What To See This Weekend: May 22-25, 2015

Ireland's junk ensemble performs

Ireland’s junk ensemble performs “Dusk Ahead” this weekend at La MaMa. Photo by Luca Truffarelli.

Ireland in the East Village: U.S. Premiere of “Dusk Ahead” to play at La MaMa
After a critically acclaimed run in Ireland, the Dublin-based troupe junk ensemble brings their imaginative dance theatre piece “Dusk Ahead” to La MaMa. Exploring the unknown grey area between reality and imagination, the talented cast will act, dance, and provide the work’s musical accompaniment.

Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 at 3:00pm
Ellen Stewart Theater at La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
(646) 430-5374

Where the old world meets the new: Paloma McGregor at BAAD!
Inspired by her 89-year old father’s fishing traditions, Paloma McGregor’s long-term project “Building a Better Fishtrap” asks, “What happens when you leave your ancestral home?” Questions of history, place, and memory arise in the latest version of the work, which will be presented at the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance this weekend.

Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 24 at 3:00pm
BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance
2474 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

DanceAfrica celebrates 38 years in Brooklyn
Now a beloved annual tradition, DanceAfrica returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a week full of African and diaspora dance, music, and film. Led by the bombastic Dr. Chuck Davis in his last year as the festival’s Artistic Director, this year’s theme celebrates Afro-Brazilian culture with a featured performance by the Brazilian dance company Balé Folclórico da Bahia alongside many New York-based groups.

Visit BAM’s website for a complete listing of program dates and times.

Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25
Brooklyn Academy of Music – multiple venues
Fort Greene, Brooklyn 11217
(718) 636-4100

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