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The best dance performances and dance events in NYC

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Check out Karole Armitage's On the Nature of Things

The Milstein Hall of Ocean Life is transformed by choreographer Karole Armitage in her extravagant premiere, On the Nature of Things, which explores climate change with the help of Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich, a professor of biology and population studies at Stanford University.

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Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray invades the Park Avenue Armory with his flex crew

In FLEXN, a celebration of spectacular street-dance form, Reggie Gray teams up with director Peter Sellars

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Check out shots of Dance Cartel at NYLA

Ani Taj and the Dance Cartel present an in-progress showing of Wet Clutch, which is inspired by Hollywood's female heroes from the past 50 years. The production will eventually turn into a public dance event.

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Take a look at Pam Tanowitz's PLATFORM 2015 event

Choreographer Pam Tanowitz works with six dancers—Devin Alberda, Jenelle Manzi, Russell Janzen, Gretchen Smith, Dylan Crossman and Melissa Toogood—to create a dance in a day (a dance a drift in the cosmos). The open rehearsal and performance, captured March 23, is part of PLATFORM 2015: Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets.

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Check out these photos from a rehearsal of Liz Gerring Dance Company

Choreographer Liz Gerring is inspired by a summer spent near Glacier Lake in Colorado in glacial, a work for eight set to an electronic score by Michael Schumacher. Here, the dance is photographed at New 42nd Street Studios.

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Critics’ picks: Dance

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Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance

Paul Taylor unveils his newest enterprise in its inaugural season. 

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Gillian Walsh

Walsh presents her latest: Scenario: Script to Perform, in which she continues to employ meticulous written scores as a means to "orient the performer away frome extroversion and towards form." 

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Rashaun Mitchell

Former Merce Cunningham dancer Rashaun Mitchell continues his choreographic explorations in his newest evening-length work, Light Years, featuring Silas Riener, Cori Kresge, Hiroki Ichinose and Melissa Toogood.

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Stephen Petronio Company

With his Joyce season, Petronio highlights the inauguration of the Bloodlines series, a five-year project to add masterworks by legendary postmodern choreographers to the company repertory. 

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Top dance stories

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Eran Bugge weighs in on the new season of Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance

Paul Taylor calls her “my bug.” For the rest of us, Eran Bugge is a strong, sumptuous dancer who has transformed from an ingenue into a performer of radiant depth during her time as a member of Taylor’s company.

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Sterling Hyltin talks about PLATFORM 2015

The New York City Ballet principal heads to Danspace Project for a collaboration with Jodi Melnick

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Carmen de Lavallade looks back at her six-decade career

The modern-dance legend goes solo in As I Remember It at the Baryshnikov Arts Center

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Douglas Dunn opens up about shame, aging and the BAM Fisher

The veteran choreographer talks about his new dance Aidos, named after the goddess of shame

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Dressing-room playlists

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Dressing-room playlist: Marika Anderson

Marika Anderson, member of the corps de ballet, shares her most inspirational songs

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Dressing-Room Playlist: Duane Gosa

Duane Gosa, a member of the stupendous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo since 2013, shares his playlist for the company's December season. See him in tutu splendor at the Joyce Theater, where the Trocks, led by Tory Dobrin, return  December 16 through January 4.For me, music is always present. My life runs on a soundtrack, and music has guided so much of my life I don't think I could exist without it. I was introduced to dance through my music education, and I connect to dance so much because I feel it's the closest I can get to actually being the music. It's incredible that I get to call this my job; still, balancing 165 pounds in a pair of pointe shoes eight shows a week can be trying, and sometimes you need a little more motivation than an extra pair of lashes. A good groove can give you life.1. "Rapture" by Blondie"Debbie Harry makes me nostalgic for NYC in the '70s. Her music, style, and cheekbones are undeniably punk rock, but she also had the allure of Marilyn Monroe. "Rapture" has a funky groove with a solid bass line, plus Debbie Harry raps!  It's a bit whimsical, but I dig it." 2. "I'm Your Baby Tonight" by Whitney Houston"Really, anything Whitney will get the dressing room going. Her voice is so pure and great to sing along to because her power masks any of our vocal shortcomings." 3. "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer"Hypnotic. The high energy beat complemented by her entrancing, melodic voice get me pumped, focused and feeling sexy. It has the right amount

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Dressing-room playlist: Dylan Tedaldi

“Right before I go out on stage, I like to listen to music I can groove to. On my pre-performance playlist, I usually include one or two songs from the piece I’m dancing in (just in case I have to go over some choreography last minute), but I listen mostly to stuff that gets my stank face going. I have a very short attention span, so I like to rotate between electronic songs and more acoustic ones. My dad’s old favorites always seem to make their way onto my playlist to. Anything that gets my bones rattling is a pretty safe bet.” The Boston native and member of the National Ballet of Canada performs the role of Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He is scheduled to dance September 9 and 11 at 7:30pm and Sept 13 at 8pm.  1. "Get Up Offa That Thing" by James Brown    "This is usually the first song I play when I walk into my dressing room before a show. I like to start my pre-performance ritual with some easy grooving; James Brown helps me get grounded, figuratively and literally."  2. "Victor" by Prinze George "One of my favorite contemporary songs. As soon as the beat drops at :25, I'm set for the day."  3. "I Don't Feel Like Dancin' " by Scissor Sisters "Dancing is my passion, but it's also my job. Ballet is a lot of work, and sometimes it just flat out hurts. I play this song when I need to get out of my pessimistic funk. I'm pretty sure the Scissor Sisters worked some witchcraft into this jam because halfwa

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Dressing-room playlist: Bradley Schlagheck

The Boston Ballet soloist prepares for the stage at the David H. Koch Theater

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Dance in pictures

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BalletNext at New York Live Arts (slide show)

Artistic director Michele Wiles offers three new dances, including a collaboration with Jay Donn, in her company's season.

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Miguel Gutierrez premieres a new work (slide show)

Miguel Gutierrez brightens up the American Realness festival with the second part of his series, subtitled Asian Beauty @ the Werq Meeting or the Choreographer & Her Muse or &:@&.

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Jack Ferver at Abrons (slide show)

Jack Ferver explores the life and art of Fred Herko in Night Light Bright Light, performed by Reid Bartelme and himself.

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Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc. [slide show]

The theatrical company shows off its comedic flair in the new work Hapless Bizarre, and blends Shakespeare, José Limón and motown in Elkins's Mo(or)town/Redux. 

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater [slide show]

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates its female dancers—including Linda Celeste Sims—as part of its December season at New York City Center. 

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo [slide show]

The glorious all-male company performs its comic renditions of classical ballets and more. 

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