Best of Boston

BEST Performance, dance

2011 BEST Performance, Dance

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre

Cambridge

This 25-year-old company is the antithesis of stuffy, overpolished dance—and its venue, the minuscule Sanctuary Theatre inside the Old Cambridge Baptist Church, provides an almost religious experience. The seats are so close that you can see every slash of muscle,… read more »

2002 BEST Performance, Dance

Maureen Fleming

In her stark solo show, “After Eros,” Maureen Fleming conjures images ranging from spiraling water to bone fragments to a butterfly breaking out of its cocoon. Using her own elegant brand of Japanese Butoh to communicate the process of regeneration,… read more »

1982 BEST Performance, Dance

The Joffrey Ballet at the Metropolitan Center

Innovative and energetic. read more »