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A graduate of Juilliard, the Pennsylvania-born Robert Swinston started dancing with Martha Graham Dance Company in 1972. A few years later, he joined the Merce Cunningham Dance Company first as a dancer and then as assistant to the choreographer. His collaboration with the company continued until Cunningham’s death in 2009. Swinston then became Director of […]
Dance historian Deborah Jowitt offers an insight into the history Nederlands Dans Theater 2. When Benjamin Harkavy left his position as ballet master of the Dutch National Ballet in 1959, he took a number of the dancers with him and founded a new group that took the name Nederlands Dance Theater. He intended to expose […]
Thanks to a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2012, The Joyce is able to support artists and their efforts to create new work. I am pleased to highlight that for the 2014–2015 season, Kate Weare and Michelle Dorrance, two extremely talented choreographers, have been chosen to receive Creative Residencies which will […]
The Joyce Theater is pleased to announce an added performance to the NYC premiere engagement of Wendy Whelan’s acclaimed Restless Creature. The added performance, due to popular demand, will be Saturday, May 30 at 2pm.
The Joyce Theater presents the return engagement of Lyon Opera Ballet, performing a spectacular program featuring works by internationally renowned choreographers William Forsythe, Benjamin Millepied, and Emanuel Gat.
The Joyce Theater will present a program of new work by Twyla Tharp at the Koch Theater November 17-22, 2015 as part of a 10-week, Fiftieth Anniversary tour that celebrates Tharp’s five decades of dance-making for both modern and ballet companies, television, the Broadway stage and Hollywood films.
Ballet West and Lyon Opera Ballet have been selected as recipients of The Rudolf Nureyev Prize for New Dance, a $25,000 award established to support the commissioning of new works for large ballet companies, many of whom rarely perform in New York. The prize allows companies accustomed to performing large scale work to create new pieces for a smaller venue.
The Joyce Theater presents the long-awaited NYC return of the UK’s Royal Ballet – for the first time in over 11 years – at the David H. Koch Theater beginning with a gala performance on June 23, followed by two mix-billed programs of works by Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.
The Spring/Summer ’15 season embraces an eclectic mix of companies, many of whom return to The Joyce after highly successful past engagements. Audiences will see some of their favorite New York-based troupes as well as an array of exciting international artists.
The Joyce selects world-renowned, award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp as its Artist-in-Residence for 2014-2016