When: Sat., Jan. 21, 8 p.m. 2017
Now in its sixth year, the Big Muddy Dance Company is widening its perspective. The company tours beyond St. Louis now, and it has expanded its troupe by collaborating with Webster University's dance department. Big Muddy's new show Menagerie is the first to incorporate these young dancers. Thom Dancy has choreographed a new one-act for the combined troupe inspired by the NPR program Radiolab, specifically Diane Weipert's episode "The Living Room." The spoken-word piece is about Weipert's neighbors across the way. They never close their curtains, and so she can see right into their bedroom, drawn to their movements as they sleep, fight and make love. Brian Enos, Brandon Fink and Daniel Marshalsay also have works in the show. Menagerie starts at 8 p.m. at the Sun Theater (3625 Grandel Square; www.thebigmuddydanceco.org). Tickets are $22 to $25.