September 2015 dance calendar
Charmaine Patricia Warren | 9/3/2015, 2:29 p.m.
This month’s dance calendar is jam-packed! Beginning this weekend, and for the fourth year, Earl Mosley’s “Hearts of Men 2015” celebrates men in dance. Over 60 male dancers of differing ages who participated in an intensive two-week summer workshop will share their experience in two performances.
After working with choreographers such as Rennie Harris, Julian Barnett, Clifton Brown, Germaul Barnes and Mosley, the inter-generational group (ages 13-63) will presents works Sept. 5 and 6 at Ailey Citigroup Theatre. Said Mosely, “My goal was to create a community where men of all ages and backgrounds could play, create, share and ultimately come together to make dances that speak to ‘Hearts of Men’ ... [the performances are] the product of [the] two-week process where men, young and old, brought everything they had and left it on the floor.”
Special guests for the evening will be Walter Rutledge and Dyane Harvey performing “Apt 1A,” an excerpt from “On the Block (After Bearden),” originally performed by the late Dudley Williams, a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 1964 to 2005. For more information, visit www.emiadance.org.
ALSO THIS MONTH
Sept. 3-6: DANCENOW, Joe’s Pub Festival, which asks artists “to create a clear and complete artistic statement of five minutes or less for the specifics of the [very small] stage at Joe’s Pub,” returns with works by 40 choreographers and companies, including Raja Feather Kelly and B.S. Movement (Bryan Strimpel and Shaina Branfman); Nicole Wolcott and Larry Keigwin; Deborah Lohse and Mark Gindick; and Chelsea Murphy; and Magda San Millan. Several artists will revive works for this special occasion, including David Parker and Jeffrey Kazin, PearsonWidrig DanceTheater, Goldhuber and Latsky, Aszure Barton, Doug Elkins, Paul Matteson and Ellis Wood, plus Brian Brooks and Nicholas Leichter. An encore performance happens Sept. 24. For more information, visit www.joespub.com.
Sept. 9, 11-13: Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company returns to New York City to Theater at the 14th Street Y with two programs highlighting the diversity of Spanish Flamenco. For more information, visit www.14streety.org.
Sept. 10-12: koosil-ja / danceKUMIKO, along with Geoff Matters, offers up the new work “I am capitalism” as part of her continual “…research on Body—dealing this time with the psyche of capitalism embedded in her own,” according to the release. For more information, visit www.thekitchen.org.
Sept. 14, 21 and 28: Movement Research at Judson, “a free, high visibility, low-tech forum for experimentation, emerging ideas and works-in-progress,” according to the release, presents their Monday night series with Barbie Diewald, Alina Ruiz Folini, Angela Goh, Kensaku Shinohara (Sept. 14), Taja Lindley, Sari Nordman, Jen Rosenblit, David Thomson (Sept. 21) and Marc Arthur, Jasmine Hearn, Launch Movement Experiment, Rosalind Goldberg (Sept. 28). For more information, visit www.movementresearch.org.
Sept. 16-26: As part of NYLA/FIAF’s “Crossing the Line Festival,” Miguel Gutierrez brings the world premiere of “Age & Beauty Part 3” from his “Age & Beauty” series. Parts one and two are also running at NYLA. For more information, visit www.newyorklivearts.org.
Sept. 16-19: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan returns to BAM with Artistic Director Lin Hwai-min’s “Rice,” wherein the dancers move against a video backdrop of images of the life cycle of a rice paddy. For more information, visit www.bam.org.