Dance (Amy Larimer)
New York is the dance capital of the United States! All you need is a ticket and a MetroCard! New York theaters present everything from local, emerging artists to world-renowned international companies. You can often get tickets the day of the show at the theater but to be sure, it’s best to purchase your tickets in advance since many shows do sell out. Tickets can be purchased online with a credit card or in person at the box office. Before purchasing your ticket, call the box office to ask about student discounts, most theaters have them and you can often get tickets for under $20. For websites of venues that regularly show dance, click here.
- Alvin Ailey (New York City Center), November 30 -January 1. Join Robert Battle in his first season as Artistic Director and see the exquisite Ailey dancers in the comfort of the newly renovated New YorkCity Center. Located on West 55th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenues). Tickets start at $25.
- Camille A. Brown & Dancers (Joyce Theatre), January 27-29, Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm; Sun 7:30pm. A huge hit when she appeared at The Joyce in 2010, Camille A. Brown is noted for mixing modern dance techniques with West African dance elements to produce "focused bursts of energy and frozen positions that explode into motion" (The New York Times). At The Joyce, her company will present three snazzy performances of a program that includes The Groove to Nobody's Business, set to Ray Charles and Brandon McCune, and Been There, Done That" (from the Joyce Theatre website). Tickets start at $10! 175 Eighth Avenue, corner of 19th St.
- Batsheva Dance Company: "Hora" by Ohad Naharin (BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn), March 7-10, 7:30pm. "Ohad Naharin’s choreography is infused with the rarest of qualities, experimenting boldly with body language to produce a distinctive and arresting combination of content and form. Noted for its physical virtuosity and bewitching lines, Tel Aviv’s Batsheva Dance Company conveys the daring spirit and exacting discipline of its artistic director. Naharin’s Hora unfurls a ravishing vision of abstraction, sensuality, and playfulness. Isao Tomita’s inventive soundtrack, a collage of classical masterpieces (Strauss, Wagner, Grieg, Debussy, and even John Williams’ Star Wars theme) played on an array of vintage analog synths, provides harmonic elegance to this remarkable work" (from the BAM website). Tickets start at $20.