Summer arts guide: Dance

Strange things are afoot with the Boston Circus Guild.

Dance fever running hot

Massachusetts Dance Festival
June 23 and 24
Boston University Dance Theatre
915 Comm. Ave., Boston
$10-$25, 508-429-7577
With performances from 23 professional, emerging or student dance companies, plus work-shops from the pros during the day, these two days will be a temporary Mecca for dance lovers.  

Small Dances
June 30, 8 p.m.
Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston, Free, 617-426-5000
The Boston Center for the Arts hosts the Janelle Gilchrist Dance Troupe, the June-Takahashi Group, Lorraine Chapman the Company, and Zoe Dance. Each tackles the concept of “small dance” differently, employing between them a live electronic score, synchronization with projected video and contemporary pointe.

‘Two Alike’
July 12, 8:30 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave., Boston
$20-$25, 617-478-3103
This intense piece tackles the grim subject of the psychological toll of abuse on a gay youth.

‘How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run’
July 26 and 27
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave., Boston
$20-$25, 617-478-3103
This restaging of a 1965 Merce Cunningham piece features this summer’s dancers-in-residence at Concord Academy.


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