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BAAND TOGETHER DANCE FESTIVAL : Review by Celia Ipiotis Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Rennie Harris' Lazarus. Photo by Erin Baiano #Dance #NYCB, #ABT, #DTH, #Alvin Ailey American Dance, #Ballet Hispanico  BAAND TOGETHER DANCE FESTIVAL How do you know you're back in NYC? Here's one clue: You order food, then ask for bread and the waiter snaps, "You ordered enough food. You don't need the bread."  Happy days are back, or so we hope, and Lincoln Center celebrated with a "who's who" of dance performance series at Damrosch Park. Energy buzzed  the spiraling lines of dance lovers intent on getting a seat and embracing friends not seen for months on end. Robert Battle (artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) giddily welcomed the audience and introduced the program that crackled with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performing an excerpt from Rennie Harris' evening length work  Lazarus . The punchy, hip-hop based piece rev