In celebration of Big Dance Theater’s 25th anniversary, artistic leaders Annie-B Parson—known for her work with David Bowie, David Byrne, and St. Vincent—and Paul Lazar theatrically re-imagine the conventions of a repertory program. Inspired by disciplines of the concise—novellas, folk tales, diary entries, pencil drawings, thumbnail sketches—Big Dance performs five distinct short works, each a Boston premiere, that embrace the brief, granular, close-range, anecdotal, and microscopic. Plus, discover Big Dance’s unique blend of dance theater on an intimate scale with a 15-minute onstage birthday party at the evening’s center. Hot dogs will be served.

Join us for a pre-show talk both nights at 7:30 PM with David Henry, the ICA’s Bill T. Jones Director Of Performing and Media Arts, and dance educator Whitney Cover.

Following the show on Friday, Oct 14 there will be a Q+A with Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar.

First Republic Bank is proud to sponsor the ICA’s 2016–17 Performance Season.

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Access for Boston’s dance community is supported in part by the Pratt-Hall Fund