Evening Stars. Free outdoor dance festival presented by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Joyce Theater with companies, including American Ballet Theatre, Balletmet Columbus, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and the New York City Ballet. Battery Park.
Terra Incognita. Artist director Rebecca Lazier's Terrain presents her five new works - "Mirth," "Transparent Body," "Insiders guide to the secret rules of PMD," (post-modern dance), "You are here" and "and tea was served." Through Sept. 19. Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church.
Beyond the DMZ. The separation of North and South Korea told through the tragic story of one family, directed by Eun Hee Kim, performed by a company of dancers in choreography by Natasha Trifan. Through Sept. 19. Theater for the New City.
Family Matters. A series of matinees for junior dance lovers: "It's All Relative: KinFolk Tales and Trails," "World Beats, Feats and Treats" and "Femmes and Fellas." Through Nov. 20. Bessie Schonberg Theater.
Sachiyo Ito and Company. An evening of Japanese classical, contemporary and Okinawan dance. Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University.
Limon Dance Company. Highlights include Susan Linke's celebration of women, "Extreme Beauty" (world premiere), "Evening Songs" by Jiri Kylian, "Angelitos Negros" by Donald McKayle and "Concerto Six Twenty-Two," by Lar Lubovitch, music by Mozart. Through Oct. 3. Joyce Theater.
Big Dance Theatre Workshop. The infamous Nixon tapes and Kaspar Hauser, the 19th century "wild child" of Germany, form the basis of Big Dance Theater's New York City premiere of "Plan B." Through Oct. 9. Bessie Schonberg Theater.
Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance Theatre. The world premiere of "Enredaderas (Entanglements)" plus "L'Aigle Noir (The Black Eagle)." Through Sept. 26. Merce Cunningham Studio.
Fall for Dance Festival. More than 30 dance companies performing; - five each evening, including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Martha Graham Dance Company and Ballet Hispanico. Through Oct. 3. New York City Center.
Molissa Fenley and Dancers. The world premiere of "Lava Field," with music by electronic composer John Bischoff, and "Hemispheres," a collaboration by Fenley and Anthony Davis and the 10-piece House Blend band. Through Oct. 9. The Kitchen Center.
Momix: Passion. A collaboration of Momix artist director Moses Pendleton and pop music icon Peter Gabriel. Also Oct. 3. Queens Theatre in the Park.
Odyssey 23. The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company performs a new work celebrating the 350th anniversary of the first Jews in America and "The American Dream," part of Dorfman's evening-long work "Mayne Mentshn (My People)." 92nd Street Y.
DanceCollageForromie. Garth Fagan Dance performs as part of the theater's Fall for Dance Festival. "Matter and Materiel," "Detail: Down Home Also" and "The Art of Romare Bearden," a tribute to Fagan's late artist friend, are on the program, concluding with "Conjur Man." City Center.
Jane Comfort and Company. Dancing, singing, acting, puppetry and the New York premiere of "Persephone," a dance with a set of neon and fiber-optic sculptures by Tigger Benford. Through Oct. 10. Joyce Theater.
Infinity Dance Theater. The company for disabled and nondisabled dancers, led by wheelchair-bound Kitty Lunn, in works by Peter Pucci, Gabriela Poler and Dario Vaccaro. Through Oct. 10. Joyce SoHo.
Amaramalia Abandono. Campanhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo makes its North American debut integrating the work of Portugal's greatest poets with choreography by artistic director Vasco Wellenkamp. Through Oct. 17. Joyce Theater.
Henning Rubsam's Sensedance. New and repertory works to music ranging from Woody Herman to Brahms. Through Oct. 17. Baruch Performing Arts Center.
Dance Theater Workshop. Everett Dance Theatre's "Home Movies," a New York premiere, is a 75-minute work based on the company members' family histories. Through Oct. 16. Bessie Schonberg Theater.
Dance Theater Workshop. Meiran Soto Dance and Performance presents the New York premiere of "La Maquina del Tiempo," ("The Time Machine"), which celebrates the openness of salsa to the integration of other dance forms. Through Oct. 30. Bessie Schonberg Theater.
American Ballet Theatre. Highlights include the U.S. premiere of "VIII" by Christopher Wheeldon and the world premiere of a new work by Trey McIntyre; the revival of Michael Fokine's "Les Sylphides" set to the music of Fredric Chopin and "Le Spectre de la Rosa," set to "Invitation to the Dance" by Carl Maria von Weber. Through Nov. 7. City Center.
Eliot Feld's Mandance Project. New work by a troupe of six: Damian Woetzel, Wu-Kang Chen, Nickemil Concepcion, Jason Jordan, Sean Suozzi and Patricia Tuthill. Through Nov. 7. Joyce Theater.
Ailey II. A performance from Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theatre. Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts.
Ballet Hispanico - "Nightclub." Tangos, classic Latin rhythms and contemporary sounds by artistic director Tina Ramirez and choreographers Graciela Daniele, Luiz Perez and Sergio Trujillo. Staller Center.
"Come Home Charley Patton." This Ralph Lemon-Cross Performance is an evening-length multidisciplinary work exploring the complex history and rich culture of the American South through a post-modern lens. Through Oct. 30. BAM Harvey Theater.
Dance Theater Workshop. Former Broadway child tap star and artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph makes his company debut with the New York premiere of "Word Becomes Flesh." Through Nov. 6. Bessie Schonberg Theater.
Delfos Danza Contemporanea. This Mexican dance company performs "Brief Moments," a program of six short works set to music by Michael Galasso, Meredith Monk, Yann Tiersen and Jacob Veldhuis (contains partial nudity). Through Nov. 14. Joyce Theater.
Fur die Kinder von gestern, heute and morgen (For the Children of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow). A Pina Bausch production with a multigenerational ode to dancers at each stage of their lives. Through Nov. 21 BAM Howard Gilman Opera House.
Garth Fagan Dance. A world premiere to music by Brahms and a series of past hits. Through Nov. 21. Joyce Theater.
Dance Theater Workshop. The world premiere of "Hurricane Flora," a dramatic exploration of unapologetic sensuality performed by Ellis Wood Dance. Through Nov. 20. Bessie Schonberg Theater.
Power Play. Janaki Patrik's Kathak Ensemble & Friends, with choreography by Patrik based on traditional Kathak and music by Sri Lankan composer Dinuk Wijeratne. Also on the program is a repeat of Patrik's "Cheating, Lying, Stealing," an Indian/modern dance fusion to music by David Lang. Through Nov. 21. University Settlement.
The Nutcracker. The classic Christmas ballet based on the book "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E.T.A. Hoffman, set to the music of Tchaikovksy. Through Dec. 11. Ballet Long Island.
Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company. Artistic group of 85 dancers capturing the beauty of their native Ukraine. Staller Center.
Complexions - A Concept in Dance. Formed by Alvin Ailey alums Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson and filled with hot multicultural talents. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.
Jazz Tap Ensemble. Artistic director Lynn Dally, Bessie Award winner Sam Weber and music director Jerry Kalaf celebrate 25 years of rhythm tap dance; Jimmy Slyde's "Interplay" and Gregory Hines' "Groove," with the music of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Sonny Rollins. Through Nov. 28. Joyce Theater.
Dance Theater Workshop. "Fresh Tracks." A glimpse of the newest talent. Also Nov. 27. Bessie Schonberg Theater.
The Nutcracker. New York City Ballet presents the 50th anniversary season of George Balanchine's choreography of the classic. Through Jan. 2. New York State Theater.
Ballet Hispanico. Works by Peter Pucci, Ramon Oller, Graciela Daniele, Alex Magno and Sergio Trujillo, capturing the vibrancy and splendor of Mexico's history. Through Dec. 12. Joyce Theater.
Dance Theater Workshop. "Sam Kim/Luciana Achugar" (shared program). A world premiere with Kim's "Vince and Alison" and Achugar's "A Super Natural Return to Love." Through Dec. 4. Bessie Schonberg Theater.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Highlights include the world premiere of a Judith Jamison work, "Love Stories" - choreographed in three parts by Jamison, Rennie Harris and Robert Battle and set to the music of Stevie Wonder - and the Ailey classic "Revelations," performed with live music. Also, two premieres by David Parsons, "Shining Star" and "Caught"; Donald Byrd's "Burlesque" with music by Louis Armstrong, and a new production of Alvin Ailey's 1973 ballet "Hidden Rites." Through Jan. 2. New York City Center.
American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. ABT's professional apprentice company. Through Dec. 5. Skirball Center, New York University.
Paul Taylor Dance Company. Modern dance. Also Dec. 5. Queens Theatre in the Park.
Dance Theater Workshop. Maria Hassabi presents "Dead Is Dead," which searches out the quiet embedded in the chaos of our lives. Music by Spencer Sweeney. Through Dec. 11. Bessie Schonberg Theater.
The Nutcracker. The classic Christmas ballet performed by Frank Ohman's New York Dance Theater. Through Dec. 19.
"Dedos de Caracol (Toes of a Snail)." This new piece by Chris Elam's Misnomer Dance Theater exploring various ways people communicate. At the 92nd Street Y.
Dance Theater Workshop. David Parker and the Bang Group. "Nut/Cracked," a reinvention of "The Nutcracker," with Parker's off-the-wall wit cracks convention. Through Dec. 22. Bessie Schonberg Theater.
Les Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo. Ancient fairy tales - the inspiration of the great Russian ballets. Margeaux Mundeyn, Ida Nevasayneva, Yurika Sakitumi and William Vanilla in two programs. Through Jan. 2. Joyce Theater.
Compiled by Daniela HansenCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun