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November 19, 6 to 10 PM
Manhattan Penthouse
80 Fifth Avenue

This year, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Ailey II's Artistic Director Emerita SYLVIA WATERS. The 2018 Mid-Career Award recipients are choreographer JESSICA LANG, and Program Director for Dance PD® to DAVID LEVENTHAL. (Dance PD® is a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group that has now been used as a model for classes in more than 250 communities in 25 countries).


December 6-8 at 7:30 PM
Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street

Chen Dance Center has supported and presented hundreds of young choreographers and dancers with its "newsteps" series for emerging choreographers. Selected through an open audition to present work in December are Keith Comley, Allison Plamondon, Javier Padilla, Caitlin Javech and Elisabeth Archer. Each receives a stipend, free rehearsal space and three performances at Chen Dance Center.


December 7 & 8 at 8 PM
Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, Bklyn.

Corona, longtime principal dancer with Ballet Hispanico, presents the premieres of two dance/theater works by choreographers Manuel Vignoulle, from Paris, and Guido Tuveri who, like Corona, is a native of Cagliari Sardinia. Dancers are Corona, Michael Bishop, Brian Castillo, James Johnson, Cassandra Orefice, and Mavi Villa, joined by singer Parris Lewis.


Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 PM
Gibney Dance, 53A Chambers Street
Free admission

Celia Ipiotis, founder and curator of Eye on Dance, will air a 1987 video episode on "Symthesizing Dance and Performance Art with Technology," in which she discusses the work of performance artists Meredith Monk and Ping Chong. Performance excerpts include segments from the artists' works. Following the taping, Ipiotis will speak with Myrna Packer and Art Bridgman, and Dan Madoff.

The Bang Group in Nut/Cracked

December 20-22 (Dec. 20 & 21 at 7 PM; Dec. 22 at 3 PM)
The Flea, 20 Thomas Street

The Bang Group's returns to The Flea with David Parker's notorious holiday show Nut/Cracked, with guest students from The Dalton School and The Frank Sinatra School for the Performing Arts. All the divertissements are there in Parker's choreography, and range from tap riffs, to en pointe ballet, with trips into the worlds of bubble wrap, disco, and Chinese take-out noodles. Tchaikovsky's beloved score played as is, and also in renderings by Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller.


December 22 at 8 PM
Theater for the New city, 155 First Avenue

Alessandra Belloni and I Giullari di Piazza join forces with members of the Native American company Silvercloud Singers & Dancers, and African percussionist Kevin Nathaniel for "Drums of Illumination," a journey back in time into a world of ritual drumming, vocals and trance dances.

One Foot (in Front of the Other)

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3 PM
92nd St. Y
1395 Lexington Avenue

Veteran choreographer Aileen Passloff presents a unique program of her own works and dances by choreographers with whom she has worked in the past, including James Waring, Marta Renzi, and Remy Charlip.

Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey

March 12 & 13
Kaye Playhouse
68th Street between Park & Lexington

The Ballet Contemporaneo de Camaguey will make its U.S. debut with two performances - a children's show on March 12 and an evening performance on March 13th of works by company director Pedro Ruiz, remembered as a principal dancer and choreographer of Ballet Hispanico.


March 18-23, 2019
Symphony Space
Broadway & 95th Street

100+ dancers, from countries around the world, will come to New York to dance, in both classical and contemporary styles, for medals, scholarships, and company contracts. Judges will once again include Andris Liepa, Charles Jude, and other international dance figures. And congratulations to Valentina Kozlova on being named by the Carnegie Corp. as a 2018 Distinguished Immigrant.


June 6-9
Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue

The whiz-kids, all trained at Feld's tuition-free school, return in a repertory of works by Feld and guest choreographers created especially for young dancers.

Dance Parade

May 18
starts at 21st St. & Broadway & parades to Tompkins Square Park

The Parade in 2018 took place on a rainy windy day in NYC, but the thousands of participants, in over 80 different styles of dance, paraded joyously in the rain - as we know, the dancers always come through!!! Hoping for better weather this year for Dance Parade.

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