- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 3, 2008

Dance Place

3225 Eighth St. NE. 202/269-1600.

• Levydance: “Bone Lines.” Explores artistic director Benjamin Levy’s Persian Jewish heritage and his family’s exile from Iran in the 1970s. 8 p.m. Jan. 5; 4 p.m. Jan. 6. $8-$22.

• KDNY: “Charges from Domremy.” The New York company tells the story of Joan of Arc. 8 p.m. Jan. 12, 4 p.m. Jan. 13. $8-$22.

• KanKouran West African Dance Company. Troupe led by natives of Senegal perform in honor of Martin Luther King. 8 p.m. Jan. 19, 4 p.m. Jan. 20. $8-$22. Performance Jan. 20 is free for one child 12 and younger with each paying adult.

Gala Hispanic Theatre

3333 14th St. NW. 202/234-7174.

Kennedy Center

Family Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• Pacifico Dance Company. California’s premier Mexican folk dance ensemble. 1:30, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Jan. 20. $18. Some performances sold out.

• Step Afrika! The District’s own professional dance company devoted to stepping. 1:30, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Jan. 27. $18. All performances sold out.

Kennedy Center

Opera House, 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• Kirov Ballet: “La Bayadere.” The 1941 three-act Soviet version of Marius Petipa’s classic tale of a young warrior and a beautiful temple dancer in old India. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22-26, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27. $47-$130.

• American Ballet Theatre: “The Sleeping Beauty.” The new staging by Kevin McKenzie and Gelsey Kirkland, set to Tchaikovsky’s score. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29-Feb. 2; 1:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2. $29-$110.

Kennedy Center

Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• Tania Perez-Salas Compania de Danza. Accomplished Mexican company of 12 men and women known for its theatricality. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19. $36. Sold out.

Music Center at Strathmore

Studio 405, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. 301/581-5200, www.strathmore.org

• Moiseyev Dance Company. Company of 65 dancers dedicated to preserving the folk dances of Russia. Featuring the North American premiere of “Tatarochka,” a work depicting the athletic prowess of the Tartars of the Crimea. 8 p.m. Jan. 10, 11. $21-$60.

Washington School of Ballet

3515 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202/362-3606, www.washingtonballet.org/school

• “Injury Prevention for Adolescent Dancers.” Dance wellness workshop for adolescent dancers, their parents and instructors, by the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet and run by an NYCB physical therapist. One-hour sessions: 2:45-3:45 p.m., ages 12-13; 4:15-5:15 p.m., ages 14-15; 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m., ages 16-18. Parent or legal guardian must accompany workshop participants younger than 18 at registration to complete a waiver and release agreement. 2:45-6:45 p.m. Jan. 5. Free. For information: 212/870-4068 or e-mail wellness@nycballet.com. See also www.sab.org, www.nycballet.com

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