The Ticket: Dance

(Steven Schreiber)

HEARTBEAT OF HOME The creators of the “Riverdance” phenomenon hope to take the influence of Irish step dance a notch higher with this new, high-energy extravaganza, which showcases the interconnections between the dance and music traditions of the Emerald Isle and Latin and Afro-Cuban cultures. The Boston engagement marks the show’s East Coast premiere. March 26-April 6. $31.25-
$105.25. Citi Wang Theatre. 617-532-1116,

SYNCHRONICITY & THE SACRED SPACE Weber Dance reprises this evocative 2011 work, which plays off the storytelling of adventurer Jon Turk to explore the different ways Western and non-Western cultures perceive and experience the world. The concert also offers a sneak peak at a new company work-in-progress. March 28-29. $20-$35. Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., Cambridge. 617-577-1400,


THE BANG GROUP For this final “Head Over Heels” presentation, David Parker’s talented New York crew performs his hilarious “ShowDown” (pictured), a sendup of “Annie Get Your Gun,” along with three new commissions from talented veteran choreographers from Boston: Lorraine Chapman, Kelli Edwards, and Nicole Pierce. March 28. $10-$20. Oberon,
2 Arrow St., Cambridge. 617-547-8300, www.americanrepertory

DANCE PROGRAM SPRING PERFORMANCES How lucky are Harvard University’s dance students to have the chance to work with world-renowned choreographers Aszure Barton and Dwight Rhoden? We’ll see the results in this concert featuring works by the two artists-in-residence as well as by dance director Jill Johnson.
March 27-29. $5-$10. Farkas
Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St., Cambridge. 617-496-2222,


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