The ticket: Dance

HOVERDIVE The Okeanos Collective (choreographer Courtney Peix, composer Amber Vistein, scientist Larry Pratt, and costume designer Jennifer Varekamp) and Contrapose Dance present the world premiere of an evening-length multimedia dance project that uses principles of fluid dynamics to explore the rich complexities of ocean life, from bioluminescence to the effects of climate change. Nov. 14-15, $20-$25. Boston University Dance Theater. 617-358-2500,

LOOK UP Choreographer Jill Johnson, the director of Harvard’s dance program, calls her new dance installation “an analog antidote to digital overload.” Created for the school’s dance students, the interactive work unfolds over the course of two hours, but audience members are encouraged to come and go at will. Through Nov. 15, $5-$10. 617-495-8683,


DIVERSITY IN MOVEMENT Penumbra:Exchange presents a performance by emerging Boston area choreographers of color. Participants include Terina-Jasmine Alladin and Gabriela Silva, Wisty Andres, Chavi Bansal, Darnell “Snoopy” Brown, Eugenia Kim, Mai Telesford, Chun-jou Tsai, and Brian Washburn. Nov. 15,
6:30 p.m., $8-$10. Green Street Studios, Cambridge. www.penumbrar

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