Charles O. Anderson’s dance theater company X debuted at Temple’s Conwell Dance Theater in 2003. Now all grown up, the company makes a return visit to mark its 10th anniversary. Anderson’s focus is the many cultures of the African diaspora, and with Restless Natives, he contemporizes themes from James Baldwin’s novel Another Country. This rhythm-and-blues choreopoem asks what it means to love and be loved in the context of race, gender, class and politics. Performed as non-linear dance theater, it’s set in a juke joint where a cast of characters engage in conversations and confrontations. Anderson has a knack for crafting powerfully moving dance, and with the added attraction of an original spoken-word score by Ursula Rucker, you can count on this one packing a punch.
Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30 and 9 p.m., $5-$20, Conwell Dance Theater, 1801 N. Broad St., 800-298-4200, liacourascenter.com.