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.
Reggie Wilson and Fist/Heel bring Hurston to BAM
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
*If you’re a student under age 29, or are over age 65, check out BAM’s excellent Rush Ticket policy here.
Soledad Barrio returns to The Joyce
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.
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
Ailey brings an impressive arsenal to City Center