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    Dance Review: 'Astral Converted'

    Choreographer Trisha Brown's infinitely interesting "Astral Converted" is a perfect work for contemporary art fans with a bent for architecture or geometry.

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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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    Merce Cunningham Dance Company: The Legacy Tour

    This polished performance of Merce Cunningham's evening-length work set to a John Cage score inspired by James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake" opens the famed modern dance troupe's penultimate U.S. engagement.

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    Haze

    Choreographed by Wang Yuanyuan, this ultimately unsatisfying 70-minute contemporary ballet piece is danced on a spongy mat and proves mesmerizing, beautiful, and fun for the first half-hour.

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    New York City Ballet: All Wheeldon

    A hallmark event, this performance of three ballets by Christopher Wheeldon, including the premiere of the luscious "Les Carillons," marks the company's first-ever all-Wheeldon program.

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    Streb: Kiss the Air!

    An undeniably unique display of physical daring, this show presents extreme athletic feats involving bungee cords, zip lines, springboards, and a rotating ladder yet is both exhilarating and maddeningly boring.

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    John Jasperse Company: Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking, and Flat Out Lies

    Experimental choreographer John Jasperse's "Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking, and Flat Out Lies," consists of about 30 minutes of captivating choreographic material prolonged into a sluggish 80-minute work.

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    Groovaloo

    The Groovaloos, a fresh-faced, 14-member Los Angeles–based troupe of expert hip-hop artists, is presenting a spiffy 85-minute show of locking, popping, free-styling, and spoken-word poetry.

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    Dance Review: 'David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group: Restless Eye'

    In “Restless Eye,” modern choreographer David Neumann puts the responsibility for making meaning out of his dances squarely on the audience’s shoulders.

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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.