Dance

Karlovsky & Company Dance

When: Fri., May 19, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., May 20, 7:30 p.m. 2017

Human beings mainly communicate through speech, but we also have other ways of knowing what's up. The way you stand when you say something, how you move your hands, the direction you face — all of these physical cues add another layer of context to what you're saying. Inspired by this everyday non-verbal communication, Karlovsky & Company Dance explores the world of silent speech in its new show, Louder Than Words. Artistic director Dawn Karlovsky's choreography uses gesture and stance to tell you what's going on. The troupe is joined by Sarah LaRose-Holland and her Kinetic Evolutions Dance Company for the performances, which take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (May 19 and 20) at the Sun Theater (3625 Grandel Square; www.karlovskydance.org). Tickets are $15 to $20.

Paul Friswold

Price: $15-$20