Infinity, Kozlova, Chen & Dancers
INFINITY DANCE THEATER
Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue
Kitty Lunn's Infinity Dance Theater, the company for dancers with and without disabilities, will present "Unbound: Dancing From Here to There," consisting of two different programs at Theater for the New City.
Program A is an evening of repertory works created especially for Infinity: Lead Me Home by Peter Pucci; Portrait of Frida, inspired by the life of Frida Khalo and created by Italian choreographer Carla Vannucchi; the World Premiere of Doors, choreographed and performed by company member Alice Sheppard, set to original music by her composer father; and From Here to There and The Unbound Suite, both World Premieres by Kitty Lunn, with new music composed and performed live by William Catanzaro.
Performed Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7 at 8 PM
Program B is the unique and moving The Women's Stories Project, a theater/dance work that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit. Four amazing and positive women come together to share their journeys through dance, music, and the spoken word.
Performed Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8 at 3 PM
VALENTINA KOZLOVA'S DANCE CONSERVATORY COMPANY in the full-length NUTCRACKER
December 7 at 3 PM & 7 PM
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
Kozlova presents dancers from her midtown Dance Conservatory in their annual production of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. Act I has original choreography by Margo Sappington, who also enjoys a bit of scenery-chomping as the glamorous Countess Drosselmeyer. Act II has been staged by Kozlova after Petipa and Vainonen. Principal dancers for the 3 PM performance are Demitra Bereveskos and Solieh Samoudi; at the 7 PM performance, Hannah Park and Gauthier Dedieu (Berlin State Opera Ballet).
H.T. CHEN & DANCERS YOUNG AUDIENCE PERFORMANCE SERIES
30 performances - December 10 through February 13, all performances at 10:30 AM
Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street
H.T. Chen's Eight Strokes & the Moving Word is an innovative one-hour performance with live narration, audience interaction, video, and vibrant traditional and contemporary dance, performed by H.T. Chen & Dancers. The dance-based, educational presentation takes its title from the eight basic strokes of calligraphy, an exquisite art form that has been a source of inspiration over the years for H.T. Audiences also learn valuable lessons in Chinese history and culture.