The 10 performances we're most looking forward to checking out this season.

"Gravity's Ripple II"

Sept. 16-17

Dublin Arts Council, Dublin

As part of the continuing "Ripple Effect" series, choreographer Julie Fox takes advantage of the rolling hills behind the Dublin Arts Council headquarters to explore our relationship to the mighty waterway.

Dance Artists in Columbus: Independents' Day

Sept. 18

Gay Street and Pearl Alley, Downtown

The dynamic dance collective will bring the Downtown festival to life. Among the performers: Noelle Chun, Kristina Isabelle, CoCo Loupe and Anna Sullivan.

Les Ballets C de la B: "Out of Context - for Pina"

Oct. 8

Drake Performance Center, Campus

Belgium's Les Ballets C de la B return with Alain Platel's tribute to the late, great Pina Bausch. The music is as integral as the movement.


Oct. 22-23

BalletMet Performance Space, Discovery District

Karl Rogers and Meghan Durham will premiere their own solos plus works by Columbus treasures Bebe Miller and Susan Hadley.

CAPA: Ailey II

Oct. 30

Riffe Center, Downtown

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's first-rate second company, Ailey II, returns with all of its vigor and passion. Check out the company's first performance of its namesake's signature work, "Revelations."

OSU Dance: MFA Concert

Nov. 4-6

Sullivant Theatre, Campus

MFA student Courtney Harris, formerly of the Houston Ballet, will present her "Re-imagining the Sylph." Alejandra DeMarco, a Fulbright Scholar and dancer with Paraguay's National Ballet, will perform a dance inspired by her homeland.


Nov. 5-6

Columbus Performing Arts Center, Discover District

With the news that Anna and the Annadroids' Anna Sullivan has been seduced away by Los Angeles, Columbus needs to give a fitting farewell to bee-stung lips, wigs and all things Annadroid during this electro-opera.

"Dangerous Liaisons"

Nov. 5-13

Riffe Center, Downtown

Speaking of seduction, that's the subject of former BalletMet's "Dangerous Liaisons," based on the 1782 novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos and its modern adaptations.

"Portraits in Motion"

Nov. 18-19

McConnell Arts Center, Worthington

Kristina Isabelle Dance Company premieres "Portraits," inspired by human diversity in sharing and concealing experience, who we are and what we remember.

"837 Venice Boulevard"

Nov. 18-20

Wexner Center for the Arts, Campus

New York choreographer Faye Driscoll taps into memories of growing up in Southern California in an exploration of how difficult it can be simply to be someone, let alone yourself.