Don’t miss out! Fall For Dance Festival Tickets Go On Sale Sunday!
One of the many reasons we love living in New York Cit–and why some of us (me) will continue to do so no matter how many "Goodbye To All That" personal essays are posted on the internet–is the staggering number and variety of cultural offerings happening day after day after day. And in the fall, the busiest season of them all? It's impossible to take in even a small percentage of the performances and exhibitions, talks and events, openings and galas. All of which is why I'm personally excited by the return in a couple of weeks of the fantastic Fall For Dance Festival at the New York City Center in Midtown. Now in its 12th year, Fall For Dance offers five different programs, each with four different companies performing in a range of moods and styles over the course of 10 nights. Best of all, every ticket in the house is available for an absurdly low $15! Needless to say, the whole thing sells out in a hurry every year, so get ready this Sunday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m. when tickets go on sale.
Fall For The Dance: The Culture Event Of The Year?
I often feel like I don't get to enough "highbrow culture" performances over the course of the year–cost can be an issue, plus like everyone I get into a comfortable routine (in my case, dinner-and-a-movie) that sometimes makes me forget about ALL the great stuff going on–so an event like Fall For Dance is a simple, wonderful way to check out something new with very little risk, time- and money-wise. Besides, getting a bit dressed up and sitting in those plush seats in a ornate theater always felt like a special treat for me and my kids when they were younger. Anyway, City Center's Fall For Dance Festival 2015 is packed with its usual pleasures, and any of the nights are likely to be great. Here, though, are a couple of seeming standouts….
What To Expect at Fall For The Dance
Che Malambo (above), a troupe from Argentina who will be performing on the first two nights of the festival, uses drumming of the bombos, whirling boleadoras (those lassos with a stone at the end) and plenty of raucous foot-stomping in their choreography, to wild, crowd-pleasing effect. Also on that bill in the modern dance slot: Doug Elkins Choreography will be performing his Hapless Bizarre piece in its entirety. The San Francisco Ballet (two above) will be represented this year with Hans van Manen's exhilarating Solo; the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Ronald K. Brown's Four Corners (featuring 11 dancers on stage); Dorrance Dance (top) will stage the world premiere of a special FFD commission; the traditional Indian Dance troupe Nrityagram will do Invoking Shiva; and the Brazilian crew Companhia Urbana de Danca is bringing its hip-hop moves to City Center for the occasion. Really, though, every night at the Fall For Dance Festival 2015 has something for everyone, so it's a great opportunity to see something new.
For Tickets and More Information on Fall For Dance Festival
The Fall For Dance Festival 2015 runs from September 30 through October 11 at New York City Center, located at 131 West 55th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.