April is a great month for dance in Boston. Between Boston Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and a ballet showcase at Green Street Studios, the city has some real treats on its hands.
April 21–23: Green Street Studios is hosting a ballet showcase that celebrates dance in Boston, featuring Boston Ballet II, Island Moving Company, Tony Williams Ballet, Tai Jimenez, SundanceX and a new piece by choreographer Kevin Jenkins. For information and tickets, visit the Green Street Studios webpage.
April 27–30: The following week, the Celebrity Series of Boston brings Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to the Wang Theater. Their program includes new works touching on timely social issues, celebrations of jazz, international choreographers the company’s classic Revelations. For tickets and information visit the Celebrity Series of Boston webpage.
April 28–May 27: One day later, Boston Ballet opens The Sleeping Beauty, kicking off a month long-run at the Boston Opera House. The romantic 19th-century ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score features Marius Petipa’s classic choreography with additional choreography by Frederick Ashton. For tickets and information, visit the Boston Ballet webpage.
Bonus—May 5–27: Throughout the month of May, Boston Ballet will perform Robbins/The Concert, a program including Jerome Robbins’ comical The Concert (or the Perils of Everybody), George Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concerto and a world premiere by Boston Ballet resident choreographer Jorma Elo, set to music by J.S. Bach. For tickets and information, visit the Boston Ballet webpage.