Dance Listings for Jan. 3-9

January 3rd, 2014

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? Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Friday through Sunday) The last day of this troupe’s 5-7 days Metropolis Heart period would have been Alvin Ailey’s 83rd birthday. Closing evening will attribute a celebratory system, including “Revelations.” Friday provides a single more possibility to see Rennie Harris’s “Home,” in which the company’s dancers whisk their way via the quick and fluid footwork of home dancing. Also on that software: Paul Taylor’s “Arden Court” and Ohad Naharin’s “Minus 16.” Friday at eight p.m., Saturday at two and eight p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7:30 p.m., Metropolis Middle, 131 West 55th Road, (212) 581-1212,, $ twenty five to $ one hundred fifty. (Siobhan Burke)

? American Realness (Thursday via Jan. 19) The American Realness Competition was born five years back as a counterpoint to the at times chaotic, often staid arts market that is the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters meeting, the place arts leaders shop for American dance. Alternatively of semi-made snippets of the typical suspects, American Realness has 52 performances of seventeen productions over eleven times that function a cast of adventurous artists seeking to shatter molds and expectations. It’s a must see for the savvy dance explorer. On Thursday, highlights include Michelle Boul?’s “Wonder” and Tina Satter’s “House of Dance,” both at seven p.m. There are numerous exhibits every day, mainly at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Road, at Pitt Street, Lower East Facet. Other venues consist of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1 and the General public Theater. (866) 811-4111, $ twenty each, $ one hundred for a pack of six (with some exclusions). (Brian Schaefer)

Circus Der Sinne (Friday via Sunday) Fans of contemporary circus could be employed to the surreal worlds of Cirque du Soleil, but “Mother Africa” by Circus Der Sinne (Circus of the Senses) gives a warmer and more spirited journey through a certain cultural landscape. Driving a wave of propulsive rhythms, the present mixes the spectacle of contortionists, jugglers and other tricksters with stay African songs and dance. Friday at seven p.m., Saturday at two and seven p.m., Sunday at noon and five p.m., New Victory Theater, 209 West forty second Street, tenth ground, Manhattan, (646) 223-3010, $ 17 to $ 60. (Schaefer)

? Fitzgerald and Stapleton (Thursday and Jan. twelve) In “WAGE,” Emma Fitzgerald and Aine Stapleton make a level about gender and privilege even just before the demonstrate commences: Tickets are $ 20 for male viewers customers, $ 16.20 for women. Recognized for their stark, subdued rigor, this Irish duo have developed a little but faithful subsequent on their fleeting visits to New York. The reprise of “WAGE,” which examines equally economic and corporeal transactions, is part of Particular Outcomes, a new interdisciplinary pageant arranged by the Contemporary Functionality Network. Thursday at eight p.m., Jan. 12 at four p.m., Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Road, East Village, (866) 811-4111,, (Burke)

? Emphasis Dance (Tuesday by means of Jan. twelve) As the new yr commences, this festival replays highlights from the one particular that just ended, commencing with Vicky Shick’s exquisite “Everything You See” and Doug Elkins’s masterly mashup of vogueing and Scottish dance, “Scott, Queen of Marys.” Laurie Uprichard curates four double bills in a spirit of not likely matchmaking: Ms. Shick and Mr. Elkins on Tuesday and Jan. 12 Morgan Thorson and Keely Garfield on Wednesday and Jan. eleven Yvonne Rainer and City Bush Women on Thursday and Jan. 12 and Jean Butler and Mark Haim following Friday and Jan. eleven. Tuesday and Wednesday at seven:thirty p.m., Thursday and up coming Friday at eight p.m., Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, at nineteenth Road, Chelsea, (212) 242-0800, $ 10 to $ 39. (Burke)

Jannis Kounellis (Friday, Saturday and Thursday, by means of Jan. 31) The Italian artist Jannis Kounellis designed “Da inventare sul posto” (“To invent on the spot”) in 1972. The work includes a partly painted canvas and, in front of it, occasional improvisations by a ballerina and a violinist. Its recent incarnation at the Museum of Modern day Artwork, as portion of the exhibition “Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New,” functions dancers from Brooklyn Ballet. Fridays at three p.m., Saturdays at one p.m., Thursdays at 11 a.m., (212) 708-9400, free of charge with museum admission: $ twenty five, $ eighteen for sixty five+ and $ fourteen for college students, free for 16 and more youthful. (Burke)

? Heather Kravas (Wednesday by way of Jan. 13) Obsessiveness can keep an artist again, but not so with Heather Kravas, who devises riveting scenarios — and occasionally unnerving images — by means of compulsive repetition. Cheerleading, Greek folk dance and classical ballet are a couple of of the systems she deconstructs in her new operate, “a quartet,” component of Functionality Place 122’s Coil festival. Her composer here, Dana Wachs (also recognized as Vorhees), plays dwell for the four outstanding dancers: Oren Barnoy, Cecilia Eliceche, Jennifer Kjos and Liz Santoro. Wednesday and Thursday at five p.m., the Kitchen, 512 West 19th Road, Chelsea, (212) 255-5793, Ext. 11, $ 20, $ 16 for learners and 65+. (Burke)

Momix (Friday via Sunday) This visually clever organization concludes its performances of “MOMIX reMIX,” a showcase of 13 of its best hits and new experiments. In the realm of optical illusions and versatile limbs, the system must not disappoint. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at two and seven:thirty p.m., Joyce Theater, one hundred seventy five Eighth Avenue, at 19th Street, Chelsea, (212) 242-0800, $ ten to $ sixty nine. (Burke)

New York Metropolis Ballet (Friday and Saturday) Metropolis Ballet concludes its seasonal generation of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker.” As opulent as they come, this model created its debut in 1954 and, like every “Nutcracker” for each ballet company, has turn into a vacation staple. Like a vintage Christmas tree ornament, the entire world of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Tchaikovsky’s fanciful score, as brought to lifestyle by this business, in no way loses its luster. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Centre, (212) 870-5570, $ fifty seven to $ 254. (Schaefer)

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