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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.