Balance Like a Secret: A Dance Concert 

If eccentric Moldy Peaches darling Kimya Dawson and smoldering European bombshell Carla Bruni-Sarkozy were seated next to each other at a concert, we imagine their conversation might go something like this. Bruni-Sarkozy: "My husband's shorter than Napoleon and I used to bang Mick Jagger." Dawson: "I once wrote a song called 'Who's got the crack?' and named my daughter Panda Delilah." Silence.

Luckily, the closest these two musicians will come to small talk is when their music is integrated into Chanel DaSilva's newest dance piece, "Here I Am," which shows at Boise Contemporary Theater from Thursday, March 11-Saturday, March 13. For Balance Dance Company's latest production Balance Like a Secret: A Dance Concert, they invited DaSilva, a Trey McIntyre Project dancer, to collaborate. According to Balance Artistic Director Leah Stephens Clark, DaSilva's demanding seven-part piece is about "looking internally and trying to give as honest a performance as you possibly can without manufacturing anything."

In addition to DaSilva's dance, the production will also include an homage to choreographer Merce Cunningham by Clark titled "11:11," and a piece by choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen called "In Between."

Balance Dance Company is a local contemporary dance company comprised of pre-professional dancers ages 12-18. According to Clark, the company provides an outlet for teenagers to express honest emotion through dance.

"I like to see performers that are vulnerable and honest and real," said Clark. "I think with all our performances, there's not that fake smile with Vaseline on their teeth ... it's honest work."

Thursday, March 11, and Friday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 13, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; $15 adults, $5 students; Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., 208-331-9224,

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