Music: Seizing the Moment

He has the sinewy frame of a prizefighter and the finely chiseled, romantic head of a Chopin. Yet fellow dancers sometimes openly laugh at his exaggerated, stalking movements and the way his arms tend to undulate like reeds under a river. Technically, he is solidly schooled, and his physical embodiment of a musical line is superb. Yet one choreographer, sardonically noting the audience roars and whistles that greet his appearances, says: "I think he goes onstage with only one mission: to present himself as a salable commodity. He tends to relegate everything else...

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