With local dance companies back in the studios for the 2017-18 dance seasons, performances are popping up all over Atlanta.
Upcoming shows range from ballet versions of classic fairy tales to a group hailed as Japan’s version of Blue Man Group.
One show brings the touring company of a modern dance legend to town, and another is a highly anticipated performance from a new local modern ballet company.
Here are some of the upcoming dance shows in metro Atlanta:
When: Sept. 29 through Oct. 1
Where: Infinite Energy Center
Tickets: $10 to $57
What to Expect: Fall in love with this celebrated fairy tale all over again with a one-hour production designed for younger audience members, children ages 12 and under.
When: Oct. 7 and 8
Where: Marietta Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10 to $36
What to Expect: This playful story about a mother keeping an eye on her young love-struck daughter fills the stage with character and even a few dancing chickens. The Saturday 2 p.m. show is a sensory friendly performance.
When: Oct. 12 through 15
Where: Westside Cultural Arts Center
What to Expect: Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre makes its company debut with a modern ballet inspired by the search for ecstatic moments. With music that ranges from classical to R&B and jazz, this theatrical dance work explores the human desire to be superhuman.
When: Oct. 21
Where: Rialto Center for the Arts
Tickets: $34.85 to $69
What to Expect: Ailey II is the touring company of New York-based modern dance group Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Featured in this show is Atlanta native Juel D. Lane’s “Touch & Agree,” a piece that explores what it is to be in love and how we commit to another person without losing our own identity.
When: Oct. 26 through 29
Where: The B Complex
What to Expect: Human Landscapes focuses on the stories and discourses of migration. The collaborative work between Association Inesperada and Core Performance Company hopes to convey the idea that in the face of a tumultuous society different people can peacefully coexist.
When: Oct. 27
Where: Ferst Center for the Arts
Tickets: $20 to $45
What to Expect: Hailed as Japan’s answer to Blue Man Group, SIRO-A performances utilize visual effects, mime and a techno soundtrack. The group appeared on America’s Got Talent.
For more local dance performances visit the Dance Performances Section of Atlanta PlanIt.