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Recent Events

Shall We Tango, A City-Wide International Tango Festival
October 7-13, various venues
Opening event October 7 at 7 PM, Symphony Space Nimoy Theater

A festival of tango dance, music and spirit with performances, milongas, practicas, master classes, film and theater in Tango held all around NYC. Opening event is the Binelli-Ferman Duo (piano and bandoneon) with the Quinteto Leopoldo Tango Federico from Colombia, with dancers Karina Romero & Dardo Galletto, and dancers Ivan Ovalle & Gina Medina from Colombia.

Shall We Tango, A City-Wide International Tango Festival

Pentacle Presents Fall Further III
Monday October 13 at 7:30 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street

Showcase for several companies on Pentacle's roster, including David Dorfman Dance, danceTactics performance group, LCTC - Lorraine Chapman the Company, LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya, and The Moving Architects.

Pentacle Presents Fall Further III; pictured here is David Dorfman Dance

Alessandra Belloni's Daughters Of Cybele
October 17-20
Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue

An all-woman company, led by famed Southern Italian singer/percussionist Alessandra Belloni, performs "Daughters of Cybele," women drummers for world peace. Performers are Belloni (voice, tambourines, frame drums, ocean drum, ritual dance), Eve Sicular (drumset, dumbeck), Serena Davini (drumset, djembe), Olimpia Avignone (African percussion, frame drums, shakers), and dancers Caterina Rago, Francesca Silvano, Danielle Hartman, and fire dancer Amra.

Alessandra Belloni's Daughters Of Cybele

Kathryn Posin Dance Company
October 17 on Fridays at noon
October 17 & 18 at 8 PM, October 19 at 3 PM
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue

Kathryn Posin Dance Company will present "Voices of Bulgaria and America," in which Posin and longtime collaborator Momchil Mladenov celebrate his native country by bringing together American and Bulgarian artists in a shared vision. Ballets are to music by renowned Bulgarian composer/conductor Emil Tabakov and Americans John Adams and Steve Reich. Dancers are Amar Ramasar (principal, NYCB), Megan Dickinson, Amber Neff, Adrianna de Svatich, Boyko Dossev (Varna Gold Medalist), Momchil Mladenov, Violetta Angelova, and Dimitri Kleoris. Amar Ramasar will appear October 17 at noon and October 19 at 3 PM

Kathryn Posin Dance Company

Italian International Dance Festival NYC
Friday October 24 at 7:30 PM
Julia Richman Theater
317 E 67th St (between First & Second Avenues)

Second edition of the IIDF that brings together dancers, companies and choreographers from Italy and America in a spirit of exchange and collaboration - an "abbraccio dell'arte" (embrace of art). The evening is presented and hosted by Artistic Director Antonio Fini and Creative Director Tabata Caldironi. Performers include Alessandra Corona, formerly with Ballet Hispanico and also recipient of an Extraordinary Dancer Award; Michael Mao Dance; Antonio Fini with music collaborator Noa Guy; Dianna Folio in a tribute to Luigi; and more. Italian drag star known as Platinette will receive an award and will present an excerpt from his over-the-top musical comedy "La Sposa in Blu." And on hand to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award will be renowned dancer/artistic director Edward Villella (whose father came from Antonio Fini's hometown - Cosenza in Calabria.)

Italian International Dance Festival NYC

Sichuan Opera Troupe from Chengdu, China - U.S. Premiere Tour
Saturday October 25 at 8 PM
John Jay Theater, 524 West 59th Street

The Sichuan Opera Troupe comes from China with their original opera "Raging Waves in the Sea of Desire," inspired by Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms," performed in traditional Chinese Opera style - cast of 11 actor/singers and 13-piece traditional Chinese orchestra. Performed in Chinese. Company will appear at the Kennedy Center in D.C. before their New York appearance.

Szechuan Opera Troupe

From The Astana Opera House, Kazakhstan
The Astana Opera Company, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Principal Singers And Soloists
Monday October 27 at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium
57th St. & 7th Avenue

From the newest state-of-the-art theater in Central Asia is the Astana Opera Company in a program selected to include Kazakh folk songs; arias by famous Kazakh composers including Zhubanov-Khamidi, Rakhmadiev, and Mukhamedjanov; excepts from the operas of Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach, Borodin, and Bernstein, and a performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with violinist Erzhan Kulibaev. Conductor is Abzal Mukhitdinov.

The Astana Opera House, Kazakhstan

Encompass New Opera Theatre
November 6-16
Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8 PM; Sundays at 3 PM
Baruch P.A. Center, 55 Lexington Avenue
(entrance on 25th Street)

Encompass premieres "A Wake or a Wedding," a sparkling and sophisticated new comic opera with music and libretto by Richard Pearson Thomas, who has created a lushly beautiful score to tell the story of an eccentric family in Montana 1898. Ruthless copper king Pierpont Mackerel Davenport, has dropped dead on the eve of his daughter's wedding, and the household is even more topsy-turvy than usual with surprise guests and entertaining twists! Performed by a superb ensemble of singers, with orchestra conducted by music director Mara Waldman. Under the artistic direction of Nancy Rhodes, Encompass is dedicated to the creation, development and production of adventurous new music theater and contemporary opera.

Encompass New Opera Theatre presenting 'A Wake or a Wedding'

Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion
at the Dardo Galletto Studios

November 7-17
Dardo Galletto Studios
151 West 46 Street, 11th floor

The great tango dancer/teachers return, for more teaching seminars and milongas, to the Dardo Galletto Studios in the Times Square area.

Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion at the Dardo Galletto Studios

Ensemble On Ensemble
Sunday November 9 at 7:30 PM
Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway

An evening of works created for and by the Ensemble. Program includes a Horton-inspired work by faculty member Karen Gayle; Ballet Neo in a work-in-progress, "Fellini's Dream," by Kate Thomas; an excerpt of "Recur" by Jae Man Joo; and an excerpt of a new work by company Artistic Director Bradley Shelver.

Ensemble On Ensemble

Nancy Redman in The Doctor Is Not In
directed by Austin Pendleton

Saturday, November 15 at 2 PM.
Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St.

Comedian/writer/actress Nancy Redman returns to the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row with her third show "The Doctor Is Not In," a sci-fi comedy exploring the hypocrisy of Hippocrates. Directing the witty Redman again is Austin Pendleton. In their past two collaborations, Redman and Pendleton have received rave reviews from critics and awards for directing and best comedian from the United Solo Festival.
October 25 has sold out and the Festival has added an additional performance, Saturday November 15, 2 PM

Nancy Redman: 'The Doctor is not in', directed by Austin Pendleton

Aaron Atkins Ballet Inc.
Sunday November 16 at 6 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street

Young choreographer Aaron Atkins presents Ballet Inc. in two world premieres and company favorites. Music by Bach, handel, Max Richter, Arvo Part, and more. Joining the large resident ensemble are guests Michelle Vargo and Jamy Hsu (both in the Metropolitan Opera Ballet), Scott Lewis of C.Eule Dance, and Kyla Ernst-Alper, formerly with Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech.

Aaron Atkins - Ballet Inc.

The Look of Feeling - Francesca Harper
November 16 at 7:30 PM
Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway

A solo performance by Francesca Harper, examining the life of her mother Denise Jefferson, who fearlessly directed The Alvin Ailey School for over 25 years. Harper recreates her mother's miraculous journey through choreography, song and visual projection.

The Look of Feeling - Francesca Harper

Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet
Friday & Saturday, November 21 & 22 at 8 PM
City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street

Second performance of the 2014-15 season for Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet. Program t.b.a.

Miro Magloire - New Chamber Ballet

Anna Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble
December 4-7
The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street

A program called "Anna's Americana," presented by the Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble, directed by Jim May. Program includes a duet choreographed by Alan Danielson, danced by veteran artists Jim May and guest Clay Taliaferro. Also Sokolow's "Frida" and "Homage to Poe." The company will also present guest Sarah Ford in her solo presentation "Georgia & Me," inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe, directed by Zoya Kachadurian.

Anna Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble

Dance Magazine Awards
December 8 at 7:30 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street

The highly anticipated Dance Magazine Awards Ceremony will take place December 8th, with awards to artists who represent a broad span of excellence: Misty Copeland, awarded by Raven Wilkinson; Larissa Saveliev, awarded by Susan Jaffee; Wayne McGregor, awarded by Jedediah Wheeler; Brenda Bufalino & Tony Waag, awarded by Constance Valis Hill; and Luigi, awarded by Liza Minnelli.

Dancing Across The Atlantic

Nikolaj Hubbe and The American Friends of the Royal Danish Ballet, in cooperation with the Royal Danish Theatre, announce a magnificent new book Dancing Across the Atlantic, USA - Denmark 1900-2014, a history in words and hundreds of photos of the Royal Danish Ballet at home and in the U.S. Author Erik Aschengreen has written a comprehensive history of the renowned company which he has watched for over 60 years, and its close and longstanding relationship to the U.S. dance world.

Dancing Across The Atlantic - Royal Danish Ballet at home and in the U.S., 1900-2014
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