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“The Pulse of Life…An Eternal Quest,” the latest collection of dances by Images of Cultural Artistry Inc., brings together an impressive array of artists from around the globe, including Charmaine Warren, a member of david rousseve/REALITY of New York, and Suzette Harvey, the director of United Dance Productions of Bermuda. Also appearing is Ronald K. Brown, artistic director of the New York-based Evidence dance company, who dances in a piece titled “Souls Unite.” ICA’s director, Sherill Berryman-Johnson, who teaches the technique of modern-dance pioneer Katherine Dunham at Howard University, will perform a new solo work. The Dunham style blends African, Brazilian, and American dance forms in a way that emphasizes the line and form of the body as well as a rootedness to the earth. In the works of “Pulse,” that groundedness is combined with circling, spiralling, and undulating movements that mimic the cyclical patterns of time and waves of energy and light. The show’s finale, “Journey,” set to the music of jazz percussionist Romero Wyatt, begins with a quartet of female dancers; its rhythmic, stylized movements seem to travel back through time, eventually giving way to more traditional African forms, ending with a large group of dancers in a celebratory circle. At 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, and at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 18, at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. $12. (202) 269-1600. (Holly Bass)