Audrey Ross/Publicity
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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, 908.782.2323

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

9/11 Table Of Silence
September 11, 8:20 to 8:46 AM
Lincoln Center - Revson Foundation/Josie Robertson Plaza
Columbus & 64th Street

Lincoln Center welcomes back for the 5th consecutive year the 9/11 Table of Silence, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi in collaboration with Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta. A public tribute to 9/11 and a prayer for peace, 9/11 Table of Silence is led by the Buglisi Dance Theatre joined by 100+ dancers from many companies and schools in the area. The event will be captured this year by a notation specialist from the Dance Notation Bureau, and, as in past years, will be live streamed to approximately 82 countries around the world and 45 states in the U.S. Event is free and open to the public. Starting time is 8:20 AM, finishing at precisely 8:46 AM, the time the first plane hit the North Tower.

9/11 Table Of Silence at Lincoln Center

Magloire's New Chamber Ballet
September 11 & 12 at 8 PM
City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street

The all-Magloire program features a world premiere to a commissioned score by contemporary composer Michel Galante, along with repeats of "In The Cold" (Satie); "In The Parlour" (Mozart), "Friction" (Richard Carrick), and "La Mandragore" (Tristan Murali). After an appearance in Lake Tahoe Ca., October 15-17, the Company returns to the City Center Studios for November 20 & 21 performances of works by Magloire and Constantine Baecher.

Magloire's New Chamber Ballet

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company
September 11-13 at 7:30 PM
Outdoor Garden of St. John the Divine
entrance 111th St. & Amsterdam (not in the main cathedral)

Celebrated puppet and mask maker Ralph Lee will present his company of actors/singers/puppeteers in "OUT OF THE PAST: Celebrating 40 Years of the Mettawee Journey," a program of excerpts from Mettawee presentations throughout the years. The evening promises a feast of the puppets, masks, and giant figures that have made Lee renowned in his field. The artist's creations have been seen at in Metropolitan Opera productions, The Living Theater, Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre - even Saturday Night Live (that naughty "land shark"). Lee's awards over the years include a Fulbright Scholarship, two American Theatre Wing Design Awards, two OBIES, induction into the City Lore People's Hall of Fame, two Citations for Excellence from UNIMA (the international puppetry organization), a Bessie Award, a 1996 NYS Governor's Arts Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company - The old boat goddess dragon

Soaking WET
September 24-27
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 Dierdre Towers, Alice Teirstein, Karen Bernard, and Rachel Cohen (early performance each day), and Janice Rosario (2nd performance each day).

Lisa Parra in Soaking WET showcase; photo by Tim Fujoka

Pentacle Fall Further III
Monday October 12 at 7:30 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street

Pentacle presents a showcase event for some artists from its roster. Companies appearing on October 12 at David dorfman Dance, danceTactics performance group, LCTC - Lorraine Chapman the Company, The Moving Architects, and LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya.

Limon International Dance Festival
October 13-25
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.

Moor's Pavane, Limon and Betty Jones of the original cast

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.

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 include David Chase, Katherine Crockett, Erica Dankmeyer, Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, Carlos Fittante, Kim Jones, Ken Topping and Deborah Zall.

Maher Benham by Nan Melville
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