Now that we’re past the second weekend of Spoleto, and looking forward to a third, here is, once again, my unscientific, completely irrational, and wholly subjective ranking of what I feel are the best shows thus far in dance, theater, and opera. The rankings are from highest (I liked and respected it) to the lowest (I loved and adored it, recommended it to everyone I saw and even those I didn’t). Rankings are meant to be argued over, but please remember that all of these are from my heart, not my head.

1. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

2. Low Tide Hotel (yes, this is a Piccolo Spoleto performance)

3. Amistad

4. Monkey: Journey to the West

5. Donna Uchizono Company (dance)

6. the break/s by Marc Bamuthi Joseph

7. The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac

8. The Burial at Thebes by the Nottingham Playhouse

9. Shantala Shivalingappa

10. La Cenerentola

11. Ballet Du Grand Theatre De Geneve

12. Boston Ballet