May 16-19: Big Dance Theater @ NYLA

★ Big Dance Theater (Wednesday, May 16 through Saturday, May 19) This deftly genre-defying company, directed by Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, brings back “Comme Toujours Here I Stand,” its Bessie Award-winning take on Agnès Varda’s French New Wave film “Cleo From 5 to 7.” Cleo (Molly Hickok) is a pop star of lukewarm success waiting to find out if she has a terminal illness. Heavy with uncertainty but adrift in familiar routines, she comes into focus amid the cinematic swirl of ever-shifting surroundings and lushly layered video, dance and song. At 7:30 p.m., New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, Chelsea, (212) 924-0077,; $24 in advance or $30 on performance day; $15 on Thursday. (Burke)
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