Dixon Place commissioned theater-minded dance maker Mark Dendy to make this complex, dreamy docu-portrait of controversial figure Chelsea Manning, showing her as her mind roils as she is sentenced for her role in exposing state secrets. Coming to grips with Manning's deeds and whether we condone them or punish them is one of the issues we should keep constantly before our eyes; it is a blessing that Dendy has found a way to do so while also ravishing our senses.
New York is brimful of wonderful dance offerings this fall starting in September, and there will be plenty of ballet, contemporary and postmodern dance performances to keep even the hungriest culture fan satisfied. You’ll find perennial favorites, like Fall for Dance, and New York icons, like Miguel Gutierrez; you’ll find politically astute dance-theater provocations and a frothy Swan Lake. Be sure to check out these fall events, but also keep abreast of the best dance show this week—we’re in a golden age, people, and you’ll want to see as much as you can. Read our list of the top shows to see, ranked chronologically.
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