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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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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The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic at the Park Avenue Armory

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The Life and Death of Marina Ambramovic, starring Marina Ambramovic, is currently showing at the Park Avenue Armory. At the intersection of theater, opera and visual art, director Robert Wilson’s reimagining of performance artist Marina Abramovic’s extraordinary life and work begins with her difficult childhood in former Yugoslavia, and chronicles her journey to the present day. The show runs through SaturdayDecember 21st.

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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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8th Annual Latin American Culture Week (LACW)

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The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week will take place November 14 – 25, 2013. Latin American Culture Week facilitates performances by many institutions and artists throughout New York City. Presentations consist of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America. Participants: American Symphony Orchestra, the World Music Institute, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Instituto Cervantes, Americas Society, Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, and Repertorio Español.

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Comedian Charlie Murphy at Carolines Broadway

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Comedian Charlie Murphy (yep, Eddie Murphy’s brother) will be performing at Carolines this weekend, November 8 – 10. Charlie Murphy’s comedic reputation and rapid evolution — from “Chappelle’s Show” cast member to top-billed international comedian, playing to sold-out audiences around the globe — has been well deserved.

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