Events

WHAT THE DICKENS!

Boston University Dance Theater
December 14, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
December 15, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
December 16, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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WHAT THE DICKENS! is an enchanting original production which tells Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale A Christmas Carol through the interweaving of classical ballet with tap, hip-hop and more surprises. Performed by the highly-acclaimed Cambridge Youth Dance Program (CYDP) dancers and an amazing roster of guest artists includes Sonali Sikder/Present Ghost, Yosi Karahashi/Future Ghost, Jenny…

Urban Nutcracker

John Hancock Hall
December 15, 2017
7:30 pm
December 16, 2017
11:00 am
December 16, 2017
3:00 pm
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Tchaikovsky and Duke Ellington. Hip-hop and ballet. Urban Nutcracker is a classic holiday treat with an inner city twist! A true Boston story, local dance legend Tony Williams re-imagined the classic holiday tale to become a Boston inner-city story with a neon-buzz, blending the rhythms of Duke Ellington with the classical music of Tchaikovsky. Annually,…

Jean Appolon Expressions

Oberon
December 15, 2017
8:00 pm - 1:00 am

Come together to witness Haitian contemporary dance and culture as Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE) shares its latest interpretation of the immigrant experience. The evening will include a live dance performance, live Haitian music, media from JAE’s 2017 Haiti summer Institute AND an opportunity for everyone to let loose on the dance floor with a dj.

The Nutcracker Story Hour

Boston Ballet School - Newton Studio
December 16, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of free activities! You’ll meet Boston Ballet School expert faculty, hear the story of The Nutcracker, and take a picture with The Nutcracker bear!

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…

REACH Dance Program Open House

BU Fitness and Recreation Center |
January 27, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Program will host its annual open house at Boston University’s Fitness and Recreation Center. The open house will give students (ages 13-18) and parents an opportunity to learn about the program. Students of all levels and dance backgrounds are welcome. The free event will begin with a modern warm up and a jazz combination with…

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…