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The Winter’s Tale, Royal Opera House, London, review: It’s a marvellous ballet

Winter, but also spring: The Royal Ballet’s The Winter’s Talemoves from icy, tormenting jealousy to radiant recognition, lighting up the stage like a shaft of sunlight.Christopher Wheeldon’s 2014 ballet is one of his finest, with complex storytelling

Viktor review – Pina Bausch's pleasure-seekers haunt Rome

When Pina Bausch’s work was first shown in London in 1982 it changed the way we thought about dance. Bausch made the stage look like a whole new playground of possibilities, creating some indefinable genre of dance theatre...

Song of the Earth/La Sylphide review – Rojo powers a demanding double bill

With its guileless storytelling and Romantic mingling of the folksy and sublime, August Bournonville’s La Sylphide is a tricky ballet for modern companies to inhabit. Tamara Rojo’s decision to challenge English National Ballet’s dancers

Project Polunin: Satori review – ballet's bad boy makes howling bid for inner peace

Sergei Polunin is a dancing star still searching for work that is the right fit for his undeniable charisma. The Ukrainian-born artist brings his messy past with him: companies abandoned, performances cancelled, vivid tattoos and tales of excess

The Nutcracker, Royal Opera House, London, review: Francesca Hayward is lovely as Clara

One of the company’s rising stars, Hayward, has a radiant flow of movement and gleaming footwork as Clara in the company's 455th performance of Peter Wright’s production.

Old-fashioned entertainment of the most seductive kind - Sylvia, Royal Ballet, review

Sylvia is a ballet that might never have made it into the modern age. Lured by Léo Delibes’s exuberant score from 1876, Frederick Ashton created his own version of this mythologically themed romance in 1952

Rambert, Sadler's Wells, London, review: 'honesty, anger and helplessness spill across the stage'

What can you do when the world is as it is? Ben Duke’s extraordinary Goat is about not having the answers. Hilarious and sad, it lets honesty, anger and helplessness spill across the stage.

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, review: A splendid star performance from Brandon Lawrence

Ruth Brill’s new Arcadia has a lush atmosphere and a splendid star performance from Brandon Lawrence. Playing the god Pan, Lawrence is by turns animalistic, lyrical and lively, with a gorgeous flow of movement throughout.

The Judas Tree review – genius marred by misogyny

Kenneth MacMillan choreographed The Judas Tree for the Royal Ballet in 1992, and it has baffled and dismayed audiences ever since. As MacMillan told Jann Parry, at the time the Observer’s dance critic: “There are things in me that are untapped

Lyon Opera Ballet: Trois Grandes Fugues review – breathtaking battles with Beethoven

A confusion of Babel, the indecipherable uncorrected horror.” When critics first heard Beethoven’s 1825 Grosse Fuge, many were bewildered by the barbed-wire intensity of its contrapuntal writing, its uncategorisable form.