Things to do this week in NYC Nov 21-Nov 28: Cultural ArtsNovember 21, 2009 - by CG Directory Editor
Dance, art galleries, museums, lectures -- you name it, there are plenty of things to do in NYC. From the New York City Ballet, to Alvin Ailey, from performances at the Metropolitan Opera, to live music at Madison Square Garden, New York has it all. Here is a selection of what's going on in New York this week.
Really Real - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Last at BAM with the Bessie Award-winning Everywhere (2005 Next Wave Festival), Wally Cardona and company return with Really Real, a delicately calibrated exploration of our species. Balancing composer Phil Kline's affecting music with Cardona's architecturally exacting movements, his elegant and uncompromising troupe -- accompanied by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus -- mines the hard-wired forces that make us who we are. As always with Cardona, each new dance builds subtly on the last; in Really Real, he hones in on the nuances of the individual caught in the collective. Never overt in his choreography, he transforms inventive spatial juxtapositions and seemingly simple actions into other-worldly expressions of what it means to be human.
Anna Halprin, Anne Collod & guests - parades & changes, replays - Dance Theater Workshop
In 1965, postmodern dance legend Anna Halprin's Parades & Changes shook the dance world by challenging conceptions of nudity, stillness, and the "ceremony of trust" (as Halprin named it) between performers and audience. Originally banned in the United States, Parades & Changes has not been staged here since 1967. Today, French choreographer Anne Collod, in dialogue with Anna Halprin and original composer Morton Subotnick, is restaging this seminal work, bringing a highly acclaimed group of American and European performers together to relive this masterpiece in its new form, parades & changes, replays.
PRIMA - Performance Space 122
The physicality and explosive tempos synonymous with LeeSaar's award-winning choreography mature and ripen in the company's fourth presentation at Performance Space 122. In Prima, five arresting performers explore a world of pure sensation and energy. Teasing out the feminine and the virile, they are alternately playful and bashful as they navigate sexuality and temptation. The company's process and technique is influenced by the Gaga training of Ohad Naharin. Lee and Saar are recipients of the Six Point Fellowship 2007-2009, the Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography for 2008, and the New York Foundation for the Art Fellowship for 2008. WORLD PREMIERE Wed, Nov 18 - Sun, Nov 22 Wed - Sat 8pm, Sun 6pm Late show: Sat, Nov 21 10pm $20, $15 (students/seniors) For tickets and more information visit http://www.ps122.org/performances/prima.html or call the box office- 212.352.3101
Complexions Contemporary Ballet - The Joyce Theater
Eight daringly audacious women, seven powerful men, two visionary directors and one improbable dream equals 15 years of defying the odds. Complexions returns to The Joyce with its explosive signature style, wrought with athleticism, virtuosity and artistry. Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson present two exhilarating programs with world premieres and repertory favorites showcasing their dynamic range of music: gospel, Chopin, 80s pop, an original score by jazz composer David Rozenblatt and the iconic sounds of U2. This performance is a celebration sizzling with passion, energy and joy! For more information, visit www.joyce.org
Adv. Beginner/Int. Flamenco w/ Rebeca Tomas - Flamenco Latino Studio
FALL FLAMENCO COURSE with REBECA TOMÁS TIME: Thursdays, 6:00pm- 7:30pm-Starting September 24th LOCATION: Flamenco Latino Studios, 244 W. 54th St., 4th fl. (Bet. Broadway & 8th Ave.). COSTS: $22 Drop-In $80 for 4 classes ($20/class) $144 for 8 classes ($18/class) CALL: 212-399-8519 for questions or to reserve. DESCRIPTION: Each class will consist of Body and Foot technique, followed by "choreography" snippets of Palos typically danced in Tablao. The "choreography" portion will specifically focus on clarifying structural elements of each palo (i.e., llamada, letra, falseta, remate, etc.) and understanding how to communicate and have the necessary control when dancing with musicians. Rebeca Tomás began her dance training in Granada, Spain, later moving to Madrid, where she trained at the internationally renowned Flamenco Academy, Amor de Dios. While in Spain, she appeared at tablaos such as Las Carboneras, Al Andalus, and el Juglar. In the U.S., Rebeca performs and tours with numerous Flamenco dance companies, including Edwin Aparicio Flamenco Company, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, and Jorge Navarro¹s Pasión Flamenca. In spring 2008, she received a grant from the Jerome Foundation to travel to Sevilla and deepen her studies in Bata de Cola technique. Also in 2008, she received a scholarship to attend Jacob's Pillow Summer Intensive. There, the distinguished flamenco company Noche Flamenca and Soledad Barrio invited her to join the company, with whom she has continued to dance and tour internationally.
Flamenco Singing Group Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Flamenco Latino offers a group Cante Class with Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges(mixed students) Work on forms such as tangos, sevillanas, fandangos, alegrias, bulerias. Will include review of both Manuel Gago material and Alfonso Cid material. Mondays, 8:30-9:45 pm, new 4-pack of classes for $70.00! (ONLY $17.50/class!) Call 212-399-8519 to reserve.
Afro-Caribbean Dance Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Come explore dance with fun and vibrant rhythms from the Caribbean... Beginners and Advanced beginners. $12.00/class OR 5-pack for $50 prepaid in full. Credit/debit cards accepted. Class Description: Combination of ballet, modern and jazz integrated with the flare of African-Caribbean movements. Excellent for actors and singers. Milteri teaches Salsa at Steps Studios, NYC. Her specialty is Afro-Caribbean, Bomba/Plena. She is also proficient at tap, ballet and other forms. She performs with Danza Fiesta Baile y Teatro Puerto Riquena and portrayed Jenny la Chula, the bomba dancing hairdresser, in Thalia Spanish Theatre’s original musical "Amor Latino." Milteri has a BA in Performing Arts and Arts Education from Hunter College.
Weekly Classes at Flamenco Latino - Flamenco Latino Studio
Flamenco Latino offers flamenco classes in their midtown studio at 244 W 54th St., 4th fl.! Begin./Adv. Begin. Afro-Caribbean Jazz, Milteri, Mon. 6:30-7:30 pm Basic Beginner Flamenco, Aurora, Mon. 7-8:30 pm Group Cante Class with Basilio and Aurora, Mon. 8:30-9:45 pm Children's Flamenco/Salsa, Aurora, Tues. 4:30-5:30 pm Adv. Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl), Aurora, Tues. 6:30-8 pm Begin./Adv. Begin. Afro-Caribbean Jazz, Milteri, Wed. 6:30-7:30 pm Flamenco Guitar Group Class, Level I with Basilio, Wed. 7-8:30 pm Flamenco Guitar Group Class, Level II with Basilio, Wed. 8:30-10 pm Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-9 pm Children's Flamenco/Salsa, Aurora, Sat. 1-2 pm Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco, Aurora, Sat. 4:00-5:15 pm Sevillanas, Aurora, Sat. 5:15-6:30 pm Email [email protected] or call now to reserve! 212-399-8519
Flamenco Class Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl)! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6:30-8PM Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W54 St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.) Single class $20, 4-pack $70 (ONLY $17.50/class) Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya. We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours! Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com
Flamenco Show on Saturday Nights! - El Meson Asturias
See Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino at Meson Asturias restaurant on Saturday nights! Flamenco singing and dancing with LIVE music- great for the whole family. Shows at 9PM and 11PM El Meson Asturias 40-12 83rd St., Elmhurst, NY 11373 #7 to 82nd St. (at Roosevelt), or E, F, R to Roosevelt Ave. (at 74th) For reservations: 718-446-9154, www.elmesonasturias.com NO COVER.
Children's Dance Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Open House and trial classes week of September 14, 2009: Monday Sept.14, Thursday Sept. 17 and Saturday Sept. 19. Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. Enrollment for Fall Semester begins week of September 21, 2009 Mondays-Thursdays 4:00-5:00 and 5:00-6:00, Saturdays 12:00-2:00pm Mondays 4:00-5:00 pm Flamenco/Salsa, ages 5-9 5:00-6:00 pm Singing/Percussion/Music Ensemble, ages 10-15 Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 pm Ballet/Modern, ages 5-9 5:00-6:00 pm Jazz/Musical Theater, ages 10-15 Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm Singing/Percussion/Music Ensemble, ages 10-15 5:00-6:00 pm Flamenco/Salsa, ages 10-15 Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm Ballet/Modern, ages 10-15 5:00-6:00 pm Jazz/Musical Theater, ages 5-9 Saturday 12:00-1:00 Flamenco/Salsa, ages ages 6-10 1:00-2:00 Flamenco salsa, ages 10-15 All classes Beginner level. Enrollment levels will determine exact program schedule. Music ensemble only for older aged students who already play an instrument. Participants may purchase single clases, $20, 4-packs, $35, 12-packs $85, and soon 24-packs and 36-packs will be available. Pre-paid packages require weekly attendance. Flamenco shoes and castanets are available through subsidy. Students will also have performance opportunities. Call 212-399-8519 to reserve a trial class or visit Flamenco Latino’s website for further details: www.flamencolatino.com
Flamenco Classes w/ Jose Moreno in Midtown - Flamenco Latino Studio
Jose Moreno offers two levels of flamenco dance at Flamenco Latino Studio. Sundays 2-3 PM, Beginners Flamenco Sundays, 3-4 PM, Intermediate Technique at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (between Broadway & 8th Ave.) 212-399-8519 Study with a true master! JOSE MORENO, dancer/percussionist/singer, is the son of famous flamenco artists Estrella Morena and Pepe de Malaga. Mr. Moreno began studying flamenco dance with his mother at age 6. He later studied with Manolete, Andres Marin, and Farruquito. He learned percussion – especially cajon – under the tutellage of Manuel Soler. Performing professionally since he was 14, Mr. Moreno has appeared with dancers Manolete, La Tania, Pastora Galvan, Antonio Granjero, Joaquin Ruiz; singers Jesus Montoya, Joni Cortes; guitarists Pedro Cortes, Basilio Garcia, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Roberto Castellon, Jose Cortes (Pansequito); and in concert with Isabel Pantoja. He has performed with the companies Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, Duende Ballet Espanol, Bailes Ferrer Flamenco Music and Dance, and Jesus and Suaya Montoya Company. He has also performed in the New World Symphony's concert series with singer Carmen Linares; Flamenco in the Sun; and on tour with La Tania Flamenco Music and Dance, Boston Flamenco Ballet, and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Company.
Titanic - The Artifact Exhibition - Discovery - Times Square Exposition
Relive Titanic's fateful 1912 maiden voyage and take on the identity of a Titanic passenger as you explore magnificent reconstructions of the Ship's interior. Discover how the "unsinkable" Ship met its fate and connect with the passengers and crew as you view haunting personal artifacts recovered from the wreck. Largest collection of Titanic artifacts, many on display for the first time after being recovered from the ocean floor including jewels, china, documents, clothing and much more. Experience a recreation of the Ship's illustrious Grand Staircase. Open 7 days, 10am-10pm.
Free Trial Class in Flamenco Dance - Flamenco Latino Studio
Discover flamenco by taking a FREE trial class at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! The first Monday of every month, first time students at Flamenco Latino may take a flamenco class free of charge. This special offer starts November 1st at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) Adults: Monday 7:00-8:30 PM- Basic Beginner Flamenco w/ Aurora Reyes Children: Monday 4:30-5:30 PM- Flamenco/Salsa w/ Aurora Reyes, Ages 5 and Up Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519, [email protected] www.flamencolatino.com