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What can’t the dancers of Ailey II do?

For their weeklong run at the Joyce Theater (March 17 to 22), Ailey II didn’t entice audiences to come see a premiere, nor did the promotions offer anything else that was new. What was expected, however, was a season of good dancing from really good dancers.

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Dance calendar April 2015

hree events headline this month’s calendar: Dance Theatre of Harlem at City Center (April 8 to April 11), EMoves at Harlem Stage (April 10 to April 18) and Ballet Hispanico at the Joyce (April 14 to April 26).

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Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company, a signature style

There is no mistaking the now well-tuned signature movement style and vocabulary of Ronald K. Brown. His mix of West African, house and modern dance should probably have its own brand. After all, the “gaga” technique, developed by Ohad Naharin, a contemporary of Brown, when performed by Brown’s dancers, distinguishes them from all others.

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Dance calendar: March 2015

For the first time since their 50th anniversary tour in 2012, the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica returns to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College as part of the venue’s 60th anniversary season March 21-22.

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Tradition meets the contemporary: Compagnie Jant-Bi

Full disclosure, choreographer Robyn Orlin is a white South African and her recent work, “At the same time we were pointing a finger at you, we realized we were pointing three at ourselves,” at Peak Performances (Jan. 24 through Feb. 1), was performed by eight Black Senegalese men from Compagnie Jant-Bi.

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February dance calendar 2015

Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company returns to the Joyce Theater for their annual season, celebrating 30 years.

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Reliving Ailey at City Center 2014

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater took over the New York City Center stage for their annual month-long season.

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Dean Moss—not just for entertainment

Dean Moss awakened tales surrounding the life of John Brown, a 19th century white abolitionist, for his multimedia, evening-length work “johnbrown,” which ran Oct. 16 to Oct. 25 at the Kitchen, a long-time home for Moss, who served as curator and advisor to artists there.

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November 2014 Dance Calendar

The 20th anniversary celebration of Complexions Contemporary Ballet is the highlight of this month’s calendar.

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Dance calendar for September 2014

Check out our September 2014 dance calendar.

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