Merián Soto Dance & Performance (pictured) presents “La Máquina del Tiempo” (“The Time Machine”), a multi-media investigation of dance and music as conduits of cultural history. Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th St. Tickets are $25 at 212-924-0077 or dtw.org. Oct. 20–23 and 27–30 at 7:30 p.m.
Eliot Feld’s Ballet Tech debuts MANDANCE PROJECT featuring six star dancers—not all of them men—in all new works. New York City Ballet principal Damian Woetzel dances two works created for him, and Sean Suozzi, also of NYCB, and Ballet Tech’s Patricial Tuthill, Wu-Kang Chen, Jason Jordan and Nickemil Concepcion also perform in new works. The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave. at 19th St. Tickets $42. Box Office: 212-242-0800 or joyce.org. Oct. 21–Nov. 7, Tue.–Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. at 3 p.m.
American Ballet Theatre’s fall 2004 season features the U.S. premiere of “VIII” by Christopher Wheeldon and a world premiere by Trey McIntyre. Revivals of Michel Fokine’s “Le Spectre de la Rose” and “Les Sylphides,” Jiri Kylian’s “Sinfonietta,” “Petit Mort” and “Sechs Tanze,” Balanchine’s “Mozartiana” and “Theme and Variations,” William Forsythe’s “workwithinwork,” Kirk Peterson’s “Amazed and Burning Dreams” and Anthony Tudor’s “Pillar of Fire” will also be performed. City Center, W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Aves. Tickets are $35 – $80 at 212-581-1212. For more information, visit abt.org. Oct. 21-Nov. 7.
Out of Space@BRICstudio, a series co-presented by Danspace Project, begins its second season with an evening of work curated by Marya Wethers. The program features dances by Germaul Barnes, Daman Harun, Usaama Dance Company, Mina Nishimura and Smruti Patel. 57 Rockwell Pl., second fl., at Ashland Place, around the corner from the BAM Harvey Theater. Tickets are $10 at 718-855-7882, x. 53 or bricstudio.org. Oct. 29, 30 at 8:30 p.m.