By Albert Samaha
By Steve Weinstein
By Devon Maloney
By Tessa Stuart
By Alison Flowers
By Albert Samaha
By Jesse Jarnow
By Eric Tsetsi
June 24 & July 22; On June 24, the renowned Savion Glover and crew take tap to new heights, while jazzy pianist Robert Glasper plays. On July 22, Ronald K. Brown's Evidence brings a bursting fusion of African and modern movement to the stage.
HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Avenue, 212-868-4444, here.org
June 14; The Brothers Grimm tale about a boy who makes constant mistakes and chalks it up to doing "better next time" isn't just for the kiddies. FREEFALL(ltd)'s three-part performance, choreographed by Lynn Brown and Lynn Marie Ruse and performed by the company, is presented to mirror current political methods of never taking responsibility for bad decisions and instead making easy excuses. Let's just hope there isn't as much eye gauging.
'DANCING IN THE STREETS'
Coffey Park, Visitation Place, between Richards and Dwight streets, Brooklyn; Highbridge Park, Water Tower, park entrance at 174th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; 212-625-3505, dancinginthestreets.org.
June 3, June 10 & July 17: Red Hook is getting a makeover, and this summer, expect more arts festivals and educational programs to liven up the streets. The Urban Bush Women along with sixth-graders from the nabe's P.S./M.S. 27 present Water in the Community, a piece on the historical and current impact water has on the area (June 3). On June 10, the ASE Dance Theater Collective joins fifth-graders from the school to perform Afro-Cuban, Haitian, and Dominican dance forms. Tap artist Tamango presents Urban Tap on July 17. Audience participation is encouraged, so be prepared for your little ones and you to do a step or two. Call for more performances and locations.
57 Rockwell Place, 2nd floor, 718-855-7882, bricstudio.org
Allyson Green Dance, Migrations
"Food for Thought"
City/Dans: Kimberly Bartosik, Home in the Neon Heat
Out of Space @ BRICstudio
September 610, all shows at 7:30 p.m.: A grand finale to this festival wouldn't be complete without the help of some choice dance companies, including Philadanco performing Gate Keepers (September 6) and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in Emily Molnar's 4 Flight's Down (September 7).On September 8, there's a collaborative presentation with Trisha Brown Dance Company, the Stephen Petronio Company, and Ashleigh Leite. Brown joins Petronio and co. in a performance of Bloom, and Petronio joins Leite in Autopsy. September 10 is an ode to salsa with an all-out afternoon dance contestthe winner gets to share the stage with the pros for that evening's show.
'RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL'
Elevated Acre, 55 Water Street; fire escape at 36 Orchard Street; 32 Sixth Avenue, northeast corner, main floor; Columbus Park, intersection of Baxter, Mulberry, Worth, and Bayard streets; exterior balconies at Cipriani's, 55 Wall Street; rivertorivernyc.com.
June 1September 10: Only in this city will you catch someone doing a performance on a fire escape. This series of nomadic presentations brings dance to some of the least expected places. Catch dizzying and deconstructing movement by Douglass Dunn and Elke Rindfleisch in Multiple Undo & Other Distortions (June 19). L.A.'s Heidi Duckler (a/k/a fire escape extraordinaire) performs In Case of Love Break Glass with her Collage Dance Theater (July 21). Canadian interdisciplinary crew Bluemouth Inc. and guest artists show the Dora Awardwinning What the Thunder Said (July 25). Prepare to relax with H.T. Chen and Sharon Estacio when they perform Oasis (August 9). And lastly, Ellis Wood Dance's 20 female performers show area stockbrokers some sensual abandon in Fire on Wall Street(August 31).
'Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival' June 17August 26, George Carter Road, Becket, Massachusetts, 413-243-0745, jacobspillow.org.
Opening gala with the Ted Shawn Theatre
25 Ted Shawn Theatre's CND2
Ballets Russes film
July 2 Limón Dance Company
July 2 Aszure & Artists
Suzanne Farrell Ballet
Emanuel Gat Dance
Robert Moses' Kin
Tero Saarinen Company
Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
Danish Dance Theatre
Trey McIntyre Project
Armitage Gone! Dance
Shen Wei Dance Arts
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Mark Morris Dance Group
Festival Finale Benefit Dance Party
'Lincoln Center Festival 2006'
July 10July 30, New York State Theater, 63rd Street and Broadway; LaGuardia Concert Hall, 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; LaGuardia Drama Theater, 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; 212-875-5766, lincolncenter.org
July 12, 14 & 15
STREB, Streb vs. Gravity
Emanuel Gat Dance, The Rite of Spring and Winter Voyage
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Blind Date
Batsheva Dance Company, Telophaza
July 21 & 22
Saburo Teshigawara, Bones in Pages
San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco Ballet, Sylvia
July 27 & 28
Yasmeen Godder and the Bloody Bench Players, Strawberry Cream and Gunpowder
July 29 & 30
San Francisco Ballet, 7 for Eight, Quaternary, and Artifact Suite
'Lincoln Center Out of Doors'
August 4August 27: This cultural hub is once again teeming with dancers. In the Bandshell: See Lima's 30-member music and dance ensemble Perú Negro (August 5). New York's 17-year-old Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group and L.A.'s Lula Washington Dance Theater explore African and American traditions in "Double Trouble" (August 10). Needing no introductions, Martha Graham Dance Company performs in celebration of the troupe's 80th anniversary (August 16). On August 25 and 26, Garth Fagan Dance revels in postmodernist movement. On Josie Plaza: On August 10, We B Girlz gets three hip-hop crews to compete for bragging rights while Toni Blackman and DJ Kuttin' K serve as MCs. On August 11, spanning African movement, the Kusun Ensemble present music and dance titled Nokoko. Wire Monkey Dance performs its gravity-defying multimedia show on August 12. Terry Dean Bartlett (of STREB) and Katie Workum's "Danceoff! Happy Hour" shows the athleticism and high-energy skills of numerous performers in a quasi-competitive setting on August 17. And the programs end in the North Plaza with a special performance of Tom Pearson's Lacuna: Urban Ritual set in the center's reflecting pool and accompanied by the music of Louis Mofsie (August 23).