The Unwritten Law

The Unwritten Law

At the end of Chesney Snow’s show tonight I headed on foot across Lower Manhattan to hear some jazz in one of the village cafés. It was a good, long walk – longer than I’d anticipated... 

The White Stag Quadrilogy

The White Stag Quadrilogy

This sparely staged but unrelentingly verbose comedy — about a vainglorious Hollywood director and his sycophants — aims to send up Southern California in the 1970s (and a bit of the 1980s), but succeeds largely in skewering itself (1:30). 

tiger tiger (on the nature of violence)'

tiger tiger (on the nature of violence)'

Jessica Almasy’s play has lots of roar and little bite. Ostensibly based on a real-life zoo mauling on Christmas Day in 2007, it begins in a reasonably coherent and engaging fashion... 

Kandake Dance Theater

Kandake Dance Theater

It’s clear that Kandake Dance Theater has a preoccupation with queens: The company’s name refers to an ancient title for monarchs, and its latest work, which it calls a “rock-ballet,” pays homage to the storytelling empress Scheherazade... 

The Flatiron Hex

The Flatiron Hex

James Godwin’s deliriously weird puppet show is a postmodern assemblage of the eerie and the icky. Its nonsensical plot is merely an excuse for Mr. Godwin’s remarkable and often grotesque creations: toad gods and rat queens and animate mainframes and lascivious thumb drives... 

Revenge of the Popinjay

Revenge of the Popinjay

(closes on Saturday) A show by the Canadian company AnimalParts, this piece combines Theater of the Ridiculous comedy with confessional monologues, a slasher film aesthetic, an allegory of queer experience, a Beyoncé tribute and some rowdily pornographic rap music... 

SoHa Dance

SoHa Dance

For those unfamiliar with New York neighborhood acronyms, SoHa stands for South Harlem, and it’s the home of Sarah Horne’s dance company. Ms. Horne, who grew up in St. Croix, has corralled a collective of fellow choreographers who call Harlem home... 

Bessie McDonough-Thayer and Kayvon Pourazar

Bessie McDonough-Thayer and Kayvon Pourazar

The Brink series at Dixon Place gives artists an extended platform to test out works-in-progress. Next week, Ms. McDonough-Thayer gives herself a series of tough tasks that test her memory and resilience in the solo “everything that’s happening now is happening now,” while Kayvon Pourazar considers whether collaboration and certain filters change the way audiences perceive and respond to performance in his work “trouble, trouble... 

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey

(in previews; opens on Feb. 22) What evil lurks in the heart of the Jersey Shore? Well, plenty. The writer and performer James Lecesne, who founded the Trevor help line for teenagers, offers this solo show about the murder of a 14-year-old boy in a seaside town... 

Sarah Blush and Ali Perkins

Sarah Blush and Ali Perkins

In the 19th century, the painter Paul Cézanne bragged, “I will astonish Paris with an apple!” He did so by painting hundreds of them, from every angle, in extraordinary detail... 

Boomerang

Boomerang

This company, founded in 2012 by the choreographer Kora Radella and the dancer Matty Davis, presents “An Evening of Solos & Duets,” including the duet that gave the ensemble its name... 

Effie Bowen and Lindsay Clark

Effie Bowen and Lindsay Clark

As part of Brink, a series dedicated to showcasing longer, investigatory works in progress in the later stages of development, Ms. Bowen presents “Eddie Brown,” a work examining embarrassment and the fine line between pride and shame... 

Crossing Boundaries

Crossing Boundaries

This regular series at Dixon Place features short works from artists who cross a variety of borders: cultural, geographic and artistic. This week, the curator Marcia Monroe welcomes Tanya Calamoneri, Gwen Rakotovao, Elke Rindfleisch and the multimedia dance artist Maré Hieronimus. 

Jonathan Royse Windham

Jonathan Royse Windham

A charismatic dancer just getting started as a choreographer, Mr. Windham presents the premiere of “Creatures of Habit.” In this evening-length work for seven dancers, Mr... 

Tinder & Ash and Tangle Movement Arts

Tinder & Ash and Tangle Movement Arts

The Hot! Festival, which has been exploring LGBT themes, identity and sexuality for the past month, concludes with two ensembles that use traditional circus arts to grapple with social and interpersonal dynamics... 

HOT! Festival

HOT! Festival

The 23rd edition of this festival celebrates and explores sexuality and gender identity in all forms with humor and compassion. On Saturday, Kinetic Architecture riffs on the Ballets Russes, and James Gardella focuses on unfilled desires in gay men (on Saturday)... 

Breton Tyner-Bryan, Máximo Villagómez and Athena Malloy

Breton Tyner-Bryan, Máximo Villagómez and Athena Malloy

On the heels of Pride comes Dixon Place’s 23rd annual Hot! Festival, which celebrates New York’s L.G.B.T. culture. On Wednesday, three choreographers take a stab at the theme... 

Chloe Kernaghan and Anna Marie Shogren

Chloe Kernaghan and Anna Marie Shogren

It’s New Year’s Eve 1968, and Jerry Wolfert, the “most hated man in the San Fernando Valley,” is celebrating his first night in Hollywood. “Wolfert,” an original dance-theater piece by Chloe Kernaghan, invites you to experience that outrageous night with him... 

Moving Men

Moving Men

There’s something uniquely compelling about all-male dances, as the eclectic compilation of artists in this all-male series will surely attest. On the docket are Manuel Vignoulle, a former dancer with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet; Prashant Shah, a crackerjack in Kathak; Jesse Zaritt and Jumatatu Poe, exploring “queerness and heroism”; and Toshinori Hamada and Carlos Fittante, both of Balam Dance Theater, which presents contemporary dance inspired by Balinese theater. 

A Beautiful Day in November on The Banks of The Greatest of The Great Lakes

A Beautiful Day in November on The Banks of The Greatest of The Great Lakes

A Beautiful Day in November on The Banks of The Greatest of The Great Lakes (written by Kate Benson, directed by Lee Sunday Evans) is one of three world premieres in rep at The New Georges Jam on Toast Festival... 

LAVA

LAVA

Dance and acrobatics and feminism and science are each their own unique worlds, but LAVA has been cleverly combining them with style and humor since 2000. This Brooklyn troupe of female and transgender performers explores geology and ancestry in its new work, “Tracks,” which reimagines the classic hero’s journey, a staple of so many epics...