Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Dance

MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY It’s always illuminating to see the company founded by the modern-dance pioneer, but this also celebrates the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” with Graham’s interpretation of the groundbreaking score. The engagement also includes “Lamentation Variations” and a new work by Nacho Duato. Aug. 21-25, $45-$75. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket. 413-243-0745, www.jacobspillow.org

ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION Award-winning choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company bring his latest work, the evening-length “Pavement,” to the Pillow. Set to music ranging from Bach to Motown, the work was partly inspired by the John Singleton film “Boyz n the Hood” and reflects Abraham’s trademark fusion of ballet, modern, and urban dance styles. Aug. 21-25, $22-$38. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket. 413-243-0745, www.jacobspillow.org

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WING-MAN Big Apple Circus fans may recognize Mark Gindick as one of Barry Lubin’s stand-ins as Grandma. But the physical comedian has a whole other life as a solo performer in this light-hearted, wordless show about the pursuit of idealized love. Aug. 23-24, $25; $15 seniors, students, and military. The Yard, Patricia N. Nanon Theater, Middle Road, Chilmark. 508-645-9662, www.dancetheyard.org

WENDY WHELAN/RESTLESS CREATURE Last day to catch the world premiere of a suite of contemporary duets created and danced by the legendary New York City Ballet prima donna in collaboration with four dynamic choreographers — Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo. Aug. 18, 2 p.m. $39-$69. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket. 413-243-0745, www.jacobspillow.org

KAREN CAMPBELL

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