Dance performances

Dance performances return online, outdoors

Dance canvas. Beneath the rusting steel beams of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center’s outdoor pavilion, a wide range of choreographers will share works created in collaboration with the arts institution’s first Dance Canvas choreographic residency. The residency has given artists a platform to create and show work that responds to the COVID-19 shutdown while addressing issues of racism and inequality. As part of the project, artists will be featured on the online Dance Canvas”choreographic catseries. Xerophile, a local film production studio, is making a documentary about the residency, which is expected to be completed later this year. (Live and online performances September 25-27, times and ticket prices TBD. 535 Means St. NW, Atlanta. contemporary atlanta.org)

“A long time ago and only once.” The Terminus Modern Ballet Theater had planned to give the world premiere of Ana Maria Lucaciu’s dance-theatre piece “Long ago and only once” in May. Due to the pandemic, it was postponed until the fall. Now it debuts in a more intimate video format for viewing online. Lucaciu, who has danced with many top companies and worked with several renowned choreographers, uses clowning techniques to imbue the characters with pathos and humor. So it’s fitting that “Long Ago and Only Once” explores the idea of ​​waiting “for something to be completed,” Lucaciu said, “whether it’s a move, a joke, a a phrase, a fact, a personal story. There’s an inherent conflict for us as an audience when the punchline is hanging.” (Online Oct. 23-Nov. 21. VIP package $35, $50 with artist swap on Zoom. terminus-serenbe.com)