June 2015 dance calendar
Charmaine Patricia Warren | 5/28/2015, 9:50 a.m.
Special to the AmNews
For one night only, June 3, the young and spirited group the Victory Dance Project, made up of former dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Dance Theater of Harlem and Philadanco, returns for their second season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. The evening will honor former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Principal Dancer Renee Robinson, who will receive the company’s first ever Artist for Peace Award. This celebration will feature “Big Fun,” “Human Revolution” and the premiere of an excerpt from “Thru the Looking Glass” by director Amy Jordan. For more information, visit www.victorydance.org.
ALSO THIS MONTH
June 4 to 7: Sidra Bell Dance New York brings its newest work, “Unidentifiable; Bodies,” to New York City and the metropolitan area for a fifth season at Baruch Performing Arts Center. For more information, visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.
June 4 to 9: New Dance Alliance @ HERE presents the 29th annual International Performance Mix Festival. The New Yorkers on the bill are Malcolm Low (Formal Structure), Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Monstah Black, Sita Frederick (Areytos Performance Works), plus many more from around the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.here.org.
June 7: As part of Summer Stage performances around New York, Brooklyn’s own flex dancers of Battlefest offer an impromptu performance with Tranimal, a collaborative project of dance composers Christopher Lancaster and Jerome Begin. For more information, visit www.cityparksfoundation.org.
June 10 to 21: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with two weeks of repertory works plus the world premiere of “Exodus” by hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, the company premiere of Artistic Director Robert Battle’s “No Longer Silent,” new productions of Talley Beatty’s “Toccata” and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison’s “A Case of You” from “Reminiscin’.” For more information, visit www.alvinailey.org.
June 11 to 14: As part of JACK’s season-long series “Forward Ferguson,” Wildcat!, the interdisciplinary performance collective of choreographers-performers Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Eleni Zaharopoulos and Andre M. Zachery, will hold an “assembly” in two programs featured. For more information, visit www.jackny.org.
June 18-21: Bill T. Jones and the Arnie Zane Dance Company bring the world premiere of “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane” to Peak Performances’ Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair, N.J. “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane” is based on an oral history Jones conducted with 94-year-old Dora Amelan, a French Jewish nurse and social worker during World War II, and was created for his longtime partner and collaborator Bjorn Amelan and his family. For more information, visit www.peakperfs.org.
June 19 to 21: Paloma McGregor continues her work on “Building a Better Fishtrap,” “a performance project rooted in the vanishing fishing tradition of her 89-year-old father,” according to the press release, as she finishes her Artist in Residence program at BAX. For more information, visit www.bax.org.
June 26: Andre M. Zachery’s Renegade Performance Group will present “The AFROFUTURISM Series” piece “Hidden Tracks” as part of the ITE program at “Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance.” For more information, visit www.bryantpark.org.