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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.

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    Keigwin + Company

    Well known as one of the most fun-loving choreographers on the downtown dance scene, Larry Keigwin shows off his talent to amuse during the opening half of the program.

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    The Hard Nut

    Choreographed in 1991 by Mark Morris and being presented in New York for the first time since 2002, "The Hard Nut," performed by Mark Morris Dance Group, is as tickling as ever.

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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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    Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

    Masterfully crafted, ingeniously musical, naturally lyrical, and bubbling with pleasing body shapes and effervescent motion, Lar Lubovitch's choreography is the pink champagne of modern dance.

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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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    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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    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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    Parsons Dance

    David Parsons' choreographic style might be tagged "modern dance lite," yet out of a buoyant lexicon grounded in selective borrowings from classical ballet, Graham technique, and Paul Taylor Parsons conjures intricate, expressive, and engaging dances.

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    Shen Wei Dance Arts

    With this latest work, choreographer-designer Shen Wei seems to be moving—or at least looking—backward, embracing the past rather than evolving new approaches to the art of dance.