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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. Wed Oct 1 - Sun Oct 19
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Michal Samama

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

In Background Materials, Samama draws attention to the less predominant senses. 

  1. The Chocolate Factory 5-49 49th Ave, between Vernon Blvd and 5th St, 11101
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Oct 4
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Ivana Müller

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

As part of the 2014 Crossing the Line Festival, the choreographer offers two works that challenge the traditional audience-performer relationship. 

  1. New York Live Arts 219 W 19th St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sun Oct 5
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Xavier Le Roy

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

The 2014 Crossing the Line Festival celebrates the career of the always-intriguing French choreographer in Retrospective.

  1. MoMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Ave, at 46th Ave
  2. Thu Oct 2 - Mon Dec 1
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Dance in pictures

Jeremy Wade and Mark Tompkins [slide show]

Wade and Tompkins perform their collaboratively-developed, raucous duet Stardust, as part of the 2014 Queer New York International Arts Festival.

Kyle Abraham [slide show]

Kicking off the fall season at New York Live Arts are two programs by Kyle Abraham, including the full-length premiere of The Watershed.

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. 

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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

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

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

Christopher Wheeldon

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  • Critics choice

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

  • Critics choice
  • 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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