Joyce Theater

The Joyce’s Ballet Festival is curated by Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, who has invited several artists associated with The Royal Ballet to construct programs based on the theme of collaboration. Program A, crafted by O’Hare, features works by Fredrick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, and 21st century Royal Ballet company choreographers. Program B is shaped by and features Royal Ballet principal Lauren Cuthbertson, who performs choreography by Canada’s Robert Binet and more. Frequent Royal Ballet designer Jean-Marc Puissant hand-picks works for Program C, and Royal Ballet principal Edward Watson performs in and selects dances for Program D.

Program A: Tues, Aug 6 – Fri, Aug 9
Program B: Sat, Aug 10 – Sun, Aug 11
Program C: Tues, Aug 13 – Thurs, Aug 15
Program D: Fri, Aug 16 – Sun, Aug 18

***All programs and casting are subject to change.***


Program A – August 6-9
An Evening of Solos and Duets

Curated by Kevin O’Hare

Featuring:
Artists of The Royal Ballet Lauren Cuthbertson, Nicol Edmonds, Sarah Lamb, Romany Pajdak, Calvin Richardson, Marcelino Sambé, Joseph Sissens, and Edward Watson. 

Asphodel Meadows Pas de Deux by Liam Scarlett
Romany Pajdak and Calvin Richardson

Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Frederick Ashton
Joseph Sissens

Concerto by Kenneth MacMillan
Lauren Cuthbertson and Nicol Edmonds

Within the Golden Hour by Christopher Wheeldon
Sarah Lamb and Marcelino Sambé
Calvin Richardson and Joseph Sissens

--- Intermission ---

Obsidian Tear by Wayne McGregor
Calvin Richardson and Joseph Sissens

Qualia by Wayne McGregor
Sarah Lamb and Edward Watson

jojo by Charlotte Edmonds
Joseph Sissens

Five Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan by Frederick Ashton
Romany Pajdak


Program B – August 10-11

Curated by Lauren Cuthbertson

Featuring:
Artists of The Royal Ballet Lauren Cuthbertson, Nicol Edmonds, and Marcelino Sambé
Artists of the National Ballet of Canada Skylar Campbell, Hannah Fischer, Spencer Hack,
and Xiao Nan Yu
Artists of the American Ballet Theatre Aran Bell and Devon Teuscher

Two sides of by Juliano Nunes
Lauren Cuthbertson and Marcelino Sambé

Seventy Two Hours (World Premiere) by Gemma Bond
Aran Bell and Devon Teuscher

Darl (World Premiere) by Jonathan Watkins
Lauren Cuthbertson

--- Intermission ---

Reverie (World Premiere) by Stina Quagebeur
Lauren Cuthbertson

Dialogue Dances (World Premiere) by Robert Binet
Skylar Campbell, Lauren Cutherbertson, Nicol Edmonds, Hannah Fischer, Spencer Hack, and Xiao Nan Yu


Program C – August 13-15

Curated by Jean-Marc Puissant

Featuring:
Artists of The Royal Ballet Sarah Lamb, Romany Pajdak, Calvin Richardson, Marcelino Sambé, and Joseph Sissens
Artists of American Ballet Theatre Zimmi Coker, Thomas Forster, Anabel Katsnelson, Betsy McBride, Courtney Shealy, Cassandra Trenary, and Stephanie Williams

Special Guests:
Joseph Gordon (New York City Ballet)
David Hallberg (American Ballet Theatre)
Erez Milatin (New York Theatre Ballet)

Then and Again by Gemma Bond
Zimmi Coker, Thomas Forster, Anabel Katsnelson, Betsy McBride, Erez Milatin, Courtney Shealy, Cassandra Trenary, and Stephanie Williams

--- Intermission ---

Song of a Wayfarer by Maurice Bejart
David Hallberg and Joseph Gordon

Elite Syncopations divertissement by Kenneth MacMillan
Sarah Lamb, Romany Pajdak, Calvin Richardson, Marcelino Sambé, Joseph Sissens, Cassandra Trenary


Program D – August 16-18

Curated by Edward Watson

Featuring:
Artists of The Royal Ballet Edward Watson and Sarah Lamb;

Special Guests:
Robbie Fairchild (formerly of New York City Ballet)
Maria Kowroski (New York City Ballet)

Qualia by Wayne McGregor
Sarah Lamb and Edward Watson

Assume Form (World Premiere) by James Alsop
Robbie Fairchild

All My Song (World Premiere) by Laila Diallo
Sarah Lamb

3 With D by Javier de Frutos
Edward Watson and Robbie Fairchild

--- Intermission ---

Cristaux by Arthur Pita
Robbie Fairchild, Maria Kowroski, Sarah Lamb, Edward Watson

***All programs and casting are subject to change.***

Funding Credits

Lead support for The Joyce’s Ballet Festival provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation and the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.  Underwriting support provided by Martin and Linda Fell. Additional support provided by Deborah and Charles Adelman, John and Margaret Falk, and George Vanderploeg.  Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance. 

Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $10!

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Running Time

Approximately 1 hour and 20 min with one intermission

August 6—18 The Joyce in Chelsea

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