Michael Slobodian


TU Dance

Daily from Nov. 17-18
8 p.m.
Nov. 19
2 p.m.

For 14 years, TU Dance (the eponymously acronymic company created by Uri Sands and Toni Pierce-Sands) has been shattering our expectations of contemporary dance with gorgeous, politically challenging, and choreographically adventurous work—mostly by Sands himself. TU has also been busy building its repertory with dances by up-and-coming and established choreographers. New York-based Stefanie Batten Bland, who created a piece with a large net for Zenon Dance Company, will have a new work on the program. So will Marcus Jarrell Willis, who used to dance with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (where T and U met). Ron Brown’s lovely, resonant solo for Pierce-Sands, “Clear as Tear Water” is on the schedule, and Sands' "Hikari" completes this fall program.