Begin the dance year with two not-to-be-missed annual festivals: the very innovative and daring Dance NOW [NYC] Festival, September 8-12, and the very popular, very appealing and very reasonable (all tickets are $10!) Fall for Dance Festival, September 22-October 3.
Fall for Dance features 20 companies with 14 debuts in six programs over 10 evenings. Among the many artists featured are Savion Glover & The Otherz, Tangueros del Sur, DanceBrazil and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. For more information, call (212) 247-0430 or visit ww.NYCityCenter.org. For their 15th anniversary, The DanceNOW [NYC] Festival presents more than 50 choreographers at DTW, Fourth Arts Block Street Festival and Joe’s Pub, including PARADIGM, Geraldcaseldance, Kyle Abraham I Abraham. In. Motion, Sidra Bell Dance, Leichter & Black, Jamal Jackson Dance Company, Urban Dance Collective and Malcom Low. For more information, call (212) 924-0077 or visit www.dtw.org.
ALSO THIS MONTH
September 10–The American Dance Guild honors living legend Donald McKayle with performances of his works and reception. Also honored is Erick Hawkins. For more information, call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.
September 15-19–DTW presents Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People in “Last Meadow,” “a dream-like visit into an America in a state of collapse.” For more information, call (212) 924-0077 or visit www.dtw.org.
September 15-26–at BAM, choreographer Akram Khan with actress Juliette Binoche in “In-I,”described as “A meditation on love, [with] text and movement.” For more information, call (718) 636-4100 or visit www.bam.org.
September 17-27–in Montclair, New Jersey, at The Kasser, see the American premiere of Jerome Savary’s “Looking for Josephine,” billed as “a wildly over-the-top, splashy revue tribute to the glamorous Afro-American song and dance goddess Josephine Baker, who fled to Paris in 1924 for the fame and fortune.” For more information, call (973) 655-5112 or visit www.peakperfs.org.
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