Happy Thanksgiving readers! After a brief hiatus, my weekend recommendations are back, this time to provide a welcome repose from Black Friday/Saturday/Sunday madness. From touring tappers to New York traditions, there’s still plenty to be seen this weekend, and probably all of it more exciting than whatever you planned on buying at Macy’s tomorrow.
Minnesota Tappers take to Broadway
The tap troupe Rhythmic Circus might have begun with humble roots, but in the group’s four year history, they’ve quickly made a national statement. Hailing from Minnesota’s Twin Cities, the tappers have been enjoying an often sold-out national tour of their production “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!”, which stops next at the New Victory Theater in NYC. In addition to extreme tapping feats, the show features live music – a special touch that is becoming unfortunately rare in touring dance productions, but one that will undoubtedly make this performance all the more exciting.
Nov. 29 & 30 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Dec. 1 at 12:00pm and 5:00pm
New Victory Theater
209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
The Joyce welcomes Complexions Contemporary Ballet
One of New York’s premiere contemporary ballet ensembles, Complexions is known for its cast of versatile dancers, capable of embodying the extremes of both strength and grace. Now in their second week at The Joyce Theatre, Complexions will present two different programs this weekend, both including Dwight Rhoden’s latest work Innervisions, set to a series of Stevie Wonder songs.
Nov. 29 at 8:00pm, Nov. 30 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Dec. 1 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
The Joyce Theatre
175 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Balanchine lives on in a Christmas Tradition