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The best dance performances and dance events in NYC


Critics’ picks: Dance

Pilobolus

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The company returns to the Joyce for its annual season.

  1. Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Ave, at 19th St
  2. Mon Jul 28 - Sun Aug 10
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Victory Dance

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The theater hosts a free dance series geared toward kids and families.

  1. New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd St, between Seventh and Eighth Aves
  2. Thu Jul 31
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Paul Taylor Dance Company

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As part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the company performs Fibers (a rarely seen abstract work from 1961, whose movement recalls Taylor's Graham influence) and the ever-charming

  1. Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center W 62nd St, between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves
  2. Fri Aug 1
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Ragamala Dance + From Chinatown with Love: Chinese-American Arts Council Dancers + Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

Lincoln Center Out of Doors offers a mixed bill with the South Indian Bharata Natyam company Ragamala Dance in Song of the Jasmine, as well as performances by two Chinese-American troupes:

  1. Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center W 62nd St, between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves
  2. Thu Aug 7
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Dance in pictures

Bolshoi Ballet [slide show]

The glorious Bolshoi Ballet kicks off its Lincoln Center Festival run with three performances of Yuri Grigorovich's Swan Lake. You might also like Eszter Salamon [slide show] Salamon performs Dance

Savion Glover [slide show]

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

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet [slide show]

New artistic director Alexandra Damiani and associate choreographer Crystal Pite showcase the company in three programs.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater [slide show]

Artistic director Robert Battle continues to introduce works to the company repertoire.

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

Elizabeth Streb

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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

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The intimate space, once a cinema, is a fine setting for dance. Of the 472 seats at the Joyce, there’s not a single bad one. Companies and choreographers who present work here, including Ballet

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

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This gorgeous, high-ceilinged sanctuary for downtown dance is at its most sublime when the music is live. The work of choreographers who take on the four-sided performance space ranges from pure

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

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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

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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). City Center’s lavish decor is golden, as

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