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New York City Ballet Spring 2017

New York City Ballet Spring 2017

NYCB's spring season includes the Here/Now Festival, 10 shows that include 43 recent ballets by 22 choreographers

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Tap-dance star Michelle Dorrance tells us what makes her click
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Tap-dance star Michelle Dorrance tells us what makes her click

The innovative dancer-choreographer taps into the power of blues music

The eight best dance studios in NYC
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The eight best dance studios in NYC

Get active by heading to these dance studios in NYC

Dance classes for adults
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Dance classes for adults

Get moving and grooving whatever your skill level with these dance classes

Critics’ picks: Dance

Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People’s TV Room

Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People’s TV Room

The striking Okpokwasili investigates narratives, mythmaking and amnesia about women's resistance in Nigeria

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Jimena Paz: Yellow

Jimena Paz: Yellow

Paz draws on memories of Argentina to explore questions of foreignness, memory and authorship in a solo dance

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

The Western company's eighth Joyce season includes three New York premieres

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James Sewell Ballet: Titicut Follies—The Ballet

James Sewell Ballet: Titicut Follies—The Ballet

Sewell's ballet is inspired by Frederick Wiseman's controversial 1967 documentary about a prison for the criminally insane

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New York Theatre Ballet

New York Theatre Ballet

The company continues its Uptown/Downtown/Dance series and offers a child-friendly take on Lewis Carroll

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WestFest Dance Festival
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WestFest Dance Festival

This annual festival takes over the Westbeth Artists' Residence building with site-specific performances throughout the space

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Twyla Tharp tells us about her 50th Anniversary Tour
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Twyla Tharp tells us about her 50th Anniversary Tour

The superstar choreographers who make the leap into the pop culture

Exclusive: Watch a behind-the-scenes video from Broadway's An American in Paris
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Exclusive: Watch a behind-the-scenes video from Broadway's An American in Paris

The most exciting new offering for dance fans has been An American in Paris

Leanne Cope trades in the Royal Ballet for Broadway
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Leanne Cope trades in the Royal Ballet for Broadway

The ballerina stars in An American in Paris, directed by Christopher Wheeldon

Ralph Lemon reflects on his multiplatform work Scaffold Room
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Ralph Lemon reflects on his multiplatform work Scaffold Room

There’s something infinitely puckish about Ralph Lemon

Dance in pictures

Take a look at Jaamil Olawale Kosoko's daring new performance #negrophobia
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Take a look at Jaamil Olawale Kosoko's daring new performance #negrophobia

The Detroit native and performance art explorer makes a poetic foray into identity and erotic anxiety

Let your heart leap at these images of Batsheva's Young Ensemble in Decadance
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Let your heart leap at these images of Batsheva's Young Ensemble in Decadance

Ohad Naharin's legendary company sends in an impressive team with a work that reveals the joy of generational change

See photos from Cloud Gate Dance Theatre's latest image-rich work
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See photos from Cloud Gate Dance Theatre's latest image-rich work

Take a look as the Taiwanese company visits BAM with the video-saturated Rice

Check out pictures of the Evening of Colombian Dance in Battery Park
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Check out pictures of the Evening of Colombian Dance in Battery Park

The Battery Dance Festival took viewers on a dance-filled vacation to South America, all without leaving New York harbor

Try to keep from dancing while looking at DanceBrazil’s 2015 season
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Try to keep from dancing while looking at DanceBrazil’s 2015 season

The 30-year-old company returns to the Joyce Theater for a program about brotherhood

Stunning sunset images from the Battery Dance Festival
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Stunning sunset images from the Battery Dance Festival

Five companies danced the night away in front of the Statue of Liberty