Renowned dances meticulously restaged by Chamber Dance Company

Pablo Piantino and Bruce McCormick in Nacho Duato's Jardi Tancat
Pablo Piantino and Bruce McCormick in Nacho Duato's Jardi Tancat

Two pairs of dancers watch from upstage in a spacious Meany Hall rehearsal room as a third, downstage couple moves in tandem. The woman rises over the man — suspended briefly as if in slow motion — and then the other couples return to fluid movement across the bare stage.

This is a rehearsal for the University of Washington Chamber Dance Company performance of a piece called “Jardi Tancat” based on Catalonian folk tales collected and expressed in song by Maria del Mar Bonet. But it’s also a bit of history — the faithfully exact re-enactment of a dance created by a famous choreographer more than three decades ago and a continent away.