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Gone are the days of the original games of Olympus: no more club-swinging male gymnasts rolling through military-style events in the nude. The modern Olympics have evolved to include fully clothed male and female tumblers who rely on pommel horses, straddle splits, and trampolines. But Aerosa team of Olympic-medal-winning Romanian tumblers, led by influential modern-dance choreographers Daniel Ezralow (from 5X2 Plus), David Parsons (from the Paul Taylor Dance Company), and Moses Pendleton (from Pilobolus Dance Theatre)keeps the ancient principle of the games alive. Aeros creates symmetry between mind and body in, according to the press release, a “stupefying demonstration of muscular strength, equilibrium, and harmony.” The production features set design by Michael Curry, who did backdrops for The Lion King, and music by Two Tall Guys Music Lab, who did the score for the USA Network’s La Femme Nikita series. Watch the geometry of teetering on balance beams, veering into an aerial launch, and somersaulting through a series of pliés, jetés, and arabesques at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Warner Theatre, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. $15-$40. (202) 783-4000. (Ayesha Morris)