Oct 1–23, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!) presents its annual BlakTino Performance Series, a festival celebrating works by Black, Latino and Blatino artists. The festival showcases a variety of captivating queer dance and performance, including MaDHaTters CabArEt’s Sancocho, a queer people of color cabaret hosted by the irreverent Olive Demetrius that prides itself in bringing audiences performance art that subverts, enlightens and questions notions of gender, sexuality and race. Check the BAAD! Web site for schedule updates.
For 10 exhilarating days each year, be a part of the passion, the energy and sheer joy that is dance, from New York City, across the country, and around the globe. New York City Center presents its renowned Fall for Dance Festival Sept 28–Oct 9 and tickets are selling out faster than a Lady GaGa concert. Experience the world-famous alongside the cutting-edge, treasured favorites surrounded by undiscovered gems. Multiple companies appear in each performance, offering audiences a sampling of the best that dance has to offer—from contemporary to tap, hip-hop to ballet, and modern to Indian!
Established in 1983, the New York Dance and Performance Awards or Bessie Awards—in honor of the treasured dancer and teacher Bessie Schonberg—acknowledge outstanding creative work by independent artists in the fields of dance and related performance in New York City. They recognize exceptional choreography, performance, music composition, visual design and others areas of dance and performance. Don’t miss the Bessies, which were on hiatus for the 2008/2009 season, at Symphony Space Oct 18.