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    Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake

    Presented by Strand Theatre at Strand Theatre, Boston

    September 19, 2015

    Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
    Libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Getzer

    This full-length classic production of the world’s most famous ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, features Russia’s brightest ballet stars. 

    Swan Lake (1895), together with The Sleeping Beauty and The ...more


    Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

    Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

    September 7, 2015

    The 30th Bread and Roses Heritage Festival takes place on Labor Day, September 7, 11:30 am to 6 p.m., on the Common in Lawrence, MA. It is a free, one-day 'open air' celebration for the whole...more

    For the Greater Glory: Video Premiere

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill

    September 10, 2015

    Jeremy Zipple, S.J., Boston College alumnus and board member, will premiere his film of For the Greater Glory of God, a dance piece inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of...more

    The Chimera

    Presented by Oberon and Mortis Ministries at OBERON, Cambridge

    September 17, 2015

    Presented by Endation and Allix Mortis, The Chimera explores musical and artistic dichotomies. Act I features the raw, intense, melodic force of two-piece Endation accompanied by movement and...more

    Circles VI: Connections

    Presented by Unyted Stylz Productions at Boston University Dance Theater, Boston

    September 19, 2015

    Come see Unyted Stylz Productions' annual variety show featuring some of Boston's best talent including US Crew, StreetHYpE, Contemporarily Out of Order and for the very first time, Unyted...more

    The Donkey Show

    Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge

    September 6, 2014 - September 26, 2015

    Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus's celebrated smash hit The Donkey Show brings you the ultimate disco experience - a crazy circus of mirror balls and feathered divas, of roller...more

    Bolshoi Ballet in HD: "Giselle"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 13, 2015

    The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and...more

    2015 Haiti Movie Awards

    Presented by Motion Picture Association of Haiti, Inc

    November 1, 2015

    Once a year,  The Motion Picture Association of Haiti (MPAH) comes together with various businesses, civic leaders, renowned Haitian actors, and Hollywood actors of Haitian descent to...more

    Dance at the Cinema - Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    November 8, 2015

    This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into...more

    Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    November 12, 2015


    The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present "Spirit of India", a new step toward a bold vision in Indian live music and dance being presented to the world for the first...more

    Divi Zheni & Zornitsa: Bulgarian Sedenka

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    November 15, 2015

    The Sedenka will include a performance by traditional Bulgarian choruses Divi Zheni and their brother group Zornitsa, participatory singing (taught and led by Director and singing star Tatiana...more

    Circa, Opus, with Quatuor Debussy

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    November 13 - November 15, 2015

    Opus is a work of stunning power, virtuosity and poetry. Fourteen acrobats and a string quartet celebrate the music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In Opus, three of his quartets form the...more

    Bolshoi Ballet in HD: "Jewels"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 17, 2015

    This opulent triptych was inspired by George Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the dance schools of Paris, New York and...more

    Monsters Dance Convention Worchester

    Presented by Monsters Dance Conventions at DCU Center, Worcester

    November 20 - November 22, 2015

    Monsters Dance will be returning to Worcester, MA on our 2015-2016 'Unleash the Beat' tour from November 20-22, 2015! Join us at the DCU Center for a full weekend of classes and events instructed...more

    This Is Tango Now

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    November 20 - November 22, 2015

    Formed by renowned, Tony-winning tango artists Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo and musician Alfredo Minetti, This Is Tango Now represents a unique approach to tango, reflecting an unconditional...more

    National Acrobats & Circus of the People's Republic of China

    Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester

    November 22, 2015

    Direct from Beijing, The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China. “Peking Dreams” was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running and most distinguished...more

    National Theatre Live: John

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    November 27 - November 29, 2015

    DV8 Physical Theatre’s new production, John, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and poignant theatrical experience.
    Artistic...more

    The Teaseday Club

    Presented by Boston Babydolls Burlesque at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville

    August 4 - December 1, 2015

    Elegant, eclectic, and esoteric, The Teaseday Club was created to answer that burning question: What the heck is there to do on a Tuesday night in Somerville?

    On the...more

    Bolshoi Ballet in HD: "Lady of the Camellias"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 6, 2015

    A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win...more

    The Nutcracker

    Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston

    November 27 - December 6, 2015

    Discover the magic and feel the excitement of the holidays with José Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker.

    Be the first to see Mateo's Nutcracker, with NEW...more

    WGBH Presents A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    December 14, 2015

    Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has thrilled radio audiences for twenty-eight years. For the last thirteen, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan,...more

    Christmas Reflections

    Presented by Boston College at Boston College, Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill

    December 18 - December 20, 2015

    A celebration of the Christmas season in story, music and dance with choreography by Jesuit Artist-in-Residence Robert VerEecke, S.J., and Helen O'Dwyer, director of the O’Dwyer School of Irish...more

    The Nutcracker

    Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Strand Theatre, Boston

    December 11 - December 20, 2015

    Discover the magic and feel the excitement of the holidays with José Mateo Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker!

    Returning for its fifth season at the historic...more

    The Nutcracker

    Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House, Boston

    November 27 - December 31, 2015

    Let Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing candy canes. Follow Clara as she embarks on her...more

    BalletBoyz

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    January 29 - January 30, 2016

    The brainchild of former Royal Ballet principal dancers, Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt, BalletBoyz was founded in 2001. An all-male company of ten dynamic dancers, BalletBoyz is one of the...more

    Bolshoi Ballet in HD: "Taming of the Shrew"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 31, 2016

    Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is...more

    Akram Khan and Israel Galván, Torobaka

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    February 27 - February 28, 2016

    Akram Khan is one of the most respected dance artists in the world today. Israel Galván has been at the forefront of contemporary flamenco for 20 years. Two tremendously gifted dancers, each from...more

    The Cuba Files

    Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge

    February 12 - March 6, 2016

    Artistic Director and Choreographer, José Mateo goes back to his roots with THE CUBA FILES featuring the music of Cuban composers that is sure to warm up the...more

    Onegin

    Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House, Boston

    February 25 - March 6, 2016

    This tragic tale of unrequited love is based on Alexander Pushkin’s celebrated verse-novel. Legendary choreographer John Cranko brings the masterpiece of Russian literature to life with...more

    Bolshoi Ballet in HD: "Spartacus"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 15, 2016

    In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented...more

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Wang Theatre, Boston

    March 17 - March 20, 2016

    The Celebrity Series of Boston began its relationship with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with a single night engagement in 1968. Since that time the annual Celebrity Series appearance by...more

    Kaleidoscope

    Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House, Boston

    March 17 - March 26, 2016

    A colorful fusion of works by 20th century masters, Kaleidoscope presents a stunningly visual juxtaposition of four distinct pieces. The program features George Balanchine’s...more

    Bolshoi Ballet in HD: "Don Quixote"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 10, 2016

    Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho. Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling...more

    Swan Lake performed by the Moscow Festival Ballet

    Presented by Music Worcester at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    April 15, 2016

    Swan Lake returns to Worcester!  This most iconic of all ballets features music by Tchaikovsky, and a fully staged production by the Moscow Festival Ballet.
    The Moscow Festival Ballet...more

    Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    April 15 - April 17, 2016

    Celebrating 38 years as one of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has long been known for its exceptionally talented dancers and a diverse repertoire of...more

    Shoes On, Shoes Off

    Presented by Brandeis Department of Theater Arts at Spingold Theater Center, Mainstage Theater, Waltham

    April 15 - April 17, 2016

    Inspiration can come from anywhere, and for Professor Susan Dibble, a renowned resident choreographer and master teacher for Shakespeare & Company, that inspiration came in the form of a local...more

    Hearts Disguised

    Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge

    April 1 - April 17, 2016

    Love is in the air at José Mateo Ballet Theatre this spring! Cozy up with someone special and fall in love with HEARTS DISGUISED, a concert of three original Mateo...more

    Dance at the Cinema - Ballets Russes

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline

    May 8, 2016

    At the beginning of the last century, Serge Diaghilev’s BALLET RUSSES shook conventions and threw open the door to modernity, initiating a collaboration between painters, musicians...more

    Light to Dark

    Presented by José Mateo Ballet Theatre at Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge

    May 6 - May 13, 2016

    José Mateo Ballet Theatre's season finale concert - Light To Dark - will take you on a journey to the darker depths of the human psyche.  Selected from the repertory to...more

    Malpaso Dance Company with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    May 14 - May 15, 2016

    Founded by choreographer Osnel Delgado in 2012 and based in Havana, Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company is one of only a handful of Cuban dance companies that operates independently from the Cuban...more

    Swan Lake

    Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House, Boston

    April 29 - May 26, 2016

    When Mikko Nissinen’s fresh take on this quintessential ballet debuted in 2014 it was hailed as “luminous” by The Wall Street Journal. See it again or for the first time—but do not...more

    Mirrors

    Presented by Boston Ballet at Boston Opera House, Boston

    May 6 - May 28, 2016

    In a program that reflects the many facets of contemporary dance, Mirrors features two eagerly anticipated world premieres, alongside the Company premiere of Belong and the return...more

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