Bay Area dance fans have a tempting array of productions to catch this weekend, from a dystopian fantasy to classic Balanchine. Here’s a look:
A.I.M.: The New York company headed by MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship grant-winner Kyle Abraham — she’s one of only four black choreographers to be commissioned by the New York City Ballet — is known for blending contemporary, hip-hop and other forms of dance with such timely themes as race and social justice. Details: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2; Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose; $29-$46; 408-924-8501, hammertheatrecenter.com.
Diablo Ballet: The Walnut Creek troupe presents a program titled “Balanchine and Beyond,” anchored by the company’s reprisal of Balanchine’s masterwork “Apollo.” Details: 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 2; Del Valle Theatre, Walnut Creek; $15-$47; 925-943-7469, diabloballet.org.
“Impact”: Kristin Damrow & Company present Darrow’s evening-length dystopian tale inspired by the Brutalist no-nonsense architecture movement, featuring 15 dancers performing among an exposed-concrete set designed by Alice Malia. Details: Jan. 31-Feb. 2; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; $30-$65; ybca.org, www.kristindamrow.com.