Beginning this week, there will be a flood of interesting dance events, which is exciting but also a little overwhelming. I’m hoping to write about everything I attend, but for starters, here is a preview of things to come:
Cedar Lake’s Glassy Essence installation opens next Thursday, April 24th, at the company’s amazing space in Chelsea. Check out their blog for videos, photos, and observations from the dancers about the rehearsal process. Glassy Essence runs from the 24th to the 26th, and from May 1st to 3rd.
Miami City Ballet will be performing a quadruple bill at Long Island’s Tilles Center on April 25th and 26th. The highlight of the program (and my reason for attending) is one of my favorite ballets, which I’ve written about at length in the past. It really is in a league of its own!
TAKE Dance Company, founded by former Paul Taylor dance Takehiro Ueyama, is presenting a special sneak preview for dance bloggers of their upcoming engagement at Columbia’s Miller Theater from May 15th to 17th. Check their website for more details about the performance schedule and ticket info.
The Columbia Ballet Collaborative, a ballet organization founded by former professional dancers who are now students at Columbia, will be having its spring performance on April 25th at 7:30 PM and April 26th at 2 PM and 7:30 PM. You can purchase tickets here.
I’ll be making a trip to Lincoln Center to see the Jerome Robbins exhibit at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts, which is continuing until June 28th. The exhibit includes a lot of interesting material and videos, with Barnard professor Lynn Garafola as the curator.
Finally, New York City Ballet‘s spring season kicks off Tuesday, April 29th with the Spring Gala performance. Casting for the first week of performances has been posted, and be sure to check back often for updates.