Freestyle Participatory Healing Rituals

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Send listings two weeks in advance to dance@seattleweekly.com.Performances & EventsPappa 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, www.ontheboards.org. $22. 8 p.m. Wed. Jan. 31-Sun. Feb. 4.Swan Lake A grand fairy tale of love and loss, with Kent Stowell's choreography and Tchaikovsky's music. Pacific Northwest Ballet at McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 441-2424, www.pnb.org. $18-$145. 7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 1 p.m. Sat.; also 1 & 7 p.m. Sun. Feb. 11. Ends Feb. 11.UW Chamber Dance Company Martha Graham's Chronicle, her 1936 response to fascism and the Spanish Civil War, and other works in their annual concert. "They do excellent historical reconstructions," says our Sandra Kurtz. Meany Hall, UW campus, 543-4880, www.meany.org. $10-$18. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 1-Sat. Feb. 3, 2 p.m. Sun. Feb. 4.Carmona Flamenco Contemporary and traditional Spanish Gypsy music and dance, with guest artist Ana Montes. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., 800-992-TIXX, www.ticketswest.com, www.npacf.org. $29.50. 8 p.m. Sat. Feb. 3.Classes & ParticipatoryBig Band Swing Dance A lesson in the first hour, with music by the Rainy City Riff Raff Jazz Band to follow. HUB Ballroom, UW campus. $5 (free for UW students). 7 p.m. Fri. Feb. 2.Emerald City Contra Dance Participatory dance (all dances taught, no partner necessary) to the strains of Grey Owl. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 440-9839, seattledance.org. $4-$7. Beginners at 7 p.m., dance at 7:30 p.m. Fri. Feb. 2.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, www.ratchenitza.com. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Feb. 2.Gypsie 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, www.gypsienation.com. $9 (under 13 free). 11 a.m. Sun. Feb. 4.West Coast Swing Dance Time to get serious—the essentials of swing dance in just 14 weeks. Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave. N.E., Kirkland, www.seattlewcswing.org. $100. 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 5-May 7.

 
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