Our guide to dance performances.
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER at New York City Center (through Dec. 31). The Ailey company kicks off the second week of its annual City Center season with the premiere of Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s “Victoria,” set to Michael Gordon’s adaptation of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, on Dec. 1. In it, the Spanish choreographer explores notions of good and evil. Twyla Tharp’s explosive “The Golden Section,” featuring music by David Byrne, returns to the repertory on Dec. 6. And never fear: There are many “Revelations” — Ailey’s 1960 masterpiece — to go around.
BALLET HISPÁNICO at the Apollo Theater (Dec. 1-2, 8 p.m.). The company, led by Eduardo Vilaro, returns to the Apollo with three works, including Michelle Manzanales’s “Con Brazos Abiertos” (“With Open Arms”), a playful look at her Mexican-American childhood in Texas from 2017. What was it like to be caught between two cultures? In “Espiritu Vivo” (2012), the inventive and musical Ronald K. Brown explores the grief that arises from tragedy; he finds inspiration in the meeting of African and Latino diasporas in the Caribbean and Latin America. And the Spanish choreographer Ramón Oller offers “Bury Me Standing” (1998), a work that touches on Gypsy culturethe Roma.
BODYSTORIES: TERESA FELLION DANCE at Danspace Project (Dec. 7-9, 8 p.m.). This contemporary dance company doesn’t shy from highly physical movement — and that’s true of Ms. Fellion’s latest work, “rose walk green ice,” which is created in collaboration with the dancers and is presented as part of Danspace Project’s Community ACCESS series. The premiere, a culmination of two previous works by BodyStories — “HOME” and “Agawam” — explores the theme, according to press materials, of “self-awareness within communal bonds.” The program also welcomes Winifred Haun & Dancers, a company from Chicago, in “Trashed,” a collaboration between Ms. Haun and the Australian circus artist Emma Serjeant.
DANCES PATRELLE at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (Dec. 7-9, 7 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2 p.m.; Dec. 10, noon and 5 p.m.). It’s the 22nd anniversary of Francis Patrelle’s “The Yorkville Nutcracker,” which is set in 1895 and highlights several classic New York City sites including Gracie Mansion, the Crystal Palace at the New York Botanical Garden and Wollman Rink in Central Park. There are always guest artists; this year, Abi Stafford of New York City Ballet does the honors as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Stephen Hanna, a former City Ballet principal, plays her Cavalier.
DOUBLE DUTCH HOLIDAY CLASSIC at the Apollo Theater (Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m.). If last summer’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors weekend celebrating the art of double Dutch turned out to be something you need more of in your life, hop on over to the David A. Walker Memorial annual Double Dutch Holiday Classic competition, which showcases jumpers and turners of all ages. Now in its 26th year, the tournament, presented by the National Double Dutch League, features three categories: speed and compulsory; fusion freestyle; and best in show, the championship for the best fusion freestyle team.