Bridge Project and Margaret Leng Tan

Bridge Project

Time and money being what they are, choreographers can be accommodating people. Make a dance in three weeks? Sure! Make it with a bunch of dancers you've never worked with before? No problem. That's the twist with Velocity's Bridge Project—they supply rehearsal space and present your work, but it's creativity in a hurry with a bunch of very fresh faces. This program includes long-time dancemaker Juliet Waller Pruzan, recent arrival Heather Budd, and just plain new Liz Erber, with a program of big risks and, hopefully, big rewards. Velocity MainSpace Theater, 915 E. Pine St., 2nd floor, 206-325-8773, www.velocitydancecenter.org. $10-$15. 8 p.m. Thurs. Jan 26- Sun. Jan. 29. SANDRA KURTZ

Margaret Leng Tan

It was right here at Cornish College, back in the '30s, that John Cage began his prepared-piano experiments—attaching found objects to the strings to alter their sound, turning a piano into a delicate percussion orchestra. Pianist Tan, acclaimed as his foremost interpreter, is the subject of Evans Chan's documentary Sorceress of the New Piano; she'll follow a screening of the film with a live performance of Cage's Bacchanal and other pioneering works. It's a joint presentation by the Northwest Asian American Film Festival and the Washington Composers Forum. PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E. Roy St., 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com, www.nwaaff.org. $7.50-$15. 7 p.m. Sun. Jan. 29. GAVIN BORCHERT

 
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