Volume 4, Number 47 | November 24 – 30, 2005
7 Days in Dance
BALLET HISPANICO Artistic director Tina Ramirez, who was awarded the National Medal of Honor on November 10, celebrates the company’s 35th anniversary with four programs highlighting her career, and that of Pedro Ruiz. After 20 years a principal dancer and choreographer, Ruiz says this will be his last season with the company. The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave. at 19th St. $40 at 212-242-0800 or joyce.org. Nov. 29-Dec. 11, Opening night at 7:30 p.m., Tue.-Fri. at 8 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
MOVEMENT RESEARCH FESTIVAL 2005: OPEN SOURCE Placing emphasis on artistic processes and their contexts, Movement Research’s 14th annual festival ventures to discover the conditions for creation of “the new.” Events include performances, public workshops, residencies culminating in showings, panel discussions, and all-night participatory happenings. Curated by DD Dorvillier, Margit Galanter, koosil-ja, and Michelle Nagai. Through Dec. 18. Danspace Project performances Dec. 1-4 8:30 p.m. $12 at 212-674-8194. 131 E. 10th St. at Second Ave. For information about other venues, 212-539-2611 or movementresearch.org.
JOHN JASPERSE Award-winning choreographer John Jasperse returns to The Kitchen with a new work for three dancers with a live score by Zeena Parkins. In “Prone,” Jasperse investigates the mechanics of perception, with the audience alternating between lying on the floor amid the dancers and sitting in chairs surrounding the space. Vibrations, shadows, obstructed views, and peripheral images combine to create an unexpected dialogue among sound, movement, sight, and site. Featuring performers Luciana Achugar, Levi Gonzalez, and Eleanor Hullihan. 512 W. 19th St. Extremely limited seating. $15 at 212-255-5793 x11 or thekitchen.org.Dec. 2 and 3 8 p.m.; Dec. 6-10 and 13-17, Tue. & Wed. 8 p.m., Thu.-Sat. 7 p.m. & 9 p.m.
BALLETTO STILLETTO Heidi Latsky choreographed this holiday spectacle based on the Grimm fairy tale, “The 12 Dancing Princesses.” With music by Benjamin Marcantoni, lyrics by Paul Foglino, costumes by Ramona Ponce, and puppetry by Eva Mantell. La MaMa E.T.C., 74 E. Fourth St. btwn. Second Ave. and Bowery. $15-$25 at 212-352-3101 or theatermania.com. Dec. 1 – 18, Thu.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.