New York is a place of culture. If you are a dance lover this city is perfect for you. From ballet in American Ballet Theatre at Lincoln Center to modern in Baryshnikov Arts Center or Joyce Theatre, this city has offers for any kind of taste. These are a couple of recommendations that happened or going to be held in NYC.
Tom Gold Dance
Famous soloist Tom Gold performs with New York City Ballet at Hunter College. Every spring here he presents his annual group’s new season. There are 3 different shows- Blind Revelry, 2017’s Counterpoint and the new Significant Strangers, music by Reich, Sondheim and Bernstein.
This is happening in Greenwich village, Center of the Performing Arts. Abraham revisits hip hop culture which he already explored in 2011, mixed with insights into black culture and Pinocchio story. In the show, another member of his company A.I.M. (Abraham In Motion) performs a role which was previously played by the choreographer.
Rachel Cohen, who is a choreographer of the company, created a 3-part series which are a continuum for previous 2 pieces called “I Would” and “Construct”. This is a pinball-themed piece, telling a story of Don Quixote while live music plays which is composed by Lynn Wright. The cast includes famous dancer H. Cornell. You can catch this show at Abrons Arts Center.
Kota Yamazaki- Darkness Odyssey Part 3
His signature dance style called butoh which is Japanese modern dance style where dancers are covered in white paint. It is the last instalment to take on Hirakata’s “Dance of darkness”. Critics called it to mind-bending performance.
Natalia Osipova: Pure Dance with David Hallberg
Osipova is a superstar ballerina. Now she is the prima ballerina of London’s Royal Ballet. The dancer will be performing in 6 works. There will be 2 duets: one by Tudor’s The Leaves Are Falling and Ratmaskny’s Valse Triste in which she is going to dance with David Hallberg. One dance will be with a couple of other famous artists and the show will end with 2 solos.
Martha Graham Dance Company: The Eve Project
This Dance Company is keeping the legacy of modern dance alive and create a nonstop set of programs. The Eve project is about women’s suffrage in the United States. This program also includes two old dances by Graham from 1936 and 1962.
Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance: Melting Ice/Changing Winds
Sperling collaborated with composer Matthew Burtner to create something spectacular and they succeeded. Performance of 5 dancers explores the dynamics of airflow and topic of ecology. The program shows Ice Cycle and has a solo part for Sperling’s Northern Sky. These ones are the most recommended and waited for. If you missed and tickets are sold out, you will definitely be able to catch them on tour and enjoy their mesmerizing performances in the smaller areas and cities. But if you do not want to chase or do not have time to do that, here is a venue of upcoming dance shows in New York City.