Fall festival: New ballet troupes debut at the Joyce

This image is from Gregory Dawson's "Which Light in the Sky Is Us?" Credit: Provided
Dancers perform Gregory Dawson’s “Which Light in the Sky Is Us?”
Credit: Provided

Ballet v6.0, a new festival curated by Martin Wechsler, brings emerging ballet troupes from around the country to the 500-seat Joyce Theater, each for two performances. Beginning with Philadelphia’s BalletX (directed by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, alums of Pennsylvania Ballet) tonight and Wednesday, it continues with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, based in Houston (Thursday and Saturday), and then Company C Contemporary Ballet from the Bay Area.

Charles Anderson, formerly of the New York City Ballet, formed Company C after he moved to the West Coast in 1999. “I had the ability to be a curator,” says Anderson. “My biggest choreography is the building of the company itself. The star is the works we bring.” These include dances by Yuri Zhukov and Patrick Corbin, and his own “Polyglot,” which aligns vocal accents with movement styles; see them Friday and Saturday.

Next up (Aug. 12 and 13) is Whim W’him, the brainchild of Belgian choreographer Olivier Wevers, who performed with Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet for 14 years. He’ll show three pieces, including a reinvention of Bournonville choreography, a dance to Mozart featuring 10 performers and a sofa and “Monster” — about homophobia, addiction and tempestuous relationships.

A group of NYCB dancers bring BalletCollective, a collaboration including live music, Aug. 14 and 15. The series concludes with Jessica Lang Dance, Aug. 16 and 17. Based in New York, Lang’s troupe makes its local debut with a comic ballet to the music of Schumann, plus another with video projections and a score made from liquid sounds.

If you go

Ballet v6.0
Aug. 6-17
Joyce Theater,
175 Eighth Avenue;
$10-$39;
212-242-0800, www.joyce.org


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Rapper affiliate of Wu-Tang Clan 'cuts off own…

Rapper Andre Johnson, who has performed with New York outfit the Wu-Tang Clan, is in a critical condition after reportedly cutting off his own penis…

National

Cleavage complaint: Disneyland staffer orders curvy mom to…

A curvy mom-of-three says she filed a formal complaint after staff at Disneyland Resort in California ordered her to cover up her boobs. Melissa Behnken,…

Local

Supporters say man accused of robbery was misidentified

A Liberian immigrant couple charged with extorting money from an elderly woman in March will be in court Thursday for a bail hearing, but supporters say it's a case of…

International

Canadian charged in 'Heartbleed' attack on tax agency

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the "Heartbleed" bug to steal taxpayer data from…

Television

‘Survivor: Cagayan’ recap: Episode 8

Sure, it's called Survivor. But this season should really be called 'The Tony Show.'

Television

Jim Rash talks 'The Writer's Room' and amazing…

For Jim Rash, as the fifth season of "Community" comes to a close, the second season of "The Writer's Room" begins.

Television

'Dexter' star Jennifer Carpenter moves into producing role

The actress who played the title character's sister in "Dexter" is teaming up with producer George Stelzner to adapt Erika Hayasaki's book "The Death Class:…

The Word

Wahlburgers announce North America domination

Tuesday was a huge day for Donnie Wahlberg.

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April version

NHL

Flyers, Rangers meet in playoffs for 11th time

The Flyers and Rangers will start a new chapter in a historic rivalry.

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers…

MLB Power Rankings: A's are baseball's best, Brewers and Braves right behind

NHL

Top 5 Philadelphia storylines for Flyers-Rangers

The slate is clean for the Flyers and the Rangers. Which is good news for the Flyers.

Wellbeing

This Week in Health: chocolate may prevent obesity…

Can chocolate prevent obesity and diabetes? Location of study: U.S. Study subjects: Mice Results: The positive health benefits of chocolate have been studied increasingly more…

Wellbeing

This Week in Health News: breastfed infants trying…

Are breastfed infants trying to prevent mom from having another baby? Theory: The act of breastfeeding not only brings mom and baby closer together –…

Wellbeing

Unexplained infertility may be caused by lack of…

Researchers have identified a protein on the egg's surface that interacts with another protein on the surface of sperm, allowing the two cells to join.

Tech

5 surprising facts about Google Glass

Your sex life could get more interesting.