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    Dance Review: 'La Bayadere'

    You have to be a real nit-picker to find anything wrong with American Ballet Theatre's lavish production of "La Bayadere," choreography by Natalia Makarova.

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    Rasta Thomas' Rock the Ballet

    While it is undeniably thrilling to watch Thomas and his awesome sidekicks tear up the stage with their startling leaps, acrobatics, and sexy dance tricks, as a friend said to me at the intermission, "What a waste."

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    Seán Curran Company's New Dances Look at the Big Picture

    These rich and rewarding new concert works by Seán Curran, at the Joyce Theater, exhibit admirable if dense interplay of movement, music, lighting, text, and colossal ideas.

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    The Hard Nut

    Choreographed in 1991 by Mark Morris and being presented in New York for the first time since 2002, "The Hard Nut," performed by Mark Morris Dance Group, is as tickling as ever.

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    Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

    Masterfully crafted, ingeniously musical, naturally lyrical, and bubbling with pleasing body shapes and effervescent motion, Lar Lubovitch's choreography is the pink champagne of modern dance.

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    Shen Wei Dance Arts

    With this latest work, choreographer-designer Shen Wei seems to be moving—or at least looking—backward, embracing the past rather than evolving new approaches to the art of dance.

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    Ron De Jesús Dance

    If only Ron De Jesús had an editor. It could have turned the wearisome evening of his meandering choreography into a show of spectacular dancing.

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    Anikai Dance/Wendy Jehlen: Forest

    As long as she is introducing new material, Wendy Jehlen is a captivating choreographer, but when it comes time to develop her thematic vocabulary into compelling choreography, she is at a complete loss.

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    Parsons Dance

    David Parsons' choreographic style might be tagged "modern dance lite," yet out of a buoyant lexicon grounded in selective borrowings from classical ballet, Graham technique, and Paul Taylor Parsons conjures intricate, expressive, and engaging dances.

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    Ocean's Kingdom

    Though its composer and librettist, Paul McCartney, was the biggest celebrity in the house at the premiere, the real star of this simplistically choreographed ballet is costume designer Stella McCartney.