Now in its 10th season! New Victory Dance celebrates the artistry and diversity of NYC dance with performances specifically curated for young audiences. Featuring a cross-section of internationally recognized New York City-based companies, New Victory Dance consists of three distinct programs each showcasing three unique dance companies. It’s a full summer of dance for only $13 per ticket!
Barkha Dance Company
Vignettes of Kathak
This evocative dance piece embraces several elements of Indian musical expression, such as Hindustani classical notes, live singing and recitation of rhythmic compositions, rounded off with melodic use of syllables from the tabla and sitar.
Ballet Hispánico presents BHdos
This ballet with a Latin beat is inspired by choreographer Pedro Ruiz’s memories of his childhood in the Cuban countryside, reflecting both the beauty and the struggle of peasant life, set to a blend of Afro-Cuban and flamenco music
Balance of Power
Music and motion interplay in this captivating duet, where intricate movements are coordinated to each percussive beat in an impressive showcase of strength and control.
Barkha Dance Company, Ballet Hispánico, Parsons Dance
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Presented by The Music Hall Academy Performed by students in grades 9 through college
Adapted by Amy Frey from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald You’re invited to one of Jay Gatsby’s infamous parties at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. Have a cocktail with Nick, a dance with Daisy, and meet the enigmatic Gatsby himself. Frey’s new play examines F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic story of love, betrayal, and loss, through the lens of class structure and social hierarchy, as audiences are invited to immerse themselves in the world of The Great Gatsby. SINGLE ROOM SUNDAYS Most performances of our Fall 2023 production of The Great Gatsby will move the audience throughout Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, including up to the second floor. However, our 2pm matinee performance on September 24 and October 1 will utilize only the double parlor on the ground floor, and will not involve audience movement. Guests who prefer not to climb stairs or move about the house during performances may prefer to attend one of these special “single-room Sunday” matinees.
Join us in Bartow-Pell’s terraced garden for a site- specific dance performance featuring Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company. Every attendee will receive an elegant picnic refreshment basket that includes a prosecco mini bottle and plastic flute, grapes, cheese & crackers, and cookies to enjoy while watching the performance. Bartow-Pell will provide picnic blankets or bring your favorite lawn chair. There will be a short Q & A session following the performance. About: Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company is the resident performing troupe of the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation. Under the artistic direction of Lori Belilove, The Company performs over 80 authentic dances that highlight the unique qualities of Isadora Duncan’s repertoire, from the early lyrical pieces to the tragic solos, all with a purity of style and excellence of movement hailed by the international press. The all-female company is a spirited ensemble of highly trained and educated dancers; moreover, each member has received private coaching from noted Duncan authorities. They are distinguished by their deeply felt connection to the art of Isadora and to Artistic Director Lori Belilove´s interpretive vision and aesthetic sensibility. As a creative team, the troupe delves into new artistic territory as it explores ways to deliver the essence of Duncan into the 21st Century. The company has toured widely in the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe in diverse settings ranging from the college and university circuit to performing arts centers, museums, outdoor festivals, and dance events. The Company has toured Cologne, Aachen, and Bonn, Germany, and also appeared at the Design Exchange in Toronto, Canada. In 2002 the Company performed at the Theater of the Russian Army and the Urania Theater (where Isadora had her debut) in Budapest for dignitaries welcoming modern dance back into their country. On their home turf in New York City, the troupe has performed seasons at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Duke on 42nd Street, Symphony Space, the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, Whitney Museum of American Art, Carnegie Hall, Judson Memorial Church Theater, the 92nd Street Y, and has appeared as a guest company at numerous dance festivals.
A Girl Far From Normal is performed by Robyn the actor, playing Robyn the character, written by Robyn the writer, based on Robyn the woman. In a long marriage, a self-assured, content woman’s perfectly crafted real life rom-com world has a head-on collision with a romantic tragedy when her seemingly devoted, happy, Captain Von Trapp of a husband gives her the bad news: He wants to take a marriage vacation…without her. She is 56 and single for the first time in 37 years. A woman obsessed with rom-coms and romance movies she attempts to emulate what her favorite leading ladies would do if they got 86’d by their partners. She insists on a happy ending. Visiting long buried horrors of her childhood, she mashes kitchen table philosophy rants, alongside raw, real, funny, pathetic and humiliating events in her life. The show starts at Lincoln Center where Robyn is waiting on a date that is late. While she waits, she takes the audience on a journey. The concept of the show was developed from Robyn’s love of her favorite storytellers, Spalding Gray and David Sedaris. Rarely leaving the stage, she changes wardrobe as she speaks. The show is loosely based on the concept of how to divide by two and remain whole- Actual things you need to do in order to NOT die from a broken heart, which she discovers is an actual thing and how to not just survive heart break but thrive AND find love again.
This dynamic interplay of piano and tap dance features pianist-composer Conrad Tao, who has been dubbed “the kind of musician who is shaping the future of classical music” by New York Magazine, and choreographer-dancer Caleb Teicher, about whom The New Yorker says: “mixing super-charged energy with tossed-off charm, Teicher is among the more promising figures in tap dance.” The pair come from two art forms, each with their own traditions and practices, but their collaboration explores the connections between them and the different ways the percussion of piano and tap relate to one another. Program / COUNTERPOINT Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 998: Aria Conrad Tao/Caleb Teicher: Improvisation Arnold Schoenberg: Fünf Klavierstücke, Op. 23: V. Waltzer Ray Noble/Art Tatum/Bud Powell: Cherokee Charles Cole/Brenda Bufalino: The Coles and Bufalino Soft Shoe Johannes Brahms: Fantasias: Intermezzo in E Major, Op. 116, No. 4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/David Parker: Song and Dance, based on Allegretto “Alla Turca” from Sonata in A Major, K. 331 Conrad Tao/Caleb Teicher: Swing 2 from More Forever George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue arr. for solo piano Maurice Ravel: Mouvement de menuet from Sonatine in F-sharp Minor Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 998: Aria
Born in 1982, this trailblazing company foreshadowed issues of identity, form and social commentary that would change the face of American dance. With a repertory that is widely varied in its subject matter, visual imagery and stylistic approach to movement, voice and stagecraft, it remains one of the foremost contemporary dance groups in the world.
The multinational trio of Tatiana Desardouin, Lauriane Ogay and Mai Lê Hô brings societal issues to light through their street dance, hip-hop, house and clubbing styles. In a program exploring the “groove,” the threesome use it as a road map to social justice through the physical expression of Black culture.
Committed to the development of diverse movement on the global stage for over 50 years, this Bessie-award winning company arrives with a mixed repertory program that explores and celebrates the impact of African-American culture in the world today. Individual tickets - $28 Dance in Albany packages available at 10%-50% (see info on the left) Dance in Albany packages available through The Egg Box Office at the Empire State Plaza or by calling 518-473-1845 on Monday through Friday between 11am and 3pm
Set in the English countryside in 1923, this tale of sex, betrayal and love unfolds when Sylvia decides to expose her affair to both her husband and to her lover’s wife. The true meaning of fate, identity and marriage are called into question as a surprising and hilarious web of secrets unravels in this ridiculous – potentially murderous – romantic comedy. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
In Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ world premiere of The Comeuppance, the latest from “one of this country’s most original and illuminating writers” (The New York Times), a self-proclaimed “Multi-Ethnic Reject Group” reconvenes for the first time in years to pregame for their twentieth high school reunion. Over alcohol and other such substances, they try to reconnect who they once were with who they’ve each become.
It’s the best thing that ever could have happened! Following sold-out runs in London and at the New York Theatre Workshop, Merrily We Roll Along is returning to Broadway — and with Maria Friedman’s widely acclaimed production, it is poised at last to take its place in the pantheon of great American musicals. Featuring one of Sondheim's most celebrated and personal scores, and moving backwards in time, Merrily charts the turbulent relationship between three lifelong friends — played by Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez — and traces every milestone of their lives for nearly two decades as they navigate success, show business and unbreakable bonds.“It’s our time, breathe it in; worlds to change and worlds to win.” Merrily We Roll Along comes to Broadway’s Hudson Theatre this fall.