"Yvonne Rainer: Two Works."
The postmodern dancer/choreographer/filmmaker/writer performs her in-progress work, "The Concept of Dust, or How do you look when there's nothing left to move?" in conjunction with the current exhibition, "Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films."
Michael Clark Company
The 30-year-old London-based troupe presents the U.S. premiere of "Come, Been and Gone" (2009), which pays homage to 1970s rock music, including songs of Iggy Pop, David Bowie and
Batsheva Dance Company
Directed by choreographer Ohad Naharin since 1990, the Tel Aviv-based troupe celebrates 50 years with another body-twisting, athletically riveting work, "Sadeh21" (Field 21). Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Westwood; $29-$89. (310) 825-2101, www.cap.ucla.edu Also, Nov. 4 at the Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St., Santa Barbara, (805) 963-4408; www.thearlingtontheatre.com
The troupe founded by former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt perforns "Fallen," choreographed by Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant; and "Serpent, choreographed by Liam Scarlett. The Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles; $28-$121. (213) 972-0711, www.musiccenter.org Also, Nov.1, Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara, www.artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu; and Nov. 6, McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts, 73000
The St. Petersburg-based troupe makes its first visit to Segerstrom Center with its acclaimed production of "The Flames of Paris," originally choreographed by Vasily Vainonen in 1932 and revised last year by the company's resident choreographer, Mikhail Messerer. Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, $29-$149; (714) 556-2787, www.scfta.org