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New York City Ballet
By Kate Snedeker - May 31, 2003, New York State Theater
The centerpiece of the evening was the premiere of Liturgy, the latest ballet by resident choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. A pas de deux for Wendy Whelan...
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Pennsylvania Ballet - 'Swan Lake'
by David Mead - August 15, 2005, Edinburgh International Festival

George Balanchine once said that every ballet should be called "Swan Lake" because then people will come. Well, there may be more than a grain of truth in that, but Wheeldon's 're-imagining' of the classic tale is one worth seeing.
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Pennsylvania Ballet - 'Swan Lake'
by Kate Snedeker
- August 17, 2005, Edinburgh International Festival

New York City Ballet
By Kate Snedeker - May 14-15, 2003, New York State Theater
As the New York City Ballet’s resident choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon has contributed a wide variety of ballets to the company’s repertory.
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New York City Ballet - 'Carousel (A Dance) ,' 'Piano Pieces,' 'Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet' and 'A Steadfast Tin Soldier'
By Kate Snedeker - June 12, 2003, New York State Theater, New York
On Thursday night, Ansanelli and Woetzel combined for a powerful performance of Christopher Wheeldon's Carousel (A Dance).
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New York City Ballet: Saratoga Diary - Part 1
By Kate Snedeker - July 23 - 24, 2003, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
The evening concluded with Saratoga’s first glimpse of “Carnival of the Animals,” Christopher Wheeldon’s charming tale of Oliver Percy, a young boy who spends a night in the Museum of Natural History.
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San Francisco Ballet: 'Allegro Brillante,' 'Concerto Grosso,' 'Polyphonia,' 'Elite Syncopations'
By Art Priromprintr - October 9, 2003, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Christopher Wheeldon’s “Polyphonia” was really intriguing exploration of very modern sounding piano music by Gyorgy Ligeti.
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San Francisco Ballet -- Opening Gala
By Mary Ellen Hunt - January 28, 2004, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
was more than intrigued when I found out that Muriel Maffre would be dancing the “Je ne t’aime pas” excerpt from Christopher Wheeldon’s “There where She Loved,” which he created on Royal Ballet dancers and which San Francisco Ballet took to the Edinburgh Festival last year.
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British Dance Edition 2004 - state of the art
By Stuart Sweeney - January 29-31, 2004, Cambridge
Oksana Panchenko excelled in Russell Maliphant’s “Trio” and Christopher Wheeldon’s original short version of “Mesmerics”, which makes a greater impact than the extended version.
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George Piper Dances - 'Mesmerics,' 'Broken Fall,' 'Approximate Sonata, I, V'
By Lyndsey Winship - March 23-27, 2004, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Perhaps it's better this way, for who would want to taint the honesty and gravity of their dancing, beautifully exposed in Christopher Wheeldon's "Mesmerics."
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Morphoses - The Wheeldon Company
by Ana Abad-Carles -- September 21, 2007, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London

It seemed strange that a choreographer who writes "Ballet isn't just about heritage.
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more articles on Christopher Wheeldon and his choreography

in our forums

Morphoses / The Wheeldon Company -- New York City Center
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From some of my prior reviews, it should have been clear that I wasn't very impressed by the Wheeldon pieces I'd seen previously, and I must admit that I bought tickets to his new company's performances more for the dancers scheduled to appear than to see more of Wheeldon's choreography. [Seeing Alina Cojocaru for only a brief pas de deux is the ultimate tease.]"
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Christopher Wheeldon's Dance Company - Morphoses
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I have such mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I am thrilled that a choreographer with such a strong track record is taking this kind of risk. Change is good, and I applaud Wheeldon for attempting to control his own destiny."
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more forum topics on Christopher Wheeldon and Morphoses

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