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

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

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

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

COMPAÑÍA IRENE RODRÍGUEZ at the Joyce Theater (Jan. 18, 8 p.m.; Jan. 19, 2 and 8 p.m.; Jan. 20, 2 and 7:30 p.m.). As a child growing up in Havana, Rodríguez would slip out of ballet class to secretly study Spanish dance instead. She rose through the ranks of the Spanish Ballet of Cuba before forming her own company in 2012 to express her brand of contemporary flamenco theater. Rodríguez isn’t a purist — she draws from many forms, including fandango, bolero and Afro-Cuban and contemporary dance — as evidenced by the title of her Joyce program, “Mas Que Flamenco” (“More Than Flamenco”). She will be joined onstage by an ensemble of dancers, singers and musicians, but her captivating intensity will likely be front and center.
212-242-0800, joyce.org

MERCE CUNNINGHAM at Anthology Film Archives (Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.). As part of this year’s extensive celebrations of the centennial of Cunningham’s birth, the Anthology presents a weekly screening of his works through Feb. 18. Cunningham, who died in 2009, used technology inventively throughout his career; for the works in this series, the camera is not an impartial observer but an active participant. On Monday, the featured films will be “Fractions I” from 1978, in which four video monitors join dancers onstage, and “Channels/Inserts” from 1982, which employs creative editing and animation techniques. Both were collaborations with the video artist Charles Atlas, who will present the program.
212-505-5181, anthologyfilmarchives.org

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