Theater & art

The Ticket: Dance

Christopher Duggan

GAUTHIER DANCE//DANCE COMPANY THEATERHAUS STUTTGART This edgy, exuberant company sold out its Jacob’s Pillow engagement last season. This time, the program includes works by Po-Cheng Tsai, Cayetano Soto, and Mauro Bigonzetti. July 6-10, $45-$75. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket. 413-243-0745,

AND STILL YOU MUST SWING This world premiere, an evening-length collaboration between master tappers Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith, honors the influence of jazz on the rich history of tap. It features live music, improvisation, and guest artist Camille A. Brown. July 6-10, $25-$45. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket. 413-243-0745,

TAPTHEYARD WEEK 2 For Martha’s Vineyard visitors and residents, The Yard continues its celebration of rhythm-based dance with The Bang Group’s new “Turing Tests” and Caleb Teicher’s “Variations (Excerpt),” set to the luminous Goldberg Variations of J.S. Bach. July 7 and 9, $5-$25. The Yard’s Patricia Nanon Theater, Chilmark. 508-645-9662,


DANCENOW Bates Dance Festival opens its season with this showcase of new works by faculty and emerging talents, including New York-based Dante Brown | Warehouse Dance, Houston company Hope Stone Dance (which features jazz/Broadway dancer Courtney D. Jones), postmodernist Heidi Henderson’s elephant JANE dance, New England’s ali kenner brodsky & co., and hip-hop dynamo Shakia Johnson. July 9, $12-$25. Bates College’s Schaeffer Theatre, Lewiston, ME. 207-786-6161,