Joyce Theater

The Joyce in Chelsea

Parsons Dance

MAY 15–27

Known for its incredible athleticism and stunning dancers, Parsons Dance performs a world premiere by artistic director David Parsons, as well as Ma Maison, Trey McIntyre’s vivid exploration of Mardi Gras, with music by New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Also on the bill: Wolfgang, Parsons’ humorous, virtuosic depiction of Mozart’s Symphony No.

MAY 15–27

Known for its incredible athleticism and stunning dancers, Parsons Dance performs a world premiere by artistic director David Parsons, as well as Ma Maison, Trey McIntyre’s vivid exploration of Mardi Gras, with music by New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Also on the bill: Wolfgang, Parsons’ humorous, virtuosic depiction of Mozart’s Symphony No.

May 15—27 The Joyce in Chelsea

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RIOULT Dance NY

MAY 30–JUN 3

RIOULT Dance NY celebrates the historic connection between choreographers and composers with Artistic Director Pascal Rioult’s “keenly musical choreography” (The Washington Post).  The engagement features a world premiere with an original score by wunderkind Polina Nazakinskaya, performed live. Also included is Dream Suite, Rioult’s contemporary take on romanticism set to Tchaikovsky’s Orchestral Suite No.

MAY 30–JUN 3

RIOULT Dance NY celebrates the historic connection between choreographers and composers with Artistic Director Pascal Rioult’s “keenly musical choreography” (The Washington Post).  The engagement features a world premiere with an original score by wunderkind Polina Nazakinskaya, performed live. Also included is Dream Suite, Rioult’s contemporary take on romanticism set to Tchaikovsky’s Orchestral Suite No.

May 30—June 3 The Joyce in Chelsea

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June 2018

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Ballet Tech Kids Dance

JUN 7–10

The New York Times called Kids Dance “a New York City Treasure.” Like swallows to Capistrano, the kids return with Apple PieThe Jig Is UpMeshugana Dance, and It’s The Effort That Counts, too. There’ll be two world premieres, as well – Eliot Feld has choreographed Pointing 2 and Pointing 3 – and yes, they’re both danced in pointe shoes!

JUN 7–10

The New York Times called Kids Dance “a New York City Treasure.” Like swallows to Capistrano, the kids return with Apple PieThe Jig Is UpMeshugana Dance, and It’s The Effort That Counts, too. There’ll be two world premieres, as well – Eliot Feld has choreographed Pointing 2 and Pointing 3 – and yes, they’re both danced in pointe shoes!

June 7—10 The Joyce in Chelsea

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PHILADANCO!

JUN 12–17

The virtuosic and powerful PHILADANCO! is comprised of dancers who move “like arrows in flight” (The Washington Post). For its Joyce season, the company performs a program that includes the poetic Folded Prism, by Vietnamese choreographer Thang Dao, which infuses beautiful imagery with a hypnotic score by John Levis.

JUN 12–17

The virtuosic and powerful PHILADANCO! is comprised of dancers who move “like arrows in flight” (The Washington Post). For its Joyce season, the company performs a program that includes the poetic Folded Prism, by Vietnamese choreographer Thang Dao, which infuses beautiful imagery with a hypnotic score by John Levis.

June 12—17 The Joyce in Chelsea

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MADBOOTS DANCE

JUN 19–23

MADBOOTS DANCE makes its Joyce debut with a program featuring the New York premiere of MASC, as well as a world premiere. Led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, the queer, all-male company is known for its fearless athleticism and unashamed intimacy. Tackling topics related to male identity, the company was named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2016.

JUN 19–23

MADBOOTS DANCE makes its Joyce debut with a program featuring the New York premiere of MASC, as well as a world premiere. Led by Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, the queer, all-male company is known for its fearless athleticism and unashamed intimacy. Tackling topics related to male identity, the company was named “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2016.

June 19—23 The Joyce in Chelsea

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Sean Dorsey Dance

JUN 20–23

Making its highly anticipated New York premiere, THE MISSING GENERATION is a love letter to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey created this powerful work after recording oral history interviews with LGBTQ longtime survivors across the US. Highly physical, accessible, rooted in story, and danced with precision and guts, THE MISSING GENERATION is performed by a multi-generational ensemble.

JUN 20–23

Making its highly anticipated New York premiere, THE MISSING GENERATION is a love letter to longtime survivors of the early AIDS epidemic. Trailblazing transgender choreographer Sean Dorsey created this powerful work after recording oral history interviews with LGBTQ longtime survivors across the US. Highly physical, accessible, rooted in story, and danced with precision and guts, THE MISSING GENERATION is performed by a multi-generational ensemble.

June 20—23 The Joyce in Chelsea

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Ballet Festival

Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami

Following its “exuberant debut” (The Miami Herald) in 2016, Dimensions Dance Theatre has quickly made a name for itself as a promising new ballet company with a dazzling repertory reflective the vibrant Latin culture of its home city, Miami.

Following its “exuberant debut” (The Miami Herald) in 2016, Dimensions Dance Theatre has quickly made a name for itself as a promising new ballet company with a dazzling repertory reflective the vibrant Latin culture of its home city, Miami.

June 26—27 Ballet Festival

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Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY

Since their last appearance at The Joyce Theater’s Ballet Festival in 2015, Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY has continued to thrill audiences, most recently at Canada's National Arts Centre and in the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2017 Next Wave Festival. This season, the Vancouver and New York based company returns with the world premiere of Beamish's new full-length work The Masque of the Red Death, inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe short story. The work explores the different color palettes, moods, and social context presented in Poe’s gothic tale.

Since their last appearance at The Joyce Theater’s Ballet Festival in 2015, Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY has continued to thrill audiences, most recently at Canada's National Arts Centre and in the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2017 Next Wave Festival. This season, the Vancouver and New York based company returns with the world premiere of Beamish's new full-length work The Masque of the Red Death, inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe short story. The work explores the different color palettes, moods, and social context presented in Poe’s gothic tale.

June 28—29 Ballet Festival

Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY

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BalletX

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. 

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. 

June 30—July 1 Ballet Festival

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July 2018

Ballet Festival

Ashley Bouder Project

The Ashley Bouder Project returns with a program that includes the premiere of a solo performed by Ashley Bouder, created by Lauren Lovette, principal dancer with NYCB; and a new piece by Abdul Latif, current resident at the Broadway Dance Lab. Rounding out the program is Bouder’s elegant In Pursuit of…, which premiered in 2017 at Symphony Space. The Joyce program features music by female composers, including a piece by astounding young talent Miho Hazama, performed live by the New York Jazzharmonic, headed by Ron Wasserman.

The Ashley Bouder Project returns with a program that includes the premiere of a solo performed by Ashley Bouder, created by Lauren Lovette, principal dancer with NYCB; and a new piece by Abdul Latif, current resident at the Broadway Dance Lab. Rounding out the program is Bouder’s elegant In Pursuit of…, which premiered in 2017 at Symphony Space. The Joyce program features music by female composers, including a piece by astounding young talent Miho Hazama, performed live by the New York Jazzharmonic, headed by Ron Wasserman.

July 2—5 Ballet Festival

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Barak Ballet

Barak Ballet presents contemporary dance pieces that captivate audiences, invoke thought, and expand the art form of ballet. 

Barak Ballet presents contemporary dance pieces that captivate audiences, invoke thought, and expand the art form of ballet. 

July 6—7 Ballet Festival

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Batsheva - The Young Ensemble

JUL 10–22

Batsheva – The Young Ensemble performs Ohad Naharin's Bessie Award-winning dance, Naharin's Virus, inspired by the great Austrian writer Peter Handke's play, Offending the Audience. Originally created in collaboration with Batsheva dancers, the work employs Naharin’s coolly seductive aesthetic to explore the boundaries of language.

JUL 10–22

Batsheva – The Young Ensemble performs Ohad Naharin's Bessie Award-winning dance, Naharin's Virus, inspired by the great Austrian writer Peter Handke's play, Offending the Audience. Originally created in collaboration with Batsheva dancers, the work employs Naharin’s coolly seductive aesthetic to explore the boundaries of language.

July 10—22 The Joyce in Chelsea

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MOMIX

JUL 24–AUG 12

Full of “beguiling, eye-filling and often impressive visual and movement theatrics” (The Wall Street Journal), Momix delights both young and old, year after year. Seamlessly blending illusion, physicality, magic and whimsy, this dazzling company returns with a compilation of company treasures from the beloved Botanica, Alchemia, Remix, Opus Cactus, and Lunar Sea.

JUL 24–AUG 12

Full of “beguiling, eye-filling and often impressive visual and movement theatrics” (The Wall Street Journal), Momix delights both young and old, year after year. Seamlessly blending illusion, physicality, magic and whimsy, this dazzling company returns with a compilation of company treasures from the beloved Botanica, Alchemia, Remix, Opus Cactus, and Lunar Sea.

July 24—August 12 The Joyce in Chelsea

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The Sarasota Ballet

AUG 14-19

Following the success of its 2016 Joyce engagement, The Sarasota Ballet returns with a special program comprised of selections from its vast repertoire by world-renowned choreographers like Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Dame Ninette de Valois, Twyla Tharp, Sir David Bintley, Christopher Wheeldon, and Sir Matthew Bourne. Audiences are certain to delight in this marvelous company’s “meticulous, juicy performance” (The New York Times) of ballet classics.

AUG 14-19

Following the success of its 2016 Joyce engagement, The Sarasota Ballet returns with a special program comprised of selections from its vast repertoire by world-renowned choreographers like Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Dame Ninette de Valois, Twyla Tharp, Sir David Bintley, Christopher Wheeldon, and Sir Matthew Bourne. Audiences are certain to delight in this marvelous company’s “meticulous, juicy performance” (The New York Times) of ballet classics.

August 14—19 The Joyce in Chelsea

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