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Soledad Barrio (Antigona) and Juan Ogalla (Haemon) in Antigona.© Zarmik Moqtaderi. (Click image for larger version

Noche Flamenca – Antigona – New York

One of the most effective elements is also the most innovative: the inclusion of a dancer specializing in krumping…

Rosas in Rosas danst Rosas.© Herman Sorgeloos. (Click image for larger version)

Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker – Rosas danst Rosas – New York

Watching Rosas danst Rosas this weekend it was easy to understand why it still stands as a prime example of De Keersmaeker’s choreographic approach.

Robert Wilson – The Old Woman, staring Mikhail Baryshnikov – New York

In the end, the real pleasure of the evening is watching two extraordinary showmen…

Yuan Yuan Tan and Damian Smith in Edwaard Liang's Finding Light.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

Liang / Maliphant / Wheeldon – An evening Featuring Fang-Yi Sheu and Yuan Yuan Tan – London

No sets – just glorious lighting designs playing essential roles in the performances.

Eric Beauchesne with Peter Chu, Jiri Pokorny, Yannick Matthon, Jermaine Maurice Spivey in The Tempest Replica.© Jorg Baumann. (Click image for larger version)

Kidd Pivot – The Tempest Replica – New York

Over the course of an hour and a half the story is told, more or less, twice: first in swift pantomime (aided by projections) and then in a series of more intensely danced interludes.

Robert Wilson & Philip Glass' collaboration Einstein on the Beach.© Lesley Leslie-Spinks. (Click image for larger version)

Robert Wilson and Philip Glass – Einstein on the Beach – New York

This is the third mounting of the work since its première in 1976 at the Avignon Festival, where it quickly became the stuff of legend. What was this strange, endlessly-repetitive, oddly compelling work?

Sylvie Guillem in William Forsythe’s Rearray. © Bill Cooper. (Click image for larger version)

Sylvie Guillem – 6000 Miles Away – New York

The crowd erupted in cheers. Ek’s piece hints at another side of Guillem, a goofier, simpler human being beneath the veneer of the icon. If it feels a little coy, well, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. It’s a smart, well-calibrated program in every sense.

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