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Charmaine Patricia Warren

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July 2017 Dance Calendar

The July calendar has a good deal of carry-over performances from last month and Kyle Abraham’s Abraham.In.Motion tops the list.

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A message from Okwui Okpokwasili

A close look into Okwui Okpokwasili’s eyes at the end of a performance confirms how completely she commits to the message in her work.

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BAAD! brings out the good

It seems that any visit to Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance is a not-to-be-forgotten experience.

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Dance Calendar June 2017

For nearly one year now, Kyle Marshall and dancers Oluwadamilare Ayorinde and Myssi Robinson have been in deep research, making his first full-evening work, “Colored.”

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Malpaso Dance Company: Cuban dance comes to Brooklyn

Together Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company and Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble’s “Dreaming of Lions” (March 1-4) were a hit! For this debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, co-founder, artistic director and dancer, Osnel Delgado of Malpaso, and director, pianist, composer O’Farrill, the Mexican-born, informal ambassador to Cuban musicians, melded dance and music seamlessly.

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Marguerite Hemmings’ freedom train

Toward the end of choreographer/performer Marguerite Hemmings’ “we free” at Gibney Dance

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Dance Calendar March 2017

Dance in March offers up an assortment of cultural forms and more.

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet pays tribute to David Bowie

Count on beautiful bodies moving through space as if there is nothing else to do but dance, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, the brain-child of co-founders/artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, is a sure bet.

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February Dance Calendar

The young choreographer, social activist, Jamaican native living in Brooklyn, Marguerite Hemmings, tops this month’s calendar, and there are two chances to see her this month.

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Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group’s ‘Citizen’ at BAM/Harvey

It is not surprising that for Reggie Wilson’s latest work, “Citizen,” he begins by directing his audience to keep thinking about these unreasoned times in the Black man’s history.

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Three faces of Fana

The experience begins on the trip to the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, now all of 18 years old but still a hidden gem, run by Artur Aviles (artistic director) and Charles Rice-Gonzalez (executive director), that give emerging artists a platform to show their work. The experience continues once you enter the space: part church, part party place, part offices and sectioned off by shimmering strands that form a curtain—part performance space.

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January 2017 Dance Calendar

Finish 2016 and ring in 2017 with performances by the renowned flamenco company, Nocha Flamenca, where live music and principal dancer Soledad Barrio is a staple.

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December 2016 Dance Calendar

Include dance in your holiday plans.

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November 2016 Dance Calendar Pt. 2

The November calendar continues with traditional, worldly, contemporary and annual favorites.

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November 2016 Dance Calendar Pt. 1

The options are many for this month’s dance calendar: traditional, worldly, contemporary, annual favorites and so much more.

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The Bessies—Oh what a night!

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.

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Fall for Dance 2016—A New York favorite

There is just one week left of New York City Center’s annual dance season opener program, Fall for Dance.

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October 2016 Dance Calendar

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.

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Irie Jam’s 23rd anniversary celebration and Sizzler Kalonji’s return!

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.

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August 2016 Dance Calendar

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.

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Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company scores yet again

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.

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Edisa Weeks’ Delirious Dances—Political dance?

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).

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July 2016 Dance Calendar

Before the July calendar begins, there is still more dance left to see in June.

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Review: Ailey at Lincoln Center

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.

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Dance calendar June 2016

Dance in June is full. Be sure to see the many festivals in and around the tristate area.

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Celebrating Gus Solomons Jr.

Countless colleagues, friends and patrons celebrate the chosen one on stage and in the audience. This year, it was Gus Solomons Jr.’s turn

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Dance Calendar May 2016

Upcoming events in May!

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Review: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Just two years ago, the choreographer Paul Taylor announced a plan to reinvent his company, Paul Taylor Dance Company...

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The dancers of Ailey II mean business

Season after season, with dancers coming and going (they are only contracted for two years), the dancers of Ailey II simply never disappoint.

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Coltrane and Urban Bush Women a ‘Supreme’ pair

In silhouette, accompanied by a soft hum, repeating, reaching and curving from one long limb to the other, Channon Judson’s arms, legs and torso wafts through the space for the opening of Urban Bush Woman’s “Walking With ’Trane” at BAM Harvey (Dec. 9-12)

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Souleymane ‘Solo’ Badolo’s ‘An African Man in America’

Specially commissioned for BAM Fisher (Dec. 2 to 5), Souleymane “Solo” Badolo’s “Yimbegre” is a dance for men and a journey about one—Badolo

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Urban Bush Women, inspired by Coltrane

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founder and artistic director of Urban Bush Women, discusses the company.

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December 2015 dance calendar

Include dance in your holiday plans.

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Jose Limón: A legend lives on

The late choreographer and early modern dance pioneer Jose Limón will always be recognized for his tremendous contributions in bringing breath to dance...

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers playing for real

Camille A. Brown is a consummate soloist.

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Jaamil Olawale Kosoko’s anonymous bodies

A lot happened in Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and anonymous bodies’ “#negrophobia” at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center.

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Patricia Hoffbauer: finding different ways

Patricia Hoffbauer makes work that pushes audiences in unconventional ways.

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Dance calendar October 2015

This month’s calendar begins with a celebration of a New York dance treasure...

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September 2015 dance calendar

This month’s dance calendar is jam-packed!

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August 2015 dance calendar

Two landmark dance events happen this month, with Lincoln Center Out of Doors celebrating the life of Geoffrey Holder (Saturday, Aug. 1) and as part of CityPark’s Foundation’s Summer Stage, a 40th anniversary celebration of Broadway’s “The Wiz,” headed by Tony Award winner George Faison (Aug. 12 to 14).

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DanceBrazil is raw, complex, vibrant

elon Vieira, artistic director of DanceBrazil, better known within the Brazilian dance community as “Maestre” (“Master”), is also the founder and artistic director of the Capoeira Foundation.

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Bill T. Jones tell the story of ‘Dora’

Bjorn Amelan is Bill T. Jones’ partner and the son of Dora Amelan, the 94-year-old French Jewish nurse and World War II social worker, for whom Jones’ newest work, “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” is built.

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Ailey dedicates evening to Dudley Williams

For their recent, annual two-week season at Lincoln Center, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater planned new productions of Talley Beatty’s “Toccata” (1960), Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison’s “A Case of You” duet from the larger work “Reminiscin’” (2005), the company premiere of Artistic Director Robert Battle’s “No Longer Silent” and the premiere of celebrated hip-hop choreographer, Rennie Harris’ “Exodus.”

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July 2015 dance calendar

Tap City, the American Tap Dance Foundation’s weeklong celebration of tap dance, returns for the 15th year July 6 to 11 with performances, award presentations, theater showcases, films and master classes.

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July 2015 dance calendar

Tap City, the American Tap Dance Foundation’s weeklong celebration of tap dance, returns for the 15th year July 6 to 11 with performances, award presentations, theater showcases, films and master classes.

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Misty Copeland: Two milestones in two weeks

Raven Wilkinson—who in 1955 joined the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as the first African-American woman—and Lauren Anderson—who in 1990 became the first female African-American principal dancer in the country at Houston Ballet and, at the time, the world’s only African-American prima ballerina in a major ballet company—brought flowers and warm hugs to Misty Copeland at the curtain call for her performance as Odette/Odile in “Swan Lake,” one of the most important roles in a ballerina’s repertoire.

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Yamazaki’s ‘OQ’ a quiet story

The New York dance world first knew of Japanese-born fashion designer and butoh choreographer Kota Yamazaki through his collaboration with Germaine Acogny and her Senegal-based company Jant-Bi.

King’s collaborations translated through beautiful dance

On making work, San Francisco-based choreographer-artistic director Alonzo King of LINES Ballet insists “my experience has been that working with collaborators in whatever field, you realize you are doing the same thing.”

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Dance/NYC celebrates Upper Manhattan, Harlem

Dance/NYC, under Executive Director Lane Harwell, has been making strides in and around New York City in a big way.

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June 2015 dance calendar

What's happening in dance for the month of June?

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