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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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."