotto Desh'

Akram Khan's Bengali amalgam of mime, videos and magic aimed at children.
23 Jan 2017

'Swan Lake' at the Paris Opera Ballet

Booked out months in advance, Parisians stood with begging notices for seats before each performance.
16 Jan 2017


Contemporary dance continues to draw the crowds in Paris.
16 Dec 2016

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.
9 Dec 2016

Retrospective: Lucinda Childs

The Autumn Festival in Paris pays tribute to American choreographer Lucinda Childs with performances of major works and a visual arts exhibition.
28 Nov 2016

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

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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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