American Realness, the annual festival of dance and performance curated by Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor, returns to the Abrons Arts Center this Thursday, January 10, with yet another ambitious lineup. The festival’s fourth iteration, which spans 11 days, boasts New York premieres by Jeanine Durning, Tony Rizzi, and BodyCartography Project with Zeena Parkins, as well as encore performances by Faye Driscoll, Jack Ferver, Keith Hennessy, and Trajal Harrell. Yes, I might be biased — I work for Henry Street Settlement, which counts the Abrons Arts Center among its programs — but there’s truly no better opportunity to see so much new dance in so little time. (The schedule allows festival-goers to see as many as six back-to-back performances in one evening.) The price is also right: Admission to most performances is just $20; others are free with RSVP.
Visit the Abrons Arts Center’s website for more information and to purchase tickets.