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The best dance performances and dance events in NYC

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Ronald K. Brown and Evidence at the Joyce Theater (slide show)

Ronald K. Brown celebrates his company's 30th anniversary season at the Joyce Theater with two programs that show his ravishing range.

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Dressing-room playlist: Marika Anderson

Marika Anderson of the corps de ballet, shares her most inspirational songs

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Kate Weare Company at the BAM Fisher (slide show)

Choreographer Kate Weare explores sexual fantasy in Dark Lark, which features an original cello score by Chris Lancaster.

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Free events at A Bailar: Dance at the Center

In conjunction with A Bailar: Dance at the Center, a three-week Latin dance festival, New York City Center hosts an array of pre- and post-show events—free for ticket holders—including lessons in flamenco, mambo, salsa and tango; an exhibit of contemporary Cuban and Cuban-American art; a panel discussion; and a tango dance party. 

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Martha Graham Dance Company at the Joyce Theater (slide show)

Artistic director Janet Eilber presents the Martha Graham Dance Company in its "Shape & Design" season at the Joyce Theater.

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Critics’ picks: Dance

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Vicky Shick Dance

Choreographer Vicky Shick revisits her Pathétique, Miniatures in Details, as part of the Harkness Dance Festival. The dancers—Shick, Olsi Gjeci, Omagbitse Omagbemi, Marilyn Maywald and Lily Gold in a new prologue—cultivate a private, intimate world and wear costumes by Barbara Kilpatrick that create sound as they move. In accordance with the festival's "stripped/dressed" format, designed by curator Doug Varone, the first act will feature an exaggerated version of the dance to reveal aspects of the piece that might otherwise go unnoticed.

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Sundays on Broadway

Cathy Weis launches the winter season of her ongoing series, featuring film screenings, performances, readings and more.

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PLATFORM 2015: Sara Mearns and Rashaun Mitchell + Sterling Hyltin and Jodi Melnick

The second round of PLATFORM 2015 performances pairs two acclaimed NYCB principal dancers with contemporary choreographers. Sara Mearns works with former Merce Cunningham Dance Company member Rashaun Mitchell, and Sterling Hyltin collaborates with the luminous Jodi Melnick.

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Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance

Paul Taylor unveils his newest enterprise in its inaugural season.

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Top dance stories

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Carmen de Lavallade looks back at her six-decade career

The modern-dance legend goes solo in As I Remember It at the Baryshnikov Arts Center

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Douglas Dunn opens up about shame, aging and the BAM Fisher

The veteran choreographer talks about his new dance Aidos, named after the goddess of shame

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Michele Wiles and Jay Donn talk about their new dance

What happens when ballet and flex meet? Don't miss the collaboration Something Sampled at New York Live Arts.

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New York City Ballet's Andrew Veyette on the new Justin Peck and the aging male body

Golf and ballet? They're one and the same, according to New York City Ballet principal Andrew Veyette.

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Dressing-room playlists

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Dressing-room playlist: Marika Anderson

Marika Anderson, member of the corps de ballet, shares her most inspirational songs

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Dressing-Room Playlist: Duane Gosa

Duane Gosa, a member of the stupendous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo since 2013, shares his playlist for the company's December season. See him in tutu splendor at the Joyce Theater, where the Trocks, led by Tory Dobrin, return  December 16 through January 4.For me, music is always present. My life runs on a soundtrack, and music has guided so much of my life I don't think I could exist without it. I was introduced to dance through my music education, and I connect to dance so much because I feel it's the closest I can get to actually being the music. It's incredible that I get to call this my job; still, balancing 165 pounds in a pair of pointe shoes eight shows a week can be trying, and sometimes you need a little more motivation than an extra pair of lashes. A good groove can give you life.1. "Rapture" by Blondie"Debbie Harry makes me nostalgic for NYC in the '70s. Her music, style, and cheekbones are undeniably punk rock, but she also had the allure of Marilyn Monroe. "Rapture" has a funky groove with a solid bass line, plus Debbie Harry raps!  It's a bit whimsical, but I dig it." 2. "I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston"Really, anything Whitney will get the dressing room going. Her voice is so pure and great to sing along to because her power masks any of our vocal shortcomings." 3. "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer"Hypnotic. The high energy beat complemented by her entrancing, melodic voice get me pumped, focused and feeling sexy. It has the right amount

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Dressing-room playlist: Dylan Tedaldi

“Right before I go out on stage, I like to listen to music I can groove to. On my pre-performance playlist, I usually include one or two songs from the piece I’m dancing in (just in case I have to go over some choreography last minute), but I listen mostly to stuff that gets my stank face going. I have a very short attention span, so I like to rotate between electronic songs and more acoustic ones. My dad’s old favorites always seem to make their way onto my playlist to. Anything that gets my bones rattling is a pretty safe bet.” The Boston native and member of the National Ballet of Canada performs the role of Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He is scheduled to dance September 9 and 11 at 7:30pm and Sept 13 at 8pm.  1. "Get Up Offa That Thing" by James Brown    "This is usually the first song I play when I walk into my dressing room before a show. I like to start my pre-performance ritual with some easy grooving; James Brown helps me get grounded, figuratively and literally."  2. "Victor" by Prinze George "One of my favorite contemporary songs. As soon as the beat drops at :25, I'm set for the day."  3. "I Don't Feel Like Dancin' " by Scissor Sisters "Dancing is my passion, but it's also my job. Ballet is a lot of work, and sometimes it just flat out hurts. I play this song when I need to get out of my pessimistic funk. I'm pretty sure the Scissor Sisters worked some witchcraft into this jam because halfwa

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Dressing-room playlist: Bradley Schlagheck

The Boston Ballet soloist prepares for the stage at the David H. Koch Theater

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Dance in pictures

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BalletNext at New York Live Arts (slide show)

Artistic director Michele Wiles offers three new dances, including a collaboration with Jay Donn, in her company's season.

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Miguel Gutierrez premieres a new work (slide show)

Miguel Gutierrez brightens up the American Realness festival with the second part of his series, subtitled Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or the Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@&.

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Jack Ferver at Abrons (slide show)

Jack Ferver explores the life and art of Fred Herko in Night Light Bright Light, performed by Reid Bartelme and himself.

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Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc. [slide show]

The theatrical company shows off its comedic flair in the new work Hapless Bizarre, and blends Shakespeare, José Limón and motown in Elkins's Mo(or)town/Redux. 

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater [slide show]

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates its female dancers—including Linda Celeste Sims—as part of its December season at New York City Center. 

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo [slide show]

The glorious all-male company performs its comic renditions of classical ballets and more. 

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