MUSIC AND DANCE CALENDAR

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Recent Events

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company
September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 all at 7:30 PM
Outdoor Garden of Cathedral of St. John the Divine
111th St. & Amsterdam Avenue

Ralph Lee's company returns with "The Dancing Fox: Wisdom Tales of the Middle East," 5 enchanting tales from the shared folk traditions of Jews and Arabs, including the writings of Sufi mystics, along with fables and folklore of the region. An ensemble of actor/puppeteers will enact the stories with the amazing puppets and masks of renowned Ralph Lee, recipient for his work over the years of two OBIES, two Citations for Excellence from UNIMA (the international puppetry organization), two American Theatre Wing Design Awards, a Bessie, a NYS Governor's Arts Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company

Buglisi's The Table Of Silence Project 9/11
Thursday September 11
beginning at 8:15 and concluding at 8:46 AM
Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center
64th St. & Columbus (around the fountain)

Fourth presentation of "The Table of Silence Project 9/11," a ritual for peace conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi in collaboration with Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta. Over 100 dancers selected from major dance companies and schools will perform, led by Buglisi Dance Theatre in this free tribute to 9/11, which starts at 8:15 AM and concludes precisely at 8:46 AM, the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower. A live stream will go out to countries around the world, from Russia to Venezuela.

Buglisi's The Table Of Silence Project 9/11

Six Degrees Dance And Mich Mash Productions
September 26 & 27, 8 PM
Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn

Two fresh young companies, Six Degrees Dance (Cecly Placenti) and Mich Mash Productions (Micheline Heal) join forces for a program of short works by the directors and Yung Yung Tsuai - some shiny and new, some old and familiar, and some remixed just for these performances.

Six Degrees Dance And Mich Mash Productions

STEPS/REVERBdance Performance Lab
Saturday September 27 at 8 PM
Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway

Steps Beyond and REVERBdance, directed by Bradley Shelver, present another in their Performance Lab Series, offering opportunities for emerging and established artists from the worlds of dance, music, theater, and performance art. Choreographers are Aaron Atkins, Jordan Daniels, Amber DeGaray, Aurelian Peillex and Julia Ehrstrand, Nikki Theroux, and Vanessa Van Wormer, joined by guests Verard Gilmore, Francesca Harper, and Bradley Shelver.

Soaking WET
October 2-5
Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 7 PM & 8:30 PM;
Sunday at 2 PM & 4 PM
West End Theater, 263 West End Avenue
(entrance on 86th Street)

Valerie Gladstone has curated the early shows, which will consist of works by Daniel Holt, Blakeley White McGuire, Sean Curran, and Malini Srinivasan; The later show is a collaboration between Sara Hook and Paul Matteson - their duet "Bored House Guests," - with music featuring avant-garde rock artist Nick Didkovsky and the metal band Vomit Fist!

Chamber Operas by Martin Halpern
October 2-5 (Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM)
Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 12th floor

Two original chamber operas by Martin Halpern on the topic of "Love and Loss." "The Stronger" is freely based on the play of the same name by August Strindberg, and "Joint Return," a world premiere centers around a separated couple meeting for the first time in months to deal with their last income tax return. Singers are Sarah Kleeman, Alisa Peterson and Jim Trainor, accompanied by pianist Earl Buys.

Chamber Operas by Martin Halpern

Balasole Dance Company
October 4 & 5 - Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 6 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street

"Pastiche," a new program of 10 dancer/choreographers presented by Roberto Villanueva's BalaSole Dance Company. Choreographers are Anastasia Coates, Rebecca Gual, Marie Janicek, Vira Lee, Sarah McCaffery, Jennifer Roit, Ellen Sickenberger, Michelle Siegel, Samsam Yung, and and appearance by Villanueva.

Balasole Dance Company

Steps Beyond Artists Talk: The Ladies Of Fosse
Sunday October 5 at 7:30 PM
Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway

An event in the Steps Beyond's Artists Talk Series, offering insights and information about the dance world. Guest and faculty members Diane Laurenson, Dana Moore and Mimi Quillin will talk about their time working on shows with legendary Bob Fosse, choreographer of Sweet Charity, Chicago, Fosse, Dancin', and Big Deal.

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.

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.

Kathryn Posin Dance Company

Italian International Dance Festival
Friday October 24, time t.b.a.
Julia Richman Theater, 317 East 67 Street

Calabria native Antonio Fini, former member of the Martha Graham Ensemble, presents the second Italian International Dance Festival, an evening of companies from Italy joining local, Italian-directed companies.

Sichuan Opera Troupe from Chengdu, China - U.S. Premiere Tour
Saturday October 25 at 8 PM
John Jay Theater, 10th Avenue & 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

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

Saturday October 25 at 9 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.

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

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

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

The Steps Repertory Ensemble, joined by students from Steps on Broadway's Professional Training Program, will perform a program of works by Ensemble members and Artistic Director Bradley Shelver.

The Look of Feeling - Francesca Harper
November 14 & 16 (times t.b.a.)
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.

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
Monday December 8 - SAVE THE DATE!

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