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Critics’ picks: Dance

American Ballet Theatre Fall 2014

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The company takes on the David H. Koch Theater for its fall season.

  1. David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center) 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 63rd St
  2. Until Sun Nov 2
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Dean Moss

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Moss explores the complicated legacy of white abolitionist John Brown in a production that includes video performances of a script commissioned from playwright Thomas Bradshaw.

  1. The Kitchen 512 W 19th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. Until Sat Oct 25
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BalletCollective

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The company performs two new works by Troy Schumacher, a member of New York City Ballet.

  1. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 La Guardia Pl, at Washington Sq South, 10012
  2. Wed Oct 29 - Thu Oct 30
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Steve Paxton: Selected Works

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The lovely Dia:Beacon honors pivotal choreographer Steve Paxton on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his piece Flat.

  1. Dia:Beacon 3 Beekman St
  2. Until Sun Oct 26
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Dance in pictures

L.A. Dance Project [slide show]

Benjamin Millepied, the former New York City Ballet principal and current director of the Paris Opera Ballet, unveils his company in works by William Forsythe, Justin Peck and himself.

Jennifer Monson [slide show]

The singular Jennifer Monson returns to her exploration of the body as an archive of experience and place, Live Dancing Archive.

Jodi Melnick [slide show]

In Moment Marigold, Jodi Melnick makes her BAM debut in a new trio with Maggie Thom and Grace Skove-Epes. 

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.

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Top dance stories

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

  • Price band: 2/4
  • 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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