Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Dance

ARMITAGE GONE! DANCE Called the “punk ballerina” for her edgy, seamlessly inventive blending of styles, Tony Award-winning choreographer Karole Armitage and her company (left) bring two Boston premieres to this engagement: the starkly lyrical “Ligeti Essays” and the neon-colored “Rave,” which also features 19 dancers from the Boston Conservatory. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Oct. 18-20, $50. ICA. 617-876-4275,

FALL IS RISING: FACULTY & FRIENDS Representing styles ranging from ballet and modern to flamenco and jazz, the teaching artists of Dance Complex come together for this promising showcase. One expected highlight is the chance to see local flamenco master Ramón de los Reyes on the same program as his son, Madrid-based Nino de los Reyes, who walks on flamenco’s more contemporary side. Oct. 18-19, $20. Dance Complex, Cambridge.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR 2013 Looks like the closest the current SYTYCD live tour gets to Boston is this show at Mohegan Sun. But for fans of the popular television competition, the chance to see the top 10 finalists from the show’s 10th season should be worth the trip. Oct. 18, 7 p.m. $39.50. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. 888-226-7711,


ICE : DANCE Men’s 2011 US figure skating champion Ryan Bradley and a cast of ice dance teams from Ice Theatre of New York show just how poetic dance can be when it takes to the ice. The event offers a sneak peak at brand-new figure skating choreography by ballet legend Edward Villella. Presented by The Skating Club of Boston. Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. $30 ($75 VIP Pass includes reception with cast). The Skating Club of Boston, 1240
Soldiers Field Road. 617-782-5900,

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