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NOVEMBER 4 & 5

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Established in 1959 with guidance from Kirov Ballet instructors, the Central Ballet of China long favored a classical Russian approach to dance. Over the years, the troupe has become less purist, incorporating traditional Chinese movements and modern American stylings. This diversity is represented in this weekend’s program, which includes Jiang Zuhui’s New Year’s Sacrifice, Norman Walker’s Before the Wedding Chamber, Sir Anton Dolin’s Pas de Quatre, and Rudolf Nureyev’s Act III. At 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $26-40. (703) 993-8888. (Steve Kiviat)