The curse of eternal sleep is broken by a powerful kiss as Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Christopher Stowell’s new production of The SleepingBeauty. The full-length ballet will be performed five nights this month, along with an additional shortened performance for younger audiences. Oct 9–10, 14–16; obt.org
Don’t miss out on your chance to see two of the greats as Mikhail Baryshnikov and David Neumann take the stage for a night of solos. Both artists will perform at Florida’s Ringling International Arts Festival in a program featuring choreography by Benjamin Millepied, David Neumann and Alexei Ratmansky. Oct 13–15; ringlingartsfestival.org
The NÄ Lei Hulu I Ka WÄ“kiu hula dance troupe will celebrate its 25th anniversary at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts Theatre this month. Don’t miss a chance to see one of the six performances highlighting the troupe’s most popular works. Oct 16–24; naleihulu.org
It’s Hope Stone Dance’s first full season, and the cutting-edge modern company is making its way around Texas. The troupe will perform Village of Waltz, a collaboration with musician and composer Peter Jones, which became an instant hit after its 2009 premiere. Oct 22–23; hopestoneinc.org
This month, Orlando Ballet takes on the well-known romantic ballet Giselle. Enjoy the story of a young girl whose everlasting love for her prince is indestructible. Oct 22–24; orlandoballet.org
Photos from top to bottom: OBT's Alison Roper and Lucas Threefoot in Christopher Stowell's The Sleeping Beauty by Blaine Truitt Covert; NÄ Lei Hulu I Ka WÄ“kiu dance troupe by Lin Cariffe.