For their 14th season, Roberto Villanueva, executive artistic director and founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents 10 dancer-choreographers in “Melange” at Ailey Citigroup Theater. This new program will feature “a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices,” according to the release. The artists featured this season are Sara Braun, Chloe Cappo, Misei Daimaru, Alvaro Gonzalez, Steven Jeudy, Katie Kilbourn, Roberto Lara, Courtney Liu, Kendra Ross and Villanueva. For more information, visit www.balasoledance.org.
MalPaso Dance Company from Havana, Cuba, made its mark on New York City in its first U.S. appearance.
In American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) “Coppelia,” considered the last of the Romantic ballets, Misty Copeland made the fantasy real in her debut performance as Swanilda
Highlighting the June calendar with three weeks of dance are Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence June 3-8 at the Joyce Theater and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and June 11-22 at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Def Dance Jam Workshop will present their spring season (May 16-18) at MIST Harlem and Theater Arts Center/The Smith
To celebrate James Baldwin, the quintessential American essayist, novelist, playwright, poet and activist, on what would have been his 90th anniversary, the dance institution New York Live Arts (NYLA) partners with Harlem Stage and Columbia University School of the Arts to present a festival in his honor.
In his fourth year as artistic director of Ballet Hispanico, the brand that Cuban-American Eduardo Vilaro sports is becoming more and more sound.
Topping this month’s calendar are the Limon Dance Company at the Joyce, Frederic Nauczyciel at Julie Meneret Contemporary Art and Francesca Harper at Susan Batson Studio Theater.
For their New York season at the Joyce Theatre, the Alonzo King LINES Ballet offered the New York premiere of “Constellations” (2012), a melding of opera, lights and dance.
The Ailey family is mourning the passing of one of the giants of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Calvin Hunt, remembered by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Ailey Board of Trustees as “our beloved senior director of performance and production.”