Eleven days, thirty-five projects, and more than ninety artists... Experience intimate and provocative dance, music, visual art, and new media projects in public parks, in historic landmarks, on Governors Island and along the waterfront, for LMCC's13th annual festival. This year, the artists will respond to the architecture of some of New York City’s most iconic locations and hidden gems.
If we can’t have Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech back at the Joyce Theater, its former home, I guess we’ll have to settle for his Kids Dance, a program featuring forty or so ebullient students from Ballet Tech’s Public School for Dance. Settling, it turns out, was actually hardly needed. This was a thoroughly professional, vibrant show full of promise.
Say goodbye to an old friend. The Canal Room will be closing it's doors after 10 amazing years in SoHo. Don't miss out on catching a final show! Where will be hangin' next Friday, January 10th? The "SAVED BY THE 90's PARTY"... Boo Ya! There will be tons of live music from NYCs freshest party band, The Bayside Tigers (theyre da bomb). And after that, get jiggy with it all night to the dope tunes of DJ TOY (shes P.H.A.T.). It will be the raddest thing since your mom (NOT!).
From August 5th to 12th, CMA’s gallery will play host to performance artist and former ballet dancer/figure skater Meghann Snow, whose ‘Dance Drawing Series’ focuses on muscle memory and use of the body to create lasting impressions. Using industrial materials such as tape and bubble wrap to create “ballet shoes,” Snow creates wearable footwear which she uses to dance on large-scale canvases while inscribing them with acrylic paint.
Take the chill out of winter with the Trocks, who will be performining at the Joyce Theater through January 6th. The all-male troupe whose brilliant pointe work and hilarious parodying produce paroxysms of giggles and wild applause throughout the world.
Performers in Fuerza Bruta run and tumble across a vertical wall of technicolor cloth, a man runs headlong through a wall, two people try desperately to connect from opposite sides of a huge spinning and whirling sail and performers dance in watery world just above the audience’s heads. This all takes place to a soundtrack that traverses thumping club beats to the mellow sounds of new world music. Through November 4th.
The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) is a nonprofit organization committed to establishing and legitimizing Tap Dance as a vital component of American Dance through creation, presentation, education and preservation. And as they always say, If you can walk, you can tap dance! This week they are offering sample classes, running September 13th, 15th and16th. It's made for all ages, from 3 to 65, so no excuses! We'll see you there.
The DDF is New York City’s longest-running public dance festival and is Battery Dance Company’s gift to its home community. Highlights include Malay ethnic dance presented by a 15-member troupe from Singapore, a New Paltz ensemble tribute to Woody Guthrie and the fifth annual Erasing Borders of Indian Dance Festival. Each show will be followed by an invitation to festival goers to get up and join the action. August 11th through 18th.