• Ronald K. Brown/Evidence at ’62 Center in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Choreographer Ronald K. Brown has been selected by Williams College as its first Mellon Fellow in Choreography. As such, he will bring in his company for a staging of “The Subtle One,” a collaboration with jazz pianist Jason Moran. Like much of Brown’s work, the dance explores the relationship between the divine and the material world. Brown’s work is opaque, but the spiritual and mystic connections to the unseen are clear and often fascinating. Jan. 22.
• Garth Fagan Dance at Proctors in Schenectady. This evening of dance will surely be hailed as the best of this season. The company, now celebrating its 45th year, is unique in its ability to capture the human spirit with a style that is singular to modern dance. Fagan, who is a Tony-Award winning choreographer (The Lion King), will unveil his newer works including the rhythmic “Mudan 175/39,” which the New York Times described as one of his best. The evening will also showcase “After Hours,” a piece by Schenectady native and longtime Fagan dancer and assistant Norwood Pennewell. Jan. 29.
• Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. These two choreographers want to shake up how we experience museums. This interactive event, considered a work-in-progress, will have audiences touring the massive galleries in North Adams to reveal art in ways that will confound and surprise. Museum Director Joseph Thompson said this event is “one people will be talking about.” Feb. 10, 12 and 13.
• ZviDance at University at Albany and MASS MoCA. Israeli choreographer Zvi Gotheiner speaks with a strong and authoritative voice. Mining the depths of human emotion and experience, he creates a world that draws in audiences with fluidity and imagery that makes every program memorable. Dance fans are lucky to have two chances this spring to see his company of collaborative artists. April 10 and 23.
• 10 Hairy Legs at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tovoli. Anyone remember Randy James? For a time, the choreographer and his company frequented Skidmore College. He now explores the role of men in dance with his all-male ensemble. The dynamic troupe performs works by a variety of top choreographers including David Dorfman, Doug Elkins, Stephen Petronio and Doug Varone. Check out this show if you want to take the overall temperature of modern dance and the amazing men who perform it. May 14.
Bard College Fisher Center, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-758-7900, www.fishercenter.bard.edu
April 29-May 1: May Day Dances with Faye Driscoll and John Jasperse
eba Theatre, Albany. 465-9916, www.eba-arts.org
March 5-7: Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre in Benefit Cabaret “Carnival in Rio”
The Egg, Albany. 473-1845, www.theegg.org
April 10: NY Theatre Ballet in “Cinderella”
April 16: Peking Acrobats
April 29: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli. 845-757-5106, www.kaatsbaan.org
April 9: Attic Projects
April 30 and May 1: Flamenco Vivo/Carlota Santana
May 14: 10 Hairy Legs
May 21: Jennifer Muller/The Works
MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. 413-662-2111, www.massmoca.org
Feb. 10, 12 and 13: Big Dance Theater with Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar
April 23: ZviDance: On the Road
Proctors, Schenectady. 346-6204, www.proctors.org
Jan. 29: Garth Fagan Dance
April 22: 5th Annual Gospel Jubilee featuring Lisa Page Brooks, the Jubilee Praise Dancers and Jubilee Mass Choir directed by Rev. Elgin Joseph Taylor Sr.
’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Williamstown, Mass. 413-597-2425, 62center.williams.edu
Jan. 22: Ronald K. Brown/Evidence in “The Subtle One”
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. 580-5321, www.skidmore.edu
April 8 & 9: Senior Capstone Concert
April 22 & 23: Spring Dance Concert
April 29: Rithmos
Spa Little Theatre, Saratoga Springs. 817-3833, www.nacredance.com
March 5 and 6: Nacre Dance
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. 273-0038, www.troymusichall.org
April 3: A City of Immigrants with the Musicians of Ma’alwyck, the Capital District Youth Choir, and the Saratoga Nacre Dance Co.
University at Albany, Performing Arts Center, Albany. 442-3300, www.albany.edu/pac
Feb. 12: Gerard and Kelly
April 10: ZviDance