Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Dance

Peter Paradise Michaels

SYLVIA AND SUMMER NIGHTS  Students from the Tony Williams Dance Center tackle the Léo Delibes-scored ballet “Sylvia” (right) on this mixed bill, which also features Boston Urban Ballet companies, Sean Fielder’s Boston Tap Company, Flamenco Dance Project, Jo-Mé Dance, and Navarasa Dance Theatre. June 21-22. $15-$20. John Hancock Hall. 917-689-8062,

DANCING FOR THE PLANET: MOVEMENT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE  Zoé Dance Company, Navarasa Dance Theater, and Nani Agbeli & the Agbekor Society join in an evening highlighting three disparate dance styles. The event benefits the environmental organization 350 Massachusetts.   June 21, 7 p.m. $20, $15 seniors and students. Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St. 781-396-0734,

ALLEGRO DANCE COLLABORATIVE  Somerville Arts Council’s “Dancing in the Streets” series showcases this company created by six former Brandeis University students. Allegro’s new piece, “En Route,” is drawn from stories of the goal-driven journey through life.  June 16, 8:30 p.m. Free. Magoun Plaza, 532 Medford St., Somerville. 617-625-6600,


MARS AND VENUS: TALES OF LOVE AND WAR  Brandished swords meet feather boas and silk scarves in this belly-dance fusion show by Johara and Snake Dance Theater. Featuring Middle Eastern dance artists from all around New England, the show benefits women in Uganda through the service organization Empowered Voices. June 16, 5:30 p.m. $27. Regent Theatre, Arlington. 781-646-4849,