Dance Listings for Nov. 22-28

November 22nd, 2013

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A. O. Movement Collective (Saturday) A performance/party at Roulette is just the first phase of “ETLE Universe,” described in press materials as “a queer/feminist cyborg-time-travel epic.” Devised by the choreographer Sarah A.O. Rosner, the project will roll out in 10 multidisciplinary stages over the next two years. (A 3D printing venture, creative writing collection and fashion show are in store.) For now, a night of hype-building reverie awaits, promising pop-up performances, “audience abductions” and a keynote address from the ambitious Ms. Rosner. From 8 p.m. to midnight, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, roulette.org; $ 15 in advance, $ 20 at the door (cash only). (Siobhan Burke)

Ballet Hispanico (Saturday) In recent years, this crowd-pleasing company has packed the Apollo Theater with its one-night fall engagement. The company’s latest program includes premieres by the Mexican-born choreographer Edgar Zendejas (making his Ballet Hispanico debut) and its artistic director, Eduardo Vilaro, both with live music. If you missed Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Sombrer?simo,” a dance for six men first presented at Fall for Dance this year, here is another chance to see it. At 7:30 p.m., Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, Harlem, (800) 745-3000, apollotheater.org; $ 28 to $ 58. (Burke)

The Barnard Project (Friday and Saturday) The Barnard Project continues its efforts to foster collaboration between students and choreographers, while giving students the chance to experience the creation of a piece from its inception through to performance. This year’s lineup looks quite promising: Boyzie Cekwana, Lance Gries, Annie-B Parson and Donna Uchizono. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, Chelsea, (212) 924-0077, newyorklivearts.org; $ 20. (Nicole Herrington)

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence (Friday through Sunday) Since 1985, Ronald K. Brown has been fusing traditional African dance with contemporary dance in inventive ways. To celebrate the opening of BRIC House, a multidisciplinary arts space in Brooklyn, Mr. Brown’s company, Evidence, presents a fresh version of “On Earth Together,” which illustrates stories of compassion set to the music of Stevie Wonder. Thirty community members who participated in a residency project with Mr. Brown will join the ensemble. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 p.m., BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, at Rockwell Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, (718) 683-5600, bricartsmedia.org; $ 22, $ 16 for students and 60+. (Brian Schaefer)

? Catch 58 (Saturday) The latest installment of this beloved series coincides with the Brooklyn Commune Global Congress, a three-day event devoted to critiquing — and improving — the performing arts economy. After a day of activities, a night of “performance mayhem and social debauchery,” as Catch accurately bills itself, will surely be in order. The lineup: Gelsey Bell, Erin Courtney, Ken Rus Schmoll, Rick Burkhardt, Eric Dyer, Nellie Tinder, Melinda Ring, Title : Point, Emily Wexler and Ben Williams. At 8 p.m., Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, catchseries.org; $ 15. (Burke)

Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Friday through Dec. 1) This sleek, leggy troupe returns to the Joyce Theater with two premieres: one by its artistic director, Dwight Rhoden, set to Stevie Wonder songs, and the other by Jae Man Joo, who has created a piece for the full company. Also on deck are works by the company member Gary W. Jeter and Alejandro Cerrudo, the in-demand resident choreographer at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., 175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th Street, Chelsea, (212) 242-0800, joyce.org; $ 10 to $ 59. (Burke)

Dancing Literate Project (Friday and Saturday) For the third year, Sumi Clements and Taryn Vander Hoop, the co-directors of Summation Dance Company, produce this showcase for emerging choreographers. Educating audiences seems to be a priority: In addition to works by Suzanne Bearhs, Sidra Bell, Ms. Clements and Ms. Vander Hoop, each evening includes a panel discussion and a lecture on “what to look for” in dance. At 8 p.m., Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, Greenwich Village, summationdance.org; $ 25, $ 15 for students; on Friday, only walk-up and standby tickets are available. (Burke)

Fridays at Noon (Friday) “Compelling Simplicity” is the theme of this week’s midday showing at the 92nd Street Y. The curator Benjamin Kimitch has selected three artists whose quiet but complex dances fit the description: Maggie Bennett, Andy de Groat and Molly Poerstel. Ms. Poerstel and Ms. Bennett will share works in progress, while the more seasoned Mr. de Groat revives his “Fan Dance” from 1978. His multi-generational cast includes some of the original members. At noon, 1395 Lexington Avenue, (212) 415-5500, 92y.org; $ 5. (Burke)

Martha Graham Dance Company (Monday) As part of Performa 13, the citywide biennial at the intersection of performance and visual art, this company asks, “Was Martha Graham a Surrealist?” Two midcentury works, “Herodiade” and “Spectre — 1914,” shed light on possible answers, along with commentary from the troupe’s artistic director, Janet Eilber. At 7 p.m., Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune Street, 11th floor, (212) 229-9200, marthagraham.org; sold out. (Burke)

Patricia Hoffbauer (Friday and Saturday) Patricia Hoffbauer returns to Danspace Project with the second stage of her performance lecture, “Para-Dice,” which she began in 2010. Drawing from various fields — dance, film, anthropology, academia — she examines themes of colonialism, fictionalized history, how we tell stories and what the body has to do with it. At 8 p.m., Danspace Project, St. Mark’s Church, 131 East 10th Street, East Village, (866) 811-4111, danspaceproject.org; $ 20, $ 15 for members. (Burke)

Little Orchestra Society (Saturday and Sunday) It’s “The Firebird,” with puppets. The Little Orchestra Society partners with Chris M. Green (director and designer), Clifton Taylor (lighting designer) and David Neumann (choreographer) to create a whimsical, family-friendly interpretation of the Stravinsky classic. Music, dance, Bunraku-style puppetry and luminous effects all factor into the visually striking mix. Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m., City Center, 131 West 55th Street, Manhattan, (212) 581-1212, nycitycenter.org; $ 17 to $ 60. (Burke)

? Mark Morris Dance Group (Friday and Saturday) Mr. Morris has made many fine dances over the years, but “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato” is widely considered his finest. On its 25th anniversary, the work comes to Lincoln Center, a fitting addition to the spiritually oriented White Light Festival. In a recent reflection on “L’Allegro,” Alastair Macaulay, dance critic for The New York Times, wrote, “Though it reveals great complexity of thought, structure and mood — the labels classical, Romantic, modernist and postmodernist all apply here — its most exceptional quality is its innocence.” At 7:30 p.m., David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, (212) 721-6500, whitelightfestival.org; $ 40 to $ 175. (Burke)

Susan Marshall & Company (Friday and Saturday) There are plenty of dances that look like they are straight out of music videos, but not so many that deconstruct them, as Ms. Marshall plans to do in her latest dance-theater work, “Play/Pause.” Joining her in this exploration of media consumption are her sensitive performers and the composer David Lang, whose original score will be played live by members of Dither, an electric guitar quartet, and Mantra Percussion. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 5 and 7:30 p.m., Fishman Space, Fisher Building, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 321 Ashland Place, near Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, (718) 636-4100, bam.org; sold out. (Burke)

New Chamber Ballet (Friday and Saturday) The composer-turned-choreographer Miro Magloire returns to the City Center Studios, home to his company’s modest yet potent presentations of dance and live music. The program includes three of his works: a premiere to violin and piano by Michel Galante; a jovial trio to Mr. Magloire’s own “Nutcracker” arrangement; and “Sister, My Sister,” a portrait of sibling rivalry. The troupe also reprises “Allow You to Look at Me,” a work from this year by the guest artist Constantine Baecher. At 8 p.m., City Center Studios, 130 West 56th Street, Manhattan, (212) 868-4444, smarttix.com; $ 25, $ 15 for students and 65+. (Burke)

Rhythmic Circus (Friday through Sunday) The nationwide tour of “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” performed by the 11 members of this Minneapolis troupe, has landed in New York. The percussive extravaganza features tap dancing, beat boxing and live music ranging from salsa to funk. There is a starry-eyed storyline, involving a private investigator and “a unique group of colorful souls on a mission to change the world with song and dance.” (Through Dec. 1.) Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at noon and 5 p.m., New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street, Manhattan, (646) 223-3010, newvictory.org; $ 14 to $ 38. (Burke)

? STREB (through Dec. 22) Action heroes are usually the stuff of summer blockbusters, but thanks to Elizabeth Streb they have made their way to the world of dance as well. This pioneering daredevil choreographer opens a long fall season with her fearless dancers at their home base, the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics in Brooklyn. The new piece, “Forces,” like all of her work, is equal parts circus, stunt and acrobatics, with the aid of Ms. Streb’s homegrown gadgets and contraptions. Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.,no performance on Thanksgiving, Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, 51 North First Street, near Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, (866) 811-4111, streb.org; $ 40 to $ 60; family four-pack, $ 130. (Schaefer)

Kathy Wasik (Friday and Saturday) Ms. Wasik, a young choreographer with a mathematical mind, explores the notion of alter egos and multiple selves in her new work, “Irregular Solids.” Alessandra Larson and Cara Liguori join her in a process of freeing up initially concrete tasks, as they peel back the layers of who they are and how they dance. At 8 p.m., Triskelion Arts, 118 North 11th Street, third floor, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718) 599-3577, triskelionarts.org; $ 15. (Burke)

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