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Akram Khan's dance show at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre yesterday was a bit of a drag. I think the fantastic performers were let down by a poor script and some sort of lack of rhythm. I don't know exactly it was that was missing but something seemed to be wrong. The music was excellent and the dances were good in the "Cirque-du-soleil" way but there was no fluidity. The movements seemed to stop midway and were often too fast to register fully. The play of bright lights or haze was a bit too jarring and hurt the eyes without really providing the kind of effect one probably hopes to achieve.