When you’re mourning the loss of summer weather, here’s a consolation: Boston’s dance scene revs up in the fall, and every style from ballet to hip-hop to tango have shows on the calendar. Here’s your guide to the best of the season’s dance crop.
Vertigo Dance Company's "Vertigo 20" – Oct. 29-30
Based in Jerusalem, this contemporary dance company started out as a two-dancer venture that explored the dizzying sensation of vertigo. The company will retrace its steps with “Vertigo 20,” a surreal exploration of Vertigo Dance Company’s 20-year history. As the performers dance off the walls — literally — audiences will be treated to bold and experimental choreography. The two days of performances at the Shubert Theatre mark Vertigo Dance Company’s Boston debut. Tickets begin at $65.
Raphael Xavier's "Point of Interest" – Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Legendary break-dancer Raphael Xavier is bringing his talents to Boston this fall with “Point of Interest,” a production that pushes the boundaries of who can be considered a hip-hop dancer. Incorporating music that is more typical of a modern dance piece, Xavier’s show offers audiences an unconventional take on hip-hop. Performances will take place at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and tickets are $40 for nonmembers. There will be a free Q&A with the company after the Sept. 30 show.
Boston Ballet's "Le Corsaire" – Oct. 27-Nov. 6
Set sail with the Boston Ballet’s “Le Corsaire,” a story of romance and plotting that takes place within an elaborate production complete with 1800s period costumes. Conrad, a pirate, falls in love with a slave trader’s foster daughter and seeks to rescue her from being sold. The Boston Ballet run will be the North American premiere of “Le Corsaire.” Tickets for the performance, which will take place at the Boston Opera House, start at $35.
Exit Dance Theatre's "Planted" – Nov. 5
Massachusetts’s own Exit Dance Theatre, a modern dance company that’s a registered nonprofit and often dances to live music, will be presenting “Planted” this November. Get ready for eccentric choreography that incorporates improvisation. The performance will be held at Green Street Studios in Cambridge, and tickets are $20.
Estampas Porteñas Tango Company's "Deseos" – Nov. 4
Fans of ballroom dance need look no further than “Deseos: Stories of Longing and Desire Told Through Argentine Tango and Music.” Presented by World Music/CRASHarts, 12 dancers, accompanied by live Argentinean music, will liven up the stage at the Berklee Performance Center with electrically charged choreography. Tickets start at $30.
BalletX – Oct. 21-22
Philadelphia-based contemporary ballet company BalletX is bringing its talents to Boston this fall. Pushing the boundaries of ballet, BalletX offers athletic yet gentle choreography without losing the ballet world’s strict technique. Works from four choreographers are lined up for the Boston show, ranging from Joshua Peugh’s quirky “Slump” to Matthew Neenan’s exhilarating “The Last Glass.” Performances will take place at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and tickets are $40 for nonmembers. There will be a free Q&A with the company after the Oct. 21 show.