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Everybody wants to go to Cuba—if only because we’re not supposed to. Cuban-American Septime Webre is one of the lucky few. In 2000, the artistic director of the Washington Ballet led a group of performers to that country as part of an exchange program that also brought Cuban dancers to the nation’s capital (and served as the dance world’s equivalent of the baseball Orioles’ Cuban connection the previous year). Tonight, Webre shares his impressions of Cuban culture and dance as part of the Corcoran’s “Vicarious Visits to Cuba” series. In Havana, where the ballet is considered a national treasure, Webre and his company played to packed houses. And though tonight’s presentation may not be as good as actually hanging out with Fidel, Webre can take you about as close as you are going to get without running afoul of that pesky embargo. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Hammer Auditorium, 500 17th St. NW. $22. For reservations call (202) 639-1770. (Brian Montopoli)