We have loved being able to share so many events in Boston, New York and around the globe featuring our friends, events we wish we could attend and artists we believe deserve our attention. If you're looking for the events where you'll actually SEE Monkeyhouse, keep an eye out for specially marked events. (Often, Monkeyhouse events are dressed all in orange so they stand out.)
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Jose Mateo Ballet Theater
The Sanctuary Theater, Harvard Square
Departing from the decorative, fairy-tale narratives of traditional ballet, these Mateo works will rivet and transport you to the darker depths of the human psyche. Don't miss the season's first premiere, sure to continue to stretch the breadth of the company's unique repertory.
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David Parker & The Bang Group
West End Theater, NYC
If you can get away for a night or two, we encourage you to see Ryan Casey, Monkeyhouse favorite and Spork Award recipient, on stage at the West End Theater in New York. In an evening of diverse dance, Ryan will be showcasing his work alongside Dylan Baker, Sara Hook, 10 Hairy Legs, and Catherine Tharin.
Presented by Arts Emerson
Cutler Majestic Theater, Boston
The description gives me chills. The show promises to be beautiful and heart breaking. "A poetic piece that blurs the boundaries between artistic disciplines, Kiss & Cry brings together a diverse group of Belgian artists to create this sweeping, romantic work. A woman near the end of her life reminisces and recounts her greatest loves, starting with her first and truest: a boy whose hand she touched for a few seconds on a crowded train when she was 12 years old. Hands visually portray these main characters with a beautifully engaging sensual presence, moving around a set of miniatures with absolute precision. In this blend of film, dance, text and theatre, the audience witnesses a film screened and simultaneously made in front of their eyes."
Presented by World Music/CRASHarts and ICA/Boston
Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston Harbor
I love dance at the ICA! Karole Armitage was dubbed the "punk ballerina" in the '80s and, more recently, was nominated for a Tony Award for her choreography for the Broadway musical Hair. Her renowned, boundary-pushing company Armitage Gone! Dance performs Rave, a celebratory work that features 26 dancers painted in bright colors from head to toe and Ligeti Essays, a poetic journey through a series of dance dreamscapes. Come early for a free talk with Dance critic Debra Cash at 30 minutes to curtain, or stay after and for a post-performance talk with the company.
The first full scale ballet of the season, Florence Clerc's adaptation of Marius Petipa's La Bayadere, transports the audience to India, to recount the tragic tale of the love between beautiful temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solar.
Cambridge Dance Company
Julie Ince Thompson Theater @ the Dance Complex, Central Square
Cambridge Dance Company celebrates its second season with pieces from the sultry to the sassy, the introspective to the intense. Second Nature features an energetic and eclectic compilation of Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop dance. Experience premiere works as well as dances from the company's expanded repertoire, including work by guest artist Ryan Casey!
Kegwin + Company
The Joyce Theatre
Help Larry Kegwin + Company celebrate their 10th Anniversary season and check out their first work, Mattress Suite! Also, read more below about how you can participate in their newest project!