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NOVEMBER 12 & 13
Where many choreographers mistake overly elaborate constructions or mere novelty for depth, Eric Hampton creates interest through clarity and humor. His adroit musicality, combined with exacting ballet technique and tempered by the flexibility of modern dance, gives each of his dances unity. Hampton assembles dances “using music in dialogue with movement,” recognizing the two-way interaction. His nonprofit company, Eric Hampton Dance, doesn’t have the advantage of frequent rehearsals, yet onstage the seven dancers appear exceptionally well-rehearsed. This weekend, the local company presents Notturno, a pas de deux set to Schubert, as well as the “totally nonsensical” Kitchen Revue and the series of “mood-situations” that constitute Fon-Fon Odeon. At 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. $10. (202) 269- 1600. (Brook J. Sadler)