Sophisticated, complex and nuanced, Siobhan Davies's work is a taste to be savoured. Some prefer the stimulus of more immediate, recognisable flavours, but her subtly sensual choreography seeps into your pores.
American Ballet Theatre is the Hollywood of the ballet world. A cultural powerhouse with commercial imperatives, it is both image- and audience-conscious, and (in a list that reads like the ballet walk of fame) attracts the biggest stars in the business.
Hard-working and plain-speaking, this indomitable troupe may not be as posh as the larger, well-heeled ballet companies that hog the limelight, but their trademark story ballets have attracted a devoted following.