Brazilian Dance Festival at Joyce Theater

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Joyce Theater, located at 175 Eighth Avenue, presents the Brazilian Dance Festival. The aesthetic sensibility of Brazil is the inspiration for this sensational festival that focuses on four contemporary dance companies and some of the most exciting artists performing anywhere today.

Mimulus Companhia de Dança
Feb 26-Mar 1
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An evening-length piece inspired by the characters in the films of the great Pedro Almodóvar.

Companhia Urbana de Dança
Mar 3-6
Hip-hop and b-boying combine with contemporary dance in the company’s Joyce debut.

Focus Cia de Dança
Mar 8-10
A romantic romp set to the music of legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter Roberto Carlos.

DanceBrazil
Mar 12-16
The Joyce audience favorite returns with its signature fusion of Afro-Brazilian movement, Capoiera, and contemporary dance.

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Chinese New Year 2014

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The Chinese New Year — The Lunar Year — starts tomorrow, Friday, January 31. 500,000 firecrackers will be lit in the Lower East Side’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park on January 31, 11pm. If you can’t make the firework show, there’s always the Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade Festival on Sunday, February 2, 1pm.  

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New York City Ballet Art Series 2014

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New York City Ballet Art Series 2014 presents JR, creator of the Inside Out street art series and recipient of the TED prize. NYCB will be exhibiting JR’s work during performances on January 23, February 7 and February 13. Tickets: $29.

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Cubano Bowl and Talib Kweli at Brooklyn Bowl

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If you enjoy the sounds of upbeat Afro-Cuban music and bowling, The Pedrito Martinez Group at Brooklyn Bowl is a good way to spend Monday, December 16. Mr. Martínez was a founding member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band, Yerba Buena. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm. $10 cover.

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Brooklyn-based rapper, Talib Kweli — famously known as a lyrically-gifted, socially aware rapper and as a member of Black Star — will be performing at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, December 17. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 9pm. Cover: $15. Gravitas in stores now.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater family returns to New York City. Performances will take place at The Joan Weill Center, located at 405 West 55th Street (9th Avenue). December 4 – January 5. Tickets start at $25.

The American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance.

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Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca at The Joyce Theater

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Soledad Barrio’s “intensity is striking,” proclaims The New York Times. After playing to sold out Joyce houses for the last two years, the Bessie Award-winning dancer and her astounding company, Noche Flamenca, perform another searing show that combines live music with song and dance to captivate audiences once more with the essence of flamenco revealed in its most authentic and glorious form. The Joyce Theater is located on 175 W. 8th Avenue. December 3 – 15.

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Lady Gaga at Roseland Ballroom

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Pop icon, Lady Gaga, is bringing her ARTPOP tour to NYC. Gaga is scheduled to perform seven nights at the Roseland Ballroom, located at 239 W. 52nd Street. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 2, 10am.

Performance Schedule:

March 28. March 30. March 31. April 2. April 4. April 6. April 7.

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