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New Dance Theatre, in a coproduction with Access Theater, makes its New York debut with Asylum, a dance-theater take on the breaking through the barriers of isolation caused by the stigma of mental illness and the power of compassion. An original work devised and choreographed by New Dance Theatre company members.
Created especially for families with children ages 5-10, The Colonial Nutcracker sets Tchaikovsky's classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. The production features classics such as "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Waltz of the Snowflakes," a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers' understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story. Rose Menes' delightful staging and choreography, coupled with colorful costumes and Tchaikovsky's enduring score, will captivate audiences of all ages.
What is failure, and how do we deal with it — as individuals and as communities? In the new installation-performance Failure, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson uses the language of dance and sculptural design to probe the national consciousness in the aftermath of 2016 American presidential election. Peterson zeroes in on the overwhelming pressure to compete, which is at the heart of the American way of life. Is a small defeat less devastating than a colossal mistake? What is the real outcome of the "winner takes all" approach?
Dylan Crossman's dance company looks at human behavior within formalism. Abrons Arts Center presents Crossman's newest work, Here We Are. While Jesse Stiles' haunting score and the feel of old Prague filter into the old Playhouse, ponder whether three individuals are in love with one another or in love with you, their witness. Or maybe it is the sound of you falling in love again.
The prestigious Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents an all-new celebration of Chinese culture commemorating the Year of the Monkey, a year characterized by cleverness, curiosity, and playful mischief. The festive, family-friendly event will showcase thrilling choreography inspired by shadow puppetry, Peking Opera performers in dazzling costumes, live music performed by the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, and a traditional Chinese marketplace.
My Heart Is in the East is a duet (with puppets) that takes place in two time periods: present-day Iraq, Beirut, and New York City; and 11th-century Cordoba, where Muslims and Jews lived in a peaceful coexistence inspired by vibrant poetic exchange. Following each performance is a poetry contest. This play is a humorous, passionate, and poetic exploration of history as a model for building peace.
In Opus Cactus, Moses Pendleton brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with his signature illusionistic style. Giant saguaros, tumbleweeds, fire dancers, cactus wrens, and a slithering Gila monster emerge from an ingenious use of costumes, lighting, and the human body as, once again, Pendleton and the superbly physical MOMIX dancers extend the reach of the imagination — and dance — into worlds strange and new.