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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.

Available at the Scandinavia House Gift Shop, 58 Park Avenue (at 38th St.) or a WC Books, 908.782.2323

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

Dr. Erik Aschengreen talks about Bournonville
Monday, January 12 at 6:30 PM
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue (at 38th Street)

Distinguished dance critic/historian/lecturer Dr. Erik Aschengreen will speak about August Bournonville and the Danish Joy of Dance, discussing the characteristics of Bournonville's dances, style, and how the great Bournonville tradition has been preserved from generation to generation. Dr. Aschengreen is also author of the stunning new book Dancing Across the Atlantic, a history of the Royal Danish Ballet and its history at home in Copenhagen and in the U.S. Lovingly considered the Grand Old Man of Danish Ballet history, Aschengreen's visit is in connection with the January 13-18 performances of principals and soloists of the Royal Danish Ballet at The Joyce Theater.

Portrait of Eric Aschengreen, photo by Henrik Stenberg

Chen Dance Center's newsteps
January 15-17 at 7:30 PM
Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street
(corner Mulberry & Bayard in Chinatown)

Chen Dance Center presents its semi-annual emerging choreographer's series newsteps, a program of varied dance voices, themes and music by young dancemakers. Since 1994, Chen Dance Center has supported hundreds of choreographers and dancers with its grants of rehearsal space and public performances. The January choreographers are Emily Craver, Elisha Clark Halpin, Andrea Allarvide, Gwen Rakotovao, Randy Reyes and Ana Sosa. They have been selected at open auditions by a panel of dance leaders including H.T. Chen, Walter Rutledge, and Elizabeth Keen.

Chen Dance Center, photo by Travis Magee

Martin Halpern's new chamber opera
Last Wishes

January 15-17 at 8 PM and January 18 at 3 PM
Shetler Studios, 244 West 54 Street, 12th floor

Prolific composer/librettist Martin Halpern premieres his new work Last Wishes, a serio-comic opera set in a Jewish funeral home in Florida. Funeral arrangements are being made for Irving Rifkin, but a question arises about where he is to be laid to rest - next to his late first wife or in a place to accommodate his current, second wife. Cast is soprano Judith Barnes, baritone Jim Trainor, tenor Aram Tchobanian, and soprano Alisa Peterson, accompanied on piano by Earl Buys.

Martin Halpern

Steps Beyond presents Hear It From The Pros
Saturday January 24 at 7 PM (reception follows)
Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway (bet. 74 & 75 Streets)

Steps Beyond's Artists Talk for January 24 is Hear It From The Pros, a discussion on working in the business of Broadway with three stars who have enjoyed successful and long-term careers: Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale, and Randy Skinner, who will discuss how to survive, thrive, and stay relevant in a competitive and ever-changing business. The artists will also take questions.

Soaking WET
February 5-7 at 7 PM & 8:30 PM
and February 8 at 2 & 4 PM (4 days - 2 performances daily)
West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street (2nd floor of the Church on West End)

David Parker and Jeff Kazan, directors of the dance series at West End Theater, present another installment of their Soaking WET series. The early presentations feature choreography by Racy Brand, Tina Croll, Jennifer Edwards and Hanna Q Dance Company - Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7 PM and Sunday at 2 PM; The later performances feature A Natural History, a program of works by Catherine Tharin, Thurs/Fri/Sat. at 8:30 PM; Sunday at 4 PM.

Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet
Friday & Saturday, February 6 & 7 at 8 PM
City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street

New and repertory works by Magloire's New Chamber Ballet.

Miro Magloire's Stay With Me

Steps Pointe Shoe Workshop & Fair
Sunday February 8 at 6:30 PM
Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway

Steps Complete Dancer Series will present a Pointe Shoe Workshop & Fair with a panel consisting of Amy Brandt, Leslie Browne, podiatrist Dr. Brummer, Mary Carpenter, and Misty Copeland. Panelists will discuss pointe shoe fitting and maintenance, and proper foot care. The Fair will also have pointe shoe fitters and merchandise from Capezio, Chacott by Freed of London, Gaynor Minden and Grishko.

Dance Iquail
February 13 & 14
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street

For its seventh season, Dance Iquail will present Black Swan. The company will also host a February 2nd event at Riverside Theater entitled Black Swan: Solidarity Beyond Colored Pointe Shoes, with a panel that includes Dolores Brown and Karen Brown.

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