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Chilly? Warm up at NYC’s Joyce Theater with Tango Inferno, a touring production featuring an Argentina-based company of dancers. The show traces the evolution of tango from its origins in Buenos Aires to its current popularity on ballroom dance floors worldwide. Jan 11–23; joyce.org

 

Parsons Goes South

No need to go to NYC to see Parsons Dance. The modern dance troupe will perform in Hilton Head, SC, and Fayetteville, AR, as part of its 2011 U.S. tour. Jan 13 (SC), Jan 21 (AR); parsonsdance.org

 

Access AXIS  

The collaborative AXIS Dance Company will continue to challenge expectations about who can dance (everyone!) at the Gush Performance Festival this month. The festival takes place at San Francisco’s Brava Theater. Jan 21–23; axisdance.org

 



Fly Me to the Moon!

Before Come Fly Away burst onto Broadway in 2009, Twyla Tharp set her iconic choreography to Frank Sinatra’s dreamy tunes in Nine Sinatra Songs. Grand Rapids Ballet will present the classic piece, which combines elements of ballroom dance with ballet and modern dance techniques, at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre in Grand Rapids, MI. Jan 28–Feb 6; grballet.com

 

 

Divine Dance

After last summer’s wildly successful premiere of Gods and Marionettes, the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company will present a free encore at USC’s Bovard Auditorium. Adapted from the epics of Greek mythology, the show combines LACDC’s edgy, expressive choreography with the sounds of a capella group Sonos. Jan 29; godsandmarionettes.com

 

 

 

 

 


Photos top to bottom: AXIS Dance Company's Sansherée Giles and Rodney Bell, by Trib Laprade; L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, by Begley and Clark Photography.

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