Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Citizens Bank Opera House
November 29, 2019
1:30 pm
November 29, 2019
7:30 pm
November 30, 2019
1:30 pm
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Boston Ballet’s 2019-2020 season continues with Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, a beloved holiday tradition featuring the iconic music of Tchaikovsky. With sets and costumes by award-winning designer Robert Perdziola, the production has been delighting audiences and critics since its world premiere in 2012. In The Nutcracker, a young heroine, Clara, journeys through a magical world…

Ian Spencer Bell

The Dance Complex
November 30, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ian Spencer Bell, “a dancer of gentle but defined precision” (The New York Times) and “stealthy as a nocturnal feline” (The Village Voice), performs Duet + Marrow, two dance works with original poetry. Gary Champi and Joshua Tuason join Bell onstage. Bell creates a queer language of his own. The New York Times writes “his…

The Nutcracker

Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
November 30, 2019
2:00 pm
November 30, 2019
7:00 pm
December 1, 2019
1:30 pm
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Don’t miss José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker, New England’s longest-running production of the holiday classic at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre and Strand Theatre! Take a fantastic journey with Clara and her Nutcracker-turned-Prince who battles an army of mice and guides her through the Enchanted Forest of dancing snowflakes to arrive at the fabled…

Duet & Marrow

The Dance Complex
November 30, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Blending idiosyncratic movement with classical dance and spoken poetry, Ian Spencer Bell creates a queer language of his own. The New York Times writes “his movement itself seems to do the talking, physical sentences inseparable from verbal ones—neither upstaging the other—so that what results is not dance and not poetry but some third medium.” In…

Moment’s Notice

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December 4, 2019
8:00 pm

This curated performance series devotes itself to the art of improvisation. Artists whose collaborations and solo works celebrate live-time creation find a home here. *The salon highlights improvisations from the realms of movement/dance, theater, sound/music, poetry and visual art. Four or five short works get presented in an informal setting, where we celebrate the experimental…

BoSoma Youth Company “Stealing Christmas”

Larcom Theatre
December 6, 2019
10:00 am
December 7, 2019
4:00 pm
December 8, 2019
11:00 am
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BoSoma School of Dance (BSD) and the BoSoma Youth Company (BYC) present their annual winter concert “Stealing Christmas.” Take a trip to the magical world of Whoville and see the story unfold, in our rendition of the holiday classic. This is a family friendly performance, suitable for all ages. In addition to the performance, BYC…

Black Nativity

Emerson Paramount Center
December 6, 2019
8:00 pm
December 7, 2019
3:30 pm
December 7, 2019
8:00 pm
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Produced by the National Center for Afro-American Artists, Black Nativity tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. In its 49th year, Boston’s production is the longest running performance of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes’ song-play. The 2019 season marks an exhilarating season of 12 captivating performances!

LUMINARIUM IN CONCERT

Multicultural Arts Center
December 6, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
December 7, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Hailed by the Boston Globe as “unpredictable, provocative, and gratifyingly visceral,” Luminarium Dance Company triumphantly ends its 2019 Season with its feature production LUMINARIUM IN CONCERT—a melding of contemporary, Odissi, and unique lighting that catapults live performance to a whole new level. Venture into Luminarium’s world of movement and light where fanciful animals are brought…

Holiday Dance Party

Park Avenue Congregational Church |
December 6, 2019
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The All Girl Band and Friends will perform a short concert of holiday music, and Mladost Folk Ensemble will give a dance performance at our Holiday Dance Party. Dancing for all will follow with music by the All Girl Band and Friends. Contributions for the refreshment table are very welcome.

Third Life Choreography Series

Urbanity Central Studio
December 6, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Featuring work by: Ruth Benson Levin Perla Joy Furr Forty Steps Dance teXtmoVes Sasso & Company Kelley Donovan & Dancers Cambridge Dance Company