Critic Walter Pater once wrote that "all art aspires to the condition of music," but dance lives in a world all its own, using that most familiar of forms—the human one. The medium stands on its own two legs, teeing up audiences for emotions that can only be expressed through body language. Enter Idaho Dance Theatre's upcoming performances of Launch. This year marks IDT's 31st season, making it one of the most long-lived dance companies in Idaho, but if the name of this season's offering is any indication, IDT is gearing up for a renewal, with six individual pieces covering themes of childhood, first love, and the beginnings and ends of relationships. Join the company for evenings of some of the finest contemporary-modern dance the Gem State has to offer.
Times Vary. $12-$30. Boise State University, 1800 University Dr., Boise, idahodancetheatre.org.