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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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    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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    Dido and Aeneas

    Though the enthralling “Dido and Aeneas” features ingenious choreography by Mark Morris, the music, especially Stephanie Blythe’s singing, is the star in this Mostly Mozart entry.

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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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    Dance Review: 'Paris Opera Ballet: Giselle'

    Paris Opera Ballet's enchanting performance of "Giselle" features humor, eloquent footwork, realistic acting, and a definitive interpretation of the Wilis.

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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: 'Limón Dance Company'

    Celebrating its 65th anniversary, the Limón Dance Company is offering superb renditions of works by José Limón, Jiri Kylián, and Rodrigo Pederneiras.

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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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    Untapped!

    A superbly entertaining show for all ages, this stimulating introduction to tap features five appealing male dancers backed by a three-piece rock band and a beat boxer.

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    Complexions Contemporary Ballet

    An entire evening of Dwight Rhoden's choreography is exhaustingly monotonous. The dances feel like chains of unmotivated tasks, which all become a wearisome waste of energy.