It comes with the territory, choreographers often look for new ways to move. However, Doug Hamby has gone above and beyond the call of duty. After working with Graham and Cunningham techniques for several decades, Hamby now incorporates technology and found movement into traditional modern dance. Culled from kinetic activity observed in varied venues of life, these movements reflect World Cup soccer games and impressions of Picasso’s Family of Saltimbanques. One solo expresses the artistic side of madness; another explores loss and letting go while physically holding on. Washington composer Scott Pinder’s music provides the basis for “Quintet,” and Tom Goldstein performs live on percussion instruments, stopwatch, and automobile brake shoes. The real meeting of dance and invention occurs when Maurice Tombe, a robot created by mechanical engineers at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, takes the stage. Hamby draws a line between mechanized and human dancers, however, listing Maurice on the evening’s program, but not on the company roster. At 8 p.m. tonight and 7 p.m. Sunday at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. $15. (202) 269-1600. (Karen Mitchell)