FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

Thousands of organizations help disabled people overcome their limitations, but the Seize the Day mixed-abilities dance company isn’t interested in any of that. This 7-year-old troupe treats wheels like arms and legs—as tools for expression—and has made a name for itself over the years with programs that use the dancers’ disabilities without making the impairments a focus. Past shows have brought positive reviews for routines that are sometimes funny and sometimes deeply affecting. The company’s latest production, Come, Come, Whoever You Are…, pairs Seize the Day’s dancers with those of Full Radius Dance (initially founded as Dance Force Inc. in 1991 in Atlanta), as well as guest artists Laura Schandelmeier and Wendy Taucher. The dancers in both companies range from fully able to recently disabled to disabled from birth. This weekend, the groups will explore the Sufi poetry of Rumi (who filled his work with a longing to understand and to be understood) through form and movement in a program that promises to enliven the 13th-century thinker and artist’s stories. It begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, and at 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. $15. (301) 405-2787. (Daphne Retter)

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