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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
Audition For Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Company
Saturday March 28 at 4:30 PM
Ailey School, 405 West 55 Street
Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Company of Washington D.C. is recruiting 4 male and 2 female dancers with solid background in modern and/or ballet for a residency/performance season April 16-May 9. Dancers must be prepare to live in D.C. for the residency and a following 18-month contract, if invited. The Company performs a variety of works, from Anna Sokolow classics to dances inspired by Bharata Natyam.
New York Scandia Symphony
Thursday April 9 at 8 PM
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)
New York Scandia Symphony, founded twenty-seven years ago by conductor Ms. Dorrit Matson, presents music by Scandinavian composers, both celebrated and unknown. On April 8th they will celebrate the 1865 births of two major composers: Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius. Guest is flutist Lisa Hansen for the Nielsen Flute Concerto.
Downtown Music Productions
Sunday April 12 at 3 PM
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street
Mimi Stern-Wolfe's Downtown Music Productions presents "Hispanic and Latin Musical Fanfares," an afternoon of music with Spanish themes by Manuel de Falla, Isabelle Ganz, Carlos Gardel, Xavier Montsalvatge, Astor Piazzolla, Mary Carol Warwick, and Kurt Weill. Joining the vocalists and musicians is Karina Romero, who will dance La Cumparsita Tango.
Chamber Operas By Martin Halpern
April 16, 17, 18 at 8 PM
Church of St. Gregory the Great
144 West 90th Street, NYC
Composer/librettist Martin Halpern presents two chamber operas, "The Death of Ajax," and "The Death of Oedipus," both freely based on the earliest and the last play of the great Greek dramatist Sophocles. In each opera, the title character's death brings a redemptive end to his suffering, and those he leaves behind find comfort in a compassionate bonding. Operas will be performed by three singers accompanied on piano.
Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet
Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18 at 8 PM
City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street
Two premieres by NCB, by resident choreographer Constantine Baecher, set to music by Bach, and by Magloire, to music by contemporary French composer Tristan Murail. The program will also include Moments, a duet for dancer Elizabeth Brown and violinist Doori Na, and Entangled, to three Paganini Caprices. Joining Brown are Sarah Atkins, Traci Finch, and Amber Neff. Pianist is Melody Fader.
Saturday April 18 at 8 PM
Gerald W. Lynch Theater/John Jay
524 West 59 Street
Dzul presents the world premiere of Javier Dzul's Pixom, (Spirit), a magical journey based on Mayan fables for children, and inspired by ancient tales of the Aluxes, Kizin, and Ixtabay. Much like our own childrens' fairytales, these fables are both beautiful and macabre. The stories are well known to director/choreographer Dzul, who was born and raised in a Mayan tribal community in southern Mexico.
Words On Dance - Christopher Wheeldon in Conversation with Rita Moreno
Monday April 27, 7 PM
Symphony Space/Peter Jay Sharp Theater
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)
Internationally acclaimed choreographer and director Christopher Wheeldon will appear in conversation with Rita Moreno, discussing his training at The Royal Ballet School and his career as a dancer and choreographer. Rarely seen TV and film clips will also be shown.
Steps Repertory Ensemble
April 30, May 1 & 2 at 7:30 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street
Under artistic director Bradley Shelver, the Steps Repertory Ensemble will present three different programs and works by Mike Esperanza, Francesca Harper, Jae Man Joo, Lar Lubovitch, and Shelver, including two world premieres. Presented by the Steps Beyond Foundation.
Matthew Brookoff Dance Repertory Company
Friday & Saturday, May 1 & 2 at 8 PM
City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street
Choreographer Matthew Brookoff, after some time off for earning a degree, returns with his eight-member company in the premiere of "Fracture" to a commissioned score by young composer Brad Crane, along with the charming "In Love Again," to four of Rodgers and Hart's best-loved songs; and "Lyrical Male Suite #1: Songs of Love and Solitude," lyric solos for two extraordinary dancers, Jehbreal Jackson and Barton Cowperthwaite.
Jeanette Stoner and Dancers
Saturday-Tuesday, May 2-5 at 8 PM
Stoner Loft, 83 Leonard Street, 5th floor
Stoner, known for her very individual sense of dance/theater, will present her ensemble, mostly longtime Stoner colleagues, in two world premieres. The "hidden teasure of New York dance" (Gus Solomons jr, Gay City News) has created a new solo for Chase Booth, and a work that finds one dancer suspended in a net that hangs from the ceiling while four men, enacting a rite, attempt to reach her. Lighting is by another longtime collaborator, choreographer Zvi Gotheiner.
Chen Dance Center's "newsteps"
Thursday-Saturday, May 7-9 at 7:30 PM
Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry St
Chen Dance Center presents newsteps, its semi-annual emerging choreographers series, initiated in 1994. Selected though an open audition, the May choreographers are Jonathan Breton, Hannah Cohen, Bree Nasby, Janice Rosario, and Ashley Carter & Vanessa Martinez de Banos. Each receives a rehearsal space grant, and honorarium, and three public performances at the Chen Dance Center.
Graham Dancers in Works by Deborah Zall
Thursday & Friday, May 21 & 22 at 8 PM
Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune
Dances choreographed by Deborah Zall, including the world premiere of "Miriam," will be performed by current and former Graham dancers Nya Bowman, Jennifer Conley, Erica Dankmeyer, Whitney Hunter, Kim Jones, Blakely White-McGuire, Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, and Zall, with special guest Kenneth Topping.
Homage to Tango
Friday May 22 at 7 PM
Symphony Space/Nimoy Thalia
Broadway & 95th Street
Tangos by Astor Piazzolla and Daniel Binelli will head the bill at "Homage to Tango," featuring Uruguayan pianist Polly Ferman, a specialist in South American piano music, Italian classical concert accordionist Sir N. Antonio Peruch, and the Vaughan String Quartet, consisting of two couples from Brazil and two from Italy.