Theater & art

Critic’s picks: Dance

Gene Schiavone

LA BAYADÈRE Petipa’s beloved ballet classic (above) sets the doomed love affair of temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solar amidst the splendor of ancient India. Florence Clerc’s adaptation for Boston Ballet is one of the company’s most vivid productions. Oct. 24-Nov. 3, $29-$137. Boston Opera House. 617-695-6955,

BOSOMA DANCE COMPANY 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE The modern dance troupe, led by co-artistic directors Katherine Hooper and Irada Djelassi, showcases several recent works as well as two pieces by guest choreographers: a resetting of former Boston Ballet principal dancer Alfonso Figueroa’s “Rodin: A Tribute,” and the premiere of a new contemporary work by Lindsey Leduc, former dancer with Giordano Dance Chicago. Oct. 25-26. $30, $25 seniors and students. Boston University Dance Theatre. 617-358-2500,

PAUL MATTESON & FRIENDS Formerly a dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Matteson puts his own choreography front and center in this concert of solos and collaborations with Jennifer Polins, James Morrow, Raja Feather Kelly, and Peter Schmitz. Oct. 25-26, 8 p.m., $15, $10 seniors and students. Green Street Studios, Cambridge. 617-864-3191,


STREAMING SHABBAT This latest production by Joanie Block and Selmadanse blends movement, storytelling, video art by Lynn Bikofsky, and an original score by Billy Novick and Willie Sordillo to evoke the Jewish Sabbath from a woman’s perspective. The multimedia creation was inspired by a Shabbat image that sustained Block during a struggle with cancer. Oct. 26-27, $20, $18 seniors and students. Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, Newton. 617-965- 5226,


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