Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida: Oct 6, 7 and 13, www.artsballettheatre.org
The company headlines its season with a renewed production of Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird” (followed by variations of Russian songs) and Venezuelan choreographer Vicente Nebrada’s “Pentimento,” in an ambitious opening Program I. Oct. 6-7 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, www.avenenturacenter.org, and Oct. 13 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, www.browardcenter.org.
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company: Oct. 27 at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center; www.smdcac.org.
Fostered in a close-knit creative village in northern Israel, the acclaimed Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company identified with the work of Artistic Director Rami Be’er performs with an intensity that has been described as “bordering on the apocalyptic.” The company presents its fiercely poetic “Horses in the Sky” in south Miami-Dade.
Contra-Tiempo: Nov. 16-17 at the Carnival Studio Theater, the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; www.arshtcenter.org.
Fusing salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop and contemporary dance, this Los Angeles-based urban Latin dance collective executes a Miami intervention, with physically intense but socially aware performances. www.contra-tiempo.org
Dimensions Dance Theater of Miami: Nov. 17-18 at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center; www.smdcac.org.
Just off a summer of celebrated performances at New York’s Joyce Theater and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Western Massachusetts, artistic directors Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra return to South Dade with Miami’s most exciting new dance company. “Ballet: Bold and Beautiful” showcases works by British choreographer Jenna Lee and Venezuelan Vicente Nebrada. www.dimensionsdancemia.com
Dance Now! Miami: Dec. 1 at the Colony Theater, Miami Beach, and Dec. 9 at the Alper JCC; South Dade. www.dancenowmiami.org.
Artistic directors Diego Salterini and Hannah Baumgartner kick off their 19th season with “New Voices” featuring emerging choreographer and Miami native, Chris Rudd, in a world premiere.
Dance Theatre of Harlem: Jan. 26-27 at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center; www.smdcac.org.
An inspiring force for an inclusive vision of ballet since it was founded by the legendary Arthur Mitchell in 1969, Dance Theatre of Harlem performs innovative classical, neo-classical and contemporary works that celebrate the beauty of ballet and African-American culture.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Feb. 14-17 at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; www.arshtcenter.org.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Alvin Ailey (now led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, a Miami native) returns to South Florida with a potent program of new works and established gems like perennial crowd favorite “Revelations.
Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater: March 1 at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center; www.aventuracenter.org.
Mesmerizing South Florida audiences with the machine-gun snap of her heels, Siudy Garrido presents pure flamenco engineered with a contemporary flare to an original score by Spanish guitarist José Luis de la Paz in “Flamenco Intimo.”
2019 Flamenco Festival of Miami: March 13-17 at the Ziff Ballet Opera House, Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; www.arshtcenter.org
Applauded for her brilliant footwork and captivating stage presence, Sara Baras again brings authentic Andalusian flamenco to Miami as the featured performer of festival.
Miami City Ballet: March 29-31 in Miami; April 13-14 in Fort Lauderdale; www.miamicityballet.org.
Back for the first time after its visually stunning remake in 2015, Miami City Ballet present’s Balanchine’s evening-long take on Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” re-engineered for a watery South Florida dreamscape thanks to two Miami-born artists. Michele Oka Doner created scenes and costume design; Academy Award-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney provided dramatic direction. In Miami at Arsht Center for Performing Arts; Fort Lauderdale at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.