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Here's a cross-cultural slam segue: two parts opera to one hard bop. Were it anyone but choreographer Trisha Brown, we'd be in trouble for sure. But those who might just be beginning to forget the Taoist bebop teaching of "Groove and Countermove"--the millennial nightcap to her memorable jazz Trilogy with composer Dave Douglas--can relive it, Thursday through Saturday, July 11-12, at Duke University's Page Auditorium. On the same program we'll see excerpts from vintage and recent opera choreography, with the Overture and Entr'acte from Lina Wertmuller's 1986 production of Carmen, and "Canto Pianto," a four-dance suite from Brown's 1998 staging of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. The groove's worth it. See you there. -Byron Woods

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