- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 4, 2000

DANCEBaryshnikov's projectMikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project presents "PastForward: The Influence of the Post Moderns" at 8 p.m. Friday and next Saturday at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. The program features revivals by choreographers Lucinda Childs, Trisha Brown, Steve Paxton, David Gordon, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer — all veterans of the Judson Dance Group in New York's Greenwich Village in the 1960s. It also will showcase new pieces by Miss Rainer and Mr. Gordon and a work by Deborah Hay commissioned by the Washington Performing Arts Society. Mr. Baryshnikov formed the White Oak Dance Project in 1990 with dancer-choreographer Mark Morris. It focuses on modern dance. 703/218-6500.

Dracula themeArlington Dance Theatre and its new artistic director, Mark Mejia, will stage "Dracula, the Ballet" at 8 tonight and 2 p.m. tomorrow at the George Mason High School Theater, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. The cast includes Bat Erdene Udval, a silver medalist in the international ballet competition in Moscow, and Linda Kintz, an international guest artist. 703/524-4750.

CLASSICAL'Symphony' of voicesNorman Scribner, music director of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, leads a 60-member children's chorus, an expanded adult chorus of 250 singers and an orchestra of 100 musicians in Mahler's Symphony No. 8, or "Symphony of a Thousand," at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Soloists for the concert at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW, include sopranos Lisa Willson and Janice Chandler, altos Christina Wilcox and Linda Maguire, tenor Ian DeNolfo, baritone Zheng Zhou and bass Gary Relyea. 202/46704600 or 202/244-3669.

New choral groupChoralis, a new 50-voice mixed choral ensemble, will present its inaugural concert at 8 tonight at Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 255 E. Broad St., Falls Church. In a program titled "The French Connection," Choralis will do Joseph Jongen's rarely performed "Mass" and Gabriel Faure's "Requiem." Echos, a 20-voice chamber choir of select Choralis singers, will perform Maurice Durufle's set of four motets for a cappella chorus. Soprano Adina Kazyak Ordonez and baritone Kerry Wilkerson are joining Choralis for the concert. 703/237-2499.

ON VIEWSavoring SavannahThe Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., presents a photographic exhibit titled "Jewels in the Crown: The Architecture of the Savannah Plan" from Friday through Jan. 5 at the American Institute of Architects Headquarters Gallery, 1735 New York Ave. NW. Co-sponsor is the American Architectural Foundation. Savannah is well-known for its many town squares. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. 202/879-7766.

Lakota traditionsAs part of the Smithsonian Institution's celebration of American Indian Heritage Month in November, the Discovery Theater is running the show "Songs of the Dakotas: Reuben Fast Horse" next Monday through Thursday at 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the National Museum of Natural History's Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. The film focuses on Lakota tribal traditions. 202/357-1500.

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