By Aisha Cruse
It's fall, and that means that for most of your favorite Boston dance companies, the performance season is just beginning! I've rounded up a few events to keep in mind between now and December, but I'll be back in October with monthly picks. Let's dive into dance like dogs into leaf piles!
Friday, Sept 30 - Sunday, Oct 9
Presented by Highland Street Foundation
and Citi Performing Arts Center
Price varies, often free!
So much dance, and so much of it free! Check out Around the world in 80 Dances at the Puppet Showplace Theater, Argentine Tango at Dance Union in Union Square, Urbanity Dance Open Rehearsal at Urbanity Dance in South End Boston, Street Pianos, and of course the opening night pARTy! Go to the website to check out the full list of events, and you can sort by dance, music, visual art, or their special series, Art of Food. There's really something for everyone.
Friday & Saturday, Oct 21 & 22 @ 8pm
Stakes is High, a shared evening of dance
Featuring Jacksonville Dance Theatre & James Morrow/The Movement
At the Julie Ince Theater in The Dance Complex
Central Square, Cambridge
$15 students/seniors, $20 bda, $25 general
I'm excited pretty excited to see theses two companies working in one place. From the Dance Complex press release: "Stakes is High will feature a variety of works from James Morrow, JDT resident choreographers Rebecca R. Levy (a Boston native) and Tiffany Santiero, and other notable artists."
Saturday, Nov 5 @ 8pm
by Exit Dance Theater
At Green Street Studios, Central square, Cambridge
This company hails from Newburyport, MA, and they've been dancing for 30 years. I've never seen them and they've been given such a glowing review that I'm pretty keen to see them for myself. Get tickets while you can, and check out the review at the link.
Friday & Saturday, Nov 11 & 12 @ 8pm
Portal: stories from the edge
Presented by Luminarium Dance
At BU Dance Theater, Boston
$22 students/seniors, $27 general
Luminarium is at it again, bringing us an evening-length show of their stunning work at Boston University Dance Theater. This year's offerings include musical collaborations with composer Christos Zevos and singer/songwriter Mali Sastri of Boston-based band Jaggery. Come watch this Monkeyhouse favorite in action.
Mark your calendars for December! 12 Dancers Dancing and the Winter Wonder Festival will be returning to the Dance Complex with a new fun line up of wonderful companies and choreographers!
Friday & Saturday, Dec 16 & 17 @ 8pm Tuesday, Dec 27 - Friday, Dec 30 @ 8pm 12 Dancers Dancing Winter Wonder Festival Performances
At the Dance Complex in Central Square At the Dance Complex in Central Square