Very New Work

This week in dance.

Send dance listings two weeks in advance to & EventsPNB $5 Fridays An inexpensive and informal (and, as it happens, sold out) preview of Pacific Northwest Ballet's upcoming Swan Lake (opening Feb. 1). Studio C, Phelps Center, Seattle Center, 441-2424, $5. 6 p.m. Fri. Jan. 26.The Bridge Project Very new work by three choreographers–Paige Phillips, Maki Morinoue, and the team of Jill Leversee & Marlo Martin—each given three weeks and a cast to see what they could come up with. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E. Pine St., 325-8773 x 2,, $13-$15. 8 p.m. Fri. Jan. 26-Sun. Jan. 28.Hafla Belly Dance Members of The Jewels of the Nile, Little Genies, and other troupes, with the Hejira World Groove Band. Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd. N.E., Bainbridge Island, 360-697-7712, $5-$7. 6 p.m. Sat. Jan. 27. Apostrophe 6 This monthly multidisciplinary collaboration series features music by Jason Anderson, dance by Ezra Dickinson, and poetry by C.E. Putnam. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave. $5-$15. 8 p.m. Sat. Jan. 27.Shanghai Circus Acrobats, jugglers, and contortionists, part of a 2,000-year-old tradition. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell, 800-992-TIXX,, $19.50-$34.50. 2 & 8 p.m. Sat. Jan. 27.Washington Stories An afternoon of music and dance, from Welsh to gospel, bluegrass to Arabic, to launch a new multiethnic cultural exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave. E., Free. 1 p.m. Sun. Jan. 28.Conversations With PNB SEE THE WIRE, SUNDAY.PNB's Winter Wonderland Ball A benefit for the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, with dancing, live music, and refreshments. Francia Russell Center, 13440 N.E. 16th St., Bellevue, 441-3597, 3 p.m. Sun. Jan. 28. Pappa Tarahumara A condensation/translation into dance of Chekhov's play Three Sisters, performed by this Japanese company. On the Boards Studio Theater, 100 W. Roy St., 217-9888, $22. 8 p.m. Wed. Jan. 31-Sun. Feb. 4.Classes & ParticipatoryCentury Ballroom Monthly afternoon dance socials, every fourth Wednesday, with the Ham Carson Quartet. Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., 325-2576, $10-$15. 1 p.m. Wed. Jan. 24.Emerald City Contra Dance Participatory dance (all dances taught, no partner necessary) to the strains of the Brad and Steve Band. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 440-9839, $4-$7. Beginners at 7 p.m., dance at 7:30 p.m. Fri. Jan. 26.Garfield Winter Waltz Music and dancing with the first-rate Garfield High School Orchestra. Grand Lobby, Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, $20-$125. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Jan. 26.Greenlake Folk Dancers Balkan line and circle dances (partners not required). Instruction at 7:30 p.m. for $10, social dance 8:30 p.m. for $5. VFW Hall, 7220 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., 325-7668, 7:30 p.m. Fri. Jan. 26.Love Lessons If you're a fan of "the nightclub scene" in all those old movies, the one where couples in elegant evening clothes sit at little round tables next to the dance floor watching the show before they get up to rhumba, you can indulge your fantasy at the Century Ballroom—they provide dinner and dancing, with the show in between. "Love Lessons," the part in the middle, "explores the journey of a love relationship" with plenty of salsa, tango, and swing involved. Come early for a three-course dinner, stay later for a mini-lesson and open dancing, and be sure to wear something that looks good in glorious black and white. Century Ballroom, 915 E. Pine St., 324-7263, Dinner 6 p.m., cabaret 7:30, lessons 9:15 p.m., free dance 9:45 p.m. $25 without dinner, $60 with. Under 21: $20 cabaret, $55 with dinner (no lessons). Saturdays through Jan. 27. SANDRA KURTZGypsie Nation "Freestyle participatory rituals intended to bring healing, as well as honor the ancestral spirits and the Earth. Supported by a wild tapestry of ancient and modern tribal music." Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, 6535 Ravenna Ave. N.E., 216-1722, $9 (under 13 free). 11 a.m. Sun. Jan. 28.Sunday Swing! Basic lesson at 3 p.m., workshop with the pros at 4, open dance at 6. Alki Masonic Temple, 4736 40th Ave. S.W., 935-4598. Dance only $5-$7, with lesson $15-$20. Sun. Jan. 28.

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