What To See This Weekend

With the fall dance season well underway, nearly every venue imaginable has a show up these next few weekends. In addition to Akram Khan’s solo DESH at the White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, Alexei Ratmansky’s The Tempest for ABT, Big Dance Theater at NYLA, and Ballet Preljocaj at BAM, here are a few more shows worth checking out this weekend.

See last week’s listings for more on The Tempest and Big Dance Theater.

Also, click here to read more suggestions for what to see through the end of November.

Kate Weare Company in a NY Premiere at BAM

As the first ever artist-in-residence at BAM Fisher, Kate Weare had her work cut out for her. Working in a black box-type space, Dark Lark is the result of Weare and her company’s explortion of how this intimate setting creates new and intensified meanings for the dancing bodies that stand just feet (sometimes, inches) away from the audience. Friday’s show will also feature a post-show talkback with members of the Kate Weare Company, moderated by Deborah Jowitt.
To see a preview of Dark Lark with commentary by Weare, click here.
Nov. 7-9 at 7:30pm
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Fisherman Space, inside BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 636-4100
*If you’re a student under age 29, or are over age 65, check out BAM’s excellent Rush Ticket policy here.


Maria Hassabi tackles opening nights at The Kitchen

Choreographers everywhere will probably agree wholeheartedly with Maria Hassabi when she says that premiering a new work is not easy. In her latest piece, cheekily titled PREMIERE, Hassabi confronts the opening night complex head-on by dissecting the moment when art and audience (and critics) first collide.
Nov. 7-9 at 8:00pm
The Kitchen
512 W 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 225-5793
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