Abrons Arts Center will be hosting a centennial celebration of the birth of the visionary choreographer Alwin Nikolais (Artistic Director of the Henry Street Playhouse from 1948-69) this weekend beginning with a “live dance documentary,” on Friday, April 30th at 8pm. Dance legends Murray Louis and Phyllis Lamhut join with over 30 other artists, teachers, students, and fans onstage to honor Nikolais’ life and enduring influence. Curated by Tina Croll and Jamie Cunningham.
On Sat. and Sun. (May 1 at 8pm and May 2 at 5pm), Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company remounts the iconic Imago Suite (1963), Kaleidoscope (1956), and Noumenon (1953), and the Abrons’ Dance Ensemble performs the perennial audience favorite Tensile Involvement (1953). Curated and performed under the direction of Alberto Del Saz and Murray Louis.
$15, $10 students and seniors.
The Alwin Nikolais Centennial continues May 4-9 at the Joyce Theater.