Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia

Boston's winter dance scene dips into the past, climbs onto the cutting-edge, and hosts guests from Spain, Brazil, Montreal and Copenhagen.

1. Savion Glover,SoLe Sanctuary:: In front of a shrine to his dance mentors, power-tap superstar Savion Glover and his longtime associate Marshall Davis Jr. begin at Coltrane and travel to the domain of devotional mystery. Tap of this caliber is always mind-blowing. :: January 12 :: Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St :: $40-75 :: 617.876.4275 or

2. Trajal Harrell's(M)imosa/Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the Judson Church:: In what has been billed as a "21st century version of To Tell the Truth," post-modern voguer Trajal Harrell and performers Cecilia Bengolea, Francois Chaignaud, and Marlene Monteiro Freitas hit the ultraviolet lights and mix the banal and fabulous to explore the persona of one Mimosa Ferrerra. January 17-18 :: Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston :: $10-20 :: 617.478.3103 or

3. Nicole Pierce and Egoart Inc,The Walk:: Deploying part installation, part dance performance, the seven dancers of Pierce's local troupe work with fresh video and set components to address the fits and starts along the perilous journey towards maturity. January 24-26 :: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 W. Newton St, Boston :: $25 :: 617.803.9362 or


4. BJM/Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal :: BJM returns to Boston from its home base in Montreal with an internationally flavored repertoire featuring Zero in On by Spaniard Cayetano Soto, Night Box by Chinese-Canadian Wen Wei Wang, and Harry by American-born Israeli choreographer and rock musician Barak Marshall. January 31–February 3 :: Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston ::$50 :: 617.876.4275 or

5. World Music Flamenco Festival 2013 :: Always a winner. First we get the troupe headed by great flamenco guitarist Paco Pena, and then a month later Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia. The latter, 17-member troupe is headlined by guest Pastora Galvan in the US premiere of Metáfora Paco Pena :: February 3 :: Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave, Boston :: $30-48 :: Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia :: March 1-3 :: Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street, Boston ::$40-65 :: 617.876.4275 or

6. Group Corpo :: Rodrigo Pederneiras's sophisticated use of samba and baião rhythms and motifs links Brazil's past and energetic present in these crowd-pleasing contemporary choreographies in the troupe's area debut. February 28-March 2 :: Citi Shubert Theatre, Tremont St., Boston :: $60-$75 :: 617.482.6661 or

7. Zoe Dance,Past Is Prelude:: Live and recorded video mix with the dancers in Callie Chapman Korn's hour-long, surrealist dip into the tides of memory. :: March 1-3 :: Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge :: $15-17 :: 781-738-3272 or

8. Boston Ballet, "All Kylián" :: Boston Ballet deepens its Jiří Kylián repertoire with the sleek Wings of Wax and Tar and Feathers, featuring poetry and onstage piano, and Kylián's distinctive 1978 reading of Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. :: March 7-17 :: Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street :: $29-137 :: 617.695.6955 or


9. Lucky Plush Productions,The Better Half:: Taking a gander at George Cukor's 1944 Gaslight, these funny folks from Chicago go noir with the ways we drive our loved ones insane. :: March 8-9 :: Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston :: $40.00 :: 617.876.4275 or

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