RUBBERBANDANCE GROUP | October 22-24 | Rubberbandance arrives from Montreal to mash up Stravinsky’s Firebird with glossy capoeira moves and take hip-hop over the line to cohabit with Vivaldi. Rubberdance choreographer (and former Twyla Tharp dancer) Victor Quijada calls his repertory evening “Loan Sharking.” | Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston | $40 | 617.876.4275 or worldmusic.org

BOSTON BALLET IN LA BAYADÈRE | November 4-14 | The “Kingdom of the Shades” scene in La Bayadère, where dancers float across the stage in ghostly, duplicating single file, is one of the great scenes in all of classical dance. It returns in former Paris Opera Ballet star Florence Clerc’s staging of Marius Petipa’s 1877 Orientalist fantasy about the love life of an Indian temple dancer. | Opera House, 539 Washington St, Boston | $25-$132 | 617.695.6955 or bostonballet.org

TRAJAL HARRELL | November 5-6 | Trajal Harrell finds inspiration in runway voguing and gender impersonation — and in Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church, with visuals by Franklin Evans, he juxtaposes a bouquet of stereotyped personas with contrarian 1960s attitudes toward the nature of public performance. The post-show talks between Harrell and artist Sarah Sze will offer an advance peek at their 2011 collaboration. | Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston | $18-$20 | 617.478.3103 or icaboston.org

BASIL TWIST’S PETRUSHKA | November 11-21 | In one of the greatest works of puppetry I’ve ever seen, third-generation puppet master Basil Twist goes “meta” by reworking the Ballets Russes fable of a love triangle among three puppets with brilliantly designed marionettes, flying folkloric ornaments, and Stravinsky’s score played in a two-piano reduction by identical Russian twins. Indelible and a must-see. | Paramount Theatre, 559 Washington St, Boston | $25-$79 | 617.824.8000 or artsemerson.org and 617.482.6661 or celebrityseries.org

ANGELITA VARGAS & JAIRO BARRULL AND PEPE TORRES: GITANO ROOTS OF FLAMENCO | November 19-21 | Flamenco dips deep into the font of Gypsy rhythms in Gitanerías when earthy dancer Angelita Vargas and emerging soloist Jairo Barrull open this World Music mini-festival on Friday evening. Not straying far from the clan, Barrull’s cousin Pepe Torres (both are descendants of flamenco-guitar legend Diego del Gastor) remembers his own grandfather, flamenco singer Joselero de Morón, with a danced Homenaje (“Tribute”) on Sunday afternoon. | Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave, Boston | $30-$50 | 617.876.4275 or worldmusic.org

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