From a small island 90 miles from Key West, a South American city where traditional tango merges with contemporary dance, and a European land that harbors immigrant styles from Asia and Africa, prime examples of Hispanic dance and music arrive for “A Bailar: Dance at the Center,” a three-week festival. Opening tonight: the U.S. debut of Nilda Guerra’s Havana Rakatan, sharing the stage with Cuban son band Turquino and combining flamenco, Yoruba, and Afro-Haitian rhythms with jazz, mambo, and salsa. On February 26, Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui tries his hand at tango with M¡longa, featuring an Argentinean tango band and a dozen dancers. Starting March 4, Ballet Flamenco’s Sara Baras offers Suite Flamenca, for her full company, guest artist José Serrano, and eight musicians.
Feb. 18-March 7, 7:30 p.m., 2015