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"Kontakhof" Photo by Théâtre de la Ville

“Kontakhof”
Photo by Théâtre de la Ville

1. Pina Bausch

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch returns to BAM, for its 30th anniversary at the venue, with “Kontakhof.” Created in 1978, “Kontakhof”–contact yard–is one of her earlier dance theater works, but new audiences are more likely to know it from the 2011 film “Pina.” Set in what could be a high school dance, the piece is funny, aggressive, and melancholic, sometimes all at once.

Oct 27-Nov 1 at 7:30, Nov 2 at 3, Brooklyn Academy of Music, tickets starting at $25.

 

Tiler Peck Photo by Matthew Karas

Tiler Peck
Photo by Matthew Karas

 

2. “Little Dancer” Premiere

For our DIY dancers in the DC area, the “Little Dancer,” inspired by Degas’s famous dancer, premieres at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. With New York City Ballet’s Tiler Peck as Marie the young dancer and choreography by Susan Stroman.

Oct 25-Nov 30, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, tickets starting at $45.

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Written by Claire Salant

Claire Salant discovered dance when she was six years old in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She moved to New York to go to Barnard College, where she studied history, math, and dance. She is freelance dancer in New York, academic teacher to students of all ages, and she occasionally finds ways to combine the two. Currently she is working through a dance injury, and is therefore engaging the dance world off her feet rather than on them!