Three new dances by David Roussève, Brazilian dancer Regina Miranda & Pedro Ruiz; Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. (19th St.), 242-0800; Weds.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 7:30, mat. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $35 [through 12/12].
Repertorio Espas by David Roussève, Brazilian dancer Regina Miranda & Pedro Ruiz; Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. (19th St.), 242-0800; Weds.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 7:30, mat. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $35 [through 12the DESCENT BECKONS
Susan Marshall & Co. debuts dance/theater piece with 100 life-size inflatable dolls; Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. (19th St.), 242-0800; Tues. at 8, $35 [through 12/19].
EAR TO THE GROUND: MOVING WORD SERIES
Choreographers Chung-Fu Chang & Eunhee Ko debut new works at Mulberry St. Theater, 70 Mulberry St., 2nd Fl. (Bayard St.), 349-0438; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $12 [through 12/12].
Flamenco performances in tapas bar; El Patio Del East Side, 211 E. 60th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 838-9090; Fri. & Sat. 8:30, $25.
Steeledance pres. new & repertory works by Teri Lee Steele & Oliver Steele; Joyce Soho, 155 Mercer St. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 334-7479; Thurs.-Sun. at 8, $15, $12 s.c. [through 12/12].
Eighth annual festival of international music & improv. dance feat. David Zambrano, Ray Chung, Andrew Harwood, Katie Duck, Sally Silvers, Yvonne Meier, Jennifer Monson, Daniel Lepkoff & Eva Karczag. Tonight's performance incl. Luxflux & Daniel Lepkoff's "Butterbrot," collaboration entitled "Improvisation LARJ" & Mark Haim's solo performance "The Long Walk Back;" Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th St. (betw. 7th & 8th Aves.), 691-6500; Weds. at 8, $15, $10 st./s.c. [through 12/12].
Japanese choreographer debuts "I Saw Me When We Were Dancing" with Tracy Dickson, Motoko Ikeda & Jessica Meeker, P.S. 122, 150 1st Ave. (9th St.), 477-5829; Thurs.-Sun. at 8:30, $12 [through 12/12].
REQUIEM FOR THE 20TH-CENTURY
Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno & his son Yoshito perform retrospective works created by the elder, all are Kabuki-style which emphasizes control & explores beauty with grotesque "slow, fluid movements;" Japan Society, 333 E. 47th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 752-3015; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, $35.
Season comes to a close with "Autobiography of a Liar" which commemorates the last 25 years of Danspace Project, incl. dances by Wendell Beavers, Hope Clark, Scott Cunningham, Karen Graham, Paul Langland, Cynthia Oliver & Valda Setterfield; Danspace Project at St. Marks Church, 131 E. 10th St. (2nd Ave.), 674-8194; Thurs.-Sun. at 8:30, $20 [through 12/19].
KRISTI SPESSARD DANCE
Kristi Spessard choreographs "Topography: Landscapes of the Imagination" with performers Magen Brunsvold, Kristen Davis, Heather Harrington & Tanya Varela-Ibarra; Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune St., 11th Fl., (betw. West & Washington Sts.), 561-0671; Thurs. & Fri. at 8, Sat. at 8, $12 [through 12/11].
Japanese choreographer performs contemporary dance piece, "Subject: Heuristic Ecdysis" at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, 22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th Ave.), 718-784-2084; Weds.-Sun. at 3, $5, $2 st./s.c. [through 12/19].
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 8:30, Sun. at 4, $30.
THE YORKVILLE NUTCRAKER
Francis Patrelle directs the Dances Patrelle in their fourth annual production feat. principal dancers from New York City Ballet & more than 100 student dancers from Ballet Academy East; Sylvia & Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 772-4448; Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $35 [through 12/12].