- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 17, 2008

Alden Theatre

1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703/790-9223, www.mcleancenter.org

• Charu Narasimhan: An evening of dance in the classical South Indian style of Bharatanatyam. 8 p.m. April 26. $24, $30.

American Dance Institute

1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. 301/984-3003, americandance.org

• American Ballet Theatre II. American Ballet Theatre’s junior company of 13 young dancers in the world premiere of Aszure Barton’s “Barbara, Cake, Allegro Brillante” and the pas de deux from “Don Quixote.” 7 p.m. April 19; 2 p.m. April 20. $10, $20.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, University of Maryland, College Park. 301/405-ARTS, claricesmithcenter.umd.edu

• Maryland Dance Ensemble. Guest artists and student choreography. Dance Theatre. 8 p.m. Through April 18. $25.

• Take Five: Monica Bill Barnes & Company: Suddenly Summer Somewhere. Duet, with Anna Bass, explores how the passage of time affects the lives of two people. Dance Theatre. 5:30 p.m. April 29. Free.

Dance Place

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

• Leine and Roebana: “Sporen.” The Netherlands-based dance company. 8 p.m. April 19; 7 p.m. April 20. $8-$22.

• Deborah Riley Dance Projects’ 20th Anniversary Performance. Works include “Steel Angel,” “Old Cronies” and a new work in progress called “Place.” 8 p.m. April 26; 7 p.m. April 27. $8-$22.

• CrossCurrents Dance Company. Diverse choreographic visions come together in the language of dance. 8 p.m. May 3, 7 p.m. May 4. $8-$22.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

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

• GMU Dance Company May Concert. Dance Performance Studio. 8 p.m. May 1-3. $7, $10.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

730 21st St. NW. 202/994-6800, 301/808-6900 or ticketmaster.com; www.lisner.org

• Third annual Capitol Movement Project Dance Concert. The local nonprofit brings underprivileged dancers together with top professional teachers and choreographers. 8 p.m. April 26, 2 p.m. April 27. $25, $45. See www.capitolmovement.org.

Harman Center for the Arts

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

• Happenings at the Harman: Silk Road Dance Ensemble. The award-winning company in traditional dance and costuming from the Silk Road. Noon April 30. $10. Reservations requested but not required. Call 202/547-3230, option 1 to reserve a space. Boxed lunches available on request. $10 each.

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

• Merasi. Dance troupe from Rajasthan, India, 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: Black Grace master class. The all-male New Zealand dance troupe, made up mostly of Pacific Islanders and Maori tribe members, in a 90-minute intermediate to advanced master class. 11 a.m. April 26. $15. Sold out.

• Black Grace. Fusing the traditional and contemporary dance forms of New Zealand. 7:30 p.m. April 25, 26. $36. Sold out. Post-performance discussion April 25, free with performance ticket.

The Lyceum

201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. 703/838-4994, www.alexandriahistory.org

• Alexandria Performing Arts Association: Dance in the Round with Tehreema Mitha. Dance inspired by India. 4 p.m. April 27. Free. Donations accepted. Information: 703/549-1421, www.wmpa.us

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410/280-5640, www.marylandhall.org

• Ballet Theatre of Maryland: “Annapolis Anthologies.” Premiere of a work created for the Annapolis Charter 300 celebrations, telling the story of Annapolis’ Grace Clark, who taught dancing for 40 years and showed blacks how dance can overcome any barrier. 7 p.m. April 19; 2 p.m. April 20. $18-$43.

Strathmore: The Music Center

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301/581-5100, www.strathmore.org

• Philadanco. The Philadelphia-based modern dance troupe in a program of material rooted in jazz, modern and African traditions. 8 p.m. May 16. $18-$38.


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