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    SUPER SÁBADO: Día de los Muertos

    El Museo del Barrio

    Manhattan

    Sat, Oct 15, 2016, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Celebrate Mexico's beloved 3,000 year-old tradition that commemorates friends and relatives who have passed away, with face painting, art making, performances and more. For a schedule of events and more information, visit the event site.

    Taylor 2

    Schimmel Center

    Manhattan

    Sat, Oct 15, 2016 - Sun, Oct 16, 2016

    Three of Paul Taylor's greatest hits, Aureole, Dust and Piazzolla Caldera, are brought together for this performance. Aureole, set to music by Handel, is the work that put Mr. Taylor at the forefront of modern dance in 1962. Dust, set to music by Poulenc, celebrates mankind's ability to transcend all manner of physical and emotional afflictions. Piazzolla Caldera is a sizzling look at the culture of tango, which came out of the brothels of Buenos ...

    American Dance Guild: Fall Performance Festival

    92nd Street Y

    Fri, Oct 14, 2016 - Sun, Oct 16, 2016

    This weekend tribute to legendary modern dancer, choreographer and avant-garde theater director Jean Erdman comprises twenty-four dance pieces and will include a multi-disciplinary program of rare dance works, contemporary performances and archival footage. The program will begin with 92Y Fridays at Noon “Myth and Modern Dance” with artists, designers and educators who worked with Erdman over six decades in a panel discussion exploring the idea of the mythic dimension. Select performances will spark the conversation, ...

    Monchichi from Company Wang Ramirez

    BAM Fishman Space

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Oct 12, 2016 - Sat, Oct 15, 2016

    Company Wang Ramirez, comprising choreographers and dancers Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang, makes its BAM debut with Monchichi, a choreographic study of cultural identity. The French-Spanish Ramirez and Korean-German Wang cultivate a physical language that reflects our globalized world. With a minimal set and synth-heavy score featuring original music from French DJ Everydayz, the work is a shared self-portrait of partners.

    Margaret Mead Film Festival

    American Museum of Natural History

    Thu, Oct 13, 2016 - Sun, Oct 16, 2016

    The longest continuously-running international documentary film festival in the United States is now celebrating its 40th year, and will screen 43 films from more than 40 countries. Explore a virtual reality documentary lounge or celebrate with a closing night Cuban salsa dance party. This year, the festival’s selections will focus on the theme “Re:Frame,” celebrating stories that offer opportunities to see the world anew.

Margaret Mead Film Festival

Central Park West at 79th Street

new york N.Y. 10024

2127695200

The longest continuously-running international documentary film festival in the United States is now celebrating its 40th year, and will screen 43 films from more than 40 countries. Explore a virtual reality documentary lounge or celebrate with a closing night Cuban salsa dance party. This year, the festival’s selections will focus ...

Taylor 2

3 Spruce Street

new york N.Y. 10038

2123461715

Three of Paul Taylor's greatest hits, Aureole, Dust and Piazzolla Caldera, are brought together for this performance. Aureole, set to music by Handel, is the work that put Mr. Taylor at the forefront of modern dance in 1962. Dust, set to music by Poulenc, celebrates mankind's ability to transcend all ...

SUPER SÁBADO: Día de los Muertos

1230 Fifth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10029

2128317272

Celebrate Mexico's beloved 3,000 year-old tradition that commemorates friends and relatives who have passed away, with face painting, art making, performances and more. For a schedule of events and more information, visit the event site.

Monchichi from Company Wang Ramirez

321 Ashland Place

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

Company Wang Ramirez, comprising choreographers and dancers Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang, makes its BAM debut with Monchichi, a choreographic study of cultural identity. The French-Spanish Ramirez and Korean-German Wang cultivate a physical language that reflects our globalized world. With a minimal set and synth-heavy score featuring original music from ...