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The best dance performances and dance events in NYC

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Get swept away by Daniel Ezralow's dance spectacle Pearl at Lincoln Center

Daniel Ezralow's dance-theater extravaganza about the great writer Pearl S. Buck is literally awash in images

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The best dance shows this fall in NYC

A glut of wonderful shows forces us to make tough choices for this fall season’s best dance picks in New York

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Stunning sunset images from the Battery Dance Festival

Five companies danced the night away in front of the Statue of Liberty

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Noche Flamenca: Antigona

Martín Santangelo and Soledad Barrio give an Ancient Greek tragedy sensational new moves

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Critics’ picks: Dance

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koosil-ja: I am capitalism

The avant-garde choreographer koosil-ja works with sound and video artist Geoff Matters to examine (and root out) the ways capitalist systems are embedded in the body itself.

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Things to do

Harlem Meer Performance Festival

Fill the dog days of summer with jazz, blues and Latin jams at this weekly lakeside performance series. Bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy while you listen to Cuban charanga and salsa band Típica 73.

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Louise Lecavalier: So Blue

The astonishing star dancer of La La La Human Steps has long since herself become a choreographer, and this first full-length creation by the 56-year-old Canadian dynamo (and her collaborator France Bruyère) opens the New York Live Arts fall season with a bang.

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Movement Research at the Judson Church

Judson Church has a long and storied connection to modern dance, and Movement Research's series continues to place this holy spot at the forefront of the form. A group of peer artists selects the program of experimental choreography, which tends to place its focus on those works that are still in process rather than finished products. In September, the lineup includes Barbie Diewald, Alina Ruiz Folini, Angela Goh and Kensaku Shinohara (Sept 14); Taja Lindley, Sari Nordman, Jen Rosenblit and David Thomson (Sept 21); and Marc Arthur, Jasmine Hearn, Launch Movement Experiment and Rosalind Goldberg (Sept 28).

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Exclusive: Watch a behind-the-scenes video from Broadway's An American in Paris

The most exciting new offering for dance fans has been An American in Paris

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Leanne Cope trades in the Royal Ballet for Broadway

The ballerina stars in An American in Paris, directed by Christopher Wheeldon

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Rashaun Mitchell goes the distance in his new dance

The choreographer and former Merce Cunningham dancer unveils Light Years at New York Live Arts

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Eran Bugge weighs in on the new season of Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance

Paul Taylor calls her “my bug.” For the rest of us, Eran Bugge is a strong, sumptuous dancer who has transformed from an ingenue into a performer of radiant depth during her time as a member of Taylor’s company.

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Dance in pictures

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See the spectacle that is David Byrne’s Contemporary Color

David Byrne assembled color guard teams for this epic spectacular

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Check out our photos of contemporary performance Exodus at Alvin Ailey

Hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris premieres his new work at Alvin Ailey Dance Company

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Get swept away with our sneak peek of Judith Jamison's A Case of You

Take a look at Jamison's ecstatically sensual duet, now on stage in the Alvin Ailey Dance Company season

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See photos of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s new lineup

The renowned company brings its signature style back to Lincoln Center with their new season

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Check out shots of the Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris presents his company in a spectacular season at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

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Check out shots of Dance Cartel at NYLA

Ani Taj and the Dance Cartel present an in-progress showing of Wet Clutch

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