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Critic’s picks: Dance

Paul B. Goode

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY One of America’s most esteemed modern dance troupes celebrates its 60th anniversary with a program spanning more than four decades of the master choreographer’s creative life. Last season’s “Perpetual Dawn,” a bucolic ode to the awakening of young love, is a Boston premiere, while “Private Domain” harkens back to 1969. “Black Tuesday” (2001, pictured) evokes the resilient spirit of the Great Depression. Nov. 1-3, $40-$75. Citi Shubert Theatre. 617-482-6661, www.celebrityseries.org

RASHAUN MITCHELL AND SILAS RIENER The Newhouse Center for the Humanities brings the two innovators back to Wellesley College for another site-specific work that plays off the glass surround and soaring ceilings of Tishman Commons. Titled “Way In,” the piece is an excerpt from a new work commissioned by NYC’s Danspace Project. Nov. 2, 3:30 p.m. Free. Wellesley College’s Tishman Commons, Wellesley. 781-283-3623, www.newhouse-center.org


FOREVER TANGO After four different runs on Broadway and international touring in between, Luis Bravo’s ever-popular tango extravaganza hits the road again, bringing its sultry moves and superb music to Boston for seven performances. The production features 14 dancers as well as a singer and an 11-piece orchestra onstage.
Oct. 29-Nov. 2, $30-$95. Cutler Majestic Theatre. 617-824-8000, www.cutlermajestic.org

SECRETS & MOTION Luminarium Dance Company presents an evening of new works by company artistic directors Merli V. Guerra and Kimberleigh A. Holman that combine dance, light, and text to explore the mysteries of secrets — not just the ones we keep, but also those we decide to share. One of the evening’s showpieces is a dance film by Guerra run in reverse. Nov. 1-2, $25, $20 seniors and students. Boston University Dance Theater. 617-477-4494, www.luminariumdance.org

Karen Campbell can be reached at karencampbell4@rcn.com.