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Dancing Across the Atlantic
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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 taking some time off to get a degree and regroup, 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.
May 21-24 (Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM)
West End Theater, 263 West 86 St.
(2nd floor of the Church on 86th St. & West End)
Soaking WET presents a full program of dance by five cutting-edge choreographers: Maura Nguyen Donohue, Garnet Henderson, Deborah Lohse, Zoe Rabinowitz, and Catherine Tharin. The innovative Women in Motion (WiM), curated by David Parker, has commissioned works by Donohue, Lohse and Rabinowitz, and Henderon and Tharin return as guests after their recent successful Soaking WET appearances.
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 guest choreographer Kenneth Topping, former principal dancer and director of the Graham Dance Company. His solo Robot Man will be danced by Graham Company member Gildas Lemonnier.
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.