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August 3   -   ArtsJournal: music

Dirty Dancing: Choreographer Trajal Harrell Shakes Things (Ahem) Up

"The voguing balls of Harlem, the hoochie koochie dances of rural America, the elaborate, prancing gait of runway models - these aren't influences that routinely feature in contemporary dance. Yet for the American choreographer Trajal Harrell they've proved extraordinarily fertile. ... His pieces might feature a man posing semi-naked in a pair of Hermès scarves, a woman encased in a small black cube meticulously removing her swimsuit, or a man in a gaudy oriental skirt, gravely shaking his booty."

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