What the Day Owes to the Night, choreographed by Cie Hervé Koubi (Cannes, France), Thurs., Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield. Performance, drawing from Koubi’s Algerian roots and Mediterranean culture, “packed with backflips, head spins, and emotional intensity.” All-male cast from Algeria and West Africa share combined skills in contemporary, street, and urban dance movements, capoeira, and martial arts. Tickets $40, $45, at quickcenter.fairfield.edu/box-office, 203-254-4010 or 1-877-ARTS-396 (toll free).

Gypsy Funk Squad and belly dancers, Sun., Oct. 22, 1 p.m., Center at 23 Priscilla Place, Trumbull. Mix of classic belly dance songs from Turkey, Armenia, Egypt, the Balkans, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, and other points in Middle East; also revamped rock tunes and original psychedelic surprises – done belly style. Cabaret seating; bring refreshments. Presented by Trumbull Arts Commission. Tickets $5. Info: 203-452-5065.

American Dance Spectacular at Ridgefield Playhouse

American Dance Spectacular, with Broadway singers and dancers including Jennifer DiNoia (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog Day), Daniel Gaymon (Cats), Alexa Green (Wicked), Sun., Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd. Tickets $60, box office at 203-438-5795, or ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Daniel C. Levine, artistic director of the Broadway and Cabaret Series at the Ridgefield Playhouse, has received an award for a dance show he conceived and created at the Playhouse and then took to Princess Cruises. Produced with Stephen Schwartz, “Born to Dance” and its creator Levine, won the Magellan Award – the Gold medal for Entertainment on a Premium Ship brand. The award is given by Travel Weekly magazine.