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There's a point at which the distinction between "pupil" and "professional" no longer applies, and the performances by this ostensibly student ensemble are an example of that. Get a head start looking at the next generation of dancers in this show with new works by Cornish faculty Tonya Lockyer, Wade Madsen and Gerard Thèorêt, and guest Donald Byrd. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway Ave., 206-325-6500. $4-$8. 8 p.m. Fri. April 9-Sat. April 10. Also 2 p.m. Sat. April 10. SANDRA KURTZ


He was the most devout of musicians, and fathered 21 children; he composed for kings, churches, coffeehouses, and his kids; he left behind music of learned and dazzling intricacy and dozens of the catchiest tunes in history. Town Hall's fourth annual marathon celebrates Bach, blending the "serious" (the Cello Suite in D minor, the "Goldberg" Variations) with the unconventional (flamenco dancer Rubina Carmona choreographing a French Suite). Twentieth-century takes on Bach's music include works by Ferruccio Busoni, Stuart Dempster, and Peter Schickele, a/k/a "P.D.Q. Bach," and the eight-hour bash closes with a sing-along rendition of his Magnificat. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth, 206-652-4255. $10 suggested donation. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. April 10. GAVIN BORCHERT

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