205 West End Avenue, #16E
New York NY 10023
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.
Books available through Amazon, or by contacting email@example.com, 908.782.2323
Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7 & 8:30 PM; Sunday at 2 & 4 PM
West End Theater, 263 West 86th Street
Produced by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, the September Soaking WET season features works by Karen Bernard, Marsi Burns and Alice Teirstein, Rachel Cohen, and Deirdre Towers (early performances), and Janice Rosario and Company (the later performances). As always, Soaking WET offers a fresh and lively variety of dance voices.
Saturday October 3 at 8 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 West 55 Street
Aaron Atkins presents his 17-member company in eight premieres by Atkins and guest choreographer Edgar Peterson. The young company combines classical ballet, with many dances on pointe, and a very contemporary sensibility. Works are set to music that ranges from Bach and Satie to Little Dragon and Massive Attack.
Pentacle Fall Further IV
Sunday October 4 at 7 PM
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street
(bet. Rivington and Delancey)
Pentacle Management presents their annual showcase of companies in their Gallery roster. The October 4th performance will see works by Bill Young/Colleen Thomas & Company, danceTactics Performance Group, Dante Brown/Warehouse Dance, Indah Walsh Dance Company, Lorraine Chapman The Company (LCTC), and The Moving Architects.
The Dance Enthusiast's Annual Dance-Art-Fusion-Family Event, And Its 8Th Birthday Celebration
Tuesday October 13, 5:30-9 PM
Gibney Dance, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53 Chambers Street)
The Dance Enthusiast's annual party, offering audiences of all ages an extraordinary entre to dance, creativity, passion and connection. All sorts of interactive dance and visual arts projects, and performances by guests, amazing hip-hop artist Chrybaby Cozie, and the Brooklyn Ballet. Visual artist Hu Bing and NYC art dealer Cheryl McGinnis will also be on hand to dazzle and educate in the field of visual arts. The family friendly event is informal and welcoming - a cross between a salon performance and a party at your best friend's home.
Limon International Dance Festival
Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
To celebrate the organization's approaching 70th Anniversary, the Limon Foundation announces the 2-week Jose Limon International Dance Festival, 13 Limon works danced by the Limon Dance Company joined by Bayerisches Staatsballet from Munich, Coreoarte from Caracas, members of the Royal Danish Ballet, sjDANCEco from San Jose, Ca, and American Repertory Ballet from Princeton, NJ. School programs of Limon works, taught by authorized Limon reconstructors, will be danced by the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theater/Toronto, The Hartt School/Ct., The Juilliard School/NYC, National Institute of the Arts/Taiwan, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU/NYC, North Carolina School of the Arts/Winston-Salem, Southern Methodist University/Dallas, Sinaloa Dance School/Mexico, and University of Arizona/Tucson.
The repertory selected for the Festival reflect a span of the legendary choreographer's creative output over the years, as well as the timelessness and humanity so cherished in his body of work.
H.T. Chen & Dancers
October 15-17 at 7:30 PM; October 18 at 3 PM
NYLA, 219 West 19th Street
A major work by H.T. Chen & Dancers - "South of Gold Mountain" - inspired by the exodus of thousands of Chinese immigrants who settled in southern states in the U.S. This tirelessly researched work draws from rich oral histories, treasured images, and official and private documentation of Chinese settlers lured to America by the promise of gold and a prosperous life. Despite discrimination, racism, and physical violence, the immigrants helped build America by working on railroads, levees, and plantations, and as grocers and shop keepers. H.T. Chen & Dancers memorialize the struggles of these Chinese-American pioneers and their legacy.
Wong family - Augusta, Georgia - 1936
Martin Halpern Chamber Operas
October 15-17 at 8 PM; October 18 at 3 PM
Shelter Studios, 244 West 54 Street, 13th floor
Composer/librettist Martin Halpern presents two chamber operas, "The Sculptor" and "The Hour Glass," both freely based on plays by Ibsen and W.B. Yeats, performed by soprano Alisa Peterson and baritone Jim Trainor, accompanied on piano by Earl Buys. Before retiring to turn to music full-time, Dr. Halpern taught playwriting and dramatic literature at Brandeis for 29 years, chairing the department for 7 of those years. He earned his Ph.D from Harvard in English and American Literature, and also taught at the U of Ca/Berkeley, and the U of Mass/Amherst.
Maher Benham's Coyote Dancers In A Tribute To Dudley Williams
October 23-25 at 8 PM
Martha Graham Studio Theatre
55 Bethune Street, 11th floor
Choreographer Maher Benham presents her Coyote Dancers in a tribute to the late Dudley Williams, featuring the world premiere of "A Song for Dudley." Also on the program: "Eight for Martha," a dance for 8 women created in honor of Martha Graham, set to music by J.S. Bach, and the world premiere of "Amrutha," for 13 dancers to Hayden Wayne's Hard Rock Symphony. Joining the 16-member Coyote dancers are guest artists Carlos Fittante, Lucy Postell, musician Jon Warren, and Deborah Zall.