Arts Desk

Dance This Weekend: Robin Becker Dance and Beyond

A quick look at a few interesting dance events going on this weekend:

Tonight and tomorrow night, Georgetown University continues to wade into the dance field with an intriguing work called "Into Sunlight." Performed by 16 dancers from the New York-based Robin Becker Dance company, the piece was inspired by Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss’ book, They Marched into Sunlight, which is about the Vietnam War and the protests surrounding it. Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. in Georgetown’s Davis Performing Arts Center. $18.

On Saturday night, local choreographer Nancy Havlik and her group of improvisational, experimental movers present an informal showing of their work, "In On the Ground Floor," at the Dance Exchange. After the performance, the group will facilitate a talkback, giving the audience an opportunity to present some feedback and opinions. Oh, and the show is also a chance to check out the Dance Exchange’s newly retrofitted performance space. Saturday at 8 p.m. $10.

“Five women with five secrets battle it out for a chance to win money and fame.” That’s a pithy description of one of the pieces alight dance theater will show this weekend at Dance Place. Think of it as a reality show set to movement, plus video art and an original sound score. Will it be entertaining? Very likely. Saturday night at 8 p.m and Sunday at 4 p.m. $22.

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