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White Oak Dance Project is a sort of modern dance all-star team. Made up of members plucked from top American companies—Alvin Ailey, Twyla Tharp, Pilobolus, Mark Morris Dance Group—the group founded by Mikhail Baryshnikov in 1990 is racially, technically, and artistically diverse. The ensemble brings several area premieres to town this week—a program heavy on classical music, though the movement should be more postmodern. Choreographer Kraig Patterson’s “Y,” set to Debussy, plays with the emotional responses evoked by a shift in space, Neil Greenberg makes his first foray into classical music with “Tchaikovsky Dance,” and the company revives Paul Taylor’s 1979 movement “Profiles.” Baryshnikov is scheduled to perform “Heartbeat:mb,” in which the changing pace of his heart, amplified by a wireless mike, serves as the soundtrack. Prima donna that he is, he may substitute another piece at the last minute, but here’s hoping he still keeps his shirt off. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, May 20-23, at the Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. $20-60. (202) 628-1818. (Holly Bass)