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Emerging & established choreographers of all dance forms showcasing short new work.
In what has become an "enjoyable tradition during the holiday season" (The New York Times), Ballet Hispánico in collaboration with the Apollo Theater makes its annual return to the Apollo stage, led by Eduardo Vilaro in his seventh season as Artistic Director. A trio of works will draw upon the innovation and versatility of one of the world's premier dance companies to capture contemporary Latino culture through movement.
Argentine Tango company Estampas Porteñas and their newest production, Deseos: Stories of Longing and Desire, a celebration of the greatest artistic elements of Argentina including the indomitable tango, the athletic malambo of the gauchos, and the country's wide range of musical styles.
The Argentine based, Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the all-male company's work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho.
From the streets of Bangladesh to the stages of London, follow the life of a young man who was born the son of a cook but dreams of becoming a dancer. An autobiographical solo dance piece created by Akram Khan, one of Britain's most celebrated choreographers, Chotto Desh uses contemporary dance, humorous text and an evocative score to create a visually compelling, cross-cultural story about the struggle of being "other." At turns intimate and epic, Chotto Desh celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in a modern world.
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.
New work by choreographers who cross cultural, geographic & disciplinary boundaries. Curated by Marcia Monroe.
The iconic Indian tale has always had a man at the center of it – Devdas – the symbol of love and loss. The story of the tragic hero is told from the point of view of the women that loved him in this ballet set in modern India. Through the use of original music composed by Aalap Desai and innovative Indo-contemporary choreography by star choreographer Swarali Karulkar, Hypokrit Theatre Company brings to the stage the oldest Indian love story, as its never been seen before, where women rule, and love and loss is just a transaction.
In November, Fast Forward's theme is "Universal Relation." As Arts NY Dance will present Oasis and MADArt Creative will present The Inner Reaches: An Early Understanding.
An Off Off Broadway Show in which an interactive Cast of incredible Talent will motivate you to MOVE as you combine your Workout Time with your Party time led by fitness Guru and recording artist Marina Kamen AKA MARINA.
iLuminate returns to New York to light up the holidays! Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a story of adventure and romance told through dance styles ranging from contemporary, hip-hop, latin, and breaking, all using the power of light. With a mash-up of dazzling wizardry, spectacular dance moves, fun audience-interactive games and high-tech effects, iLuminate delivers this unique dance-in-the-dark event.
A spectacular new fusion of Chinese martial arts and jaw-dropping acrobatics, accompanied by an all-female percussion ensemble.
Expect to see adrenalin-packed stunts, traditional weaponry, incredible feats of human endurance, and stunning costumes. Immortal Chi is a feast for the senses that brings the ancient traditions and rich theatrical history of China to life with a rousing 21st century twist.
José Maya performs his newest work Latente: A Flamenco Journey, in its New York debut, a journey that takes the audience to the deepest realms of a Gypsy flamenco dancer's soul. Choreographed by José Maya, this program follows him on a quest of self-discovery while an ancestral spirit guides him in this search to freedom and understanding. Maya will be joined by legendary Gypsy singer Juana la del Pipa, powerhouse vocalists José Valencia and Manuel Tañé, and celebrated guitarist El Perla.
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns for a sixth year of Keith Michael's The Nutcracker, an enchanting holiday ballet. From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. This holiday ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's beloved score, is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 with innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael, set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, and costumes by Metropolitan Opera's Resident Costume Designer Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan. This one-hour ballet is perfect for ages 3 and up!
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.
Alexa Salamé has developed an original piece inspired by translations of the poetry of Sappho and created a work fully integrating the body and the voice to examine these precious classical texts. Created in collaboration with the cast and featuring original video work, Me//You//Shall//Love is an examination of love, loss, and desire, an exploration of the facets of womanhood and of love, whether it be romantic, sensual, or platonic.
"The generous breadth of taste shown by New York Theatre Ballet and its [Legends & Visionaries] series is good for New York's whole dance scene." – The New York Times
How many stories are left untold on the sheets torn from a sketch pad or on pages tossed into a waste bin? These lost ideas take the stage when Mons Dansa, the creators of Minimón (New Vic, 2014), returns with the world premiere of Paper Dreams. With lyrical movement, captivating object theater and multiple opportunities for audience interaction, Paper Dreams brings to life a world of wonder in this delightful dance piece for little ones.
The internationally acclaimed Pilobolus Dance Theater returns to NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, November 16 – December 4th, 2016, with two exhilarating programs mixing dance, physical theater, short film, and Pilobolus's surrealistic and magical physical language. The two unique programs will feature nine works, including the New York premieres of Thresh/Hold and Wednesday Morning, 11:45, as well as revivals of Pilobolus classics Day 2 and Gnomen, and collaborations with Penn and Teller ([esc]) and alt-band OK Go (All is Not Lost).
Veteran company member Hope Boykin was inspired by the sermons and speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to create r-Evolution, Dream., following a visit to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta during Ailey's annual U.S. tour. She is creating a large ensemble work to premiere on Friday, December 9th in which the Ailey dancers will be joined by members of Ailey II. Boykin melds creative storytelling, new music composed by Ali Jackson (Jazz at Lincoln Center), and historic and original writings narrated by Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton).
It begins when you walk through the doors of the storied Radio City Music Hall. You pause for a moment and stand to admire the Art Deco lobby then make your way to your seat. With a hush, slowly the curtain rises, the music swells and Rockettes appear. Perfect, in unison they dance across the stage, mesmerizing in their precision. And just like that you are transported to another place where reindeer prance and dash through the snow, where Rag Dolls spring to life and Wooden Soldiers march in a fantastic parade. For a time, the hustle and the bustle of the world outside disappears and you are reminded of the true meaning and spirit of the holiday season. Then, in the blink of an eye, the curtain falls and you know Christmas is here.
New York City-based choreographer Salvatore LaRussa returns with his dance company, Salavatore LaRussa Dance Theatre, to present the world premiere of his latest work, numb. In this piece, LaRussa explores the idea of being deprived of the power of sensation; the inability to think, feel, or respond normally; depriving one of feeling or responsiveness, and the cause of a sensation to be felt less intensely; deaden. Numb will take place inside the living installation work by performing artist, Suzie Hart with costumes by Abraham Lopez and Cameron Cooper.
Whether we are willing to accept it or not, the universe works in mysterious ways. Seen or unseen, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes of life. Over time, Anthony has discovered ''the Universe will try to teach you the same lesson over and over again until one is willing to learn it.'' Sounds of a #Taplife: Take Two is the continued work of the original show. Although there will be new material, the message is still clear. It is the reflection of some of the greatest lessons Anthony has learned and a connection of universal dots of life.
StylePointe Fashion Show explores the relationship between Fashion and Dance. Fashion Designers and Dance Choreographers collaborate to choreograph dance vignettes from the inspiration behind the Designers' collections to present at StylePointe.
BalletCollective's 2016 Season, What Comes Next, will further explore the company's unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively.
An all new, evening length, knock-down-drag-out, dance/theater show based in part on "Voices of the Loon" (an educational record put out by the Audubon Society in 1980); the work of sociologist Erving Goffman; "At Home" – Bill Bryson's study of the history of domestic life; party games; and what happens when the party is going very late into the night/next morning.
This year marks the 21st anniversary of The Yorkville Nutcracker, set in 1895, which includes lavish sets and costumes and takes the audience on a tour through Olde New York's most beloved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. The Yorkville Nutcracker provides an opportunity for young dancers to dance alongside professional artists. This year, Abi Stafford and Adrian Danchig-Waring of New York City Ballet will perform the Grand Pas de Deux and Maximillien Baud and Therese Wendler will perform the Snow Pas de Deux.