Dance Listings for Dec. 27-Jan. two

December 27th, 2013

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? Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Friday via Jan. five) If your sweet tooth commences to ache from a “Nutcracker” sugar assault, Alvin Ailey’s holiday getaway period is a savory antidote. An remarkable spectrum of functions thrust the organization ahead while retaining it firmly anchored in its celebrated previous. It will be worthwhile to see the polished Ailey dancers deal with the British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s hyperkinetic “Chroma” and make Invoice T. Jones’s classic “D-Male in the Waters (Portion I)” their possess. Other highlights incorporate a commission from the witty Aszure Barton new productions of two Ailey performs, both established to the tunes of Duke Ellington and a host of previous and new goodies from the company’s expanding repertory. Tuesdays by way of Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at eight p.m., Saturdays at two and 8 p.m., Sundays at three and 7:thirty p.m., Town Middle, 131 West 55th Road, (212) 581-1212, nycitycenter.org, alvinailey.org $ twenty five to $ one hundred thirty five.(Brian Schaefer)

Batoto Yetu (Saturday) The Harlem arts firm Batoto Yetu (“Our Children” in Swahili) has been introducing young children to the traditions of African dance, songs and folklore because the early nineteen nineties. Their once-a-year holiday celebration is the physical manifestation of joy in its most pure and colourful sort. The group’s founder, J?lio T. Leit?o, who fled civil war in Angola in 1975, sales opportunities an ensemble of spirited young performers in a happy and exuberant cultural showcase. At 5 p.m., Aaron Davis Corridor, Town College, West 135th Road and Convent Avenue, Hamilton Heights, (646) 240-4161, batotoyetu.org $ twenty five. (Schaefer)

Circus Der Sinne (Friday by means of Wednesday) Enthusiasts of modern day circus may possibly be utilised to the surreal worlds of Cirque du Soleil, but “Mother Africa” by Circus Der Sinne (Circus of the Senses) offers a warmer and more spirited journey by way of a particular cultural landscape. Using a wave of propulsive rhythms, the display mixes the spectacle of contortionists, jugglers and other tricksters with live African tunes and dance. (Via Jan. five.) Friday and Saturday at 2 and seven p.m., Sunday at midday and 5 p.m., Monday through Wednesday at 2 p.m., New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street, tenth flooring, Manhattan, (646) 223-3010, newvictory.org $ seventeen to $ 60. (Schaefer)

Momix (Friday by means of Tuesday, and Thursday) (Friday through Tuesday, and Thursday) This visually clever organization returns to the Joyce Theater with “MOMIX reMIX,” a showcase of 13 of its biggest hits and new experiments. In the realm of optical illusions and versatile limbs, the program ought to not disappoint. (Via Jan. five.) Friday and Thursday at 8 p.m., Saturday at two and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and seven:thirty p.m., Monday at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at 7 p.m., 175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th Road, Chelsea, (212) 242-0800, joyce.org $ ten to $ sixty nine. (Siobhan Burke)

New York Artists for the Philippines (Monday) It is been nearly two months since Storm Haiyan devastated the Philippines, and the region is even now desperate for help. Ashley Bouder, a New York Town Ballet principal, has spearheaded a one particular-night-only benefit concert for which she recruited top dancers from best companies: American Ballet Theater, Complexions, Paul Taylor Dance Firm and other folks, such as, of system, Ms. Bouder’s personal. Filipino dancers, numerous from these top troupes, be part of in spending tribute to, and increasing resources for, their home nation. A silent auction will follow the performance. At seven p.m., Manhattan Movement &amp Arts Heart, 248 West 60th Street, Manhattan, newyorkartistsforthephilippines.weebly.com offered out. (Schaefer)

New York Town Ballet (Friday by means of Tuesday, and Thursday) City Ballet’s generation of Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker,” as opulent as they occur, made its debut in 1954 and, like each and every “Nutcracker” for every ballet firm, has turn into a vacation staple. Like a classic Christmas tree ornament, the world of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Tchaikovsky’s fanciful score, as introduced to life by this organization, never ever loses its luster. Casting modifications weekly. (Via Jan. four.) Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at two and eight p.m., Sunday at 1 and five p.m., Monday at 2 and seven p.m., Tuesday at midday and four p.m., Thursday at seven p.m., David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, (212) 870-5570, nycballet.com $ 57 to $ 254. (Schaefer)

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