Brazil comes to New York in the form of Cisne Negro Dance Company, Aug. 15-20 at the Joyce Theater. Their last visit was in 2005-six years later, they bring Dany Bittencourt’s “ABACADA,” set to a score by Brazilian composer Andre Mehmari.

Also on the program is Rui Moreira’s “Calunga,” “a historical and aesthetic plunge into popular Brazilian folk traditions,” plus works by Gigi Caciuleanu and Vasco Wellenkamp.

of the ballets will be accompanied by live music by Mehmari on piano and Luca Raele on clarinet. Brazilian-born Marcelo Gomes, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, will appear in a self-choreographed solo for the opening night program alongside violinist Charles Yang.

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July 15-Aug. 6: Dancing in the Street and Casita Maria Center for the Arts and Education presents “Hip-Hop Generation Next ’11: From the South Bronx to East Asia,” with performances in and around the Bronx and New York City. For more information, visit

Aug. 13: Mussukeba Sane’s first annual African Dance Concert will feature a performance by the father of sabar, Doudou N’Diaye Rose, and African dance company Les Enfants du Soleil. For more information, visit

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