This year’s 32nd annual NY Dance and Performance Awards, the Bessies, moved from a five-year run at the Apollo Theatre to the Brooklyn Academy of Music at the Howard Gilman Opera House.
There is just one week left of New York City Center’s annual dance season opener program, Fall for Dance.
This month’s calendar is filled with events and performances that revisit the history of dance, offer a mix of dance from different cultures and look toward the future.
Once DJ Killer Boo, from Irie Jam Radio, stepped onstage and there was something to see other than the crew setting up, and amid intermittent jeering from the agitated crowd, there was much to forgive and possibly much to forget.
For August, dance can be seen indoors, and although there is more summer to be had, a good deal of outdoor performances are happening this month.
The dancers who make up Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company—Brittany Ballentine, Arcell Cabuag, Shayla Caldwell, Annique Roberts, Keon Thoulouis and Clarice Young—are true vessels for Brown’s recognized vocabulary.
There is beautiful movement, live music and a good deal of theater in Edisa Weeks’ “To Begin the World Over Again” (Gibney Dance, Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, June 30 to July 2).
Before the July calendar begins, there is still more dance left to see in June.
Together, Kyle Abraham, Robert Battle, Ronald K. Brown and Rennie Harris have made a total of 13 works specifically for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Dance in June is full. Be sure to see the many festivals in and around the tristate area.