March 2013 dance calendar
CHARMAINE PATRICIA WARREN Special to the AmNews | 2/28/2013, 4:22 p.m.
March 9 - 10 and 16 - 17: In two programs, the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, under Artistic Director Igal Perry, brings an excerpt of "Ohad Naharin's Mabul" (1992), and four premieres: Perry's "Infinity," Enzo Celli's "Primo," Sidra Bell's "Vivian & Paul" and a yet-to-be-titled work by Dwight Rhoden. Two repertory works by Perry, "Conflicted Terrain" and "Twilight," round out the programs. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 14 - 15: Rashaun Mitchell (Merce Cunningham dancer) premieres "Interface," "examining the physicality and transmission of emotions," performed by Mitchell and former Cunningham dancers Silas Riener, Melissa Toogood and Cori Kresge. For more information, visit www.bacnyc.org.
March 15 - 17: Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company joins a roster of artists on the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival's Stripped/Dressed format (devised by curator Doug Varone). "Stripped/dressed" means an artist deconstructs his creative process and shows portions of a dance "stripped," without lights or costumes, before presenting it "dressed" in its normal theatrical garb. At each performance, Evidence will present the same three dances in a sort of round-robin: March 15, he'll "strip" "Come Ye" and show "Ife/My Heart" and "Gatekeepers" "dressed"; March 16, "Ife" will be stripped and Come Ye and Gatekeepers will be dressed; March 17, the stripped dance will be "Gatekeepers," the dressed ones "Come Ye" and "Ife." For more information, visit www.92Y.org.
March 16 - 22: South Africa's Via Katlehong Dance returns to Peak Performances at Montclair State University with the premiere "Katlehong Cabaret," which combines "the group's powerhouse style with ... vocal performances of traditional folk music." For more information, visit www.peakperfs.org.
March 19 -24: DanceBrazil, under the direction of Jelon Vieira, returns for its 36th season at the Joyce Theater with the New York premiere of "Fe do Serto" plus "Banguela" (2010), "featuring the company's signature fusion of capoeira, Afro-Brazilian dance." For more information, visit www.joyce.org.
March 19 - 24: The American Tap Dance Foundation presents two separate programs: "Rhythm is Our Business" and "Rhythm in Motion" at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, featuring Derick K. Grant, Michelle Dorrance, Ali Bradley, Mable Lee, Cartier Williams, Hank Smith and so many more. For more information, visit www.atdf.org.
March 21 - 23: A longtime member of Urban Bush Women Dance Company, Marjani Forte will present the premiere of her first evening-length work "being Here," created as "an observation of mental health in the face of systemic oppression." For more information, visit www.danspaceproject.org.
March 25: Antonio Ramos and the Gang Bangers, David Thomson and many others present works as part of "Movement Research," the Judson Memorial Church's free, weekly series "for the exploration of movement-based ideas." For more information, visit www.movementresearch.org.
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