NYC downtown darling Christopher Williams makes mythical works that can feel both historical and futuristic. They’re curious creations that combine ancient stories with experimental dance, music and poetry — oh, and let’s not forget the puppets. To say the guy busts genres in an understatement. He’s an artistic alchemist who crafts intricate otherworldly pieces that delve deep into ritual and spiritual realms. There’s a quality of commedia dell’arte to some of his material, but really, you haven’t seen, or heard, anything quite like what he does. His work-in-progress Wolf-in-Skins, a “dance-opera” with music by Gregory Spears, comes from the faerie legends of early Celtic culture and is a sweeping undertaking that promises to be one of the performing-arts season’s more intriguing offerings.
Fri.-Sat., Jan. 25-26, $5-$20, Conwell Dance Theater, Temple University, 1801 N. Broad St., 215-546-2552, philadanceprojects.org.