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February 19, 2015 Robert Swinston and the legacy of Merce Cunningham

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 […]

January 29, 2015 NDT2 returns to The Joyce

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 […]

January 20, 2015 Welcoming The Joyce’s Resident Artists

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 […]

Ballet West makes its Joyce debut

Ballet West makes its Joyce debut with a mixed-program of premieres by Val Caniparoli, Nicolo Fonte, Matthew Neenan and Helen Pickett.

The Joyce Theater announces the second installment of Joyce Unleashed

The Joyce Theater announces the second installment of Joyce Unleashed, a collection of cutting-edge performances presented outside its historic Chelsea home, taking place this March at New York Live Arts and featuring works by Netta Yerushalmy, Hillel Kogan, and Yossi Berg and Oded Graf.

The Joyce to present a program of new works by Twyla Tharp

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.

Compagnie CNDC-Angers Performs Cunningham’s Event

For its US debut, Centre National de Danse Contemporaine-Angers, under the artistic direction of Robert Swinston, will perform Event, a compilation of excerpts from pieces choreographed by Merce Cunningham.

Malpaso Dance Company returns to The Joyce

Following last year’s critical acclaim, Malpaso Dance Company returns to The Joyce this March with a program that includes the New York premiere of new works by Artistic Director Osnel Delgado and acclaimed American choreographer Trey McIntyre.

Spring/Summer ’15 Season Announced

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.