The options are many for this month’s dance calendar: traditional, worldly, contemporary, annual favorites and so much more. Begin with Nia Love, yon Tande and the other artists in the sleek lineup for the 25th anniversary of the Movement Research at the Judson Church series. “Throughout its 25-year history, the free Monday night series has provided a safe haven for experimentation and investigation for dance and performance artists from New York and beyond,” notes the release. “Since 1991, Movement Research at the Judson Church has hosted generations of dance artists, often at critical moments in the development of their work and careers. Artists are selected by a rotating committee of peer artists and join Movement Research Artists-In-Residence and international guests each season.” The November lineup includes Laurel Atwell, Laura Shapiro, Gwen Welliver and Olga Zitluhina (Nov. 7); Frank Conversano, Nia Love, Melanie Maar and yon Tande (Nov. 14); and Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson and Vicky Shick (Nov. 21). For more information, visit www.movementresearch.org.
Oct. 6-Nov. 19—Danspace Project’s “Platform 2016: Lost and Found” originated with Ishmael Houston-Jones’ rediscovery of writings by choreographer John Bernd, who died of AIDS in 1988, and curated by Houston-Jones and Will Rawls, it continues. This month will include reconstructions of Bernd’s works by Houston-Jones, works by Antonio Ramos, Brother(hood) Dance! and more. For more information, visit www.danspaceproject.org.
Oct. 25-Nov. 6—At the Joyce Theater, the premiere of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s “Analogy/Trilogy” series continues. “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” based on an oral history Jones conducted with 95-year-old Dora Amelan, is part one and “Analogy/Lance: Pretty,” aka “The Escape Artist,” based on an oral history Jones conducted with his nephew, Lance T. Briggs and described as “A tragic yet humorous journey through the sex trade, drug use and excess during the 1980s,” is part two. For more
information, visit www.joyce.org.
ALSO THIS MONTH
Nov. 2-4—As part of Lincoln Center’s “White Light Festival,” at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, the all-female troupe under choreographer Surupa Sen and with the Nrityagram Music Ensemble, presents an evening of Odissi dance, the classical Indian form dating back 2,000 years. For more information, visit www.whitelightfestival.org.
Nov. 2-5—Kyle Abraham’s evening-length work, “Pavement” Inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’ “Souls of Black Folk,” John Singleton’s 1991 hip-hop drama “Boyz n the Hood” and Black neighborhoods of Pittsburgh where he grew up, comes to BAM Fisher. “Pavement” debuted at Harlem Stage in 2012 but was missing key set elements because of Hurricane Sandy. For more information, visit www.bam.org.
Nov. 3—For one night only, at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, Jenni Hong (dance maker) and Danny Friedman (filmmaker) will share their dance/multimedia collaboration, “Treat You Better” (or “Came Here to Forget”). For more information, visit www.triskelionarts.org.
Nov. 3-5—Two presenting organizations, JACK and BAAD!, come together with BAAD!/JACK, a collision of choreographers from Brooklyn and the Bronx. Choreographers Niall Jones and Isabella Diaz represent Brooklyn, and Filip A. Condeescu and Milteri Tucker represent the Bronx. For more information, visit www.jackny.org and www.baadbronx.org.
Nov. 3-6—Damian Woetzel’s Vail International Dance Festival comes to New York City Center as the Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC, celebrating Woetzel’s 10th year as artistic director. Featured performers include Herman Cornejo, Lil Buck, Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles, Michelle Dorrance, Keigwin + Company, Matthew Rushing, Fang-Yi Sheu, Alessandra Ferri, Carla Espinoza, BalletX and more. For more information, visit www.nycitycenter.org.
Nov. 4—For one night only at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College, and as part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, the all-female dance crew, MAWU: An Urban Dance Company, will premier “Journey into House,” dedicated to Marjory Smarth, the late New York house dancer and their mentor on her 47th birthday. For more information, visit www.hostoscenter.org.
Nov. 4-5—The DANCE NOW Fall 2016 Dance-mopolitan Series comes to Joe’s Pub at The Public with performances featuring Chelsea and Magda, Bryan Strimpel and Shaina Branfman and Raja Feather Kelly/the feath3r theory. For more information, visit
Nov. 4—The PBS Arts Fall Festival and Lincoln Center at the Movies offers a special presentation of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the signature work, “Revelations,” by founder Alvin Ailey, plus behind-the-scenes performance preparations. For more information, please check local listings.
Nov. 5—At Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, under artistic director Carolina Solas, the ensemble of 25 dancers and musicians in the Argentine Tango Company, Estampas Porteñas, brings their newest production, “Deseos: Stories of Longing and Desire.” For more information, visit www.BrooklynCenter.org.
Nov. 5—The ensemble comprising the Indian tabla, African djembe, Spanish cajon and Indian sitar presents “Pradhanica,” named for female “leader” or “head,” choreographer, percussionist, and solo dancer Jin Won at Manhattan Movement Arts Center. For more information, visit www.manhattanmovement.com.
Nov. 5 and 19—As part of the Latin American Cultural Week and the Tango Music and Dance events on “Shall We Tango,” which runs until Nov. 21, classes, workshops, seminars and performances are scheduled. Gabriel Missé and Carla Espinoza Tango Dancers are scheduled to perform. For more information, visit www.lacw.net.
Nov. 6—For the panel titled “Race, Equity, and Otherness in Ballet and Society,” Virginia Johnson and Benjamin Millepied come together at the Albertine, the French Embassy’s reading room and bookshop, as part of the five-day free festival (Nov. 2-6), co-presented by The Center for Ballet and the Arts and the French Embassy, and curated by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The moderator is Jennifer Homans. For more information, visit www.balletcenter.nyu.edu.
Nov. 6—Alethea Pace will present her “Trying to Sweep Back the Ocean With a Broom,” “…an investigation of racial ambiguity and the color line…,” at BAAD! according to the release. The concert is part of the Pepatian/BAAD! Open Call supported by the Jerome Foundation. For more information, visit www.baadbronx.org.
Nov. 10-12—In “Last Night I Dreamed of You,” “…an aesthetic of Korean traditional dance and poetry …” at JACK, Kyung Lee helps to kick off the newly formalized “Images//Landscapes” dance series curated by Stacy Grossfield, notes the release. For more information, visit www.jack.org.
Nov. 11-12—As part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, and under artistic director Yuki Hasegawa, Azul Dance Theatre comes to the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at BMCC with the premiere of “Vision,” which “… investigates the internal fight against fear and insecurity by projecting psychological images and ghostly illusions,” notes the release. For more information, visit www.tribecapac.org.