Dance New Amsterdam, 280 Broadway, 2nd Floor, 212-279-4488: ODONATA DANCE PROJECT, Aspiration Housewife by Jessica Bonenfont & Carolyn Siegel. Part of the New York International Fringe Festival. Thurs., Aug. 24 at 4:15pm and Sat., Aug. 26 at noon. $15.
Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th St. at 7th Ave., 212-924-0700: DANCE NOW/NYC - The Festival, 40Up - The Bang Group, Bridgman/Parker Dance, Alice Tierstein & Stuart Hodes and others. Wed., Sept. 6 at 7:30pm. $30.
Theater for the New City, E. 10th St. at 1st Ave., 212-254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net: TAP DANCE, An opera for the street with 27 dancers. Performance is inspired by the Patriot Act that is taking away the freedom to protect our liberties. Performance features trap doors, giant puppets, smoke machines, masks and more. Takes place in NYC streets, parks and playgrounds in all 5 boroughs. Sat., Sept. 16 at 2pm, Tompkins Square Park, E. 7th St & Ave. A. Sun., Sept. 17, Washington Square Park. Shows at 2pm. Free.