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Catch two dance performances, one from Russia and the other homegrown

Ballet Idaho’s Andrew Taft and Elizabeth Barretto perform in “NewDance, Upclose,” a choreographer’s series produced by the company.
Ballet Idaho’s Andrew Taft and Elizabeth Barretto perform in “NewDance, Upclose,” a choreographer’s series produced by the company.

▪ Dancing swans have come to epitomize classical ballet, and you can see a whole flock as the Moscow Ballet brings its touring production of “Swan Lake” to the Nampa Civic Center. The ballet has Tchaikovsky’s evocative score, a haunting and magical tale and the precision and artistry of Russian ballet. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. $49-$58. 468-5500, NampaCivicCenter.com.

▪  Ballet Idaho highlights contemporary movement and the work of company and community emerging choreographers at its intimate performance series “NewDance, Upclose.” 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12; 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, Esther Performing Arts Academy Annex, 501 S. 8th St., Boise. $20 and $25. BalletIdaho.com.

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