‘The Bessies’

Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Apollo Theater

253 W. 125th St., $10,

800-745-3000

www.apollotheater.org

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,

718-636-4100,

www.bam.org

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

www.nycitycenter.org

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,

212-242-0800,

www.joyce.org

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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