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Things to do this week in NYC Nov 5-Nov 12: Cultural Arts

November 5, 2011 - 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.

Fall for Dance Festival - New York City Center
Through November 06, 2011 -

For ten exhilarating days each year, feel the rush...the exuberance...the sheer joy that is dance, from New York City, across the country, and around the globe! Experience the world-famous alongside the cutting-edge, treasured favorites surrounded by undiscovered gems. Multiple companies appear in each performance, offering audiences a sampling of the best that dance has to offer – from hip hop to ballet, contemporary to tap, and so much more. So bring your family, grab your friends, join us and fall in love...Fall for Dance!

Chunky Move - Connected - Joyce Theater
Through November 06, 2011 -

The Australian-based dance company, praised for its "hard-edged impact and design originality" (The Manchester Evening News), performs the New York premiere of Connected, a work created by Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek, who teams up with extraordinary sculptor Reuben Margolin to explore the physical connection between constantly moving dancers and kinetic design. Beginning with simple movements and hundreds of tiny pieces, the dancers build their performances while constructing the sculpture in real time.

Emily Johnson - The Thank-you Bar - New York Live Arts
Through November 12, 2011 -

A jukebox. A roadside bar. A fish that never dies. The Thank-you Bar is a new performance/installation of dance, live music, storytelling and visual image connecting ideas of displacement, longing, and language to history, architecture, and igloo-myth. The Thank-you Bar is created and performed by Alaska-born choreographer Emily Johnson with composers/musicians James Everest and Joel Pickard.

BLACKFISH - New York Live Arts
November 12, 2011 -

For one night only, BLACKFISH performs a companion concert after Emily Johnson's The Thank-you Bar. Known for live improvised duets in surround-sound installation environments, BLACKFISH creates spontaneous sounds and songs that span from the intricate and sparse to dense, layered, sonic constructions. Playing pedal steel guitar, upright bass, and acoustic guitars through a myriad of effects and looping pedals, BLACKFISH is James Everest and Joel Pickard.

Sydney Dance Company - Joyce Theater
Through November 13, 2011 -

Sydney Dance Company returns to The Joyce in a fresh guise under the exuberant artistic direction of the Barcelona-born choreographer Rafael Bonachela, a self-proclaimed "movement junkie," whose works are packed with intricate and continually changing patterns. Vividly imagined, his sensuous aesthetic has signaled a new chapter for the legendary company whose dancers infuse the stage with "creative precision and exhilarating energy." (Sydney Morning Herald) For its Joyce season, the company performs the U.S. premieres of two acclaimed Bonachela works set to commissioned scores by Italian composer Ezio Bosso.

American Ballet Theatre - New York City Center
Through November 13, 2011 -

From great classics to innovative premieres, American Ballet Theatre's world-class dancers bring their dramatic artistry and thrilling bravura to take dance to new heights this fall. Enjoy mixed repertory programs featuring ballets by an impressive roster of choreographers, including Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, Martha Clarke, Paul Taylor and ABT's Artist-in-Residence, Alexei Ratmansky.

Duality of Light - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 13, 2011 -

Lobby of Alice Tully Hall - Broadway at 65th Street - FREE - One at a time, in the lobby of Alice Tully Hall, visitors enter a long, dark corridor of sound, stepping uncertainly toward an unsettling encounter. This immersive, responsive sound-and-light installation by Australian artist Lynette Wallworth, inspired by a visit to the Preah Khan temple at Kompong Svay in Cambodia, is a unique experience for every visitor.

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class-Fall Session - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers a new class in Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners. Most classes will be led by Alfonso Cid with a couple of sessions led by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes on the established material. Fall Session runs September 8-December 19, 2011 on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 250 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Cost: Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term, $17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostatción.” The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the “letras” will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.

Flamenco Latino Fall Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - NY

Flamenco Latino offers a wide variety of classes each week in their midtown studio at 244 W 54th St., 4th fl.! Fall term: September 6- December 19, 2011. Monday: Basic Beginner Flamenco with Aurora Reyes, Mon. 6-7 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco with Aurora, Mon. 7-8:30 pm; Group Intermediate Cante Class with Alfonso Cid, Mon. 8:30-9:45 pm. Tuesday: Advanced Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl) with Aurora, Tues. 6-7:30 pm. Wednesday: Beginner Sevillanas with Aurora, Wed. 6:30-8 pm; Advanced Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio Georges, Wed. 8:00-9:30 pm. Thursday: Beginner Cante with Alfonso and Basilio, Thurs. 6:30-7:30 pm; Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-9:30 pm. Friday: Intermediate Group Guitar with Basilio, Fri. 12:15-1:15 pm. Saturday: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco with Aurora, Sat. 3:00-4:00 pm; Basic Beginner Flamenco Guitar Group with Basilio, Sat. 4:00-5:00 pm. Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class); --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class); --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class); --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27). Email [email protected] or Call now with questions or to reserve! 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

Flamenco Class Incorporating Props - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 19, 2011 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM. Fall term runs September 6- December 19, 2011 at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W54 St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.). 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! Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term,$17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

CSI: The Experience - Discovery Times Square
Through January 01, 2012 - New York

Play the role of a crime scene investigator at CSI: The Experience! As the latest recruit in the world of forensic science, guests are guided by videos featuring CSI: cast members and real-life forensic scientists. Throughout the exhibition you must examine blood types, while matching DNA to potential suspects in order to complete the investigation process and solve the crime. Complete with 3 Crime Scenes, 15 Forensic Lab Stations, and dazzling special effects, this hands-on experience is sure to plunge exhibit goers deep into the science of solving crimes.

Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Biblical Times - Discovery Times Square
Through April 15, 2012 - New York

Take a fascinating archaeological journey through the Holy Land. This rare exhibit features the famed Dead Sea Scrolls, a stone from the Western Wall from the Second Temple in Jerusalem and more than 500 never-before-seen artifacts from biblical times. Experience firsthand the traditions, beliefs and iconic objects of ancient Israel that impact world religions today.

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