Best of 2007 - Dance
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Best of 2007 - Dance

Lloyd Riggins, left, as Gustav von Aschenbach, and Edvin Revazov as Tadzio perform a duet in Hamburg Ballet’s presentation of John Neumeier’s daring, full-evening story ballet “Death in Venice” at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. (Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times)
Sara Baras offered an irresistible taste of Spain’s new era of grand-scale, hyper-glamorous flamenco in a program titled “Sabores,” part of UCLA Live at Royce Hall. (Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times)
The Joffrey Ballet performs a newly revised version of Twyla Tharp’s heady, Beach Boys-fueled 1973 pop suite “Deuce Coupe.” (Herbert Migdoll)
At UCLA’s Royce Hall, Akram Khan performs a kathak routine, which is danced barefoot. Khan also performed with classical dancer Sylvie Guillem, making for a starry experiment in person-to-person and culture-to-culture interplay. (Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times)
Kyoto butoh master Katsura Kan joins Canadian dancer Gabriella Daris in a haunting duet, part of “Global Butoh” at Highways Performance Space. (Alex Gallardo/Los Angeles Times)
Angelin Preljocaj’s choreography is featured in the 2006 film “Pavillon Noir,” part of Dance Camera West’s film festival lineup this year. (Dance Camera West)
Dazzling, tireless tap dance star Savion Glover, performing at the Hollywood Bowl in July. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
One of the year’s break-through events, “Foreign Bodies,” choreographed by Jacques Heim, had Diavolo Dance Theater members peforming to Esa-Pekka Salonen’s 2001 composition of the same name, accompanied by the L.A. Philharmonic. (Christine Cotter/Los Angeles Times)
Julie Shanahan moves past a whale hulk in the quirky, fascinating, overextended and rule-breaking extravaganza “Ten Chi” from Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, receiving its North American premiere at Royce Hall. (Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times)