This plucky company was founded several years ago by a bunch of rebellious championship ballroom dancers who, weary of the grueling competition circuit, craved more artistic freedom. Long story short: It's Dancing with the Stars without the tacky choreography and acrobatic stunts. Instead, BBDC returns to the thrilling days of yesteryear, when great ballroom couples like Astaire and Rogers made a dance into a drama of two people moving as one with elegance and sophistication. But the company also adds some contemporary twists and turns. "Change of Hue," for instance, blends light, movement, and color, while "The Nightingale" brings Hans Christian Anderson's tale of what's real and what's glitz into the 21st century. Reprised will be the company's popular "Spinning Wheel," where various ballroom dance styles are used to create characters who interact with one another on a busy street. So what does Mr. Foxtrot say to Ms. Salsa?
March 10-12, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 12, 5 p.m.; Sun., March 13, 7 p.m., 2011