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A Fall Dance Preview


dancenOw/NYC Festival, Sept. 4–10 at DTW, allows you to see 70-plus artists at varied points in their careers. This year, a new project honors David Parker and The Bang Group, nicholasleichterdance, Brian Brooks Moving Company, Young Dance Makers, and Gina Gibney Dance. Each night one of these artists is accompanied by short performances from 10 other artists.

Jennifer Nugent + Paul Matteson. Photo by Sue Rees.

The Kitchen High Line Block Party takes over West 19th Street on Sept. 15. The block between 10th and 11th Avenues will become a family-friendly festival featuring dozens of artist-led activity booths, crafts, workshops, and live performances, including a performance by Hoofer’s House Tap Jam Session.

DancenOw / NYC Festival, Base Camp on Sept. 6; Photo by: Sarah Silver

The most anticipated dance event of the season, The New York Dance and Performance Awards, a.k.a. The Bessies, takes place on Sept. 17 this year hosted by Obie Award-winner Justin Bond and theater artist Taylor Mac.

Tere O’Connor Dance performs Rammed Earth at The Chocolate Factory in Long Island City as part of a co-presentation with Danspace Project, Sept. 26-30 and October 3-7. The new work highlights shifting layers of architectural reference in dance and invites the audience to move through the space, changing viewpoints during the performance.

Big Dance Theater presents their insightful and quirky The Other Here at DanceTheater Workshop, Sept 19–22, 25 –29. The new work layers the rural stories of Japanese novelist Masuji Ibuse with a life insurance sales conference, set to Okinawan pop music and reinventions of traditional dance.

Introduce yourself to new dance artists and visions through WAXworks, a non-curated, performance showcase at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn. The series starts in September and will continue once monthly.



It is always a pleasure to enter the visually stunning and complex world created on stage by the Donna Uchizono Company. Uchizono’s Thin Air will be revealed at DTW Oct 9–13 along with As eyes see it, a collaboration with her dancers.

PAMINA DEVI: A Cambodian Magic Flute will use the refined movement language of Cambodian classical dance and music to interpret Mozart’s opera. The work, by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, will be performed by the Khmer Arts Ensemble from Phnom Penh at the Joyce Theater, Oct. 9–14.

John Hasperse Company performs at BAM. Photo by Alex Escalante

John Jasperse Company will treat us to another innovative performance at BAM, Oct. 31–Nov.3. Misuse Liable to Prosecution is Jasperse’ newest creation which will explore the effects of capitalism on stage using dance and objects that are either found, borrowed or stolen.



The dynamic group that make up the company
everything smaller present their new piece, The Map and The Machine at Dance New Amsterdam, Nov.29–Dec.2. This new work confronts survival in its simplest forms.

Hiroshi Koike directs and choreographs for Pappa Tarahumara, a Japanese dance-theater troupe in a visual spectacle, Ship In a View, performed at BAM, Nov. 28, 30 and Dec. 1. 




The athletic and imaginative pair, Nugent + Matteson Dance will premiere Pieced Apart, an evening of four new works at St. Mark’s Church, Dec. 6-8.

Hip-hop pioneers Rokafella and Kwikstep who together form Full Circle, will present
Innaviews at DTW Dec 19–22.

Also, keep your eyes open for updates from Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Kitchen and Chez Bushwick as they roll out their fall dance schedules.


Carley Petesch


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2007

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