Robert Johnson: A Captivating Look at Love, by Doug Elkins

Marina Levitskaya

Carolyn Cryer, Elias Rosa, and Donnell Oakley in "O, round desire" by Doug Elkins.

Perhaps no choreographer has been as successful as Doug Elkins in merging hip-hop culture with contemporary dance. An ingenious and beautiful work like Elkins’ O, round desire, which received its premiere as part of a mixed bill at Montclair State University on Thursday (and will also be presented Friday through Sunday), takes competitive solo forms like breakdancing and vogueing, and refashions them for the theater.

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