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By Jay Oatis
Free shows in NYC this week include:
July 23 & 24
Sometimes going with a classic is the perfect choice. The Martha Graham Dance Company continues to captivate audiences with their impressive technique, carrying on the legacy of one of the nation’s most influential and lauded choreographers. Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, 8PM, SummerStage
Blakeley White-McGuire in Chronicle. Photo by Michele Ballantini, Courtesy MGDC.
July 24 & 25
In honor of the 80th anniversary of American Dance Festival, Mark Dendy shows an interactive work commissioned by the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, based on the ritual movements often associated with public spaces. Dancers from Ballet Hispanico Dos, the Ailey School, North Carolina School of the Arts, and elsewhere perform short, looping phrases at the Hearst Plaza at Lincoln Center. The piece, Ritual Cycle, is set to music by the Kronos Quartet—also celebrating an anniversary, its 40th. 6PM, Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
A rehearsal of Ritual Cyclical in the Paul Milstein Pool at Lincoln Center. Photo courtesy LCOD.
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