Kota Yamazaki

In moments of full honesty, even the most avid arts devotee will confess that dance is scary. You go, you sit in the seat and people hop around. Then they stop. And everyone applauds. So, with a groundbreaking ensemble such as that of Kota Yamazaki, who is collaborating with African and American troupes, simply open your mind and be amazed at the work of remarkable athletes. Better now, right? Why go: Cutting-edge dance can be almost spiritually uplifting. Reconsider: The only dance you want to see is on "America's Got Talent." 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. $26-$30; 312-369-8330 or colum.edu/dancecenter
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