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Why choose between uptown or downtown dance? This week there are performances at both ends of NYC worth riding the subway for…

1. Company SBB at Harlem Stage


In PATIEN(CE), award-winning choreographer Stefanie Batten Bland creates a dance installation that examines art’s relationship with space and time on both a personal and universal level. Made as a physical requiem to Batten Bland’s father Ed Bland, a contemporary jazz composer and filmmaker, and in collaboration with the futuristic jazz ensemble Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, this show warrants an evening uptown.

10/22 -10/24

Click here for tickets.

2. Jose Limon International Dance Festival at The Joyce Theater

Photo by Beatriz Schiller.

This week is the last week to catch the celebration of 70 years of this modern dance master on companies such as sjDANCEco, American Repertory Ballet, and CoreoArte as well as the Limon Dance Company. There are also performances by a number of universities as part of the Next Generation performances on 10/24 and 10/25.

10/13 – 10/25

Click here for the full schedule and tickets.




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Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.