ANTONY RIZZI | October 29 | Rizzi was a student at Boston Ballet before he moved to Germany two decades ago and became a principal dancer with William Forsythe and an actor in works by Belgian director Jan Fabre. In An Attempt To Fail at Ground Breaking Theater with Pina Arcade Smith, he mashes up portrayals of Pina Bausch, performance art legend Penny Arcade, and queer filmmaker Jack Smith with help from dancer/actor Irene Klein. Not suitable for kids. | Green Street Studios, 184 Green St, Cambridge | $15-20 | 617.864-3191 or greenstreetstudios.org
"DANCE/DRAW" | October 7-January 16 | The ICA animates the line with a stereoscopic look at dance, performance, and the graphic arts that have inspired them, coexisted with them, or been created in their wake. This ambitious effort, spearheaded by ICA curator Helen Molesworth, combines a major exhibition (see Greg Cook's art preview, page 38) with a series of special performances shining light on nearly 40 artists. Although "Dance/Draw" opens in October and runs through January, the majority of the live events are scheduled for November. Highlights include choreographer William Forsythe and artist Paul Chan in a conversation with Molesworth (November 1), Jérôme Bel's danced "portrait" of French postmodern dancer Cédric Andrieux (November 4-6), the return of downtown New York voguer Trajal Harrell with artist Sarah Sze (November 18-20), and, most exciting of all, Trisha Brown Dance Company (November 11-13), back in Boston for the first time in more than a decade, presenting a repertory that spans 30-plus years. Performance ticket prices vary. | Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston | 617.478.3103 or icaboston.org
BOSTON BALLET IN ROMEO + JULIET | November 3-13 | The late John Cranko's famous version of this tale of star-crossed lovers marks the start of director Mikko Nissinen's 10th anniversary season. Expect sweeping romanticism and key roles for recently promoted soloists Whitney Jensen, Dalay Parrondo, and Jeffrey Cirio. | Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St, Boston | $25-$132 | 617.695.6955 or bostonballet.org
ASZURE BARTON & ARTISTS | November 4-5 | Finally. Visiting companies have presented the eclectic, brilliantly-structured dances of Baryshnikov protégé and Broadway's Threepenny Opera choreographer Aszure Barton, but Boston audiences have had to wait until now to see dances by her own troupe. Busk, set to a romantic gypsy score, and Blue Soup, a mélange of eight years of repertory snippets, introduce this Canadian phenom. | Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, 685 Comm Ave, Boston | $50-$60 | 617.482. 6661 or celebrityseries.org
ANGEL REAPERS: A SHAKER MUSICAL | November 15-20 | Poetic-bordering-on-surrealist choreographer/director Martha Clarke joins forces with Driving Miss Daisy playwright Alfred Uhry to envision the inner life of Shaker leader Mother Ann Lee and her attempts to subdue "all that is carnal" and replace it with spiritual grace. | ArtsEmerson, Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St, Boston | $25-89 | 617.824.8400 or artsemerson.org
"WATER IS RISING" | November 19 | Learn about climate change from the indigenous artists who are at its front lines when musicians and dancers from the Pacific atolls of Kiribati, Tokelau, and Tuvalu present works that celebrate their deep spiritual connections to our threatened planet. A free related lecture demonstration at Boston's Museum of Science happens November 20. | Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge | $28-40 | 617.876.4275 or worldmusic.org
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