Topping this month’s calendar is Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (June 9-12) at PEAK Performances in Montclair New Jersey with the world premiere of “Curriculum II.” Conceived and directed by artistic director, Jones, choreographed by Jones with associate artistic director Janet Wong and the Company, “Curriculum II” is described in the release: “A poetic quilt of text, narration as philosophical lecture, live singing, and soundscore, ‘Curriculum II’ features the rich archive of Jones’ movement phrases, which are mostly non-theatrical, non-psychological, non-narrative, and made with the intention of clarity and form.” Jones adds, “I have oscillated between two or more polarities my entire career: love, mortality, and what it means to be human.” “Curriculum II” is also a highlight of the Company’s 40th anniversary season. For more information visit https://www.peakperfs.org/event/curriculum-ii/2022-06-09/

ALSO THIS MONTH:
June 7-16 – National Stardust’s The Future Is…Festival which supports work by composers and choreographers developing new work through residencies co-produced with the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU will feature composer Molly Joyce and choreographer/dancer Jerron Herman (6/9), plus conversations and inventive brainstorming with Miriam Parker, Brianna Mims, Alice Sheppard, Nona Hendryx, and many others (6/14 and 6/15). For more information visit https://nationalsawdust.org/

June 9-12 – New Dance Alliance (NDA) returns with the 36th annual Performance Mix Festival bringing together 30 artists curated by New Dance Alliance founder and director Karen Bernard and artist panel including Martita Abril, Leslie Cuyjet, Camilo Godoy, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, and Marion Spencer. The festival will take place at Abrons Arts Center’s Experimental Theater and Amphitheater. For more information visit https://newdancealliance.org/performance-mix-festival/

June 9-11 – Danspace Project’s Platform 2022: The Dream of the Audience (Part II) concludes with the premiere of “Sensoria: An Opera Strange,” a new work by mayfield brooks. Audiences are encouraged to arrive at sunset, by 7:30 p.m. The series is curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor, the Platform marked Danspace’s return to live performance after 2 years. For more information visit https://danspaceproject.org/calendar/mayfield-brooks/

June 10 – In association with Dance New Jersey, NJPAC will present the winners of the Jersey (New) Moves Fellowship Program with choreographers Hillary-Marie, Sameena Mitta, Katelyn Halpern, Kristilee Maiella and Kiana Rosa Fischer. They will be mentored by New Jersey professionals Carolyn Dorfman, Sam Pott, and Andy Chiang. For more information visit https://www.njpac.org/event/jersey-new-moves/

June 10-11 – As part of Bryant Park Picnic Performances, Tiffany Rea-Fisher curates the Contemporary Dance series with contemporary dance from EMERGE125 under artistic director, Rea-Fisher and tap from Ayodele Casel (6/10), then Ballet Hispánico’s social Latin dance class, tap from Music From the Sole and ’ contemporary dance from Dance Heginbotham (6/11). For more information visit https://bryantpark.org/programs/contemporary_dance

June 11 – Dancing in the Light at St. Nicholas Park will feature performances by Music from the Sole, Jerome Hunter of LaRocque Bey School of Dance Theatre, Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez Flamenco Company and Les Ballet Afrik. For more information visit https://citycollegecenterforthearts.org/shows/3319/

June 12 – Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival and more in an afternoon performance at Hostos Center for Arts and Culture. For more information visit https://www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts/events/performing-arts.shtml

June 14-16 – At Roulette, Nami Yamamoto will present “Trooper’s Brother,” a work that began in 2018 and was encouraged by one of Yamamoto’s dancers, Anna Vomacka. The dancers will explore movements by manipulating objects from body parts with Takemi Kitamura and Leah Ogawa. For more information visit https://roulette.org/event/nami-yamamoto-troopers-brother/

June 14-18 – Gibney Company will have their season titled Up Close at NYLA with three world premieres: “Re | Build | Construct” by Rena Butler, “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, and “A Measurable Existence” by Yin Yue. For more information visit https://newyorklivearts.org/event/up-close/

June 15-19 – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts after a three-year absence that caps a decade of Artistic Director Robert Battle’s leadership. Featured works for the season is Ailey Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts’ “In a Sentimental Mood,” Paul Taylor’s “DUET,” Aszure Barton’s “BUSK,” plus the Ailey Spirit Gala which brings together dancers from Ailey II, The Ailey School, and students from AileyCamp, and so much more. For more information visit https://www.davidhkochtheater.com/tickets-and-events/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater

June 16-18 – At Gibney, as part of the Spotlight Series, Soles of Duende artists Amanda Castro (Tap), Arielle Rosales (Flamenco) and Brinda Guha (Kathak) will present the evening titled Can We Dance Here? For more information visit https://gibneydance.org/event/spotlight-soles-of-duende/2022-06-18/

June 21-26 – At The Joyce Theater, see Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in “FRONTERAS” created by flamenco artists José Maldonado and Karen Lugo, with live accompaniment and an original score by Jose Luis de la Paz. For more information visit https://www.joyce.org/performances/flamenco-vivo-carlota-santana

June 22-25 – For their 46th season, the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center will present their PEEKS Works-In-Development program featuring works by Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Dylan Santos, plus works by Winston Dynamite Brown, Courtney Renee Cochran, Tommie-Waheed Evans and Francesca Harper. Performances will be held at the Mark O’Donnell Theater. For more information visit https://www.thelmahill.org/events

June 22-25 – The Chocolate Factory Theater will present the world premiere of Protecting Complexity with the Star Pû Method, a new evening-length performance by Larissa Velez-Jackson. For more information visit www.chocolatefactorytheater.org

June 22-26 (Virtual) – WHITE WAVE Dance presents the 21st annual Virtual Dumbo Dance Festival featuring 60 national and international companies including Buglisi Dance Theatre, A.L.A.H., Limón2, Hyonok Kim Dance Arts and two of the most eclectic companies from South Korea: chagmu center|KIM / MEA JA, UBIN Dance|Na-Hyun Lee, WHITE WAVE Young Soon Kim Dance Company and more. For more information visit www.whitewavedance.org

June 24-26 – At Abrons Arts Center, see “Heera,” a duet created and performed by choreographer Mariana Valencia and Abrons Arts Center Urban Youth Theater student Heera Gandu. According to the release, “Heera” “uses dance and dialogue to share stories about the role of public space in coming of age.” For more information visit https://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/heera/

June 27 – Choreographer Parijat Desai with her Company, parijatadancecompany will offer an in-process showing of “How Do I Become WE” at Gibney Dance Center. For more information visit https://www.parijatdesai.org/events/2022/5/30/how-do-i-become-we-in-process-showing

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