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Isabella Boylston and Jeffrey Cirio in La Bayadère.© Rosalie O'Connor. (Click image for larger version)

American Ballet Theatre – La Bayadère – Los Angeles

★★✰✰✰   …watching La Bayadère can feel like observing an artifact stuck in another era, and indicates the need for a conversation about what a contemporary, forward-thinking repertoire should look like.

Miami City Ballet in The Nutcracker.© Lawrence K. Ho. (Click image for larger version)

Miami City Ballet – The Nutcracker – Los Angeles

★★★✰✰   The MCB dancers exude Balanchine brio and delight in performing his intricate steps, but they had to give their all to keep up with the youngsters.

Madeline Skelly and Connor Walsh of Houston Ballet in Forsythe's Artifact Suite.© Amitava Sarkar. (Click image for larger version)

Celebrate Forsythe – Pas/Parts 2016, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Artifact Suite – Los Angeles

★★★★✰   San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Houston Ballet have come together in LA to celebrate William Forsythe probably the most influential ballet choreographer of his generation. Claudia Bauer reports on a fine night…

A publicity image for the 2013 Festival - see more at www.dancecamerawest.org.© Dance Camera West. (Click image for larger version)

Dance Camera West, Dance Media Film Festival, Call for Submissions

Dance Camera West is excited to celebrate the 12th Annual DCW Dance Media Film Festival with “Get Wet,” a celebration of screen dance, live dance, and water. Submit your media now…

Anna Wehsarg, Pablo Aran Gimeno, Regina Advento in Nur Du. © Bettina Stob. (Click image for larger version)

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch – Nur Du (Only You), part of World Cities 2012 – London

With every Bausch work some of the images and sketches stick in the mind and linger as the particular flavour of the piece, and these will vary for every audience member. For me, it was how tough it is being a woman in Nur Du.

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