Drag your feet to these five must-see dance shows this fall.
José Mateo dips into his extensive repertoire to kick off the season with Assault on the Senses on Oct. 6-29 at the Sanctuary Theatre. This collection of three original works includes Isle of the Dead, Covens and Fearless Symmetries—all showcasing Mateo’s trademark minimalist style.
Stage and screen star Maurice Hines brings his happy feet to the Cabot on Oct. 27 to perform Tappin’ Thru Life. The talented tapper has been shuffling alongside big names since the start of his career at age 5. Catch his fine footwork with the Manzari Brothers and Sherrie Maricle & the Diva Jazz Orchestra.
From Oprah to Ellen, and now the Boch Shubert Theatre, avant-garde dance troupe Pilobolus takes the stage with a multimedia performance on Oct. 27-29. Presented by Celebrity Series, the program includes The Inconsistent Pedaler, an acrobatic/lyrical collective work between Pilobolus, novelist Etgar Keret and filmmaker Shira Geffen that tells the story of a girl with a bicycle that controls time.
Former ballerina and Boston-based choreographer Anna Myer takes her nine-member company to the ICA on Nov. 10-11. For this World Music/CRASHarts world premiere that explores human relationships and cultural differences, Myer melds modern and hip-hop dance, setting it to a range of music performed by a violist and a DJ.
Classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein and choreographer Pam Tanowitz unite in the name of Bach to produce New Work for Goldberg Variations on Dec. 8-10 at the ICA. While giving a nod to the 1971 ballet by Jerome Robbins set to the same music, the piece aims to translate the nuances of the score into movement.
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