Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Dance

GALLIM DANCE  Batsheva Ensemble alum Andrea Miller and her athletically gifted company bring the Boston premiere of “Wonderland,” an intensely kinetic and theatrically provocative exploration of how easily human behavior can descend into pack mentality. Presented by World Music/CRASH-arts.  Jan. 31-Feb. 1. $40. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-876-4275,

SPUNKANDCOMPANY  As a showcase finale for its dance residency at Boston Center for the Arts, the troupe presents “#hereandnow,” a series of interactive works-in-progress that explore our society’s obsession with instant gratification. Be ready to deliver.
Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 8 p.m. $12-$15. Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts. 617-933-8600,

STEPZ  No one makes music with his feet with quite the same imagination, commitment, and flair as Savion Glover. FirstWorks presents the percussive tap dynamo and his talented ensemble of hoofers in his most recent creation, “STePz.” One night only, great for the whole family.  Jan. 31, 7:30. $28-$58. The Vets, Providence. 401-421-2787,


30th MERIDIAN BELLY DANCE BALLET 2013 Belly Dancer of the Year Bevin Victoria leads a troupe of Boston-area dancers in “a journey through the 30th meridian,” embracing influences from along the famed longitudinal line — Turkey, Israel, Eastern Europe, and Russia. The klezmer fusion band Klezwoods provides live music.  Feb. 1, 8 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Center for Arts at The Armory, Somerville.

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