The Dance: Alwin in Wonderland

As vaudeville shows go, it might have been conjured up by Ed Sullivan on an LSD binge. Right there onstage in living, quivering color, a formation of UFOs performed an aerial ballet. A chap in fluorescent lemon leotards wrestled with a space-age cobweb. Next came a drill team of Martian types outfitted with glowing lampshades, then seven creatures in baggy sacks who squiggled like giant amoebas in heat—all to the otherworldly twaaang, ratatatat, whizzz and kapow! of electronic music. It was called Vaudeville of the Elements, Choreographer Alwin Nikolais' latest excursion into...

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