Topping this month’s calendar is the world premiere of David Thomson’s “VESSEL,” a new durational performance installation to be presented at The Chocolate Factory Theater Oct. 26-29.  For Thomson, “VESSEL” is “…centered on a practice of witnessing. It asks all involved to engage their senses and imaginations in the process of listening on different—and deeper—levels; embracing the unseen as a palpable state of possibility.” Even more, it is “…influenced by post-colonialist writer Édouard Glissant’s ‘Poetics of Relations,’ in which he explores the concept of opacity as the unquantifiable definition of ‘other’; questioning our ability to truly know another or even ourselves within the constructs of socio-political identity,” according to the release. For more information, visit


Oct. 11-16 – Celebrating the music and dances from across the Black diaspora, “LaTasha Barnes Presents: The Jazz Continuum” for her Joyce debut, brings an intergenerational and intercommunal arts experience, while highlighting Black American culture and community. For more information visit

Oct. 13-15 – Fadi J. Khoury and his FJK Dance will celebrate its eighth anniversary at New York Live Arts with a host of premieres. For more information visit

Oct. 13-15 – At Sanctuary Space, The Center at West Park, Anabella Lenzu will present the world premiere of “The night that you stopped acting/ La noche que dejaste de actuar” reflecting Lenzu’s experience as a Latina artist living in New York. For more information visit

Oct. 18-23 – Fouad Boussouf comes to The Joyce with his blend of hip hop, contemporary dance and new circus traditional forms of his native Morocco. For more information visit

Oct. 25-Nov. 5 – The Joyce Theater and the Apollo Theater join forces to present the Camille A. Brown’s trilogy on Black identity: First it’s “Mr. TOL E. RAncE and BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play”—The Joyce Theater Oct. 25-30. Then Brown’s third and final work, “ink,” at Harlem’s Apollo from Nov. 4-5. For more information visit and

Oct. 27-29 – At the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and in “Unavailable Memory: In Conversation with Cunningham and Cage,” students, choreographers, and musicians come together and perform “Totem Ancestor” (1942), “Loops” (1971) plus new choreography by students from The Juilliard School, Rashaun Mitchell, “telemetries,” and the world premiere of “Tether” by Bebe Miller, performed by Miller with Angie Hauser and Darrell Jones. For more information visit

Oct. 27-29 – Sidra Bell, Gibney’s Artist-in-Residence, will present “IN /REP” a program that connects excerpts from works Bell made for her company since its 2001 founding. Accompanying this season is a free multimedia installation, “RETURN TO FORM: The Shape of Time, An Installation by Sidra Bell Dance New York and the SBDNY Design Team.” For more information visit

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