City Center's Fall for Dance Festival Opens

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New York's City Center opens its first Fall for Dance festival tonight with performances by Dance Theatre of Harlem, STREB, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

The festival, which runs through Sunday, October 3, features performances by five dance companies each night, and includes everything from ballet to tap, hip hop, and classical Indian dance.

The festival is intended to widen the audience for modern and classical dance by creating an ecclectic and affordable series packed with first-rate dance companies. City Center has opened its entire 2,700-seat theatre for the shows, including a rarely used upper balcony. Tickets are priced at a low $10 per show.

The Dance Theatre of Harlem's appearance is its last before it shuts down for a season-long restructuring.

A full schedule of the festival follows below.

Tuesday, September 28 at 8:00 pm:
Dance Theatre of Harlem, AGON
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Continuous Replay
STREB: Ricochet, Wild Blue Wonder
David Neumann, Dose
Merce Cunningham Dance Company, How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run

Wednesday, September 29 at 8:00 pm:
Martha Graham Dance Company, Embattled Garden
Susan Marshall & Company, Kiss
PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER, Ordinary Festivals
Rubberbandance Group, Elastic Perspective(excerpts)
Noche Flamenca, Siguiriya

Thursday, September 29 at 8:00 pm:
Trisha Brown Dance Company, Groove and Countermove
Peter Boal, Episodes
Ballet Hispanico, Dejame Soê±ar
Parul Shah & Dancers, Precious Cracked Earth
Rennie Harris Puremovement, Students of the Asphalt Jungle

Friday, October 1 at 8:00 pm:
Boston Ballet. Plan to B
Desmond Richardson, Solo
Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, BIG BRICK: a man's piece
Eiko & Koma, Snow
Paul Taylor Dance Company, Promethean Fire

Saturday, October 2 at 8:00 pm:
Ronald K. BrownEVIDENCE: Upside Down
LAVA, Double Trapeze
Batoto Yetu, Nzinga (excerpts)
Yin Mei Dance, Empty Tradition/City of Peonies
Tamango & Roxane Butterfly, Two-way improvisation

Sunday, October 3 at 8:00 pm:
Garth Fagan Dance, DANCECOLLAGEFORROMIE
American Ballet Theatre, Diana and Acteon
Big Dance Theater, City of Brides
PARADIGM, One
Sidi Goma, Kari Damal (Standing Devotional Dance)

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