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Tango Masters Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion at the Galletto Studios
May 30-June 8
Dardo Galletto Studios, 151 West 46 Street, 11th floor
Tango masters from Buenos Aires, Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion will return to the Dardo Galletto Studios to teach seminars, perform at three Milongas, and participate in a "Tango Talk with the Masters" event. All events at the Galletto Studios with the exception of the June 7 Milonga, which will take place at the 92nd Street Y. For a complete schedule, please visit www.dardogallettostudios.com
Gabriela Granados American Bolero Dance Company
Saturday May 31
Frank Sinatra School (Tony Bennett Theater)
35-12 35th Avenue, Queens
Gabriela Granados presents her American Bolero Dance Company in "Retrospectiva," a gala evening of Flamenco and Classical Spanish Dance with a dream team of guests, including the Cassatt String Quartet, flamenco singer "Chuscales," flamenco guitarist Jose Cortes, classical guitarist Tali Roth, and more.
Lydia Johnson Dance
June 4-7 at 7:30 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street
Lydia Johnson Dance, joined by guest Carlos Lopez, former soloist with American Ballet Theatre, will present the world premiere of a new work to music by Mozart. Completing the program are two 2013 works, "Night and Dreams," created to six of Schubert's most haunting songs, and "Night of the Flying Horses," music by contemporary Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov.
New York Scandia Symphony
Dorrit Matson, Conductor
Thursday June 5 at 8 PM
Nimoy Theater/Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
The New York Scandia Symphony, under the baton of Dorrit Matson, will perform a program of music by Scandinavian composers: Frank Foerster, Jesper Nordin, Asger Hamerik, and the U.S. premieres of works by Ture Rangstrom and Andrew Ackers.
Ballet Tech presents Kids Dance
Choreography by Eliot Feld
Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech celebrates its 40th Anniversary with five performances of KIDS DANCE, featuring Feld's KYDZNY, a new work for 40 children set to the Raya Brass Band. Repertory favorites on the program are Apple Pie, music by Bela Fleck & Joe McCracken, and A Stair Dance, music by Steve Reich.
Steps Repertory Ensemble
June 19 & 20 at 7:30 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 St
Under the direction of Bradley Shelver, Steps Repertory Ensemble will perform a program of works by William Forsythe, Francesca Harper, Elisa Monte, and Shelver. Guest performers are members of Complexions Contemporary Ballet performing a trio by Jae Man Joo, and a member of Sidra Bell Dance NYC performing a solo choreographed by Bell.
Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet
Friday & Saturday June 13 & 14 at 8 PM
Tickets: $25; $18 for students & seniors
City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street
Last performance of Magloire's 2013-14 season.
A premiere by Magloire to music by Debussy and a revival of "Happy Dance of the Wild Skeletons" by Constantine Baecher, who has just been named New Chamber Ballet's resident choreographer. Also Miro works to music by Handel, Liszt and Webern.
Anahid Sofian Dance Company 35th Anniversary Celebration
June 28 & 29
MMAC, 248 West 60th Street
Renowned Middle Eastern dancer Anahid Sofian will present a 35th Anniversary Retrospective, featuring some of her best known works over the years, performed by a large ensemble of dancers, and live music by the Souren Baronian Ensemble.
The Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher
Gatekeeper's Museum in the Park
Christin Hanna and Constantine Baecher present the second season of the Lake Tahoe Dance Festival, in Ms. Hanna's hometown. The program will feature works by choreographers Deborah Lohse, Bryan Arias, and Risa Larsen, along with a rarely seen work by Erick Hawkins.
Balasole Dance Company
July 18 & 19 at 8 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street
The 4th year and 13th concert of Roberto Villanueva's BalaSole, presenting a new roster of dancer/choreographers every season. The July roster: Sara Braun, Chloe Cappo, Misei Daimaru, Alvaro Gonzalez, Steven Jeudy, Katie Kilbourn, Roberto Lara, Courtney Liu, Kendra Ross. As always, there will be an appearance by Villanueva, who offers mentoring and performance opportunities to all talented dancers, regardless of style, shape, sizes, age, background or artistic expression.
Aaron Atkins' Ballet Inc.
July 20 - times TBA
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street
Tickets: $25; $20 for students & seniors
Young choreographer Aaron Atkins presents a new evening length work entitled "667 Miles Away," a reference to the distance between his home in South Carolina to Manhattan. A company of approximately 12 dancers, along with several guests, will dance to a soundtrack by musician Kevin Keller, noted for his work with New York City Ballet.
Anna Myer And Dancers from Boston
Monday July 21 at 7:30 PM
Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue
Anna Myer brings her company from Boston for the premiere of In the Paint, a mixed genre performance of modern and hip-hop dance, rap, basketball moves, the spoken word and music, to tell the remarkable and true stories of young men and the positive changes that have taken place in their lives. Myer's works in this series have been performed in theaters and on basketball courts around Boston and on tour in the Northeast.
Young Dancemakers Company
July 24-August 2
various locations in the boroughs
The 19th season of this completely free summer dance experience for teens selected from schools through NYC. Directed by founder Alice Teirstein and music director William Catanzaro, the students have a 2-week period to create new works, which they then perform in approximately a dozen performances, including Symphony Space, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Flushing Town Hall, 92nd St. Y, LIU, and more. They will also learn a segment of a work by Paul Taylor, taught by Richard Chen See.
Abe Abraham's Dance-Film Wind And Tree
Sunday July 27 at 7 PM
Jack, 505 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn
Abe Abraham's exquisite film Wind and Tree, originally shown on a single screen, will have its debut on a 3-screen installation. The film features 18 dancers led by soloist Megumi Eda, and including Caitlin Abraham, soon to be seen in Christopher Wheeldon's An American in Paris. A feast of incredible visuals, Wind and Tree is inspired by the poem of the same name by Irish poet Paul Muldoon, and set to music by Morton Feldman and JT Bullit's seismographic recordings of the Earth's vibrations.
Polly Ferman's GLAMOURTANGO
Tuesday July 29th at 8 PM
Queens Theater in the Park
14 United Nations South, Queens
(7 train to Mets-Willets Pt.)
Reservations: www.queenstheatre.org or 718.760.0064
Polly Ferman's GlamourTango, the all-female multi-media music and dance spectacle that pays tribute to the women who were a major force in early tango, is proud to open the 2014 Latina Cultural Festival, Tuesday July 29th at 8 PM at Queens Theater in the Park.
The production includes fascinating and rarely seen black and white films from Argentina, recorded in the early 40's, featuring female singers and tango dancers, as well as a company of female musicians and dancers specializing in Argentine tango:
Creator/Music Director: Polly Ferman
Choreographer: Mariana Parma
Projections: Federico Bongiorno
Vocalist: Sofia Tosello
Polly Ferman - piano
Ina Paris - violin
Yael Archer - flutist
Iris Ornig - double bass
Uruguayan pianist/producer Polly Ferman has created this stylish production of tango music and dance from South America's Rio de la Plata region. "Glamourtango" has delighted audiences in performances in Buenos Aires, Uruguay, Brazil, Montreal, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York City. Music includes compositions by famed tango composers Astor Piazzolla, Horacio Salgan, Daniel Binelli, Anselmo Aieta, Pintin Castellanos, Rosita Quiroga, Enrique Mendizabel, and more.
A Screening Of The Film Test With Choreography By Sidra Bell
Sunday August 3 at 7:30 PM
Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway
Steps Beyond presents a showing of the compelling new film "TEST," a gay drama from writer/director Chris Mason Johnson that features dance sequences choreographed for the film by choreographer Sidra Bell. Following the showing Sidra will be on hand to talk about her experience choreographing for the film.
Six Degrees Of Separation: Obsession
August 8 & 9 at 8 PM
Speyer Hall at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street
Cecly Placenti's Six Degrees Dance presents six companies, all creating works on the provocative subject of obsession. Participating companies are Inclined Dance Project, Crooked Mouth, the Kennedy Dancers, Angie Moon Dance Theatre, 1000 Virtues Dance, and Six Degrees Dance.
Tango Milongas And Seminars By Gabriel Misse And Analia Centurion
Dardo Galletto Studios, 151 West 46 Street
The great tango dancers return from Buenos Aires to perform at three Milongas, hold a Meet & Talk with the Masters event, and teach six three-hour tango seminars, August 8-17. Milongas, with admission only $15, are for tango dancers on all levels, and also feature a performance by Misse and Centurion.
Throes Theater's Simple As Life And Death
August 17-24 — 6 performances
Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue
On the Dream Up Festival at TNC, NY premiere of the comic drama written and performed by Meirav Kupperberg and Alexandra Zelman-Doring. Two young friends share a journey of discovery and change, providing a deep portrait of the differences between American and Israeli cultures. The multi-media work also incorporates video art and original music for this fresh meditation on freedom in the modern world.