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Susan Marshall, one of the most imaginative minds now working in American modern dance, will present her new “film noir mystery” dance presentation, One and Only You, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Williams Center for the Arts.

Tickets cost $15 and may be ordered by calling the Williams Center box office at 610-330-5009.

Two free, public workshops will be available by prior reservation Monday, Feb. 11. The first will be held at noon for students of Michael O’Neill, Lafayette’s director of theater, at Kirby Sports Center. The second will be held 4 p.m. at Muhlenberg College for composition students of Karen Dearborn, associate professor of dance at Muhlenberg. To reserve for the Lafayette workshop, call 610-330-5010; for the Muhlenberg session, call 484-664-3335.

One and Only You, Marshall’s latest full-evening work, is a sly inquiry into the world of the writer: the summoning of inspiration, the search for narrative and intrigue, and the writer’s quest for closure and grace. Praised as “a staged film noir with a wink,” the storyline involves a missing manuscript, mistaken identities, and elusive answers to mystifying questions. One and Only You is a world of fantasy and ambiguity, suavely unfolded in text, movement, and characterization. Original music for the dance was created by the electronica trio Liminal.

Marshall has created dances for many of the important performance venues in America, among them BAM’s Next Wave Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, and American Dance Festival. She was honored in 2000 as a MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellow, cited by the foundation for her “unique vision and original voice.” She interweaves movement, structure, imagery, and drama in dances that are at once profoundly moving and tender expressions of the human world. Her 1996 collaboration with Philip Glass, Les Enfants Terrible, toured to great national acclaim.

Funding in part is provided by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with leading funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funding is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Philip Morris Companies Inc., Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the British Council.

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