|Fridays at Noon | DAVID PARKER: FILM, MUSICALS AND NOIR-INSPIRED DANCE
Fri, Sep 18, 12 pm, tickets $10 online / $15 at door
David Parker, known for his witty and sophisticated rhythmic choreography, invites fellow noted choreographers Jane Comfort, Doug Elkins and Sally Silvers to show work inspired by film and musicals. Parker’s company, The Bang Group, with Caleb Teicher, also performs eye-opening “noir” tap.
Fridays at Noon | SIN CHA HONG: LAUGHING STONE: A MASTER IN TANDEM WITH LEGACY
Fri, Oct 2, 12 pm, tickets $10 online / $15 at door
Korean national treasure Sin cha Hong is a noted avant-garde performance artist whose bold and striking vision has influenced generations of Korean choreographers including the powerful and nuanced Jin Han and Eun Mi, who appear with Ms. Hong on this program.
Dig Dance | SIN CHA HONG: LAUGHING STONE
Fri, Oct 2 and Sat, Oct 3, 8 pm, tickets from $15
One of Korea´s most influential contemporary performing artists. Sin Cha Hong is a noted dancer, choreographer, and vocalist whose avant-garde vision has “the ability to combine the Minimalist esthetic of American experimental dance with the concentration found in Asian theater.” (Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times)
Fridays at Noon | JANET ROSS: THE HIDDEN EROTIC BODY OF SOVIET BALLET
Fri, Oct 16, 12 pm, tickets $10 online /$15 at door
40 years after his death, rarely seen works created by the renegade Russian choreographer Leonid Yakobson are performed by dancers from San Francisco Ballet’s trainee program, including Yakobson’s Rodin duets censored for their frank eroticism by Soviet authorities. Janice Ross, author of a new book on Yakobson, Like a Bomb Going Off, screens rare film clips and moderates a panel of Yakobson experts.
Dig Dance | COLLEEN THOMAS: HER(E) REPETITIVE BLUEPRINT
Fri, Oct 23 and Sat, Oct 24 at 8 pm; Sun, Oct 25, 3 pm, tickets from $15
In Thomas’ first evening-length piece, Her(e) Repetitive Blueprint, the inevitability of our perception is called into question. A web of perceived social, gender and racial narratives runs rampant across the shapes and mounds of bodies.
Fridays at Noon | CHARLES REINHART IN CONVERSATION AND DANCE WITH MARTHA CLARKE AND SHEN WEI
Fri, Nov 6, 12 pm, tickets $10 online /$15 at door
Charles Reinhart, former director of the American Dance Festival for 43 years, brings Martha Clarke and Shen Wei together for a spirited discussion and live showing of their work by their respective companies.
Dig Dance | 360° DANCE COMPANY: HUMAN
Fri, Nov 6 and Sat, Nov 7, 8 pm; Sun, Nov 8, 3 pm, tickets from $20
360° Dance Company presents huMAN, an evening of dance exploring the connections that illuminate our understanding of humanity. Artistic director Martin Lofsnes uses the performance to uncover the raw potential that lies within the body itself and the potential synergy between bodies. The program includes the NY premiere of Half-moon hanging in the clear blue sky and the world premiere of Other Room, a work inspired by Lofsnes’ friendship with the late, great Mary Anthony.
Fridays at Noon | MURRAY LOUIS: A CELEBRATION OF THE LEGENDARY CHOREOGRAPHER
Fri, Nov 20, 12 pm, tickets $10 online / $15 at door
Murray Louis, one of modern dance’s most revered choreographers, revives his distinctive dances from the early Bach Suite (1956) to Geometrics (1974) to the eponymous Four Brubeck Pieces (1984). A panel discussion includes original dancers in the Murray Louis Dance Company, archival footage and a reading from Louis’s collection of essays, Inside Dance.
Fridays at Noon | EDISA WEEKS: DANCING ON THE SHOULDERS: RADICAL BLACK PRESENCE IN AMERICAN DANCE
Fir, Dec 11, 12 pm, tickets $10 online / $15 at door
Choreographer Edisa Weeks invites others to share their work and discuss navigating the pressures to represent, redefine, radicalize and reflect their own point of view within the context of American Society.
Dig Dance | DANCING KOREA
Fri, Dec 18 and Sat, Dec 19, 8 pm; Sun, Dec 20, 3 pm, tickets from $20
This vibrant celebration of dance from Korea features traditional forms as well as new works by contemporary artists. Artists include Ju Bin Kim (winner of Dong Competition 2014), Youn Puluem, Won Kim, Yook Wan Soon, Moonsuk Choi, Suksoon Jung, Moon Lee Lee, Eun Mi Ahn, NungCoolPark and more.
OUT OF ISRAEL
Fri, Jan 15, 12 pm & 8 pm, tickets $10 online / $15 at door
Israeli choreographers gather for a sixth year in our showcase highlighting the current vibe of bold, visceral Israeli contemporary dance. This concert presents excerpts of dances by Nir de Volff, DaNaKa Dance, Tami Stronach, Sharon Vazana and Omar and Tal Galan.
Master classes for pre-professional and professional dancers available on January 14.
Fridays at Noon | BRIAN ROGERS FOREFRONT: THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY THEATER
Fri, Jan 22, 12 pm, tickets $10 online / $15 at door
Brian Rogers, the intrepid director of the award-winning The Chocolate Factory Theater in Long IslandCity, Queens, presents forward-thinking artists working in dance, theater, performance and multi-media to discuss their art and their careers.
Dig Dance | BROADWAY TAKES TWO
Fri, Apr 8, and Sat, Apr 9 at 8 PM; Sun, Apr 10, 3 PM, tickets from $25
Curated and directed by Justin Boccitto, Broadway Takes Two is an evening of classic and contemporary Broadway dance numbers reinvented by top choreographers and performed by New York’s finest dancers. Fun for the whole family!
Dig Dance | NEW YORK THEATER BALLET’S ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND FOLLIES
Sun, May 1, 3pm, tickets from $35 for adults, $25 for children
New York Theatre Ballet brings The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies with choreography by Keith Michael to 92Y! Follow Alice’s adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children’s literature.
Dig Dance | DANCE UP! THE NEXT GENERATION
Sun, May 8, 3 pm, tickets from $15
This juried, dynamic program features fresh works choreographed by high school dance artists throughout the metropolitan New York City area.
Dig Dance | KEIKO FUJII DANCE COMPANY: TAMASHII NO HIBIKI (SOUL VIBRATIONS)
Fri, May 20 and Sat, May 21, 8 pm; Sun, May 22, 3 pm, tickets from $25
Keiko Fujii Dance Company of Osaka, Japan, is joined by select dancers from New York in this collaboration with renowned Taiko drummer Kenny Endo. Tamashii no Hibiki/Soul Vibrations peeps into human beings’ minds, exploring the vibrations in the silent inner sanctuary of the body.