UPDATE: Due to efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, all performances at New York City dance venues are now canceled. Stay on top of the latest news developments to find out when you can go see dance shows again.
For dance lovers, New York City always offers many good reasons to get moving. If your taste runs to classical ballet, you can often get your fill from New York City Ballet or American Ballet Theatre at Lincoln Center. For more modern fare, visit the Joyce Theatre, New York Live Arts, New York City Center, BAM or the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Looking for avant-garde work? You'll find it at the Skirball Center, the Chocolate Factory or Abrons Arts Center—and that's not to mention hip hop dance, international pageants, dance theater, Broadway musicals, experimental performance art and much more. Here are some of the best dance events coming to New York in the next few weeks.
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YouTube stars and MTV Video Music Award–nominated performer-choreographers Keone and Mari Madrid, who have created dances for Justin Bieber and So You Think You Can Dance, play the lead roles in this immersive dance musical created with Hideaway Circus's Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid Aviner. The story, told through West Coast urban dance, is loosely inspired by Romeo and Juliet; the design involves a large amount of yarn. [Note: Performances of Beyond Babel have been suspended through April 5.]
Austin McCormick and his neo-Baroque troupe (Queen of Hearts) specialize in lavish pageants that combine dance, burlesque and circus arts into a heady speciality cocktail. Their latest venture promises a sexy spin on lust, envy, greed and other deadlies.