205 West End Avenue, #16E
New York NY 10023
Soaking WET, presenting Tricia Brouk and Vicky Shick
April 17-20 (Thurs-Sat. at 6:30 PM & 8:30 PM; Sunday at 2 & 4 PM)
West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street (at West End Avenue)
David Parker and Jeffrey Kazin, curators of Soaking WET, present four performances each of the companies of Tricia Brouk and Vicky Shick. Brouk will premiere "Committed," a dark musical about eight people working through the pain of their mental illnesses in a psychiatric institute. Choreography/script/direction by Brouk; music and lyrics by Andrew David Sotomayor. Thurs/Fri/Sat at 6:30 PM; Sunday at 2 PM. By Vicky Shick is "Miniatures in Detail," a quartet created with longtime collaborators Elise Kermani (sound) and Barbara Kilpatrick (visual). Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8:30 PM; Sunday at 4 PM.
Steps Beyond presents an event on its Artists Talk Series
Friday April 25 at 8 PM
Steps, 2121 Broadway, 4th floor Loft
"Company Or No Company: That Is the Question" is the topic - a discussion with Artistic Directors about their Companies - featuring Lori Belilove, Sidra Bell, Andrew Nemr, Bradley Shelver, and Nancy Turano.
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
April 26 at 8 PM; April 27 at 3 PM
Peridance Center, 126 East 13th Street
A special 30th Anniversary Season for the Company with the addition of dazzling music guests with whom Nai-Ni has worked over the years. The dance ensemble will perform Ms. Chen's world premiere and repertory works to live music by music giants Joan La Barbara, Glen Velez, The Ahn Trio, and the Prism Saxophone Quartet.
Valentina Kozlova's International Contemporary Choreographers & Dancers Competition
April 28 & 29
Symphony Space, Broadway & 95th Street, NYC
Kozlova's competition in 2014 is going modern! The April event will be the debut of the new Kozlova competition in which solos, duets and ensemble works of contemporary dancers and choreographers will be shown - no age restriction.
Limon Dance Company
April 26-May 4
Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
The company returns to the Joyce with a program framed by two Limon masterworks: "Mazurkas" and "Psalm," and two world premieres: "She Who Carries the Sky," created by Dianne McIntyre for Roxane D'Orleans Juste on the occasion of Juste's 30th anniversary with the company as principal dancer and Associate Artistic Director; and "Nocturnes for Ancestors," a full company work by choreographer Sean Curran set to music by South American composers Lucia Caruso and Pedro da Silva.
Chen Dance Center presents "newsteps"
May 8-10 at 7:30 PM
Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry St
The semi-annual Chen Dance Center program for emerging choreographers, who are chosen by audition and receive a space grant, honorarium, and three public performances. May choreographers are Caitlyn Johansen, Mishi Castroverde, Sheena Annalise, Magic, and Siobhan Lawless.
Aaron Atkins' Ballet Inc.
Sunday May 18th at 7 PM
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.
Chamber Operas by Martin Halpern
May 22-24 at 8 PM; May 25 at 3 PM
Shetler Studios, 244 West 54 Street, 12th floor
Composer/librettist Martin Halpern presents two of his chamber operas "The Sacrificed" and "The Sacrificer," both freely based on Euripides' "Alcestis" and "Iphigenia in Tauris." Many of Halpern's operas are drawn from classics by Ibsen, Chekhov, and others, a natural move for the retired Professor of English and American Literature at several universities, including Brandeis, where he taught playwriting and dramatic literature for almost three decades before retirng to write plays and chamber operas. Cast is Alisa Peterson, Blake Friedman, Jim Trainor, and Jann Degnan, accompanied by pianist Maxim Anikushin.
William Isaacs' Kymera Dance
May 25 at 7 PM; May 26 at 5 & 7 PM
JCC, 334 Amsterdam Avenue
William Isaac presents his Kymera Dance in world premieres by Isaac and guest choreographer Amy Hall Garner.
Gabriela Granados American Bolero Dance Company
Saturday May 31
Frank Sinatra School (Tony Bennett Theater), 35-12 35th Avenue, Queens
Gabriela Granados presents a Gala Performance with her company of dancers, singers, and live music provided by the Cassatt String Quartet 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, Dorris 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, Edvard Grieg, and the U.S. premieres of works by Ture Rangstrom and Andrew Ackers.
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.
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.
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.