This month’s calendar marks the beginning of dance during the summer, bring audiences together outside, but there many virtual events happening. At Movement Research/Community Center, from June 10 -13, the Performance Mix 35 event will be live! Featured will be works by Leslie Cuyjet, Degenerate Art Ensemble, Rachel Thorne Germond, Camilo Godoy, Jil Guyon, Yvonne Meier, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Dana Michel and Tracy Maurice, MOLLY&NOLA, Sari Nordman, Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez, Alethea Pace, Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro, Rosy Simas, Hadley Smith and Johanna S. Meyer, Andrew Tay, Anh Vo, Nami Yamamoto, and we are: Anna, Kimiko, s., Symara, Tara, Taylor, Ogemdi, and marion. Audience members will be asked to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. For more information visit: https://newdancealliance.org/performance-mix-festival/.

STILL RUNNING:

(Virtual & In-Person) – March 1 – June 27 – At Performance Space New York, AFROFEMONONOMY, an activation of Black femme theatermakers that includes Lileana Blain-Cruz, Eisa Davis, Charlotte Brathwaite, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Ayesha Jordan, Joie Lee, April Matthis, Jennifer Harrison Newman, Okwui Okpokwasili, Stacey Karen Robinson, Kaneza Schaal, and others come together in WORK THE ROOTS. For more information visit – https://performancespacenewyork.org/shows/work-the-roots/

(Virtual) May 15 – June 18 & July 1 – August 31 – Dancespace Project’s The Dream of the Audience, curated by artistic director Judy Hussie-Taylor brings artist to the virtual space to present works built while in-residence at Danspace’s historic venue in St. Mark’s Church, and more. Featured will be films by Ishmael Houston-Jones in collaboration with josé e. abad, Snowflake Calvert, Keith Hennessy, and Kevin O’Connor, Okwui Okpokwasili, Eiko Otake with Joan Jonas, and Reggie Wilson.  Get access here – https://danspaceproject.org/calendar/platform-2021-schedule/

ALSO THIS MONTH:

(In-Person) June 3-19 – Janessa Clark’s experimental video response to the isolation, Communion, where Clark invited 40 dancers, separated by physical distance and the pandemic, into a digital space to commune together will be screened at HERE’s Mainstage Theater. For more information visit – https://here.org 

(In-Person) June 3 – August 1 – The Shed opens to the public with their Open Call, an Exhibition and Performance Series and will feature works by early-career New York artists including Leslie Cuyhet, Nia O. Witherspoon, Emily Waters, Nazareth Hassan, Rachika Nayar, AnAkA, DonChristian Jones, Troy Anthony, Merche Blasco, Kyle Marshall, Ana María Agüero Jahannes and more. For more information visit – https://theshed.org/program/series/15-open-call


(Virtual) June 4-12 – Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory’s The KILL ONE Race, a performance-based work created and filmed at Playwrights Horizons during the pandemic, part-documentary (capturing the members of the feath3r theory as they recreate a macabre game first envisioned in the 1963 dystopian novel Kill One), part theater, and part reality TV game show itself. Get access here – https://www.thekillonerace.com/

(Virtual) – June 7-21 Kyle Marshall’s STELLAR “…a dance of speculative fiction… inspired by Afrofuturism and the echoes of Jazz” filmed on the stage of BAC features Marshall, Bree Breeden, Ariana Speight with an original score performed live by Kwami Winfield. Get access here –  https://bacnyc.org/performances/performance/kyle-marshall

(In-Person) June 10 -27 – Celebrating 20 years, River To River Festival returns with dance highlights including works by Okwui Okpokwasili, Miguel Gutierrez, The Illustrious Blacks, Mariana Valencia, nora chipaumire, and Maria Hassabi. For more information visit – https://lmcc.net/river-to-river-festival/

(In-Person) June 12 – 26 – The Jamaica Dance Festival returns with performances by Jamal Jackson Dance Company, Alpa Omega Theatrical Dance Company, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Kizuna Dance and more. For more information visit – https://thejamaicadancefestival.com/

(In-Person & Virtual) June 12 & 19 + June 24 -26 – Dances For A Variable Population, Artistic Director Naomi Goldberg Haas and legendary guest artists offers a five-day hybrid dance festival with guest choreographers: Shirley Black Brown Coward, George Faison, Naomi Goldberg Haas, Ellen Graff, Audrey Hubbard Madison, Myna Majors, Sandra Rivera, Marnie Thomas Wood. For more information visit – http://www.dvpnyc.org/

(Virtual) – June 15- Closing out the Studio 5 | Dancing Across Continents five-part series of coaching sessions and conversations is the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with dancers Jacqueline Green, Yannick Lebrun, Renaldo Maurice with Artistic Director Robert Battle, Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts, and Associate Artistic Director Matthew Rushing. Get access here – https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/2020-2021/studio-5-dancing-across-continents/

(In-Person) June 18 – DANCE NOW will present Encore!, co-curated by Robin Staff, at East 3rd Street and will feature works by Alice Sheppard, Amber Sloan, Dual Rivet – Chelsea Ainsworth + Jess Smith, Jamal Jackson, Jasmine Hearn, Maleek Washington, Nicole Vaughan-Diaz, Sarah Chien. For more information visit – https://dancenow.online/events/encore-2021/

(In-Person) June 19 – At BAAD!, outdoor events continue with Out Like That Dance Compilation featuring works by Arthur Avilés, Cemiyon Barber, Día Bùi, Kasey Caswell, Nikolai McKenzie, Neimo Sworld, Portia Wells and more! For more information visit – http://www.baadbronx.org/out-like-that–21.html

(Virtual) June 21 – 25 – The Multistages’ virtual festival, “SPEAKOUT: Protest Plays and More,”  an evening of short plays and poetry will also include dances by Jennifer Chin interspersed throughout the festival, alternating with the plays. For more information visit – https://multistages.org/

(Virtual) – June 25 – At BAAD!, for Pepatián’s Hip-Hop Showcase Rokafella & Caridad de la Luz, aka “La Bruja”, will share recent works-in-progress and speak with dancers about Hip Hop in these challenging times. For more information visit – http://www.baadbronx.org/out-like-that–21.html