5 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend | Modern Society of USA

5 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

5 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our guide to dance performances happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

FRIDAYS AT NOON at the 92nd Street Y (Jan. 11, noon). The B-girl, dancer and choreographer Ephrat Asherie — also known as Bounce — is the guest curator of “Afrobeat, Flexn, House and Vogue,” in which she introduces select dance artists to this intimate series at the Y. The participants are Joseph Carella (known as Klassic), Passion Fruit Dance Company with Tatiana Desardouin, and Les Ballet Afrik with Ousmane Wiles (who also goes by the name Omari Mizrahi).
212-415-5500, 92y.org

‘AILEEN PASSLOFF, STEPPING FORWARD: ONE FOOT (IN FRONT OF THE OTHER)’ at the 92nd Street Y (Jan. 11, 8 p.m.; Jan. 13, 3 p.m.). In 1944 at the age of 13, this veteran dance artist made her debut at the Y performing in the company of the witty, influential James Waring. Now, Passloff graces the Y with four premieres: “Frolic,” a group dance set to music by Erik Satie; “Yo,” a solo created for Charlotte Hendrickson; “At the Window,” a solo set to John Cage’s “Suite for Toy Piano”; and an untitled duet for Arthur Aviles and Andrew Chapman. The program also features revivals: Passloff brings back “He Dreams of Small Battles,” a 1978 work dedicated to Waring, her mentor, while Waring’s solo “Octandre” (1958), created for Passloff, will be performed by Nic Petry. On Saturday, the Y hosts a program by David Parker’s the Bang Group, which, in a bit of a crossover, presents “Octandre” as well as Passloff’s “Nocturne for Bob.”
212-415-5500, 92y.org

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