Top 5 Picks for the Week

| 23 Sep 2015 | 02:34

Patricia Hoffbauer’s “Dances for Intimate Spaces and Friendly People”Patricia Hoffbauer, a fixture in Manhattan’s downtown dance scene, debuts “Dances for Intimate Spaces and Friendly People” a pairing of dance performances with multigenerational performers and video and text installations that explores artists’ internal creative processes.

Patricia Hoffbauer’s “Dances for Intimate Spaces and Friendly People”

Sept. 30-Oct. 3

Gibney Dance’s Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

280 Broadway, entrance at 53A Chambers Street

7:30 p.m.

Tickets $20

To purchase tickets, call the box office at 646-837-6809 or visit


“How to Catch a Star”Diverging Elements Theatre Company, which creates interactive storytelling performances with shadow puppets and props as part of its “Stories in 4D” series at Upper West Side shop Book Culture, performs Oliver Jeffers’ illustrated children’s story “How to Catch a Star,” about a young boy who tries to pull down a star from the night sky.

“How to Catch a Star”

Thursday, Sept. 24

Book Culture

450 Columbus Ave., at W. 82nd Street

2 p.m.


For more information, visit or call 212-595-1962


Ant Hampton’s “The Extra People”Performed as part of French Institute Alliance Francaise’s fall art festival “Crossing the Line,” British artist Ant Hampton’s site-specific “The Extra People,” an immersive theater presentation, explores the experiences of temporary workers. Participants are given a flashlight and headphones and choose how to traverse the terrain, while other audience members observe the spontaneous reactions, before swapping places.

Ant Hampton’s “The Extra People”

Sept. 25 and 26

FIAF Florence Gould Hall

55 E. 59th St., between Park and Madison Avenues

Assorted show times

Tickets $20

To purchase tickets, call 800-982-2787 or visit


Doris SalcedoSculptor Doris Salcedo, whose work, which focuses on the history of her native Colombia, is currently showing in a vast retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, will discuss her work during a daylong symposium. Scholars and curators, including the Guggenheim’s Katherine Brinson, participate in the conversation.

Doris Salcedo

Friday, Oct. 2

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, at E. 88th Street

11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Admission $15

For more information, visit or call 212-423-3500