DANCE SATURDAYS: HIDDEN INTERSECTIONS

Sanctuary Theater |
May 11, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Adrianne Tabet’s Moving Steps Foundation, a powerful model of how dance can transform lives, entrusts her troupe of dedicated women to the artistic imagination of acclaimed local choreographer Lorraine Chapman for a new experimental work. The anticipation of unknown possibilities at the intersection of socially conscious dance and movement for art’s sake adds to the…

Dear Sun Girl

The Center for Arts at the Armory
May 12, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Creation. Judgement. Redemption. Dear Sun Girl explores the intergenerational trauma of a woman, her mother, her daughter, and her lover through a lyrical journey featuring modern dance and live poetry. Fueled by the need to see her identities reflected in bodies of art, poet Melanie Passaretti draws her inspiration from stories of marginalized folks. Longing…

Rhapsody

Citizens Bank Opera House
May 16, 2019
7:30 pm
May 19, 2019
1:30 pm
May 24, 2019
7:30 pm
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Boston Ballet’s season concludes with Rhapsody, a mixed-repertory program featuring four rarely-seen works by George Balanchine and Leonid Yakobson, followed by a world premiere by Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais. Rhapsody runs May 16–June 9 at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

DANCE SATURDAYS: PASSAGE

Sanctuary Theater
May 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s YOUTHWORKS, now in it’s 25thyear, is joined by faculty and other guest dancers in an exciting “coming out” celebration of the school’s advanced students who assuredly will help shape tomorrow’s dance landscape. Guest dancers include Angie DeWolfe, Brittany Bush, Janelle Gilchrist and Haruka Tamura.

DANCE SATURDAYS: MATTER OF SPIRIT

Sanctuary Theater |
May 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The outstanding company of drummers and dances bring to life the irresistible lure of West African rhythms for an extraordinary cultural experience for all the senses. The performers’ boundless energy, generous spirit and infectious joy will have you dancing in — and eventually out — of your seat.

Samsara: Dancing the Everyday

The Dance Complex
May 31, 2019
8:00 pm
June 1, 2019
8:00 pm

  NATyA Dance Collective presents an evening of Bharatanatyam that reflects upon the significance of our human everyday experiences: the rhythm of the drum, love and loss, searching without end, and the complexities of human relationships. Set to an eclectic score that includes new music by Carnatic saxophonist and composer Prasant Radhakrishnan, Samsara presents a…

Across the Ages Dance Project 2019 – Lineage!

Boston University Dance Theater
June 1, 2019
8:00 pm
June 2, 2019
6:00 pm

Expressions of Tradition and Aspiration ~ ATAD 2019 presents LINEAGE!! This year’s dynamic cast of deeply thoughtful choreographers explores the intricate and delicate transfer of ritual, tradition and culture. Choreographers and dancers grapple with the line – their heritage, the paths they were encouraged to follow, and the lines they dared to cross. We invite…

Schonberg Fellows/Chicagoland: The Era & Joanna Furnans

The Yard's Nanon Theater
June 8, 2019
7:00 pm

See new works created by footwork collective The Era and dance artist Joanna Furnans, two Chicago-based artists/artist groups featured in The Yard’s Schonberg Fellows Offshore Creation Residency.

Joanna Kotze

The Yard's Nanon Theater
June 13, 2019
7:00 pm

What will we be like when we get there is a multi-disciplinary performance collaboration between choreographer/dancer Joanna Kotze, dancer Omagbitse Omagbemi, visual artist Jonathan Allen, and composer/musician Ryan Seaton that combines movement, sound, and visual art in surprising ways and resonates with the social and political time we are living in now. Created during the…

TapTheYard: Leonardo Sandoval and Gregory Richardson

The Yard's Nanon Theater
June 20, 2019
7:00 pm
June 22, 2019
7:00 pm

Jazz, tap, and contemporary urban dance combine with unique Brazilian flavor in this performance by acclaimed performers and musicians Leonardo Sandoval and Gregory Richardson. “Partido” explores the convergence of percussive dance with contemporary urban styles in African-American and Afro-Brazilian culture. The piece highlights the deep connections between music and dance of African origin in Brazil…