By Alexandra TomalonisSpecial to The Washington Post
October 14, 2002 Anjelin Preljocaj has a well-deserved reputation for being bold and provocative. The two works his Ballet Preljocaj brought to the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater Friday night teased the brain as well as the senses, and his dancers are as gorgeous and invincible as any around. In “Helikopter,” Preljocaj responds to the difficult, grating score--Karlheinz Stockhausen’s 1994 work, “Helikopter Quartet,” composed for four violins and four helicopters--as an abstract painter might. He takes and breaks images of rotation and flight, at times using the six dancers to construct shapes like living Tinker Toys, at times sending them through the air like flying rotor blades--or swastikas.