Dance

The best dance performances and dance events in NYC


Critics’ picks: Dance

Downtown Dance Festival

  • Critics choice

Battery Dance Company offers its 33rd annual festival. The five-day series of events showcases an eclectic range of styles, and includes the Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance, curated by the

  1. Robert F. Wagner Park Battery Pl, between West St and 1st Pl
  2. Tue Aug 19 - Thu Aug 21
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Dance in pictures

Rennie Harris Puremovement [slide show]

Rennie Harris presents his acclaimed Philadelphia company at Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

Bolshoi Ballet [slide show]

The glorious Bolshoi Ballet kicks off its Lincoln Center Festival run with Yuri Grigorovich's Swan Lake.

Savion Glover [slide show]

Tap virtuoso Savion Glover takes the genre in a new direction in OM.

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The new Romeos

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

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

Pam Tanowitz

  • Price band: 1/4
  • 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

  • Price band: 1/4
  • 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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