Volume 4, Number 52 | Dec. 29 – Jan. 4, 2005
7 Days in Dance
Full Circle “Innaviews” takes an inside look at the lives of two hip-hop dancers. Exploring artistic process and navigating the complicated world of entertainment, this work-in-progress duet travels through the passionate lifestyle of hip-hop artists, confronting misconceptions and laughing all of the way. Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th St. $20 at 212-924-0077. Jan. 11-14 7:30 p.m.
Aristophanes in Birdonia David Gordon & the Pick Up Performance Co. present a new work—a politicomic theater/dance adaptation of “The Birds” by Aristophanes. Two Greek chaps (renamed Stan and Ollie) exit Athens (renamed America, re-renamed Hysterica) to co-erect with the birds a new utopia in the sky (renamed Birdonia) “Hail, hail, Birdonia!!” because “faith based initiatives” (formerly the separation of church and state) and celebrity and celebrity trials (guilty until proved innocent) obsess government and media and preemptive strikes (formerly diplomacy) rule the roost resulting in un(war)ranted war. Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, 131 10th St. at Second Ave. $20 at 212-674-8194 or danspaceproject.org. Jan. 12-15 and 19-22 8:30 p.m.
THE NUTCRACKER New York City Ballet presents George Balanchines’ “The Nutcracker.” Little Marie at the Christmas party. The marching toy soldiers and the adorable mice. The Sugar Plum Fairy and Mother Ginger in her 85-pound dress. A dreamy on-stage snowstorm and Tschaikovsky’s memorable music. Ballet dancers, magical sets, and the one-ton Christmas tree that no one can ever forget. New York State Theater, 66th St. at Broadway. $20-$99 at 212-870-5570 or nycballet.com. Dec. 30 2 & 8 p.m.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Classics, new works, and recent favorites on a revolving program of great American dance from a New York cultural treasure. New York City Center, W. 55th St. btwn. Sixth and Seventh Ave. $25-$110 at 212-581-1212 or nycitycenter.org. Dec. 30 8 p.m., Dec. 31 7:30 p.m., Jan. 1 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Savion Glover Tony Award-winning tap sensation Savion Glover makes a triumphant return to The Joyce. One of the greatest tap dancers of all time, Savion Glover turns his fluent feet into extraordinary instruments that speak a musical language all their own. Hear the art form as never before in an evening of exhilarating sights and sounds. The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave. at 19th St. $42 at 212-242-0800 or joyce.org. Through Jan. 15, Tue.-Fri. at 8 p.m., Sat at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Special Holiday shows Dec. 30 at 2 p.m., Jan. 8, 11, 15 2 p.m. Jan. 8 7:30 p.m. Special Show Time New Year’s Eve 5 p.m.