Long before magical realism and gymnastic pretzel moves became ubiquitous in dance theater, local choreographer/performer Linda Lack and her Two Snake Studio introduced Los Angeles audiences to an evocative brand of modern dance that conjured up a realm of mystical and semirealistic creatures, through her use of masks as well as her liquid movement. Local dance stages have lacked Lack in recent years, but she’s been lured back for a shared performance with Hae Kyung Lee and Bradley Michaud’s METHOD, two other major forces on the local modern-dance scene. Lack’s four works include two L.A. premieres; Lee performs her solo Salm; and Michaud and his dancers offer their signature off-kilter, energized moves in Supercedure. Grand Performances, California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.; free. (213) 687-2159 or www.grandperformances.org.

—Ann Haskins

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