The Egg and UAlbany Performing Arts Center are pleased to present Dance in Albany 2017-18, a joint series with performances at both venues.

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Packages and individual tickets are currently on sale through The Egg’s Box Office at the Empire State Plaza, by telephone (518-473-1845), on line or by mail (The Egg, PO Box 2065, Albany, NY 12220). 

Individual tickets for 10 Hairy Legs, Raphael Xavier's Point of Interest and RUIBBERBANDance
Group are also on sale through the UAlbany Performing Arts Center Box Office.

The performances and community outreach by the companies in the Dance in Albany series
are partially funded by the New York State DanceForce with support from the
New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program.

10 Hiary Legs, photo by Rachel Neville
10 Hairy Legs
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Thursday, October 12 at 7:30pm

Founded in 2012 by Randy James, this all-male repertory dance company performs existing and newly commissioned works which celebrate and explore the tremendous technical and emotional range of today’s male dancer. more info

Support provided by the University at Albany Foundation, University Auxiliary Services and Hampton Inn.

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Raphael Xavier: Point of Interest
Tuesday, November 7 at 7:30pm

Raphael Xavier: Point of Interest, photo by Frutchey PhotographyAwarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016, this alumnus of world renowned hip-hop dance company, Rennie Harris Puremovement, is creating new ways to expand the vocabulary of the break dance form. In his newest work, he tackles the natural, humorous and, at times, painful change of the maturing breaker. more info

Made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Support provided by the University at Albany Foundation, University Auxiliary Services and Hampton Inn.

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RUBBERBANDance Group, photo by Bill Hebert
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Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30pm

Merging the fresh pulse of street dancing with the acute aesthetics of contemporary dance, artistic director Victor Quijada’s works explore human relations, focusing particularly on the passion of obsession, the brutality of violence and the delicacy needed for tragedy and comedy. more info

Support provided by the University at Albany Foundation, University Auxiliary Services and Hampton Inn.

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Individual tickets for all three shows listed above are:
Advance tickets: $15 general public / $10 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff
Day of show tickets: $20 general public / $15 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff

Photos this page:
10 Hairy Legs by Rachel Neville
Raphael Xavier by Frutchey Photography
RUBBERBANDance Group by Bill Hebert

Tango Fire
Saturday, September 30 at 8pm
Tango FireFeaturing twelve spectacular dancers and a quartet of brilliant musicians, this fiery ensemble from Buenos Aires combines the rawness and sophistication with the seductive and sultry sides of tango, artfully tracing its origins from the streets of Argentina through its evolution into today’s ballroom styles.

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Collage Dance Collective
Collage Dance Collective, photo by Darius WilliamsFriday, October 20 at 8pm
Led by Artistic Director Kevin Thomas, former principal dancer of Dance Theatre of Harlem, this ten year old company from Memphis performs a diverse range of classical and contemporary ballet.

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This performance is presented in cooperation with Union College and made possible by a gift from Gus and Sue Davis, class of ’59, in memory of their daughter Stephanie.

Bridgman/Packer Dance
Friday, February 16 at 8pm
Bridgman/Packer DanceArt Bridgman and Myrna Packer present their innovative "Video Partnering" choreography— the integration of performance and video technology that has been acclaimed for its highly visual and visceral alchemy of the live and the virtual.

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Dublin Irish Dance Company
Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm
Dublin Irish Dance CompanyWorld champion step dancers, accompanied by an accomplished band of Celtic musicians, journey from rural Ireland to America where ancient Celtic melodies fuse with African rhythms, creating the foundation for tap dance and early roots music.

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Friday, March 16 at 8pm
MOMIXKnown internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, this innovative company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton brings the landscape of the American Southwest to life with its signature style creating dynamic images of the desert in “Opus Cactus.”

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Friday, April 20 at 8pm
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte CarloPresenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, this company of professional male dancers performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, have established themselves as a major dance phenomenon throughout the world.

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This performance is presented in cooperation with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to benefit the SPAC 2018 Ballet Season.

Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
Saturday, May 5 at 8pm
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, photo by Gary GoldA creative tour-de-force for over a quarter century, Ellen Sinopoli’s dance partners range from painters and sculptors, musicians, poets, and storytellers to photographers and physicists. Expect a mix of audience favorites and new works performed by her company of compelling, athletic and versatile dancers.

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Individual tickets are:
$38 for MOMIX
$34 for Tango Fire, Dublin Irish Dance and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
$28 for Collage Dance Collective and Bridgman/Packer Dance
$25 for the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company

Individual tickets to all seven of these performances are available only through The Egg Box Office at (518) 473-1845 or on-line.

The Egg is located at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany. Directions and parking information for The Egg can be found here.

Photos this page:
Tango Fire courtesy of IMG Artists
Collage Dance Collective by Darius Williams
Bridgman/Packer Dance courtesy of the company
Dublin Irish Dance courtesy of Columbia Artists Management
MOMIX courtesy of the company
Les Ballets Trockadero by Sascha Vaughan
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company photo by Gary Gold