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Critics’ picks: Dance

New York City Ballet Fall 2014

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The company returns with a promising fall season.

  1. David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center) 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 63rd St
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sun Oct 19
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Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion

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  • Critics choice

The NYLA resident commissioned artist explores the civil-rights movements in two programs.

  1. New York Live Arts (Dance Theater Workshop) 219 W 19th St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves, 10011
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Sat Oct 4
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T.R.A.S.H.

  • Price band: 1/4

As part of the Queer New York International Arts Festival, this Dutch company presents a work that tracks the relationship of a man and a woman—and many wigs—as they explore their desire for each

  1. Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement 466 Grand St, at Pitt St, 10002
  2. Wed Sep 24
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Sujata Goel

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Queer New York International Arts Festival presents Dancing Girl. To prepare for the work, Goel documented her behavior and used the data to create a fictional character version of herself.

  1. Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement 466 Grand St, at Pitt St, 10002
  2. Sat Sep 27
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Dance in pictures

Fall for Dance Festival at the Delacorte Theater [slide show]

The Fall for Dance Festival, presented by New York City Center in association with the Public Theater, kicks off with two performances at the Delacorte Theater on September 12 and 13. Lil Buck, who

Michelle Dorrance [slide show]

The extraordinary tap dancer Michelle Dorrance fires up the stage at this season's Downtown Dance Festival. 

Lori Belilove & the Isadora Duncan Dance Company [slide show]

Lori Belilove & the Isadora Duncan Dance Company explore the heritage of modern dance at the Downtown Dance Festival.

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Top dance stories

The new Romeos

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NYCB introduces two new heartthrobs: Zachary Catazaro and Taylor Stanley.

Pam Tanowitz

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  • Critics choice

What do Ashley Tuttle, Morton Feldman and the FLUX Quartet add up to? The Blue Ballet.

Elizabeth Streb

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  • Critics choice

Before she conquers the Olympics, the hardware junkie takes over the Park Avenue Armory.

Christopher Wheeldon

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The choreographer is back at New York City Ballet for a triple bill.


New York's best: Dance

Joyce Theater

  • Price band: 2/4

The intimate space, once a cinema, is a fine setting for dance.

  1. 175 Eighth Ave, (at 19th St)
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Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

This gorgeous, high-ceilinged sanctuary for downtown dance is at its most sublime when the music is live.

  1. 131 E 10th St, (at Second Ave)
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The Kitchen

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  • Free

Best known as an avant-garde theater space, the Kitchen also offers experimental dance by inventive, often provocative artists.

  1. 512 W 19th St, (between Tenth and Eleventh Aves)
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New York City Center

  • Price band: 4/4

Before Lincoln Center changed the cultural geography of New York, this was the home of the New York City Ballet (originally known as the Ballet Society).

  1. 131 W 55th St, (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)
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