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Near to NYC or far, this week has something in store for dance lovers everywhere…

1. Lincoln Center at the Movies: San Francisco Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet

No matter where you live in relation to the Bay area, this Thursday you have a chance to catch Helgi Tomasson’s version of Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy. Expect SFB principal dancers Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan to bring Prokofiev’s famous score to vivid life.

9/24 at 7p
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2. Camille A. Brown & Dancers at the Joyce Theater



How do you carve out a self-defined identity as a black female in urban America? Bessie Award winning choreographer Camille A. Brown explores the complexity of this issue in her latest world premiere BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play. Plus audience members will not be left out of the conversation and will be invited to engage in a dialogue with the artists during the second act.

Tues-Wed 7:30p, Thurs-Sat 8p, Sun 2p
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Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.