Dance calendar June 2016

Charmaine Patricia Warren | 6/2/2016, midnight
Dance in June is full. Be sure to see the many festivals in and around the tristate area.
Paul B. Goode photos.

June 8: As part of Vision Festival 21, Satoshi Haga joins a long list of musicians in “Song of Silver Geese” at Judson Church. For more information, visit

June 9: As part of the 30th annual Performance Mix Festival at Abrons/Experimental Theater, Arthur Avilés joins others in a shared evening of “Connecting the Lines: Dynamic Forms,” with “Garden of Mi Amigo El id” from his Kamikaze series presented at Performance Mix 10 years ago. “Garden” will be performed by Jonathan Gonzalez. Also on the program is Tara Bernstein, Barbara Mahler, Emily Wexler and Nina Winthrop and Dancers. The Performance Mix Festival runs June 6-11. For more information, visit

June 16-28: The “River to River Festival,” which takes place across lower Manhattan and Governors Island, will feature works by Saya Woolfalk (16, 21and 23), Dance Heginbotham (17 -19), Eiko Otake (18-22 and 25), Okwui Okpokwasili (18-19), Ephrat Asherie (19-21), Will Rawls (20- 22), Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey, Jillian Peña (23- 25) and luciana achugar (24-26). For more information, visit

June 17: At NJPAC, in its sixth year, “Jersey (New) Moves! Emerging Choreographers” showcases new works by artists selected through an open, online submission process. This year’s artists are Ariel Grossman, Kamille King, Kyle Marshall and Scott Willitis. For more information, visit

June 17-July 8: “The Bryant Park Presents Modern Dance” series, produced and curated by Tiffany Rea-Fisher, newly appointed artistic director of Elisa Monte Dance and artistic director of Inception to Exhibition, runs for four consecutive Fridays and feature works by Alia Kache, 227 Dance Project, Willy Laury, Black Boys Dance Too, Earl Mosley & Clifton Brown, BARE Dance Company, Sean Curran Company and more. For more information, visit,

June 18 – Montclair, New Jersey’s “Dance on the Lawn” and SummerStage 2016 co-presents an evening of dance at Coffey Park featuring works by Jersey choreographers Kyle Marshall and Robert Mark Burke, and New Yorker, Gentry Isaiah George. For more information, visit

June 24-25: binbinFactory/Satoshi Haga & Rie Fukuzawa performs in the STREEB company’s GO!:Emerging Artist Commissioning Program at SLAM. For more information, visit

June 25: Brooklyn Dance Festival, through SummerStage 2016 at Betsy Head Park, presents professional and emerging artists, including Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards, the Bedford-Stuyvesant-based Dwana Smallwood Dance School, The Bang Group, students of Jeté Dance Centre, Steps Repertory Ensemble under the artistic direction of Bradley Shelver and SynthesisDANCE under the artistic direction of Tracie Stanfield. The festival will be hosted by Brooklyn native, emcee and dancer Shernita Anderson. For more information, visit

June 25: As part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! PHILADANCO, the Philadelphia-based dance company will feature a program that includes works by Thang Dao, Ronald K. Brown, Abdel Salaam and Christopher Huggins. For more information, visit

June 29: At Central Park, for SummerStage 2016, there will be a screening of “A Ballerina’s Tale,” the story of Misty Copeland, the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of American Ballet Theater. Also on the program is Jeremy McQueen’s, The Black Iris Project, performing the entire Black Iris ballet, which “…honors the unique challenges of Black womanhood found in life, work and even ballet,” according to the preee release. For more information, visit

June 30- July 2: At Gibney Dance Center, Edisa Weeks’ DELIRIOUS Dances brings “To Begin the World Over Again,” which “…explores the writings of Thomas Paine and…[fuses]…the visions of composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. [with] …Weeks” choreography, notes the press release. For more information, visit