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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week - January 6-January 13

January 6, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Theatre and Dance in New York City This Week
From Broadway to Off Broadway to Off Off Broadway, with neighborhood theatre performances also in the mix, if it's happening on stage in New York you'll find it in City Guide's calendar. That includes dance, with contemporary performances at places like The Joyce Theater joined by classics like the New York City Ballet.

The Three Stooges Live on Stage, The Three Stooges Live on Stage - Cutting Room
January 06, 2019 - New York

The Legacy Lives On as Curly Howard's Grandson, Brad Server Joins The Cast. Stooges Slapstick with a modern twist. The new live show is loosely adapted from segments of the classic Three Stooges film shorts, woven into a new master storyline. The show includes the expected pie fight updated with virtual reality set design. Stars Chris Durmick, Danny Roque and Andy Pagana (Jay Leno's Tonight Show, Harry Potter touring shows, Universal Attractions, Big Baby and first casting for The Three Stooges movie release 2014) with Ginger Pauley (HBO, Vintage America and Hoosier Daddys), plus John Grantham (Get Shorty), Nick Santa Maria (Biffle and Shooster, Johnny Carson), Scott Martin: Music Director (LA Ovation Award) and J-Walt: Projection Set Designer (Academy Award technology winner and Disney's Epcot VR founder team) .

Live Artery 2019: Marjani Forté-Saunders - New York Live Arts
January 06, 2019 - New York

New York Live Arts’ dynamic platform of new and recent works by resident commissioned artists and curated guests. Presented during the annual Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference, Live Artery 2019 will feature excerpts of recently premiered works and work-in-progress presentations in the theater and studio. Of her piece that premiered at Live Arts in 2018 in collaboration with American Realness and received two 2018 Bessie Dance and Performance Wards, Marjani Forté-Saunders says : “My Father’s story allows me to burrow into my lineage, to ritualistically remember, interrogate, and relish in the celestial ecliptic journeys of folks identifying with—and building legacies within—the spectrums of blackness, maleness, and womb-ness.” Anchored by a solo performed in a non-linear installation, Forté-Saunders shares stories of her Father’s life that lead to thoughts on lineage, alchemy, and unabated love – an unearthing and exploration of of Black American magic and resilience.

Live Artery 2019: Day 2, Studio Showings - New York Live Arts
January 06, 2019 - New York

New York Live Arts’ dynamic showcase of new and recent works by Live Arts commissioned artists, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and curated guests is presented during the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ annual conference and will feature full theater productions, recently premiered works, and new studio presentations. Sunday, January 6th in the Studio will feature: 12:00 PM (noon) SEAN DORSEY DANCE: BOYS IN TROUBLE (Excerpt) Sean Dorsey's timely and urgent commentary on black queer love, issues arounds whiteness, and perspectives of Trans and LGBTQ empowerment, come together through BOYS IN TROUBLE. Recognized as the nation's first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Sean Dorsey's ability to stay in conversation with toxic masculinity, the trans revolution, Black Lives Matter, #metoo, and increasing attacks on trans bodies and civil liberties manifest in his latest work. 2:00 PM, MOLLY LIEBER & ELEANOR SMITH: Body Comes Apart (Work-in-Progress) Continuing their 10 year collaboration of making abstract work that responds to trauma, Lieber and Smith challenge perceptions of female identity by exploring the multiplicities of joy, pain, and s... (read more)

Sean Dorsey : Boys in Trouble - New York Live Arts
January 06, 2019 - New York

Presenters please RSVP here. Sean Dorsey's timely and urgent commentary on black queer love, issues arounds whiteness, and perspectives of Trans and LGBTQ empowerment, come together through BOYS IN TROUBLE. Recognized as the nation's first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Sean Dorsey's ability to stay in conversation with toxic masculinity, the trans revolution, Black Lives Matter, #metoo, and increasing attacks on trans bodies and civil liberties manifest in his latest work. Sean Dorsey is a San Francisco-based transgender choreographer, dancer, writer and advocate. Recognized as the US' first acclaimed transgender modern dance choreographer, Dorsey has toured his work to 30 cities across the US and internationally. Dorsey has been awarded four Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, the Goldie Award for Performance, and has been named "San Francisco's Best Dance Company" (SF Weekly). This summer, Dorsey became the first US transgender artist ever presented by The Joyce Theater in NYC. Dorsey's work is currently supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, National Performance Network, Dance/USA, California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Co... (read more)

Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith : Body Comes Apart (Work-In-Progress) - New York Live Arts
January 06, 2019 - New York

BODY COMES APART (WORK-IN-PROGRESS) Presenters please RSVP here. Live Artery showing, presenters please RSVP here. For the theatre showing of Body Comes Apart later this season, click here. Body Comes Apart is a declaration of love, commitment, catharsis, and rage. Continuing our 10-year challenge of making work based in abstraction but in response to trauma, Body Comes Apart uses the potentialities of our bodies to challenge perceptions of female identity and understand the multiplicity of joy, pain, and suffering. Our work focuses on the bodily desire to heal oneself in connection with others. This negotiation is the foundation of the movements we develop, which value imagination and energetic touch over dominance. As co- choreographers in the making and collaborators in performance, our works are feminist episodic structures of multiplicity. Choices come from a conjoined intuitive clarity, rather than an individual strong opinion. Consensus shapes the entire tone of the work we make, and directly addresses the context of the work, which deals intermittently with healing experiences of rape. While we only work with the two of us in rehearsals, the model we have found, o... (read more)

Kyle Marshall Choreography : Colored - New York Live Arts
January 06, 2019 - New York

Presenters please RSVP here. Recipient of the 2018 Juried Bessie Award, Kyle Marshall joins forces with Dare Ayorinde, and Myssi Robinson to navigate the nuances and twisted spectrum of the black identity. All coming from varied backgrounds, the trio takes on conversations prevalent to the black community: tokenism, appropriation, stereotyping, and representation. With original music from Matt Clegg, Colored is a celebration of cultural variation rarely given to those underrepresented. Oluwadamilare "Dare" Ayorinde, performer Myssi Robinson, performer Matt Clegg, music

Marjani Forté & Works : Memoirs of A... Unicorn - New York Live Arts
January 06, 2019 - New York

MEMOIRS OF A... UNICORN Presenters please RSVP here. Of her piece that premiered at Live Arts in 2018 in collaboration with American Realness and received two 2018 Bessie Dance and Performance Wards, Marjani Forté-Saunders says : "My Father's story allows me to burrow into my lineage, to ritualistically remember, interrogate, and relish in the celestial ecliptic journeys of folks identifying with—and building legacies within—the spectrums of blackness, maleness, and womb-ness." Anchored by a solo performed in a non-linear installation, Forté-Saunders shares stories of her Father's life that lead to thoughts on lineage, alchemy, and unabated love – an unearthing and exploration of of Black American magic and resilience.

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through January 06, 2019 - New York

A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: A chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is the new American musical about life and the way we live it. Dear Evan Hansen has struck a remarkable chord with audiences and critics everywhere. The New York Times calls it "a gorgeous new musical for anyone with a beating heart." And NBC Nightly News calls this bold new musical "an anthem resonating on Broadway and beyond."

Live Artery 2019: Day 3, Studio Showings - New York Live Arts
January 07, 2019 - New York

New York Live Arts’ dynamic showcase of new and recent works by Live Arts commissioned artists, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company and curated guests is presented during the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ annual conference and will feature full theater productions, recently premiered works, and new studio presentations. Monday, January 7th in the Studio will feature: 12:00 PM (noon) LAKAÏ DANCE THEATRE: The Block: An Afro-Musical (Excerpt) Founded by McKersin Previlus , Lakaï Dance Theatre showcases The Block: An Afro-Musical with influences of Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Afro-Diasporic styles. As the street becomes a stage for self-reflection, spoken word and musical stories share the realities of an inner city life, including toxic masculinity, racial profiling, and violence. 2:00 PM, ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY: Radioactive Practice (Work-in-Progress) The ensemble work of Abby Zbikowski’s company, Abby Z and the New Utility, share their newest creation developed from their rigorous physical practice and boundless mental capacities. Drawing on distinct histories in hip-hop, modern dance, West African, Tap, synchronized swimming, ice skating, and House, the corps... (read more)

Stephen Petronio Company & Martha Graham Dance Company - The Joyce Theater
Through January 07, 2019 - New York

Stephen Petronio Company returns to The Joyce with bold dancing marked by "fearless attack and whip-quick control" (The New Yorker). The program includes the 2018 work Hardness 10, with music by Nico Muhly and costumes by Patricia Field, and Steve Paxton's virtuosic and sinewy Excerpt from Goldberg Variations, from 1986. This Bessie-nominated piece is from the company's Bloodlines project, a series of revivals of important works by titans of postmodern dance. The Martha Graham Dance Company brings you a great Graham classic alongside a recent commission, showcasing the company's popular new programming style, which brings together both old and new work. Powerhouse dancers perform two sections of Chronicle, Graham's celebrated anti-war masterwork from 1936, and Woodland, a whimsical work by Pontus Lidberg.

Meet The Curators: Morgen Stevens-garmon, Associate Curator, Theater - Museum of the City of New York
January 09, 2019 - New York

As part of the new "Meet the Curators" series, join Morgen Stevens-Garmon, Associate Curator, Theater Collections, as she guides you through A City for Corduroy: Don Freeman's New York. See Freeman's depictions of 1930s New York, his illustrated scenes of the Broadway backstage, and his children's books inspired by the city, including not only the Corduroy books but also Pet at the Metand Hattie the Bat. Ask questions, give feedback, and learn something new with your fellow New Yorkers (or New Yorkers at heart.) A truly behind-the-scenes experience.

Battle Hip-Hop in Armor - The Met Fifth Avenue
January 11, 2019 - New York

The world of hip-hop dance culture collides with the bygone age of chivalry when freestyle dancers meet knights in armor. Discover the unexpected parallels—and see what it's really like to make some moves in all that chainmail, leather, and metal—in this unrivaled series of thrilling dance battles, commissioned by MetLiveArts in collaboration with The Met's Arms and Armor department and the fierce artists of It's Showtime NYC! from the South Bronx's Dancing in the Streets urban dance organization.

Malpaso Dance Company - The Joyce Theater
Through January 13, 2019 - New York

Malpaso Dance Company comes back to The Joyce with its dazzling, classically trained dancers in Tabula Rasa, a hard-driving work by choreographer Ohad Naharin, who recently traveled to Cuba to restage this rarely performed dance. Additional works from the company's growing repertory—which includes pieces by internationally recognized choreographers and promising Cuban talent—will round out the program.

Haruki Murakami's Sleep - BAM Fisher
Through December 02, 2020 - Fort Greene

THEATER Adapted by Naomi Iizuka Directed and devised by Rachel Dickstein and Ripe Time Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival "This is my 17th straight day without sleep." A Japanese housewife's mundane existence of chores and grocery shopping explodes when a haunting dream leads her to cast sleep aside, releasing her into a world of danger and the thrill of the unknown. Based on the 1994 short story by the beloved Japanese author Haruki Murakami (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle), this hypnotic physical theater piece by Brooklyn-based, Obie Award-winning company Ripe Time follows one woman beyond the bounds of society. Led by a powerhouse female creative team—including director Rachel Dickstein and playwright Naomi Iizuka—and featuring an original score performed live by NewBorn Trio, this playful and eerie journey takes audiences through a wakeful realm where bodies float, ghosts lurk, and daylight rules no longer apply.

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theatre
Through December 31, 2020 -

DEAR EVAN HANSEN MUSICAL PRODUCTION REVIEW Dear Evan Hansen has surpassed Josh Groban as Broadway’s biggest new hit. With $1.1 million in its pockets, this musical is creating a huge buzz that is drawing ardent fans across the board. Its average ticket price of $141 remains one of the highest box office rates in its niche. This amazing hit was originally in book form and the creativity of Steven Levenson led to its seamless transition to a wave-making high school musical. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote the musicals for Dear Evan Hansen. It is on track to be one of the most successful pieces of musical theater ever to originate in Washington. The plot is centered on the peculiar problem of communicating in a time where technology has made it easier to reach out to people. Evan Hansen is a friendless high school student who achieves Internet fame due to a misunderstanding he perpetuates in regards to his supposed closeness to another troubled classmate who committed suicide. The twists in the story line help to accentuate the challenges that the younger generation face in today’s world. The gripping effects of the story and the raw show of emotions make this story one of the ... (read more)

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