What To See This Weekend

November is almost here, which means it’s primetime for many companies to present their Fall Season programs. In this final push to the 2013 finish line, start looking for some big names (Alvin Ailey, Mark Morris, Complexions) performing all around the city, as well as many smaller curations giving their winter concerts. Here’s what I’m most excited about this week; check back this weekend for another posting of what I’m looking forward to for the rest of November.

Savion Glover for one night only at Brooklyn College

Easily one of the greatest, if not the greatest, tap dancer in world history, Savion Glover is a living legend. Alongside his ensemble (TLHS), Glover will present his latest work, Savion Glover’s STePz, on Saturday at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (it’s also the opening act for BCPA’s Fall Season). Knowing Glover, STePz promises to be energetic, impressive, and downright amazing. For all the Manhattanites out there, this one’s worth the trek.
Nov. 2 at 8:00pm
Walt Whitman Theatre
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
2900 Campus Rd
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 951-4500


Big Dance Theater takes over NYLA 

Over the past 20 years, Big Dance Theater has gained a reputation for being exactly what is says it is: dance theater works seriously done up (but, thankfully, not overdone). BDT’s Bessie-nominated Ich, Kürbisgeist,  choreographed by Annie-B Parson (a Bessie winner herself) will have a two-week run at New York Live Arts starting so appropriately on Halloween. BDT kicks off their run with a post-show dance and costume party Thursday night – it’s a Halloween dress-to-impress, and BDT will definitely be ready.
Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 and Nov. 5-9 at 7:30pm
Nov. 1, 2, 8, & 9 at 10:00pm
New York Live Arts
219 W 19th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-6500


KEIGWIN+COMPANY at The Joyce

Right around the corner from NYLA, The Joyce Theater is also presenting a famed New York troupe this weekend. In celebration of their tenth anniversary season, K+C presents a program at that is a mixture of fan favorites (like Mattress Suite) and New York premieres (Girls and Canvas). Opening night will feature a guest performance by four New York City Ballet dancers (TIler Peck, Daniel Ulbricht, Robbie Fairchild, and Lauren Lovette) in a special production of Canvas.
Oct. 31, Nov. 1 & 2 at 8:00pm
Nov. 2 & 3 at 2:00pm (family matinee, with $10 tickets for kids)
The Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-9740

 

Alexei Ratmansky tests his “Genius” with The Tempest

American Ballet Theatre opens its Fall Season at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center this weekend, and thanks to Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, who was recently granted a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, the dancers have a much-anticipated world premiere on their plate. Ratmansky’s The Tempest will be danced on about half of the evenings, all of which are mixed programs (The Tempest plays on Nov. 2, 3, 5, and 8) featuring works from, to name a few, Twyla Tharp, Frederick Ashton, and George Balanchine. For a double-dose of “Shakespearean” works, try the Nov. 8th program, which also includes José Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane.
Nov. 1 & 5-8 at 7:30pm, Nov. 2 & 9 at 8:00pm, Nov. 2, 3, 9, & 10 at 2:00pm
David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
20 Lincoln Center
New York, NY 10023
(212) 870-5500

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