Featuring eight dancers clad in tunics, tops and shorts, the gracefully energetic piece combined athletic movement and tender moments in duets, such as that performed by the elegant Sarah Cecilia Bukowski and partner Joseph Copley, and other groupings. Despite the physical demands Seiwert placed on dancers, and the challenge she gave the audience of keeping up with her intricate, fast-paced choreography, there was a buoyancy to the piece that was immensely appealing. The world premiere of artistic director Lustig’s duet “Words Within Words,” followed, stunning viewers with its blend of achingly romantic, sometimes agitated movement and recited verse.
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Encinal Boat Launch Meeting. Learn about and discuss the design of the Encinal Boat Launch Facility at this community meeting that addresses the dock, boat ramp, ADA access, fishing and more. 6 p.m. March 14. Washington Park Recreation Center, 740 Central Ave., Alameda. Free. 510-747-7550, www.alamedaca.gov. Human Trafficking Workshop. The American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters of Alameda and College of Alameda’s Community Change and Urban Leadership Initiative hosts a meeting on how to recognize and respond to the growing problem of human trafficking with keynote speakers Nancy O’Malley, Alameda County District Attorney and Marty Parker, FBI Special Agent. Noon to 1 p.m. March. 16. College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Building F, Alameda. Free. 510-263-9075, www.alameda.ca.lsvnet.org.
Oakland Symphony: Presents “Let Us Break Bread Together — Sinatra Style,” the orchestra’s annual extravaganza this year celebrating the 100th birthday of “Old Blue Eyes” with four choruses and the klezmer band Kugelplex; 4 p.m, Dec, 13; Paramount Theatre, Oakland; $20-$60; www.oaklandsymphony.org, Kitka: The acclaimed women’s vocal ensemble, presents before the dance - ballet series - pink girls in tutus 11x14 poster print kids room wall artwork “Wintersongs,” seasonal music from Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions; 4 p.m, Dec, 13; Arts at St, Bede’s, Menlo Park; 8 p.m, Dec, 18; St, Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland; 8 p.m, Dec, 19; Old First Concerts, San Francisco; $10-$40, www.kitka.org..
6 ORNY ADAMS: The Massachusetts-born comedian might be best known as Coach Bobby Finstock on MTV’s “Teen Wolf” series, but his biggest break in comedy was probably being featured in Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary “Comedian.” Like Seinfeld, he has a sharp observational style and is fond of pouncing on the things we all find annoying. He comes to the San Jose Improv this weekend. Details: Six performances Aug. 11-14; $17; 408-280-7475, http://sanjose.improv.com. Note: This weekend is San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, which will bring thousands of people to the city; plan your trip to any venue in there accordingly.