Local Arts

Charlotte arts season 2016-17: Dance

“Sleeping Beauty,” which returns after five years, made a splash in 2012 when Charlotte Ballet (then N.C. Dance Theatre) presented Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s choreography._T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
“Sleeping Beauty,” which returns after five years, made a splash in 2012 when Charlotte Ballet (then N.C. Dance Theatre) presented Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s choreography._T.Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com ogaines@charlotteobserver.com

What’s up this 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: classical music (plus pops, jazz and more); theater; literary events; pop music; and visual arts.]

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. 30-Oct. 1: Breakin’ Convention.

Nov. 14: “Savion Glover’s STePz.”

Dec. 27-30: “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker.”

Jan. 31-Feb. 5: “Riverdance.”

Caroline Calouche And Company

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

Dec. 9-11: “Clara’s Trip: A Nutcracker Story.”

April 21-23: “Star Gazer: A Trek Into Outer Space.”

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. 20-22: Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 16” and Dwight Rhoden’s “The Groove.”

Oct. 23: Middle and High School Dance Festival Performance.

Dec. 3-23: “The Nutcracker.”

Jan. 27-Feb. 18: “Innovative Works:” New pieces by Mark Diamond, David Ingram, Sasha Janes.

March 4: “Dancing With the Stars of Charlotte” fundraiser.

March 10-19: Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride’s “Sleeping Beauty.”

April 27-29: Sasha Janes’ “Wuthering Heights” and Alonzo King’s “MAP.”

Charlotte Youth Ballet

Young performers and professionals blend in classical ballet productions, usually at CPCC’s Halton Theatre. charlotteyouthballet.org. The season, which had not been announced at press time, consists of “The Nutcracker” in December and a story ballet in March.

Special Events

Paul Taylor Dance Company will send Paul Taylor 2 to UNC Charlotte Sept. 30 for associate professor Kim Jones’ recreation of the lost piece “Tracer” plus “Company B” and “Junction.” The main company will come to Charlotte April 7 and 8 as part of CPCC’s Sensoria arts festival.

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