Locust / Foot in Mouth, Craig Sheppard and Robin McCabe

Locust / Foot in Mouth

This double bill pairs two fast-rising groups from the local scene. Amy O'Neal of Locust (pictured) is a highly skilled-performer, but as a dancemaker she combines that virtuosity with some serious eccentricity. Foot in Mouth must be a misnomer, since their detailed and articulate sound scores by Ivory Smith and Erin Young match the complexity of Alice de Muizon and Ameila Reeber's physical world. On the Boards, 100 W. Roy St., 206-217-9888. $12-$18. 8 p.m. Thur. Jan. 20-Sat. Jan. 22. SANDRA KURTZ

Craig Sheppard and Robin McCabe

Back before the age of recording, the main outlet for bringing orchestral music into the home was to rearrange it for two players at one piano. Everything from polkas to string quartets to oratorios were reworked into play-it-yourself versions, and composers also contributed original pieces, usually in a lighter vein like Schubert's Fantasy in F Minor (it's hard to be serious while you're cozying up next to someone on the piano bench). For those who could afford two pianos, the repertory got a little heavier: e.g. Brahms' Variations on a Theme of Haydn. Superlative UW faculty pianists Sheppard and McCabe play these and other duets by Gershwin and Shostakovich on a recital next week. Meany Hall, UW campus, 206-2543-4880. $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Tues. Jan. 25. GAVIN BORCHERT

 
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