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.
The Nutcracker in a nutshell has always been snippets of memories of wooden toys and sugarplum fairies. I’m sure I’ll remember the Nutcracker: Rated R in very much the same way… except replace wooden toys with dildos and sugarplum fairies with “blow-fairies.” Ah, how we’ve evolved. If you love the ballet and are prepared for your new Nutcracker snippets to include the best of 1980’s punk, clouds of cocaine, pervert uncles, and oh yes, Firecrotch then this is the production for you!
By weaving hip hop, modern, and ballet together with an intriguing new perspective, this classic is sure to delight audiences of all ages and introduce every generation to The Nutcracker anew. Snowflakes, sugarplums, and a grand pas de duex will capture your heart as they have since childhood, while contemporary choreography makes Peridance's Nutcracker unlike any you've seen before!
Nutcracker krumping, rats and popping soldiers, crooked hats, and The Nutcracker, re-imagined by the Urban Ballet Theater. Abrons hosts Nutcracker in the Lower for its 10th-anniversary year, establishing a cultural tradition that is as diverse as it is relevant. Opening November 26th.