FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014: STARS OF FLAMENCO World Music/CRASHarts has packed its annual flamenco celebration with an impressive cast of musicians and dancers, including Spanish powerhouse Antonio Canales, Nuevo Ballet Español choreographer Carlos Rodríguez, Karime Amaya (grandniece of the legendary Carmen Amaya), and the charismatic Jesús Carmona. March 8-9. $30-$79. Berklee Performance Center. 617-747-2261, www.worldmusic.org
MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP The popular company brings “Acis & Galatea” to Boston in May, but this FirstWorks engagement offers a chance to see a mixed slate of repertory dances with live music, including “Grand Duo,” “Double,” and “Jesu, Meine Freude,” with Morris conducting the Brown University Chorus. March 8,
8 p.m. $38-$68. The Vets, Providence. 401-421-2787, www.first-works.org
ORPHANS & BASTARDS Hyperbole Dance explores “what it means to be adopted” in this theatrical evening of dance and poetry. The work is inspired by artistic director Nikki Sell’s own experience searching for her biological family. March 7-9. $20-$25. Dance Complex, Cambridge. 781-504-5191, www.hyperboledance.org
WE HERE NOW Acclaimed kathak dancer Gretchen Hayden and her husband, George Ruckert, on sarod lead this concert of Indian dance and music, which promises rigorous footwork, vivid storytelling, and exotic ragas. March 2, 4 p.m. $10-$30. Little Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge.
KAREN CAMPBELLKaren Campbell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.