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Theater & art

Urbanity Dance and its contemporaries stage a festival

Urbanity Dance artistic director Betsi Graves calls the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival this weekend “a crazy dream” and “a huge leap of faith.” But it’s a stretch her five-year-old company is more than willing to make for what she hopes will be a big community payoff.

“I have so much respect for all the companies in Boston, and that’s why I want to take a leadership role in something we can all benefit from,” Graves said. “It’s a chance for companies to come together, showcase their work, and learn from each other, and for audiences who’ve only supported one company to see other companies.”

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