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Ballet dancers get naked (emotionally) in a modern Limón work

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(Above, from left) Dancers Jorge Andres Villarini, Stephanie Rae Williams and Ross Katen rehearsing the reconfigured version of Chaconne with artistic directors Colin Connor and Virginia Johnson.

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Dancers Jorge Andres Villarini, Stephanie Rae Williams and Ross Katen rehearsing the reconfigured version of Chaconne with artistic directors Colin Connor and Virginia Johnson (above, from left).

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"MODERN dance," the choreographer José Limón wrote in 1965, "is not a 'popular art'." Nor is it an advertiser's dream. "A pretty ballerina in a pert tutu and pink toe shoe," he continued, "is a much more fetching sales pitch than a vision of a barefoot dancer in a species of

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