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    Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

    This updated contemporary-dance version of the 19th-century ballet classic is rich in serious emotional content and sharp satirical detail, making for powerful, hard-edged theater.

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    Dance Review: 'Smuin Ballet'

    Smuin Ballet' s exhilarating evening of highly entertaining dances by Trey McIntyre, Michael Smuin, and Amy Seiwert, is performed with polished gusto.

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    Dance Review: 'Ballet Hispanico'

    Ballet Hispanico presents a smart work by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, an uninspired premiere by Ronald K. Brown, and a flop by artistic director Eduardo Vilaro.

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    Martha@...The 1963 Interview

    Famed Martha Graham impersonator Richard Move is stupendous in this re-creation of a 1963 interview with the modern-dance genius, with Lisa Kron masterful as Graham's interviewer.

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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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    American Ballet Theatre: From Classic to Premieres

    In an ambitious mixed bill, American Ballet Theatre is presenting an enlightening display of masterful choreography that demonstrates why the creators are considered great dance makers.

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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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    Dance Review: 'Take Dance: Salaryman'

    This is a powerful one-act contemporary dance piece about Japanese businessmen to which its choreographer, Takehiro Ueyama, unfortunately has added a cumbersome 30-minute second half.

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    Pacific Northwest Ballet

    While certainly not a disappointment, the Joyce Theater debut of Pacific Northwest Ballet, one of America's finest ballet troupes, was less enchanting than expected.

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    Merce Cunningham Dance Company: The Legacy Tour

    This polished performance of Merce Cunningham's evening-length work set to a John Cage score inspired by James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake" opens the famed modern dance troupe's penultimate U.S. engagement.