The Very Best of NYC Dance

DanceNOW, 21st Century Choreographers, Hudson Valley Dance Festival

Head to Joe’s Pub on Sep 13 to watch the Encore performance of DanceNOW where the top 10 audience favorites, including the five challenge winners, will be featured. From Sep 3-6, 40 choreographers and their companies performed their eclectic routines centered on a unique challenge: create a five minute or less artistic statement specifically for the Joe’s Pub stage. Winners from each night receive a residency at DANCENOW Silo in Pennsylvania.
 
Dance in the 21st century is the theme of an exciting two-part series staged by the New York City Ballet, 21st Century Choreographers. The first part features six dances including a revival of Peter Martins’ romantic “Morgen,” a new dance by choreographer Liam Scarlett, and Christopher Wheeldon’s “This Bitter Earth,” featuring Max Richter’s electronic remix of the Dinah Washington classic. Part two also features six dances, including Wheeldon’s emotional and awe-inspiring “After the Rain Pas de Deux”. Part one of the series runs Oct 2, 7, 9 and 11; part two runs Oct 15 at the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
 
Get to the Catskills for the Hudson Valley Dance Festival at Historic Catskill Point on Oct 11. Following its sold-out performance from last year, Dancers Responding to AIDS return to provide dance lovers with world-class routines. Performers include Dorrance Dance, Gallim Dance, KEIGWIN + COMPANY. Proceeds benefit AIDS and family service organizations.
 
Perhaps you weren’t lucky enough to see such classic musicals as A Chorus Line, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, 42nd Street or Promises, Promises. No worries—American Dance Machine for the 21st Century, a “living archive of musical theater dance,” is devoted to preserving the spirit of these fabulous shows by recreating their stunning choreography for a brand-new generation. The show is at The Joyce Nov 11-Nov 16, with live music and surprise guest stars.