A Night Of Modern Dance And Lap Dances

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The Paul Taylor Dance Company is doing a few weeks at the Koch Theater, and on Saturday night, I caught their performance of "Speaking In Tongues," a haunting work about the culty expressiveness of religion, followed by "Promethean Fire," a more crowd-pleasing explosion set to Bach.

From such a lofty perch, I continued my dance outing by going to a 22 West 39th Street basement, where the Adonis Lounge opened, with all kinds of barely clad males bumping it onstage and taking men to a private area to writhe around them. Very modern dance, with a hint of classicism for extra texture.

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I Almost Danced With Alvin Ailey!

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Antonio Douthit in "Streams"
Last Saturday, I saw a stunning Alvin Ailey evening of pieces like "Streams," "The Evolution of a Secured Feminine," and "Urban Folk Dance."

The night ended with "Minus 16," a jagged, exciting ensemble piece, performed in business suits and hats, with choreography by Ohad Naharin.

At one point, the dancers--all dressed in menswear, even the ladies--marched into the audience, looking for their prey.

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