Now in its second season, SBCC’s Collective Collaborative returned to the New Vic for an expertly curated dance program highlighting disciplines from ballet to contemporary dance. Director Tracy Kofford blended company work with more than two dozen guest artists for an evening that managed to straddle veneration for both the individual dancer (Ron Davis from The PGK Project and Frankie Harman from S.B. Dance Arts were mesmerizing) and the choreographer (Jess Harper’s “Time to Tang” offered richly executed comic relief). But it was within the context of the program’s roots — the desire to provide a professional platform for student dancers exploring a career in the movement arts — that three of the evening’s offerings managed to stand out among a sea of noteworthy approaches.

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