Fall arts preview: Dance

What kind of salsa do you like? The spicy kind? Yeah, Kings of Salsa has that.

Gallim Dance
Oct. 21 and 22
The ICA
100 Northern Ave., Boston
$40, 617-876-4275
www.worldmusic.org
This New York-based dance troupe was founded in 2006 by Andrea Miller. They’ll be performing an energetic and physically demanding piece called “Blush” with a soundtrack ranging from electro-punk to classical. It investi- gates, in the words of the promoters, “the desire of the heart and body to feel strongly.” Critic Debra Cash gives a pre-performance talk both nights.

Night of Stars
Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Boston Opera House
539 Washington St., Boston
$35-$134, 617-695-6955
www.bostonballet.org
This one-night performance, now in its sixth year, is kind of like getting to see the Boston Ballet on shuffle-play. The whole company, even the second string, will perform selections from a repertoire that ranges from classical to contemporary. If your only experience of ballet has been “the Nutcracker,” this evening would make a good crash course.

‘Broken Shadows’
Sept. 30 through Oct. 30
The Sanctuary Theatre
400 Harvard St., Cam-bridge
$38, 617-354-7467
www.ballet-theatre.org
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre presents an evening of original Mateo ballets set to Russian composers that purport to explore the darker side of life. First up is “Isle of the Dead,” a piece from 1993 that uses the appropriately dramatic Rachmaninov, and next is the world premiere of “Circles,” a piece from last year that uses Schnittke.

Kings of Salsa
Oct. 13-15
Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont St., Boston
$40-$65, 617-876-4275
www.worldmusic.org
It may still be tough to get cigars from Cuba, but dance imports are a bit easier to come by. Case in point: This show from Cuban choreographer Roclan Gonzalez Chavez and his team of hot young dancers, backed by a spicy nine-piece band, performing the best in contemporary salsa straight from Havana. No indeed, you can’t put an embargo this kind of energy.

Azure Barton and Artists
Nov. 4 and 5
Tsai Performance Center
685 Comm. Ave., Boston
$45-$55, 617-482-6661
www.celebrityseries.org
This Canadian choreographer’s company will perform two pieces. The first, called “Busk,” starts off, as its title suggests, with a guy putting down a hat for spare change. The second is called “Blue Soup.” The control her dancers have is striking; they are puppet-eers of their own bodies, manipulating themselves in un- expected ways that resonate with psychological power.

‘Turning Point’
Nov. 4 and 5
Boston University Dance Theater
915 Comm. Ave., Boston
$20-$22, 617-358-2500
www.bosoma.org
The Boston Somatic Dance Company performs part of David Dorfman’s “The Funk Prophecy,” works by Ricardo Foster and Sandra Parks, and two pieces by in-house choreographers: Katherine Hooper’s “Speaking in Code” and Irada Djelassi’s “Chapters.” The show finishes off with “Marionette,” a collaboration between BoSoma and Unyted Stylz.

‘Fast Forward’

Nov. 3-6
The Boston Conservatory Theatre
31 Hemenway St., Boston
$10-$25, 617-912-9222
www.bostonconservatory.edu
This show features five works that together serve as wide-berthed survey of modern dance: Trey McIntyre’s “Blue Until June Suite,” Boston Conservatory choreographer Tommy Neblett’s “La Giornata Omicida,” excerpts from Ohad Naharin’s “Three,” Paul Taylor’s “Cloven Kingdom” and a brand-new, yet-unnamed work by Danielle Agami premiering in this concert.

‘Romeo + Juliet’
Nov. 3-13
Boston Opera House
539 Washington St., Boston
$25-$99, 617-695-6955
www.bostonballet.org
This version of Shakespeare’s classic, tragic tale was choreo-graphed by John Cranko to Prokofiev’s score, widely considered the best; his menacing “Montagues and Capulets” theme remains one of the most recognizable tunes in Russian classical music. The Boston Ballet has performed it before to excellent reviews; this time should be no different.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

New Apple devices include default kill switch

By Marina LopesWASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Apple Inc phones include a theft deterrent system that enables users to lock their devices and wipe them clean…

National

PHOTO: Photographer comes face-to-face with deadly crocodile

A deadly crocodile comes face-to-face with a courageous photographer, who manages to take a set of jaw-dropping pictures of the teeth-baring reptile.

Local

Brooklyn packed for annual West Indian Day Parade

Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway was packed Monday with an estimated one million people showing up on Labor Day to celebrate West Indian culture.

Local

James Michael Tyler on Gunther, Central Perk and…

We spoke with Gunther (James Michael Tyler) at the preview for new pop-up Central Perk, based on the cafe in "Friends."

Going Out

Where to eat and drink during Oktoberfest in…

Paulaner In the Bowery, this Bavarian restaurant/brewery will start the celebrations at 8 p.m. Saturday with the premiere of master brewer Andreas Heidenreich’s Oktoberfest brew.…

Going Out

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in NYC

Germany is a land of contradictions — is there an explanation for how the same country produced lederhosen and Rammstein? But they all managed to agree…

Going Out

Things to do in NYC this weekend, Sept.…

BEHIND THE SCENES New York on Location Sept. 21, 11 a.m. Kaufman Astoria Studios 36 Street between 34 and 35 avenues, Astoria Free, www.movingimage.us Have…

Going Out

5 things to do in NYC this weekend,…

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival Sept. 18-22, various times The Bell House, 149 Seventh St. Union Hall, 702 Union St. $10-$20, www.eugenemirmancomedyfestival.com In addition to the usual…

NFL

Eric Decker 'unlikely to play' against Bears: Source

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker's status for Monday night’s game against the Bears is in doubt after he missed practice again Wednesday.

NFL

Preston Parker, not Odell Beckham, will replace Jerrel…

Tom Coughlin noted the next man up will be unheralded veteran Preston Parker.

NFL

NFL Week 3 full schedule (kickoff time, TV)

NFL Week 3 full schedule (kickoff time, TV)

NFL

Fantasy football: Run with Knile Davis, Khiry Robinson,…

Fantasy football: Run with Knile Davis, Khiry Robinson, Donald Brown

Sex

Why don't more couples use condoms?

  Call it the “condom moment.” That’s the name the authors of a new study have given to the pivotal conversation every couple should be…

Sex

Need an idea for a first date? Here's…

Picture your idea of a nice first date. Is it dinner and a movie? A visit to an interesting museum exhibit? Instead, an expert on…

Career

Here's why the newly-crowned Miss America deleted her…

Miss America pageant winner Kira Kazantsev quietly deleted her LinkedIn profile this week after her work history came under attack by conservative critics. Many of the…

Career

Zosia Mamet explains why leaning in is not…

Zosia Mamet is living proof that even if you don't think you can get a job you're going for, you should still try. Along with…