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The best dance performances and dance events in NYC


Critics’ picks: Dance

Ballet Preljocaj

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

The Joyce Theater sets up shop at Lincoln Center with choreographer Angelin Preljocaj's Snow White. Set to Mahler symphonies, with costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier and visual design by Thierry

  1. David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center) 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 63rd St
  2. Wed Apr 23 - Sun Apr 27
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Movement Research at the Judson Church Spring 2014

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This experimental-performance haven continues through the spring.

  1. Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Sq South, at Thompson St, 10012
  2. Mon May 5 - Mon Jun 16
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Dance Theatre of Harlem

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  • Critics choice

Last year, the historic black ballet company regrouped after an eight-year hiatus. 

  1. Rose Theater (at Frederick P. Rose Hall) Broadway, at 60th St
  2. Wed Apr 23 - Sun Apr 27
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Levi Gonzalez

  • Price band: 2/4
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Gonzalez, who hasn't presented an evening-length work since 2007's Clusterfuck, begins his new piece The Craft of the Father by accessing the interior—the guts, nerves, bones and

  1. The Chocolate Factory 5-49 49th Ave, between Vernon Blvd and 5th St, 11101
  2. Wed Apr 23 - Sat Apr 26
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Dance in pictures

Twyla Tharp [slide show]

Twyla Tharp unveils Cornbread Duet, a new dance set to music by the Carolina Chocolate Drops and featuring New York City Ballet principals Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild. 

Lance Gries [slide show]

In the new IF Immanent Field, Gries—along with Juliette Mapp, Diane Madden and Jimena Paz—honors the energy of live performance. You might also like Pam Tanowitz Dance [slide show] Pam Tanowitz

Martha Graham Dance Company [slide show]

Martha Graham Dance Company offers a program of classic works, as well as new, commissioned dances by Nacho Duato and Andonis Foniadakis. You might also like Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Kimberly Bartosik [slide show]

Bartosik presents You are my heat and glare.

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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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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: 1/4

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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  • Critics choice

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

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

  1. Sleep No More

    To untimely rip and paraphrase a line from Macbeth...

  2. Ballet Preljocaj

    The Joyce Theater sets up shop at Lincoln Center w...

  3. Dance Theatre of...

    Last year, the historic black ballet company regro...

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