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Stylish 'MASCULUS' overwhelmed by its excesses

Stylish 'MASCULUS' overwhelmed by its excesses

Sometimes you let a kid loose in a candy store, and the results are not pretty. Judgment goes out the window; excess ensues. That might have been the case with LEVELdance's "MASCULUS" program, which ran Friday and Saturday at the Athenaeum. Here the goodies were eight fabulous dancers, most of them formerly with River North, Thodos, Giordano and the Joffrey. The other goody was gifted lighting designer Joshua Paul Weckesser, who co-founded and co-directs two-year-old LEVELdance with award-winning choreographer Eddy Ocampo. Faced with an array of tasty stuff, the four "MASCULUS" choreographers all created works using six or seven people. Three of the four pieces...

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