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    Romeo and Juliet

    This "Romeo and Juliet" is the real deal. Even if you just saw New York City Ballet's hideous "Romeo + Juliet" this spring—or caught it on PBS in May—you'll want to revisit Shakespeare's tragic love story at American Ballet Theatre.

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    Lyon Opera Ballet

    Despite its name, France's Lyon Opera Ballet is proffering a full evening of choreography that abounds in modern-dance sensibilities, with nary a pointe shoe in sight.

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    Elisa Monte Dance

    Elisa Monte Dance launched a weeklong season at the Joyce Theater with an opening-night gala featuring four works choreographed by Monte over a span of 32 years.

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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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    Ailey II

    Except in Kyle Abraham's fine "The Corner," the dancers far outshine their material in this latest offering from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's junior company.

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    Peter and the Wolf

    For the first time ever, the Prokofiev estate has allowed the composer's "Peter and the Wolf" to be performed in conjunction with a new work.

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    Tere O'Connor Dance: Wrought Iron Fog

    Choreographer Tere O'Connor's "Wrought Iron Fog" is chock full of peculiar physical actions and interactions, organized into well-shaped episodes that often include strange, static displays of emotion.

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    New York City Ballet

    For its first-ever fall season at Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet is offering four weeks of mixed bills that are giving audiences a chance to catch up with some of the new ballets.

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    Dance Review: 'Last Touch First'

    Choreographed by Jirí Kylián and Michael Schumacher and performed by former members of Nederlands Dans Theater, “Last Touch First” is a triumph.

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    Richard Alston Dance Company

    One of the U.K.'s most revered contemporary choreographers, Richard Alston makes dances that feel proper and well-organized, exuding a stereotypically British sense of reserve and formality.