Once a year, the entire dance community comes together at the New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, to acknowledge and honor the outstanding works, dance companies and choreographers that have moved us.
American Ballet Theatre’s renowned dancers will perform a survey of Alexei Ratmansky’s work, and Ratmansky will join members of ABT’s artistic team to discuss his career and creative process.
"Buckfast's Bee Bows Out" is the latest offering from acclaimed dancer and choreographer Keely Garfield. Shedding her recent over-the-top epics, Garfield embraces the optimism of empty space and redefines herself for the time bee...ing.
Through voguing, Trajal Harrell takes on a study of the role of Antigone from Sophocles' Greek tragedy.
The evening will include a new untitled work guided by the Gurunsi divination system bagger, a ritual where form and structure are suggested through the meaning inherent in thrown cowrie shells. Also on the program, "Buudou, BADOO, BADOLO" is inspired by Badolo’s rich family legacy as it traces the journey of his great-great-grandfather.
During his production residency for The Matter/2012 (premiering at Danspace Project October 25-27) David Gordon hosts a series of open rehearsals.
How do we receive attention, and how do we give attention? What drives it, what distracts it, what dissolves it? In "Watch It," Paris-based choreographer Liz Santoro returns to NYC with a work that asks what draws us to observe others, and what the answer to that question might say about us.
The nation's premier Latino dance company transforms the stage of The Apollo Theater into a glamorous social dance hall with three company premieres that put a contemporary spin on Cuba's danzon, Argentina's tango, and 1980s Spanish pop. Vibrant live music rounds out the not-to-be-missed evening.
Back by popular demand, "The Shining" is a thrilling dance-installation set inside the intricate maze of 350 refrigerator boxes.
Building on the success of last year’s sold-out run, renowned guest choreographer Seán Curran returns with an innovative twist for the company’s trademark style of ModERIN: a unique blend of contemporary modern dance and traditional Irish step.
The company performs at The Joyce Theater as part of the second season of FOCUS Dance, a partnership between Gotham Arts Exchange and The Joyce Theater that promotes American dance to the national and international community.