1. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Harris Theater
See “Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo Premieres ‘One Thousand Pieces’.” 205 E. Randolph St., hubbardstreetdance.com. Oct. 18 to 21

2. The Seldoms, Dance Center of Columbia College
Carrie Hanson, founder of this contemporary company, spins her restless creations out of our agita. This time, it’s the climate change debate. 1306 S. Michigan Ave., theseldoms.org. Oct. 25 to 27

3. Giordano Dance Chicago, Harris Theater
Few dance troupes achieve their 50th anniversary. This jazz company plans to blow out its candles in style with a new work by the Ailey-trained choreographer Christopher Huggins. giordanodance.org. Oct. 26 and 27

4. Chicago Dance Crash, Ruth Page Center
The show that dancers will go see—a fusion of hip-hop, acrobatics, and ballet that isn’t imitable or overthought. A thrill, with pop music blaring. 1016 N. Dearborn St., chicagodancecrash.com. Nov. 9 to 17

5. Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre
Ever poised and precise, the Joffrey dips its toes into dark, stormy waters with The Green Table, Kurt Jooss’s 1933 antiwar ballet. With live music by the Chicago Philharmonic. 50 E. Congress Pkwy., joffrey.com. Oct. 17 to 28