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Maiko Tutsumi, Victoria Ananyan, Matthew Golding and Maria Chigai in Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version

Dutch National Ballet – Cinderella – London

Wheeldon has two problems to contend with in Cinderella: Prokofiev’s prescriptive score and Ashton’s definitive choreography from 1948…

Darius Stankevicius in He Lived Next Door by Ieva Kuniskis.© Judita Kuniskyte. (Click image for larger version)

Ieva Kuniskis and Jack Webb at the Strike! Dance Festival – London

Strike! Dance Festival Ieva Kuniskis: He Lived Next Door Jack Webb: Inside Opulence London, Wilton’s Music Hall 25 September 2014 www.ievakuniskis.com www.jackwebbperformance.com wiltons.org.uk Wilton’s Strike! Dance Festival page It must follow that more…

Megan Fairchild and Taylor Stanley in Peter Martins' Jeu de Cartes.© Paul Kolnik. (Click image for larger version)

New York City Ballet – Tradition and Innovation & Just for Fun bills – New York

Jeu de Cartes, by Peter Martins, is jaunty and busy, a cross between the pas de deux in Balanchine’s Rubies, the trios in Danses Concertantes, and the non-stop action of Martins’ Fearful Symmetries….

Maria Kochetkova in Wheeldon's Cinderella.© Erik Tomasson. (Click image for larger version)

San Francisco Ballet – Cinderella – San Francisco

If extravagant productions are the way to bring in new audiences and fill the till then they are justified for those reasons alone. However, they don’t necessarily leave a rich legacy for future generations.

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