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Idaho Dance Theatre's Motion Pictures

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Idaho Dance Theatre is giving our collective wallets a little breather. On Thursday, April 15, IDT is offering Economic Stimulus Night, a pay-what-you-can preview night of the spring production, Motion Pictures. A full-price version of the performance also runs April 16-18.

"It's a no frills kind of show. We know a lot of people are having a tough time," said Becky Breshears, managing director of IDT.

This night of family friendly entertainment consists of both education on modern dance and four performances, featuring two brand new pieces. Co-artistic director Carl Rowe's "1 OH 1" is all about movement, said Breshears. "He just wanted to play with dancer's bodies to see what they can do," she said. Guest choreographer and veteran IDT performer Yurek Hansen will present a piece that deals with the untimely loss of a loved one. Dancers and choreographers will be available after the show for questions and explanations of their work.

Since 1990, IDT has provided education to the community, including touring to rural areas of the state and the Northwest. IDT provides master classes and workshops at Boise State as well as outreach to at-risk members of the Treasure Valley. Economic Stimulus Night offers the community an opportunity to contribute to a local non-profit and take in a little culture without breaking the bank.

Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m.; Friday, April 16-Saturday, April 17, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 18, 2 p.m.; $14-$28, Boise State SPEC, 1880 University Dr., 208-331-9592, idahodancetheatre.org.