- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 20, 2008

Atlas Performing Arts Center

1333 H St. NE. 202/399-7993, www.atlasarts.org

• Joy of Motion Dance Center’s Middle Eastern Dance Concert. Faculty, students and guest artists. 8 p.m. March 29. $25, $30.

Dance Place

3225 Eighth St. NE. 202/269-1600, www.danceplace.org

• Sharna Fabiano Tango. Argentine tango blended with contemporary dance and music. 8 p.m. March 29, 7 p.m. March 30. $8-$22.

• Victoria Marks: “Not About Iraq.” Politics as dance. 8 p.m. April 5; 7 p.m. April 6. $8-$22.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 888/945-2468, www.gmu.edu/cfa

• Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: “Chapel/Chapter.” Award-winning company specializing in “new wave” choreography. Concert Hall. 8 p.m. March 22. $22-$44.

Gunston Theatre One

2700 S. Lang Street, Arlington. 703/228-1850, www.arlingtonarts.org

• Noche de Carnaval with Los Quetzales Mexican Dance Ensemble. An evening of Mardi Gras with repertoire from the pre-Hispanic era and from Nayarit, Baja California and Durango; dance from Jalisco and Veracruz. 8 p.m. March 28; 7 p.m. March 29. $10, $15; $7 children under 10. 703/528-4142, www.quetzales.org

Harman Center for the Arts

610 F St. NW. 202/547-1122, www.shakespearetheatre.org/harmancenter

• WPAS: Merce Cunningham Dance Company: “EyeSpace.” A new work. IPods programmed with an original score will be distributed to all audience members. 8 p.m. March 27-29. $22-$67.

• The Washington Ballet: “High Lonesome.” Balanchine’s “The Four Temperaments,” Choo-San Goh’s “Fives,” Trey McIntyre’s “High Lonesome.” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. April 2-6. $30-$80.

Kennedy Center

Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• Shen Wei Dance Arts: “Connect Transfer.” The Chinese choreographer and his 12 dancers perform “live action painting” using multiple colors of paint on a trapezoid-shaped white canvas. 7:30 p.m. March 21, 22. $15-$48.

Kennedy Center

Millennium Stage, F Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. Performances start at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free. 202/467-4600, www.kennedy-center.org

• Dance from Okinawa. Led by Master Hirae Kinjo, dancers from a village on Okinawa, Japan, perform traditional folk dances. April 2.

• Contradiction Dance: An Exchange Between Life and Dance. Ensemble that blends modern, hip-hop, tap, and jazz elements with aspects of storytelling and theater. April 3.

• The Tamagawa University Dance Ensemble. New and traditional dances from Japan and Okinawa. April 10.

• Merasi. Dance troupe from Rajasthan, India, that melds sacred Hindu, Sufi, and traditional folk music. April 29.

•The ClancyWorks Dance Company. The Silver Spring ensemble, which uses dance to advance social action, performs “Noise,” “Taking Steps to Climbing Mountains,” and a new work. April 30.

Kennedy Center

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

• Performance Plus: Ballet 360 — A Day in My Shoes: The Dancer’s Life. Panelists Suzanne Farrell, Runqiao Du, Erin Mahoney-Du and Kara Genevieve Cooper talk about a life in dance. 4 p.m. March 30. $15-$36.

National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Resident Associates’ series, “China: An Incomparable Journey.” 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202/633-1000, www.nmnh.si.edu. For series tickets and information, 202/633-3030, www.smithsonianassociates.org

• The China Acrobat and Music Troupe. Opening event in the Smithsonian Resident Associates’ series, “China: An Incomparable Journey.” Musical, dance and acrobatic acts by this ensemble, a branch of the Arts Theatre of the China Coal Industry, established in 1947. Reception follows. 7 p.m. March 26. $30, $40.

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