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. at 8, Sun. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $35 [through 5/14].
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].
Dancespace Project pres. Beppie Blankert's remake of her Double Track piece, score by Louis Andriessen; Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 924-0077; Fri. & Sat. at 7 & 9, Sun. & Tues. at 7, $15-$20 [through 5/21].
FESTIVAL NACIONAL DEL CANTE DE LAS MINAS
Celebration of Flamenco music & dance with The Pi of her Double Track piece, score by Louis Andriessen; Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th St. (betw. 7th MONTE/BROWN DANCE
"Three by Two," contemporary dance work arranged to series of Cole Porter classics; Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. (19th St.), 242-0800 or www.joyce.com; Tues. at 7:30, $35 [through 5/21].
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. This week, "The Sleeping Beauty" is featured at 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.
Chet Walker, choreographer for Fosse, creates first full-length production, part of proceeds benefit Dancer's Responding to AIDS; Marymount Manhattan Theatre, 221 E. 71st St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 239-2570; Tues. at 7, $25.
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.