Dance in New York: Critics' picks

Find the best dance events in New York this week, as chosen by Time Out's editors.

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Bolshoi Ballet

  • Price band: 2/4
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The glorious Bolshoi Ballet makes a six-day New York appearance as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. The company will perform Yuri Grigorovich's Swan Lake (July 15–20), Alexei Fadeyechev's 1999 production of Don Quixote (July 22, 23), based on choreography by Marius Petipa and Alexander

  1. David H. Koch Theater (at Lincoln Center) 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 63rd St
  2. Tue Jul 15 - Sun Jul 27
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Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

  • Price band: 2/4
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Various locations, times and prices; visit bkhiphopfestival.com for more details. If you've ever jammed out to dope artists like De La Soul, Jay Z or A Tribe Called Quest, than you definitely get why Brooklyn is the perfect place for a hip-hop fest. Even with some of the illest artists taking the

  1. Location TBA
  2. Sat Jul 12
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Trisha Brown Dance Company Exhibition: "Embodied Practice and Site-Specificity"

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The River to River festival takes on an archival component with an exhibition dedicated to the work of the Trisha Brown Dance Company that concentrates on Brown's early career as an artist working in New York City. In addition to photographs and programs and a costume piece, the show includes the

Catch 63

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Curators Jeff Larson, Andrew Dinwiddie and Caleb Hammons are back with another round of the informal Catch series. This installment includes the Georges, Niall Jones, Julie Atlas Muz, Andrew Ondrejcak, Kaneza Schaal, Tele-Violet and Nora Woolley.

  1. 51 Bergen St, between Court and Smith Sts, 11201
  2. $15
  3. Sat Jul 12
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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

  • Price band: 2/4
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As part of the Lincoln Center Festival, De Keersmaeker's Belgium-based company revisits four early, iconic works. The performances begin with Fase, Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich (1982), in which dancers embody Reich's Piano Phase, Come Out, Violin Phase and Clapping Music. The run

  1. Gerald W. Lynch Theater (at John Jay College) 899 Tenth Ave, between 58th and 59th Sts
  2. Sat Jul 12 - Wed Jul 16
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Walter Dundervill

  • Price band: 2/4
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Dundervill and dancers make use of everyday objects in a new performance installation, during which audience members can come and go as they please.

  1. Jack 505 ½ Waverly Ave, between Atlantic Ave and Fulton St, 11238
  2. Thu Jul 17 - Sat Jul 19
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Savion Glover

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The king of tap returns to the Joyce with the new show OM, featuring Marshall Davis Jr., Mari Fujibayashi, Keitaro Hosokawa and Olivia Rosenkrantz.

  1. Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Ave, at 19th St
  2. Sat Jul 12
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Harlem Meer Performance Festival

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  • Free

Fill the dog days of summer with jazz, blues and Latin jams at this weekly lakeside performance series. Bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy while you listen to Brazilian-jazz drummer Vanderlei Pereira (Aug 4), salsa singer Nayibe la Gitana (Aug 11), blues belter Sweet Georgia Brown (Aug 18),

  1. Central Park, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center enter at E 110th St and Fifth Ave
  2. Sun Jul 13
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Pilobolus

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The company returns to the Joyce for its annual season. This year, the heroic dancers showcase two new works, including The Inconsistent Pedaler, a collaboration with Israeli writer Etgar Keret, and On the Nature of Things, in addition to selections from their repertory.

  1. Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Ave, at 19th St
  2. Tue Jul 15 - Sun Aug 10
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Sleep No More

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
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To untimely rip and paraphrase a line from Macbeth: Our eyes are made the fools of the other senses, or else worth all the rest. A multitude of searing sights crowd the spectator's gaze at the bedazzling and uncanny theater installation Sleep No More. Your sense of space and depth---already

  1. 530 W 27th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
  2. $80–$120, premium $130–$170
  3. Sat Jul 12 - Wed Dec 31
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