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Through her work with Mikhail Baryshnikov, several modern and classical dance companies, and her own ensembles, Twyla Tharp has long blended poignant traditionalism with edgy, contemporary exuberance. In an East Coast premiere, the woman once labeled “the bad girl of American dance” tenders three pieces she has crafted for Tharp!, her new, young, 13-member company. Grafting elements from the choreographer’s past onto present interests, this run’s fare will include Sweet Fields, set to Shaker choral music, 66, a highway migration tribute featuring bachelor-pad lounge jive from Esquivel and Dean Martin, and Heroes, a finale set to Phillip Glass’ symphonic score inspired by the dramatic Bowie/Eno album of the same name. At 7:30 p.m. (with additional performances through Nov. 3) at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. $35-45. (202) 467-4600. (Steve Kiviat)