SECRETS & MOTION Luminarium Dance Company aims to transform the Somerville Armory in this new multimedia collaboration with photographer Larry Pratt, poet Caryn Oppenheim, and installation artist Hannah Verlin. The evening-length work combines dance, light, and text to explore secrets — the ones we keep as well as those we divulge.
Sept. 13-15, $18-$20. The Center for Arts at the Armory, Somerville. 617-477-4494, www.luminanariumdance.org
GREEN STREET STUDIOS PERFORMANCE FUND-RAISER For the 20-year-old dance organization, this benefit will help raise money to transition next June from its current, increasingly expensive space in Cambridge to a more affordable venue. For audiences, it offers what promises to be a dynamite weekend of concerts involving a host of the most esteemed dancers in town. Sept. 14-15, $15-$35. Green Street Studios, Cambridge. 617-864-3191, www.greenstreetstudios.org
MADHAVI MUDGAL One of the world’s foremost Odissi dancers, Mudgal can hammer out the Indian dance form’s complex rhythms with her feet while conveying an eloquent story through a glance and a flourish of fingers. American India Foundation and Meru Education Foundation present Mudgal and her troupe (left) as a benefit for victims of a recent tsunami. Sept. 14, 6 p.m., $15-$251. National Heritage Museum, Lexington. 781-862-9648, www.imeru.net