Fall arts preview: Dance

‘The Bessies’
Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Apollo Theater
253 W. 125th St., $10,
The annual New York Dance and Performance Awards ceremony moves uptown, where a range of work will be honored. Bebe Neuwirth hosts. One troupe will land a juried prize: a gig in Rochester!

The Forsythe Company
Oct. 26-29, 7:30 p.m.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, $20-$70,
William Forsythe, longtime expat choreographer, brings his Frankfurt-based troupe to Brooklyn in “I don’t believe in outer space,” incorporating themes from the lyrics of pop songs. His 18 dancers balance on the edge of beyond.

Fall for Dance

Oct. 27-Nov. 6, New York City Center, 135 W. 55th St.,
$10, 212-581-1212
This preview of coming attractions includes performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Australian Ballet, Israel’s Vertigo Dance Company, the Joffrey, and 16 other troupes, four at a time for two weeks. Box office opens Oct. 2; move fast to land bargain tickets!

Chunky Move
Nov. 2-6, Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave., $10-$49,
The first of two Australian troupes brings the local premiere of “Connected,” by Gideon Obarzanek, in which the dancers construct sculptor Reuben Margolin’s set in real time. The following week in the same house, Sydney Dance Company shows two pieces by new artistic director Rafael Bonachela, to music by Ezio Bosso. 


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