Joyce Theater


Giselle of Loneliness

June 10-23

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Ballez reinvents the classical ballet canon with storytelling that champions the expression of queer, lesbian, transgender, and gender-nonconforming identities within ballet. Giselle of Loneliness, inspired by the tragic, romantic story-ballet Giselle, dives into themes of despair and madness. This reimagining reveals the experience of dancers tortured by ballet itself, and asks, “What parts of ourselves do we have to give up in order to belong in ballet, and how do audiences participate in this demand?”

Streaming On-Demand Thursday, June 10 at 8pm ET through Wednesday, June 23 at 11:59pm ET

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Leadership support for The Joyce Theater Foundation has been provided by the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust. 

Leadership support for The Joyce’s presentation of dance is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.  Leadership support for The Joyce's annual programming is provided by Howard Gilman Foundation.

The Joyce's presentation of Ballez is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

The Joyce’s Open Channels Project promoting diverse voices is generously supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. 

Underwriting support for The Joyce's presentation of Ballez provided by David S. Ivill and Vincent J. Weiner, Jr.

Joyce presentations are supported by a grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts; made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and 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.

Major support For The Joyce has been provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The SHS Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation. 

Key support has been provided by First Republic Bank, GKV Charitable Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts and its National Dance Project, and Jerome Robbins Foundation.

Ticket Prices

Tickets are $25 per household. This performance will be available for on-demand streaming Thursday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 23.

All tickets can be purchased online. For questions, please call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. JoyceCharge is open noon-4pm Monday-Friday.