The Lion’s Jaw performance + dance festival is not just for avant-garde dancers to swap cutting-edge pedagogy – although it is an exceptional opportunity for it – and seats are open for its shows even as its fourth year in Central Square sees its classes sold out.
A theater for dance performances is years off in the Canal District at Kendall Square, which is why the VLA Dance company brings its “Bare Velvet” to a unique space Friday and Saturday: a former office building cafeteria.
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.