October Events!

By Aisha Cruse

Sat, October 3 @ 7:30 pm
NYC's Janis Brenner & Dancers
Featuring Janis Brenner & Dancers : Presented by The Dance Hall
At The Dance Hall Kittery, ME

$20 at the door/ $16 advance
Janis Brenner has been hailed as deeply moving and a tour de force from New York City to Switzerland to Russia and back again. She and her Dancers have performed at Madison Square Garden,  Jacob's Pillow, the UN, and at festivals to numerous to name. Her body of work is impressive to say the absolute least. Janis Brenner and Dancers will bE in Kittery, Maine for a more intimate evening long performance. A perfect chance to escape the city and see one of New York's finest dance companies.

Fri & Sat, October 16 & 17 @ 8 pm 
Doug Varone and Dancers
Presented by World Music/CRASHArts
Institute for Contemporary Art Boston, Boston Waterfront
Doug Varone and Dancers present, among other works, the Boston premiere of ReComposed, inspired by the pastel drawings of Joan Mitchell and set to Max Richter's newly constructed version of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. Check out the pre-performance talks with BDA Executive Director Debra Cash, and stick around for the post-show discussion with the company on the 16th.

Fri, October 23 @ 6:30 pm 
Of Looms & Lillies
Featuring Weber Dance : Presented by Charles River Museum with Weber Dance
At Charles River Museum, Waltham MA
$30 / $25 Student/ Senior/ Charles River Museum Members
The Weber Dance Group will be bringing this evening length work at the Charles River Museum. The piece imagines a conversation between a modern woman and and a nineteenth century mill worker. Inspired by the history of the Lowell Mill, the lives of textile workers, and the detailed records of Thoreau, the dancert explore themes of the natural world in conflict with industry, the passage of time, and the lives of women. 

Tues, October 27 @ 8 pm
Thurs - Sat, October 29-31 @ 8 pm
Presented by Luminarium Dance
At Multicultural Arts Council, Lechemere
$25/ $20 Student/ $40 Double Feature!
Monkeyhouse loves Luminarium! We got a sneak peak at their upcoming evening length work during their 5th anniversary gala, and it was as eerie and ethereal as the title implies. We also have an awesome  where you can buy tickets to Luminarium and Monkeyhouse at the same time for just $40! That's two weekends of amazing dance concerts in a row! Monkeyhouse is leading a special talk back on Friday, and Thursday night Luminarium is having a post-show reception.  Come mingle with the dancers and creators of this breath-taking show!

October 22 - November 1st
Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler, a ballet by John Neumeier 
Presented by Boston Ballet
At the Boston Opera House, Downtown Crossing
The Boston Ballet will be the first North American company to perform John Neumeier's contemporary ballet. Set to the entirety of Mahler's Third Symphony, the dance is meant to capture the intensity of the music, while using it to explore life, death, grief, beauty and love. 

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