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At Ailey, a dance set to Coltrane finds a sombre radiance

Jamar Roberts, a veteran of the Ailey company, shows his softer side in his new work, Members Don't Get Weary, set to music by John Coltrane

Members Don't Get Weary was as emotional as it was virtuosic, especially in a duet between a grave, vulnerable Ghrai DeVore (left) and Bozeman, who took turns clasping each other in embraces or succinct lifts.

Above: Twyla Tharp's The Golden Section, the much-loved 1983 dance set to David Byrne's music, still shimmers.

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JOHN Coltrane and David Byrne aren't casual choices for a choreographer looking for dance music - at least they shouldn't be. Yet last week, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater proved that there's a place for both.

Twyla Tharp's The Golden Section, set to music by Byrne and

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