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Dancers in Flight


Calling all contemporary dancers! L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (DS April 2009) presents its newest dance adventure, Fight or Flight, with choreography by film, television and stage artists Kate Hutter, Scott Hislop and Adam Parson. Dec 4–6, 11–13;





Multimedia takes Brooklyn


New Yorkers, prepare to be captivated as innovative Australian dance company Chunky Move presents Mortal Engine, an exploration of the translation of bodily movement into light and sound. The show is part of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, which connects innovative artists with NYC’s adventurous audiences. Dec 9–12,





Nutcracker for a New Generation


Don’t let the title fool you: Canyon Movement Company’s The Nutcracker Suite in Modern Bare Feet makes room for an array of shoe-clad dancers. The annual show, playing in Flagstaff, AZ, features tap, pop and lock, gymnastics and diabolos (Chinese yo-yos). Don’t miss this alternative holiday experience! Dec 10–13;




South Africa meets North America


Washington, D.C., is in for a powerful dance treat as the Dance Place continues its devotion to cultural awareness with two new works by Lesole Maine: Without a Home and Nina. Both works are inspired by young children and adults in South Africa. Dec 12–13;




Top: Photo by Denise Leitner


Bottom: Photo by Brian Klimowski

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