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The ticket: Dance

COMPAGNIE KÄFIG  Showcasing 11 young dancers from the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro, this innovative French company led by Mourad Merzouki fuses hip-hop, samba, street dance, martial arts, and gymnastics. Feb. 7-9. $60-$75. Celebrity Series at Citi Shubert Theatre. 617-482-6661,

NACHMO BOSTON 2014  The second annual National Choreography Month celebration in Boston, hosted by Intimations Dance, taps into the area’s vibrant dance scene with concerts featuring 25 local choreographers presenting new dance work created in January. Styles range from tap and jazz to postmodern, and the roster is different each night. Feb. 7-8. $10. Green Street Studios, Cambridge. 617-967-7135,

SOUTH ASIAN SHOWDOWN 2014 South Asian Nation’s fifth annual competition pits top Bollywood dance teams from across the country against some of the most innovative South Asian Fusion teams in a rowdy, good-natured, eye-popping smackdown to determine which style rules. Feb. 8, 6 p.m. $20-$100. John Hancock Hall. 617-448-2508,

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