Joyce Theater

Pam Tanowitz Dance returns to The Joyce stage in a livestreamed performance featuring new works.

Pam Tanowitz Dance

Live Performance: Saturday, December 12 at 5pm ET

On-Demand streaming available until Saturday, December 26 at 11:59pm ET


Pam Tanowitz Dance returns to The Joyce Theater with a livestream performance event featuring "Gustave Le Gray, No. 2" with music by Caroline Shaw, and a new site-specific work “Finally Unfinished: Part 1” with music by Ted Hearne.

This new work, created in collaboration with her dancers while in quarantine via Zoom, is the second iteration of Tanowitz’s site-specific dances and will take place throughout the empty Joyce Theater. Tanowitz then invites audience members to engage further with an interactive companion piece created in collaboration with director Jeremy Jacob. This interactive website, specially crafted for audience members, acts as a curio cabinet that weaves and juxtaposes images, writings, videos, and other inspirations from Tanowitz's creative process.

Costumes by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Performers: Jason Collins, Brittany Engel-Adams, Christine Flores, Zachary Gonder, Lindsey Jones, Victor Lozano, Melissa Toogood


Tickets are $12 per household. Livestreamed performances will be available for viewing until December 26, 2020.


Master Class on Zoom with Melissa Toogood

Join Melissa Toogood, the longtime Pam Tanowitz dancer and rehearsal director, as she teaches a Merce Cunningham-based warm-up followed by combinations and creative process exercises specific to Tanowitz’s choreographic style. (Style: modern/contemporary; barefoot suggested)

Level: Open to all levels
Cost: Pay What You Can
CLICK HERE to register


Livestream produced by Nel Shelby Productions.

The original recording of Pam Tanowitz Dance seen in the trailer was produced by the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. The performance took place on October 15, 2020 in the Center’s Harold L. Zellerbach Theatre.





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.

Underwriting support for The Joyce's presentation of Pam Tanowitz Dance is provided by Jane E. Goldberg.

Joyce presentations are 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 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.

All activities of Pam Tanowitz Dance are supported in part by a choreographic fellowship from the Fisher Center at Bard, through the support of Jay Franke and David Herro. 

Ticket Prices

Tickets are $12 per household. The livestreamed performances will be available for streaming until December 26, 2020.

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