Joyce Theater

Burn by Alan Cumming & Steven Hoggett

SEP 20-25

From the creative minds of Scottish actor and author Alan Cumming and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett comes Burn, a new creation that explores the poverty, struggle, and success of literary icon, Robert Burns. Co-produced by National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival, and The Joyce Theater, this one-man work of dance theater breathes life into Burns' personal letters. Set to music by Anna Meredith, Burn explores the complexities of Scotland’s National Bard, revealing a raw depiction of the poet’s inner life. 

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

SEP 27-OCT 2

“One of today’s great dancers of any genre,” (The New York Times), Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca return to The Joyce with a production of both renowned repertory and new works led by Barrio and Artistic Director Martín Santangelo.

In ni bien ni mal, todo lo contrario (neither good nor bad, just the opposite), the company celebrates life and togetherness while reflecting on the profound isolation of our recent past. The work investigates the impact of distance on our lives and relationships, an exhibition of flamenco’s power to connect the stories within us.

In the performances, Barrio will be joined by some of Spain’s leading flamenco artists including Antonio Granjero, the exceptional dancer from Jerez; singers Manuel Gago, Carmina Cortes, and Emilio Florido; musicians David Chupete, Salva de María, and Eugenio Iglesias, and the powerful young dancers, Marina Elana and Pablo Fraile.

Malpaso Dance Company

OCT 4-9

“Sparklingly present…and remarkably strong” (The New York Times), Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company returns to New York with its dazzling, classically trained dancers. The program includes woman with water, an intimate work by Mats Ek and Elemental, a spellbinding dance by Robyn Mineko Williams. Also featured, Stillness in Bloom, a powerful inquiry into human nature by Aszure Barton, and Nana Para un Insomnio (Lullaby for Insomnia), a solo by the company's own Dailedys Carrazana, round out the program.

LaTasha Barnes: The Jazz Continuum

OCT 11-16

LaTasha Barnes’ The Jazz Continuum centers the prolific artistry of Jazz music and dance as a cornerstone of Black American culture and community. Featuring an intergenerational and multi-disciplinary cast of Black dancers and musicians, this offering to the continuum celebrates the joy and sacred power of the Black experience to each artist - and the ensemble.

Barnes reaches back nearly 100 years, making visible the connections between the past to today’s Black dance expressions like House dance, Hip-Hop and more! The New York Times said of the Bessie-award winning Barnes: “Barnes is especially extraordinary for the way the past and the present can pass through her.” Her facilitation of the cast's exploration of their relationships to Jazz and its progenies through mind-bending musicality, spectacular athleticism, and boundless joy, shine through Barnes’ expansive choreography.

The Jazz Continuum celebrates music and dances from across the diaspora among them ​Harlem, Chicago, New Orleans, Cuba, Angola, and Brazil. It conjures the spirits of Black dance elders, including Norma Miller, Frankie Manning, Earl Snake Hips Tucker, Marie Bryant. and Marjory Smarth, in a riveting celebration of the continuum! 

Fouad Boussouf: NÄSS

OCT 18-23

Choreographer Fouad Boussouf blends artistic practices of hip-hop, contemporary dance, and new circus with traditional forms of his native Morocco. Celebrating their Joyce debut, Boussouf and his company present Näss, which translates as “people” in Arabic, a work at the crossroads of frenetic modernity and ancestral rituals. Inspired by the mysticism of the Gnawa tradition and the regional dances of taskiwine and regadda, Boussouf questions his own roots while revealing a universal dimension where the power of community is championed above inevitable struggle and strife. 

Camille A. Brown & Dancers

OCT 25-30

New York-born choreographer and Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown works at the fertile crossroads of dance theater and politics. “Dramatically brilliant, physically exhilarating,” raves The New York Times, “she is clearly a force of nature.”

Camille A. Brown & Dancers returns to The Joyce with two essential works by Brown that redefine Black identity within our evolving cultural landscape. Hailed as “50 minutes of pure dance heaven” (The San Francisco Chronicle), BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play is a Bessie-nominated ode to Black girl creativity that draws on the ingenious rhythmic play of their games and dances. The Bessie Award-winning Mr. TOL E. RAncE is a comic, yet searing interrogation of “the mask of survival” - questioning what happens to the human spirit behind the mask.

Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic

NOV 2-13

“A tap dancer and choreographer of extraordinary depth” (The New York Times), Ayodele Casel captures the spark of connection and creation in her latest work, Chasing Magic. Directed by Torya Beard, a long-time collaborator and Creative Director for Casel’s 2019 unanimously-praised Joyce debut, Chasing Magic explores the magic of both tap dance and daily life.

Welcoming old and new musical collaborators into the mix, Chasing Magic is “a celebratory display of artistic encounters: How, after a lost year, they remain right where you left them.” Returning to The Joyce for in-person performances after a successful virtual run, the work features performances by acclaimed jazz musician Arturo O’Farrill, singer/songwriter Crystal Monee Hall, percussionist Keisel Jimenez, and tap artists Naomi Funaki, John Manzari, Leo Manzari, and more!

Garth Fagan Dance

NOV 15-20

"An evening spent with Garth Fagan Dance is a humanity-affirming event” (Los Angeles Times). A true New York treasure, internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance opens on its 52nd anniversary with technique that marries the gravity of modern dance, the vitality of Afro-Caribbean movement, and the speed and precision of ballet with the risk-taking experimentation of post modernism. This engagement includes dynamic world premieres by Garth Fagan and Norwood Pennewell, as well as stirring revivals from the company’s vibrant archive.

COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet

NOV 22-DEC 4

COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet returns celebrating its 28th Anniversary Season with two dynamic and inspiring programs. Under the direction of co-founding Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, the company is “forging a path for what ballet can be instead of what it has historically been” (The Guardian).

Rhoden and Richardson have curated an eclectic offering featuring the world premiere of Rhoden's newest work, Endgame. Set to an original soundscape of manipulated rhythms, string patterns, and voices, the work conjures a world that we recognize today, juxtaposed against one that is not yet a reality. Program highlights also include Rhoden’s critically acclaimed, Snatched Back from the Edges, a stirring and uplifting testament to the indelible human spirit set to a diverse soundtrack featuring spoken word and music ranging from Chopin to Shirley Cesar; and the company premiere of a pas de deux from William Forsythe’s Slingerland.

American Dance Platform

JAN 10-15

Experience some of the best dance across the country with The Joyce Theater's seventh annual American Dance Platform, dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.

The American Dance Platform will feature one company per program selected by a guest curator, and each program will be performed twice during the course of the week. For the seventh edition of ADP, The Joyce has selected acclaimed choreographer Ronald K. Brown as the curator.

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE

JAN 17-22

Returning to The Joyce for their 2023 home season, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE offers an enthralling program, reflecting Brown's meditations on cultural legacy and community. The company will perform the New York premiere of The Equality of Night and Day, featuring a commissioned score by Jason Moran and dialogue by Angela Davis. Augmented by set and lighting design by Tsubasa Kamei and photo curation by Deb Willis, the work illustrates and challenges presumptions of balance, equity, and fairness in our present society. "A quietly stunning work of art with a remarkable range of physical expression” (The Boston Globe), this visionary work will be accompanied by selections from EVIDENCE’s extensive repertory.

tanzmainz: Sharon Eyal’s Soul Chain

JAN 24-28

tanzmainz, the contemporary dance company of Staatstheater Mainz in Germany, makes its Joyce debut with choreographer Sharon Eyal’s Soul Chain. A work about love, longing, and the great loneliness that lives within, Soul Chain creates mesmerizing rhythmic unison, rooted in the soundscape of electronic composer Ori Lichtik. In Eyal’s signature style, created with the dancers of tanzmainz, the Der Faust award-winning production juxtaposes the group and the individual, revealing the intricate variations that arise in the pursuit of harmony and the power love holds over us.

Cullberg

FEB 1-5

For over 50 years, Cullberg has brought cutting-edge contemporary repertoire to Sweden. Celebrating its Joyce debut, the company brings Horse, the solos, a new work by Deborah Hay, a pioneer in the field of postmodern dance. Created while in lockdown, the dancers worked onsite in Stockholm with Hay directing its creation from her home in Austin, TX. What emerged was a seven-member solo set to music by acclaimed composer Graham Reynolds. “Movements are spare, disorienting, yet mysteriously human in their application within an inextricably bound space,” says Hay. “Horse relies on an intuitive understanding of risk, efficiency, and survival.”

Rennie Harris Puremovement: Rome & Jewels

FEB 7-12

Honoring the company’s 30th anniversary, Rennie Harris Puremovement returns to The Joyce with Harris’ classic work, Rome & Jewels. Set in the streets of Philadelphia, the Bessie Award-winning production is a story of fear, love, and triumph, rooted in the traditions of Hip-Hop and street dance. “The Basquiat of the U.S. contemporary dance scene” (The London Times), Harris reinvents a timeless tale to embody the diverse African-Diasporic traditions of the past and to pave the way for innovative storytelling through dance.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

FEB 14-19

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to The Joyce with a multi-faceted program celebrating the company’s 45th year and Sapphire Season. Under the leadership of newly-appointed Artistic Director Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, HSDC continues to push the boundaries of what contemporary dance can be. Highlights include the remarkable solo excerpt from Kyle Abraham's The Bystander, a captivating duet to Ne Me Quitte Pas by Spenser Theberge, the iconic B/olero by Ohad Naharin, and Aszure Barton's show-stopper BUSK round out the program.

Versa-Style Dance Company: Freemind Freestyle

FEB 21-25

Based in Los Angeles, Versa-Style Dance Company embodies an energetic fusion of dance styles—from Hip-Hop, Popping, Locking, and Krump to Afro-Latin styles of Salsa, Merengue, and Cumbia. Their latest work, Freemind Freestyle, dives into the concept of freedom: what restricts it, and how we break free. Danced to remixes of hip hop, classical, and electronic music, this work calls upon each dancer to express an inner battle and personal experience of freedom through the rich vocabulary of Streetdance. The immersive world Freemind Freestyle creates is unique to the dancers’ improvisation and style, offering a one-of-a-kind performance each night!