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Taos Cham­ber Mu­sic Group opens its 26th sea­son this weekend in the Arthur Bell Au­di­to­rium at the Har­wood Mu­seum of Art, 238 Le­doux St., Taos. Flutist Nancy Laupheimer (the group’s di­rec­tor), cel­list Sally Guen­ther, and pi­anist Kim Bakkum are joined by vi­o­lin­ist and so­cial activist Vi­jay Gupta, a mem­ber of the Los An­ge­les Phil­har­monic, who will also speak about mu­sic in so­ci­ety. Per­for­mances of the pro­gram, which in­cludes works by Bach and by Reena Es­mail, take place at 5:30 p.m. on both Satur­day, Sept. 22, and Sun­day, Sept. 23. Tick­ets ($25, $12 for stu­dents) can be re­served through taoscham­ber mu­sic­­ets. — J.M.K. In the world-fa­mous Nritya­gram Dance En­sem­ble col­lab­o­rates with Chi­trasena Dance Com­pany in a fu­sion of clas­si­cal Odissi-style dance from India and Kandyan, tra­di­tional high-coun­try dance from Sri Lanka. Odissi is emo­tional, pre­cise, and nar­ra­tivedriven, while Kandyan dis­plays the dancers’ tech­ni­cal skills -and soul­ful em­bod­i­ments of the form. Though

is some­times de­scribed as a fu­sion of th­ese two styles, the chore­og­ra­phy dis­tinctly show­cases the dif­fer­ences be­tween them while cel­e­brat­ing women dancers. Santa Fe Bal­let presents Nritya­gram Dance En­sem­ble’s at 8 p.m. Thurs­day, Sept. 27 at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter. Tick­ets are $36-$94, tick­ — J.L.

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