- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 28, 2008

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

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

• Take Five: Laura Schandelmeier and Stephen Clapp. Theatrical dance duo explores the intimate relationship between two people. Kogod Studio Theatre. 5:30 p.m. March 4. Free.

• UM Department of Dance: Ryan Chrisman: Place(d). MFA candidate in a site-specific work that investigates the interplay between what currently exists in the natural space and what is not there every day. Dance Department’s Dance Courtyard. 7 and 8:30 p.m. March 6 and 7. $20. Space limited.

Dance Place

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

• VTDance and Inspirit. Two contemporary dance ensembles cover a wide range. 8 p.m. March 8; 4 p.m. March 9. $8-$22.

• Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater: “Katrina, Katrina: Love Letters to New Orleans.” A live documentary of dance, spoken word, video and music from New Orleans. 8 p.m. March 15; 7 p.m. March 16. $8-$22.

Harman Center for the Arts

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

• CityDance Ensemble: Shakespeare’s Sonnets. The sonnets set to original choreography and new music. 8 p.m. March 7 and 8; 7 p.m. March 9. $15-$35.

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

• Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance. The Silver Spring school in a pre-St. Patrick’s Day demonstration of Irish tradition. March 8.

• CrossCurrents Dance Company. The Gaithersburg ensemble specializes in new works by emerging choreographers. March 10.

Kennedy Center

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

• New York City Ballet. Works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28-March 2; 1:30 p.m. March 1 and 2. $29-$110.

Parilla Performing Arts Center

Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 240/567-7542, montgomerycollege.edu/PAC

• St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre: “Giselle.” A fully staged, full-length production by one of Russia’s most distinguished classical companies. 8 p.m. March 12. $42, $44.

Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. Parking $5. 703/845-6156, www.nvcc.edu/schlesingercenter

• Jane Franklin Dance: “Sound Walk.” Music by the Splash ensemble, the Nova String Quartet and the Alexandria Choral Society Children’s Chorus. Dance and music collaborate to form a picture of a community. 8 p.m. March 1. $16-$30. 703/298-3235, www.janefranklin.com

• Bowen McCauley Dance. With the Alexandria Symphony and Alexandria Choral Society. Premieres set to Faure, Purcell and Handel. 8 p.m. March 8; 3 p.m. March 9. 703/524-4641, www.bmdc.org

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