This month continues with myriad dance offerings virtually and in-person. Topping the list is “Crossing The Line Festival” (Oct. 20 – Nov. 6) which spotlights Africa’s cultural renaissance through interdisciplinary artists. Featured will be: “Before the whisper becomes the word,” the room-sized video installation by Igbo-American artist Okwui Okpokwasili, in collaboration with Peter Born; “Nehanda,” the audio work by nora chipaumire, a native of Zimbabwe and central Mozambique; and “On the way, undone” by Okpokwasili and Born. Also on the lineup is singer Somi, plus works by Chirstopher Myers and Kneza Schaal. These performances and events are both virtual and in-person. For more information visit www.fiaf.org
ALSO THIS MONTH:
Oct. 6-19 (Virtual) – Jamar Roberts’ dance film “Holding Space,” focusing on “…confinement, healing and the quest for sustainable pathways towards wholeness,” according to the release, airs on the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s “Ailey All Access” and YouTube channels. For more information visit www.alvinailey.org
Oct. 13-24 (In-Person) – Fall for Dance Festival, the annual festival at New York City Center which brings dance to many for just $35, returns for year 18 with five diverse programs including performances or works by Ayodele Casel Lar Lubovitch, Adrian Danchig-Waring and Joseph Gordon, The Verdon Fosse Legacy, Georgina Pazcoguin, Justin Peck, Herman Cornejo, A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, BalletX, Ephrat Asherie Dance, and more. For more information visit www.nycitycenter.org
Oct. 14, 21 & 28 (Virtual & In-Person) – At BAAD!, Kayla Hamilton and mayfield brooks are part of “Dancing Futures” (10/14), the shared evening of works by gender non-conforming, genderqueer, non-binary, womyn, and trans artists of color titled “leave the room,” which will feature works by Marble Jumbo Radio, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo, Jasmine Hearn and Luis Lara Malvacías / 3RD CLASS CITIZEN (10/21), and Rourou Ye’s online exhibition, “May I Dance on Your Screen?” (10/28) closes the month. For more information visit www.baadbronx.org
Oct. 18 & 19 (Virtual) – Gibney’s fall season continues with Kayla Hamilton and Rodney Evans on a film project named “Vision Portraits” with Black, queer and disabled artist in the series “Sorry I Missed Your Show” (10/18) and as part of the “Deeper Lecture” series, interdisciplinary artist and advocate David Thomson delves into questions of care, listening, change, trust and resilience (10/19). For more information visit www.gibneydance.org
Oct. 30 (Virtual) – For Danspace Project’s DraftWork series, Marguerite Hemmings / Kristel Baldoz & Anh Vo will share works in varying stages of development followed by a conversation and Q&A between the artists and DraftWork curator Ishmael Houston-Jones. For more information and RSVP visit www.danspaceproject.org.