Big Range Dance Festival. The indie dance festival of new modern choreography continues with three programs this weekend:
Composer’s Challenge. 8 p.m. This challenge pairs six choreographers (Meredith Cook, Shawn Nasralla, Kendra Slack, Cristina Jesurun, Amanda Jackson and Katherine Hodges) with three composers (Adam Sultan, Graham Reynolds and the team of Amalia Litsa and Aaron Dugan) to see how dance-makers do their thing differently but to the same music.
Music and Movement Improvisation. 9:15 p.m. See what happens when dancers work together to improvise a score and movement to bring a new dance to fruition.
Mix Showcase. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. New contemporary dance, multimedia and movement-based performance art from established and emerging choreographers from Austin and across the country including Lily Sloan, Bethany Nelson, Elizabeth Rose, Anuradha Naimpally, Noble Motion Dance, FootNotes and Spank Dance. Dances include live music, elaborate costuming, collaborative choreography and timely subject matter.
Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. $15 ($12 for students and seniors). www. bigrangeaustin.org.