AMERICAN BALLET THEATER’S NEW YORK SUMMER INTENSIVE
at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (July 26, noon and 2:30 p.m.).
Curious about the next generation of dancers? Two afternoon performances
wrap up Ballet Theater’s 24th annual training program, directed by Kate
Lydon, for dancers ages 12 to 20. Students of the five-week intensive,
under the instruction of former company members including Cynthia
Harvey, Leslie Browne,
Lupe Serrano and Cheryl Yeager, will perform selections from
“Coppélia,” “Don Quixote,” “Giselle,” “La Bayadère,” “Swan Lake,” “The
Sleeping Beauty” and August Bournonville’s “Le Conservatoire.”
212-477-3030, ext. 3416; abt.org
at Gerald W. Lynch Theater (Aug. 1-3, 7:30 p.m.). This East London
hip-hop group, last seen at the 2018 White Light Festival, returns to
Lincoln Center for an encore of its acclaimed political and virtuosic “Blak Whyte Gray.”
Presented this time by the Mostly Mozart Festival, the company explores
themes of oppression, identity and transcendence. Michael Asante (also
known as Mikey J) is credited with creative direction and music, while
Kenrick Sandy (who goes by H2O) is the piece’s choreographer.
YOSHIKO CHUMA AND THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS at the Invisible Dog (July 26, 7 p.m.). Chuma, a veteran experimental choreographer and conceptual artist, presents the final presentation of “My Diary: Secret Journey to Tipping Utopia.” In it, musicians, dancers and designers interact, but never directly as fragments of sound, text and action — a metaphor for the cycle of life — fluctuate between states of utopia and war. Chuma has been in residency at the Invisible Dog since July 1.
COMPAGNIE HERVÉ KOUBI at Prospect Park Bandshell (July 27, 8 p.m.). For the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, this company led by Koubi, a French-Algerian choreographer, presents his evening-length “What the Day Owes to the Night.” With a cast of 12 French-Algerian and African dancers, this vibrant production combines capoeira, martial arts, hip-hop and contemporary dance; it’s Koubi’s signature work and his second collaboration with street dancers from Algeria and Burkina Faso.
JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL
in Becket, Mass. (through Aug. 25). This weekend, the festival hosts
the Paul Taylor Dance Company in repertory works and the tap
choreographer Caleb Teicher with the composer and pianist Conrad Tao for
their collaboration “More Forever” (both performances run through
Sunday). In the coming week, “The Day,” an anticipated piece by the
cellist Maya Beiser, the dancer Wendy Whelan and the choreographer
Lucinda Childs, has its premiere; the production, which features music
by David Lang, explores memory and resilience (Wednesday through Aug.
4). Also, A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham offers a mixed repertory program, which
includes his own works as well as one by Andrea Miller (Wednesday
through Aug. 4).
MADE IN N.Y.C. 2.0: NEXT GENERATION TRADITIONS at Hearst Plaza (July 28, 1 p.m.). As part of its Heritage Sunday series, Lincoln Center Out of Doors presents this free, mixed bill featuring Redobles de Cultura, a collective of three New York City Afro-Puerto Rican bomba practitioners; Sri Lankan Dance Academy of New York,
an intergenerational group based in Staten Island; Michael Winograd
& the Honorable Mentshn, a Brooklyn klezmer group; and Inkarayku, an
Andean band that performs Quechua folk songs and dance music. This
presentation highlights the art and culture of first- and
second-generation New Yorkers.
92Y MOBILE DANCE FILM FESTIVAL
at the 92nd Street Y (July 27, 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m.). How often have you
lost track of time watching dance videos on your smartphone? Here’s an
opportunity to see three programs’ worth
— 48 films in all — at the 92Y’s second annual festival celebrating
works shot on mobile devices. Its international jury considered more
than 100 submissions from 14 countries, including Argentina, Cuba,
France, Greece and Japan. The selected films include David Fernandez’s
“The Clock,” Rebecca Gillespie’s “The French Girl,” and Roma Flowers and
Nina Martin’s “Secondary Surfaces Redreamed.”
YOUNG DANCEMAKERS COMPANY at various locations (July 26, 7 p.m.; July 28 and 31 and Aug. 1, 2 p.m.; July 30, 1 p.m.; through Aug. 3). This dance ensemble,
which comprises students from New York City public high schools,
continues its 24th annual touring season, taking place at different
locations across four boroughs, from the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan on
Friday to the Kumble Theater in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Since the end of
June, the young dance artists have developed original choreography under
the guidance of Alice Teirstein and Jessica Gaynor, as well as the 2019
guest artist John Heginbotham, and now present the end result in these
free public showings.