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Dance performances reviewed.

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Lights! Camera! Arabesque!

Nureyev's challenging and charm-filled choreography is showcased in a Classic-Hollywood-themed retelling of 'Cinderella' by The Opéra Bastille.
7 Jan 2019

Israeli Choreographer Ohad Naharin Opens Paris Opera Ballet Season

Patricia Boccadoro on the opening gala to the new season.

La Fille mal gardée

Patricia Boccadoro on the Paris Opera Ballet's production of Sir Frederick Ashton’s version of La Fille mal gardée.

Thierrée, Shechter, Perez and Pite

The works of three choreographers, all newcomers to the Paris Opera Ballet, plus the return of one of last season’s most successful pieces.

Dance Review: Balanchine's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' at the Paris Opera

According to Patricia Boccadoro, "the Russian/American choreographer was more attracted to the score than to the English genius’ poetry."

'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.

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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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