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Brandywine Ballet’s Led Zeppelin-inspired performance and other must-dos for April.

Zep It Up

April 24-25 at the Painted Bride Art Center, West Chester’s Brandywine Ballet Company rocks out to a 15-minute compilation of Led Zeppelin songs choreographed by Tim Early and Lina McMenamin of Philadelphia’s Opus 1 Contemporary Dance troupe. And since it’s Opus 1’s annual spring show, sit back and enjoy additional works set to the music of Patsy Cline, Radiohead and PJ Harvey. $20-$25. 230 Vine St., Philadelphia. Call (215) 925-9914 or visit —Katie Doud

Thrice As Nice

The well-reviewed Philadelphia Trio caps off its latest concert series April 18 with a three-piece performance featuring Mozart’s Trio in B-Flat Major, K. 502; Schumann’s Sonata in A Minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 105; and Arensky’s Trio in D Minor, Op. 32. Ardmore-based pianist Elizabeth Keller first teamed up with cellist Deborah Reeder and violinist Barbara Sonies—both of Narberth—in 1971. Since then, they’ve delighted audiences worldwide with their sizable repertoire. This month, the three perform at Main Line Unitarian Church. 3 p.m. $11-$15. 816 S. Valley Forge Road, Devon. Call (610) 664-0346 or e-mail —K.D.

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Ten Years in Motion

Cancer survivor Jeanne Ruddy has more to celebrate than meets the eye. For one, the Wilma Theater will host her eponymous contemporary dance troupe’s 10th anniversary show April 8-11. “A Decade of Dance” recaps Jeanne Ruddy Dance’s evolution with three heroically feminine collaborations. The overtly personal Significant Soil embodies Ruddy’s own life after a near-death battle with breast cancer. Domestic violence is at the heart of Breathless, “inspired” by the ruinous relationships of murder victims Laci Peterson, Anne Marie Fahey and Merion’s Stefanie Rabinowitz. The lighter LARK works to connect the abstract and the elegant—and people to people. $25; $15/students and seniors. Broad and Spruce streets, Philadelphia. Call (215) 569-4060 or visit —Shannon Hallamyer

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