<b>BOW, FLEX:</b>  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer Briana Reed strikes a pose.

Andrew Eccles

BOW, FLEX: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer Briana Reed strikes a pose.

Spring Arts Preview 2013

Our Editors Pick this Season’s Must-See Performances, Exhibits, and Events.

Lotusland’s Swarm may be the brightest blossom in this season’s bouquet of arts events, but it’s certainly not the only one. For our Spring Arts Preview issue, we’ve hand-picked a whole bushel of Indy-approved performances and exhibits. Along with our absolute must-sees, in the following pages, we break down your best bets for this season’s visual art, pop, rock, jazz, theater, dance, and classical offerings. We promise it’ll keep you buzzing well into summer. For a full list of S.B.’s artsy goings-on, visit

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