The Year Ahead: Best Bets for 2005

THE KITCHEN

512 W. 19th St.

thekitchen.org

Bill Shannon

February 17 – 19

The “CrutchMaster” returns with “Sketchy,” a multidisciplinary collaboration of street and club dancing, trick moves, live video and risk exposure.

DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP

219 W. 19th St,

dtw.org

Wally Cardona Quartet

January 10, 11 and 13-15

Four dancers, eight white cubes, seven snare drummer and a solo pianist make up the cast of “Him, There, Them,” an urgent dance exploring anger, intimacy and loneliness. Back by popular demand.

Jerome Bel

March 24-26

It’s live, but is it performance? Eighteen performers ponder the nature of experience in the French choreographer’s work entitled “The show must go on.”

Pat Graney Company

May 4–7

Seattle-based genius Pat Graney uses the found art of Henry Darger as inspiration for “The Vivian Girls,” her latest dance blend of ritual, dream imagery and provocative choreography.

With just about everything at DTW looking great, this is shaping up as a great season. No subtext intended.

DANSPACE PROJECT AT ST. MARK’S CHURCH

10th St. and Second Ave.

danspaceproject.org

Daniel Léveillé Danse

January 6-9

The Montreal sensation returns with another all-nude production, “The Modesty of Icebergs.” The antidote to pornography and peeing as performance art.

Karinne Keithley

January 13-16

Choreographer, sound designer, writer, curator and more, Keithley brings Hugo Ball’s fantastic Dada fairytale “Tenderenda” to life.

Mark Jarecke

February 10–13

Do we control technology or does it control us? The brainy choreographer’s latest work, “Dendron,” is meant to be viewed in-the-round.

BAM HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE

30 Lafayette Ave. at Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn

bam.org

Mark Morris Dance Group

April 19, 21–23

Brooklyn’s own presents the New York premiere of “Rock of Ages” along with repertory favorites.

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