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REAL.LIVE.PEOPLE.DURHAM: IT'S NOT ME IT'S YOU

When: Sat., Nov. 8, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 9, 8 p.m. 2014

SATURDAY, NOV. 8–SUNDAY, NOV. 9, DURHAM

MOTORCO MUSIC HALL—Dancer and choreographer Anna Barker trained in modern dance at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she founded this company before bringing it back to her native Durham. it's not me it's you is the troupe's local debut, an evening-length duet where Barker and VECTOR's Leah Wilks explore "the idiosyncrasies of relationships" in linked vignettes. I saw an in-process preview of one excerpt in the Prompts series at the Carrack Modern Art not long ago. The soundtrack of Barker and Wilks babbling excitedly to each other called to mind the information-overload video works of Ryan Trecartin. The movement was fragmented but narrative, with the two dancers dynamically relating to each other. It was also quite humorous. I especially remember Wilks running around the perimeter making neurotic typing motions in front of singled-out audience members as Barker lay motionless on the floor. It will be interesting to see how the full sequence of vignettes fleshes out the complexities of the relationship between two real-life friends and up-and-comers in the local dance scene. 8 p.m., $10, 723 Rigsbee Ave., 919-901-0875, www.motorcomusic.com. —Brian Howe

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