I wanna go to some dance performances! Help me figure out what to see.
On New Year's, I'll be exchanging gifts with my partner. (She was away with family for Xmas.) I want to get her (among other things) a bunch of tickets to some dance performances. We've both had a low-level "we should see more dance" thing going on for a while. She comes from an art background, and knows pretty much nothing about dance, but has really enjoyed the few things we've seen together. I hung out with contemporary dance people back in college, so have a sort of outdated cocktail-party-knowledge sense of the Major Figures of the late 20th century, but am completely out of the loop of what's going on now.
Just doing some preliminary poking around, I found this Molissa Fenley Company performance on January 10th
. That's exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for (in terms of aesthetics, significance, price).
So how do I find more? Is there some central listing site that talks about upcoming dance performances? What venues should I be looking at? What choreographers/dancers/companies should I know about? What, coming up in the next few months, do I need to go see? (Anywhere in the 5 boroughs, but for something especially cool, would travel to Boston/Philadelphia and similar easy trips.)