- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 7, 2008

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

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

• UM Department of Dance: John Jasperse. Dance Theatre. 2 p.m. Feb. 9. Free.

• UM Department of Dance: Donna Uchizono. 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Free.

Dance Place

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

• Black Expressions: Dance! Local choreographer Aysha Upchurch teams with New York-based Princess Grace award winner Camille Brown. 8 p.m. Feb. 9; 4 p.m. Feb. 10. $8-$22.

• Washington Reflections Dance Company. Promoting the voice of the inner city. 8 p.m. Feb. 16; 4 p.m. Feb. 17. $8-$22.

• Coyaba Dance Theater. West African dance and music infuse Artistic Director and founder Sylvia Soumah’s “Destiny.” 8 p.m. Feb. 23; 4 p.m. Feb. 24. $8-$22. Feb. 24 performance is free for one child 12 and under with each paying adult.

George Mason University Center for the Arts

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

• Mark Morris Dance Group: “Dido and Aeneas.” Purcell’s operatic retelling of the Aeneid. Choreographed by Mr. Morris, who also conducts a chamber orchestra, chorus and vocal soloists. 8 p.m. Feb. 15, 16. $25-$50.

George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

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

• Eighth Annual Flamenco Festival: “Cuatro Esquinas” (“Four Corners”). Flamenco singers Carmen Linares and Miguel Poveda, guitarist Juan Carlos Romero and dancer Pastora Galvan range across the form from its Gypsy roots to contemporary innovations. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. $35-$55.

• Eighth Annual Flamenco Festival: Tomatito Quintet. Gypsy guitarist Tomatito, his ensemble and Gypsy dancer Jose Maya. 7 p.m. Feb. 10. $35-$55.

• Eighth Annual Flamenco Festival: Gala Flamenca: Mujeres. Three generations of dancers honor the women of flamenco. With Merche Esmeralda, Belen Maya, Rocio Molina, Diana Navarro. 7 p.m. Feb. 12. $35-$60.

• Eighth Annual Flamenco Festival: Ballet Flamenco: Eva Yerbabuena. The prize-winning dancer with her company of dancers and musicians in the Washington premiere of her new show, “Santo y Sena” (“Signs and Wonders”). 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 15. $35-$60.

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

KC Cafe, 2700 F St. NW. 202/467-4600, kennedy-center.org

• Strange Kinoko Dance Company. All-female dance company in the world premiere of “Flowers,” a new site-specific piece created for the Kennedy Center Japan festival. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” 2 and 5 p.m. Feb. 16. Free.

Kennedy Center

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

• Kenichi Ebina. A solo self-taught dance performer and the first and only two-time grand champion in the history of “Showtime at the Apollo” in dance ranging from freestyle hip-hop to poppin’, lockin’, mime, house, jazz, contemporary, and ethnic dance. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” Feb. 11.

• Strange Kinoko Dance Company. All-female dance company in the world premiere of “Flowers,” a new site-specific piece created for the Kennedy Center Japan festival. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” Feb. 15.

Kennedy Center

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

• Sankai Juku: “Kinkan Shonen.” A boy’s dream of the origins of life and death, by Japan’s most famous butoh company. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 13. $15-$55.

• New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo. Japan’s national company in mixed repertory featuring works by Balanchine, Duato, and Maki. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. $30-$70.

• New National Theatre Ballet, Tokyo. Japan’s national company in Petipa’s full-length “Raymonda.” Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17. $30-$70.

• Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. 7 p.m. Feb. 19; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-23; 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24. $30-$85.

• New York City Ballet. Works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-March 2; 1:30 p.m. March 1 and 2. $29-$110.

Kennedy Center

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

• Jo Kanamori’s Noism 08: “NINA materialize sacrifice.” World premiere of a special version of a work that blends contemporary dance with ballet. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8. $32.

• Akira Kasai’s “Pollen Revolution.” One of Japan’s most acclaimed dancers in a solo performance that takes audiences through time, cultures, and states of being. Part of “Japan! Culture + Hyperculture.” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 17. $32.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

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

• Ballet Theatre of Maryland: “Coppelia.” 7 p.m. Feb. 23, 2 p.m. Feb. 24. $18-$43.

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