For their fourth full-length performance, Matter Dance selects a circus theme, complete with comedian ringleader MCs, a live band and a collection of short dance works in a mishmash of styles—an appropriate concept for a young company that makes accessible, audience-friendly dance their mission. Matter Dance founder and dance therapist Gail Adduci Gogliotti says that the varied performance backgrounds of herself and her two Marquette grad co-founders—one a sketch comedian, one a corporate financier—is a particular strength of the company. The show features a guest performance by members of Chicago Dance Crash—a company that places ballerinas on stage with B-boys, martial artists and modern dancers (and did so three years before the Fox network turned the concept into a game show). It promises to be an entertaining evening no matter your taste. (Sharon Hoyer)
At the Vittum Theater, 1012 North Noble, (773)342-4141. June 17-19, Thu-Fri at 8pm, Sat at 2 & 8pm. $20, $10 children and students.