These Are the Westchester Dance Performances You Need to Catch This Fall

From tap dancing to acrobatics, these routines are sure to blow you away.

Dancer Nicholas Van Young

photo by Murphy Made Photography (Matthew Murphy), courtesy of dorrance dance


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Dorrance Dance

Nov 10, Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

Notions of tap dance are irrevocably expanded during this acclaimed company’s dynamic performances. Dubbed “one of the most imaginative tap dancers working today” by The New Yorker, Dorrance Dance founder and MacArthur “genius” Michelle Dorrance choreographs routines designed to emphasize the audience’s sense of both sound and motion. Incorporating auditory cues like the inhaling of breath and finger snaps, this cutting-edge crew presents a truly singular take on the practice of dance.


Arch 8

Nov 22 & 23, Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

Known for their award-winning piece, Tetris, dance collective Arch 8 collaborates with choreographer Erik Kaiel to create an acrobatic performance aimed at pleasing both kids and adults titled Rising Tide. Specializing in vibrant and interactive movement, this Dutch dance company encourages the audience to share the stage and engage in their own creative expression.

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Cirque Alfonse

Sept 29, Quick Center for the Arts

This young circus company established in 2015 combines astounding acrobatic techniques with traditional Quebec folklore to produce a truly singular performance. With a rock & roll ambience that injects some serious energy into the proceedings, their newest production, Tabarnak, is one of their most involving shows yet. Exploring emotions like anger, pain, and astonishment, the unique show is packed with exciting music, impressive dance, and brave acrobatic feats.   


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