Back in the day, when she was blasting eardrums downtown and had been knighted—or nighted—Manhattan’s “punk ballerina,” Karole Armitage was not all that exploratory a choreographer. But she became so, shrugging off celebrity trappings to work quietly, steadily, intelligently, and poetically. This month, her company Armitage Gone! Dance comes to New York Live Arts with a program of works inspired by film—think Visconti, Rossellini. There’s also a fashion dance at the end called Marc Jacobs. Jock Soto, a former star of the New York City Ballet, is a guest artist, his first New York appearance since 2005. —L.J.
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