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    1. September 23, 2014

      Future Memories: Jiří Kylián, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris – review

      When Nederlands Dans Theater announced last season that it would shelve former director Jiří Kylián’s works for at least...

    2. September 16, 2014

      Fall for Dance Outdoors, Delacorte Theater, New York – review

      About a decade ago, City Center returned to its populist roots with a brilliant formula for getting dance neophytes to come...

    1. June 26, 2014

      Boston Ballet, Lincoln Center, New York – review

      Now that it has reached its 50th birthday, Boston Ballet is intent on raising its profile. The 56-member troupe visited...

    2. April 28, 2014

      The Tempest Replica, Sadler’s Wells, London – review

      Crystal Pite is a choreographer who has worked in her native Canada and in Frankfurt with William Forsythe. I first saw her...

    3. October 10, 2013

      The Forsythe Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York – review

      William Forsythe has built a long and fruitful career on defying expectations. In the 1980s and 1990s, he took classical...

    4. July 7, 2013

      Homage to Rudolf Nureyev, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris – review

      It’s a homecoming for Manuel Legris. The charismatic Paris Opera Ballet étoile left a sizeable gap on his retirement four...

    5. December 19, 2012

      Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Joyce Theatre, New York

      The three far-flung choreographers on this European-styled troupe’s New York bill (touring Canada throughout the winter and...

    6. December 4, 2012

      Forsythe/Brown programme, Palais Garnier, Paris

      The holiday season is a true test for most ballet companies, and the Paris Opera Ballet is no exception. The 154-strong...

    7. September 7, 2012

      Steps in the right direction

      San Francisco Ballet may be America’s oldest dance ensemble, founded in 1933, but for the past 27 years its Icelandic-born...

    8. May 25, 2012

      Pina’s ghost

      A few hours before Tanztheater Wuppertal is due to take the stage in Paris, the Théâtre de la Ville is quiet, almost...

    9. April 22, 2012

      Artifact, Sadler’s Wells, London

      Over the years I have been tempted to think of William Forsythe as a choreographer in spite of himself. I have watched his...

    10. April 8, 2012

      Sylvie Guillem, Lincoln Center, New York

      So much of ballet depends on conjuring an ideal, but for the Modiglianiesque Sylvie Guillem no illusion-making is necessary....

    11. April 4, 2012

      Das Fräulein von S., Opernhaus, Stuttgart

      You don’t see murder mysteries too often at the ballet. Enter Christian Spuck, one of Stuttgart Ballet’s resident...

    12. July 9, 2011

      Sylvie Guillem, Sadler’s Wells, London

      The most important thing about the programme that Sylvie Guillem brings to Rosebery Avenue is William Forsythe’s dance...

    13. July 4, 2011

      L’anatomie de la sensation, Opéra Bastille, Paris

      Don’t be put off by the pompous title or the strike currently playing havoc with Paris Opera performances: Wayne McGregor’s...

    14. March 1, 2011

      Lyon Opera Ballet, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris

      In the late 1990s, William Forsythe made the last (at least so far) of what he once called the “ballet ballets”, pure dance...

    15. February 25, 2011

      Forsythe Company, Sadler’s Wells, London

      Frankly, I find it hard to believe in William Forsythe as a dance-maker after sitting through the 80 minutes of his I don’t...

    16. February 24, 2011

      Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Joyce Theater, New York

      Katie Dehler and William Cannon in ‘Red Sweet’ An odd phenomenon: not Europhilic New York, nor the freaky Left Coast, but...

    17. October 28, 2010

      Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, New York

      ‘Hubbub’ in New York Cedar Lake, aged seven, is peculiarly American. The New York troupe is born of money – that of its...

    18. March 11, 2010

      Lyon Opera Ballet

      The Lyon Ballet gives the ubiquitous category "contemporary dance" a good name by doing something else. The company's...

    19. March 10, 2010

      Lyon Opera Ballet, Joyce Theater, New York

      Dorothee Delabie The Lyon Ballet gives the ubiquitous category “contemporary dance” a good name by doing something else. The...

    20. October 5, 2009

      Scottish Ballet

      Scottish Ballet is celebrating its 40th birthday. I have been following its progress for all those years, from the time of...

    21. October 4, 2009

      Scottish Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, London

      Scottish Ballet is celebrating its 40th birthday. I have been following its progress for all those years, from the time of...

    22. September 8, 2009

      Scottish Ballet

      To launch its 40th anniversary season, Scottish Ballet presented a bold triple bill that opened with Frederick Ashton's...

    23. September 7, 2009

      Scottish Ballet, Edinburgh Playhouse

      To launch its 40th anniversary season, Scottish Ballet presented a bold triple bill that opened with Frederick Ashton’s...

    24. October 15, 2008

      Mariinsky Ballet

      They are the most beautiful dancers in the western world. They are from St Petersburg, and Vaganova School training,...

    25. October 14, 2008

      Mariinsky Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, London

      They are the most beautiful dancers in the western world. They are from St Petersburg, and Vaganova School training,...

    26. August 25, 2008

      The Copier, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, New York

      Far across town, near the Hudson River, where auto shops and car washes predominate in a characterless, largely industrial...

    27. August 12, 2008

      Standard fare for superdancers

      It's fascinating to see how certain dance companies evolve. Eight years ago, Jim Vincent took over as artistic director...

    28. August 11, 2008

      Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York

      It’s fascinating to see how certain dance companies evolve. Eight years ago, Jim Vincent took over as artistic director from...

    29. April 16, 2008

      Kirov/Forsythe, City Center New York

      Taken in the spirit of a retrospective, an evening devoted to four William Forsythe ballets is not as unusual as it sounds,...

    30. November 15, 2007

      Complexions Contemporary Ballet

      To call Dwight Rhoden's choreography busy is an understatement. It conjures comparison with a speeded-up film of roundabout...

    31. October 4, 2007

      New Ballet

      Ballet, we know, can be the generic term for choreographies as different as Martha Graham's and William Forsythe's. But new...

    32. September 22, 2007

      Dance

      Morphoses/Wheeldon Company Sadler's Wells, London EC1 This short season by Christopher Wheeldon's very new troupe,...

    33. September 21, 2007

      Bold moves to lure a new audience

      Alas for hopes and aspirations. And for cart-loads of publicity. The first performance by Christopher Wheeldon's brand new...

    34. September 15, 2007

      DANCE

      Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company Sadler's Wells, London EC1 Morphoses is very much Wheeldon's troupe, based in New York and...

    35. September 8, 2007

      DANCE

      Alvin Ailey Dances Sadler's Wells, London EC1 The season of dance works made by or for New York's Alvin Ailey troupe...

    36. August 22, 2007

      Impressing the Czar/Scottish Ballet Triple Bill Festival Theatre/Playhouse, Edinburgh

      Feared lost (by whom I ask William Forsythe's Impressing the Czar has been revived by the Royal Ballet of Flanders under...

    37. August 18, 2007

      Dance

      Bolshoi Ballet Coliseum, London WC2 The Bolshoi Ballet's season at the London Coliseum ends today with matinee (at 2pm) and...

    38. August 6, 2007

      Guide Arts around the world

      Edinburgh Edinburgh International Festival A concert performance of Bernstein's Candidekicks off this year's Edinburgh...

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