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Dancin’ Around Town, a Mar/Apr sked

You already know to anticipate Paul Taylor’s New York season, beginning March 16th (through April 3rd) at Lincoln Center. If you are a Taylor aficionado, you can revisit some of past years’ classics and see the new this season. If this is your first encounter, expect a spectacular array of dance pieces, including a tribute to the Martha Graham Dance Company’s 90th anniversary. All programs will be accompanied by live music by the St. Luke’s Orchestra, under the baton of Donald York, long-time Music Director and Conductor.

Over at the New School, its newly formed College of Performing Arts is partnering with the Martha Graham Dance Company. The College, overseen by Executive Dean Richard Kessler, includes the Mannes School of Music, The School of Jazz at The New School, and The School of Drama. The New School’s College of Performing Arts will present Martha Graham Dance Company’s 2016 New York Season, its 90th anniversary year at New York City Center on April 14, 15,16, and 18.  The performances will be accompanied by live music from the Mannes Orchestra, conducted by David Hayes

The Miami City Ballet is at Lincoln Center from April 13th to 17th. There will be world premiere commissioned works on the large Koch stage.  Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, Liam Scarlett, Twyla Tharp and Balanchine are on the bill.


goldendragonOn Sunday, March 13th, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College offers a performance by The Golden Dragon Acrobats  at 3pm. The Golden Dragon Acrobats, who originate in the Hebei and Henan provinces of the People’s Republic of China, have toured the United States continuously since 1978. In 2005, their performances at The New Victory Theater earned them two Drama Desk Awards.

Amanda Mponlive: Rockitaerials presents the New York City Premiere of Circo de la Luna
Amanda Moonlive: Rockitaerials presents the New York City Premiere of Circo de la Luna

Circo de la Luna is an original hybrid circus– which incorporates high wire, contortion and comedy created by NYC-based aerialist Amanda Topaz in partnership with Sonia Olla.  Aerial choreography by Sonia Olla and Ballet Hispanico choreographer Pedro Ruiz, directed by Mark Lonergan. The New York City premiere of Circo de la Luna is presented by Rockitaerials on April 21-22, 2016 at the Rose Nagelberg Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center.

Ballet Hispanico takes its mission to share and reflect the ever-changing diversity of Latino culture by creating new American danceworks with a Latin inflection. Ballet Hispanico is having a big 45th anniversary New York Season at the Joyce Theater,
April 5th-10th. The programs will include a New York Premiere of Flabbergast by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, Bury Me Standing by Ramón Oller, Club Havana by Pedro Ruiz.
So many of this city’s modern dance troupes have long histories. The Dance Theatre of Harlem, founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell, is no exception. Their spring season is from
April 6 through 9th at New York City Center.

An original performance piece, combining dance, interactive media and film, Bird Sing A Pretty Song from dancer Rebecca Margolick and composer and graphic artist Maxx Berkowitz is at the Theater at the 14th Street Y on April 7 & 9, 2016. The work, presented by LABAlive, is an exploration of how technology affects our sense of solitude, beauty and chaos.


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