MUSIC AND DANCE CALENDAR

Audrey Ross/Publicity
205 West End Avenue, #16E
New York NY 10023
212/877-3399

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

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.

Soaking WET

BalaSole Dance Company
Friday & Saturday, February 6 & 7 at 8 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street (corner 9th Avenue)

Roberto Villanueva's BalaSole presents "Montage," an all-new program with short works by Will Brown, Lea Clay, Bridget Cronin, Nami Kaigaishi, Elliott Keller, Kate Kenyon, Jacqueline Maitner, Sarah Roncone, Richard Scandola, and Megan Starnes. Performances include an appearance by Villanueva, and begin and end with a group dance, collaboratively created by the cast.

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

Ballets, including a premiere, by Miro Magloire and company choreographer-in-residence Constantine Baecher, former nine-year member of the Royal Danish Ballet. Dancers are Sarah Atkins, Elizabeth Brown, Holly Curran, Traci Finch, and Amber Neff. Music by Haydn, Paganini, Janacek, and Mauricio Kagel will be played live by pianist Melody Fader and violinist Doori Na.

Miro Magloire's Stay With Me

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

Steps Beyond, a division of Steps on Broadway, presents its annual Pointe Shoe Workshop, featuring panelists Amy Brandt (Pointe Magazine Editor), Leslie Browne (Master Teacher), Dr. John Brummer (podiatrist), Mary Carpenter (pointe shoe fitter), and Misty Copeland (ABT soloist). The event also includes a fair with pointe shoe fitters and merchandise from Capezio, Chacott, Gaynor Minden, and Grishko.

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

Choreographer Iquail Shaheed presents his Dance Iquail in the New York premiere of Black Swan, set to music by artist/activist Nina Simone (1933-2003), putting forth the experience of the black ballerina as a window into issues of race, identity, and isolation.

Dance Iquail

Flagstad - Triumph and Tragedy
February 26-28 (Thursday & Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 5:30 PM)
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue (at 38th Street)

Scandinavia House presents "Flagstad - Triumph and Tragedy," the new play written and directed by playwright Elnar Bjorge, whose credits include collaborating with Liv Ullmann at the National Theater of Oslo, and starring renowned Norwegian actress Nina Bendiksen. The one-woman play, which will be performed here in English, presents an intimate portrait of the Norwegian soprano regarded by many as "the voice of the century," and utilizes rare recordings and newly released source material including personal correspondence that present, in Flagstad's own words, confessions and reflections never heard in public during her lifetime.

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