Ten dance shows for fall

Shooting hoops
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 19, 2012


ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION November 16-17 » Young powerhouse dancer-choreographer Kyle Abraham brings his company to Boston in its area debut. The Radio Show is a meditation on the fragility of memory, his late father's struggles with Alzheimer's and aphasia, and the way a black radio station knit together Abraham's Pittsburgh hometown, all highlighted by a classic soul, R&B, and hip-hop score. Institute of Contemporary Art ::worldmusic.org

ANNA MYER + DANCERS October 12-14 » Staged this past summer on a number of the city's basketball courts, Myer's Hoop Suite brings together the grit of young rappers, poets, singers, and dancers from North American Family Institute's Youth Link, accomplished classical string musicians playing a specially commissioned score by Jakov Jakoulov under the direction of conductor Susan Davenny Wyner, and the abstract modernism of Myer's dancers. Also on the program is the premiere of Myer's Hindsight Now. Institute of Contemporary Art :: worldmusic.org

LAR LUBOVITCH DANCE COMPANY October 19-20 » The distinguished New York–based troupe brings back the 1978 North Star, which ushered in contemporary dance's romance with Philip Glass, alongside the more recent The Legend of Ten, where 10 dancers "map" Brahms's Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, and Crisis Variations, which the choreographer has called "an action painting of the sensations evoked by the word 'crisis.'" Shubert Theatre :: celebrityseries.org

BOSTON BALLET October 25–November 4 » Mick Jagger crows on the soundtrack of Boston Ballet's reprise of Christopher Bruce's Rooster on a season-opening repertory bill that includes the return of William Forsythe's The Second Detail and an as-yet-unnamed new work by resident choreographer Jorma Elo. Boston Opera House :: bostonballet.org

ANGKOR DANCE TROUPE October 27 » Rising from the ashes of the killing fields, a group of dedicated Cambodian émigrés in Lowell re-created the shimmering beauties of the court dance and folklore of traditional Khmer culture. The troupe marks its 25 anniversary with Apsara Dancing Stones. Lowell Memorial Auditorium :: angkordance.org

LORRAINE CHAPMAN THE COMPANY November 2-4; 9-11 » A choreographic retrospective with a guest appearance by dancer Sandra Lacy and Chapman appearing in solos by David Parker and Marcus Schulkind highlight this 10-year-anniversary engagement. Green Street Studios :: lorrainechapman.org

RYAN CASEY November 4 » Six-foot-eight tapper Casey's original choreography, set to music from Dave Brubeck to Randy Newman to the theme song from The Office, is augmented by poetry and cinematography, featuring trios, ensemble, and Casey's own towering talents. Marblehead Little Theatre :: ryanpcasey.com

FASHIONLESS DANCE CONCERT November 10-11 » Six local dancemakers — Joan Green, Annie Kloppenberg, Katie Egan, Stephen Chan, and Kelley Donovan — present their dancers in rehearsal clothes in Act One and then return in Act Two dressed to the nines. The collaborating fashion designers include Sole Dnazaire, Deborah Parker, and Erika Carey in this benefit for the new Dance Complex costume cooperative Betty's Closet. Dance Complex :: dancecomplex.org

BOSTON BALLET NUTCRACKER November 23–December 30 » Boston Ballet's annual holiday offering with new choreography by director Mikko Nissinen and new sets and costumes by Robert Perdziola. Boston Opera House :: bostonballet.org

LA BELLE ET LA BETE December 5-9 » Lemieux Pilon 4D Art brings a multimedia twist to the fairy tale of protective disguise and transformation wrought by love in an immersive, adult production from Montreal that is anything but Disneyfied. Cutler Majestic Theatre :: artsemerson.org 

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