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    River to River: A Body in Places

    Governors Island

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jun 18, 2016 - Sat, Jun 25, 2016

    This installation of A Body in Places uses video material edited by Eiko. Video footage includes excerpts of performances in Hong Kong, Chile, and most recently, New York City, with shots that were taken during Eiko’s performances in the East Village as part of Danspace Project’s Platform series.

    SummerStage: Kamasi Washington / DJ Natasha Diggs of Soul in the Horn

    Central Park SummerStage

    Manhattan

    Sat, Jun 18, 2016, 6:00 pm

    At the age of 13, Kamasi Washington started a lifelong quest discovering the many wonders of music. One night, his father left his soprano saxophone lying on the piano. Kamasi, filled with curiosity for all the beauty he heard from the instrument, picked up his father’s horn. Even though he didn’t know anything about the saxophone – in fact, never even touched one – he played Wayne Shorter’s composition “Sleeping Dancer Sleep On.”

    Alvin Ailey at Lincoln Center

    David H. Koch Theater

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jun 09, 2016, 7:30 pm - Sun, Jun 19, 2016, 7:30 pm

    This June, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center for a two-week, 5 programs to touch your heart and soul in the cultural heart of New York City.

    Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller – LIVE!

    New York Live Arts

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jun 14, 2016 - Sat, Jun 18, 2016

    Elisa Monte Dance, Molissa Fenley and Company, Margo Sappington and Jennifer Muller/The Works join forces to present a series of fiveShared Program Performances featuring 5 Pieces – 3 Premieres – and 25 Dancers.

    Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko

    Bronx Museum of the Arts

    Bronx

    Wed, Apr 06, 2016 - Sun, Jun 26, 2016

    For over thirty years, Valeri Larko has drawn inspiration for her paintings from the dilapidated industrial landscapes of New Jersey and New York. She focuses on the collision between nature and man-made infrastructures evident in forgotten side streets, waterways, derelict factories, and salvage yards, revealing stories that exist at the fringes of city life.

Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko

1040 Grand Concourse

bronx N.Y. 10456

7186816000

For over thirty years, Valeri Larko has drawn inspiration for her paintings from the dilapidated industrial landscapes of New Jersey and New York. She focuses on the collision between nature and man-made infrastructures evident in forgotten side streets, waterways, derelict factories, and salvage yards, revealing stories that exist at the ...

Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller – LIVE!

219 West 19th Street

New York N.Y. 10011

2126916500

Elisa Monte Dance, Molissa Fenley and Company, Margo Sappington and Jennifer Muller/The Works join forces to present a series of fiveShared Program Performances featuring 5 Pieces – 3 Premieres – and 25 Dancers.

Alvin Ailey at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center Plaza

New York N.Y. 10023

2128705500

This June, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center for a two-week, 5 programs to touch your heart and soul in the cultural heart of New York City.

River to River: A Body in Places

New York

New York N.Y. 10004

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This installation of A Body in Places uses video material edited by Eiko. Video footage includes excerpts of performances in Hong Kong, Chile, and most recently, New York City, with shots that were taken during Eiko’s performances in the East Village as part of Danspace Project’s Platform series.