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Between the hectic work week and sending the kids back to school, we often forget to enjoy the smaller things in life: a good book, a favorite TV show, the great outdoors… but something that might not come to mind as often is watching a show in person. Spending time at the theater can often be a daunting idea, but once there, you are guaranteed to have a pleasant night. Whether it is to see an old favorite play or listening to a string orchestra, something about completely forgetting about the outside world for a few hours gives you the chance to take a break.

This week, September 21st and 22nd, the Hopkins Center for the Arts is bringing you “Dearest Home”, a dance performance held in the Moore Theater. Choreographed by Kyle Abraham, themes of love, longing and loss are skillfully intertwined within the movements of the dancers. The piece was inspired by conversations the MacArthur Fellow had with people of all ages and backgrounds. In an especially trying time for the country, “Dearest Home” hopes to shed light on certain issues often seen in today’s media. In a series of intimate solos, duos and trios, the audience is able to experience Abraham’s “Dearest Home” in silence, or via optional headphones for the soundtrack.

Tickets are $25-40 for adults, and $19 for those 18 and under. For more information on the event, click here. This link also includes a video sneak peak of the performance at the bottom of the page.

If you’re looking for something with a bit of a more obvious storyline, “Swan Lake” is being performed at the Lebanon Opera House on September 30th at 7:30 p.m. In a story of love and deception, romanticism and tragedy are beautifully combined in Tchaikovsky’s transcendent piece. The Russian Grand Ballet’s production beautifully illustrates the original beauty of the piece, and includes a rarely seen “Waltz of the Black Swans”, performed by Russia’s brightest ballet stars.

Tickets range from $35-80 and can be found here.

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