This month’s calendar begins with Savion Glover’s return to The Joyce Theater (July 2-6), coupled with a 35-year celebration of his life in tap as choreographer, director and actor. Glover will premiere Lady5 @ Savion Glover’s BaRoQUe’BLaK TaP Café. “Inspired by an imaginary conversation between Glover and the late tap dancer and choreographer, Gregg Burge, Lady5 @ Savion Glover’s BaRoQUe’BLaK TaP Café takes audiences inside of Glover’s visionary mind as he transforms the Joyce into a café using dance as a means to illustrate the evolution of thought and self-identity. Integrating elements of theater, Lady 5 is divided into two parts with the first half of the show, entitled The BaRoQUE’BlakSound, embodying baroque themes complete with elaborate and ornate-styled costumes set to a soundtrack of traditional and classical music. In the second half, entitled The TaP Café Sound, the theme of the show shifts significantly as the costumes are shed and the music changes to more contemporary selections, reflecting, as Glover puts it, ‘the transition to becoming more ourselves and really getting into the tap,’ according to the release. Joining Glover will be Samantha Berger, Monique Smith, Natrea Blake, Marshall Davis Jr., Jeffrey Foote, Megan Gessner and Darrell Grand Moultrie. For more information, visit


June 15–July 6: Ze’eva Cohen and Avri Ohana will feature their work as independent artists exploring their own media and as collaborators who find inspiration from music at Westbeth Gallery. Ohana is a multistyle artist whose new body of work presents paintings inspired by his love for classical music, opera and jazz, and Cohen will show a visual retrospective of her long career as dancer and choreographer containing photographs of her work taken by major dance photographers, as well as posters and videos. For more information, visit

July 5: The Contemporary Dance Series, a four-week celebration of modern dance that falls on Fridays at Bryant Park, and is curated by Tiffany Rae-Fisher in partnership with Inception to Exhibition, closes with David Dorfman Dance, Francesca Harper Project, URBAN / TRIBE, Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts. All performances are FREE. For more information, visit

July 6-12: NYC Tap Festival returns with the weeklong celebration of performances, workshops, film screenings and award presentations including The American Tap Dance Foundation’s (ATDF) Tap Dance Awards (July 10) at Symphony Space. This year’s award winners include Chloe Arnold & Michela Marino Lerman (2019 Hoofer Award); Hank Smith (2019 Tap Preservation Award); and Lady “Di” Dianne Walker, Ruby Keeler & the Rockettes (2019 Tap Dance Hall of Fame Awards). Performers for the “Rhythm in Motion Concert Performance” (July 11), directed and curated by Tony Waag include: Vikas Arun, Jason Bernard, Brenda Bufalino, Christina Carminucci, Felipe Galganni, Lisa La Touche, Margaret Morrison, Max Pollak, Charles Renato, Tamii Sakurai, Dolores Sanchez, Leo Sandoval, Samara Seligsohn and Caleb Teicher and more. For more information, visit

July 12-15: For their 47th edition, the “Dance on Camera Festival 2019” will feature 11 programs over four days, including films from 17 countries, exploring dance from a variety of perspectives. “Revel in Your Body,” featuring Kinetic Light dancers Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson, “Dance on Camera 2019 Shorts,” “With Merce” and many more are included on the lineup. For more information, visit

July 13 – Ephrat Asherie Dance’s work-in-progress showing of UnderScored (working title) kicks of the “Summer at Lumberyard” series with this dance theater piece created and performed by members of the company with special guest artists from New York City’s underground scene. For more information, visit

June 13-July 20: Janiro Castro goes to The Yard to continue work on the interactive installation AUTHOR, and performances of CAST, “…part of a trilogy of works that draw from a collection of audio and video recordings generated between 15 accomplished NYC performing artists, concerning the process of casting and the complexities of representation,” according to the release. For more information, visit

July 27: The French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi brings his company, Compagnie Hervé Koubi to Prospect Park as part of the annual “Celebrate Brooklyn’ Festival, in the evening-length What the Day Owes to the Night. This is a FREE performance. For more information, visit www.

July 27: At Brooklyn Bridge Park, Arielle Rosales will present Becoming Mother Duende: #Permissiontobe as part of dance-mobile, Gibney Dance Company’s annual series of free, outdoor performances in parks throughout New York City. Also on the month’s program is 2nd Best Dance Company (July 13) and Gibney Dance Company (July 20). For more information, visit

July to Oct. 26: Mount Tremper Arts (MTA) will support more than 25 artists working in a variety of disciplines for the 2019 “Watershed Lab” including Stephanie Acosta, Hadar Ahuvia and Tatyana Tenenbaum, Ballez, Lorene Bouboushian, mayfield brooks, Megan Byrne and Jennifer Kjos, Leslie Cuyjet, Lisa Fagan, Ellie Ga, Charlotte Gibbons, Madison Krekel, Mina Nishimura and Kota Yamazaki, iele paloumpis, Jillian Peña, Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal and Raha Behnam, Antonio Ramos and the Gang Bangers, Tara Sheena, David Thomson, Julie Tolentino, Mariana Valencia, Takahiro Yamamoto and Mlondi Zondi. Featured June 15, and curated by Jaime Shearn Coan and Tara Aisha Willis are: David Thomson, Julie Tolentino, Mariana Valencia, Takahiro Yamamoto and Mlondi Zondi. For more information, visit