His brilliant dancing and magnetic presence wowed Broadway in “Ain’t Too Proud”; landed him the lead (which he eventually relinquished) of “MJ: The Musical”; and will be on display in the title role of Tony Goldwyn and Savion Glover’s reimagined “Pal Joey” at New York City Center this month. But ask Ephraim Sykes for his story and he starts with, “My mother and father fell in love…”
From October 19 to December 14, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels will fill stages throughout New York City with contemporary dance. This will be the third Dance Reflections festival and the first to be hosted in the U.S., following editions in London in 2022 and in Hong Kong earlier this year.
Choreographer Michelle Manzanales discusses her new work for Ballet Hispánico, “Sor Juana,” delving into the life of Mexican poet, scholar, philosopher, and nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
A long-awaited world premiere, a festival filled with experiments, two New York City mainstays and a trio of new works tackling environmental issues head-on—there are a lot of performances to be excited about this month, and our top picks are just the tip of the iceberg.
From major Broadway transfers to a jazzy anniversary extravaganza (and much more in between), March’s performance calendar is chock-full of excitement. Here’s what we’re making time in our schedules to see.
A plethora of premieres and a pair of limited engagement touring appearances add up to a packed dance calendar, from coast to coast and even across the pond. Here’s what has us most intrigued.
New York City Center’s new Artists at the Center series, launching March 4–6, gives dance artists a curatorial platform to explore ideas that they wouldn’t have an opportunity to anywhere else, says president and CEO Arlene Shuler.
“Even when I’m far away from tap,” says Astaire Award–winning hoofer Jared Grimes, “I’m never really far.”