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   WhWhat's On This Week in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.


August 4-5
Tehreema Mitha Dance Company

TMDC is the only company in the world that presents Classical Bharatanatyam, Classical/Contemporary and Contemporary items following each other, in that order, within a full evening’s performance. Choreographer/dancer, Tehreema Mitha has a style that is unique, fresh and daring. The Washington Post states that “Mitha is a figure to be watched, with an ambition to be nurtured.” The choreography both in the classical form and in the contemporary style is issue-based and socially-conscious. While working on expanding new technique and experimenting further in the classical field (both in the choreography and music), the topics chosen to choreograph are those that have an impact on the lives of the people of the community, country and more widely defined, in the world. August 4 at 8pm, August 5 at 7pm. For more information and tickets, visit
Dance Place
3225 8th Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
(202) 269-1600.

Jessica Hartz

1111 16th St. NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036

—compiled by Dance/MetroDC 




New York:

July 31-August 11 (opened July 16)

The ever-inventive Pilobolus always finds new ways to explore movement and human relationships, and they are just as curious as ever, in three dynamic programs. See for complete program breakdown and times.
Joyce Theater
8th Avenue at 19th Street

July 31-August 27 (opened April 25)
Lincoln Kirstein

The 100th anniversary of Lincoln Kirstein²s birth is observed with an exhibition focusing on a trio of artists from his circle. Kirstein, a hugely influential force in American culture, engaged with many notable artistic and literary figures, and helped shape the way the arts developed in America from the late 1920s onward. His involvement with Choreographer George Balanchine, with whom he founded the School of American Ballet and New York City Ballet, is perhaps his best known ccomplishment. This exhibition focuses on the photographer Walker Evans, the sculptor Elie Nadelman, and the painter Pavel Tchelitchew, each of whom was important to Kirstein. At 11am- 6pm, Friday at 1-9pm, Saturday-Sunday at 11am-6pm.
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street

July 31-October 13 (opened June 19)
Invention: Merce Cunningham & Collaborators

This exhibit will illustrate the four key discoveries that Merce Cunningham pursued through decades of creativity, often in collaboration with John Cage: the separation of music and dance; the use of chance operations and indeterminacy in composition and choreography; the possibilities of film and video; and experimentation with computer technology. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 12-6pm, Thursday at 12-8pm.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
111 Amsterdam Avenue, at 65th Street

August 1
Diquis Tiquis

As part of the Latino Festival, Costa Rican performance artists Alejandro Tosatti and Sandra Trejos are sublime jugglers of dance, theater and mime. Featuring a world premiere piece, the architects of "Disquis Tiquis" draw on pre-Colombian art and other Latin American elements. At 8:30pm.
Queens Theatre in the Park
Grand Central Parkway

August 3
Philadanco/Camille A Brown & Dancers

Two companies—one new and one a beloved institution—bring unique visions of modern dance to SummerStage. At 8pm.
Central Park SummerStage

August 3-5
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Paul Taylor's troupe performs "Book of Beasts", "Lines of Loss" and "Esplanade" on Friday and "Air", "Profiles", "Troilus & Cressida (Reduced)", and "Black Tuesday" on Saturday as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival. At 8pm.
Damrosch Park Bandshell
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Columbus Avenue at 63rd Street

August 4

Revel in an afternoon of family fun that harkens back to the 1960s. Learn the hustle and Apache line dance at the Dance-In and recycle everyday objects to make your own instrument with Bash the Trash. Part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival. At 2pm.
Josie Robertson Plaza
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Columbus Avenue at 63rd Street

August 4
Urban Bush Women

Urban Bush Women presents the culminating performance of its annual Summer Institute, Community Building for Change. Focused on the theme of individual activism, "We are the Ones We've Been Waiting For" will feature a cast of 60 and include live music, dance, story-telling and spoken word. At 4pm and 7pm.
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
1 University Plaza

August 4-6
Charles Moore Dance Theatre and Percussion Ensemble

A presentation of caribbean dance and drumming. At 6pm.
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway

- compiled by Dale Brauner








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