Dancer debuts "The Making of Americans" at Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune St., 11th fl., (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 646-602-1185; Fri. & Sat. at 9, $10, $5 st./s.c.
ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN THEATER
Blues artist Alvin Youngheart accompanies three performances, part of Lincoln Center Festival 2000 at NY State Theater, 20 Lincoln Center, B'way (64th St.), 212-875-5928; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sat. at 2, $20-$75 [through 7/30].
BALLET FIESTA MEXICANA DE YLOY YBARRA
Musical director Mariachi Bustamante celebrates Mexico's "history, diversity & beauty" with debut of new work at Thalia Spanish Theater, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, Queens, 718-729-3880; Fri. & Sat. at 8, mat. Sun. at 4 [through 8/6].
Eliot Feld combines "classic & urban sensibilities" as he choreographs repertory works alongside previews, part of annual Summer Preview Season at Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. (19th St.), 212-242-0800 or www.joyce.com; Mon. & Tues. at 8, $35 [through 8/12].
COMPANHIA NACIONAL DE BAILADO
The National Ballet of Portugal debuts The Lisbon Piece & Cantoluso at Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. (19th St.), 212-242-0800 or www.joyce.com; Weds.-Sat. at 8, mat. Sat. at 2, $35[through 7/29].
DANCES FOR WAVE HILL 2000
Wave Hill's summer outdoor performance series feat. Artists from the Field w/dancers Aviva Geismar, Heather Harrington, Philippa Kaye & Tiffany Mills; Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200, ext.213, res. req.; Weds. at 6:30, Sun. at 5, free w/adm. [through 7/30].
KOTCHEGNA DANCE CO.
Ivory Coast dance co. performs alongside female trio, Les Go & "the future of salsa" Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca during Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at Prospect Park Bandshell, 9th St. (Prospect Pk. W.), 718-855-7882, ext.45 or www.celebratebrooklyn.org; Sun. 1-7, $3.
Eleven-member troupe consisting of dancers, musicians & singers from Madrid pres. series of debuts at Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th St. (betw. Aves. A & B), 212-279-4200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mat. Sun. at 5, $25-$30 [through 8/13].