Alexa Grae (Courtesy photo)

Bring in the new year with festivals at NYLA (Live Artery), the Guggenheim (Works & Process), the LGBT Community Center (Out-FRONT! Fest.), BAAD (Bronx Artists Now: Showcase & Conversation!) and the Joyce Theater (American Dance Platform). 

From Jan. 10–16, Live Artery will present a mix of performances and excerpt showings in the studios with Bill T. Jones/the Arnie Zane Company, Joanna Kotze, Shamel Pitts I TRIBE, Faye Driscoll, MX Oops, Lacina Coulibaly, jumatatu m. poe, Vanessa Anspaugh, Holland Andrews, Kyle Marshall Choreography, Pearlyn Lii and Netta Yerushalmy. For more information, visit

At the Guggenheim from Jan. 12–17, Works & Process will present “Underground Uptown Dance Festival,” offering styles that include Afrobeat, Ballroom, Breaking, Flexn, Hip-Hop, House, Krump, Vogue and Waacking, from artists Music From The Sole, Ephrat Asherie Dance, Ladies of Hip Hop and more. For more information, visit

Curated by Pioneers Go East Collective and presented in partnership with the LGBT Community Center, the Out-FRONT! Fest runs from Jan. 12–19 and will center on the voices of LGBTQ and feminist artists. Featured will be Jasmine Hearn, Alexa Græ, Symara Johnson, Anabella Lenzu, the Pioneers Go East Collective and Arien Wilkerson/Tnmot Aztro. All festival events are free (donations accepted). Reservations are required at

On Jan. 13, Pepatián’s annual showcase Bronx Artists Now: Showcase & Conversation! returns to the BAAD for the 13th year with dance artists Babacar Top, Janice Tomlinson, Dare Ayorinde, Rebecca Gual, Alexander Diaz, Beverly Lopez, Milteri Tucker Concepcion, Joan Bradford, X, theater/spoken word artist Caridad De La Luz, and co-curators Kayla Hamilton and Bobby Sanabria. RSVP:

Finally, the Joyce Theater’s seventh annual American Dance Platform, curated by choreographer Ronald K. Brown, returns with works by Les Ballet Afrik, B. Moore Dance and waheedworks from Jan. 10–15. For more information, visit

Also this month

Jan. 5–28: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, with artistic director and choreographer Martín Santangelo, will present “Searching for Goya” and other works at the Center at West Park. For more information, visit

Jan. 10–14: Bill T. Jones/the Arnie Zane Company will be in their home theater, NYLA, with the NYC premiere of “Curriculum II,” which explores the historical and persistent connection between race and technology and the pursuit of what is human. For more information, visit

Jan. 13–14: The Hong Kong Ballet presents the U.S. premiere of “Romeo + Juliet” at New York City Center. For more information, visit

Jan. 14 (Virtual): The first Dancing While Black fellowship cohort of 2014 — Rashida Bumbray and Ebony Noelle Golden — and founder Paloma McGregor join moderator Aimee Meredith Cox to discuss how their collectivizing has continued over the past decade. Register at

Jan. 17–22: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE returns to the Joyce with the New York premiere of “The Equality of Night and Day,” featuring a score by Jason Moran and dialogue by Angela Davis; the company premiere of “Brown’s Open Door,” with live accompaniment by the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble; plus repertory works. For more information, visit

Jan. 21–22: The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company returns to NJPAC for their annual celebration of the Luna New Year with “Year of the Black Water Rabbit.” This year’s celebration will also present the New Jersey premiere of “Dragon Cypher” by Chen, Rokafella and Kwikstep, integrating Chinese, contemporary and Hip-Hop dance to celebrate the 50th anniversary. For more information, visit

Jan. 25: At the Chelsea Factory, Ping Chong and Company will share the bill as part of the “All Islands Connect Underwaterseries in “All Islands Connect Underwater: a Celebration of Ping Chong.” Founder and artistic director Chong will be celebrated alongside Bruce Allardice, his longtime professional partner and executive director. Both retired from their leadership roles with the company at the end of 2022. For more information, visit 23–24: At BAC, Israel Galván brings his “SOLO,” offering the physical language of flamenco recodified, using modes of expression genealogically related to performative aspects of other rituals. For more information, visit

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