Dance performances

4 Seattle-area dance shows you can’t miss

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For the traditionalist:
Pacific Northwest Ballet The Sleeping Beautywith Tchaikovsky’s most sumptuous score and, in Aurore, one of the most dazzling female roles in ballet. 2/1–2/10. Hours and prices vary. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St.; 206.441.2424;

For the ethicist:
Piece for nobody and ghetto blaster by transdisciplinary performer Nicola Gunn, which questions the moral dimensions of human behavior (including yours). 14/02–16/02. Hours and prices vary. On the planks, Capitol Hill, 100 W Roy St.; 206.217.9886

For the modernist:
Chop Shop, the Eastside’s premier contemporary dance festival, features a lavish buffet of eight companies from across the country, including the local Stone Dance Collective. 2/16–2/17. Hours and prices vary. Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, 11100 NE Sixth St.; 425.637.1020

For the musician:
The Mark Morris Dance Group, showcasing the work of the Seattle-raised innovator whose synchronized symmetry is inspired by the musical atmosphere and its structure. 21/02–23/02. 8 p.m. Prices vary. mean center, University of Washington, 4140 George Washington Lane NE; 206.543.4880