Dance Calendar February 2020
Charmaine Patricia Warren | 1/30/2020, 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 11-16: Che Malmbo, the all-male dance company filled with Argentinian traditions, bring their percussive dance and music spectacle to the Joyce. For more information visit www.joyce.org.
Feb. 15: The nine choreographers of “Queer Movie Movers” take over BAAD!’s stage with a series of dances set to music from their favorite LGBTQ film that features queer people of color in a positive light. The choreographers are: Aleixa & Molly, Dia Bui, Rodney Brown, Felix Ciprian, Nick Daniels, Frenchy Haynes, Houiea LOVE, Acharo Smith and Tamara M. Williams. For more information visit www.baadbronx.org.
Feb. 18-23: At the Joyce, France’s Compagnie Hervé KOUBI, an all-male cast of 13 dancers from Algeria, Morocco, France, and Burkina Faso celebrate its 20th anniversary season with “Les nuits barbares ou les premiers matins du monde,” a look into the shared history of the Mediterranean basin. For more information visit www.joyce.org.
Feb. 25-Mar. 1: Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE returns to the Joyce with his signature blend of African and contemporary style in “High Life (2000) and Grace (1999, originally made for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre). Also on the program is the newly commissioned Mercy featuring original music by Meshell Ndegeocello.” For more information visit www.joyce.org.
Feb. 22-Mar. 21: Performer Okwui Okpokwasili and Danspace executive director & chief curator, Judy Hussie-Taylor curates “PLATFORM 2020: Utterances from the Chorus at Danspace.” There are many activities: WEEK 1: Opening, SATURDAY AFTERNOON CONVERSATION #1: PLATFORM AS PRACTICE: COLLABORATIVE ORGANIZING: Lydia Bell, Maura Donohue, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Kristin Juarez, Seta Morton, Okwui Okpokwasili, Cecilia Vicuña, Asiya Wadud, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, and others to be announced (2/22, 12-5 p.m.). “SITTING ON A MAN’S HEAD:” a performance installation by Okpokwasili and Peter Born (NY premiere) including a rotating chorus of 30 performers including: Martita Abril, Peter Born, mayfield brooks, Leslie Cuyjet, Eisa Davis, Melanie Greene, Jasmine Hearn, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Chaesong Kim, Tendayi Kuumba, Breyanna Maples, Anais Maviel, Okpokwasili, Greg Purnell, Katrina Reid, Samita Sinha, Tatyana Tenenbaum, David Thomson, Pyeng Threadgill and more (2/28, 6-10 p.m.). There is much more. For more information visit www.danspaceproject.org.
Feb. 23: Artistic Director Angel Corella of Pennsylvania Ballet brings his version of the classic work, La Bayadère to the on-going “Works and Process” series at the Guggenheim. For more information visit www.worksandprocess.org.
Feb. 25: For one-night-only, Philadelphia’s PHILADANCO! Under interim artistic direction Gaynell Sherrod comes to NJPAC. For more information visit www.njpac.org.
Feb. 29: At Faison Firehouse Theater, Lotus Music and Dance presents A Celebration of Gandhi's 150th Birth Anniversary, Gandhi's life story will be told through dance: Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Contemporary Dance and more. For more information visit www.lotusmusicanddance.org.