Dance calendar November 2019

CHARMAINE PATRICIA WARREN | 10/31/2019, 11:34 a.m.
A devout resident of Harlem and a long-time dance maker, Nia Love tops this month’s calendar with the premiere of ...
Nia Love Natalie Fiol photo

A devout resident of Harlem and a long-time dance maker, Nia Love tops this month’s calendar with the premiere of “g1(host): lostatsea” at Gibney, Nov. 7-9. According to the release, “…‘g1(host): lostatsea’ grapples with what it means to live within conditions shaped by the ‘afterlife’ of slavery.” And Love adds, “As a serial, multi-media performance and mobile site of study, I pursue questions regarding my body’s status as it pivots on this fundamental query: what remains of the Middle Passage as force, gesture and affect? Exploring themes of loss, alchemy, geological debris and generational accretions, I trace a dense, energetic nothingness. Here, “wake work,” as scholar Christina Sharpe asserts, operates as a mode of suspension, a sensory field of historical being, an oceanic black thing that we’re all drenched by and in.” There is a post-show Toast on Nov. 7, and post-performance discussion moderated by Melanie Person on Nov. 8. For more information visit www.gibneydance.org

ALSO THIS MONTH:

Oct. 29–Nov. 3: Neil Ieremia’s New Zealand-based company Black Grace comes to The Joyce Theater with repertoire of Ieremia’s own works, which fuse Samoan and Maori movement with contemporary dance. On the program is the U.S. premiere of Kiona and the Little Bird Suite, set to a score of body percussion along with live drumming, singing and chanting, plus excerpts from recent evening-length pieces, including As Night Falls, and Crying Men. For more information visit www.joyce.org

Oct. 31–Nov. 2: The 10 male dancers of Brazil’s Grupo de Rua make their BAM debut with Bruno Beltrão’s street dance, Inoah that harkens “…relationship between the inner and outer world, tackling issues of dialogue, conflict, coexistence and collectivity,” according to the release. For more information visit www.bam.org

Oct. 31–Nov. 2: The Brooklyn-based experimental choreographer, performer, and teacher Sam Kim returns to the Danspace sanctuary with her latest work, “Other Animal,” “…in which she incorporates media elements into a dance for the first time––animation by celebrated filmmaker Stacey Steers,” notes the release. For more information visit www.danspaceproject.org

Nov. 1: The Limón Dance Company returns to Aaron David Hall with youth performances and a single evening of dance specifically for the community. For more information visit www.

citycollegecenterforthearts.org

Nov. 2–23: The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!) some events presented with Pepatian, continues their annual multidisciplinary festival, “BlakTinX Performance Series,” featuring art and performance by Black Latinx and artists of color. Still to come is “Souls of our Feet” where eight choreographers share the evening (11/2), Candace Tabbs (11/8-9), Nile Harris (11/15-16), and Joan Bradford (11/22-23). For more information visit www.baadbronx.org

Nov. 3: At the Birdland Jazz Club, hosted and presented by Mercedes Ellington, Artistic Director/Founder of the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, Inc., and Tony Waag, Artistic Director of The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), “CrackerJazz” is based on the 1960 Duke Ellington album “Three Suites,” a jazz interpretation of “The Nutcracker” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Duke Ellington Center Big Band, conducted by Bobby Sanabria, will perform and the program will include special appearances by jazz vocalists Sharon K. Janda, Antoinette Montague and Ty Stevens, as well as tap dance performances by DeWitt Fleming Jr., Felipe Galganni, members of the Tap City Youth Ensemble, Karen Callaway Williams and belly dancer Anna Pipoyan. For more information visit www.birdlandjazz.com

Nov. 4: At Aaron Davis Hall, in partnership with Battery Dance, Durgesh Gangani will present an evening of Kathak dance with live musical accompaniment by Dibyarka Chatterjee and Rohan Misra. For more information visit www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org

Nov. 5–7: For Ephrat Asherie Dance’s Joyce debut she teams up for the second time with her brother, jazz pianist Ehud Asherie in Odeon blending street and club dances and features seven dancers and four musicians to create a hybrid approach to movement. For more information visit www.joyce.org

Nov. 6–10: Nairy Baghramian and Maria Hassabi come together for Entre Deux Actes (Ménage à Quatre), an installation and live performances which takes over two floors of a Fifth Avenue townhouse originally built in 1906. The free event takes place at 1014 Fifth Avenue. RSVP required. For more information visit www.thekitchen.org

Nov. 7–9: Kia LaBeija’s will present her first large scale performance work which engages Oskar Schlemmer’s early Bauhaus ballet piece Das triadische Ballett, a dance in three acts, reinterpreting the final, so called Black Act which relates to fantasy, mysticism, and the infinite void of the black stage. For more information visit www.performancspacenewyork.org

Nov. 8–9: At JACK, Zachary Tye Richardson offers “Available Bodies” a “…sensual tribute to gender discovery, infusing moves from the queer club scene into a shifting sculptural landscape,” according to the release. For more information visit www.jackny.org

Nov. 9–10: Camille A. Brown & Dancers shares the critically acclaimed Mr. TOL E. RAncE, inspired by Spike Lee’s “Bamboozled” and Mel Watkins’s book “On the Real Side: A History of African American Comedy from Slavery to Chris Rock,” the first installment of her trilogy on Black identity to The Joyce Theater. For more information visit www.joyce.org

Nov. 10: “Works & Process,” the performing arts series at the Guggenheim Museum presents the Dance Lab New York and The Joyce Theater Foundation Lab Cycle: Female Choreographers of Color in Ballet. The choreographers are Margarita Armas, Courtney Cochran, Amy Hall Garner, and Preeti Vasudevan were invited to explore the classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet idioms. For more information visit www.worksandprocess.org

Nov. 14-16: Gibney Dance Company’s invites Stefanie Batten Bland and Peter Chu to create world premieres for their fall 2019 season. For more information visit www.gibneydance.org

Nov. 18: As part of Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim Museum, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater offers a season preview from Ailey’s first resident choreographer Jamar Roberts surrounding his world premiere of Roberts’ Ode. Ailey dancers will perform highlights and artistic director Robert Battle will participate in a discussion with Roberts, Donald Byrd and Stefanie Batten Bland, moderated by Marina Harss. For more information visit www.worksandprocess.org

Nov. 19–Dec. 1: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca under artistic director Martín Santangelo and dancer Barrio, returns to The Joyce Theater with a new version of Entre Tú y Yo (Between You and Me), an evening-length program of duets, solos and ensemble works. Previously called La Ronde, and then Íntimo–Santangelo has found a technique to facilitate the performers performing to each other, together, rather than for the audience. Audience members are instead simply witnesses to what is occurring onstage. For more information visit www.joyce.org

Nov. 20–23: Martine Gutierrez invites audiences to enter into a secret holding laboratory for what can only be assumed is a dangerous creature in Circle. For more information visit www.performancspacenewyork.org

Nov. 21–24: Elisa Monte Dance under artistic director Tiffany Rea-Fisher, returns to The Flea Theater as the company moves its 39th anniversary season for its second engagement of 2019. Rea-Fisher will present the world premiere of Emerged Nation, an evening-length work comprised of three movements inspired by the shifts in America’s civil and social mores. For more information visit www.TheFlea.org

Nov. 21–23: Hadar Ahuvia and Shira Eviatar comes to Gibney with “Possessing,” collaboratively questioning their shared, inherited trauma of the Israeli nation-state, asking, “How do we move together?” For more information visit www.gibneydance.org

Nov. 22–23: Ballet Hispánico returns to the Apollo with a program that continues its commitment to staging works by female, Latinx choreographers. This season’s program includes the world premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Tiburones,” a restaging of Andrea Miller’s “Nací” (2009), and Michelle Manzanales’ “Con Brazos Abiertos” (2017). For more information visit www.apollotheater.org