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    Stars and Stripes (and Trocks) Forever

    “You can’t force Lucille Ball to be Gracie Allen” and other lessons from the artistic director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, which returns to the Joyce Theater this week.

    By Gia Kourlas

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    Ghosts of ‘Nutcracker’ Past, Preserved on Film

    Alexander Shiryaev’s animated movie, from the early 20th century, shows a dance instantly recognizable as the Candy Cane solo from George Balanchine’s version of the holiday classic.

    By Marina Harss

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      Best Dance of 2018

      Our critics choose the best dance moments of a year crowded with major retrospectives and important new works.

      By Alastair Macaulay, Gia Kourlas, Brian Seibert and Siobhan Burke


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    Circles, Stars and Then Down the Drain

    We went underwater to bring you the synchronized swimmers of the Manhattan Plaza Health Club performing a section of “Wish.”

    By Gia Kourlas

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    A Portrait of Steve Paxton

    Nicholas Sciscione dances a 2017 iteration of Mr. Paxton’s solo “Excerpts From Goldberg Variation.” “It’s about finding the Zen of being within the notes,” he says.

    By Gia Kourlas

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    The Only Bird Out There (Searching)

    “It’s like I’m flying”: Jacqueline Green performs a portion of the luminous solo from Alvin Ailey’s “Lark Ascending.”

    By Gia Kourlas

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    A Holy Feeling

    Dancing to music sung by Anthony Roth Costanzo “feels like something has airlifted me off the ground, like I could float up to the ceiling,” says Ron Myles.

    By Gia Kourlas

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    The Flowy Freedom of ‘Fantasque’

    The joyful finale of John Heginbotham’s “Fantasque,” set to music by Respighi, reminds the dancer Lindsey Jones of the “flowy freedom” of Isadora Duncan.

    By Gia Kourlas


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    A Lucinda Childs Dance for Wendy Whelan Is Coming to Jacob’s Pillow

    “THE DAY,” a premiere conceived by the cellist Maya Beiser and with music by David Lang, is among the works on tap for the dance festival in 2019.

    By Joshua Barone

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    Review: A Dreamy, Madcap World of Things and the Ungraspable

    In the dance “To the Things Themselves!,” the choreographer Neil Greenberg creates a world that’s easy to enjoy, a series of moments to get lost in.

    By Siobhan Burke

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    The Week in Arts: Chris Thile, J.K. Simmons, Handel’s ‘Messiah’

    The host of American Public Media’s “Live From Here” is broadcasting weekly from Town Hall in Manhattan.

    By The New York Times

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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 Brian Schaefer

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    Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces 5 New Fellows

    The center has expanded its fellowship program this year in honor of Merce Cunningham’s centennial.

    By Peter Libbey

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    Review: The Singing Feet of Michelle Dorrance’s Dancers

    In “Elemental,” at BAM Fisher, the dancers do something elementary: They teach you to listen, while playing the building like an instrument.

    By Brian Seibert

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    The African Toll of the Great War, in Song and Shadows

    A fiercely beautiful historical pageant by the South African artist William Kentridge commemorates a million Africans who died in World War I.

    By Jason Farago

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    The Holidays in New York City: An Event Guide

    The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, a site-specific “Christmas Carol” and more concerts, plays and events this holiday season.

    By Joshua Barone

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    The Everyday Ballet

    When ordinary acts become moments of extraordinary grace.

    By Justin Peck

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    The Year's Great Performers Dancing in a Series of Short Films

    Julia Roberts, Lakeith Stanfield, Ethan Hawke, Yalitza Aparicio and more of the year's best actors in a series of original dance flicks.

    By Justin Peck