HERE/NOW

As a motto, HERE/NOW sounds like an admonition from Ram Dass, but as the title of this ongoing improvisation project run by Paige Barnes and Christopher Hydinger, it's really just a description. Celebrating its third anniversary this month, the series matches up eight dancers and eight musicians by audience suggestion—almost like drawing names out of a hat. The dancers are then given eight minutes to fill as they see fit. They're here, and they're dancing now, and then they're done. Like all improvisation, it can be great or it can be grim, but it's always worth the suggested price—eight bucks, naturally—to go and find out. SANDRA KURTZ

Sat., March 10, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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