The words “experimental” and “improvisational” aren’t uncommon in the works put on at Central Square’s newly expanded Dance Complex, but that doesn’t mean they’re not on the calendar far ahead of time.
The latest innovation for the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra arrives on stage Saturday with some of the same excitement felt by Parisians in 1910, as the orchestra brings Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” to life in a semi-staged production of the full ballet.
What takes the stage Thursday at the Agassiz Baldwin Afterschool’s Hip Hop Festival’s 20th anniversary show will be essentially the same as what kids of the previous generation saw in 1996 – stunning hip-hop acts starring everyone from preteens to professionals.
Boston Ballet asked to fly 23 “Cherish the Moment” banners for its “Nutcracker” production along Massachusetts Avenue in Harvard Square, but city councillors hardly cherished the idea – not when Cambridge has its own “Nutcracker” dance company.
The Cambridge Youth Dance Program company is looking for “serious dancers” to become part of a pre-professional youth performance ensemble for the 2015-16 season. Auditions are Tuesday.
A touring dance production hopes to help the 10,450 kids diagnosed with cancer every year, but the inspiration for the production is a single girl for whom the effort comes too late.
The Agassiz Baldwin Afterschool program’s Hip Hop Festival returns Thursday for its 19th February vacation.
The sixth annual “What the Dickens!” arrives Friday, Saturday and Sunday – an all-ages, untraditional “A Christmas Carol” that is old and successful enough to have traditions of its own.
The Luminarium Dance Company takes more creative leaps around and forward with its production “The Sleeprunner,” opening Friday at the Multicultural Arts Center.
It’s time for dance in the Art City August schedule, after the new arts organization put the focus on music in the first weekend and film last weekend.