Valentina Kozlova new Dance Trainee Program to begin in September 2023
Kozlova, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, announced her new Dance Trainee Program. Steeped in the revered Vaganova training method, the unique curriculum will be led by Kozlova and Olga Verterich, a team of 20 years. Classes address specific needs: ballet training, or preparation for auditions or competitions.
The Orchestra of the Bronx in Messiah
Sunday December 10, 3 PM
Lehman College / Lovinger Theater
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx
Admission is free - no reservations necessary
Michael Spierman, founder/conductor of The Orchestra of The Bronx, announces the annual presentation of Handel's Messiah, with the Orchestra joined by The Bronx Opera Chorus, soloists, and guest readers. The 2 or 3 line texts are selected from biblical sources by Charles Jennens, and delivered by members of the Bronx Community, including college presidents, political figures, newspaper editors, a Bronx honor student, a waiter at a popular Bronx restaurant, jazz artist Valerie Capers, Hon. Jose Marco Serrano, and more.
ST. MARK'S ROCKS CHRISTMAS!
Sunday December 10th at 4 PM
St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
131 E. 10th St.
$25; free for children
A dazzling lineup of performers in a Benefit Concert for St. Mark's Church, performing music that ranges from traditional Christmas carols that we know and love, to original compositions with messages of hope, reflection, and fun. Performers include: Mario Bosco, Clayton Bryant, Frankie Cirell, Yvonne Curry, Michelle Dellafave, Rebecca Lynn Goldfarb, Bobby Harden, Larry Marshall, Jeannine Otis, Nahoko Sugiyama, and Anthony Turner. Proceeds will help with necessary repairs and upkeep of the historic St. Mark's Church.
I GIULLARI DI PIAZZA
Sunday December 17th at 5 PM
173 Mulberry St., Little Italy
Tickets start at $125
I Giullari's annual fundraiser is a celebration of life, joy, and community. The festive evening will include a delicious dinner in a Little Italy restaurant, awards to outstanding Italian/American contributors to the arts: Angelina Fiordellisi, Artistic & Executive Director of the Cherry Lane Theatre; actor/writer Saverio Guerra; director/photographer Lisa Leone; and author Alex Iantaffi; and a rousing performance of I Giullari's "Tarantata," an impeccably researched production of songs, tarantellas, and magic rituals used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula, along with healing chants and ritual drumming in honor of the Black Madonna.
VALENTINA KOZLOVA INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION
April 9 - 12, 2024
Kaye Playhouse, NYC
The Kozlova Competition returns with both classical ballet and contemporary dancers from around the world, dancing for company contracts, scholarships, and special prizes. Charles Jude returns as President of the Jury, which includes Nina Ananiashvilli, Brooklyn Mack, Mikko Nissinsen, and Virginie Mecene.
Denishawn on the Battery Dance Festival
August 17, 7 PM - free admission
Rockefeller Park, 75 Battery Place
The program of early modern dance will include five Denishawn works, drawn from the Denishawn production in 2021: Floor Plastique by Ted Shawn, performed by Limon2; Incense by Ruth St. Denis, performed by Katherine Crockett; Choeur Danse by Ted Shawn, trio performed by Dances We Dance; Waltz/Liebestraum by Ruth St. Denis, performed by Christine Dakin; The Cosmic Dance of Siva by Ted Shawn, performed by Antonio Fini.
Erasing Borders Dance Festival
September 23-24 at 7 PM; September 25 virtual
Ailey Citigroup Theatre, 405 West 55 St.
On this popular annual celebration of Indian dance, the Indo-American Arts Council will present 3 different programs, 2 live and 1 virtual. Dance styles include Bharatanatyam, Kathak and more; there will be workshops and talkbacks; and an appearance by the renowned artist Padma Shri Malavika Sarukkai.
DANCES I LOVE
April 29 at 7:30 p.m.; April 30 at 3 p.m.
Theater at St. Jeans
150 East 76th Street
Producer Audrey Ross announces a concert of dances she loves: performed by Donna Clark, Christine Dakin, Margie Gillis, Valentina Kozlova, and a group work by Lydia Johnson Dance Company. Choreography by Eleo Pomare, Gillis, Kozlova, Johnson, Janet Collins, and Lorn MacDougal.
NEW YORK SCANDIA SYMPHONY
April 13, 8:00 p.m.
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
Under the baton of Dorrit Madsen, the Orchestra continues
to present works by Scandinavian composers.
Program: Helios Overture by Carl Nielsen; Concertino for Two Horns and Orchestra by Friedrich Kuhlau; "At the Castle Gate" (from Pelleas et Melisande) and Karelia Suite by Jean Sibelius; and Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 by Hugo Alfven.
Bronx Opera Company in LADY IN THE DARK
Jan. 28 & 29; Feb. 4 & 5
Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
250 Bedford Park Blvd.
Bronx Opera Company is proud to present a rare NYC performance of Lady in the Dark, the musical with book by Moss Hart, music by Kurt Weill, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. The most popular songs from the landmark musical are The Saga of Jenny, My Ship and Tchaikovsky.
White-McGuire and Soto in The Tongue of the Flame
Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19 at 7:30 PM
Westbeth Studio Theater, 55 Bethune St. (11th floor)
Blakeley White-McGuire and Daniel Fetecua Soto will repeat their co-choreographed duet The Tongue of the Flame, danced for the first time to an original score by Colombian musician/composer Pablo Mayor.
Saturday, May 21, 2022
starts on 20th St. & Broadway, ends in Tompkins Park
The 16th Annual Dance Parade returns, live, for "Back to the Streets," a grand celebration of dance with thousands of paraders engaging in 100 styles of dance. Grand Marshals this year are heidi Latsky, Rich Medina, and Eduardo Vilaro.
LIMÓN DANCE COMPANY
April 19-May 1
at the Joyce, 175 Eighth Avenue
The renowned company returns for two weeks of live performances with two different programs. New works are by African choreographer Olivier Tapaga, and Raul Tamez of Mexico. Doris Humphrey's Air for the G String will be included in one program; and Limón works range from very early to his last work Waldstein Sonata. Artistic Director Dante Puleio is recreating Limón’s Danzas Mexicanas from the drawings and writings left by the choreographer. Other Limón works are his iconic solo Chaconne, and the majestic Psalm.
RED SHELL MGMT’S KITCHEN CHOREOGRAPHY BLOG
an online cook book
Edward Schoelwer, Director of Red Shell Mgmt., has added a blog of yummy recipes by past and current dance luminaires, including George Balanchine, Misty Copeland, Elizabeth Zimmer, Dante Puleio, Arthur Mitchell, and dozens more.
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