A Busy Dance Calendar

There are a ton of upcoming performances and events that I’m really excited about. I’ll certainly try to post reviews of them all, but in the meantime, here’s a peek at some of the performances that I’ll be seeing over the next two weeks:

1) New York City Ballet’s “Here and Now”: This program includes a world premiere by Alexei Ratmansky (who was just featured in the NY Times Magazine), as well as Christopher Wheeldon’s Rococo Variations, Peter Martins’ River of Light, and Mauro Bigonzetti’s Oltremare. For tickets and dates, click here.

Sebastien Marcovici and Alexandra Ansanelli in River of Light, photo by Paul Kolnik

2) Armitage Gone! Dance: The Elegant Universe: The World Science Festival and Works & Process series at the Guggenheim are joining forces to present a new work by Karole Armitage that is inspired by The Elegant Universe, a book written by physicist Brian Greene. There will also be a discussion with Armitage, physicist Jim Gates, and composer Lukas Ligeti. I’m not really sure what to expect, but the combination of dance, music, physics, and string theory sounds so intriguing and intellectually stimulating that Allison and I couldn’t miss it. Click here for more information.

3) MOMIX‘s Lunar Sea: I’ll be returning to the Joyce to see Moses Pendleton’s company in Lunar Sea, “a psychedelic experiment in moon gravity.” Sounds pretty groovy, no? The company will perform Lunar Sea from May 27th through June 8th. Ticket info is here.

MOMIX in Lunar Sea

4) Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: The company’s spring season kicks off June 2nd with works by Jo Stromgren, Nicolo Fonte, and Angelin Preljocaj. Check out this cool video of Preljocaj’s L’Annonciation, and click here for ticket info.

5) American Ballet Theatre: From June 3rd through 7th, ABT will perform Rabbit and Rogue, a world premiere by Twyla Tharp with a commissioned score by Danny Elfman. Harald Lander’s Etudes is also on the program. Ticket information is here.

6) Gina Gibney Dance‘s 10 Years/1 Hour: On June 5th at 7:30 PM, the all-women company will present a short retrospective of works created within the last ten years, as part of NYU’s Tisch Summer Dance Residency Festival. The performance is at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 212-677-8560 or email info (at) ginagibneydance (dot) org.

Gina Gibney Dance in Unbounded, photo by ShaLeigh Comerford

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