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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.

PERFORMANCE 'Pictures at an Exhibition': Multimedia performance based on Vasily Kandinsky Artwork by pianist Mikhail Rudy - Guggenheim Museum
September 27, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrated Russian pianist and recording artist Mikhail Rudy presents the New York premiere of a multimedia performance of composer Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (1874), with animated projections developed from original Vasily Kandinsky drawings. Rudy learned from the archives of the Centre Pompidou that Kandinsky produced a series of drawings for Pictures at an Exhibition intended for a staged performance at the Bauhaus in 1928. The original watercolor drawings were recently exhibited by the Pompidou, together with the animated images, as part of its comprehensive exhibition Dance Through Life (2011–12). The Guggenheim performances are followed by a moderated interview with Rudy about his discovery and the origin of the project.

Curator's Eye and Conservator's Eye Tours - Guggenheim Museum
September 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Curators and conservators lead in-depth tours of current exhibitions. Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective. Led by Jeffrey Warda, Conservator, Paper.

PERFORMANCE 'Pictures at an Exhibition': Multimedia performance based on Vasily Kandinsky Artwork by pianist Mikhail Rudy - Guggenheim Museum
September 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrated Russian pianist and recording artist Mikhail Rudy presents the New York premiere of a multimedia performance of composer Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (1874), with animated projections developed from original Vasily Kandinsky drawings. Rudy learned from the archives of the Centre Pompidou that Kandinsky produced a series of drawings for Pictures at an Exhibition intended for a staged performance at the Bauhaus in 1928. The original watercolor drawings were recently exhibited by the Pompidou, together with the animated images, as part of its comprehensive exhibition Dance Through Life (2011–12). The Guggenheim performances are followed by a moderated interview with Rudy about his discovery and the origin of the project.

Juilliard Dance presents 'Fortune' - New York City Center
September 29, 2012 - New York

Choreographed by Pam Tanowitz Featuring dancers from the class of 2013

New York City Center's Fall for Dance 2012 festival features the Juilliard Dance Division's production of Fortune by American choreographer Pam Tanowitz, whose narrative dances are based on traditional movement with a twist

Tickets $15 available 9/9 at 11:00 am through the New York City Center Box Office, or by calling (212) 581-1212

For more information, visit Fall for Dance Festival online

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca - The Joyce Theater
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Bessie Award winner Soledad Barrio, heralded by The New York Times as "one of today's great dancers of any genre," and her company Noche Flamenca played to sold out houses last year at The Joyce. This season, they return with a New York premiere and a two week engagement, giving audiences even more chances to experience these astounding artists deliver flamenco in its most authentic and glorious form, one that creates fierce and haunting work through the vivid interplay of palmas, song, guitar, and dance. Company website: http://www.nocheflamenca.net/engindex.php performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm Dance Chat: Wednesday, September 19 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

Fall for Dance Festival - New York City Center
Through October 13, 2012 -

The ninth annual Fall for Dance Festival, now expanded to 12 evenings, includes some of the most groundbreaking and breathtaking dance in the world today. With tickets to this year's Festival, you can sample a diverse lineup of 20 companies and experience everything from hula to ballet, flamenco to tap. Fall for Dance presents an exciting mix of treasured favorites and undiscovered gems. So bring your family, grab your friends, join us and fall in love... Fall for Dance!

Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This exhibition is devoted to examining the defining impact Lucy R. Lippard's groundbreaking book Six Years had on the emergent Conceptual art movement. Published in 1973, Six Years simultaneously catalogued and described the development of conceptual art practices in the late sixties and early seventies, and is now widely considered an essential reference work for the period. Using the book's content to structure the exhibition, Materializing "Six Years" showcases the artists brought together and championed by Lippard, and demonstrates how her curatorial projects, critical writing, and political engagement helped to redefine exhibition-making, art criticism, and the viewing experience.

The exhibition will feature more than 170 objects by nearly ninety artists who were working internationally across a range of mediums. In addition to presenting important artworks, the exhibition will convey the political foment of an era that saw both the emergence of Conceptual art and the rise of the Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and anti–Vietnam War movements, and will illustrate the period's experimental impulses through catalogues, artist publications, periodicals, photographs, and ephemera from key exhibitions and events.


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