November Dance Calendar

Charmaine Patricia Warren | 11/2/2017, 4:51 p.m.
This month’s calendar begins with the world premiere of Preeti Vasudevan’s “Stories by Hand,” created and performed by Vasudevan, at ...

Nov. 6—In collaboration with Harlem arts organizations, Harlem Stage hosts a special class by Misty Copeland for young ballet students from Dance Theater of Harlem and Harlem School for the Arts. A conversation with Copeland and Carmen De Lavallade, moderated by Zita Allen of the New York Amsterdam News, will follow. For more information, visit

Nov. 7—For one night only, at Dixon Place, Jenni Hong (dance maker) and Danny Friedman (filmmaker) will share their dance/multimedia collaboration, “Treat You Better” (or “Came Here to Forget”). For more information, visit

Nov. 7-Nov. 12—Garth Fagan Dance returns to the Joyce Theater with four premieres: “In Conflict” and “Estrogen/Genius” by artistic director Fagan and “Wecoo Duende” and “A Moderate Cease” by the company’s longtime dancer and Fagan muse, Norwood Pennewell. For more information, visit

Nov. 12 and Nov. 24—In just one afternoon, led by Germaul Barnes and Monstah Black, Black male dancers and movers of all experiences will come together for two hours of “Contemporary Improvisation for Black Men” at NYU Tisch Dance (Nov. 12). Yon Tande and Jude Sandy will host another afternoon (Nov. 24) at the Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island. For more information, and to RSVP visit

Nov. 14-Nov. 26—Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to the Joyce Theater with three programs, including returning associate artistic director and resident choreographer Jae Man Joo’s premiere “Goodnight,” plus world premieres by Dee Caspary (“Summertime”), Ido Tadmor (“Postponed Conversations”), artistic director Dwight Rhoden (“Duo” and “Gutter Glitter”) and many more from the repertory. For more information,


Nov. 29-Dec. 31—The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for their annual New York City Center’s five-week season. Included on the programs are world premieres “Victoria” by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and “Members Don’t Get Weary” by Ailey dancer Jamar Roberts, plus new productions by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (“Shelter,” 1992), Twyla Tharp (“The Golden Section,” 1983) and Talley Beatty (“Stack Up,” 1983). The Opening Night Gala Benefit performance with host Janelle Monáe will feature a variety of one-night-only performances plus “Revelations” with live musicians and singers. Other season highlights include the Family Matinee Series, which runs every Saturday afternoon, plus the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve performances. The artistic director is Robert Battle. For more information, visit