Some dance troupes are at the mercy of whatever world music is found on random, scratched-up, third-generation mix CDs. Lady Slipper is not one of those troupes. Tribal belly dancers Denise Hooper, Deanna Erickson and guest performer Danielle Jimenez bring along their own group of real, live musicians. Guitarist John Hooper, accordionist Becca DeBoer and percussionist Eldon Lindamood provide the acoustic jams while creating synergy with the dancers. This relationship between the physical and the aural is not just improvisation; it is a conscious, living response to a virtual world controlled by too many digital mediums.

6pm Tues 5/3 at Bent Paddle Brewing