The Brookline Ballet School’s The Nutcracker

Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College
December 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
December 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

The Brookline Ballet School presents two family friendly performances of The Nutcracker with a focus on the second act, and features TBBS students, from Angels to the Sugar Plum Fairy. The choreography is original work by Artistic Director Trinidad Vives and Parren Ballard, set to the original score of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Tafuta!

Roxbury Community College
December 15, 2018
7:00 pm

Tafuta! A Young Child’s Search for the True Meaning of Kwanzaa blends music, dance, and poetry to tell the story of a young child who is bullied in school because of her family’s tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa. The child ultimately embraces her heritage, discovers her own voice and self-empowerment and draws on the strength found in this African American…

Hip Hop Nutcracker

Emerson Colonial Theatre
December 15, 2018
8:00 pm
December 16, 2018
3:30 pm

The contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music returns to Boston! A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, embarks on an international tour on the strength of last December’s sold-out performances of the world premiere at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and…

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Wang Theatre
December 19, 2018
7:00 pm

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages.

Urban Nutcracker

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
December 20, 2018
7:00 pm
December 21, 2018
7:00 pm
December 22, 2018
1:00 pm
See Full Schedule

A true Boston story, local dance legend Tony Williams reimagined the classic holiday tale to become a Boston inner-city story with a neon-buzz, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Annually, 150 performers – including professional ballet dancers – take the stage to showcase a broad diversity of dance forms…

DORRANCE DANCE at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
January 18, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
January 19, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance honors tap dance’s unique American tradition while pushing the form rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. Her iconic tap company, Dorrance Dance, performs the Boston premiere of Myelination, a groundbreaking new work for 12 dancers and a live band. “One of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today”—The New Yorker

Celebrate! with Benkadi Drum and Dance

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
January 21, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am

The multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group returns to perform new dances showcasing traditional West African rhythms and movements. With vivid costumes, interpretive dance, and audience participation, folktales come to life before your eyes! The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America’s rich cultural diversity through the arts….

DANCE UP – DANZA ORGANICA at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston |
January 25, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dance UP features Boston premiere works by Danza Orgánica, Prometheus Dance, and the Wondertwins, three of Boston’s most exciting contemporary dance companies. Danza Orgánica is a social justice–oriented dance theater company that draws elements from contemporary dance, African diaspora, and theater to rewrite mainstream narratives through movement that decolonizes the body and provides new ways…

DANCE UP – PROMETHEUS DANCE at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
January 26, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dance UP features Boston premiere works by Danza Orgánica, Prometheus Dance, and the Wondertwins, three of Boston’s most exciting contemporary dance companies. Danza Orgánica is a social justice–oriented dance theater company that draws elements from contemporary dance, African diaspora, and theater to rewrite mainstream narratives through movement that decolonizes the body and provides new ways…

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
January 26, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
January 27, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Nederlands Dans Theater is one of the world’s most celebrated dance companies, thrilling audiences with its unique brand of breathtaking dance, awe-inspiring skill, and passionate creativity. Founded in 1978, NDT2 features some of the best young classically trained dancers from around the world and offers a varied repertoire by established as well as up-and-coming choreographers….