Talk about variety – this week, there’s something for everyone in the world of dance performances. Read on for more info about flamenco at The Joyce, a New York premiere from Reggie Wilson, and the beginning of Ailey’s month-long run at City Center.
Inspired by Zora Neal Hurston’s “Moses, Man of the Mountain,” Reggie Wilson’s latest work for his group Fist/Heel, entitled Moses(es) tackles the many meanings and incarnations of Moses that exist worldwide. Wilson has become famous for his fast, intricate style, which he describes as “post-African/neo-HooDoo,” and if this preview video is any indication, Moses(es) promises not to disappoint.
Nov. 4-7 at 7:30pm Brooklyn Academy of Music BAM Harvey Theater
651 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217
While there’s much debate about whether or not flamenco can or should be performed in a proscenium setting, two years of sold out shows at The Joyce don’t lie. Applauded as one of the best touring flamenco companies in the world, Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca have turned this NYC dance house into an intimate, no-frills space where music and dance reign most highly. Though this program features only three dancers (Soledad Barrio, Juan Ogalla, and Antonio Jiminez), each is allowed plenty of time to show the undeniable mastery of the art form.
Nov. 3-15 Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00pm; Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm The Joyce Theater 175 Eighth Ave New York, NY 10011 (212) 691-9740
For years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has been a staple of the New York City dance scene. With dancers who can do practically anything (and everything), Ailey is one of those companies that you can’t help but enjoy. Speaking of doing everything, this season’s programming features a mixture of works: some classic Ailey favorites, some newer works (including Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16) and a special program featuring the music of Duke Ellington. As always, Revelations makes an appearance multiple times a week, so there are plenty of chances to catch this masterpiece. The season ends with a special season finale on January 5th, which also doubles as a celebration of the anniversary of Alvin Ailey’s 83rd birthday.