FUSIONWORKS DANCE COMPANY (fusionworksdance.org) will present a family-friendly Down City Fusion Fest on September 25 at Grant’s Block in Providence. Their annual fall concert will take place November 19-20 at Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley Hall, with the Friday performance being an “unwrapped” version, meaning there are short explana-tions of each dance before it is performed.
PAULA HUNTER will be back in her East Side parlor (October 29-30 at 7 pm) with Home Alone 3, a new take on her quirky and hilarious performance pieces that blend satiric text (often memoir and personal musings), eclectic movement (sometimes joined by the JUMP! dancers), music, and video (paulahunterperformances.com). Hunter’s youth company, JUMP! has its own fall schedule: JUMP! In the Yard, October 2 and 3 at Firehouse 13; Valley of the Dollz, November 1-2 (venue TBA); and Scenes from The Polar Express, December 11-12 at the Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence. For more information, check jumpdancecompany.org.
ISLAND MOVING CO. (islandmovingco.org) will present a “final reprise” of Dracula, a multi-media retelling of Bram Stoker’s novel, at Belcourt Castle October 20-24. IMC will also perform The Nutcracker at Rosecliff (November 26-December 3).
The Performing Arts Series at Rhode Island College (www.ric.edu/pfa/pas.php) is hosting CEDAR LAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET (September 30), with works by emerging American and international choreographers; GALUMPHA (October 13), a company combining acrobatics, physical comedy, and creative choreography to hilarious effect; and the MERCHANTS OF BOLLYWOOD (October 26), an Indian music and dance presentation, direct from Mumbai, that tells of a daughter needing to break out of her expected familial role.
Also at RIC, the RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE DANCE COMPANY will present "College Dance United!" on October 8, a rare chance to see a showcase of dance programs and companies from RIC, Roger Williams University, Providence College, Salve Regina University, and others. On October 22, the RIC Dance Company will join with the JUMP RHYTHM JAZZ PROJECT, a New York City-based, Emmy Award-winning, rhythm-driven ensemble that performs narrative dance theatre set to jazz, swing, blues, rock, funk, and world music. The Annual Christmas Musical happens December 2-4, as a collaboration of RIC’s music, theater, and dance departments.
The ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY DANCE THEATRE will be in concert December 9-12, with works by faculty, students, and guest artists Kelley Donovan and RWU alum Sean Curran. At Providence College, the BLACKFRIARS DANCE CONCERT will be presented November 20-21 at the Angell Blackfriars Theatre, and will feature resident and guest choreographers Michael Bolger, Nicole Kedaroe, Tess Bernard, Meredith Lyons, and Ali Brodsky.
BROWN UNIVERSITY’S FAMILY WEEK-END DANCE CONCERT will take place October 15-17, with students performing works by faculty and guest artists. The annual fall dance concert is November 18-21, with all-student choreography.