The Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat is presenting “lovetrain2020” at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, from December 1 to 3. The music of Tears for Fears, the British New Wave band from the 1980s, provides an unlikely yet compelling foundation for the performance, which features deconstructed costumes, moody vocals, and jagged dance movements. The dancers move through space in a manner that is both glamorous and dishevelled, evoking the creatures of the night.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s annual season, held at New York City Center from November 30 to December 24, is a reliable source of joy for dance enthusiasts. The program features a mix of classic Ailey pieces, including the soul-stirring “Revelations” and the 1962 solo “Reflections in D,” as well as new works. Kyle Abraham’s “Are You in Your Feelings?” premieres on December 2 and features silken, shape-shifting choreography set to a medley of soul, hip-hop, and R&B music. Abraham’s work feels particularly timely and relevant.
Another exciting event for dance fans is the upcoming performance by the Paul Taylor Dance Company at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater from November 30 to December 11. The company will be showcasing a program that includes both classic and new works, including “Company B,” which features dances set to popular songs from the 1940s.
In addition to these dance performances, there are many other cultural events taking place in New York City this holiday season. The Metropolitan Opera is presenting a variety of productions, including Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Verdi’s “Aida,” while the New York Philharmonic is offering concerts featuring works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. The city’s many museums and galleries are also showcasing exhibitions that are sure to delight art lovers.
With so much to see and do, New York City is the perfect destination for anyone looking to experience the arts this holiday season. Whether you’re a fan of dance, music, theater, or visual art, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant cultural hub. So why not plan a trip to the city this December and immerse yourself in the world of the arts?