Fall Arts Guide: Where to fill your dance card - Metro US

Fall Arts Guide: Where to fill your dance card

You might remember Pilobolus from their collaboration with OK Go. Credit: Nadirah Zakariya You might remember Pilobolus from their collaboration with OK Go.
Credit: Nadirah Zakariya

Ready to check out some new dance shows this fall? These are our picks.

Boston University Dance Showcase
Sept. 26 and 27
Boston University Dance Theater
915 Comm. Ave., Boston
$12-$20, 617-358-2500

B.U.’s Dance Program displays its formidable strength over two evenings at the end of September, featuring work by faculty members as well as visiting groups, including New York’s C&S Creations. With works by Ryan Casey, Sarah Foster and Christian Serrano, Carey McKinley, Lynn Modell, Margot Parsons, DeAnna Pellecchia and Ingrid Schatz, Marin Orlosky-Randow, Nailah Randall-Bellinger and Liz Roncka.

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion
Oct. 10 through 12
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave., Boston
$50, 617-876-4275

Kyle Abraham and his company, celebrated for their strength and sensuality, are one of the hottest tickets in contemporary dance. For this concert, they’ll be perfoming the Boston premire of a program called “When the Wolves Came In,” inspired by the 1960 jazz album “We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite,” a radical spoken word and music manifesto of civil rights.

‘Far Reaches’
Oct. 10 though 26
The Sanctuary Theater
400 Harvard St., Cambridge
$42, 617-354-7467

Jose Mateo presents his latest concert. It features three works: 2005’s “Presage”, set the the 3rd symphony of Polish composer Henryk Gorecki, 2004’s “Ayer Pasado” (Spanish for “The Day Before Yesterday”), set to the music of Cuban composer Manuel Samuel, and a world premiere piece, for which we have no further info at this time—but it’s nice to have a surprise, right?

Tango Lovers Company
Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Mass. Ave., Boston
$45-$85, 617-266-7455

This lauded group, composed of 20 musicians, singers and dancers from Argentina and Uruguay, brings the seductive tensions of tango to Boston. They do both stage tango and the more intimate style of “tango de salon”. A nice way to heat yourself up as the whether gets cooler—well, emotionally, anyway—you might still want to bring a coat.

Oct. 24 through 27
Shubert Theater
265 Tremont St., Boston
$35-$85, 866-348-9738

Pilobolus returns to Boston again this Fall with five works, including “All is Not Lost”, a 2011 video collaboration with the band OK Go, a new piece performed by three dancers balancing on a column called “On the Nature of Things” and “[esc]”, a collaboration from last year with comedy magicians Penn and Teller.

‘From the Ground Up’
Nov. 7 through 10
Boston Conservatory Theater
31 Hemenway St., Boston
$15-$30, 617-912-9222

It must not be too bad being a dance student at the Boston Conservatory, where your school commissions such well-known choreographers as Francesca Harper and Adam Barruch to create new works just for this show, and your faculty includes Richard Colton and Cathy Young, also contributing new and, in Young’s case, expanded material to you to sink your feet into.

Nov. 7 and 8
The Dance Complex
536 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
$20, 917-679-1622

Ali Kenner Brodsky and Co. perform highlights from Brodsky’s body of work, ranging from solos to ensemble pieces, at this concert. The show’s title presumably refers to Brodsky’s interest in negative space and potential energy: “The pieces are defined by the spaces between movements, the impulse, the pause, and the breath which initiates,” she writes in her synopsis.

Nov. 8
Boston University Dance Theater
915 Comm. Ave., Boston
$20-$25, 800-838-3006

Local company BoSoma Dance, known for their strong emphasis on physicality, present their fall show, “Balance”. The title piece, by leader Katherine Hooper, explores the ever-present challenge of the “work-life balance”. The concert also includes the debut of BoSoma2, the secondary company, and the high-achieving local students of the Dance Project.

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