This month’s dance calendar boasts works from an impressive range of dancemakers.
Begin with Jordan Demetrius Lloyd’s new evening-length work, Blackbare in the Basement, Mar. 9–11 at Danspace Project. Promising to “…transform Danspace’s sanctuary inside St. Mark’s Church into a site of fantasy and textural collage. Lloyd returns to presenting work in a theater for the first time since the pandemic, organizing his desires around choreographic and visual design, storytelling, philosophy, and various contemporary performance aesthetics.”
For Blackbare in the Basement, “Lloyd divides an eight-person ensemble into an amalgamation of solos, duets, and trios that are threaded together to produce experiences of calculated entropy and disorientation via an intuitive shifting of language and logic,” according to a press release. According to Lloyd, “Within the nuances of the movement vocabulary, there is an intuitive shifting of language and logic between the groupings which allows for experiences of otherworldliness.”
For more information, visit www.danspaceproject.org/calendar/winter2023-lloyd/.
Feb. 28–Mar.12: Batsheva Dance Company comes to the Joyce Theater with house choreographer Ohad Naharin’s Hora: “A green, disquieting, and hauntingly beautiful world…simultaneously primordial and futuristic. Moving bodies create an emergent folklore and embody the beauty of the struggle to distinguish oneself amongst a collective,” according to the release.
For more information, visit https://www.joyce.org/performances/batsheva-dance-company.
Also this month
Mar. 8–11: Battery Dance NOW, presented by Battery Dance, makes their New York Live Arts debut, including works by Robin Cantrell, Ana Maria Lucaicu, and Tsai Hsi Hung.
For more information, visit https://batterydance.org/2023-ny-season/.
Mar. 11: For one night only, as part of the Works & Process programs at the Guggenheim, choreographer and director Francesca Harper’s The Reckoning is a film and a live performance. Made in collaboration with composer Nona Hendryx, The Reckoning is Harper’s response to the 2010 killing of seven-year-old Aiyana Mo’Nay Stanley-Jones at the hands of Detroit law enforcement.
For more information, visit https://www.guggenheim.org/event/works-process-arrays-leap-the-reckoning-by-francesca-harper-music-by-nona-hendryx.
Mar. 14–Apr. 1: Joan Jonas and Eiko Otake come together in the collaborative project Drawing in Circles, an exhibition and accompanying live performances.
For more information, visit https://danspaceproject.org/calendar/winter2023-jonas-otake/.
Mar. 18–19: At Arts on Site, Mango Season by Joya Powell and A.K.A. Ka Inoa (excerpt) by Pele Bauch will be part of EstroGenius in the shared program, “Who We Are | Ban(ned) Together.”
For more information, visit www.artsonsite.org/events.
Mar. 22–Apr. 2: Ailey II returns with two programs featuring works by artistic director, Francesca Harper, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s artistic director Robert Battle, William Forsythe, Andrea Miller, and former Ailey Company member Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish.
For more information, visit https://www.alvinailey.org/engagement/ailey-ii-nyc.
Mar. 24–25: At NYU Skirball, the Korean Dance Company Bereishit Dance will present Balance and Imbalance and Judo choreographed by Soon-ho Park.
For more information, visit https://nyuskirball.org/events/bereishit-dance-company/.
Mar. 29–Apr. 2: New Zealand’s Atamira Dance Company, the creator and presenter of Māori contemporary dance theater, comes to The Joyce Theater with the New York premiere of the evening-length Te Wheke.
For more information, visit https://www.joyce.org/performances/atamira-dance-company.