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Danish Dance Theatre fills the stage with jazzy ‘Love Songs’

What do you get when you combine a British-born and -trained choreographer with the foremost contemporary dance company in Denmark, made up of dancers from around the globe performing to classic jazz songs from the Great American Songbook, as sung by an acclaimed vocalist who is half-Swedish? You get Tim Rushton’s “Love Songs,” which Danish Dance Theatre brings to Boston March 16-17. The Celebrity Series engagement is part of a rare US tour by the company, which gave the American premiere of “Love Songs” this month at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The evening-length “Love Songs” puts a European twist on such American jazz classics as “My Funny Valentine,” “All of Me,” and “Come Rain or Come Shine.” For Rushton, 49, Danish Dance Theatre’s artistic director, the music sparked very different choreography than he had done in the past, not just stylistically, but in terms of dimension, structure, and energy.

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