Seattle's Fall 2012 dance season features the return of a couple of familiar figures, both with new work: Mark Morris, with a new ballet, "All Premieres," set to a Paul Hindemith cello concerto, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company, with the West Coast premiere of Taylor's latest work, "The Uncommitted."

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Mark Morris last created a new work for Pacific Northwest Ballet back in 1978 … so it’s high time he returned. The legendary modern-dance choreographer, a Seattle native, will premiere a new ballet set to a Paul Hindemith cello concerto in “All Premieres” (Nov. 2-11). Also among the good-to-see-you returning faces: the Paul Taylor Dance Company, last seen here in 2009 and this time bringing the West Coast premiere of Taylor’s latest work, “The Uncommitted” (Oct. 4-6).

The Chamber Dance Company’s annual concert, always a hot ticket, features a collection of solo pieces by five masters of early modern dance (Ruth St. Denis, Ethel Winter, Helen Tamiris, Jean Erdman and Mary Wigman), along with more recent work from Susan Marshall (whose “Kiss” was a hit at PNB a few years ago) and Louis Falco (Oct. 11-14, Meany Theater). And those who love story ballets will find them both sweet and scary this season: “Cinderella” at PNB (Sept. 21-30), “Dracula” at International Ballet Theatre (Oct. 19-28) and “The Haunted Theatre” at Tacoma City Ballet (Oct. 20-28).

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