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A.I.M: May 1–6, 2018

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American Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake at The Met

The Metropolitan Opera House

http://www.metopera.org/Season/2018-abt/Swan-Lake/

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Of all the great classics performed by ABT today, Swan Lake remains the quintessential ballet. The one that defines the standards of any ballet company, tests its dancers, and ennobles the spirit of its audience. This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation, and ultimate ...

MADBOOTS DANCE at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

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

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

MADBOOTS DANCE makes its Joyce debut with a program featuring the New York premiere of MASC, as well as a world premiere. Led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, the queer, all-male company is known for its fearless athleticism and unashamed intimacy. Tackling topics related to male identity, ...

The Royal Family of Broadway Review at Barrington Stage

Review: ‘The Royal Family of Broadway’ Strains to Please at ...

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, June 19, 2018 A new musical by William Finn is always worth seeking out, wherever it happens to be playing. Finn has a knack for crafting quirky shows about peculiar people, but in a very endearing way. From the cadre of lovable ...

Review: 'Othello' Proves Lies Conquer Love

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, June 19, 2018 After last summer’s uproariously trumped-up and absurdly controversial Julius Caesar and the magical elder fairyland of Midsummer Night’s Dream, the first production of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park season seems relatively tame. But what ...

Thomas Bayrle, American Dream, 1970.

Art Break: Must-sees at the New Museum, Eldridge Street and ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, June 18, 2018 This week, Art Break shines the spotlight on the New Museum of Contemporary Art, located on the Bowery. Since its founding in 1977, the institution has given New Yorkers a front row seat to the international contemporary art scene, ...

Bill Frisell

Versatility Rules at the Eclectic Alt-Guitar Summit, Starring Bill Frisell ...

By David Rubien, Contributing Writer, June 15, 2018 When a large percentage of jazz guitarists under the age of 50 tell you that their primary influence was Jimi Hendrix, you know something interesting is going on. While the guitar has become as prevalent in jazz as almost any ...

Steve Tibbetts

Steve Tibbetts's 'Life Of' Is Both Endlessly Expansive and Deeply ...

By Denin Koch, Contributing Writer, June 14, 2018 Guitarist Steve Tibbetts’ long association with ECM has produced nine albums that span influences from Southeast Asian gamelan to Americana to jazz fusion. His 2018 release, Life of, is a quiet, meditative record that Tibbetts describes as a “sequel” to 2010’...

Anika Noni Rose

'Carmen Jones' Is Back — And She's Still Smokin' Hot

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, June 13, 2018 'Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?' She’s still the fictional character in a popular series of mystery video games that have been around since 1985. A question for 2018 might be: Where in the world is Carmen Jones? ...

SLK dancer

Life In Focus: Preparing for Performance in Ballet Class

By Juliana Crawford, Contributing Photographer, June 13, 2018   [caption id="attachment_55885" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] A stretch before class begins; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_55889" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] At the barre; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_55886" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] It's changement ...

Harlequinade at ABT

Review: A Nearly Forgotten 'Harlequinade' Leaps Again at American Ballet ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, June 12, 2018 The choreography of Marius Petipa is practically synonymous with classical ballet. His ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote are part of the repertoire of major and minor ballet companies all over the world and are frequently ...

Ariel DeAndrea: Crane 45

Art Break: Ariel DeAndrea's Photorealism at Louis K. Meisel and ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, June 11, 2018 Art Break has been reflecting on the phrase ‘thinking outside the box’ and the ways it can be interpreted. For instance, you could think outside the box if you decided to measure time in images instead of numbers. ...

Russell Malone © Chris Drukker

Jazz Notes Intel: Guitarist Russell Malone Gets Saluted; Dafnis Prieto ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, June 8, 2018 Maestro guitarist Russell Malone thanks six-string elder Kenny Burrell for giving him invaluable advice thirty years ago to advance his career. “Kenny told me to always be consistent,” the 54-year-old Malone said in a phone conversation from his ...

Sean Dorsey Dance at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/sean-dorsey-dance

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Making its highly anticipated New York premiere, THE MISSING GENERATION is a love letter to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey created this powerful work after recording oral history interviews with LGBTQ longtime survivors across the ...

Molissa Fenley and Company at Danspace Project

Danspace Project

http://www.danspaceproject.org/calendar/molissafenley/

St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

In collaboration with percussionist Frank Cassara and violist Ralph Farris, will present an evening of dance and live music, with scores by four contemporary composers. The program features four dances from Fenley’s Water Table, three of which are New York premieres. The program also includes a ...

American Ballet Theatre: Don Quixote at The Met

The Metropolitan Opera House

http://www.metopera.org/Season/2018-abt/Don-Quixote/

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ sweeping tale of romance and chivalry, this classic ballet features the misadventures of the titular knight-errant of la Mancha and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza. These beloved characters are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited maiden Kitri and ...

Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/dimensions-dance-theatre-miami

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Following its “exuberant debut” (The Miami Herald) in 2016, Dimensions Dance Theatre has quickly made a name for itself as a promising new ballet company with a dazzling repertory reflective the vibrant Latin culture of its home city, Miami. Founded and led by former Miami City Ballet stars, ...

Caramoor Music Festival in Katonah New York Presents Dancing At Dusk

Caramoor: Dancing at Dusk — From Bhangra to Bollywood with Reena Shah in Friends Field

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

https://www.caramoor.org/events/dancing-at-dusk-reena-shah/

149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536

Caramoor Music Festival in Katonah New York presents Dancing at Dusk, highlighting music and dance from cultures around the world for children of all ages to explore with their families. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this series, we’ve invited back some of our favorite artists including ...

Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/joshua-beamishmovethecompany

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Since their last appearance at The Joyce Theater’s Ballet Festival in 2015, Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY have been continuing to thrill audiences, most recently debuting at Canada’s National Arts Centre and at BAM for the 2017 Next Wave Festival. This season, the Vancouver and New York ...

BalletX at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/balletx

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, unites distinguished choreographers from around the world with an outstanding group of dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. The company has been featured at the Vail Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow ...

American Ballet Theatre: Whipped Cream at The Met

The Metropolitan Opera House

http://www.metopera.org/Season/2018-abt/Whipped-Cream/

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

From the delicious imaginations of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden comes a second helping of this dollop of delightful whimsy. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To escape his ...

Ashley Bouder Project at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/ashley-bouder-project

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

The Ashley Bouder Project returns with a program that includes the premiere of a solo performed by Ashley Bouder, created by Lauren Lovette, principal dancer with NYCB; and a new piece by Abdul Latif, current resident at the Broadway Dance Lab. Rounding out the program is Bouder’s elegant In ...

Barak Ballet at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

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

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Barak Ballet presents contemporary dance pieces that captivate audiences, invoke thought, and expand the art form of ballet. The company thrives on dynamic partnerships with dancers, choreographers, composers, musicians, designers, and media artists, and the resulting works radiate artistic ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Naomi & Her Handsome Devils at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/naomi-and-her-handsome-devils

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Bandleader, velvet-voiced singer, and international Lindy hop champion Naomi Uyama knows how to do it. A favorite on the competition circuit, Naomi and her band—some of the most talented musicians in the traditional jazz scene today—cast their spell over the open-air dance floor and keep the ...

Batsheva – The Young Ensemble at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/batsheva-young-ensemble

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Batsheva – The Young Ensemble performs Ohad Naharin’s Bessie Award-winning dance, Naharin’s Virus, inspired by the great Austrian writer Peter Handke’s play, Offending the Audience. Originally created in collaboration with Batsheva dancers, the work employs Naharin’s coolly ...

Mostly Mozart Festival: ‘Available Light’ at JALC’s Rose Theater

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center

http://www.lincolncenter.org/mostly-mozart-festival/show/available-light

10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023

Available Light, a “work of blazing formal beauty” (New York Times) created through a historic collaboration between three iconic artists, returns “brighter than ever” (Los Angeles Times). Not seen in New York since 1983, the work offers prismatic views of the intersection between dance, ...

Caramoor: Dancing at Dusk — Chinese Dance with Ling Tang at Friends Field

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

https://www.caramoor.org/events/dancing-at-dusk-chinese-dance/

149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536

In this thrilling exploration of Chinese traditional music and dance, Ling Tang and Ba Ban Chinese Music Society will take young listeners on an interactive musical journey to China. They will showcase a collection of repertoires from the ancient Silk Road, northern grassland, southern Yangtze ...

MOMIX at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

http://www.joyce.org/performances/momix

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Full of “beguiling, eye-filling and often impressive visual and movement theatrics” (The Wall Street Journal), MOMIX delights both young and old, year after year. Seamlessly blending illusion, physicality, magic and whimsy, this dazzling company returns with a compilation of company treasures ...

Caramoor: Dancing at Dusk — Grupo Ribeiro at Friends Field

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

https://www.caramoor.org/events/dancing-at-dusk-groupo-ribeiro/

149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536

Prepare for a high-energy evening of festivities that will have your whole family celebrating like they do in Rio de Janeiro! Featuring traditional dances from the Samba to the Capoeira and Maculele, Grupo Ribeiro will educate, entertain, and inspire with dance instruction accompanied by Afro ...

Lincoln Center Out of Doors: Dance with Mark Morris Dance Group at Hearst Plaza

Hearst Plaza

http://www.lincolncenter.org/out-of-doors

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Learn to dance with one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary dance companies. For this special all-ages, all-abilities class, participants will have the chance to dance steps from Mark Morris’s Love Song Waltzes, which will be performed in August at the Mostly Mozart ...

Mostly Mozart Festival: Mark Morris Dance Group at Rose Theater

Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center

http://www.lincolncenter.org/mostly-mozart-festival/show/mark-morris-dance-group-1

10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023

“Indisputably the most musical choreographer alive” (New York Times), Mark Morris illuminates music by Monteverdi, Brahms, and Schubert with his kinetic, witty, poetic dancemaking. The program opens with two dances that reveal the intricacies of romantic love—1989’s buoyant Love Song ...

The Sarasota Ballet at The Joyce

The Joyce Theater

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

175 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10011

Following the success of its 2016 Joyce engagement, The Sarasota Ballet returns with a special program comprised of selections from its vast repertoire by world-renowned choreographers like Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Dame Ninette de Valois, Twyla Tharp, Sir David Bintley, Christopher ...

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