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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

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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.

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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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