Joyce Theater

Celebrating Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Celebrating choreographer Bill T. Jones, seven archival performances by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company will be streamed on BAM’s website: Secret Pastures (1984), The Animal Trilogy (1986), Still/Here (1994), We Set Out Early…Visibility Was Poor (1998), The Flight Project (2003), The Phantom Project: The 20th Season (2004), and A Quarreling Pair (2008). The company, first at BAM in 1983, creates works which combine dance with music, storytelling, video, projection and other visual elements. This company, more than once, has been in the crosshairs of profound, fractious social conversations: identity, race, sexual politics, rethinking history and the very place of art in a country still striving to earn its name as a modern democracy.

Dance Data Project - Global Conversations

Dance Data Project® (DDP) launches its Global Conversations – Navigating Challenging Times, the second round in a series of virtual interviews. Round 2 provides a platform for the female leaders (and male allies) who are stewarding organizations through an unprecedented health and economic crisis that has disproportionately affected women and people of color. These leaders embody the unique skill sets and initiative required to successfully manage, and in some cases step into, an arts organization during especially turbulent times. Tune in on Dance Data Project's IGTV, YouTube, or website.

Diary of a Tap Dancer

Joyce alum Ayodele Casel and frequent collaborator Torya Beard bring you a mesmerizing mix of rhythm and movement with their tap dream team in Ayodele Casel’s "Diary of a Tap Dancer V.6: Us." Conceived, curated, and co-directed by Casel and Beard, this City Center-commissioned virtual series features seven different video performances of solos and duets, created and performed by a multigenerational and multicultural group of artists. Catch each week's video premiere every Tuesday at noon @NYCityCenter.

Every Body Move

Every Body Move (EBM), a community engagement platform working to incite action, fueled by the art of social dance, has announced their August programming! Built on our belief that social dance works as a powerful tool for social change, EBM brings the artistic rigor of Camille A. Brown & Dancers’ beyond the stage and into communities. Join them for free Social Dance classes, children and teens programming, and a live lecture series exploring dance and the African Diaspora.


four/four's collaborative music and dance series TETHERED brings together musicians and dancers from all over the world to collaborate on 15-minute dance films for the channel. This content examines how the limitations of isolation inform the ways artists connect and make work. The TETHERED VII event on September 16 will feature a digital premiere by the band Arthur Moon with Martha Graham principal dancer Xin Ying, Montreal-based dancer Axelle "Ebony" Munezero, Stefanie Noll of Ballet BC, and multifaceted performer Princess Lockerooo. See the full lineup of monthly dance films!

Jeremy McQueen's Black Iris Project

"The Storm," an original ballet choreographed by Black Iris Project founder Jeremy McQueen, centers on the disruption caused by tumultuous hurricanes that have taken place in the United States over the last sixteen years and the Middle Passage. Drawing inspiration from Hurricanes Katrina (New Orleans), Sandy (New York), Maria (Puerto Rico), and Harvey (Houston), this new ballet focuses on the stories of displaced communities and unity in the wake of tragedy. Stream the work from Monday, August 17 through Sunday, August 23. See the company’s website for more information on how to tune in.

MoBBallet Virtual Symposium

Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet (MoBBallet) works to preserve, present, and promote the contributions of Blacks in Ballet internationally. Join them for the MoBBallet Virtual Symposium: Education, Communication, Restoration throughout August 2020, curated by dancer and writer Theresa Ruth Howard. Join conversations about activating activism in the arts, addressing implicit bias dance curriculum, the expansive history of Black dancers in ballet, and the future of virtual dance training. Register today!

Move to Change Dance Festival 2020

MODArts Dance Collective (MADC) is elated to announce its Third Annual Move to Change Dance Festival on November 2-7, 2020 7:30PM EST virtually through Zoom. The purpose of Move to Change is to use dance as a form of social justice and arts activism through the lens of people of color (POC). The goal of Move to Change is to create cultural and gender affirming spaces for artists of color (African, Latina/o/x, Asian, Arab, Native American [ALAANA]), MENA (Middle East & North Africa), & SWANA (South West Asia & North Africa) to educate, empower, or illuminate issues that reflects their histories and cultures through their unique and rich movement aesthetics. Each evening will be a different program of two different & impactful artists through concert dance & dance film.

NYPL Dance Division Libguides

While the Library has been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jerome Robbins Dance Division has been working to support the broader dance community to encourage increased learning and scholarship on dance and to gather and support the preservation of dance documentation in all its forms. Our staff, led by reference librarian Erik Stolarski, have now gathered those resources in a new Libguide on Systemic Racism, Protests, and Dance to document that work and help our community look at its past, assess and preserve the present, and plan for the future.

Our Bodies Back

"Our Bodies Back" stages the work of acclaimed American poet and performance artist jessica Care moore in a breath-taking new dance film from Breakin’ Convention Artistic Director and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jonzi D. Created during lockdown, this film is choreographed and performed by Axelle ‘Ebony’ Munezero, Bolegue Manuela (b-girl Manuela), and Nafisah Baba. With soundscape design from Saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch and narration by jessica Care moore, "Our Bodies Back" is an empowering ode to Black womanhood; affirming experiences of pain and trauma as well as pride, power and beauty as lived by generations of Black women all over the world. Stream the work today!

Robert Moses' KIN

Since founding Robert Moses' Kin in 1995, choreographer Robert Moses has created numerous works exploring topics such as the oral traditions in African American culture, the dark side of contemporary urban culture, and the nuanced complexities of parentage and identity. In lieu of the company's "RMK Around the Bay" 2020 performances, enjoy their offering of digital dances! The company has also launched its new online institute, KINDance, which offers daily online dance classes. Ranging from Afrofusion to Contemporary to RMK Rep, these classes are offered via Zoom on a sliding-scale and are taught by past and present RMK company members.