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Critic’s picks: Dance

Erez Sabag/Jacob’s Pillow Dance

CEDAR LAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET The talented dancers of this New York-based troupe (pictured) put their considerable classical and athletic skills to a variety of edgy contemporary choreography in this program of works by Kidd Pivot artistic director Crystal Pite, Nederlands Dans Theater associate choreographer Alexander Ekman, and Norwegian choreographer Jo Stromgren. July 3-7. $39-$75, $19 age 18-35 on Friday. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket. 413-243-0745, www.jacobspillow.org

A RITE The Bard SummerScape festival commissioned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Anne Bogart’s SITI Company to create this work commemorating the centenary of Igor Stravinsky’s groundbreaking “Rite of Spring.” July 6-7. $25-$55. Sosnoff Theater, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. 845-758-7900, www.fishercenter.bard.edu

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BRAIN STORM Rhode Island-based Everett marries dance with scientific research and personal stories to explore the most intricate and complex organ in the human body, the brain. July 5-6. $25; $15 seniors, students, and military. The Yard, Patricia N. Nanon Theater, Middle Road, Chilmark. 508-645-9662, www.dancetheyard.org

SHANTALA SHIVALINGAPPA While her work is deeply rooted in the expressive flow and narrative flair of classical South Indian dance, this internationally acclaimed dancer also draws from her experiences working with other intriguing creators, ranging from legendary choreographer Pina Bausch to director Peter Brook. July 3-7. $22-$38. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket. 413-243-0745, www.jacobspillow.org

KAREN CAMPBELL

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