Charlotte Ballet will do Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 16” among its Spring Works. Jeff Cravotta Jeff Cravotta
Charlotte Ballet will do Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 16” among its Spring Works. Jeff Cravotta Jeff Cravotta

Local Arts

Arts season 2017-18: Dance

By Lawrence Toppman

Correspondent

September 11, 2017 10:22 AM

UPDATED September 14, 2017 04:11 PM

What’s coming up in the 2017-18 season? Check out the lineup. Find where you’re going on our interactive map. You can check the rest of the calendar by discipline, too: theater; music; and visual arts.

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Blumenthal Performing Arts

BPA brings national tours to various venues, usually Belk Theater at 130 N. Tryon St. or Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon. 704-372-1000; carolinatix.org; blumenthalarts.org.

Sept. 24: “Sewaba!”

Oct. 13-15: Breakin’ Convention.

Oct. 22: Middle and High School Dance Festival Performance.

Nov. 7: “Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain.”

Dec. 21: State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s “Swan Lake.”

Caroline Calouche & Company pairs floor and aerial work.
Mark Hames Mark Hames

Caroline Calouche & Company

Troupe combining floor movement and aerial work performs around the city, mostly at Booth Playhouse. carolinecalouche.org.

Dec. 8-10: “A Cirque and Dance Nutcracker.”

Feb. 9-10: “Rouge.”

May 4-13: “Lingua.”

Charlotte Ballet

The region’s only fully professional dance company does a mix of works classic and modern, usually at Belk or Knight theaters or at McBride-Bonnefoux Center for Dance at 701 N. Tryon St. 704-372-0101; charlotteballet.org.

Oct. 19-21: “Fall Works.” Johan Inger’s “Walking Mad,” George Balanchine’s “Apollo,” Javier De Frutos’ “Elsa Canasta.”

Nov. 17: “Choreographic Lab,” new works by Charlotte Ballet members.

Dec. 9-23: “The Nutcracker.”

Jan. 26-Feb. 17: “Innovative Works.” New pieces by Sasha Janes, Myles Thatcher, Robyn Mineko Williams..

March 3: “Dancing With the Stars of Charlotte” gala fundraiser.

March 9-18: Javier De Frutos’ “The Most Incredible Thing” with music by Pet Shop Boys.

April 26-28: “Spring Works.” New works by Bryan Arias and Felipe Portugal, plus Helen Pickett’s “Tsukiyo” and Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 16.”

Charlotte Youth Ballet

Young performers and professionals blend in classical ballet productions, usually at CPCC’s Halton Theatre. charlotteyouthballet.org. The season, not fully announced at press time, generally consists of “The Nutcracker” (Dec. 1-3 in Halton) and a story ballet in March.