Will Bozier is the Swan in Matthew Bourne’s “Swan Lake,” back at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. (Craig Schwartz)

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Matthew Broune’s Swan Lake, Vijay Iyer at the Jazz Standard, Harry Gruyaert’s exhibition and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    Thunderbird American Dancers 2020

    Thunderbird American Dancers 2020

    Theater for the New City

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jan 24, 2020 - Sun, Feb 02, 2020

    The 45th annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow will offer dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to ...

    Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

    Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

    New York City Center

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 - Sun, Feb 09, 2020

    After a sold-out season in London, Matthew Bourne’s legendary "Swan Lake" again takes New York City Center by storm.  Bourne’s 1995 original earned more than thirty international accolades including three Tony Awards and an Olivier Award. With award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (set and costumes) and Paule Constable (lighting), Bourne has re-imagined the beloved New Adventures classic in a not-to-be-missed new production for the 21st century. Bourne last thrilled City Center audiences with his boldly theatrical storytelling ...

    Vijay Iyer

    Vijay Iyer

    Jazz Standard

    Manhattan

    Wed, Jan 29, 2020 - Sat, Feb 01, 2020

    Jazz Standard presents Vijay Iyer, the award–winning pianist, composer and bandleader, in a multi–format, multi–night engagement. Schedule: 1/29 Vijay Iyer Solo 1/30–1/31 Vijay Iyer Trio Vijay Iyer – piano Linda May Han Oh – bass Tyshawn Sorey – drums Vijay Iyer joins forces with bassist Linda May Han Oh and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, both acclaimed composers and bandleaders in their own right. 2/1 Vijay Iyer Trio Plus Special Guest Wadada Leo Smith Vijay Iyer – piano Stephan Crump – bass Tyshawn Sorey – drums With Special Guest Wadada ...

    Harry Gruyaert

    Harry Gruyaert

    Howard Greenberg Gallery

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jan 23, 2020 - Sat, Mar 14, 2020

    Through March 14, Howard Greenberg Gallery presents the first U.S. solo exhibition of Paris-based photographer Harry Gruyaert (Belgian, b. 1941). Well known in Europe for his street photography, Gruyaert’s work is admired for its extraordinary use of color much like his American contemporaries Joel Meyerowitz, Saul Leiter, Stephen Shore, and William Eggleston. Gruyaert has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1982. With an eye for idiosyncratic juxtapositions, he has traveled the world finding bewildering beauty, ...

    Trailblazers: Pioneering Women Composers of the 20th Century

    Trailblazers: Pioneering Women Composers of the 20th Century

    Peter Jay Sharp Theater

    Manhattan

    Fri, Jan 24, 2020 - Fri, Jan 31, 2020

    The six free concerts include the music of 32 composers, born in 15 countries on five continents, including five who are still composing—Jacqueline Fontyn (Belgium, b. 1930), Betsy Jolas (France, b. 1926), Sofia Gubaidulina (USSR/Germany, b. 1931), Young-Ja Lee (Korea, b. 1931), and Thea Musgrave (Scotland/U.S., b. 1928). The festival will explore the work of several American composers, among them, Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953). Seeger, who was well-known for her interest in American folk music, was also a modernist. Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983), the only woman who was a member ...

Thunderbird American Dancers 2020

155 First Avenue

New York N.Y. 10003

2122541109

The 45th annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow will offer dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. A ...

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

131 West 55th Street

new york N.Y. 10019

2125811212

After a sold-out season in London, Matthew Bourne’s legendary "Swan Lake" again takes New York City Center by storm.  Bourne’s 1995 original earned more than thirty international accolades including three Tony Awards and an Olivier Award. With award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (set and costumes) and Paule Constable (lighting), Bourne has ...

Harry Gruyaert

41 East 57th Street

new york N.Y. 10022

2123340010

Through March 14, Howard Greenberg Gallery presents the first U.S. solo exhibition of Paris-based photographer Harry Gruyaert (Belgian, b. 1941). Well known in Europe for his street photography, Gruyaert’s work is admired for its extraordinary use of color much like his American contemporaries Joel Meyerowitz, Saul Leiter, Stephen Shore, and ...