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SATURDAY & SUNDAY
“My favorite audience is not a dance audience,” says choreographer Marta Renzi. “[P]eople who don’t see a whole lot of dance…draw their own conclusions without feeling like connoisseurs.” Presenting art that is universally accessible is Renzi’s goal this weekend, when she joins the international cast of the Project Co. at Dance Place. Renzi and Project Co. dance artist Anna Sedlackova began collaborating in 1994, and they have continued to work together over the past five years. Their dances emphasize pedestrian human movement—walking, running, simple gestures—and reflect the pairs’ efforts to develop visual language that transcends cultural boundaries. Tender and understated, their work alludes to love, literature, friendship, death. They often perform in old town squares and other urban locations in an attempt to bring dance into an everyday realm. They will be dancing in a traditional performance space this weekend, but don’t let the darkened theater scare you away. “It’s not about dancing,” Renzi says. “It’s about relationships.” At 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. $12. (202) 269-1600. (Elizabeth Murdock)