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    Netta Yerushalmy’s Rites of Modern Dance

    Her project “Paramodernities” — an ambitious deconstruction of works by six canonical moderns — features this reimagined version of Nijinsky’s “Rite of Spring.”

    By Gia Kourlas

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    The Freedom of Letting Your Hair Go

    Okwui Okpokwasili’s “Adaku’s Revolt,” a work for young audiences, focuses on a girl who challenges conventional beauty standards by choosing natural hair.

    By Gia Kourlas

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    Practice Makes Less Impossible

    “It’s pretty scary”: Melissa Toogood and American Ballet Theater’s Calvin Royal III dance a difficult duet from Merce Cunningham’s “Scenario.”

    By Gia Kourlas

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    The Most Powerful Woman You’ve Ever Seen

    Sara Mearns of New York City Ballet dances a portion of her role as the Siren in George Balanchine’s “Prodigal Son.”

    By Gia Kourlas

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    The Heartbeat of ‘Choir Boy’

    The choreographer Camille A. Brown deftly uses the tradition of step to add “a heartbeat to the story” of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s musical play, now on Broadway.

    By Gia Kourlas


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    The Week in Arts: Idris Elba, Taking on War and José González

    Elba drives up with both a film and a Netflix series that revisit his other life, that of a D.J.

    By The New York Times

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    10 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

    By Brian Schaefer

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    Hubbard Street Dance Gets a Lift From Ohad Naharin

    Is a dancer willing to fail? Mr. Naharin’s “Decadance/Chicago” reveals the courage within grace. But Crystal Pite’s program makes the dancers anonymous.

    By Gia Kourlas

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    Two Flamenco Divas, Two Kinds of Showmanship

    Sara Baras’s show is like a pop diva’s concert. Soledad Barrio’s is bare bones — with nothing to hide behind, nothing to get in the way.

    By Brian Seibert

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    Review: William Forsythe Brings a New Playlist to Boston

    Mr. Forsythe’s first work for an American ballet company in almost 30 years isn’t controversial. It’s conservative. And fun.

    By Brian Seibert

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    Making Dances in the Shadow of Merce Cunningham

    Four choreographers who came out of Cunningham’s company discuss the anxiety of influence as they prepare premieres for the Harkness Dance Festival.

    By Brian Seibert

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    9 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

    Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

    By Gia Kourlas

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    ‘Seraphic Track Stars’ Dancing About Freedom at the Met

    City Ballet’s Silas Farley takes over three galleries at the Met in a dance to spirituals and songs written by men in San Quentin prison.

    By Gia Kourlas

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    Marcia Dale Weary, Heartland Ballet Teacher, Is Dead at 82

    Ms. Weary’s school in rural Pennsylvania produced an enormous number of professional dancers and stars at major companies.

    By Marina Harss

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    This Week in the Arts: ‘Catastrophe,’ Puppets in ‘Ashes’ and Jia Zhangke

    Fresh from sharing a major award with Grandmaster Flash, the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter returns to Carnegie Hall with Lambert Orkis nearly 30 years after her debut there.

    By The New York Times