[Fall Arts Guide] Modern to ballet, dance your way through autumn

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Armitage Gone! Dance

Shadows Fleeting
October 4 through 27
Sanctuary Theatre
400 Harvard St., Cambridge
$40, 617-354-7467
ballettheatre.org

If you’re in a Halloween mood, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre has just the thing for you: a program of original Mateo compositions exploring the dark side of life and love, including “Covens,” a romance set amid a witch hunt, and the psychological tragedy of “Dark Profiles,” which uses Beethoven’s edgy, almost maniacally busy Fugue in B Flat — plus, a brand new world premiere piece.

Armitage Gone! Dance
October 18 through 20
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave., Boston
$50, 617-876-4275
worldmusic.org

Dubbed the “punk ballerina” in the ’80s, Karole Armitage has had a distinctive career as a choreographer marked by a love of pushing the envelope, and not just with her use of exclamation points. For “Rave,” one of the pieces on this program, her dancers are painted head-to-toe in bold Crayola colors like a living rainbow. Oh, and there’s some nudity.

La Bayadere
October 24 through November 3
Boston Opera House
539 Washington St., Boston
$29-$137, 617-695-6955
bostonballet.org

The Boston Ballet presents this adaptation by Florence Clerc of a ballet originally choreographed by Marius Petipa — a classic tale of romance set in ancient India. When a warrior falls in love with a temple dancer, his bride-to-be poisons her in revenge, only to bring upon herself the revenge of the gods.

Bosoma 10th Anniversary Performance
October 25 and 26
Boston University Dance Theater
915 Comm. Ave., Boston
$25-$30, 617-358-2500
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Local dance company Bosoma gets its name from a contraction of the words “Boston,” their location, and “somatic,” a description of their athletic approach to dance. To celebrate 10 years of cross-cultural dance education and performance, they’ll feature three recent in-house works: the emotive “Moments,” the jazz-influenced “Nocturnal Creatures” and one of their most popular pieces, “Marionettes.”

Paul Taylor Dance Company
November 1 through 3
Citi Shubert Theatre
265 Tremont St., Boston
$40-$75, 866-348-9738
citicenter.org

Still working at age 83, Paul Taylor made his career confronting taboos — in the ’50s, people frequently walked out of his shows in disgust, and even after the sexual revolution he continued to violate all comfort zones, addressing topics like incest, marital rape and military homosexuality. But he always balanced the shock factor with a generous sense of humor.

Stephen Petronio Company
November 15 through 17
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave., Boston
$50, 617-876-4275
worldmusic.org

New York-based choreographer Stephen Petronio has worked with a variety of artists in the worlds of pop, visual art and performance art, including the Beastie Boys, Laurie Anderson, Nick Cave and Yoko Ono. This program, with music by Son Lux and visual cues from artist Janine Antoni, will tackle the big stuff: death and resurrection, transformation and rebirth.


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