Anniversaries and annual things

Music, dance, film and forum contemplate and celebrate

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Inclined Dance Project, appearing March 17 as part of “Dance Canversations.”
THE FLEA THEATER’S “DANCE CONVERSATIONS 2012”  “Raw, half-baked or fully developed” — that admirably frank description, from the creators of “Dance Conversations,” gives you a pretty good idea why this annual performance and discussion festival has been so rewarding for artists and audiences alike. Curators Nina Winthrop and Taimi Strehlow presents works-in-progress by dance artists experimenting with new ideas and new forms. On any given night (for free!), you’ll see works in progress and fully developed pieces from four emerging or mid-career choreographers. Then, a moderator from the field of dance will lead an open discussion between those in the seats and those on the stage.

On Wed., March 14 at 7pm, the festival’s cinematic component offers dance films — including Pyeunghun Baik’s “Tree” and Natalie Metzger’s “Surgeon General’s Warning.” Playing in the lobby, on a loop: Marta Renzi’s “Nobody’s Darling.”

On Thurs., March 15 at 7pm: Valerie Green moderates the discussion, after performances from Katie Balton Dance, Claire Porter/PORTABLES, Amos Pinhasi and Leyya Mona Tawil & Lars J. Brouwer.

On Fri., March 16 at 7pm, John Jasperse moderates. The featured performers are Barbara Mahler, Columbine Macher, Athena Kokoronis and the Daniela Hoff Dance Company.

On Sat., March 17 at 7pm, Wally Cardona moderates. Featured performances by Mare Hieronimus and Sharon Mansur, Donna Costello, Catey Ott Dance Collective and Inclined Dance Project.

For info on the remaining dates (March 22, 23, 24, 25), visit theflea.org. “Dance Conversations 2012” is a FREE event. At The Flea Theater (41 White St., btw. Broadway and Church St.). 

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From 2011’s Women on the Move event, at NYU.

SIXTH ANNUAL WOMEN ON THE MOVE FORUM  Taking place every March in honor of Women’s History Month, this forum — presented by Women on the Move — furthers that organization’s mission to empower the female community. This particular event is designed for NYC college students seeking careers in politics, music, fashion, film and business. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with mentors and potential employers. This year’s speakers include author and Essence editor Demteria Lucas, stylist Rachel Johnson and Tiffany Williams (an executive producer with MTV).

Free. Wed., March 21, 7-10pm. At NYU’s Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South, 10th floor). For info, visit womenonthemove.org.