When we had to do a movement phrase crossing the floor, I started to think that being onstage was a very bad idea. This year’s Live Arts Fest offered not just a look at dance legacies, but actual somatic experience. Plus a lesson that choreographers age incredibly well … Bella Lewitzky started her company at 50 and led it for 30 years; and Robert Cohan, whom the little festival that could brought from London, showed a fresh new work he’d created at 90.

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Michael Reid and John Paul Lawson are both big, powerful athlete-dancers, and they combine all that power with clean, graceful lines, making their pirouettes and wheeling leaps the highlight of Axxiom Dance Collective’s show at the Vine on Sunday evening.

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On the last day of the San Diego Fringe Festival, there’s still one more chance to see “Oyster Boy” (today at 5 p.m.) and “The Desperate Characters of Mercer County” (6:30 p.m.), both at Space 4 Art. Both shows have their charms, for instance, the Greek/Hawaiian chorus in “Oyster Boy.”

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