From new works to old traditions, here are four performances we have on our radar.
Lost With You
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal's Vanishing Mélodies
Sasha Onyshchenko, Courtesy BJM
MONTREAL Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal plumbs the songbook of Patrick Watson for its latest creation. Vanishing Mélodies brings to life the memories of a lone woman waiting for a bus, played by an actress who joins the dancers onstage. Directed by Eric Jean, who helmed the company's Leonard Cohen–soundtracked Dance Me, it features choreography by Juliano Nuñes and Anne Plamondon set to 20 pieces of Watson's music. Nov. 2–6. bjmdanse.ca.
Acosta and Alessandra
Alessandra Ferri and Carlos Acosta
Johan Persson, Courtesy BRB
LONDON Birmingham Royal Ballet's Curated by Carlos program makes its much-delayed London debut at Sadler's Wells with some exciting edits. The triple bill now features City of a Thousand Trades, an homage to the company's home city choreographed by Miguel Altunaga, alongside Brazilian-British choreographer Daniela Cardim's current-events–inspired Imminent and a new production of Goyo Montero's Chacona. Joining the artists of BRB onstage for Chacona will be director Carlos Acosta and guest artist Alessandra Ferri in a new pas de deux. Nov. 4–6. brb.org.uk.
Danny Upshaw, Courtesy Richard Kornberg & Associates
NEW YORK CITY Native American and Canadian collective Indigenous Enterprise alights at The Joyce Theater with a celebration of traditional song, story and, of course, dance in the intertribal production Indigenous Liberation, featuring champion powwow dancers. Nov. 9–14. joyce.org.
Many Happy Returns
Paula Lobo, Courtesy New York City Center
NEW YORK CITY Leave it to Twyla Tharp to give gifts for her 80th birthday. The iconic choreographer premieres two brand-new works for New York City Center's TWYLA NOW program, which will also feature an array of signature pieces. The star-studded cast includes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's James Gilmer and Jacquelin Harris, American Ballet Theatre's Aran Bell and Catherine Hurlin, New York City Ballet's Sara Mearns, Roman Mejia and Tiler Peck, and former NYCB star and Tony-nominated actor Robbie Fairchild. Nov. 17–21. nycitycenter.org.