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The building that houses Chen Dance Center at 70 Mulberry Street, was badly damaged in a devasting fire on January 23rd. The dance community has generously offered help to Chen Dance Center, which remains closed. Gibney Dance has graciously donated their theater for H.T. Chen & Dancers' educational performances, and the Paul Taylor School has offered space for classes.

Current events:


Monday & Tuesday, February 24 & 25
LaGuardia P.A. Center
31-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC

Now approaching its 20th anniversary, Mare Nostrum, under the direction of Nicola Irerrvasi, continues its Choreographer's Series, celebrating diversity and inclusion of talented young dancemakers.
  From the 90 applicants, 10 choreographers have been chosen to present works: Emory Campbell, Kelsey Burns, Isaac Iskra, Dolly Sfeir, Samara Seligsohn, Peter Cheng, spacejunk (Ashley Yehoda & Lillian Joergensen), Edgard Toro, Rebecca Van Dover.


Saturday, February 29, 6 to 10 PM
Taj Lounge
48 West 21st Street

The annual Dance Parade (scheduled for May 16th), gets off to a rousing start with its annual Lift-Off Party, with short performances by some of the participating Parade companies and appearances by the grand marshals David Dorfman and Radio DJ Liquid Todd.


Thursday, March 5 at 7 PM
Clemente Center
107 Suffolk Street

Works-in-progress by David Appel, Sloka Iyengar, LaToya Latney, Rachel Repins, and J. Michael Winward.


Friday and Saturday, March 13 & 14 at 8 PM
Alchemical Studios
104 West 14th Street

The Company, true to its early modern dance aesthetic of basic movements, both set and improvised, and improvised talk, presents the premiere of “Time Bites,” music by Barebones, and company rep. LPDC has appeared for the past few seasons at Chen Dance Center. Sadly, because of the recent fire at the Center at 70 Mulberry Street, the venue has been changed to Alchemical Studios this year.

The 10th Anniversary of the Valentina Kozlova Int'l Ballet Competition
40th Anniversary of Kozlova's defection to the U.S. from the Bolshoi

March 17-20, 2020
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway

Kozlova will celebrate two major events: the 10th Anniversary of her VKIBC, with exceptional dancers from around the world dancing for company contracts and scholarships; and Defection of Kozlova and Leonid Kozlov in 1979, both principal dancers with the Bolshoi Ballet, when the Company was appearing in Los Angeles. Kozlov will come from his home in Aruba for a grand reunion on stage.


March 31-April 5
The Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Avenue

The Limon Dance Company returns to The Joyce with three Limon masterworks: "The Traitor," in which Limon draws from the power struggle between Judas and Jesus; his sparkling "Mazurkas," inspired by the resilience and courage of the Polish people after the war, set to music by Chopin, played live; and "Orfeo," a lyrical lament of love set to the music of Beethoven.


April 2-4 at 8 PM
St. Mark's Church
131 East 10th Street

Gallant and dancers will perform Escape from the House of Mercy, a dance/theater work which considers the impact of institutions that fail to support and rehabilitate their patients.


April 16, 8 PM
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)

Under the direction of founder/conductor Dorrit Matson, the 50-piece orchestra specializes in music by Scandinavian composers. The April 16 program will feature music by Carl Nielsen, Hugo Alfven, and Emil Hartmann, with guest violinist Stephanie Chase.


April 17, 18, 19, 25, 26
Actor's Fund, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn


June 5 & 6 New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street

The Company recreates two Sokolow classics: "Rooms," created in 1955, and "Magritte, Magritte," created 50 years ago. Now under the artistic direction of Samantha Geracht, with Jim May remaining as advisor, the Company continues to be the major custodian of the works of Anna Sokolow. The program will be performed April 17-26 in Brooklyn, and repeated June 5 & 6 at NYLA.

MODERN DANCE 101: Dances by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn

May 2-5
Theatre St. Jean Baptiste
150 East 76th Street

Dances created from 1906 to 1926 by "The Mother and Father of American Modern Dance," performed by PeiJu Chien-Potts, Christine Dakin, David Glista, Valentina Kozlova, Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, Adam Weinert. Pianist: Nathaniel LaNasa


Saturday, May 16, 1 pm start
Broadway & 21st St. to Tompkins Square Park

The 14th annual Dance Parade, this year entitled "Dance Without Borders," will once again celebrate dance and dancers with thousands of participants joyously demonstrating 80+ styles of dances. The Parade ends in Tompkins Square Park, where stages are set up for more performances, along with free classes.




Past Events


Thursday, February 6, 7 PM
Clemente Center, 107 Suffolk Street

DeGarmo continues his Salon Series, a look at the creation of new dances in an intimate setting. February choreographers are Catey Clark, Joan Liu, Jill Moshman, and Frances Rosario-Puleo.


December 22, 5 PM
Capri Restaurant, 145 Mulberry Street

Fundraiser for I Giullari Di Piazza, honoring MARISA TOMEI for her commitment to Italian culture. Ms. Tomei travelled to Sicily with Belloni, who also acted as a consultant to Ms. Tomei on her recent Broadway appearance in "The Rose Tattoo." Evening will feature I Giullari di Piazza (The Jesters of the Square) in a performance of "Tarantata," featuring Southern Italian healing trance dances, tarantellas, and ritual drumming chants and dances for the Black Madonna.

December 28 at 8 PM & Dcember 29 at 3 PM
Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue

Alessandra Belloni and I Guillari di Piazza perform "God is a Woman and She is Black - Healing Journey with the Black Madonna." Company of musicians, vocalists and dancers includes traditional centuries-old Southern Italian music paying homage to the Black Madonna.


December 20 & 21
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway

Kozlova's dancers, ages 8-18, from her Dance Academy now located in Norwalk, Ct., perform "Nutcracker Winter Suite," an all-dance production starting with the Snow Scene, and dancing into the Kingdom of Sweets with all the traditional divertissements. Sugar Plum Fairy is Hungarian dancer Rajna Removic, who currently trains at the Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest and with Kozlova; her Cavalier is Justin Valentine, previous recipient of a one-year scholarship to the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, selected by Nikolai Tsiskaridze.


Dec. 19 & 20 at & PM; Dec. 21 at 3 & 7 PM
The Flea, 20 Thomas Street

David Parker's offbeat, neo-vaudeville version of "The Nutcracker" returns for its 17th season with an ensemble of 19 dancers joined by students from the Steffi Nossen Dance Co,, e.g. dance, and the Frank Sinatra H.S. Parker's witty choreography ranges from tap to pointe, and is performed to the traditional orchestra as well as renderings by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and others.


Dec. 10-12 (Tues. at 6 PM (one hour performance); Wed. & Thurs. at 7:30 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street

The Buglisi ensemble, which includes Kevin Predmore, Virginie Mecene, So Young An, Blakeley White-McGuire, Ari Mayzick, and more, will appear in an evening that features two premieres by Buglisi, one a solo for Blakeley White-McGuire, and a NYC premiere by Virginie Mecene. Programs also include one of Buglisi's major environmental works, Sand, music by Philip Glass. A duet by Ron De Jesus, danced by Kristine Bendul and Abdiel Jacobsen will be performed on Wed. & Thurs; and Meagan King's KINGS will be performed on Wednesday only.

CHEN DANCE CENTER presents 'newsteps'

December 5-7 at 7:30 PM
Chen Dance Center
70 Mulberry Street

Six young choreographers have been selected to show works on Chen Dance Center's newsteps performances, Dec. 5-7. Panelists H.T. Chen, Walter Rutledge, Elizabeth Keen and Lance Westergard have selected dancemakers Alice Halter, Caitlin Javech, Susanne McHugh, Jessica Alexander & Madison Doyle, Catherine Eng, and Amanda Spilinga.


Thursday December 5 at 7 PM
Clemente Center, 107 Suffolk Street

Mark DeGarmo continues his Salon Series with a December 5 presentation of works in progress by choreographers Anabella Lenzu, Kanene Holder, and Kiran Rajagopalan. The Series offers viewers a unique opportunity to view and engage with original performance art and dance works in the intimate 3rd floor studio.


November 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 8 PM;
November 3, 10 at 3 PM
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street

For Dias de los Muertos, dancer/choreographer Mark DeGarmo revives his popular "Las Fridas," a dance-theater duet inspired by the life and work of Mexican painter and revolutionary Frida Kahlo, portrayed by Marie Baker-Lee. The 60-minute work also features photo projections by Maxine Greene and Judith Malina.


November 9 at 7 PM
Our Saviour of Atonement Lutheran Church
178 Bennett

AFRO-VENEZUELA VIVA, multi-Grammy Award pianist/composer Baden Goyo and his band take a musical journey that blends the powerful tradition of Afro-Venezuelan rhythms with the sophistication of jazz harmonies.

November 10 at 4:30 PM
Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street

RECITAL SONIDOS DE LATINOAMERICA, virtuoso musicians Eddy Marcano on violin and Jorge Poland on guitar and cuatro give live to the music of Gardel, Piazzolla and more.

November 11 at 7:30 PM
Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street

TERRA NOSTRA ENSEMBLE will present a concert of original arrangements of traditional songs from Spain and Latin America, as well as the newly-published version of the Piano Quintet by Enrique Granados.

November 18 at 7:30 PM
Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street

HARMONIA DEL PARNAS! UN VIAJE ENTRE ESPANA Y LAS AMERICAS Xacarilla takes a voyage between Spain and the Americas, performing music from the colonial period, including composers Pedro Ximenez, Jose de Orejon, Jose Pradas Gallen, and more.


Sunday November 17 at 7 PM
126 East 13th Street

The 10-member company will appear in a performance of rarely seen works by Eleo Pomare (his "Tabernacle" and "Las Desenamoradas") and company artistic director Enrique Cruz DeJesus ("Bittersweet" and "Tormenta").


November 22 at 8 PM & November 23 at 7:30 PM
City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street

The Company celebrates its 15th anniversary with world premieres by Magloire to music by Schubert and Dvorak. The season also marks the departures of two longtime members Elizabeth Brown (an original company member) and Sarah Atkins.


November 22 & 23 at 8 PM
University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street

Veteran choreographer Beth Soll presents Dances of Passion and Peace: A Concert of New Dance, Music, and Poetry, an evening of four premieres to music by Thomas Addison, Nuria Divi, and Wendy Griffiths, along with poetry by Robert Frost, Lin Haire-Sargeant, Langston Hughes, Rumi, and Walt Whitman.


Monday November 25
The Penthouse
80 Fifth Avenue

Lifetime achievement awards to Carolyn Adams, Stuart Hodes, and Betty Jones. Mid-Career Awards to Sean Curran and Nigel Campbell & Chanel daSilva.

NANCY REDMAN, comedian

Saturday October 19 at 2 PM
Theatre Row
410 West 42 Street

Nancy Redman asks: Do comedians ever really retire?

Come see for yourself "At Wit's End: A Home for Retired Comics."

Redman returns to United Solo Festival as The Best of the Festival's First Decade.

Directed by Bill Cosgriff.


Sunday October 13
New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street

A program of Garrard works on film and live, danced by Austin Selden, formerly with Shen Wei Dance Arts, Sarah Daley, member of the Ailey Company, and Samuel Roberts and Michael Francis McBride, former longtime Ailey company members.


October 3-7
West End Theater
263 West 86th St.
(2nd floor of the Church)

Performances will feature Keely Garfield and Beyond the Bang Group. This is the final edition of Soaking WET, as David Parker and Jeff Kazin take on the responsibility of Dance Programming at The Flea.

Program A (Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7 PM): Keely Garfield Dance;

Program B (Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8:30 PM & Sunday at 2 PM); Beyond the Bang Group, dances by David Parker and other members of The Bang Group.


September 20-22
Venue next to Sing Sing Correctional Facility
Ossining, New York

The Sing Sing Prison Museum will present "The Wait Room" created by San Francisco's Jo Kreiter, recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. Her company, Flyaway Productions, will travel from S.F. for this outdoor, site-specific dance honoring women with incarcerated loved ones. (Transportation from Manhattan will be provided both ways, for critics.)

New York Times review: Outside Prison Walls: Waiting, Spinning, Flying


September 19-21
The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway

On the Gibney POP series, the Keiko Fujii Dance Company of Osaka performs Fujii's Tamashii no Tibiki II (Soul Vibrations II), with live music by renowned Taiko Drummer Kenny Endo.


September 13 & 14
92nd Street Y

The Company returns to the Y with three premieres, highlighted by "Evolution: The Letters of Charles Darwin," a whimsical romp through the life and letters of Charles Darwin, with Momchil Mladenov as Darwin.


September 13 & 14
City Center Studio 5
130 West 56th Street

New Chamber Ballet celebrates its 15th anniversary with a full- evening work by Miro Magloire to music by Wolfgang Rihm, opening a festival of Rihm's music organized by Magloire and the German Consulate New York.


September 11 at 8:15 AM
Lincoln Center Josie Robertson Plaza (around the Fountain)

Buglisi Dance, joined by approximately 150 dancers, will return with Buglisi's The Table of Silence, her exquisite performance ritual commemorating 9/11. Event starts at 8:15 AM and concludes precisely at 8:46 AM, the time the first plane hit the North Tower.

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