A wise wag once remarked that while always desirable, having live music for a dance performance is usually a financial, not an artistic, decision. Fortunately, the five choreographers presenting new contemporary choreography in a program dubbed Fusion have the luxury of music from such stellar composers as Bach, Mozart, Stravinsky, Debussy and Steve Reich performed live by a symphony orchestra. The contributing choreographers are Colleen Dunagan, Susan McLain, Sophie Monat, Lorin Johnston and Ledges and Bones' artistic director Holly Johnston. The performances also include a new dance film by Keith Johnson and Gregory Crosby.

Fri., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 20, 2 & 8 p.m., 2010

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