February dance calendar 2015
Charmaine Patricia Warren | 1/29/2015, 10:04 a.m.
Special to AmNews
Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company returns to the Joyce Theater for their annual season, celebrating 30 years. They’re bringing a company premiere, a New York premiere and many audience favorites for their Feb. 24-March 1 run in two programs.
Program A will include “The Subtle One” (2014) with live music composed and performed by Jason Moran with his band, the Bandwagon; “Grace” (1999), originally commissioned by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and excerpts from “Lessons” (1995).
Program B will include the New York premiere of “Through Time and Culture,” a solo danced by Brown; “Gatekeepers” (1999); excerpts from “One Shot” (2007), plus the company premiere of “Why You Follow/Por Que Sigues,” originally commissioned by Cuba’s MalPaso Dance Company. All works are choreographed by Brown.
This is must-see event! For more information, visit www.joyce.org.
Jan. 24-Feb. 1: Choreographer Robyn Orlin joins forces with the men of Germaine Acogny's Compagnie Jant-Bi at Peak Performances in the premiere of “At the same time we were pointing a finger at you, we realized we were pointing three at ourselves,” described as “a spectacle of music, dance and song that confronts, celebrates and instructs.” For more information, visit www.peakperfs.org.
ALSO THIS MONTH
Feb. 2: “Solidarity Beyond Colored Pointe Shoes,” a panel hosted by DANCE IQUAIL! in partnership with Harlem Arts Alliance and Dance/NYC at the Riverside Theater. This discussion will be moderated by Baraka Sele with Zita Allen, Delores Brown, Karen “KB” Brown, Iquail Shaheed and Andrea Long-Naidu. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.harlemaa.org.
Feb. 2: “LIFE IN MOTION: An Unlikely Ballerina,” a panel featuring Misty Copeland in conversation with author Charisse Jones and Sharron Miller, SMAPA dance academy director and founder. The event will be held in Montclair, N.J. For more information, visit www.watchungbooksellers.com.
Feb. 3 to 14: The Bronx Academy of Art and Dance presents “Get Tough, Get BAAD!,” the annual series of films and events celebrating queer power, diversity, defiance, strength and visibility, which will include a dance film and a huge dance event. For more information, visit www.BAADBronx.org.
Feb. 5: Camille A. Brown, with moderator Delroy Lindo, in conversation as part of 651 ARTS’ “Live and Outspoken” series in association with Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.651arts.org.
Feb. 6 and 7: Robert Villanueva, executive and artistic director and founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents their 15th season, titled "Montage," featuring works by Will Brown, Lea Clay, Bridget Cronin, Nami Kaigaishi, Elliott Keller, Kate Kenyon, Jacqueline Maitner, Sarah Roncone, Richard Scandola, Megan Starnes and Villanueva. For more information, visit www.balasoledance.org.
Feb. 7: The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company celebrates the gentle Year of the Sheep in its annual new year engagement at NJPAC. For more information, visit www.njpac.org.
Feb. 18 to March 7: New York City Center presents “A Bailar: Dance at the Center,” a three-week Latin dance festival featuring companies from Cuba, Argentina and Spain, including the U.S. debut of Havana Rakatan from Cuba, presenting Buenos Aires tango, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Sara Baras from Spain. For more information, visit www.NYCityCenter.org.
Feb. 19 to 21 and 24: Carmen de Lavallade’s “As I Remember It,” an intimate autobiographical performance that melds movement and storytelling of the icon’s six-decade career, will be held at Baryshnikov Arts Center for its New York premier. For more information, visit www.bacnyc.org.
Feb. 19 to 21: Will Rawls and Kaitlyn Gilliland share an evening with Adrian Danching-Waring at Danspace Project as part of their series “PLATFORM 2015: Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets,” curated by Claudia La Rocco. For more information, visit www.danspaceproject.org.
Feb. 23 to 28: New York Live Arts presents their first Digital Dance Festival 2015, created to “challenge how audiences view and interpret live performance,” according to the release. Featured artists include niv Acosta, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, plus Elena Demyanenko and Dai Jian. For more information, visit www.newyorklivearts.org.
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