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Critic’s picks: Dance

Carrie Schneider/Jacob’s Pillow

NEVER STAND STILL It’s fitting that the last event of the 2013 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is a screening of Ron Honsa’s moving documentary. Through rare archival footage, performances, interviews and glimpses behind the scenes, the award-winning film traces the history and import of America’s premiere dance festival. Aug. 25, 4:30 p.m., $10. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket. 413-243-0745, www.jacobspillow.org

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY This last day of the Pillow season features the company founded by America’s iconic modern dance pioneer. The concert also celebrates the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” via Graham’s interpretation of the groundbreaking score, and additionally includes “Lamentation Variations” and a new work by Spanish powerhouse Nacho Duato. Aug. 25, 2 p.m., $45-$75.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket. 413-243-0745, www.jacobspillow.org

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ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION Choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company (pictured) bring his latest work, the evening-length “Pavement,” to the Pillow. Set to music ranging from Bach to Motown, the work was partly inspired by the John Singleton film “Boyz N the Hood” and reflects Abraham’s trademark fusion of ballet, modern, and urban dance styles. Aug. 25, 2:15 p.m., $22-$38. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket. 413-243-0745, www.jacobspillow.org

YARDWORKS This summer dance season finale at The Yard, directed by Jesse Keller and Alison Manning, gathers together staff, interns, and the Vineyard improvisational company What’s Written Within for a wide-ranging showcase. Aug. 30-31, $25; $15 seniors, students, and military. The Yard, Patricia N. Nanon Theater, Middle Road, Chilmark. 508-645-9662, www.dancetheyard.org

KAREN CAMPBELL

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