Theater & art

The Ticket: Dance

ONEGIN Boston Ballet fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of John Cranko’s moving story ballet. Based on Pushkin’s tale of unrequited love, it is one of the most romantic and dramatically convincing ballets in the repertoire. Boston Ballet’s glorious production is fittingly evocative and promises compelling performances. Feb. 25-March 6, $35-$149. Boston Opera House. 617-695-6955, www.bostonballet.org

LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES Michael Flatley’s latest Irish dance extravaganza pulls into town for one night only. With Flatley scheduled to hang up his dancing shoes at the end of the show’s tour in July, this is your last chance to see the onetime phenom. Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., $39-$125. Citi Wang Theater. 800-982-2787, www.citicenter.org

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SOUTH ASIAN SHOWDOWN This annual Bollywood/fusion competition is the largest on the East Coast, bringing together 12 teams from all over North America to compete for top honors. It’s a hot blast of rhythmic effervescence and brilliant color, and it has sold out the past six years, so plan ahead. Feb. 27, 6 p.m., $20-$100. John Hancock Hall. 617-448-2508, www.southasianshowdown.com

WALKING WITH ’TRANE The FirstWorks Artistic Icon Series presents the New England premiere of Urban Bush Women’s celebration of the extraordinary life of jazz legend John Coltrane. Inspired by the saxophonist’s “A Love Supreme,” the work features Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s vibrant, muscular choreography. Feb. 27, $38-$75. The Vets, Providence. 401-421-2787, www.first-works.org KAREN CAMPBELL

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