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Spring Arts Guide
Stephen Lynch, The Wedding Singer
Visionary architect, Maya Lin
Clown prince, Hacki Ginda
The grand Dame Edna
Legendary sleuth, Arthur Conan Doyle
Raunchy comic, Dave Chappelle
2 Chamber Dance Company CDC performances are a bit like an all-star game, with a great cadre of dancers flying through the best of historical dance—this year including José Limón's seminal There Is a Time. Meany Theater, University of Washington, 206-543-4880, www.meany.org. Ends Feb. 5.
2 Pacific Northwest Ballet–Valentine Some of Twyla Tharp's most inventive work has come from the combination of classical and pop art, and her Nine Sinatra Songs is a fabulous example of that cross- pollination. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., 206-441-2424, www.pnb.org. Ends Feb. 12.
2 Boyzie Cekwana South African choreographer Cekwana creates a dynamic balance between multiple influences, incorporating modern, ballet, and jazz with township styles and distilling it all, so that small gestures tell big stories. On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., 206-217-9888, www.ontheboards.org. Ends Feb. 5.
2 Reservoir New dance and dance film with an aggressive point of view from Jessie Smith . Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave. N., 206-381-3218, email@example.com, www.conworks.org. Ends Feb. 4.
3 MASTERS OF SCOTTISH ARTS Bagpipers, fiddlers, and Highland dancers converge. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 206-292-ARTS, www.ticketmaster.com.
10 UnderCurrents Classical modern dance by Rain Ross. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway Ave., 206-325-6500, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lehuadance.org. Ends Feb. 11.
16 Monster Squad and Zoe Scofield The two companies are back from last year's Northwest New Works fest with more edgy modern dance. On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., 206-217-9888, www.ontheboards.org. Ends Feb. 18.
17 Anouk van Dijk Performance installation by Dutch guest artist moving outside the traditional stage space. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E. Pine St., second floor, 206-325-8773, www.velocitydancecenter.org. Ends Feb. 18.
17 Dark Room Crispin Spaeth is still dancing on the cusp of visibility, turning the lights down low. Western Bridge, 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 206-838-7444, www.westernbridge.org. Ends Feb. 25.
24 Northwest Best Studio Series Spectrum Dance Theater hosts a smorgasbord of local talent. Madrona Dance Studio, 800 Lake Washington Blvd., 206-325-4161, www.spectrumdance.org. Ends March 5.
2 Grupo Corpo Return of popular Brazilian ensemble, mixing samba and modern dance. Meany Theater, University of Washington, 206-543-4880, www.meany.org. Ends March 4.
3 Jessica JobarisThe Invisible examines the artist's drive for fame. Chamber Theater, 915 E. Pine St., fourth floor, 206-349-5524, www.hyphen9.com/invisible. Ends March 11.
10 Beyond Orient Local belly-dance artist Sabura leads mixed repertory program. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S., 206-784-1532, www.home.att.net/~sabura. Ends March 11.
10 Dine and Dance KT Niehoff and Lingo dancetheater show a little dance and serve a little dinner. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E. Pine St., second floor, 206- 329-6999, www.lingodance.com. Ends March 18.
11 Degenerate Art EnsembleCuckoo Crow is the newest work by this multiart group, infused with butoh intensity. Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., 206-292-ARTS, www.degenerateartensemble.com.
16 Pacific Northwest Ballet–Points of View George Balanchine's neurotic La Valse along with work by Val Caniparoli and Dominique Dumais. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., 206-441-2424, www.pnb.org. Ends March 26.
17 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater The one and only. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., 206-292-ARTS, www.theparamount.com. Ends March 18.
21 MOISTURE FESTIVAL Third annual comedy/variety showcase featuring local and national acts, from jugglers and acrobats to magicians and musicians. Last year's lineup included such local luminaries as Artis the Spoonman and Baby Gramps, as well as such exotic and odd acts as Dr. Calamari and Acrophelia, the Flordigan Can Can Girls and Buttrock Suites. Hale's Palladium, 4301 Leary Way N.W., 206-770-7602, www.moisturefestival.com. Ends April 9.
24 Next Stage Dance Theatre Showcase for skills of mature performers. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway Ave., 206-633-0812, ext. 3, www.nextstagedance.org. Ends March 26.
24 Radost Folk Ensemble 30th Anniversary News reports from the Balkans have been bleak for many years, but the dancing of this pan-Slavic company still reflects the joy in its name. Kane Hall, University of Washington, 206-860-5251, www.radost.org. Ends March 25.
25 Festival of Friends Olympic Ballet Theatre sponsors the 25th anniversary of the Pacific Northwest Regional Ballet Festival. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell, 425-774-7570, www.olympicballet.com.
30 Mark Haim Solos to Bach's Goldberg Variations—anything but soporific. On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., 206-217-9888, www.ontheboards.org. Ends April 1.
6 Trinity Irish Dance Virtuoso step-dancing knocks you back in your seat. Meany Theater, University of Washington, 206-543-4880, www.meany.org. Ends April 8.
7 Buttrock Suites III . . . sweetest It would almost be enough if it were just a joke, but in finding the dance equivalent of air guitar, these artists add a sneering virtuosity to the spandex and hairspray. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E. Pine St., second floor, 206- 722-0963, www.velocitydancecenter.org. Ends April 23.
8 Carmona Flamenco Veteran flamenco artists Rubina and Marcos Carmona. Kent Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 S.E. 256th St., Kent, 253-856-5050, www.fanw.org.
13 Pacific Northwest Ballet—The Sleeping Beauty An exquisite staging of the classical gem. McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., 206-441-2424, www.pnb.org. Ends April 23.
14 Cornish Dance Theater New works by faculty and guests. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway Ave., 206-325-6500, www.cornish.edu. Ends April 15.
28 Scuba Ricki Mason's quirky Launch ensemble joins visitors from Philadelphia and Minneapolis. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E. Pine St., second floor, 206-325-8773, www.velocitydancecenter.org. Ends April 30.
4 Mark Morris Dance Group Native son visits home, brings dance company. Fabulousness ensues. Meany Theater, University of Washington, 206-543-4880, www.meany.org. Ends May 6.
12 Kaleidoscope 25th Anniversary The traditional Mother's Day performance from this standout youth company. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway Ave., 206-363-7281, www.creativedance.org. Ends May 14.