While NYC takes a break from big ballets (both NYCB and ABT have finished their fall performances), spend the next few weeks catching up with some of the city’s most exciting modern and experimental companies, both emerging and established, before we’re once again bombarded with the inevitable late-November ritual of Nutcracker advertising on our subway rides and in our morning papers.
In addition to the events below, check out What to See in Novemberfor most suggestions for shows happening this week, like Jérôme Bel at NYLA and STREB in Williamsburg.
After presenting his first evening-length work at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last year, the Britain-based Israeli choreographer and his company return to BAM with the U.S. premiere of Shechter’s new work, Sun. The former Batsheva member-turned choreographer is also an accomplished drummer, and has created his own music for Sun. To watch a brief preview video for Sun at BAM, click here.
Nov. 14-16 at 7:30pm Brooklyn Academy of Music Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217 (718) 230-4352
Caitlin Trainor is a choreographer who never ceases to amaze me. Though she entered the game later than usual (she didn’t really devote herself to dancing until her undergrad years), she’s already racked up an enormous (and impressive) list of commissions and collaborations, in addition to her reputation as one of Barnard Dance Department’s favorite modern teachers. She and her company present their Fall Season this weekend at Riverside Church in Morningside Heights, with a program that includes three new pieces.
Nov. 14-16 at 7:30pm The Riverside Church Theatre 91 Claremont Avenue at 120th Street New York, NY 10027 (212) 870-6700
The New York Baroque Dance Company invites New Yorkers to attend a Baroque dance lesson/performance this Saturday night at the 92Y. Members of the company will lead attendees through an opening pavane (just as Baroque nobility would have done at the beginning of a formal gathering) in addition to teaching other Baroque dance basics throughout the evening. All community dancing will be taught at an introductory level, and for those so inclined, historical costumes are perfectly acceptable.
Nov. 16, 7:30pm and 9:00pm Buttenweiser Hall at the 92Y Lexington Ave at 92nd Street New York, NY 10128