We picked these highlights of the upcoming dance season out just for you — and found videos for each one, too.
[through Dec. 15] Brian Sanders JUNK's new G-rated holiday production is high-energy and encourages audience participation.
[Nov. 30 - Dec. 1] Known for blending African dance with hip-hop, funk and soul, choreographer Jeffrey Page has set works for So You Think You Can Dance, Beyoncé and the MTV Video Music Awards.
[Nov. 22-24] Ever met someone who touched you so profoundly it changed your idea of the world?
[through Nov. 17] Coming up in the world of classical ballet, Amanda Miller performed her share of princesses. Now she's doing her own thing.
[Nov. 15-17] There's big doings when Mascher Space Co-op hosts a micro festival of stubborn occasions, featuring three artsts-in-residence with three different approaches.
[through Nov. 9] The four-day festival of African and African-American dance and culture features local dance troupes, special guests, and workshops.
[through Nov. 17] An intimate and immersive experience from Nichole Canuso aims to put audiences more in touch with their surroundings and selves.
[Nov. 2] Pam Hetherington knows getting folks out to see tap dance ain't always an easy sell.
[Oct. 25] Charles O. Anderson's company X debuted at Temple's Conwell Dance Theater in 2003. Now all grown up, the company makes a return visit to mark its 10th anniversary.
[Oct. 24-26] Living dance icons don't come much larger than Paul Taylor, who helped shape the American modern-dance aesthetic and at age 83 shows no signs of slowing down.
[Oct. 20] It takes two to tango, but when you multiply that by five and add emotionally powerful live music, you've got one heck of a sensual scene.
[Oct. 5] Less refined than the formal shows at the Kimmel Center, this showcase is a homegrown deal that lets dancers' personalities shine.
The solo performer plays eight real-life individuals who have dedicated their lives to improving the human condition, like Madeline Albright, Arianna Huffington, Kiran Beth Sethi and Wangari Maathai. Also, some dirty jokes.
A simple set — two walls, a floor, a suitcase and a strategically placed camera — creates the optical illusion of a mini-world that defies the laws of gravity.
Sō Percussion is a proponent of the John Cage school of chance encounter and a big believer in his mindset that "everything in the world is interesting." (yes, that's a real Cage quote).
This fall, Tango Fire performs a beguiling show of the dance of seduction, the PAB revives a multi-faceted Balanchine ballet and more.
[Sept 12-22] If you have to pick one family-oriented Fringe show above the rest, go with LEO, where the title character seems to defy gravity and other laws of physics in mind-bending ways.
A few nips and tucks would do wonders for the text, and regardless, the cast is solid all around.
This is a Brian Sander' JUNK production, meaning sexy stuff is likely in store.