Five Upcoming Dance Shows

Movement Project by Brandeis Theatre Company, Lucky Plush Productions, and more.

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With So You Think You Can Dance Boston auditions having just taken place and Dancing with the Stars soon to begin, we have plenty of reasons to catch dance fever. Whether you are a performer or a viewer, this physical art form is one that is easy for all to enjoy. To quench your dance thirst, check out the following upcoming dance and dance-related shows in Boston:

The Boston Ballet’s All Kylian

Highlighting the choreography of Jiri Kylian, this new Boston Ballet performance vivifies some of Kylian’s most respected works as well as his “potent, spellbinding vision.” The show consists of Wings of Wax performed beneath an inverted tree, Tar and Feathers, described as an “avant-garde” masterpiece with a pianist raised high above the dancers, and Symphony of Psalms, which brings with it a Stravinsky score performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

$29-$137, March 7-17, Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston, bostonballet.org

Movement Project by Brandeis Theatre Company

Exploring the contrast between heaven and hell and light and dark, the Movement Project stars students of Brandeis University. Performers inspired by images create movements correlating with the composition and stories within specific paintings. Witness (for free) how choreographer Susan Dibble blends the “physical world of form, line, and color” with this creative, captivating concept.

Free, March 9-10, Spingold Theatre Center, 415 South St., Waltham, brandeis.edu/arts

Metafora, Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia

If you’re craving a bit of foreign flavor, check out the premiere of Metafora (Metaphor) as part of Flamenco Festival 2013 this weekend at the Cutler Majestic. Though the festival is now in its 12th season, it will be making its U.S. debut in Boston. Experience the world of flamenco dance and culture, originating from Spain, with the works of this well-known group of 17 dancers, musicians, and singers, all directed by flamenco star Ruben Olmo.

Tickets $40-$65, March 1-3, Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston, worldmusic.org

Lucky Plush Productions

Described by the Chicago Tribune as “full of amusing, varied, and tireless dancing,” the Chicago-based dance troupe Lucky Plush Productions will be making its debut in Boston, bringing along with it a unique fusion of design, dance, and theater. The troupe will perform The Better Half, based on the film Gaslight, shedding light on “the tension inherent in domestic relationships” in a light and spirited manner. A free pre-performance featuring talks with dance critic Debra Cash will take place before the show, and a post-performance Q&A session with the company will take place on Friday, March 8.

$40, March 8-9, Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston, worldmusic.org

Ballet in Cinema at Coolidge Corner

Explore dance as it is portrayed in film at a showing of Ballet in Cinema: Notre Dame de Paris, a rendition of Victor Hugo’s classic novel with music by Maurice Jarre. The show honors the choreography of Roland Petit and the piecing together of not only the dance but also the costumes, sets, and music. Watch as international ballet stars Roberto Bolle and Natalia Osipova bring the story to life through movement overflowing with technique and skill.

$20, March 10, Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline, coolidge.org