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Bodies Moving: Boston’s 10 best fall dance events

Kayaking the Arctic, celebrating life across atolls, and finding the ways the artist's hand and dancer's body intersect, this season of dance offers audiences a varied journey.
A season of terpsichorean delights
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 16, 2011

Terpsichore's delight: Boston's Spring dance preview

Ballet, international dance, dance filmmakers, popular dance, and more -- there's something for every fan of dance in Boston this Spring.
Springing into dance
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 18, 2011
Brazilian beats

Brazilian beats

One of these years, we hope we'll make it to Rio's Carnival. All the festive attire, wild performances, and huge street parties kind of remind...
By Scott Kearnan  |  January 10, 2011

High stepping

The heavy-hitter repertory shows this season come from ALVIN AILEY and GEORGE BALANCHINE . But why not welcome spring by taking a chance on fresh experiences as well?
Dancing with the stars
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 12, 2010


The artistic equivalent of chocolate and peanut butter, dance and film are two great tastes that g...
By Shaula Clark  |  March 26, 2009

Sticks and bones

Kelley Donovan's Borrowed Bones at the Dance Complex last weekend featured Donovan and nine accomplices in 40 minutes of intense dancing.
Kelley Donovan at the Dance Complex, Joe Goode at Northeastern
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 19, 2009


Wisps and a volcano

Two concerts last week by mid-career artists who are still looking into life's persistent questions: Brian Crabtree, Marjorie Morgan, and dancers at the Dance Complex, and David Dorfman Dance at Salem State College.
Crabtree, Morgan, Dorfman
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 03, 2009


The skinny is that choreographers BRIAN CRABTREE and MARJORIE MORGAN will be presenting work at the...
By Shaula Clark  |  January 27, 2009


Actually it’s the 17th year of the DANCE COMPLEX, and in these tough times, that’s reason enough t...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 19, 2008

Best week ever!

Edgy gigs likely to be booked solid
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 11, 2008

Friday, October 24 – Sunday, October 26

From bebop to Detroit soul to hip-hop, the music may change but the command remains the same: shake! We can only guess that the Arab Dance Seminar will trace this tradition back to the ancients. The weekend of events includes lectures and performances at the Cambridge YWCA (7 Temple Street, Cambridge, 617.661.9622) and classes with live musicians at the Dance Complex (536 Mass Ave, Cambridge, 617.547.9363). Try it out, learn some history, and feed your appetite for seduction. Dance experience is highly recommended. For times, fees, and registration, visit

By Liza Weisstuch  |  October 17, 2008


Tellers and a show

Dancers do a lot of talking about their work these days. This can be disarming and engaging as a lead-in to a performance, but it seldom gives away any secrets.
Josh Hilberman, Jody Weber, and Beth Soll
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 03, 2008