Burnished by Grief

Burnished by Grief

(closes on Sunday) The vicissitudes of cheek-by-jowl urban housing are the subject of this mildly morbid but irrepressibly effervescent lark by Ellen Maddow. What begins with seemingly grim portents evolves into an exuberant celebration of color, quirk and romance... 

A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hannukkah, Merry Kwanzaa

A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hannukkah, Merry Kwanzaa

The Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater has done enchanting work in the past, but this marionette show has too many pointed anachronisms and not enough warmth (1:00). 

I Am a Boys Choir

I Am a Boys Choir

In the 1993 family film “Free Willy,” a boy bonds with a captive whale before helping him escape to freedom. More than 20 years later, the new interdisciplinary Brooklyn collective I Am a Boys Choir reimagines that premise as a “queer utopia... 

Drive East

Drive East

August in New York is a less sleepy time for dance thanks to Navatman, the South Asian performing arts organization that presents this enlivening festival of classical Indian performance... 

Compagnie Affari Esteri

Compagnie Affari Esteri

Ten years ago, the Italian choreographer Edmond Russo and the Israeli choreographer Shlomi Tuizer founded Affari Esteri (“foreign affairs” in Mr. Russo’s native tongue)... 

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

Brimming with bold ideas, this festival continues with performances that range from fiercely political to poetically formal. The remaining programs are shared by two or more artists, like Yoshiko Chuma and Rebecca Lazier, whose strong-minded sensibilities should complement each other, and the participants of “Particular Mysteries: A Dance Cabaret,” who include the imaginative dancer-choreographers Elena Demyanenko and Dai Jian... 

Aunts

Aunts

Known for its sprawling, dance-centric performance-parties, this unclassifiable collective invades the Club at La MaMa for a night as part of the Tom Murrin Full Moon Performance Festival...