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Dorrance Dance

DEC 19-31

For its Joyce engagement, Dorrance Dance performs Myelination, an “exhilarating ensemble piece” that possesses “surprising theatricality” (The New York Times).

DEC 19-31

For its Joyce engagement, Dorrance Dance performs Myelination, an “exhilarating ensemble piece” that possesses “surprising theatricality” (The New York Times).

December 19—31 The Joyce in Chelsea

Dorrance Dance

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January 2018

American Dance Platform

Caleb Teicher & Company and BODYTRAFFIC

This program offers two exciting, young troupes: Los Angeles’ sleek and crowd-pleasing BODYTRAFFIC alongside the swing, jazz, and tap ensemble Caleb Teicher & Company.

This program offers two exciting, young troupes: Los Angeles’ sleek and crowd-pleasing BODYTRAFFIC alongside the swing, jazz, and tap ensemble Caleb Teicher & Company.

January 9—14 American Dance Platform

Caleb Teicher & Company and BODYTRAFFIC

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Jessica Lang Dance and Backhausdance

On this bill are two visually striking contemporary dance companies: Jessica Lang Dance, known for its exceptionally crafted work, and the dynamic and entertaining Backhausdance, making its Joyce debut.

On this bill are two visually striking contemporary dance companies: Jessica Lang Dance, known for its exceptionally crafted work, and the dynamic and entertaining Backhausdance, making its Joyce debut.

January 10—14 The Joyce in Chelsea

Jessica Lang Dance and Backhausdance

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American Dance Platform

PHILADANCO! and Hālau O Kekuhi 

These two companies are informed by distinct cultural traditions : the African American contemporary dance of PHILADANCO! alongside the mesmerizing and fluid traditional hula of Hālau O Kekuhi.

These two companies are informed by distinct cultural traditions : the African American contemporary dance of PHILADANCO! alongside the mesmerizing and fluid traditional hula of Hālau O Kekuhi.

January 11—13 American Dance Platform

PHILADANCO! and Hālau O Kekuhi 

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January 12—13 American Dance Platform

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater and Trinity Irish Dance Company

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Malpaso Dance Company

JAN 17-21

This season, Malpaso Dance Company will bring delightful works by Artistic Director Osnel Delgado and the New York premiere of Indomitable Waltz, The Joyce’s recent commission for the troupe that was created by choreographer Aszure Barton and set to the music of Alexander Balanescu, Michael Nyman, and Nils Frahm. 

JAN 17-21

This season, Malpaso Dance Company will bring delightful works by Artistic Director Osnel Delgado and the New York premiere of Indomitable Waltz, The Joyce’s recent commission for the troupe that was created by choreographer Aszure Barton and set to the music of Alexander Balanescu, Michael Nyman, and Nils Frahm. 

January 17—21 The Joyce in Chelsea

Malpaso Dance Company

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Compagnie Accrorap

JAN 23-28

For its Joyce debut, Compagnie Accrorap performs The Roots, a visually striking work for eleven men that “explodes in your face like a shaken can of soda.” (Le Monde)

JAN 23-28

For its Joyce debut, Compagnie Accrorap performs The Roots, a visually striking work for eleven men that “explodes in your face like a shaken can of soda.” (Le Monde)

January 23—28 The Joyce in Chelsea

Compagnie Accrorap

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Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

JAN 30-FEB 4

A Joyce debut, French-based Compagnie Hervé KOUBI performs What The Day Owes To The Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for 12 French-Algerian and African dancers.

JAN 30-FEB 4

A Joyce debut, French-based Compagnie Hervé KOUBI performs What The Day Owes To The Night, a highly physical, stunningly fluid work for 12 French-Algerian and African dancers.

January 30—February 4 The Joyce in Chelsea

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

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February 2018

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Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

FEB 6-11

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE returns with a program which includes a world premiere duet for Ronald K. Brown and Arcell Cabuag in celebration of Associate Artistic Director Cabaug's 20th year with the company.

FEB 6-11

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE returns with a program which includes a world premiere duet for Ronald K. Brown and Arcell Cabuag in celebration of Associate Artistic Director Cabaug's 20th year with the company.

February 6—11 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

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Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

FEB 13-25

Displaying the heart-stopping, jaw-dropping talent of Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca comes back to The Joyce with Intimo, a series of short, emotive works created by the company’s Artistic Director Martin Santangelo.

FEB 13-25

Displaying the heart-stopping, jaw-dropping talent of Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca comes back to The Joyce with Intimo, a series of short, emotive works created by the company’s Artistic Director Martin Santangelo.

February 13—25 The Joyce in Chelsea

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

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Company Wayne McGregor

FEB 27–MAR 3

British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor brings his hip contemporary dance company back to New York with Autobiography, a new piece with stunning set design and projections by artist Ben Cullen Williams, an electronic score by critically-acclaimed producer Jlin, lighting by award-winning lighting designer Lucy Carter, costumes by artist and designer Aitor Throup, and dramaturgy by writer Uzma Hameed.

FEB 27–MAR 3

British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor brings his hip contemporary dance company back to New York with Autobiography, a new piece with stunning set design and projections by artist Ben Cullen Williams, an electronic score by critically-acclaimed producer Jlin, lighting by award-winning lighting designer Lucy Carter, costumes by artist and designer Aitor Throup, and dramaturgy by writer Uzma Hameed.

February 27—March 3 The Joyce in Chelsea

Company Wayne McGregor

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March 2018

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Tulsa Ballet

MAR 6–10

Tulsa Ballet returns for the first time in 9 years, with refreshing dancers who “move with breadth and weight and joy” (Financial Times). The program includes a world premiere by resident choreographer Ma Cong, who studied Chinese classical dance before turning to ballet.

MAR 6–10

Tulsa Ballet returns for the first time in 9 years, with refreshing dancers who “move with breadth and weight and joy” (Financial Times). The program includes a world premiere by resident choreographer Ma Cong, who studied Chinese classical dance before turning to ballet.

March 6—10 The Joyce in Chelsea

Tulsa Ballet

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Brian Brooks Dance

MAR 14–18

Contemporary dance maker Brian Brooks comes back to The Joyce with the New York premiere of Prelude, commissioned by Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance, where Brooks is currently the inaugural Choreographer in Residence. As if in a perpetual state of rewind, Prelude traces actions back to their original inception.

MAR 14–18

Contemporary dance maker Brian Brooks comes back to The Joyce with the New York premiere of Prelude, commissioned by Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance, where Brooks is currently the inaugural Choreographer in Residence. As if in a perpetual state of rewind, Prelude traces actions back to their original inception.

March 14—18 The Joyce in Chelsea

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Stephen Petronio Company

MAR 20–25

Stephen Petronio Company returns with the world premiere of Hardness 10. Titled in reference to the diamond as the hardest gem, Petronio’s third collaboration with Nico Muhly arcs from amorphous rumblings to glimmering clarity.

MAR 20–25

Stephen Petronio Company returns with the world premiere of Hardness 10. Titled in reference to the diamond as the hardest gem, Petronio’s third collaboration with Nico Muhly arcs from amorphous rumblings to glimmering clarity.

March 20—25 The Joyce in Chelsea

Stephen Petronio Company

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April 2018

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Dada Masilo/The Dance Factory

APR 3–8

Award-winning South African choreographer Dada Masilo presents a torrid retelling of the tragic-romantic ballet, Giselle. By setting the work in rural South Africa, Masilo imbues this version with African rituals and ceremonies as she highlights the themes of betrayal, heartbreak, grief and revenge present in the classic tale. Giselle is performed by twelve dynamic dancers and is set to an original score by South African composer Phillip Miller.

 

APR 3–8

Award-winning South African choreographer Dada Masilo presents a torrid retelling of the tragic-romantic ballet, Giselle. By setting the work in rural South Africa, Masilo imbues this version with African rituals and ceremonies as she highlights the themes of betrayal, heartbreak, grief and revenge present in the classic tale. Giselle is performed by twelve dynamic dancers and is set to an original score by South African composer Phillip Miller.

 

April 3—8 The Joyce in Chelsea

Dada Masilo/The Dance Factory

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Ballet Hispánico

APR 10–15

Ballet Hispánico offers two distinct Spanish choreographers’ takes on the literary icon Federico Garcia Lorca, as choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, who has made work for Nederlands Dans Theater, delves into the life of the celebrated Spanish poet and playwright during his time in New York City in 1929.

APR 10–15

Ballet Hispánico offers two distinct Spanish choreographers’ takes on the literary icon Federico Garcia Lorca, as choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, who has made work for Nederlands Dans Theater, delves into the life of the celebrated Spanish poet and playwright during his time in New York City in 1929.

April 10—15 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ballet Hispánico

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Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

APR 17–22

One of America’s most revered master choreographers, Lar Lubovitch celebrates his company’s 50th anniversary with two programs that highlight his “ravishing...complicated and mysterious” work (The New Yorker). Lubovitch presents a haunting world premiere, set to seldom-heard choral music by Schubert, as well as signature works, like Men’s Stories.

APR 17–22

One of America’s most revered master choreographers, Lar Lubovitch celebrates his company’s 50th anniversary with two programs that highlight his “ravishing...complicated and mysterious” work (The New Yorker). Lubovitch presents a haunting world premiere, set to seldom-heard choral music by Schubert, as well as signature works, like Men’s Stories.

April 17—22 The Joyce in Chelsea

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

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Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

APR 24–29

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, a thrilling company featuring classically trained dancers performing contemporary ballet choreography, returns to The Joyce stage with Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg’s abstract take on Johann Sebastian Bach's Saint Matthew Passion. Originally written as a devotional retelling of the agony and death of Christ, Lidberg’s Une Autre Passion juxtaposes suffering with beauty.

APR 24–29

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, a thrilling company featuring classically trained dancers performing contemporary ballet choreography, returns to The Joyce stage with Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg’s abstract take on Johann Sebastian Bach's Saint Matthew Passion. Originally written as a devotional retelling of the agony and death of Christ, Lidberg’s Une Autre Passion juxtaposes suffering with beauty.

April 24—29 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

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May 2018

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A.I.M

MAY 1–6

Abraham.In.Motion brings its “lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers” (The New York Times) to Joyce audiences. Returning with his first solo in nearly a decade, Artistic Director Kyle Abraham presents INDY, a Joyce commission created in collaboration with composer-pianist Jerome Begin. The program also features works by guest choreographers Bebe Miller, Doug Varone, and Andrea Miller, who presents a world premiere.

MAY 1–6

Abraham.In.Motion brings its “lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers” (The New York Times) to Joyce audiences. Returning with his first solo in nearly a decade, Artistic Director Kyle Abraham presents INDY, a Joyce commission created in collaboration with composer-pianist Jerome Begin. The program also features works by guest choreographers Bebe Miller, Doug Varone, and Andrea Miller, who presents a world premiere.

May 1—6 The Joyce in Chelsea

A.I.M

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Limón Dance Company

MAY 8–13

Limón Dance Company’s engagement presents work showcasing the resilience of the human spirit. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Missa Brevis, Limón’s masterful evocation of a community rebuilding, the Company unites with international dancers.

MAY 8–13

Limón Dance Company’s engagement presents work showcasing the resilience of the human spirit. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Missa Brevis, Limón’s masterful evocation of a community rebuilding, the Company unites with international dancers.

May 8—13 The Joyce in Chelsea

Limón Dance Company

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Parsons Dance

MAY 15–27

Known for its incredible athleticism and stunning dancers, Parsons Dance performs a world premiere by artistic director David Parsons, as well as Ma Maison, Trey McIntyre’s vivid exploration of Mardi Gras, with music by New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Also on the bill: Wolfgang, Parsons’ humorous, virtuosic depiction of Mozart’s Symphony No.

MAY 15–27

Known for its incredible athleticism and stunning dancers, Parsons Dance performs a world premiere by artistic director David Parsons, as well as Ma Maison, Trey McIntyre’s vivid exploration of Mardi Gras, with music by New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Also on the bill: Wolfgang, Parsons’ humorous, virtuosic depiction of Mozart’s Symphony No.

May 15—27 The Joyce in Chelsea

Parsons Dance

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RIOULT Dance NY

MAY 30–JUN 3

RIOULT Dance NY celebrates the historic connection between choreographers and composers with Artistic Director Pascal Rioult’s “keenly musical choreography” (The Washington Post).  The engagement features a world premiere with an original score by wunderkind Polina Nazakinskaya, performed live. Also included is Dream Suite, Rioult’s contemporary take on romanticism set to Tchaikovsky’s Orchestral Suite No.

MAY 30–JUN 3

RIOULT Dance NY celebrates the historic connection between choreographers and composers with Artistic Director Pascal Rioult’s “keenly musical choreography” (The Washington Post).  The engagement features a world premiere with an original score by wunderkind Polina Nazakinskaya, performed live. Also included is Dream Suite, Rioult’s contemporary take on romanticism set to Tchaikovsky’s Orchestral Suite No.

May 30—June 3 The Joyce in Chelsea

RIOULT Dance NY

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June 2018

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Ballet Tech Kids Dance

JUN 7–10

The New York Times called Kids Dance “a New York City Treasure.” Like swallows to Capistrano, the kids return with Apple PieThe Jig Is UpMeshugana Dance, and Paper Tiger, too. There’ll be a world premiere, as well – Eliot Feld is choreographing Pointing 2 (to go along with last year’s Pointing 1) – and yes, they’re both danced in pointe shoes!

JUN 7–10

The New York Times called Kids Dance “a New York City Treasure.” Like swallows to Capistrano, the kids return with Apple PieThe Jig Is UpMeshugana Dance, and Paper Tiger, too. There’ll be a world premiere, as well – Eliot Feld is choreographing Pointing 2 (to go along with last year’s Pointing 1) – and yes, they’re both danced in pointe shoes!

June 7—10 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ballet Tech Kids Dance

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PHILADANCO!

JUN 12–17

The virtuosic and powerful PHILADANCO! is comprised of dancers who move “like arrows in flight” (The Washington Post). For its Joyce season, the company performs a program that includes the poetic Folded Prism, by Vietnamese choreographer Thang Dao, which infuses beautiful imagery with a hypnotic score by John Levis.

JUN 12–17

The virtuosic and powerful PHILADANCO! is comprised of dancers who move “like arrows in flight” (The Washington Post). For its Joyce season, the company performs a program that includes the poetic Folded Prism, by Vietnamese choreographer Thang Dao, which infuses beautiful imagery with a hypnotic score by John Levis.

June 12—17 The Joyce in Chelsea

PHILADANCO!

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MADBOOTS DANCE

JUN 19–23

MADBOOTS DANCE makes its Joyce debut with a program featuring the New York premiere of MASC, as well as a world premiere. Led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, the queer, all-male company is known for its fearless athleticism and unashamed intimacy. Tackling topics related to male identity, the company was named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2016.

JUN 19–23

MADBOOTS DANCE makes its Joyce debut with a program featuring the New York premiere of MASC, as well as a world premiere. Led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, the queer, all-male company is known for its fearless athleticism and unashamed intimacy. Tackling topics related to male identity, the company was named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2016.

June 19—23 The Joyce in Chelsea

MADBOOTS DANCE

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Sean Dorsey Dance

JUN 20–23

Making its highly anticipated New York premiere, THE MISSING GENERATION is a love letter to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey created this powerful work after recording oral history interviews with LGBTQ longtime survivors across the US. Highly physical, accessible, rooted in story, and danced with precision and guts, THE MISSING GENERATION is performed by a multi-generational ensemble.

JUN 20–23

Making its highly anticipated New York premiere, THE MISSING GENERATION is a love letter to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey created this powerful work after recording oral history interviews with LGBTQ longtime survivors across the US. Highly physical, accessible, rooted in story, and danced with precision and guts, THE MISSING GENERATION is performed by a multi-generational ensemble.

June 20—23 The Joyce in Chelsea

Sean Dorsey Dance

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July 2018

Ballet Festival

Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY

June 28—29 Ballet Festival

Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY

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Ballet Festival

BalletX

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. 

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. 

June 30—July 1 Ballet Festival

BalletX

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July 2018

Ballet Festival

Ashley Bouder Project

The Ashley Bouder Project, dedicated to promoting women and diversity within the performing arts world, will premiere new works for The Joyce’s Ballet Festival.

The program will include the premieres of a solo work performed by Ashley Bouder, created by Lauren Lovette, principal dancer with the NYCB; and a piece by Abdul Latif, current resident at the Broadway Dance Lab.

Rounding out the program is the remounting of Ms. Bouder’s “In Pursuit of…” which premiered in 2017 at Peter Norton’s Symphony Space.

The Ashley Bouder Project, dedicated to promoting women and diversity within the performing arts world, will premiere new works for The Joyce’s Ballet Festival.

The program will include the premieres of a solo work performed by Ashley Bouder, created by Lauren Lovette, principal dancer with the NYCB; and a piece by Abdul Latif, current resident at the Broadway Dance Lab.

Rounding out the program is the remounting of Ms. Bouder’s “In Pursuit of…” which premiered in 2017 at Peter Norton’s Symphony Space.

July 2—5 Ballet Festival

Ashley Bouder Project

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Barak Ballet

Barak Ballet presents contemporary dance pieces that captivate audiences, invoke thought, and expand the art form of ballet. 

Barak Ballet presents contemporary dance pieces that captivate audiences, invoke thought, and expand the art form of ballet. 

July 6—7 Ballet Festival

Barak Ballet

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Batsheva - The Young Ensemble

JUL 10–22

Batsheva – The Young Ensemble performs Ohad Naharin's Bessie Award-winning dance, Naharin's Virus, inspired by the great Austrian writer Peter Handke's play, Offending the Audience. Originally created in collaboration with Batsheva dancers, the work employs Naharin’s coolly seductive aesthetic to explore the boundaries of language.

JUL 10–22

Batsheva – The Young Ensemble performs Ohad Naharin's Bessie Award-winning dance, Naharin's Virus, inspired by the great Austrian writer Peter Handke's play, Offending the Audience. Originally created in collaboration with Batsheva dancers, the work employs Naharin’s coolly seductive aesthetic to explore the boundaries of language.

July 10—22 The Joyce in Chelsea

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MOMIX

JUL 24–AUG 12

Full of “beguiling, eye-filling and often impressive visual and movement theatrics” (The Wall Street Journal), Momix delights both young and old, year after year. Seamlessly blending illusion, physicality, magic and whimsy, this dazzling company returns with a compilation of company treasures from the beloved Botanica, Alchemia, Remix, Opus Cactus, and Lunar Sea.

JUL 24–AUG 12

Full of “beguiling, eye-filling and often impressive visual and movement theatrics” (The Wall Street Journal), Momix delights both young and old, year after year. Seamlessly blending illusion, physicality, magic and whimsy, this dazzling company returns with a compilation of company treasures from the beloved Botanica, Alchemia, Remix, Opus Cactus, and Lunar Sea.

July 24—August 12 The Joyce in Chelsea

MOMIX

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The Sarasota Ballet

AUG 14-19

Following the success of its 2016 Joyce engagement, The Sarasota Ballet returns with a special program comprised of selections from its vast repertoire by world-renowned choreographers like Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Dame Ninette de Valois, Twyla Tharp, Sir David Bintley, Christopher Wheeldon, and Sir Matthew Bourne. Audiences are certain to delight in this marvelous company’s “meticulous, juicy performance” (The New York Times) of ballet classics.

AUG 14-19

Following the success of its 2016 Joyce engagement, The Sarasota Ballet returns with a special program comprised of selections from its vast repertoire by world-renowned choreographers like Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Dame Ninette de Valois, Twyla Tharp, Sir David Bintley, Christopher Wheeldon, and Sir Matthew Bourne. Audiences are certain to delight in this marvelous company’s “meticulous, juicy performance” (The New York Times) of ballet classics.

August 14—19 The Joyce in Chelsea

The Sarasota Ballet

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