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In the film Gigi, the octogenarian roué played by septuagenarian roué Maurice Chevalier warbled that he was glad he was not young anymore. While that may have been true for early – 20th century Paris, it's not a song for 21st-century L.A. For this youth-obsessed city, artistic director/choreographer Kate Hutter and her L.A. Contemporary Dance Company offer a triptych of dances under the banner Youth, with three choreographers offering differing perspectives on the subject. Two of this company's strengths lie with Hutter: She has always seen the ensemble as a repertory company, never just a showcase for her own choreography, and she is not afraid to have her work seen alongside other strong choreographers' dances, as in this program. In The Better to See You With, Holly Rothschild from String Theory revisits the cautionary “Little Red Riding Hood” fairy tale as a graphic coming-of-age story. Dancer Nina McNeeley turns dancemaker and posits that infants know universal secrets in Demigods, a world premiere. Hutter contributes I Ran, which looks at how teens' typical high school trials and tribulations have been compounded by episodic violence. Club Fais Do-Do, 5257 W. Adams Blvd., West Adams; Fri.-Sat., May 2-3, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 4, 7 p.m., $20 online, $25 at door. (323) 931-4636, faisdodo.com.

May 1-3, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 4, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 05/04/14)

LA Weekly