Our guide to dance performances.
COMPANY STEFANIE BATTEN BLAND at East River Park (Aug. 10, 8 p.m.). In a new work, “Patient(ce),” Ms. Batten Bland pairs her high-powered movement with music by the multifaceted jazz-funk ensemble Burnt Sugar. Giving everyone a chance to sweat, the evening, part of the City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage series, opens with a free contemporary movement class for all ages and levels, led by the fitness instructor Calvin Wiley.
MALPASO DANCE COMPANY at Rumsey Playfield (Aug. 9, 8 p.m.). Cuba’s leading contemporary dance troupe, directed by Osnel Delgado, offers this night of dancing outdoors in Central Park. Selections from the company’s repertory share a program with the jazz musician Daymé Arocena and the D.J. and producer Nickodemus. The show, a SummerStage presentation, follows a 6 p.m. panel discussion on Cuban music and dance. And for those who want to pick up some Malpaso moves, the group is hosting Afro-Cuban modern dance classes, also presented by City Parks Foundation, on Monday and Tuesday at the Ailey Extension school.
TARGET FIRST SATURDAYS at the Brooklyn Museum (Aug. 5). The next installment of this free monthly series celebrates the 50th anniversary of the West Indian American Day Parade. The lineup of performances, talks and other activities includes a 6 p.m. soca dance workshop taught by Krista Martin and a screening of Cori Wapnowska’s new documentary, “Bruk Out!,” which follows the journeys of several performers at an international dancehall competition in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The film is followed by a conversation with the director and the dancehall queen known as Famous Red, moderated by Seph Rodney.
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