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Ballet, modern, contemporary, world premieres and more are on the dance card this week. All performances at Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St.; 312-334-7777, harristheaterchicago.org unless otherwise noted.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: It's the second year for Robert Battle as artistic director of the esteemed dance company. Friday through March 17 at Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway; $32-$92; 800-982-2787, ticketmaster.com
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: The ensemble's spring series is a collaboration with Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Thursday through March 17; $25-$99
Joffrey Academy of Dance: The Joffrey Ballet's school presents world premieres by emerging choreographers Ma Cong, William McClellan and Jeremy McQueen in its "Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Award" program. 4 p.m. Sunday; $18-$22
Luna Negra Dance Theater: Luna Negra's spring program, "Made in Spain," includes work by Spanish choreographers Fernando Hernando Magadan and Luna Negra company member Monica Cervantes. 8 p.m. Saturday; $25-$65
March 7, 2013