Black Girl: Linguistic Play, with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, June 15 and 16, 8 p.m., Yale University Theatre, 222 York St., New Haven; tickets $35-$55, $20 for seniors and students. Choreographer’s urban dance performance uses rhythmic play of social dance, double dutch, stepin’, tap and live original music; part of International Festival of Arts & Ideas 2017 on and near New Haven Green. Info: www.artidea.org
Practicing Silence, creative team to present free public showing, Sat., June 17, 3 p.m., Grace Farm Foundation’s SANAA-designed glass-enclosed amphitheater, called the Sanctuary, 365 Lukes Wood Rd., New Canaan. Reg. at gracefarms.org/calender. Year-long interdisciplinary workshop exploring many meanings of silence, to bring together interdisciplinary team of artists and scholars including New York City Ballet “rising stars,” theologian composer and sound designer, poet and musicians at Grace Farms, from June 13-17.
Ridgefield School of Dance’s The Carnival of the Animals, Sat., June 17, 7 p.m., Sun., June 18, 1 p.m., Ridgefield High School, 700 North Salem Rd., Ridgefield. Humans and animals fuse in “comical, imaginative ballet” inspired by the 1886 musical suite by Camille Saint-Saëns and the poetry of Jack Prelutsky. Dancers will also perform Les Sylphides ballet, to music of Frédéric Chopin and choreography of Michel Fokine. Production to conclude with Together Forever, a jazz presentation. Gala presentation with dance selections on Sat. and full-length performance Sun. Info. and tickets at TheRidgefieldSchoolofDance.com and 203-894-5957.
Connecticut Ballet’s Summer Dance Caravan, Sun., July 9, 7 p.m.. Ives Concert Park on WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury. Info: ivesconcertpark.com.
10th Connecticut Tango Festival, with Argentine masters Carolina Leonardelli and Gabriel Salvi, visiting from Buenos Aires, presented by Tango Sueño Academy and Milford Arts Council. Activities to include tango workshops July 29 and 30 as well as performance at Tango Passion Show Fri., July 28, Milford Center for the Arts. Tango intensive days with Dale Ellison from Charleston, S.C., and Gem Duras from Connecticut’s Tango Sueño Academy as well as boot camp for beginners and tango socials at Milford’s Center for the Arts. Festival opens with tango social in Middletown, First Church, July 21. Other locations include Vitti’s Dance Studio in Danbury and Dance Dimensions Studio in Norwalk. Details: www.CTTangoFest.org.