Events

Urban Nutcracker

Shubert Theatre
December 20, 2018
7:00 pm
December 21, 2018
10:00 am
December 21, 2018
7:00 pm
See Full Schedule

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 reimagined 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,…

Urban Nutcracker

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
December 20, 2018
7:00 pm
December 21, 2018
7:00 pm
December 22, 2018
1:00 pm
See Full Schedule

A true Boston story, local dance legend Tony Williams reimagined 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, 150 performers – including professional ballet dancers – take the stage to showcase a broad diversity of dance forms…

DORRANCE DANCE at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
January 18, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
January 19, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tap dancer and choreographer Michelle Dorrance honors tap dance’s unique American tradition while pushing the form rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. Her iconic tap company, Dorrance Dance, performs the Boston premiere of Myelination, a groundbreaking new work for 12 dancers and a live band. “One of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today”—The New Yorker

Celebrate! with Benkadi Drum and Dance

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
January 21, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am

The multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group returns to perform new dances showcasing traditional West African rhythms and movements. With vivid costumes, interpretive dance, and audience participation, folktales come to life before your eyes! The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America’s rich cultural diversity through the arts….

DANCE UP – DANZA ORGANICA at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston |
January 25, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dance UP features Boston premiere works by Danza Orgánica, Prometheus Dance, and the Wondertwins, three of Boston’s most exciting contemporary dance companies. Danza Orgánica is a social justice–oriented dance theater company that draws elements from contemporary dance, African diaspora, and theater to rewrite mainstream narratives through movement that decolonizes the body and provides new ways…

Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Boch Center Shubert Theatre
January 26, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
January 27, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Nederlands Dans Theater is one of the world’s most celebrated dance companies, thrilling audiences with its unique brand of breathtaking dance, awe-inspiring skill, and passionate creativity. Founded in 1978, NDT2 features some of the best young classically trained dancers from around the world and offers a varied repertoire by established as well as up-and-coming choreographers….

DANCE UP – PROMETHEUS DANCE at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
January 26, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dance UP features Boston premiere works by Danza Orgánica, Prometheus Dance, and the Wondertwins, three of Boston’s most exciting contemporary dance companies. Danza Orgánica is a social justice–oriented dance theater company that draws elements from contemporary dance, African diaspora, and theater to rewrite mainstream narratives through movement that decolonizes the body and provides new ways…

DANCE UP – WONDERTWINS at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston |
January 27, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dance UP features Boston premiere works by Danza Orgánica, Prometheus Dance, and the Wondertwins, three of Boston’s most exciting contemporary dance companies. Danza Orgánica is a social justice–oriented dance theater company that draws elements from contemporary dance, African diaspora, and theater to rewrite mainstream narratives through movement that decolonizes the body and provides new ways…

Mark Morris Dance Group

The Boch Center Shubert Theatre
February 8, 2019
8:00 pm
February 9, 2019
8:00 pm
February 10, 2019
3:00 pm
See Full Schedule

Mark Morris, hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (New York Times) returns to Boston with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, accompanied live by an unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, soprano saxophone, two…

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy

Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston
February 14, 2019
8:00 pm
February 15, 2019
8:00 pm
February 16, 2019
8:00 pm
See Full Schedule

Developed by Bill T. Jones with Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, Analogy Trilogy is based on oral histories and inspired by W. G. Sebald’s award-winning novel The Emigrants. Part one, Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, recounts the story of Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse, social worker, and World War II survivor. Part Two, Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The…