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Three to see on stage: Sarasota Ballet, 'Swan Lake' by Moscow Festival Ballet and USF Dance


m Sarasota Ballet

Under artistic director Iain Webb, Sarasota Ballet has become a leading interpreter of the choreography of Sir Frederick Ashton. This weekend, the company gives a program of three Ashton ballets, including the U.S. premiere of his Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, set to music of Ravel. Other works by the British choreographer on the agenda are Monotones, to music of Satie, and Facade, to a score by William Walton. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. $25-$85. (941) 359-0099, ext. 101;

m Swan Lake

See where Black Swan got its steps. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, with the classic Petipa-Ivanov choreography, is staged by Moscow Festival Ballet in a pair of performances. The company dances at Van Wezel Hall in Sarasota at 8 p.m. Tuesday. $10-$60. (941) 953-3368. Then on Wednesday it heads up the coast for a 7:30 p.m. performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $38-$50. (727) 791-7400;

USF Dance

How is Radiohead for modern dance? Choreographer Ben Munisteri gives his answer in Catalog, a dance to three Radiohead songs being performed as part of the USF spring dance concert. The program also includes student works by Olivia Baron-Clarke, whose One Heaven, One Earth is set to music of Dinah Washington and Max Richter; and Tyler Orcutt. Dances by faculty members Andee Scott, Paula Nunez and John Parks complete the performance. Shows are 8 p.m. today through Saturday at Theatre 1 on the Tampa campus. $8-$15. (813) 974-2323;

John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

Three to see on stage: Sarasota Ballet, 'Swan Lake' by Moscow Festival Ballet and USF Dance 02/22/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:30am]
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