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Joan of Arc’s victory in the Siege at Orléans and her immolation beg for an epic treatment, but everything else about the 15th-century French heroine is harder to frame. In Charges From Domremy, choreographer Kathleen Dyer of New York-based company KDNY concentrates on subtle, expressive movements that evoke the passage of time and give a powerful voice to Joan’s internal conflict. Borrowing as its soundtrack an oration that Richard Einhorn wrote in tribute to Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent film masterpiece, The Passion of Joan of Arc, does help add a bit of bombast to the proceedings, but this mesmerizing 70-minute piece rolls along at its own confident tempo. Dyer’s more interested in Joan’s divine epiphanies than the usual talking points; The Maid of Orléans is literally at war with herself, as the voices that guide her take shape. KDNY performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. $22. (202) 269-1600.