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    Dance Review: 'Brazil! Brazil!'

    This flashy, upbeat celebration of Brazilian music and dance is distinguished by its inclusion of freestyle footballers who delight us with soccer-ball juggling tricks.

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    Paul Taylor Dance Company

    Paul Taylor Dance Company proffered an uneven triple bill that sandwiched off-putting "Brief Encounters" between enchanting "Black Tuesday" and uncomfortable "Arden Court."

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    New York City Ballet

    The world premiere of Wayne McGregor's "Outlier" features squirmy squiggles and tight partner work. The women discharge leg extensions and stretches, but the ballet belongs to the men.

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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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    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.

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    New York City Ballet

    Lynne Taylor-Corbett's "The Seven Deadly Sins," featuring Patti LuPone, is musically and visually stunning, but choreographically it's less eventful than expected.

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    Richmond Ballet: Program A

    A versatile 17-member company, Virginia's Richmond Ballet opened its one-week season at the Joyce Theater with a vibrantly danced evening (Program A) of three fine contemporary ballets.

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    David Dorfman Dance: Prophets of Funk

    Set to Sly & the Family Stone recordings, this work pays tribute to the music and contains only hints of the political choreography for which David Dorfman is best known.

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    Dance Review: 'Shantala Shivalingappa: Namasya'

    Shantala Shivalingappa is a beguiling dancer, and though her evening of four solos includes a work by Pina Bausch, the modest program leaves one wanting.

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    Batsheva Dance Company: Project 5

    Artistic director of Israel's Batsheva Dance Company, Ohad Naharin is the most consistently enthralling choreographer on today's contemporary dance scene.