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Buglisi Company at 20
For 20 years Jacqulyn Buglisi has choreographed insightful dances about the human condition. Her company performs two varied programs at the Joyce, including premieres of This Is Forever to a rhapsody by Steve Margoshes; Snow Falling on Water, on growing up in Brooklyn; and Butterflies and Demons, scored by violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain. A selection of classics by Buglisi will include the haunting, dreamlike Suspended Women, plus excerpts from Nacho Duato’s Arsenal. Once a luminary of Martha Graham’s company, Buglisi has blended bold visuals with strong, pliant movement to chart her own path. Feb. 5–10. See www.joyce.org. —Susan Yung
So Young An and Jason Jordan in This Is Forever. Photo ©Terri Gold, Courtesy Buglisi.
BAM Celebrates Trisha
The Trisha Brown Dance Company recaps some of its greatest hits while also bringing Brown’s latest works to NYC. Newark (Niweweorce) (1987) has the trickiest, most confounding partnering ever invented in postmodern dance, and her glorious Set and Reset (1983) appears one night only. The quirky solo Homemade (1996), in which Trisha dances with a projector strapped to her back, will be performed by former TBDC member and velvety dancer/choreographer Vicky Shick. The New York premieres, Les Yeux et l’âme and I’m going to toss my arms—if you catch them they’re yours are Brown’s final new works before she retires. Jan. 30–Feb. 2 at BAM. See www.bam.org or www.trishabrowncompany.org. —Wendy Perron
Set and Reset. Photo by Saitama, Courtesy BAM.
Free Lab at Judson
When you go to one of Movement Research’s free Monday nights at Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village, you feel like you’re part of a small community rather than a large audience. Don’t expect to see polished, finished pieces, but do expect to see works-in-progress and maybe even talk to the dance artists afterward. This month the lineup includes Ivy Baldwin and Anabella Lenzu (Feb. 4); Lance Gries, Juliette Mapp & Jimena Paz, Toissant Jean Louis, and Nina Martin (Feb. 11); and Koosil-ja, Chris Aiken & Ray Chung, and Naomi Goldberg Hass (Feb. 25). See www.movementresearch.org. —W. P.
A work by Megan Mazarick at Judson Church. Photo by Ian Douglas, Courtesy MR.