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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 ...

New York City Ballet: George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater

http://www.nycballet.com/

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Children of all ages from New York City and the nation will fill the David H. Koch Theater and be captivated by the lure of Tschaikovsky’s music, Balanchine’s choreography, Karinska’s sumptuous costumes, and Rouben Ter-Arutunian’s magical sets. George ...

Review: A Magical ‘Brigadoon’ at Encores! City Center

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017 Whatever happened to Brigadoon? Not the place, the musical. Yeah, the place supposedly comes back every 100 years, but it was beginning to look like a century might pass before we saw the musical again in a full-scale professional production. ...

Review: Female-Centric Programming Takes Center Stage with the New York ...

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017 Women have always been huge contributors to the arts, from celebrated costume designers, to award-winning writers, directors and producers. This past Friday the New York Pops chose to honor the musical side of the equation with its concert Women ...

Art Break: Another Side of Louise Bourgeois on Display at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 20, 2017 Although Louise Bourgeois is known as a sculptor, she was also an accomplished artist in the areas of drawing, painting and printing. Less known are her works in textiles, often done in collaboration with other artists. Now on ...

Review: Benjamin Grosvenor Dazzles In Recital at 92nd Street Y

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, November 17, 2017 Hailed as a child prodigy who has gone on to a promising solo career, British concert pianist Benjamin Grosvenor dazzled New York audiences on Wednesday at the 92nd Street Y with an ambitious program both rangy and highly rewarding. ...

Review: The Mariinsky Orchestra With Its Massive Sound Is A ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, November 17, 2017 At least three things emerge from the Mariinsky Orchestra’s back-to-back concerts at Carnegie Hall this week. First, the Mariinsky is a world treasure. Second, Sergei Prokofiev is arguably the finest writer of music for orchestra since Hector Berlioz. ...

Review: ‘Latin History for Morons’ Is Entertaining and Laced with ...

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, November 16, 2017 Unapologetic, of-the-moment, matured and funny. Just some of the words that come to mind describing John Leguizamo’s sixth one-man stage production, Latin History for Morons, currently running at the iconic Studio 54 in New York City. Leguizamo’s claim ...

Review: The Swedish Chamber Orchestra Presents A Magnificent 'Missa Solemnis' ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, November 14, 2017 Nearly two centuries after its completion, people still pretty much fall into two camps about Beethoven’s Missa solemnis: they think it’s either one of the greatest pieces of music ever written, or the chaotic leavings of a ...

Getting Up Close and Personal With Michelangelo at the Met

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 13, 2017 There are times when an artist’s name becomes verbal shorthand for discussing anything that remotely resembles their talent – or when it doesn’t. As a result it’s easy to lose sight of the original reason for ...

Art Break: The Fabric of Our Lives Through the Eyes ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 13, 2017 A lot of people dream of travelling the world. They want to experience firsthand the joys of walking down narrow streets surrounded by the colors, smells, and sounds of other lands and cultures. Art Break takes a different ...

Music In the Digital Age Sparks Creation of the Open ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, November 10, 2017 Virtuoso pianist Joel Fan, a celebrated champion of new music and member of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, is launching the Open Source Music Festival at the Lower East Side's Abrons Art Center on November 16—18. This is a ...

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at New York City Center

New York City Center

https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/alvin-ailey/

131 West 55th St (btwn 6th & 7th) New York, NY 10019

For five weeks this winter Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings you dance that reveals our deepest humanity and our capacity to endure. Each performance offers a different selection from their expansive repertory, with most culminating with the iconic inspiring ...

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.

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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 ...