Stephen Petronio Company’s 20th anniversary season features the New York premiere of “The Island of Misfit Toys.” Unwinding like a series of adult gothic nursery rhymes, this work features music by experimental rock icon Lou Reed and set design by renowned set designer Cindy Sherman. “The Island of Misfit Toys” completes a triptych program that also includes last season’s critically acclaimed “City of Twist,” with original music by Laurie Anderson, and “Broken Man,” a solo performance by Petronio. The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave. Tickets are $38. For reservations, call 212 242 0800 or visit joyce.org. Mar. 23 – 28, Tue. at 8 p.m., Wed. through Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m..
Amanda Loulaki and Short Mean Lady present “I wanted to say––but I said,” a quartet about compulsion, repetition, and decision-making. Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th St. at Second Ave. Tickets are $15 or TDF/v. For reservations, call 212 674 8194. Mar. 11-14 at 8:30 p.m.
Peter Boal & Company make their debut at The Joyce Theater with a program of works by Twyla Tharp and William Forsythe, and world premieres by Ballet British Columbia’s artistic director John Alleyne, and German choreographer Marco Goecke. 175 Eighth Ave. at 19th St. Tickets are $40. For reservations, call 212 242 0800 or visit joyce.org. March 16-20 at 8 p.m., Mar. 21 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Carnival continues at Dance Theater Workshop with performances by Souloworks/Andrea E. Woods and Dancers in “At the Soul Level,” Mar. 11, 19, and 20 at 7 p.m.; Karl Anderson and Kate Weare perform “A Picture and a Thousand Words,” Mar. 12 and 13; and NY-based Maura Nguyen Donohue/Mixed Company and Hanoi-based Le Vu Long/Together Higher share the stage in “Enemy/Territory” Mar. 17, 18, 26, and 27 at 7pm. 219 W 19th St. Tickets are $20. For reservations, call 212 924 0077.
London-based Charles Linehan Company makes its U.S. debut with two works––“New Quartet,” to an original score by New York composer William Basinski, and “Grand Junction,” a duet set to original music by London composer Julian Swales. Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th St. at Second Ave. Tickets are $15 or TDF/v. For reservations, call 212 674 8194. Mar. 18-21 at 8:30 p.m.––Brian McCormick