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“Watching Ligeti Move: Three Ballets by Christopher Wheeldon”; “Rules of Engagement”

Any one of Christopher Wheeldon’s dances to Ligeti would confirm this choreographer’s astute craft and hint at an originality still struggling to emerge from a self-imposed tutelage under great masters. All three pieces proved that more can be less. The thrill of JoAnna Mendl Shaw’s Rules of Engagement lay in the danger one sensed–and the erotic undercurrent present–in the close encounters of beast and human. Village Voice 11/1/05

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