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Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Contemporary Arab Cinema, Humans by Circa, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

    The Six Brandenburg Concertos

    Park Avenue Armory

    Manhattan

    Mon, Oct 01, 2018 - Sun, Oct 07, 2018

    This October, internationally acclaimed Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her company Rosas bring the North American premiere of The Six Brandenburg Concertos to the Wade Thompson Drill Hall at Park Avenue Armory.  Choreographed by De Keersmaeker, The Six Brandenburg Concertos is an evening-length dance work for 16 Rosas company members that explores the transcendental dimension found in the Brandenburg Concertos, one of J.S. Bach’s most iconic masterpieces. In the Armory production, De Keersmaeker and her company are joined by the baroque ensemble B’Rock—making its North American ...

    A.I.M: Dearest Home

    The Joyce Theater

    Manhattan

    Sat, Sep 29, 2018 - Mon, Oct 01, 2018

    The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc is kicking off its 2018-2019 Fall/Winter Season with the return of the wildly popular NY Quadrille, which had its debut in the fall of 2016. Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M is back with the intimate and evocative Dearest Home. Exploring themes of love, longing, and loss, the work features a lush collection of solos and duets performed by Abraham’s raw and powerful dancers. Dearest Home is a love letter to relationships and a meditation on memories. This work ...

    Humans by Circa

    BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

    Brooklyn

    Wed, Oct 03, 2018 - Sun, Oct 07, 2018

    Humans is circus in its purest form—a bare stage, no sets, just 10 acrobats in black/muted-colored costumes displaying world class acrobatic sequences. They jump, somersault, stand on hand(s), toss and catch each other, balance on one another, and twist their bodies in every direction. In the process, they explore the physical limits of their own bodies and rely on the strengths of their teammates. Humans is a theatrical demonstration of our physical vulnerability as individuals and our strength ...

    Nacera Belaza: Sur le Fil

    Danspace Project

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 04, 2018 - Sat, Oct 06, 2018

    Algerian-born dancer and choreographer Nacera Belaza presents three of her best known works. Sur le Fil, which will be staged three times—twice in stand-alone performances—encompasses all humanity, from a teenager’s bedroom to death row. In this piece Belaza applies a rigorous set of rules to both the body and mind of three dancers, who achieve an ecstatic-like state on stage. In doing so they verge on the threshold of escape or transcendence for both performer and ...

    Contemporary Arab Cinema

    BAM Rose Cinemas

    Brooklyn

    Sat, Sep 29, 2018 - Thu, Oct 11, 2018

    This fall, BAMcinématek presents two series highlighting contemporary cinema from the Arab world. From Saturday, September 29 through Thursday, October 4 Contemporary Arab Cinema comes to BAM for the first time. Curated by Lina Matta, the series showcases the complexity of Arab culture through new works from some of the Middle East and North Africa’s boldest and most innovative filmmakers. Multiple filmmakers will be in attendance during the series. From October 5 through October 11, following Contemporary Arab ...

The Six Brandenburg Concertos

643 Park Avenue

New York N.Y. 10065

2126163930

This October, internationally acclaimed Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her company Rosas bring the North American premiere of The Six Brandenburg Concertos to the Wade Thompson Drill Hall at Park Avenue Armory.  Choreographed by De Keersmaeker, The Six Brandenburg Concertos is an evening-length dance work for 16 Rosas company members that explores the transcendental dimension found in the Brandenburg Concertos, ...

Humans by Circa

30 Lafayette Avenue

Brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186364100

Humans is circus in its purest form—a bare stage, no sets, just 10 acrobats in black/muted-colored costumes displaying world class acrobatic sequences. They jump, somersault, stand on hand(s), toss and catch each other, balance on one another, and twist their bodies in every direction. In the process, they explore the physical ...

A.I.M: Dearest Home

175 Eighth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122420800

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc is kicking off its 2018-2019 Fall/Winter Season with the return of the wildly popular NY Quadrille, which had its debut in the fall of 2016. Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M is back with the intimate and evocative Dearest Home. Exploring themes of love, longing, and loss, the work features a lush ...

Contemporary Arab Cinema

30 Lafayette Avenue

brooklyn N.Y. 11217

7186364100

This fall, BAMcinématek presents two series highlighting contemporary cinema from the Arab world. From Saturday, September 29 through Thursday, October 4 Contemporary Arab Cinema comes to BAM for the first time. Curated by Lina Matta, the series showcases the complexity of Arab culture through new works from some of the Middle East ...