Dance: performance & participatory

What the Day Owes to the Night, choreographed by Cie Hervé Koubi (Cannes, France), Thurs., Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield. Performance, drawing from Koubi’s Algerian roots and Mediterranean culture, “packed with backflips, head spins, and emotional intensity.” All-male cast from Algeria and West Africa share combined skills in contemporary, street, and urban dance movements, capoeira, and martial arts. Tickets $40, $45, at quickcenter.fairfield.edu/box-office, 203-254-4010 or 1-877-ARTS-396 (toll free).

Gypsy Funk Squad and belly dancers, Sun., Oct. 22, 1 p.m., Center at 23 Priscilla Place, Trumbull. Mix of classic belly dance songs from Turkey, Armenia, Egypt, the Balkans, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, and other points in Middle East; also revamped rock tunes and original psychedelic surprises – done belly style. Cabaret seating; bring refreshments. Presented by Trumbull Arts Commission. Tickets $5. Info: 203-452-5065.

American Dance Spectacular, with Broadway singers and dancers including Jennifer DiNoia (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog Day), Daniel Gaymon (Cats), Alexa Green (Wicked), Sun., Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Tickets $60, box office at 203-438-5795, or ridgefieldplayhouse.org.