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Even dancers need a summer vacation: The Arlington-based Jane Franklin Dance group takes a break from its usual routine with Scape Vietnam—a performance that incorporates both Eastern and Western elements. For the production, the troupe will don colorful Buddhist-inspired costumes and use a variety of interesting props fashioned from bamboo in four simple, stimulating dances: “Branch,” “Ring,” “Gate,” and “Path.” Traditional Vietnamese music ranging from lullabies to less soothing, more percussive sounds will help set the escapist mood, as will the outdoor setting, which is perhaps intended to evoke “the natural scenery and culture of Vietnam.” But more likely, it’s just an excuse for the dancers to get out of the stuffy studio and let the sun hit their pallid limbs. The performance begins at 8:30 p.m. at Lubber Run Amphitheater, N. 2nd and Columbus Street, Arlington. Free. (703) 228-1850. (Sarah Godfrey)