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Dance Magazine Fall Preview Critics' Choice 2002 and calendar: September 1-November 30.

Which do you prefer: a twenty-day, high-energy Latin American dance extravaganza in Lyon, France, a two-day festival of classical and contemporary ballet on the Mediterranean island of Malta, or a musical premiere with a very special twist? Can't decide? Let us help you. Use our three-month-at-a-glance calendar (September through November, or monthly at www.dancemagazine.com) to dream and plan where to go and what to see. To make it even easier, we've asked dance critics all over the globe to weigh in with their personal must-sees, including our own Sylviane Gold, who previews the upcoming Broadway season. And weigh in they have. Whether they're in California or New York, Asia or Europe, they've found lots to get excited about. Watch for the return of your favorite Nutcracker Calendar in December.

CALENDAR OF PERFORMANCES

United States

Alaska

Anchorage

Nov 29-Dec 1, Cincinnati Ballet, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 West 6th Ave, 1-800/GR8-SEAT

Arizona

Phoenix

Sept 7, Water Dreams Project, Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St, 602/262-7272

Sept 28-29, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Orpheum Theatre

Tucson

Sept 27, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Centennial Hall, Univ of Arizona, 1020 E University Blvd, 520/621-3341, www.uapresents.arizona.edu

Nov 23, Mark Morris Dance Group, Centennial Hall, Univ of Arizona

California

Berkeley

Sept 15, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Zellerbach Hall, Univ of California, Bancroft Way & Telegraph Ave, 510/642-9988, www.calperfs.berkeley.edu

Sept 25-29, Cirque Eloize, Zellerbach Hall, Univ of California

Oct 3-5, Mark Morris Dance Group, Zellerbach Hall, Univ of California

Oct 18-19, Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Zellerbach Hall, Univ of California

Nov 6-10, Bolshoi Ballet, Zellerbach Hall, Univ of California

Chico

Oct 17-18, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Laxson Auditorium, California State Univ, Second St & Salem St, 530/898-5791

Costa Mesa

Sept 25-29, San Francisco Ballet, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Hall, 605 Town Center Dr, 714/556-ARTS, 714/556-8984, www.ocpac.org

Nov 26-Dec 1, Bolshoi Ballet, Orange County Performing Arts Center

Crescent City

Oct 20, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Crescent Elk Auditorium, 994 G St, 707/464-1336 Cupertino

Sept 13-14, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Flint Center, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, 408/288-2800

Davis

Oct 5-6, Cirque Eloize, Mondavi Center, 200 B St, 530/752-1915, www.mondaviarts.org

Oct 8, Le Ballet National du Senegal, Mondavi Center

Oct 11, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Mondavi Center

Oct 12, Porgy & Bess, Mondavi Center

Oct 24-27, Sacramento Ballet, Mondavi Center

Nov 1, Ballet Preljocaj, Mondavi Center

Nov 2, Silk Road Project with Yo-Yo Ma, Mondavi Center

Nov 15-17, 21-24, Della Davidson, Mondavi Studio Theatre

Nov 16, Shanghai Ballet, Mondavi Center

Nov 26, Compania Nacional de Danza, Mondavi Center

Escondido

Sept 19, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, California Center for the Performing Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd, 760/738-4138

Glendale

Sept 21, American Repertory Dance Co, Alex Theatre, 216 N Brand Blvd, 818/243-7700

La Jolla

Oct 5-6, California Ballet, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Dr, 858/560-6741

Los Angeles

Sept 7, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, 842 Broadway, 213/381-2000

Sept 19-Nov 3, Mamma Mia!, Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave, 213/972-7284, 213/972-7224

Sept 21-23, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Universal Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, 808/622-4440

Northridge

Oct 26-27, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, California State Univ Northridge Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St, 818/677-5768

Nov 2-3, Diavolo Dance Theater, California State Univ Northridge Performing Arts Center

Oakland

Sept 13-15, Oct 11-13, Nov 8-10, Oakland Ballet, Paramount Theatre, 1631 Glenarm Pl, Ste 200, 303/534-8336

Oct 3-6, AXIS Dance Company, Alice Arts Center, 1428 Alice St, 925/798-1300

Riverside

Sept 25, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Ave, 626/395-4652

Sacramento

Sept 16, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Sacramento Convention Center, 1030 15th St, #100, 916/264-5291

Salinas

Sept 17, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Sherwood Hall, 940 N Main St, 831/757-4921

San Diego

Sept 28-29, Jean Isaacs' San Diego Dance Theater, Trolly Dances, Trolly Line, 619/255-3274, 858/484-7791

San Francisco

Sept 6-15, Deborah Slater Dance Theater, Venue 9, 252 Ninth St, 415/289-2000

Sept 13-14, Element Dance Theater & Steamroller, ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, 415/863-9834, 415/863-9833

Sept 20-22, Paufve Dance, Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St & Mission, 415/826-4441

Oct 3-5, Ballet Preljocaj, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St, 415/978-2787, www.yerbabuenaarts.org

Oct 18-20, Savage Jazz Dance Company, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan & Marina Blvd, 415/345-7575

Oct 23-27, Cullberg Ballet, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Nov 15-16, Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Nov 21-24, Lawrence Pech Dance Company, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Jose

Oct 17-20, Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd, 408/288-2800

Nov 22-23, Limon Dance Company, Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Ave, 408/928-5564

San Rafael

Sept 27-29, Marin's 21st Century Dance & Music Collaboration 2002, Marin Center, Ave of the Flags, 415/472-3500

Santa Barbara

Sept 20, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St, 805/963-4408

Stanford

Oct 11, Australian Dance Theatre, Stanford Univ Memorial Auditorium, Galvel & Sara Sts, 650/725-2787

Walnut Creek

Nov 29-30, Diablo Ballet, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr, 925/943-7469

Colorado

Boulder

Sept 27-Oct 5, Fabulous Feet Tap Company, The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St, 303/442-7666

Colorado Springs

Nov 4, Austrian Dance Theatre, Pikes Peak Center, 190 South Cascade Ave, 719/520-7469

Lakewood

Nov 10, ODC/San Francisco, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S Allison Pkwy, 303/987-7845

Loveland

Oct 26, Fly Dance Company, City of Loveland Cultural Services, 503 N Lincoln, 970/962-2563

Connecticut

Fairfield

Oct 5, Shanghai Ballet, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield Univ, Barlow Rd, 203/254-4010

Hartford

Nov 3, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, Artists Collective, 1200 Albany Ave, 860/527-3205, www.xenonarts.com

Delaware

Newark

Oct 12-13, Mid-Atlantic Ballet, Main Street Theater, 108 E Main St, 302/266-6362

District of Columbia

Sept 5-7, Washington Ballet, Terrace Theater, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St NW, 202/416-8500

Oct 2-6, Washington Ballet, Eisenhower Theater, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Oct 8-9, Garth Fagan Dance, Eisenhower Theater, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Oct 11, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Warner Theatre, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 202/783-4000

Oct 11-12, Yin Mei, Dance Place, 3225 8th St NE, 202/269-1600, 202/269-4103, www.danceplace.org

Oct 11-12, Ballet Preljocaj, Eisenhower Theater, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Oct 15, Bowen McCauley Dance, Terrace Theater, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Oct 23-27, Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Eisenhower Theater, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Oct 26, Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Co, Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St NW, 202/232-2786

Nov 8-17, Liz Lerman, Dance Place

Nov 26-Dec 1, San Francisco Ballet, Opera House, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Florida

Fort Lauderdale

Nov 9-10, Maximum Dance Company, Bailey Concert Hall, Broward Community College, 3501 SW Davie Rd, 954/475-6884

Gainesville

Sept 20, Parsons Dance Company, Phillips Center, Univ of Florida, 315 Hull Rd, 352/392-ARTS

Miami

Nov 8-10, Miami City Ballet, Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave, 305/673-7300

Nov 15-16, Maximum Dance Company, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E Flagler St, 305/372-0925

Orlando

Oct 4-6, Orlando Ballet, Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, 401 W Livingston St, 407/849-2577

Sarasota

Sept 27-28, Sarasota Ballet, Florida State Univ Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N Tamiami Trail, 941/351-8000

Oct 18-20, Atlanta Ballet, Florida State Univ Center for the Performing Arts

Nov 15-17, Sarasota Ballet, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, 941/955-7332

Tallahassee

Oct 11-12, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, Lee Hall Auditoium, Florida A&M Univ, 850/599-8678, 850/599-8365

West Palm Beach

Nov 15-17, Miami City Ballet, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, 561/832-7469

Winter Park

Oct 18-19, Limon Dance Company, Annie Russell Theater, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave, 407/646-2145

Georgia

Atlanta

Oct 8, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St NE, 404/249-6400

Oct 11-12, Augusta Ballet, Imperial Theater, 745 Broad St, 706/261-0555

Marietta

Oct 19-20, Georgia Ballet, Anderson Theatre, Cobb County Civic Center, 5484 S Marietta Pkwy, 770/425-0258

Hawaii

Kahului

Sept 15, Lifou Island Dance Theatre, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, 808/242-7469

Sept 20, Diavolo, Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Nov 7, Ronald K Brown/Evidence, Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Idaho

Boise

Oct 18-19, Idaho Dance Theatre, BSU Special Events Center, Boise State Univ, 700 University Dr, 208/331-9592, 208/331-8205

Illinois

Chicago

Oct 4-6, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Columbia College Dance Center, 1306 S Michigan Ave, 312/344-8300, 312/344-8036

Oct 12-13, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Merle Reskin Theatre, 60 E Balbo Dr, 312/325-7900

Oct 16-20, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress Pkwy, 312/922-4046, 312/902-1500, www.auditoriumtheatre.org

Oct 17, River North Chicago Dance Company Annual Benefit, Merle Reskin Theatre,

Oct 17-19, David Gordon & the Pick Up Performance Company, Columbia College Dance Center

Nov 7-9, Australian Dance Theatre, Columbia College Dance Center

Nov 12-24, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W Randolph, 312/902-1500

Nov 21-23, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Columbia College Dance Center

East Peoria

Oct 25, James Sewell Ballet, Ilinois Central College Performing Arts Center 309/694-5138

Glen Ellyn

Oct 12-13, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Fawell and Park Blvds, 630/942-4000

Rockford

Sept 25, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Coronado Theatre, 314 N Main St, 815/968-5222

Romeoville

Oct 22, James Sewell Ballet, Phillip Lynch Theater, Lewis Univ, 815/836-5488

Urbana

Sept 14, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Krannert Center, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 500 S Goodwin Ave, 800/527-2849, www.krannertcenter.com

Oct 11-13, Shanghai Ballet, Krannert Center, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nov 1, Georgian State Dance Company, Krannert Center, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nov 20-21, MOMIX, Krannert Center, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Indiana

Indianapolis

Sept 27-28, Ballet Internationale, Murat Centre, 510 New Jersey, 317/231-0000

Oct 4-6, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis Civic Theatre, 1200 W 38th St, 317/923-4597

Oct 18, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler Univ, 4600 Sunset Ave, 317/940-6444

Nov 8, Ballet Hispanico, Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler Univ

Kansas

Lawrence

Oct 4, Cullberg Ballet, Lied Center, Univ of Kansas West Campus, 1600 Stewart Dr, 785/864-2787, www.ukans.edu/~lied

Oct 12, Ragamala Music & Dance Theater, Lied Center, Univ of Kansas West Campus

Oct 24-25, Urban Tap, Lied Center, Univ of Kansas West Campus

Nov 21-22, Cohan/Suzeau, Lied Center, Univ of Kansas West Campus

Kentucky

Lexington

Oct 4-5, Lexington Ballet, Opera House, 401 W Short, 859/233-3535 Louisville

Oct 11, Ballet Hispanico, Kentucky Center for the Arts, 501 W Main St, 502/562-0152

Louisiana

New Orleans

Oct 11-12, Alley II, Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts, 801 N Rampart St, Armstrong Park, 504/522-0996, www.nobadance.com

Nov 2, Mark Morris Dance Group, Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts

Maryland

College Park

Sept 12-13, Doug Varone & Dancers, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Univ of Maryland, Rt 193 & Stadium Dr, 301/405-7847, www.claricesmithcenter.umd.edu

Sept 27-28, Maryland Dance Ensemble Showcase, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Univ of Maryland

Oct 11-12, David Dorfman & Dan Froot, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Univ of Maryland

Nov 2, The Crossing with Tim O'Brien & Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Univ of Maryland

Nov 15-20, Maryland Dance Ensemble, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Univ of Maryland

Frostburg

Oct 5, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Frostburg State Univ Performing Arts Center, 101 Braddock Rd, 301/687-4145

Rockville

Nov 29-Dec 1, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St, 301/279-5301

Massachusetts

Amherst

Oct 17, Mark Morris Dance Group, Univ of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents' Dr, 413/545-1945, www.umass.edu/fac

Boston

Sept 19-29, Oct 24-Nov 3, Nov 29-30, Boston Ballet, Wang Center for the Performing Arts, 270 Tremont St, 617/482-6661

Oct 4, Snappy Dance Theater, Copley Theatre, Copley Square, 225 Clarendon St, 617/482-6661

Oct 25-27, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St, 800/447-7400

Nov 14-17, American Ballet Theatre, Wang Center for the Performing Arts

Provincetown

Sept 7-8, Maude Baum & Company, St Mary's of the Harbor, 517 Commercial St, 518/465-9916

Michigan

Ann Arbor

Sept 20-22, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Power Center, 121 Fletcher St, 734/764-2538, 734/995-1742

Houghton

Oct 27, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, 1400 Townsend Dr, 906/487-3200

Kalamazoo

Oct 4, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Miller Auditorium, 1903 W Michigan Ave, 800/228-9858, 616/387-2362, www.millerauditorium.com

Pestosky

Sept 26-27, James Sewell Ballet, Crooked Tree Arts Center, 461 E Mitchell St, 231/347-4337, www.crookedtree.org

Minnesota

St Joseph

Nov 16, Parsons Dance Company, Benedicta Arts Center, 37 S College Ave, Saint John's Univ, 320/363-5777

Asia

Kevin Ng, a Hong Kong-based Asian contributor to Dance Magazine, also writes for The Asian Wall Street Journal.

TWO LEADING BALLET companies have been lined up for this fall by the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Japan. First is American Ballet Theatre. The company will dance its spectacular production of Le Corsaire on September 12-14, and The Merry Widow (choreographed by Ronald Hynd) from September 18-21. In between these two full-length ballets, there will be a Stars Gala on September 15 at the NHK Hall in Tokyo.

Then the legendary Bolshoi Ballet from Moscow will return to Tokyo with two major productions by Yuri Grigorovich, its former artistic director. The Sleeping Beauty will be performed on September 25-28, followed by the exciting Spartacus on October 4-6.

The Kirov Ballet's season at the Cultural Centre in Hong Kong is November 28-December 1. After a four-year absence, this supreme classical company from St. Petersburg will return to Hong Kong bringing its incomparable production of Giselle as well as its widely acclaimed production of George Balanchine's Jewels, seen earlier this year in Washington and New York. Hong Kong audiences will see for the first time a number of the Kirov's young talents who have emerged since the last tour.

On September 10 at the Kwai Tsing Theatre in Hong Kong, the Korean National Dance Company, a leading Asian ethnic dance troupe, makes a rare tour overseas.

In the same theater, on September 13-14, London's Random Dance will perform Nemesis, choreographed by Artistic Director Wayne McGregor, who is one of the most sought-after choreographers in Britain at the moment.

Winona

Oct 17-18, James Sewell Ballet, Page Performing Arts Center, Saint Mary's Univ, 507/457-1715

Missouri

Kansas City

Sept 3, Kansas City Ballet, Loose Park Rose Garden, 5200 Pennsylvania St

Sept 27, Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company, Folly Theater, 300 W 12th St, 816/474-4444

Oct 10-13, Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Theatre, 1029 Central, 816/471-4933

Nov 1, Brenda Angiel Aerial Dance Company, Music Hall Kansas City, 301 W 13th St, 816/871-3700

St Louis

Oct 11-13, Limon Dance Company, Edison Theater, Washington Univ, 1 Brookings Dr, 314/935-6543

New Jersey

New Brunswick

Sept 14, Dance New Jersey--American Repertory Bailey Company, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, State Theatre New Brunswick, 15 Livingston Ave, 732/246-7469

Sept 21, RENT, State Theatre New Brunswick

Nov 7, Ballet Argentino, State Theatre New Brunswick

Nov 15, National Ballet of Senegal, State Theatre New Brunswick

Nov 22, Fosse, State Theatre New Brunswick

Newark

Oct 4, Quasar, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center St, 888/466-5722, www.njpac.org

Oct 5-6, San Francisco Ballet, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Oct 12, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Oct 18-20, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Nov 1, Paul Taylor Dance Company, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Nov 2, Rennie Harris PureMovement, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Nov 5-10, Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Nov 8-10, Parsons Dance Company, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Nov 22-24, Urban Bush Women & National Song and Dance Company of Mozambique, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Nov 24, Georgian State Dance Company, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

New Mexico

Santa Fe

Through Sept 1, Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco, Radisson Hotel Santa Fe, 750 N St Francis Dr, 800/905-3315

Through Sept 1, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 225 W San Francisco St, 505/988-1234

New York

Albany

Oct 4, Paul Taylor Dance Company, The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Madison & State Sts, 518/473-1845, 518/473-4168, www.theegg.org

Oct 25, Chen & Dancers, The Egg

Nov 9-10, Maude Baum & Company, eba Theater, 351 Hudson Ave, 518/465-9916

Nov 21-22, Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, The Egg

Amherst

Oct 20, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Mainstage Theatre, Center for the Arts, State Univ of New York, 716/645-2787

Brockport

Oct 24-25, Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, State Univ of New York/Brockport, 350 New Campus Dr, 585/395-2153, 585/395-5134, www.brockport.edu

Brooklyn

Oct 2, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Liu's Brooklyn Campus Triangle Theater, 1 University Plaza, 718/924-1075, www.zia-artists.com

Oct 16-19, Ballet Preljocaj, Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St, 718/636-4100

Oct 22-26, Grupo Corpo, Brazilian Dance Theater, Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 718/636-4100

Nov 13, Schaubuhne am Lehniner Platz Theatre Company, Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music

Nov 19, 21-24, Sankai Juku, Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music

Clinton

Nov 8, Limon Dance Company, Wellin Hall, Schambach Center, 198 College Hill Rd, 315/859-4331

Ithaca

Oct 4, African American Dance Ensemble, Cornell Univ Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Ave, 607/254-2787

New York City

Sept 5-7, Erica Dankmeyer Dance Company, St Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, 10th St at Second Ave, 212/674-8194

Sept 9-11, Brave New World, Town Hall, 123 W 43rd St, 212/840-2824

Sept 12-13, 18-19 Karen Bernard/Solo Dances, HERE Art Center, 145 Avenue of the Americas, 212/647-0202, 212/647-0257, www.here.org

Sept 12-15, Cortez & Co Contemporary/Ballet, Danspace Project at St Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

Sept 17, The Tyner Project featuring Ailey II, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, 65th St & Broadway, 212/875-5050

Sept 21, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St, 212/674-9120

Sept 24-Oct 13, MOMIX, Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave, 212/242-0800, www.joyce.org

Sept 30, Movin' Out, Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W 46th St, 212/307-4100

Oct 2-20, Ronald K Brown/Evidence, Dance Theater Workshop, Bessie Schonberg Theater, 219 W 19th St, 212/924-0077 www.dtw.org

Oct 3-5, Deborah Zall, La Guardia High School, 100 Amsterdam Ave, 212/586-3500

Oct 8, New Dance Alliance, HERE Art Center

Oct 8, Performance Mix--Jessica Dellecave, Paula Claude, Pedrosorio, Ksenia Vidyaykina, HERE Art Center

Oct 8-15, San Francisco Ballet, City Center

Oct 15-20, Stephen Petronio Company, Joyce Theater

Oct 15-27, American Ballet Theatre, City Center

Oct 25-27, nicholasleichterdance, Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

Oct 24-Nov 10, David Drake, Dance Theater Workshop, Bessie Schonberg Theater

Oct 26-Dec 14, Family Matters, Dance Theater Workshop, Bessie Schonberg Theater

Oct 29-Nov 12, Amanda Loulaki, Maria Hassabi & Gerald Casel, Dance Theater Workshop, Bessie Schonberg Theater

Nov 5-10, Ballet Barritz, Joyce Theater

Nov 12, New Dance Alliance, HERE Art Center

Nov 12, Performance Mix-Nathalie Claude, Amy Kail, Mary Ann Lacey, Kixie FunLee Shulman, Jill Sigman, HERE Art Center

Nov 14-17, Kathy Westwater, Richard Siegal, & Kimberly Bartosik, Dance Theater Workshop, Bessie Schonberg Theater

Nov 15, Dance Galaxy, Annenberg Theatre, 101 Museum Dr, 760/322-3246

Nov 21-23, Faculty Performance Workshop, Tisch School of the Arts, 111 Second Ave, 212/998-1982

Nov 22-23, NYU Distinguished Faculty Concert, Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 W 4th St, 212/998-5865

Nov 26-Dec 1, Jazz Tap Ensemble, Joyce Theater

Purchase

Oct 19, Mark Morris Dance Group, State University of New York/Purchase Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, 914/251-6200, www.purchase.edu

Queens

Oct 24-27, MOMIX, Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, off exit 9E of Grand Central Pkwy, 718/760-0064, 718/760-1972

Nov 14-Dec 15, Andrea Del Conte Danza Espana, Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave, 718/729-3880

Valhalla

Sept 21, Kahurangi New Zealand Maori Dance Theatre, Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd, 914/785-6262

Sept 28, Aman Folk Dance Ensemble, Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College

Oct 5, Flamenco Ole, Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College

Oct 12, LUMA Circus Theatre of Light, Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College

Middle America

Compiled by Dance Magazine Staff Members

OHIO--THE interest stirred by the June 2000 reunion in New Orleans of Ballet Russe dancers continues. On October 18 and 19, Cincinnati Ballet opens its fortieth season with a tribute to Frederic Franklin (recently recovered from coronary bypass surgery), a leading dancer and ballet master with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Artistic director emeritus to CB, Franklin is restaging excerpts from works in which he appeared with Ballet Russe: Seventh Symphony (1938) and Gaite Parisienne (1938) by Leonid Massine; and an early Frederick Ashton ballet, Devil's Holiday (1939); along with the complete Night Shadow (1946) by George Balanchine (now called La Sonnambula). With the ballet company, The Cincinnati Art Museum presents "The Golden Age of Costume and Set Design for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo: 1938-1944." From October 10, 2002, to January 12, 2003, the sketches commissioned for new productions during the early years (contributed by ballet patron and Cincinnati industrialist Julius Fleischmann), along with vintage costumes, will be on display. The Public Library of Cincinnati is also organizing a display of related material at its downtown branch and will be offering resource guidance to anyone interested in the history of ballet. CB box office 513/621-5282 or Art Museum 513/621-2787.

Illinois--The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago presents "The Diaghilev Dynasty," an anthology of ballets including Les Noces, Parade, and Le Sacre du printemps. Mark your calendar for February 26 through March 3, 2003.

Oklahoma--Immediately following its tour to Portugal, Tulsa Ballet returns its 2000 evening-length classic production of Lady of the Camellias to the stage on September 27-29. But November 8-10, it shows its contemporary side with Antony Tudor's The Leaves Are Fading, Nacho Duato's Duende, and Val Caniparoli's Prawn Watching. For tickets: 918/ 749-6006 or tickets@tulsaballet.org.

Washington D.C.

Alexandra Tomalonis is the editor of DanceView and Ballet Alert.

IN ADDITION TO A FULL array of dance, from tap to ballet, some genuine rarities are scheduled for the Washington, D.C., area this fall. The Shanghai Ballet will bring one of the hits of China's Cultural Revolution--The White-Haired Girl, a heroic tale rooted in Chinese folklore--to George Mason University's Center for the Arts on September 28 (703/993-2787).

Liz Lerman's Dance Exchange shouldn't be a stranger to D.C., but the success of the Hallelujah Project has kept her company on the road the past few years. A two-weekend program at Dance Place will let us catch up with this national and local favorite (November 8-10 and 14-17. Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, D.C.; 202/269-1600).

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet is fast becoming a Kennedy Center fall staple, attracting aficionados of Farrell's approach to staging Balanchine and giving local audiences the chance to become reacquainted with the Balanchine repertoire. This season Farrell has added some new ballets: Balanchine's Chaconne, Raymonda Variations, Who Cares, Tzigane, and Variations (along with Divertimento No. 15); and Anthony Morgan's A Farewell to Music (October 23-27, Eisenhower Theater; tickets went on sale August 12).

The San Francisco Ballet, always a welcome visitor, opens the Kennedy Center's ballet subscription series with a repertoire that includes Jerome Robbins's Dances at a Gathering, rarely performed outside of New York (November 26-December 1, Opera House).

Repertoire details weren't available yet, but Garth Fagan Dance will kick off the Center's America Dancing series (October 8 and 9 in the Eisenhower Theater) followed by France's Ballet Preljocaj, whose graphic version of Le Sacre du printemps has earned it a "for mature audiences only" rating (October 11 and 12, Eisenhower Theater. Tickets and information for all Kennedy Center programs: 800/444-1324 or 202/467-4600).

The Washington Ballet is saving its new works for the spring. The season opener pairs two repertoire favorites: Balanchine's Serenade and Artistic Director Septime Webre's Carmina Burana. The latter is a showcase for the whole company, and especially for Webre's frequent leading man, Jason Hartley (October 2-6, Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater; 202/362-3606).

Nov 23, Kanata Native Indian Dance Theatre, Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College

Nov 30, Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats, Academic Arts Theatre, Westchester Community College

North Carolina

Charlotte

Sept 19-21, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Belk Theater, Blumenthal Center for the Performing Arts, 130 N Tyron, 704/372-1000

Durham

Sept 24, Parsons Dance Company, Page Auditorium, Duke Univ, Chapel Dr, 919/684-4444

Greensboro

Oct 10, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Aycock Auditorium, Univ of North Carolina, 336/334-4849

Greenville

Sept 26, Parsons Dance Company, Wright Auditorium, Eastern Carolina Univ, 800/328-2787

Raleigh

Sept 26-Oct 13, Carolina Ballet, AJ Fletcher Opera Theatre, Raleigh Memorial, 2 South St, 919/303-6303

Nov 7-10, Carolina Ballet, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 1 E South St, 919/831-6060

Ohio

Cincinnati

Oct 18-19, Nov 15-17, Cincinnati Ballet, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St, 513/621-2787

Cleveland

Sept 20, Progressive Arts Alliance, Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Sq, 1511 Euclid Ave, 216/241-6000

Sept 28, Doug Varone & Dancers, Ohio Theatre

Oct 26, Pilobolus Dance Theatre, State Theatre, Cuyahoga Community College Playhouse Sq, 1615 Euclid Ave, 216/241-6000

Nov 22-24, Creach/Company, Cleveland Public Theatre, Gordon Square, 6415 Detroit Ave, 216/631-2727, 216/631-2575

Columbus

Sept 26-29, BalletMet, Ohio Theater, 39 E State St, 614/469-0939

Oct 17-26, BalletMet, Capitol Theater, Riffe Center, 77 S High St, 614/469-0939, www.capa.com/Capitol_Theatre.html

Dayton

Oct 24-27, Dayton Ballet, Victoria Theatre, 138 N Main St, 937/228-3630

Oxford

Nov 18-19, James Sewell Ballet, Miami Univ, Hall Auditorium, 513/529-5482

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

Oct 25-27, Ballet Oklahoma, Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker, 405/848-TOES

Tulsa

Sept 27-29, Nov 6.10, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E 2nd St, 918/749-6006, 918/749-0532

Oregon

Eugene

Oct 12-13, Eugene Ballet Company, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Hult Center, 541/682-5000

Medford

Nov 30, James Sewell Ballet, Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S Central Ave, 541/779-8195, www.craterian.org

Portland

Sept 13-22, Greg Bielemeier Dance, Conduit Dance Inc, 918 SW Yamhill Ste 401, 503/221-5857, www.conduit-pdx.org

Sept 19-21, Ronald K Brown/Evidence, Lincoln Hall, Portland State Univ, 724 SW Harrison St, 503/224-4400, 503/244-2111

Oct 2, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 503/224-4400, 503/244-2111, www.whitebird.org

Oct 12-19, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St, 503/248-4335, www.pcpa.com

Oct 16, Bill T Jones 50th Birthday Celebration, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Nov 19, Compania Nacional de Danza, Keller Auditorium

Pennsylvania

Bethlehem

Sept 27, Shanghai Ballet, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh Univ, 420 E Packer Ave, 610/758-2787

Oct 20, Australian Dance Theatre, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh Univ

Oct 29-30, Stomp, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh Univ

Nov 22, Georgian State Dance Company, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh Univ

Bryn Mawr

Sept 27, Rennie Harris PureMovement, Bryn Mawr College, 101 N Merion Ave, 610/526-5210

Easton

Oct 8, Limon Dance Company, Williams Art Center, Lafayette College, Hamilton and High Sts, 610/250-5000

Erie

Nov 9-10, Mercyhurst Dancers, Mary D' Angelo Performing Arts Center, 501 E 38th St, 814/824-3000

Hazleton

Nov 4, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Miller Auditorium, Slippery Rock Univ, 724/738-2036

Philadelphia

Sept 24-Oct 13, Kiss Me, Kate, Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St, 215/923-1515

Oct 6, Jeanne Ruddy Dance, Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St, 215/236-9030

Oct 13, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 260 S Broad St, 215/893-1999

Oct 15, Australian Dance Theatre, Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street, 215/898-3900, 215/573-9568

Oct 16-20, 24-27, Pennsylvania Ballet, Merriam Theatre, 250 S Broad St, 215/336-2000

Oct 17-19, MOMIX, Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center

Nov 7-9, Compania Nacional de Danza, Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center

Nov 21-23, Philadanco, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

New York

Senior Consulting Editor Clive Barnes has been writing about dance for the New York Post, The New York Times, the London Times, Dance and Dancers, for fifty-two years.

JOYCE THEATER, SEPTEMBER 24-October 13, 212/ 242-0800. Opening of 2002-03 season with MOMIX. This popular "Son-of-Pilobolus" company, directed by its founder and choreographer, Moses Pendleton, one of the Pilobolean co-founders, is staging popular works from its repertoire, such as Opus Cactus. It is also offering the New York premiere of Momix in Orbit, described in publicity materials as "an evolving stratosphere of cosmic pleasure, in which time and space are lost in an ethereal realm of dreamlike shadow and motion." God knows what that means, other than "fasten your seatbelts."

October 8-13, City Center, 212/581-1212. Although Manhattan is home to two of the world's greatest classic companies, it rarely gets visits from other classic U.S. troupes. Thus the return of Helgi Tomasson's San Francisco Ballet is a major New York event. Tomasson's company brings three different programs, most of them New York premieres. These include, on the first night, Yuri Possokov's Damned, Christopher Wheeldon's Continuum (another of Wheeldon's ongoing explorations into the music of Gyorgy Ligeti), and Mark Morris's subtly riotous Sandpaper Ballet. In subsequent programs Morris's A Garden, Julia Adam's Night, and Tomasson's Chaconne for Piano and Two Dancers all make their bow with other works by Balanchine, Tomasson, and William Forsythe.

October 15-27, City Center, 212/581-1212. American Ballet Theatre's annual Fall Season. This is the season where ABT shows off its smaller-scaled repertoire, as opposed to the works suitable for the Metropolitan Opera House or other large venues. This year it will include new ballets by James Kudelka, Robert Hill, and Lar Lubovitch; revivals of Jerome Robbins's Fancy Free and Other Dances; Martha Clarke's The Garden of Villandry; and a rare revival of Antony Tudor's Offenbach in the Underworld.

October 15-20, Joyce Theatre, 212/242-0800. Stephen Petronio Company. Petronio's new program showcases the world premiere of City of Twist, which the company describes as "a suite of fantastically skewed dances inspired by the complexity and flavor of New York City and the characters who inhabit it." The program includes a new solo for Petronio himself called Broken Man, and Strange Attractors Part II, a work premiered during the company's Joyce season in 2000.

October 16-19, BAM Harvey Theatre, 718/636-4100. Part of Brooklyn Academy of Music's 20th Next Wave Festival. Ballet Preljocaj presents two U.S. premieres from Angelin Preljocaj: Helikopter, set to Stockhausen's Helikopter Quartett, and his far more controversial version of The Rite of Spring.

October 22, 24-26 shows Rodrigo Pederneiras's Grupo Corpo in two works: 21 and O Corpo in BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House. Sankai Juku in its third BAM appearance brings Hibiki (Resonance From Far Away), the winner of the Dance Award of London's Laurence Oliver Awards in 2002, on November 19 and 21-24. November 13, 15-17 marks the BAM debut of Sasha Waltz, one of Germany's most acclaimed new choreographers, in the Howard Gilman Opera House. The Berlin-based Waltz offers her full-evening Korper (Bodies), set to music by Hans Peter Kuhn and with dramaturgy by Jochen Sandig.

November 5-10, Joyce Theatre, 212/242-0800. Ballet Biarritz, directed by Thierry Malandain, makes its U.S. debut with a series of new choreographic versions by Malandain himself, inspired by the Ballets Russes classics Le Spectre de la rose, Pulcinella, and L'Apres-midi d'un faune, together with Nijinska's Bolero.

November 26, New York State Theatre, 212/870-5570. The gala opening of New York City Ballet's Winter Season will, as usual, be followed by The Nutcracker season opening on November 29 and running through January 5. The standard winter repertoire will open on January 7, 2003.

Pittsburgh

Oct 4-5, Sankai Juku, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave, 412/456-2627

Oct 11, Dance Alloy, Byham Theater, Ft Duquesne and Sixth St, 412/456-6666

Oct 31-Nov 3, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Benedum Center

Nov 7, Mark Morris Dance Group, Benedum Center

Nov 20, Ballet Biarritz, Byham Theater

Nov 22, Ballet Preljocaj, Byham Theater

South Carolina

Greenville

Oct 9, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Peace Center for the Performing Arts, 101 W Broad St, 864/467-30O0

Tennessee

Memphis

Sept 12-15, Ballet Memphis, Buckman Performing Arts Center, 60 Perkins Extended at Walnut Grove Rd, 901/324-3627

Oct 26-27, Ballet Memphis, Orpheum Theatre, 203 S Main, 901/525-7800 Nashville

Oct 4-5, Nashville Ballet, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick St, 615/255-2787, www.tpac.org

Texas

Dallas

Sept 28, Reflections of the Future, McFarlin Auditorium, Southern Methodist Univ, 6405 Boaz Ln, 214/768-3129

Oct 3, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, McFarlin Auditorium, Southern Methodist Univ

Oct 11-12, Bruce Wood Dance Company, McFarlin Auditorium, Southern Methodist Univ

Oct 25-26, Le Ballet National du Senegal, McFarlin Auditorium, Southern Methodist Univ,

Nov 15-16, Ballet Biarritz, McFarlin Auditorium, Southern Methodist Univ

El Paso

Oct 1, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Abraham Chavez Theatre, One Civic Center Plaza, 915/534-0609, 915/534-0687

Fort Worth

Oct 11-17, Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, 817/212-4200, www.basshall.com

Galveston

Oct 5, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St, 800/821-1894, www.thegrand.com

Houston

Sept 5-15, 19-29, Houston Ballet, Wortham Theater Center, 500 Texas St, 713/227-ARTS

Oct 6, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Miller Theater, Concert Dr, Hermann Park, 713/284-8350

Oct 11-12, Mark Morris Dance Group, Wortham Theater Center

Midland

Oct 2, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Chaparral Center at Midland, 3600 N Garfield, 915/685-4584

Pacific Northwest

Martha Ullman West, Dance Magazine editorial adviser and former co-chair of the Dance Critics Association, is a veteran dance critic for the Pacific Northwest.

AT A TIME WHEN younger, emerging choreographers are getting most of the attention elsewhere, the Pacific Northwest's fall season is highlighted by new work crafted by experienced and supremely talented hands. In Portland, Oregon, Gregg Bielemeier, whose sure touch with the outrageous and the poignant is expressed in movement that comes from the heart, presents Poodle Farm: CityBoy Born in a CountryBoy's Body. It's his first evening-length work in four years, with dancers Jae Diego, Joan Findlay, and Dorinda Holler and singers Lyndee Mah and Lisa Miller (September 13-15 and 20-22 at Conduit Studio Theater, Portland, OR; 503/221-5857).

Also in Portland, White Bird inaugurates its fifth season with the American premiere of Trisha Brown's The Geometry of Quiet. Brown has been making her spatially idiosyncratic, highly cerebral, and visually oriented dances since the early 1960s. With the 1983 Set and Reset and part three of Brown's stunning 1999-01 jazz trilogy, the program provides a chronological sampler of the influential Brown's work (October 2 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall; 503/245-1600).

British choreographer Ronald Hynd's ballet version of the Franz Lehar operetta The Merry Widow waltzes into Seattle for the first time to begin Pacific Northwest Ballet's twenty-ninth season with what Clive Barnes described as a "wonderful mix of vulgarity and gossamer charm." There is plenty of vulgarity around, but charm these days, especially on the ballet stage, is at a premium. PNB's dancers have become a highly versatile lot, performing Hynd's very English style brilliantly in his Sleeping Beauty two years ago and again in spring 2003 (September 26-28 and October 3-5, Mercer Arts Arena; 206/441-2424).

In Vancouver, British Columbia, Lola Dance, directed by Lola MacLaughlin, whom critic Kaija Pepper calls a "magpie for technique," will perform Volio, a new work that premiered in June at the Canada Dance Festival in Ottawa. The veteran choreographer, who considers her roots to be in the work of Merce Cunningham and Alwin Nikolais, with some influence from Pina Bausch (whom she observed in Wuppertal), has been presenting her modern-based, fully theatrical work since the early 1980s (November 19-23, Vancouver East Cultural Centre; 604/251-1363).

Europe

Donald Hutera is a world traveler and a dance writer for Time Out London.

Dance Umbrella (September 10-14), London, England; 44-208-741-5881 or www.danceumbrella.co.uk

The 2002 edition of Britain's biggest, best-known dance festival kicks off with a real coup: the world premiere of a work by Merce Cunningham. Presented as part of the excellent BITE season, this Barbican Theatre co-commission is a new venture with Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar (designers of BIPED) and Marc Downie. The "motion-capture" technique will be used to generate animation and imagery that will add Cunningham's own presence to the stage. BITE hosts two repertoire programs September 10-14, while the following week the company sticks around for a full series of residency activities at The Place.

Umbrella will continue through November 3, with performances that globe-trot from Belgium (Charleroi Danses/Plan K, Rosas) to Brazil (Deborah Colker), from Israel (Inbal Pinto) to Spain (Mal Pelo). U.K. artists get the most play. Alongside commissions from Richard Alston, Siobhan Davies, Shobana Jeyasingh, and Charles Linehan, there's work by such young-generation talents as Carol Brown, Yael Flexer, Fin Walker, and Akram Khan.

Biennale de la Danse (September 10-29), Lyon, France; www.biennale-de-lyon.org

Terra Latina is the title and Latin America the source of Lyon's tenth Biennale. A titanic, tumultuous twenty-day program features dance from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chili, Colombia, Costa Rica; Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, plus a half-dozen French choreographers offering their take on power and politics in southern climes. Potential highlights include a Mexican tribute to pioneer French filmmaker Georges Melies; a Brazilian street-dance group whose members make their living as mechanics, bakers, locksmiths, maids, and the like; and a Peruvian "scissors dance" with origins dating from the sixteenth century. The Biennale has more than performances on the agenda. There are three public balls themed around colors: red for salsa, black for tango, and white for Brazil (in honor of an African water goddess feted each new year in Rio and the Northeast). The Defile has been a regular feature of the Biennale since 1996. Held this year on September 15, this Sunday afternoon dance parade traditionally draws huge crowds.

EU Dance Festival (October 11-12), Valletta, Malta; www.contactdancecompany.com

Malta, that much-invaded Mediterranean island nation, is about to have its first-ever dance festival. Does it matter that it will last only two days and feature just three performances? Not when the location is as choice as the Manoel Theatre, a timber-built, oval-shaped jewel dating from the eighteenth century. The Manoel lies near the heart of the capital city of Valletta, a grid of narrow streets clustered behind grand fortifications erected by the famed Knights of Malta. Dance on the island has a surprisingly rich history, encompassing classical study and a burgeoning contemporary scene. One chief mover and shaker in the latter camp is Francesca Abela Tranter, who formed Contact Dance Company in 1999. Tranter's troupe will share a bill with the Israeli-born, London-based Jasmin Vardimon, whose eponymous company presents her latest work, Ticklish, a clever, comic and somewhat cruel study of misfit desire. The following evening Germany's Jan Pusch presents his Into the Blue--Dance Solo for a Single Body, set to the music of Beat Halberschmidt.

San Antonio

Oct 4, Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, Lila Cockrell Theatre for the Performing Arts, San Antonio Convention Center, S Alamo & E Market, 210/224-9600

Utah

Salt Lake City

Sept 27-Oct 5, Nov 1-9, Ballet West, Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 S, 801/355-2787

Virginia

Fairfax

Sept 28-29, Shanghai Ballet, George Mason Univ Center for the Arts, 4400 University Dr, 703/993-8877

Oct 25-26, ODC/San Francisco, George Mason Univ Center for the Arts

Oct 30, SQUONK Opera, George Mason Univ Center for the Arts

Nov 9, Rennie Harris PureMovement, George Mason Univ Center for the Arts

Nov 10, Georgian State Dance Company, George Mason Univ Center for the Arts

Nov 23-24, Washington Ballet, George Mason Univ Center for the Arts

Roanoke

Nov 7-9, nicholasleichterdance, Hollins Univ, PO Box 10155, 540/362-6429

Washington

Seattle

Sept 25-Oct 5, Nov 7-16, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Mercer Arts Arena, 4th and Mercer Sts, 206/441-2424

Northern California

Allan Ulrich was dance critic for twenty-two years for the San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle.

PROMISE AND PROVOCATION will be everywhere during the fall months in Northern California. Of dates to remember, Oct. 8 assumes pride of place. That's when Le Ballet National du Senegal returns to the area with its magnificent, full-length Kuuyamba: The Spirit of West Africa in Music, Dance, and Song. But it's where the Senegalese perform that ultimately counts--the company is the inaugural dance attraction in the 1,800-seat Barbara K. and W. Turrentine Jackson Hall in the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of California at Davis. The $60.9 million price tag on the complex should guarantee a state-of-the-art venue for visiting companies in this burgeoning population center south of Sacramento. For the fall, the Trisha Brown Dance Company (October 11), Ballet Preljocaj in a Stockhausen-Stravinsky program (November 1), the Shanghai Ballet with The White-Haired Girl (November 16), and Nacho Duato's Compania Nacional de Danza in its Homage to Bach (November 26) are slated to dance where no one has danced before. The local dance community will not be neglected. Ex-San Franciscan Della Davidson has formed a professional company through the university's dance and theater department, which will bow at the Mondavi Studio Theatre November 15-17 and 21-24 in The 10 P.M. Dream.

The subject of choice this fall will be Swan Lake. The point of reference is a production by no less than Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, which, guided by Artistic Director Boris Akimov, returns to the area on November 6-10, at the University of California at Berkeley. This version, choreographed by former Artistic Director Yuri Grigorovich and seen for the first time in this country, will have its original tragic ending, which had been changed to a happy one by order of the Soviet commissars.

Dancegoers will have a choice in contemporary plumage. The Australian Dance Theatre debuts in Northern California October 11 at Stanford University with Birdbrain, a high-tech revision from cheeky Artistic Director Garry Stewart. Then, as part of a rare six-city tour, Sweden's legendary Cullberg Ballet will regale San Francisco with Mats Ek's haunting interpretation of the story (October 23-27 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts). No one will remain indifferent.

Promise also surrounds Karen Brown's second season as artistic director of the Oakland Ballet. Over three programs (beginning September 13 at the Paramount Theatre), the company will dance nine new works, three of them world premieres by Dwight Rhoden, Charles Anderson, and Mario Alonzo. Watch out, too, for that sly 1941 Ballet Theatre classic, Agnes de Mille's Three Virgins and a Devil, staged by veteran Dennis Nahat, who knows whereof he rehearses.

Germany

Nicole Plett is arts editor at U.S. 1 Newspaper and has written for The New York Times. Photo Review, Publishers Weekly, and other publications.

Never underestimate Mikhail Baryshnikov's courage or curiosity. The Show (Achilles Heels), a new commission from Richard Move, the 30-something cross-dressing New York cabaret maverick, has given the White Oak Dance Project a powerful, iconoclastic theater piece that's made to measure for the twenty-first century.

Previewed at Princeton's McCarter Theater in June, The Show is a hyperactive danced melodrama, a bastard offspring of the modern dance paradigm that defies its matrix with a heady dose of lip-synched dialogue. The action centers on Baryshnikov as a latter-day Achilles, military hero and dallying demi-god, trying to outwit his fate. Beginning with his powerful gesture-laden opening solo, Baryshnikov connects with Move's movement vernacular like a hacker perfecting identity theft. The work takes us from Hollywood hyperbole and reality TV to video-game warfare and the macho military leader's weakness for glamorous gold bustiers and high heels. Sonja Kostich exquisitely portrays, on pointe, the isolated hostage Helen of Troy; Miguel Anaya is the playful love interest Patroclus, and Rosalynde LeBlanc plays the Goddess Athena, game show host.

Move's artistic collaborators, composer Arto Lindsay, singer Deborah Harry, and artist Nicole Eisenman give the work its weight. Two Blondie ballads bookend the action, and Eisenman's punchy backdrops make us feel we've entered the Villa of Mysteries. White Oak premieres The Show (Achilles Heels) on its European tour, with performances September 26-29, at PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany (49-201/30 25 23; www.pact-zollverein.de).

Wisconsin

Eau Claire

Sept 29, James Sewell Ballet, Gantner Music Hall, Univ of Wisconsin, 715/836-4419

Fish Creek

Sept 28, River North Chicago Dance Company, Door Community Auditorium, 920/868-2728

Madison

Sept 19-21, Jin-Wen Yu Dance, Madison Civic Center, 211 State St, 608/266-9055, 608/261-9975, www.madcivic.org

Oct 11, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Oscar Meyer Theatre, Madison Civic Center

Nov 8-9, SMARTDANCE/Maureen Janson and Dancers, Madison Civic Center

Milwaukee

Sept 26-29, Milwaukee Ballet, Marcus Center, 929 N Water St, 414/273-7206

Oct 25, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Pabst Theater, 144 E Wells, 414/286-3665

Nov 7-9, Ko-Thi Dance Company, Pabst Theater

Whitewater

Sept 24, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Irvine L. Young Auditorium, Univ of Wisconsin, 920 W Main, 262/472-2222

Australia

Brisbane

Sept 25-29, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Complex, South Bank, 07 3846 5266136 246

Oct 16-19, Australian Ballet, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Grey & Melbourne Sts, 07 3840-7183

Darwin

Oct 17-19, Australian Ballet, Darwin Entertainment Centre, 93 Mitchell St, 08 8980-3333, 08 8980-3399

Gold Coast

Oct 23-24, Australian Ballet, Gold Coast Arts Centre, +617 5581-6500, +617 5581-6592

Melbourne

Sept 9, Sept 17-28, Australian Ballet, State Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre, 100 St Kilda Rd, 1300 136 166

Oct 2-6, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Victorian Arts Centre

Newcastle

Oct 4-7, Australian Ballet, Civic Theatre, 375 Hunter St, 02 4929-1561

Perth

Oct 2-8,11-12, Australian Ballet, His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay St, +089 4841133, +089 4810710

Oct 16-20, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Burswood Theatre, Burwood Resort Casino, 08 9484 1133

Sydney

Nov 6-25, Australian Ballet, Sydney Opera House, +61 29250-7777, www.sydneyoperahouse.com

Toowoomba

Oct 11-12, Australian Ballet, Empire Theatre, 56 Neil St, 07 4632-7033

Townsville

Nov 7-16, Dance North, School of the Arts Bldg, Stanley & Walker Sts, 617 4772-2549, 617 4721-3014

Belgium

Brussels

Sept 18-21, Nov 27-30, De Munt/La Monnaie Ballet, Place de La Monnaie, 070 23 39 39, 02 229 13 84, www.demunt.be

Brazil

Sao Paulo

Sept 25-28, Ogawa Butoh Center, Theatro Sao Pedro, Rua Barra Funda 171, +11 366-16529

Canada

Alberta

Calgary

Sept 20-21, Ballet British Columbia, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, 1415 14 Ave NW, 403 297-8000, www.jubileeauditorium.com/southern

Oct 25-26, Alberta Ballet, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary

Edmonton

Sept 17-18, Ballet British Columbia, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455-87 Ave NW, 780 427-2760, 780 422-3750, www.jubileeauditorium.com/northern

Nov 1-2, Alberta Ballet, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

British Columbia

Vancouver

Nov 19-23, Lola Dance, Vancouver East Cultural Center, 1895 Venables St, 514/876-1313

Manitoba

Winnipeg

Oct 16-20, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Centennial Concert Hall, 555 Main St, 204 956-2792

Ontario

Toronto

Oct 1-5, O Vertigo, Harbourfront Centre, York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, 416 973-4600, www.harbourfront.on.ca

Oct 8-19, Dancemakers, Harbourfront Centre, York Quay Centre

Oct 17-19, Parallel Ports, Harbourfront Centre, York Quay Centre

Oct 25-26, Lola Dance, Harbourfront Centre, York Quay Centre

Quebec

Montreal

Sept 26-Oct 5, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Les, Theatre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts, 514 842-2112

Oct 24-26, Ballet British Columbia, Theatre Maisonneuve

Oct 31-Nov 3, nicholasleichterdance, Tangente, 840 Cherrier, 514 525-5584

Nov 29-30, Compania Nacional de Danza, Theatre Maisonneuve

Finland

Helsinki

Sept 17-24, Oct 4-26, Nov 5-16, Helsinki City Theatre Dance Company, Helsinki City Theatre, Elaintarhantie 5, +358 09 394 022

France

Colmar

Nov 23-24, Le Ballet de l'Opera National du Rhin, Theatre Municipal de Colmar, 3 rue des Unterlinden, +33 0 3 89 20 29 01, +33 0 3 89 20 29 00

Mulhouse

Oct 25-27, Le Ballet de l'Opera National du Rhin, La Filature, 20 allee Nathan Katz, +03 89 36 28 28, +03 89 36 28 O0 28

Paris

Sept 25-Oct 5, Oct 17-26, Nov 15-23, Paris Opera Ballet, Palais Gamier, place Vendome, 33 836 69 78 68, www.opera-de-paris.fr

Sept 27-Oct 30, Paris Opera Ballet, Opera Bastille, 34 0 836 69 78 68

Strasbourg

Nov 9-14, Le Ballet de l'Opera National du Rhin, Strasbourg Opera House, 19 place Broglie, 33-3 88 75 48 23, 33-3 88 24 09 34, www.opera-national-du-rhin.com

Germany

Essen

Sept 26-29, White Oak Dance Project, Pact Zollveren, 49-201/30 25 23, www.pact-zollveren.de

Dresden

Sept 24-29, Nov 6-19, Ballett Dresden, Sachsischen Staatsoper Dresden, Theaterplatz 2, 0351/49 11 0

Mainz

Sept 25, Oct 4-26, Nov 1-21, BallettMainz, Staatstheater Mainz, Gutenbergplatz 7, +49 6131 28 51 171, +49 6131 28 51 129, www.staatstheater-mainz.de

Greece

Athens

Through Sept 28, Athens Festival, Herod Atticus Theatre, D Areopagitou St, +3010 323-2771, +3010 928+2933

Oct 22-23, MOMIX, Herod Atticus Theatre

Ireland

Blanchardstown

Nov 23, Dance Theatre of Ireland, Draoicht, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, +353 1 885 2610

Cork

Nov 13, Dance Theatre of Ireland, Shandon, +353 121 450 7487

Dublin

Nov 4-9, Dance Theatre of Ireland, Pavilion Theatre, 1000 19th St, 757 664-6492

Kilkenny

Nov 19, Dance Theatre of Ireland, Watergate, High St, +353 56 61674

Silgo

Nov 23, Dance Theatre of Ireland, Hawks Well Theatre, Tourist Office Centre, +353 71 61526

Netherlands

Amsterdam

Sept 7-21, Oct 10-31, Dutch National Ballet, Het Muziektheater Amsterdam, Amstel 3, +31 20 625 54 55, +31 20 551 80 70

Gouda

Sept 14, Dutch National Ballet, Goudse Schouwburg, +18 2513750

Groningen

Oct 25-27, Galili Dance, Grand Theatre, +31 050 3140550

The Hague

Sept 24, Dutch National Ballet, Lucent Danstheater, Schedeldoekshaven 60, +31070 3609931, +31070 3617156, www.ndt.nl

Utrecht

Sept 23, Dutch National Ballet, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Lucas Bolwerk 24, 030 230 20 23

New Zealand

Auckland

Oct 8-13, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Civic Theatre, Queen and Wellesly Sts, 09 309 2677

Christchurch

Nov 28-30, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Theatre Royal, 145 Glouscester St, 0800 20 50 50

Dunedin

Nov 22-24, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, 03 477-8597

Palmerston North

Nov 15-17, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Regent on Broadway, 16-22 Broadway Ave, 06 358-1186

Wellington

Nov 1-9, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Westpac Trust St James Theatre, 77-83 Courtenay Pl, 04 384 3840

Peru

Lima

Sept 5-22, Yvonne Von Moltendorff-Danza Contemporanea, Theatre PUC, Centro Cultural de la Universidad Catolica, Avenida Camino Real, 511 222 68 99

United Kingdom

England

London

Through Sept 14, Bounce, Sadler's Wells Theatre, Roseberry Ave, 0207 863 8000

Oct 9-Nov 9, Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company, Peacock Theatre, Kings Way at Portugal St, +0171 314 8800

Festivals

United States

California

Concord

Sept 2, Pavilion Dance Festival: ODC Dance Jam, Moving Arts Dance, Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno, Chronicle Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd, 925/676-8742, 925/676-7262

San Francisco

Sept 4-15, 11th Annual San Francisco Fringe Theatre Festival, Exit Theater, 277 Taylor St, 415/273-5890

Santa Barbara

Sept 28-29, Santa Barbara Dance Alliance 8th Annual Multi Cultural Dance & Music Festival, Oak Park, 100 Alamar, 805/966-6950

Torrance

Nov 8-9, SOLA Contemporary Dance Festival, James Armstrong Theatre, 3330 Civic Center Dr, 310/781-7171

Florida

Fort Lauderdale

Sept 5-8, 7th Annual International Ballet Festival of Miami: featuring representatives from Ballet Teatro Allo Scala, English National Ballet, Vienna State Opera Ballet, Ballet du Grand Theatre de Beneve, Ballett der Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Sarasota Ballet, Minnesota Ballet, Miami Hispanic Ballet, Israel Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Boston Ballet, Compania Nacional de Danza, Ballet Biarritz and many more, Broward Center, 201 SW Fifth Ave, 954/462-0222

Maryland

College Park

Oct 25-27, 30th Maryland State Dance Festival, Univ of Maryland, Rt 193 & Stadium Dr, 800/422-1782

Michigan

Detroit

Sept 13-18, Detroit Festival of the Arts, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, 313/833-4005, www.dia.org

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Through Sept 14, 6th Annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival, various venues, www.pafringe.org

Texas

Dallas

Through Sept 1, Dallas Morning News Dance Festival, Annette Strauss Artist Square, Dallas Arts District, www.thedancecouncil.org

Houston

Sept 27-28, Weekend of TX Contemporary Dance, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Herman Park, 100 Concert Dr, 713/284-8351, 713/284-1939

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Sept 4-8, Festival do Mercosul Danca Rio, Teatro Joao Caetano-Senac Politecnico, Praca Tiradentes, 2133 421319

France

Lyon

Sept 10-29, 10th Biennale de la Danse: Terra Latina, various venues, www.biennale-de-lyon.org

Germany

Hannover and Braunschweig

Sept 5-14, Tanztheater International, various venues, www.tanztheater-international.de

Malta

Valetta

Oct 11-12, EU Dance Festival, www.contactdancecompany.com

Workshops or Conferences

United States

California

San Francisco

Sept 21-22, Luna Kids Dance: Creative-Based Dance, DanceAbout, 55 Laguna St, 510/525-4339

Nevada

Las Vegas

Nov 4-6, Ballroom Dance 2002, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd, 702/891-7777

New York

New York City

Oct 12, Workshop/Seminars: For Teachers Only!, Broadway Dance Center, 221 W 57th St, 212/582-9304, 212/977-2202, www.broadwaydancecenter.com

Oct 24-27, International Congress on Dance Medicine and Science, New York Univ School of Medicine, New York Univ Medical Center, Farkas Auditorium, 212/598-6022

Tennessee

Knoxville

Oct 12-13, Tennessee Association of Dance Annual Conference, Austin East High School for the Performing Arts, 2800 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, 423/929-1129

Utah

Salt Lake City

Sept 26-29, Dance for the Camera Festival and Symposium, Marriott Center for Dance, Univ of Utah, 330 S 1500 E #110, 801/297-4241

Canada

Quebec

Montreal

Nov 19-23, CINARS 2002, Hilton Montreal Bonaventure, 1 Place Bonaventure, 514 878-2332

Cuba

Havana

Oct 19-28, 18th Festival Internacional de Ballet de La Habana, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Calzada No 510 entre D y E, 527 32-4625, 537 33-3117

France

Lyon

Sept 10-29, Bienniale de la Danse, www.bienniale-de-lyon.org

India

Chandigarh

Oct 27-Nov 6, International Dance Workshop Festival, Chandigarh Institute of Performing Arts, 685 Sector 11-B, 91-172 744202

Spain

Seville

Sept 9-15, Estudio Flamenco Carmen de Torres, Infantes 9, www.flamenco-carmendetorres.com

United Kingdom England

London

Sept 10-Nov 3, Dance Umbrella London, 44-208-741-5881, www.danceumbrella.co.uk

Oct 11-13, "Revealing MacMillan," Royal Academy of Dance, 36 Battersea Sq, 020 7326-8051, www.rad.org.uk

Exhibitions or Showings

United States Michigan

Detroit

Sept 1-June 30, "Dance of the Forest Spirits: A Set of Native American Masks at the DIA," Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, 313/833-4005, www.dia.org

Oct 20-Jan 12, "Degas and the Dance," Detroit Institute of Arts

New York

New York

Sept 1-Nov 1, "Jessica Daryl Winer--Dancing On Air ... In Times Square," Times Square Visitor Center, 1560 Broadway, 212/581-7043

Note: We list only professional performances. When a theater is listed more than once, see first listing for address and box-office number. In each category the U.S. is listed first, with other countries following alphabetically.
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