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Rogue's gallery.

Caption: TOP ROW Under their spell: Frederick Ashton bares his claws as the enchanter Kostchei in The Firebird; Wendy Whelan prepares to destroy her hapless prey as the novice in the NYCB production of Jerome Robbins' The Cage; Dracula, as conceived by Colorado Ballet, has emerged a newly popular villain.

MIDDLE ROW Nasty, nasty: Roland Petit portrays mad-scientist-turned-baddie Dr. Coppelius in his own staging of Coppelia; members of Dairakudakan performing in Ryuba; a poisonous Lucas Hoving as lago (with his hands on the shoulders of Jose Limon's Othello) in the Liman classic The Moor's Pavane.

BOTTOM ROW Evil as metaphor: Maria Calegari enthroned in triumph as the seductive siren in the NYCB production of George Balanchine's Prodigal Son. The evil of economics: The war profiteers planning death and destruction in Kurt Jooss' 1932 The Green Table, here in the original production by Ballets Jooss.

TOP ROW Hell hath no fury: Zenaida Yanowsky as Carabosse in The Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty; Nils Bjorn Larsen as Madge and Felipe Diaz as James in the San Francisco Ballet staging of La Sylphide; MarieClaude Pietragalla as the Accused in the Paris Opera Ballet staging of Agnes de Mille's Fall River Legend.

MIDDLE ROW Bad as they wanna be: Alexei Charov portrays von Rothbart and Riolama Lorenzo is his Degas-inspired Odette in Christopher Wheeldon's new Swan Lake for Pennsylvania Ballet; Mark Fucik, Renee Jaworski, and Jennifer Macavinta in Alison Chase's Night of the Dark Moon for Pilobolus Dance Theatre.

BOTTOM ROW Just don't try pushing them around: The sultan in the Milwaukee Ballet staging of Scheherazade; Anita Paciotti and Yuri Possokhov in the SFB staging of Flemming Flindt's The Lesson; MariaClaude Pietragalla as Death in the POB staging of Roland Petit's Le Jeune Homme et La Mort.
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Title Annotation:Evil; dancers portray evil
Publication:Dance Magazine
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Date:Oct 1, 2004
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