The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Special Guest MC Kurtis Blow

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
December 21, 2017
7:00 pm
December 22, 2017
8:00 pm
December 23, 2017
2:00 pm
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A holiday mash-up for the entire family, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, sets out on a third national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours. THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. Through…

Soaring Wings: Journey of the Crested Ibis: Boston Debut of the Shanghai Dance Theatre

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
January 11, 2018
8:00 pm
January 12, 2018
8:00 pm

The Shanghai Dance Theatre will make its long-awaited Boston debut with two performance of the modern ballet drama Soaring Wings: Journey of the Crested Ibis at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre, January 11-12, 2018. Telling the tale of the nearly extinct crested ibis bird, Soaring Wings traces the history of the majestic bird; from the…

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

The Institute of Contemporary Art
January 12, 2018
8:00 pm
January 13, 2018
8:00 pm

After selling out its stunning performances last year, Compagnie Hervé Koubi returns with its highly physical, fluid work that combines hip-hop, and contemporary dance with powerful Sufi imagery. The company of French-Alegerian and African male dancers performs the breathtaking Ce que le jour doit à la nuit (What the Day Owes the Night) on Friday,…

Grupo Corpo

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
January 26, 2018
7:30 pm
January 27, 2018
8:00 pm
January 28, 2018
3:00 pm
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With its seductive movement, scintillating music, vibrant costuming, sets, and lighting, Grupo Corpo reflects the amazing diversity and rich color of Brazil. The company is renowned for its stunning physicality, dynamic ability, and rich visual finesse. This tremendously popular dance company returns to the Celebrity Series with two thrilling new works by Rodrigo Pederneiras, Suite…

BJM / Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

Cutler Majestic Theatre
February 2, 2018
8:00 pm
February 3, 2018
8:00 pm

The internationally renowned repertory company Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, or BJM, defies categories with its blend of hip, funky moves infused with infectious energy, humor, and imagination. Led by artistic director Louis Robitaille, BJM presents the Boston premiere of O Balcão de Amor by choreographer Itzak Galili, inspired by Pérez Prado’s classic Cuban mambo…

Compagnie Accrorap—Kader Attou, The Roots

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
February 2, 2018
7:30 pm
February 3, 2018
8:00 pm

Compagnie Accrorap artistic director, dancer, and choreographer Kader Attou is a native of Lyon and a leading representative of the French hip-hop dance movement. Emphasizing humanistic engagement and cultural blending, Compagnie Accrorap embodies a unique alchemy of hip hop, circus, and contemporary dance. This alchemy is the basis for the thrilling, evening-length work, The Roots….

INTRINSIC by Jo-Mé Dance Theatre

Boston University Dance Theater
February 24, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Jo-Mé Dance Theatre Perform 4 New Works By Joe Gonzalez and Diaman Wood that relates to the essential nature of these choreographers and the company. With co-artistic direction by May-Lisa Candler Jo-Mé Dance Theatre seeks to share with their audience a Journey that betrays the human conditions in todays world and up beat dancing that…

Circa, “S”

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
March 2, 2018
7:30 pm
March 3, 2018
8:00 pm
March 4, 2018
3:00 pm
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Since 2004 Circa has been at the frontier of a new vision of circus arts—creating powerful works that challenge, thrill and delight. Featuring an ensemble of multi-skilled artists under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz, Circa’s award-winning works have been seen in 34 countries across six continents. A powerfully emotive work, “S” is sinuous, seductive, sophisticated,…

Poor People’s TV Room

Institute of Contemporary Art
March 9, 2018
8:00 pm
March 10, 2018
8:00 pm

Bessie Award–winning artist Okwui Okpokwasili and director-designer Peter Born use an interdisciplinary approach to examine gender, culture, and identity in the lives of four women. Poor People’s TV Room recovers buried histories and forgotten stories of women’s resistance movements and collective action in Nigeria. This exploration was set in motion by two historical incidents: the…

BALLET FLAMENCO JESÚS CARMONA

Berklee Performance Center
March 10, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrated flamenco dancer Jesús Carmona and his company of 10 dancers, musicians, and vocalists perform an innovative and emotionally charged program titled Impetu’s (bursting with energy), set to beloved Spanish scores by Albéniz, Riqueni, and Escudero. Flamenco Festival 2018 continues with Compañía Eva Yerbabuena on Sunday, March 11, 8pm at the Berklee Performance Center.