Before the July calendar begins, there is still more dance left to see in June. Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company’s season at Joyce Theater, June 28-July 3, is this month’s feature. For two weeks, and in two programs, highlights of their season include a special revival of Brown’s “Better Days” (1998) in honor of New York Pride Week, which “…celebrates the spirit and liberation that could be found and celebrated in the night clubs where some men sought to discover their love, sexuality and identity,” according to the release. Other highlights are the world premiere of “She Is Here,” danced by the women of Evidence, plus the company premiere of “Four Corners” (2014) originally commissioned by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. “She Is Here,” “Torch” (2013), “Highlife” (2001) and “For You” (2000), a solo work performed by Ronald K. Brown and former Ailey American Theater principle, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, round out Program A. “Better Days,” “Four Corners” and “Gatekeepers” (1998) are the lineup for Program B. For more information visit www.joyce.org.
June 30-July 2: At Gibney Dance Center, Edisa Weeks’ DELIRIOUS Dances brings “To Begin the World Over Again,” which “… explores the writings of Thomas Paine and … [fuses] … the visions of composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. [with] …Weeks” choreography, notes the release. For more information, visit www.gibneydance.org.
June 30 – As part of the Tisch Summer Residency Festival, Maria Bauman’s MBDance will premiere “Attend Me,” “…an ode to love of all kinds between Black women… inspired by love poems from feminist writer Audre Lorde,” according to the release. For more information, visit MBDanceJune30.brownpapertickets.com.
July 1: As part of the SummerStage dance series, Marie Basse-Wiles and Olukose Wiles’ Maimouna Keita Dance Company will present celebration dances from Mali and Senegal. A master class by members of the company will open the evening’s festivities at Herbert Von Kin Park in Brooklyn. This event is free. For more information, visit www.cityparksfoundation.org.
July 8-23: Choreographer, performer, educator and club performer Monstah Black will premiere “HYPERBOLIC! (The Last Spectacle)” at Dixon Place, as part of their HOT! Festival and the 25th annual celebration of LGBTQ culture. For more information, visit www.dixonplace.org.
July 9-16: American Tap Dance Foundation’s week-long tap dance festival returns for year 16 with award presentations, master classes and performances. Of the many highlights, the “Tap Dance Treasures” (July 14) directed by artistic/executive director Tony Waag, will feature works by Brenda Bufalino, Felipe Galganni, Kwikstep, Ted Levy, Tapman Myers, Max Pollak, Rokafella, Lynn Schwab, Caleb Teicher, Tony Waag and Karen Callaway Williams. For more information, visit www.atdf.org.
July 14, 21 and 28: For three Wednesdays in a row, and in three different programs at the New Victory Theater, the Victory Dance series will feature Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc., Big Dance Theater and David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group (July 14), Limón Dance Company, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and Jiva Dance (July 21) and American Tap Dance Foundation, Camille A. Brown & Dancers and Nadine Bommer Dance Company (July 28). For more information, visit www.newvictory.org.
July 15: As part of the SummerStage dance series, Rashida Bumbray brings her signature blend of traditional African-American vernacular and folk forms to SummerStage Kids at Brower Park. This event is free. For more information visit, www.cityparksfoundation.org.
July 16: As part of the SummerStage lineup, Full Circle Souljahs bring their brand of dance “From the Streets to the Stage” and will showcase emerging choreographers, dancers and locals from New York City neighborhoods and beyond. A hip-hop master class taught by Kwikstep, Rokafella and the Full Circle Souljahs in also on tap at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx. This event is free. For more information, visit www.cityparksfoundation.org.
July 21: As part of BRIC’s Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at Prospect Park, Camille A. Brown & Dancers share the bill with harpist Brandee Younger. Brown will present her evening-length work, “Black Girl: Linguistic Play,” which “…explores Black female identity through a series of dances…” notes the release. This event is free. For more information, visit www.bricartsmedia.org.
July 27: Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Carolyn Dorfman Dance share the evening at Rumsey Playfield as part of SummerStage. Artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson of Complexions will perform “Strum” and other works, and Carolyn Dorfman Dance will perform “WAVES.” This event is free. For more information, visit www.cityparksfoundation.org.
July 30: Stefanie Batten Bland in a collaboration with futuristic jazz ensemble Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber will perform the evening-length work “PATIENTE(CE)” described as “… a physical requiem … inspired by the structure of jazz with its formal emphasis on the eternal present,” according to the release. A master class with Karisma Jay opens the evening’s performance. This event is free. For more information, visit www.cityparksfoundation.org.