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Artist Talkbacks

Artist Talkback with Elizabeth Streb

Streamed live Thursday, December 10 at 5pm ET

In the latest installment of JoyceStream's Artist Talkback series, Joyce Director of Programming Aaron Mattocks sits down with STREB Artistic Director and Choreographer Elizabeth Streb. Tune in Thursday, December 10 at 5pm ET for this exclusive conversation of STREB's artistry.

Artist Talkback with Michela Marino Lerman

Streamed live Tuesday, November 10 at 5pm Eastern Time

Join us for an exclusive, in depth conversation with Joyce Programming Director Aaron Mattocks and artist Michela Marino Lerman.

Michela has established herself as one of the world’s brightest stars of tap. In this conversation, Michela opens up about her first experience with tap, her expansive career, and her collaboration with composer and visual artist Jason Moran. Experience Michela and Jason's moving work, Jazz on a High Floor in the Afternoon, on JoyceStream, available for streaming November 9 through December 6.

Artist Talkback with Botis Seva and d. Sabela grimes

Streamed live Friday, October 23 at noon Eastern Time

Our latest Artist Talkback features d. Sabela grimes, a choreographer, writer, composer, and educator, and Botis Seva, a dance artist, director, and choreographer, in conversation. 

grimes, whose own interdisciplinary works investigate the physical and meta-physical efficacies of Afro-Diasporic cultural practices, invites Seva to discuss his own practice of experimenting with hip hop dance theatre as the Artistic Director of the London-based collective, Far From The Norm. The two artists deliberate how breaking the molds of tradition can allow space for play and exploration, and the delicacy of embedding details into movement that still reveals truths about our societal realities. 

Special thanks to Lee Griffiths and Nicole Klaymoon for their help bringing this artist chat to fruition.

Dive Deeper x JoyceStream’s Artist Talkback

Streamed live Tuesday, July 28 at 7pm Eastern Time

Harlem Stage’s Dive Deeper joins forces with JoyceStream’s Artist Talkback series in a special co-presentation.

Using choreographer/composer/educator Olivier Tarpaga’s Declassified Memory Fragment as a framework, we discuss creating new work, institutional and artistic collaboration, and relationship building for presentation, with a particular focus on the challenges that BIPOC artists face around securing resources for new work development and touring. Joyce Theater director of programming Aaron Mattocks moderates a conversation with Harlem Stage director of programming and Dive Deeper host Monique Martin, and  Olivier Tarpaga. 

Artist Talkback with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana 

Streamed live Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Watch our Artist Talkback with Carlota Santana (Artistic Director of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana) and moderated by Aaron Mattocks (Joyce Director of Programming).

Artist Talkback with Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

Streamed live Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tune in to our Artist Talkback featuring Soledad Barrio and Martín Santangelo, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca's Artistic Director.

Artist Talkback with Parsons Dance

Streamed Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Join the conversation with choreographers David Parsons and Matthew Neenan as they discuss the works that would have premiered during Parsons Dance's previously scheduled performance at The Joyce. Moderated by Aaron Mattocks.

Artist Talkback with And Still You Must Swing

Streamed Monday, May 25, 2020

Moderated by Aaron Mattocks (Joyce Programming Director) and featuring Dormeshia, Jason Samuels Smith, Derick K. Grant, and Camille A. Brown.

Artist Talkback with Stephen Petronio Company 

Streamed live on Friday, May 15, 2020

Join us for a special Artist Talkback with Stephen Petronio and Joyce Programming Director Aaron Mattocks on the creative process for Stephen's work American Landscapes, and more!

Artist Talkback with Irene Rodríguez 

Streamed live on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tune into The Joyce Artist Talkback with Irene Rodríguez as she discusses the creative process for her pieces Solera and Encierro moderated by Laura Diffenderfer (Joyce Associate Director of Content Strategy).

Malpaso Dance Company

Streamed live on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Join us for a special conversation with Osnel Delgado (Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Malpaso Dance Company; choreographer for 24 Hours and a Dog) and Arturo O'Farrill (music composer and performer), moderated by Ross LeClair (Joyce Producer).

Trisha Brown Dance Company

Streamed live on Friday, April 24, 2020

Join us for an Artist Talkback with the creative team behind Trisha Brown Dance Company including Associate Artistic Director Carolyn Lucas, Artistic Consultant Diane Madden, and choreographer and dancer Lance Gries, moderated by Joyce Programming Director Aaron Mattocks.


Streamed live on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Watch our Artist Talkback with the creative team behind BalletBoyz Deluxe including choreographers Xie Xin (Xiexin Dance Theatre) and Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk) and BalletBoyz founders Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt, moderated by Joyce Programming Director Aaron Mattocks.

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

Streamed live on April 14, 2020

Moderated by Aaron Mattocks (Joyce Programming Director) featuring Hervé Koubi (artistic director and choreographer) and Guillaume Gabriel (co-founder of Compagnie Hervé KOUBI).

Ronald K. Brown and Collaborators

Streamed live on April 6, 2020

Ronald K. Brown (EVIDENCE Artistic Director and Choreographer), Wunmi Omotayo Olaiya (Costume Designer / Recording Artist), and Peven Everett (Music Director for Grace (Live); Performer; Composer for "Gabriel", “Bless It” & "Rock Shock")​. Moderated by Aaron Mattocks (Joyce Programming Director).

The opinions expressed in these conversations are those of the individual and do not necessarily reflect those of The Joyce.

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Programs of The Joyce Theater Foundation are also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council with special thanks to Speaker Corey Johnson; and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Major support has also been provided by Ford Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation. Key support has been provided by First Republic Bank, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts and its National Dance Project, Jerome Robbins Foundation, and The SHS Foundation.