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Lazarus of Manhattan

With athletic bodies bounding and slicing through space, Stephen Petronio Company brings the premiere of his full-length work, LIKE LAZARUS DID, to the Joyce. It’s set to live music by alternative hip-hop composer Son Lux and the generation-Y chamber group yMusic, as well as the adolescent voices of The Young People’s Chorus of New York City—all contributing to the work’s central theme of resurrection. It’s an interesting concept for the company’s 29th year; though Petronio’s constantly shifting work has yet to hit its mid-life crisis. April 30–May 5. See www.stephenpetronio.com. —Jenny Dalzell

 

Barrington Hinds of Stephen Petronio Company. Photo by Sarah Silver, Courtesy Petronio.



Isadora, the Revolutionary

Isadora Duncan didn’t just flow like a river and skip like the wind. She also marched like a soldier, protested like a laborer, and fought like a Bolshevik. This month, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company reprises some of these more strident dances in “The Marches!” Made between 1902 to 1916 to music by Berlioz, Schubert, and Tchaikovsky, they are performed by adults and children. There will be tragedy, hope, and determination for all. Ailey Citigroup Theater May 16–18. See www.isadoraduncan.org. —Wendy Perron

 

Lori Belilove in Isadora Duncan’s Revolutionary. Photo by Darial Sneed, Courtesy Belilove.

 

 

Viva Vivo

In celebration of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s 30th anniversary, the seven-member company, accompanied by four musicians, will perform the premiere of guest artist Ángel Muñoz’s A Solas, at the Joyce. Also on the program are Roberto Lorca’s rhythmically demanding Luz y Sombra and Antonio Hidalgo’s emotional Mujeres. The company, founded by Santana with Roberto Lorca, is now among the most brilliant of U.S.–based flamenco troupes. Through workshops, classes, national tours, and community events, Santana has inspired people all over the country to learn flamenco and to support its performance. May 29–June 2. See www.flamencovivo30years.org. —Valerie Gladstone


Leslie Roybal, leading dancer and teaching artist of Flamenco Vivo. Photo by Angelica Escoto, Courtesy FVCS.


 

 

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