Determination and tacit resilience are just a few words that help to describe the some of the online opportunities to see dance during this time of COVID-19. Three annual December dance happenings that will now be online are: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s (AAADT) month-long season and Kwanzaa Celebrations at The Apollo and The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). AAADT’s virtual season will feature a variety of special programs in a reimagined season featuring premieres by Ailey’s Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts; and Associate Artistic Director Matthew Rushing, in partnership with Company member and Assistant to the Rehearsal Director Clifton Brown and former Company member Yusha-Marie Sorzano, plus a variety of other special programs, and a series of BattleTalk conversations, moderated by Artistic Director Robert Battle. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s virtual season which runs through Dec. 31; get access here – The annual Kwanzaa celebrations to be streamed are: The Apollo’s annual Kwanzaa celebration, now in its 14th year, on Dec. 27 featuring New York-based dance company Abdel Salaam’s Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and guest performances; get access here –

At NJPAC, the virtual festival runs through Dec. 31 and will feature programs inspired by the seven principles of Kwanzaa (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith); get access here –


Raja Feather Kelly’ and The Feath3r Theory’s HYSTERIA, a performance and installation debuting in the Ford Foundation Live Gallery at New York Live Arts on Dec. 9 and 10, and virtually on Dec. 11 and 12; get access here –

Sidra Bell Dance New York and saxophonist, composer and arranger Immanuel Wilkins premiere waiting—a new work-in-progress. Recorded on Dec. 4; get access here –

Dance Space Project’s “Conversations Without Walls” – Kyle Abraham & Taylor Stanley with Benjamin Akio Kimitch. Free with RSVP beginning Dec. 12; get access here – to

Sidra Bell, Andrea Miller, Jamar Roberts, and Pam Tanowitz are featured and will premiere works for the 2020 digital fall season, New York City Ballet’s “New Works Festival;” get access here –

Darrell Grand Moultrie, Christopher Rudd plus Gemma Bond and Pam Tanowitz are featured choreographers for American Ballet Theater’s “All-Virtual Fall Programming, created in isolated “Ballet Bubbles;” get access here –

Baryshnikov Arts Center’s “PLayBAC” series continues with archival works from choreographers Kota Yamazaki and Liz Gerring; get access here –