Theater & art

The Ticket: Dance

CLOSE TO CHUCK Boston Ballet’s program reprises Jiri Kylián’s “Bella Figura” on a slate with the company premiere of resident choreographer Jorma Elo’s “C. to C.” (“Close to Chuck”) and world premiere of “Resonance” by José Martinez, artistic director of Spain’s National Ballet. Feb. 20-March 2. $29-$137. Boston Opera House. 617-695-6955,

BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY The choreographer is at the center of his latest full-evening work, “Story/Time.” Using chance procedures to determine order, he reads roughly 70 one-minute, mostly autobiographical stories as his dancers perform snippets from 30-plus years of his choreography, with live music by Ted Coffey. Take a chance. Feb. 21-23. $25-$50. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3103,

POSTE RESTANTE Bonnie Duncan lives in Boston, Tim Gallagher lives in New York, but together they’re They Gotta Be Secret Agents. They create imaginative works in which dance and acrobatics meet puppetry and film. Feb. 20-23. $15-$20. Charlestown Working Theater, Charlestown. 617-242-3285,


CIRCUS OZ The Australian National Circus makes its Celebrity Series debut with “From the Ground Up,” which uses a construction site setting for all manner of acrobatics, aerial work, juggling, and general tomfoolery. Feb. 19-23, $30. Citi Shubert Theatre. 617-482-6661,


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