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    Bacchae

    A world premiere choreographed by Luca Veggetti, this engrossingly experimental work combines a bit of puppetry, slippery text, flute and electronic sounds, and gorgeous contemporary dance.

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    Haze

    Choreographed by Wang Yuanyuan, this ultimately unsatisfying 70-minute contemporary ballet piece is danced on a spongy mat and proves mesmerizing, beautiful, and fun for the first half-hour.

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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.

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    Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: Body Against Body

    A gripping history lesson comprising reconstructions of three of the earliest Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane works, this two-hour program offers an illuminating rearview mirror.

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    I Don't Have a Title Yet!

    This prosaically choreographed work by Regina Nejman is performed by four lackluster dancers and set to a forgettable hodgepodge of music interspersed with idiotic text.

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    ODC/Dance

    This top-notch San Francisco–based contemporary dance troupe is presenting a stimulating program that shows the opposite choreographic strengths of its artistic directors, Brenda Way and K.T. Nelson.

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    Anna Karenina

    This ravishing ballet, based on the Tolstoy novel, is ingeniously choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky and tells its tragic tale through efficient choreography, colorful music, and stunning sets and video projections.

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    Transcending Form

    Choreographer John Byrne's ambitious contemporary dance fable purports to express the idea of the transcending soul but doesn't find compelling ways to physically illustrate its weighty ideas.

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    Ballet Nacional de Cuba: La Magia de la Danza

    Appearing in New York for the first time in nearly a decade, Ballet Nacional de Cuba is offering a rousingly entertaining sampler of excerpts from six famous ballets.

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    360 Degree Dance Company

    Alessandra Prosperi and company artistic director Martin Løfsnes are exhilarating dancers, but unfortunately their choreography fails to reach the same high level of accomplishment.