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Next Wave Festival: Café Müller / The Rite of Spring at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/cafe-muller-the-rite-of-spring

30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

In 1984, Tanztheater Wuppertal made its New York debut at BAM, performing what would become the two most iconic works of Pina Bausch’s extraordinary repertoire. More than three decades later, the company returns with a landmark restaging of that historic double bill.

In the ...

New York City Ballet Presents ‘Swan Lake’ at the David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater

http://www.nycballet.com

20 Lincoln Center Plaza

Tchaikovsky’s stirring melodies usher in NYCB’s fall season with a two-week run of Swan Lake. Whether it’s innocent heartbreak or devious manipulation, there’s a reason why audiences flock to see the Swan Queen: the dual role of Odette/Odile is a testament to a ...

Twyla Tharp Dance at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/twyla-tharp-dance

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

From Broadway to Hollywood, television, and American Ballet Theatre, Twyla Tharp has virtually done it all. Lately—and lucky for us—she’s been returning to the concert stage with her own troupe of truly stellar dancers, masters of her quicksilver, musical movement. In a program ...

Jazz Notes: Berklee Hosts a Gala Honoring Jazz Impresario Fred ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, September 20, 2017 In all his years as the legendary music promoter of the Boston area and cultivator of many renowned jazz musicians and contemporary artists, Fred Taylor hardly expected someone to be promoting musical acts for his benefit. But on the ...

Review: American Classical Orchestra Excels in a Revelatory Concert at ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, September 18, 2017 Let’s cut right to the chase: the American Classical Orchestra is one terrific outfit, and their concert this past Saturday evening at Alice Tully Hall was a mind-blower. This is a “period-instrument ensemble,” using “era-specific performance techniques” proper ...

Art Break: Water-Inspired Works by Maya Lin at Pace Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 18, 2017 This week Art Break is highlighting Maya Lin, a unique voice in contemporary art. Among her many strengths as an artist is the ability to use unusual materials, such as water, to invoke a mood or state of ...

The Arts Converge at the 12th Annual NY Art Book ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 15, 2017 The NY Art Book Fair is a great way to kick off the fall season of art fairs in New York City. Now in its twelfth year with over 370 vendors from 28 countries, this free event showcases the intimate ...

Carnegie Hall Prepares for a Powerful Season of Exciting Programming

By Christopher Johnson, September 14, 2017 Carnegie Hall opens its 2017-2018 season on October 4, with the annual gala in the main hall, this time featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra and a whole slew of bold-face names, including Yanick Nézet-Séguin, Chick Corea, and Lang Lang. Like much ...

ZEALnyc FALL PREVIEW: Arts and Culture in Canada

By Caitlin Leonard, Contributing Writer, September 13, 2017 This fall, Canada’s arts scene is going strong with international ballets, film festivals, and tons of outdoor performances and activities. Venture up North to catch the biggest names in music, art, and the movies, and enjoy the fall ...

Celebrate All Things Italian at San Gennaro

ZEALnyc, September 12, 2017 For the 91st time the Feast of San Gennaro, a faith-based celebration honoring the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, takes place in the neighborhood of Manhattan affectionately known as "Little Italy" (Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets; the festival stage is located ...

ZEALnyc FALL PREVIEW: Classical Music

ZEALnyc, September 12, 2017 The fall season typically signals a time of new beginnings, as well as the commencement of performances that we've been anticipating since they were first announced months ago, and this year is no exception. This season heralds the initial centennial celebrations for legendary ...

Art Break: All You Need is Love (And Some Great ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 11, 2017 This week, Art Break is thinking about what artists do to show love, so our choices feature artists who are passionate about creating and connecting with others. Robert Rauschenberg’s friendships, Leon Polk Smith’s joyous colorful forms, ...

Review: NYCO Brings the Old West to Life in Puccini's ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, September 8, 2017 New York City Opera has not only successfully risen from the ashes, but is doing so through stimulating programming that fills a needed niche. They have opened this season with Puccini's overlooked, but heavenly, La fanciulla del West, and ...

Next Wave Festival: ‘The Principles of Uncertainty’ at BAM Fisher

BAM Fisher

http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/the-principles-of-uncertainty

321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Over the course of a year, author, illustrator, and avid collector of human experience Maira Kalman kept an online graphic diary for The New York Times called The Principles of Uncertainty. In this dance-theater collaboration, choreographer John Heginbotham brings Kalman’s ...

New York City Ballet: 21st Century Choreographers at David H. Koch Theater

In a merging of art forms, the fall gala continues what is now an annual NYC event, pairing choreographers with fashion designers for uniquely collaborative creations. Preceding the premieres, Martins transforms an unused passage from Adams’ opera Nixon in China into a ...

Next Wave Festival: A Letter to My Nephew at BAM Harvey Theater

BAM Harvey Theater

http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/a-letter-to-my-nephew

651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

The latest from choreographer Bill T. Jones is an intimate, impressionistic collage for nine dancers, setting a portrait of his beloved nephew Lance T. Briggs—a talented dancer who struggled with illness and addiction—against the political landscape of the present. Composed like a series of ...

New York City Ballet: HERE/NOW — ‘Liturgy’ at David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/season-tickets/17-18-season/fall/october-12-2017-at-7-30-pm-here-now.aspx

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

This contemplative pas de deux has a hushed, mystical quality as two dancers separate and return to one another with ever increasing intensity before disappearing into the darkness together.

Arvo Pärt, an Estonian composer born in 1935, has created several versions of Fratres, including ...

New York City Ballet: HERE/NOW — ‘Polyphonia’ at David H. Koch Theater

Regarded as one of Wheeldon’s breakthrough contemporary works, Polyphonia’s four couples wind their way through ten eerily melodious Ligeti selections, including music made famous by Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut.

Polyphonia was the fourth work ...

New York City Ballet: HERE/NOW — ‘Odessa’ at David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/season-tickets/17-18-season/fall/october-12-2017-at-7-30-pm-here-now.aspx

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Ratmansky’s fifth NYCB work is set to “Sketches to Sunset,” a collection of incidental pieces composed by fellow Russian Leonid Desyatnikov for the 1990 film Sunset, including a mix of tango and klezmer music.

Alexei Ratmansky’s Odessa is his fifth work for ...

New York City Ballet: HERE/NOW — ‘The Times Are Racing’ at David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater

https://www.nycballet.com/season-tickets/17-18-season/fall/october-12-2017-at-7-30-pm-here-now.aspx

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

One of the most buzzed about premieres of 2017, The Times Are Racing is a sneaker ballet that sees its dancers in streetwear designed by Opening Ceremony, drawing inspiration from a variety of dance styles while matching Dan Deacon’s electronic score with youthful impulse and ...

Next Wave Festival: Mon élue noire (My Black Chosen One): Sacre #2 at BAM Fisher

BAM Fisher

http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/sacre2

321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

To the opening strains of Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), a soft glow pulses and the smell of pipe tobacco wafts through the darkness. The music builds, explodes, and Germaine Acogny, the Senegalese artist often called the mother of contemporary African dance, explodes with ...

New York City Ballet: All Balanchine at David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater

http://www.nycballet.com/Season-Tickets/Fall-2017/All-Balanchine.aspx

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Three works, each stylized and rousing, exhibit Balanchine’s masterful yet subtle penchant for channeling cultural sensibilities, including a distillation of square dancing into fascinating patterns and effervescent spirit, a cavernous ballroom where a young woman both horrified and fascinated ...

New York City Ballet: 20th Century Violin Concertos at David H. Koch Theater

An instrument of marvelous versatility, the violin has stimulated choreographers for centuries, including NYCB’s three artistic leaders who contribute their interpretations of three world-famous violin concertos to this program. Inspired by the instrument’s immense ...

Next Wave Festival: Saudade at BAM Fisher

BAM Fisher

http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/saudade

321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

There is sadness, and there is saudade, a nostalgic yearning for an elusive past—which is said to be the essence of the Portuguese soul. In this tribute to the most romantic of melancholias from Vancouver-bred, New York-based choreographer Joshua Beamish, six male dancers (with a ...

Ballet West at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/ballet-west

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Following its successful 2015 Joyce debut, Ballet West returns with two New York premieres: Nicolo Fonte’s powerful and moving Fox on the Doorstep and Val Caniparoli’s majestic and dynamic Dances for Lou. Rounding out the program will be ...

Tero Saarinen Company at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/tero-saarinen-company

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Tero Saarinen Company, one of Europe’s leading contemporary dance companies, makes its long-awaited return to The Joyce with Morphed, a work bursting with strong masculine energy. Performed by seven men who explore themes of change and sensuality, the piece exhibits ...

Next Wave Festival: Virago-Man Dem at BAM Fisher

BAM Fisher

http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/virago-man-dem

321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

The Latin prefix “vir” means “man”; the suffix “-ago” indicates female. Thus, the term “virago” has, since ancient times, suggested that elusive flicker between genders we know so well and deny so violently. Into this liminal space enters choreographer Cynthia Oliver and ...

Next Wave Festival: boulders and bones at BAM Harvey Theater

BAM Harvey Theater

http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/boulders-and-bones

651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

In towering timelapse video, the dusty gestation of British land artist Andy Goldsworthy’s hillside sculpture Culvert Cairn unfolds. As a capstone rises to top the imposing monument, a group of lithe bodies emerges from behind the screen. In this meditation on permanence and decay ...

Compagnie Maguy Marin at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/compagnie-maguy-marin

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

For over 40 years, Maguy Marin has astounded international audiences with her arresting choreographic vision. This season, her company takes the Joyce stage to perform BiT, a chilling and confrontational work contemplating violence created for six dancers who careen through ...

Dresden Semperoper Ballett at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/dresden-semperoper-ballett

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Dresden Semperoper Ballett makes its Joyce debut with an elegant program that showcases classical technique with a contemporary bend. On tap are two works by the innovative British choreographer David Dawson, including 5, a quintet of virtuoso dancing from his ...

Garth Fagan Dance at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/garth-fagan-dance

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

A longtime Joyce audience favorite, Garth Fagan Dance comes back with a program displaying Fagan’s signature technique, heralded for combining the gravity of modern dance, the precision of ballet, and the power of Afro-Caribbean styles. The engagement includes world premieres by Fagan and ...

Next Wave Festival: Aroundtown at BAM Harvey Theater

BAM Harvey Theater

http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/aroundtown

651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Orbiting like planets, the members of David Dorfman Dance (Come, and Back Again, 2013 Next Wave) ask the stars above, the earth below, and each other what it means to love—in spite, or perhaps because of, the violence and strife in the world. Amid atmospheric electric folk music ...

Next Wave Festival: Grand Finale at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/grand-finale

30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

Channeling the anarchic energy of a mosh pit and the technical prowess of a corps de ballet, Hofesh Shechter Company returns to the Opera House stage with the latest work by the bold UK-based Israeli choreographer. Ten dancers move through a constantly morphing vision of human ...

Next Wave Festival: 17c at BAM Harvey Theater

BAM Harvey Theater

http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/17c

651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

The Obie Award-winning mavericks at Big Dance Theater (Alan Smithee Directed This Play: Triple Feature, 2014 Next Wave) take a dizzy intertextual romp through the diaries of Samuel Pepys, weaving music, dance, video, and text into a spectacularly outré portrait of the famed ...

Complexions Contemporary Ballet at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/complexions-contemporary-ballet

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

“Inventive, emotionally satisfying and just plain joyful, the dancers of Complexions are utterly transfixing,” proclaims Billboard Magazine. Their high-voltage, virtuosic style will again be on display at The Joyce when a stellar cast of 15 dancers perform an exciting array of ...

Liz Gerring Dance Company at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/liz-gerring-dance-company

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

“No other American choreographer alive just now is making movement that so marvelously cleanses the palate the way Liz Gerring’s does,” The New York Times declared about Horizon when the full-length work premiered in 2015 to critical and audience ...

Trisha Brown Dance Company at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/trisha-brown-dance-company

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

When Trisha Brown died in March 2017, The New York Times paid tribute to her by remarking that “few dance inventors have so combined the cerebral and sensuous sides of dance as Ms. Brown did, and few have been as influential.” Joyce audiences will have the chance to witness the ...

Next Wave Festival: Tesseract at BAM Harvey Theater

BAM Harvey Theater

http://www.bam.org/dance/2017/tesseract

651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217

Choreographic duo Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener present the fruit of their years-long collaboration with pioneering video artist (and fellow Merce Cunningham Dance Company alumnus) Charles Atlas, a fearlessly inventive exploration of the body’s three dimensions, in two parts.

The ...

Dorrance Dance at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/dorrance-dance

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

The rare artist who can make a dance that is as innovative as it is engaging, MacArthur Award-winning tap dancer Michelle Dorrance leads a company comprised of some of the best hoofers in the business. For its Joyce ...

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