Six-piece troupe performs "Why Imagine Golden Birds?," 13 dances based on Wallace Stephens' poem, "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" at The Construction Co., 10 E. 18th St. (B'way), 924-7882; Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 6, $12, $10 st./s.c. [through 5/16].
TRISHA BROWN DANCE CO.
Dance Co. celebrates 30th birthday with revivals & two debuts, "Five Part Weather Invention" & "Rapture to Leon James," both set to jazz scores by Dave Douglas; Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. (19th St.), 242-0800 or www.joyce.com; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 7:30, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $35 [through 5/14].
"Keepers of the Spirit" program feat. new & repertory works by Jacqulyn Buglisi & Donlin Forman w/an appearance by Claire Bloom on Mon. & Tues.; John Jay College Theater, 10th Ave. (betw. 58th & 59th Sts.), 279-4200; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15-$20, $10 st./s.c.
CIRCLE OF DANCE REP. CO.
"Three Faces of Dance" feat. choreographers Nancy Brier, Carl Paris & Jennifer Weaver in new works incl. "REM" & trio entitled "Traveling;" Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune St. (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 631-427-2360; Fri. at 9, Sat. at 8, $15, $10 st./s.c.
COPLAND & DANCE
In celebration of the Copland Centennial, Joffrey Ballet School/New School Univ. B.F.A. dancers debut all-Copland program, orchestration accompaniment by The Mannes Orchestra; Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. (19th St.), 505-0585 or www.joyce.com; Mon. at 8, call for price.
Program highlights incl. "Approaching a City" solo & collaboration with graphic artist Mark Randall for "That Place, Those People," part of City/Dans series at Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-8194; Thurs.-Sun. at 8:30, $15 [through 5/14].
Maya Ciarrochi, Ana Margret Sanchez & Jane Setteducato pres. new works, informal discussion with audience follows; Arts at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St. (Rivington St.), 674-9120 ext.4583; Weds. at 8, $5.
Ten-piece troupe incl. Andrea Del Conte & Aurora Reyes perform at Bessie Schonberg Theater, 219 W. 19th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 924-0077; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $20, $18 st./s.c.
FRIDAYS @ NOON
Monthly program feat. works-in-progress by emerging choreographers, discussions follow every performance. Today's feat. artists are Randy James, Valerie Green & Katie Stevenson; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; Fri. at 12, free.
INDIAN SUMMER 2000
Month-long performance series feat. Danza Azteca at the American Indian Community House, 404 Lafayette St., 8th fl. (betw. 4th St. & Astor Pl.), 598-0100; Fri. & Sat. at 8, contrib.
"$Shot" debut looks at the sexual gaze vs. the contemplative gaze, feat. visual artist Nadia Lauro, composer Zeena Parkins & performer Erin Cornell, post-performance discussion on Thurs.; The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (10th Ave.), 255-5793; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15.
NAI-NI CHEN CO.
Showcase of Nai-Ni Chen's new works, in collaboration with Korean percussionist Harry Woo-Suk & his Ensemble; Clark Studio Theater, Rose Building, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, B'way, 7th fl. (65th St.), 800-650-0246; Fri. & Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 3, $15, $10 st./s.c.
NEW YORK CITY BALLET
New season feat. more than 40 ballets, highlights incl. works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins & three nights honoring the Dance Theater of Harlem; NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 870-5570; call for times & prices [through 6/25].
Serena's Middle Eastern dance show; Theater East, 211 E. 60th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 838-9090; Tues. at 8:30, $15 & 2 drink min.
TANGO & TANGO
Spanish dancing & singing production from Thalia Spanish Theater in Queens comes to Theater East, 211 E. 60th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 838-9090; Weds. & Thurs. at 8, Sun. at 4, $22-$30.