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Dancer and choreographer Anna Sokolow is a living repository of 20th-century American dance history. Now close to age 90, Sokolow continues to create new work. Her protégés include Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, and Pina Bausch; her peers, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Jose Limon. Early in her career as a dancemaker, she eschewed linear narrative, but unlike her peers in the abstract expressionist movement, Sokolow maintained a fierce political vision. Mining the wells of emotion, she used dramatic dance to make bold statements about our times, from the Depression to the horrors of the Holocaust to the simple tragedy of modern isolation. Join Sokolow’s master class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Maryland Youth Ballet, 7702 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. $15 to participate, $10 to observe. (301) 565-0148. (Holly Bass)