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(photo courtesy Susan Bestul)

Ballet Hispánico will perform Sombrerísimo at Hudson River Dance Festival June 6-7 (photo courtesy Susan Bestul)

Who: Dormeshia, Taylor 2, doug elkins choreography, etc., Ballet Hispánico, Camille A. Brown & Dancers
What: Hudson River Dance Festival
Where: Pier 63 Lawn Bowl at West Twenty-Third St., Hudson River Park
When: Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7, free, 7:00
Why: On June 6 and 7, the fifth annual Hudson River Dance Festival takes place at Pier 63 in Hudson River Park, two free evenings of performances while the sun sets over the water. This year’s lineup features another terrific cast, with Dormeshia’s improvisatory Rhythm Migration... from her larger work, And Still You Must Swing; Taylor 2’s Aureole, the 1962 favorite set to music by George Frideric Handel; doug elkins choreography, etc.’s O, round desire, inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera; Ballet Hispánico’s Sombrerísimo, informed by the bowlers associated with surrealist painter René Magritte; and Camille A. Brown & Dancers’ New Second Line, a celebration of the rebirth of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Note that blankets are allowed, but chairs are not. And make sure to bring sunglasses and a hat, because depending on how the stage is arranged, the sun might be right in your eyes as it sets beautifully over the Hudson.

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