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Men-in-tights. Inscrutable modern dance. Jazz hands. The Philadelphia-based olive Dance Theatre’s “Swift Solos” features none of these. The series of vignettes is named for the hip-hop innovator and B-boy Ken Swift, who as a 17-year-old performed a two-minute dance in Flashdance with other members of the Rock Steady Crew and launched breakdancing to national prominence. The performance hopes to broaden audiences’ notions of the form, suggesting that there’s more to breakdancing than ’80s playground duels.
“SWIFT SOLOS” TAKES PLACE SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. AND SUNDAY AT 7 P.M. AT DANCE PLACE, 3225 8TH ST. NE. $22. (202) 269-1600.