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September 29, 2012 - by CG Directory Editor

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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.

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.)

Juilliard Dance presents 'Fortune' - New York City Center
September 30, 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

2012-2013 Opening Night Gala: Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
October 03, 2012 - Manhattan

An opening night with Orff's Carmina Burana is auspicious; performed by Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, it's breathtaking. Kick off Carnegie Hall's 2012–2013 season with this outstanding group and its illustrious music director as they dive into Carmina Burana's exciting rhythms and powerful melodies.

Philadanco - The Joyce Theater
Through October 07, 2012 - New York

Founded by the esteemed Joan Myers Brown in 1970, Philadanco, a Joyce favorite, performs a characteristically rousing program that includes a world premiere by the magnificent Matthew Rushing and the New York premiere of Wake Up, created by North Philly's own celebrated choreographer Rennie Harris. This intricate, propulsive work seeks to define Hip Hop from its birth to its profound impact on the communities from which it sprung. Company website: http://www.philadanco.org/ performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm Dance Chat: Wed, Oct 3 Family Matinee: Sat, Oct 6 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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