Pictured: Artists of BalletBoyz in “Young Men.”
Photo by George Piper.

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include BalletBoyz: Young Men, Sonic Albers, About Alice, 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.






    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Verklärte Nacht

    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Verklärte Nacht

    Baryshnikov Arts Center

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jan 30, 2019 - Sun, Feb 03, 2019

    Baryshnikov Arts Center’s new season opens with the New York Premiere of choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s “Verklärte Nacht,” a work set to Arnold Schönberg’s well-known composition of the same name, based on a poem by Richard Dehmel, in which a woman confesses to the man she loves that she is pregnant with another man’s child. “Verklärte Nacht” (Transfigured Night) is set to the original 1899 score, composed for a string sextet and later arranged for orchestra. This presentation ...

    About Alice

    About Alice

    Theatre for a New Audience

    Brooklyn

    Tue, Jan 08, 2019 - Sun, Feb 03, 2019

    Theatre for a New Audience presents performances of “About Alice,” a play by Calvin Trillin, inspired by his 2007 memoir of the same name. The production, directed by Leonard Foglia, will run until February 3, 2019 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. “About Alice” stars Jeffrey Bean and Carrie Paff as Calvin and Alice Trillin. A gifted writer, educator, film producer, activist on behalf of cancer patients, and muse to her husband, the humorist Calvin Trillin, Alice Trillin died on September 11, 2001, at ...

    BalletBoyz: Young Men

    BalletBoyz: Young Men

    The Joyce Theater

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jan 29, 2019 - Sun, Feb 03, 2019

    Experience BalletBoyz’ ground-breaking stage show and award-winning film, “Young Men,” that tell a story of love, friendship, loss, and survival. Live performance is interwoven with moving image to chronicle the journeys of those sent to fight in the First World War. BalletBoyz dancers burst from screen onto stage, performing an original creation by award-winning choreographer Iván Pérez, set to an evocative score composed by cult singer/songwriter Keaton Henson, and recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra. 

    Hercules: In Search of a Hero

    Hercules: In Search of a Hero

    Abrons Arts Center

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jan 24, 2019 - Sun, Feb 10, 2019

    Eclipses Group Theater New York is presenting premiere performances of "Hercules: In Search of a Hero" conceived and directed by Ioanna Katsarou, translated by Demetri Bonaros, with original compositions by Costas Baltazanis. "Hercules: In Search of a Hero" will be performed at the Abrons Arts Center as part of the @Abrons Series program, from January 24 to February 10, 2019 in a limited engagement. "Hercules: In Search of a Hero" is a new theater piece combining ...

    Sonic Albers

    Sonic Albers

    David Zwirner Art Gallery

    Manhattan

    Tue, Jan 08, 2019 - Sat, Feb 16, 2019

    "Sonic Albers" examines artist Josef Albers’s relationship to music, musical imagery, and sonic phenomena. Organized in collaboration with The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, the show provides a far-reaching look at this under-explored facet of the artist’s practice. It features a wide selection of paintings, glassworks, drawings, and ephemera from throughout Albers’s career, including a number of the album covers he designed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The "Sonic Albers" exhibition will be on view at ...

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Verklärte Nacht

450 West 37th Street

new york N.Y. 10018

6467313200

Baryshnikov Arts Center’s new season opens with the New York Premiere of choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s “Verklärte Nacht,” a work set to Arnold Schönberg’s well-known composition of the same name, based on a poem by Richard Dehmel, in which a woman confesses to the man she loves that she is pregnant ...

About Alice

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

brooklyn N.Y. 11217

2122292819

Theatre for a New Audience presents performances of “About Alice,” a play by Calvin Trillin, inspired by his 2007 memoir of the same name. The production, directed by Leonard Foglia, will run until February 3, 2019 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. “About Alice” stars Jeffrey Bean and Carrie Paff as Calvin and Alice Trillin. A gifted ...

BalletBoyz: Young Men

175 Eighth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122420800

Experience BalletBoyz’ ground-breaking stage show and award-winning film, “Young Men,” that tell a story of love, friendship, loss, and survival. Live performance is interwoven with moving image to chronicle the journeys of those sent to fight in the First World War. BalletBoyz dancers burst from screen onto stage, performing an original creation ...

Hercules: In Search of a Hero

466 Grand Street

New York N.Y. 10002

2125980400

Eclipses Group Theater New York is presenting premiere performances of "Hercules: In Search of a Hero" conceived and directed by Ioanna Katsarou, translated by Demetri Bonaros, with original compositions by Costas Baltazanis. "Hercules: In Search of a Hero" will be performed at the Abrons Arts Center as part of the @Abrons ...