Avant-garde legend Merce Cunningham’s “Suite for Five” gets a radical restaging amidst sloping neon sculptures, and provides inspiration for new dances by five choreographers, including event curator and Zephyr Dance artistic director Michelle Kranicke.
(Lyric Opera House)
The Joffrey’s lush staging of Liam Scarlett’s ballet adaptation of the gothic novel heralds changing leaves and grinning jack-o’-lanterns. What could be more (ghastly body-)suited to the season?
Ex/Body: strike, vibrate, shatter
Molly Shanahan and her Mad Shak collaborators are back, this time mining the dark corners of the psyche for revelatory threads of movement gold.
Mandala South Asian Performing Arts celebrates the Hindu festival of light and the power of the elements with an evening-length work blending contemporary, jazz and South Asian styles.
Celebration of 5 Seasons
(Visceral Dance Center)
The fluidly powerful, all-women Moonwater Dance Project celebrates their fifth anniversary with mixed rep by female choreographers.