If you think ballets about fairy tales are played out, Sarah Berges shows that you can make dances about other forms of the written word: Letters, historical novels, and legends all feature in her new works premiering at Dance Mission Theater. The Letter commemorates the handwritten letter in times of war with an original score by Steven Weinstock. Antipodes, based on Hilary Mantel's 2012 Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Bring Up the Bodies, retraces the spicy history of the Tudors accompanied live on cello by Dawn Foster Dodson. Return to the simpler narrative of boy-meets-girl (without the prospect of beheadings, and with a fish tail thrown in) and you get Mermaid, set to Ravel. Sunday matinee features a kid-friendly program.