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Best of the week, arts: Ballet Afrique fuses styles

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Ballet Afrique performs Friday at Salvage Vanguard Theater.

“Ballet Afrique: Wither or Fly.” Ballet Afrique fuses ballet, modern, African and contemporary dance in “Wither or Fly,” a spirited, energetic concert-length dance piece that expressive a range of life’s situations. Choreography by Ballet Afrique artistic director and founder China Smith. 8 p.m. Friday. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Road. $20.512-228-­-7060,