The best dance performances and dance events in NYC

Critics’ picks: Dance

National Ballet of Canada

The company performs Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

  1. David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center) 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 63rd St
  2. Tue Sep 9 - Sun Sep 14
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Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

  • Critics choice

The dance company and acclaimed radio host join forces in an offbeat performance of, as Glass puts it, two art forms that "have no business being together."

  1. The Town Hall 123 W 43rd St, between Sixth Ave and Broadway
  2. Wed Sep 10 - Fri Sep 12
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Trajal Harrell

Harrell offers the first installment, "The Practice," of his new performance inquiry into Butoh, In one step are a thousand animals.

  1. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W 53rd St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10019
  2. Thu Sep 4 - Fri Sep 5
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Mazzini Dance Collective

The company—a platform for the choreography of renowned former Paul Taylor Dance Company member Annmaria Mazzini—presents its debut New York season.

  1. Ailey Citigroup Theater 405 W 55th St, at Ninth Ave
  2. Sat Sep 6 - Sun Sep 7
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Dance in pictures

Michelle Dorrance [slide show]

The extraordinary tap dancer Michelle Dorrance fires up the stage at this season's Downtown Dance Festival. 

Lori Belilove & the Isadora Duncan Dance Company [slide show]

Lori Belilove & the Isadora Duncan Dance Company explore the heritage of modern dance at the Downtown Dance Festival.

Rennie Harris Puremovement [slide show]

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

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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

  • 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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