Seattle Dance Project

Seattle Dance Project's newest work, Brahms Afoot, harks back to other iconic stagings of his beautiful waltzes by George Balanchine and Mark Morris. And SDP founders Tim Lynch and Julie Tobiason know the music well: They acquired their Brahms-Balanchine heritage during their years at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Similarly, choreographer Penny Hutchinson danced in several of Morris' more modern Brahms adaptations. Those two different traditions just adds to our curiosity--what will this newest version look like? As part of the company's Project 5 program, SDP is also is bringing back Edwaard Liang's atmospheric To Converse Too and Kent Stowell's jokey B6, alongside last year's mysterious Planes in Air by Molissa Fenley, and a jazzy new work by Jason Ohlberg. It's a very full evening for the group's fifth season. SANDRA KURTZ

Jan. 19-21, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 22, 2 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 27, 8 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 28, 8 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 29, 2 p.m., 2012

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