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Dance

TSEKHThe Tsekh dance festival gets under way Friday with a special focus on German dance. Check out Christoph Winkler’s portrait of notorious German terrorist Andreas Baader, performed by Martin Hansen on Fri. Aktovy Zal. 8 p.m.

Thursday, December 6th

New Code Unknown: a choreographical dialogue of Yevgeny Kulagin and Ivan Yevstigneyev. Platforma at the Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art. 7 p.m.

Spartacus (Spartak): Aram Khachaturian's ballet about a Roman gladiator who leads a slave revolt. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Friday, December 7th

New Code Unknown: (See Thurs. listing.) Platforma at the Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art. 7 p.m.

Spartacus: (See Thurs. listing.) Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 7 p.m.

Festival TSEKH: Baader: Christoph Winkler's dance portrait of notorious German terrorist Andreas Baader, performed by Martin Hansen. Aktovy Zal. 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 8th

Festival TSEKH: Picnics, Weddings and Funerals (Pikniki, Svadby i Pokhorony): a contemporary dance staging. Production of the the Total Brutal Company (Germany). ZIL Cultural Center. 8 p.m.

Sunday, December 9th

The Bright Stream (Svetly Ruchei): Dmitry Shostakovich's ballet depicts the meeting of city-bred Soviet artists with the workers of a collective farm in Kuban. Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. 6 p.m.

Festival TSEKH: AgripinaLab (St. Petersburg) shows two performances — "Russian-Derevyash" and "Onfoot." Alexander Andriyashkin (Moscow) performs his solo dance piece "The Last." Aktovy Zal. 4 p.m.

Festival TSEKH: Experiment No. 4. Intersection: Anna Abalikhina's contemporary staging for the Provincial Dances Theater (Yekaterinburg). Also in program is Ivan Yevstigneyev and Yevgeny Kulagin's dance detective story "The Alibi." ZIL Cultural Center. 8 p.m.

Monday, December 10th

The Little Mermaid (Rusalochka): John Neumeier's homage to Hans Christian Andersen. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 11th

Igor Moiseyev Folk Dance Ensemble in concert. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 12th

Igor Moiseyev Folk Dance Ensemble in concert. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. 7 p.m.

Festival TSEKH: Ahead: An exploration of what might go on in our mental control center during the complex and never-ending process of decision-making. Choreographed and directed by Jan Pusch for Staatstheater Tanz Braunschweig (Germany). ZIL Cultural Center. 8 p.m.

and Beyond…

Swan Lake (Lebedinoye Ozero): Yury Grigorovich applies psychology to his revival of Tchaikovsky's ballet. Bolshoi Theater Main Stage. Dec. 13, 7 p.m.

Festival TSEKH: Ahead: (See Wed. listing.) ZIL Cultural Center. Dec. 13, 8 p.m.

Beryozka Dance Ensemble in concert. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. Dec. 14, 7 p.m.

Don Quixote: a ballet by Minkus based on Cervantes' novel about the adventures of a country gentleman who sets out to right the world's wrongs. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. Dec. 14, 7 p.m.

Festival TSEKH: The Storm (Groza): Austrian choreographer Chris Hering's staging based on Alexander Ostrovsky's play for the Dialogue Dance Company (Kostroma). Aktovy Zal. Dec. 14, 8 p.m.

Festival TSEKH: The Tree of a Service Record (Drevo Stazha): The process of applying for a state pension performed by the Iguan Dance Theater (St. Petersburg) choreographers and dancers Mikhail Ivanov and Nina Gasteva. Also in program is Tatyana Gordeyeva and Alexander Montlevich's staging "Little Zaches." Aktovy Zal. Dec. 15, 4 p.m.

Festival TSEKH: Under Construction: a contemporary dance staging by German choreographer Zufit Simon for the Panther Chamber Dance Theater (Kazan). Also in program is Anna Shchekleina and Alexander Frolov's "Chocolate," a duet about love. Aktovy Zal. Dec. 16, 4 p.m.

New Moidodyr: Yefrem Podgaits' ballet based on Kornei Chukovsky's poem for kids about a little boy who didn't like to wash up and a monstrous commander-in-chief of washstands. Choreographed and staged by Yury Smekalov. Bolshoi Theater New Stage. Dec. 21 and 23 at 7 p.m., Dec. 22 at noon and 7 p.m.