Winter Dance Roundup

 The Joffrey Ballet in Justin Peck's In Creases; photo by Cheryl Mann, courtesy The Joffrey Ballet

The Joffrey Ballet in Justin Peck's In Creases; photo by Cheryl Mann, courtesy The Joffrey Ballet


For Boston, the new year ushers in an abundance of diverse dance. From Boston Ballet to Brazilian flair and French hip-hop, The Boston Dance Journal rounded up a list of performances for the city to look forward to in the winter months of 2018.

Grupo Corpo
January 26– 28
Boch Center Shubert Theatre

With the flair and vibrancy of Brazil, Grupo Corpo returns to the Boston Celebrity Series to share its renown qualities of “physicality, dynamic ability and rich visual finesse” in new works by Rodrigo Pederneiras, Suite Branca and Danca Sinfonica.

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BB@Home with Boston Ballet II
February 1–2
Boston Ballet’s South End headquarters, 19 Clarendon St.

The second company of Boston Ballet’s black box theater performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s The American, the pas de deux from George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes, Yury Yanowsky’s Trazom and Peter Stark’s Gopak. A discussion will follow with American stager Michele Gifford, Mr. Yanowsky and Miranda Weese, Boston Ballet’s children’s ballet master, former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, and a major interpreter of Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes.

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Compagnie Accrorap, The Roots
February 2–3
Boch Center Shubert Theatre

 Grupo Corpo; credit: Jose Luiz Pederneiras

Grupo Corpo; credit: Jose Luiz Pederneiras

Representing the French hip-hop dance movement under Artistic Director Kader Attou, Compagnie Accrorap presents The Roots, a performance seeking to embody a “unique alchemy of hip hop, circus, and contemporary dance.”

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BB@Home: Preview of Parts in Suite
February 15–16
Boston Ballet’s South End Headquarters, 19 Clarendon St.

A black box preview of Boston Ballet’s upcoming performance of Parts in Suite, featuring works by William Forsythe (Pas/Parts 2016), Justin Peck (In Creases) and Jorma Elo (Bach Cello Suites), and an informal discussion with Boston Ballet artistic staff.

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Circa, “S”
March 2–4
Boch Center Shubert Theatre

The award-winning and cutting-edge circus arts group, directed by Yaron Lifschitz, brings the concept, shape and feeling of “S” to the stage—" sinuous, seductive, sophisticated, sensual and savage.”

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Boston Ballet, Parts in Suite
March 9–April 7
Boston Opera House

In a triple-bill featuring three of the most esteemed choreographers in ballet, Boston Ballet presents three contemporary ballets: William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016, Justin Peck’s In Creases and Jorma Elo’s Bach Cello Suites.

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Boston Ballet, Romeo & Juliet
March 15–April 8
Boston Opera House

The classic romantic tragedy told in ballet form by choreographer John Cranko, set to Sergei Prokofiev’s memorable score.

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