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Maria Kochetkova: Catch Her If You Can

JUL 16–21

“One of the 21st century’s most sought-after ballerinas” (Dance Magazine), Maria Kochetkova—who recently departed from San Francisco Ballet—takes the stage in a production all her own, accompanied by friends from top ballet companies.

JUL 16–21

“One of the 21st century’s most sought-after ballerinas” (Dance Magazine), Maria Kochetkova—who recently departed from San Francisco Ballet—takes the stage in a production all her own, accompanied by friends from top ballet companies.

July 16—21 The Joyce in Chelsea

Maria Kochetkova: Catch Her If You Can

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Freddie Falls in Love

JUL 23–AUG 4

A Broadway-style dance play, Freddie Falls in Love joyfully brings audiences along on a young man’s journey of self-discovery told solely through movement.

JUL 23–AUG 4

A Broadway-style dance play, Freddie Falls in Love joyfully brings audiences along on a young man’s journey of self-discovery told solely through movement.

July 23—August 4 The Joyce in Chelsea

Freddie Falls in Love

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August 2019

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Ballet Festival

AUG 6–18

The Joyce’s Ballet Festival is curated by Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, who has invited several artists associated with The Royal Ballet to construct programs based on the theme of collaboration. Program A, crafted by O’Hare, features works by Fredrick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, and 21st century Royal Ballet company choreographers. Program B is shaped by and features Royal Ballet principal Lauren Cuthbertson, who performs choreography by Canada’s Robert Binet and more.

AUG 6–18

The Joyce’s Ballet Festival is curated by Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, who has invited several artists associated with The Royal Ballet to construct programs based on the theme of collaboration. Program A, crafted by O’Hare, features works by Fredrick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, and 21st century Royal Ballet company choreographers. Program B is shaped by and features Royal Ballet principal Lauren Cuthbertson, who performs choreography by Canada’s Robert Binet and more.

August 6—18 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ballet Festival

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September 2019

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RUBBERBAND

SEP 17-22

Los Angeles native Victor Quijada grew up breakdancing and performed with Twyla Tharp’s company before creating his own troupe in 2002. His internationally renowned RUBBERBAND makes its Joyce debut with Ever So Slightly, a thrilling work exploring the reflexes we develop against the irritants that bombard our daily lives. Simultaneously delivering delicacy, brutality, and high-voltage action, the group’s ten dancer-athletes deliver the energy of revolt, chaos, and flight with finesse.

SEP 17-22

Los Angeles native Victor Quijada grew up breakdancing and performed with Twyla Tharp’s company before creating his own troupe in 2002. His internationally renowned RUBBERBAND makes its Joyce debut with Ever So Slightly, a thrilling work exploring the reflexes we develop against the irritants that bombard our daily lives. Simultaneously delivering delicacy, brutality, and high-voltage action, the group’s ten dancer-athletes deliver the energy of revolt, chaos, and flight with finesse.

September 17—22 The Joyce in Chelsea

RUBBERBAND

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Ayodele Casel + Arturo O’Farrill

SEP 24-29

“A tap dancer of unquestionable radiance” (The New York Times), Ayodele Casel comes together with six-time GRAMMY Award winner Arturo O’Farrill to create a collaborative world premiere. Rooted in Afro-Latin jazz culture, both artists share a common musical language that flows freely from modal jazz to stride piano to danzón to salsa and rhumba.

SEP 24-29

“A tap dancer of unquestionable radiance” (The New York Times), Ayodele Casel comes together with six-time GRAMMY Award winner Arturo O’Farrill to create a collaborative world premiere. Rooted in Afro-Latin jazz culture, both artists share a common musical language that flows freely from modal jazz to stride piano to danzón to salsa and rhumba.

September 24—29 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ayodele Casel + Arturo O’Farrill

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October 2019

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BalletX

OCT 1-6

Hailed as “among America’s best” by The New York Times, BalletX returns to The Joyce Theater with the New York premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s The Little Prince, a full-length ballet performed to the live music of composer Peter Salem. Inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless novella of adventure and enlightenment, Lopez Ochoa’s The Little Prince is a ballet for the whole family, sure to delight the imagination of children and adults alike.

OCT 1-6

Hailed as “among America’s best” by The New York Times, BalletX returns to The Joyce Theater with the New York premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s The Little Prince, a full-length ballet performed to the live music of composer Peter Salem. Inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless novella of adventure and enlightenment, Lopez Ochoa’s The Little Prince is a ballet for the whole family, sure to delight the imagination of children and adults alike.

October 1—6 The Joyce in Chelsea

BalletX

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Shantala Shivalingappa

OCT 8-12

“Divinely gifted…intoxicating” (The New York Times) preeminent Kuchipudi dancer Shantala Shivalingappa brings her work Akasha to The Joyce.

OCT 8-12

“Divinely gifted…intoxicating” (The New York Times) preeminent Kuchipudi dancer Shantala Shivalingappa brings her work Akasha to The Joyce.

October 8—12 The Joyce in Chelsea

Shantala Shivalingappa

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A.I.M

OCT 15-20

With its “urgent and expressive choreography” (The New York Times) Kyle Abraham’s brilliant company returns with an enticing program including the world premiere of the choreographer’s newest solo for himself accompanied by a live gospel choir. 

OCT 15-20

With its “urgent and expressive choreography” (The New York Times) Kyle Abraham’s brilliant company returns with an enticing program including the world premiere of the choreographer’s newest solo for himself accompanied by a live gospel choir. 

October 15—20 The Joyce in Chelsea

A.I.M

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Maya Beiser + Wendy Whelan + Lucinda Childs + David Lang

The Day

OCT 22-27

A collaboration among legends, THE DAY is a new work by cellist Maya Beiser, beloved dancer Wendy Whelan, iconoclastic choreographer Lucinda Childs, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang. A New York premiere, this momentous melding of multi-genre creative genius comes in an evening-long sensory exploration of two journeys—life and the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul.

OCT 22-27

A collaboration among legends, THE DAY is a new work by cellist Maya Beiser, beloved dancer Wendy Whelan, iconoclastic choreographer Lucinda Childs, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang. A New York premiere, this momentous melding of multi-genre creative genius comes in an evening-long sensory exploration of two journeys—life and the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul.

October 22—27 Maya Beiser + Wendy Whelan + Lucinda Childs + David Lang

The Day

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Choreographers & Cocktails 2019

Support The Joyce Theater and enjoy a night of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and intimate open rehearsals as well as a spectacular silent auction and the opportunity to mingle with celebrated choreographers, dancers, and dance enthusiasts!

Support The Joyce Theater and enjoy a night of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and intimate open rehearsals as well as a spectacular silent auction and the opportunity to mingle with celebrated choreographers, dancers, and dance enthusiasts!

October 28 Gibney Dance

Choreographers & Cocktails 2019

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Black Grace

OCT 29-NOV 3

Performing a “strikingly imaginative fusion of traditional Samoan/Maori dance and contemporary styles" (The Boston Globe), Black Grace makes its Joyce debut with a selection of works choreographed by founder and artistic director Neil Ieremia spanning the company’s 24-year history. Signature pieces such as Pati Pati, Deep Far, and Method appear alongside the U.S.

OCT 29-NOV 3

Performing a “strikingly imaginative fusion of traditional Samoan/Maori dance and contemporary styles" (The Boston Globe), Black Grace makes its Joyce debut with a selection of works choreographed by founder and artistic director Neil Ieremia spanning the company’s 24-year history. Signature pieces such as Pati Pati, Deep Far, and Method appear alongside the U.S.

October 29—November 3 The Joyce in Chelsea

Black Grace

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November 2019

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Ephrat Asherie Dance

NOV 5-7

Choreographer and “bona fide b-girl” (The Boston Globe) Ephrat Asherie brings a high-energy, hybrid work that layers breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue.

NOV 5-7

Choreographer and “bona fide b-girl” (The Boston Globe) Ephrat Asherie brings a high-energy, hybrid work that layers breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue.

November 5—7 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ephrat Asherie Dance

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Camille A. Brown & Dancers

NOV 9-10

“Dramatically brilliant, physically exhilarating,” raves The New York Times. Bessie Award Winning Mr. TOL E. RAncE is the first installment of Camille A. Brown’s trilogy on Black identity.

NOV 9-10

“Dramatically brilliant, physically exhilarating,” raves The New York Times. Bessie Award Winning Mr. TOL E. RAncE is the first installment of Camille A. Brown’s trilogy on Black identity.

November 9—10 The Joyce in Chelsea

Camille A. Brown & Dancers

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Kate Wallich + The YC X Perfume Genius

NOV 13-17

Experience a spiritual unraveling of romantic decay with the New York premiere of The Sun Still Burns Here, which blends contemporary dance and live, soul-baring pop-rock.

NOV 13-17

Experience a spiritual unraveling of romantic decay with the New York premiere of The Sun Still Burns Here, which blends contemporary dance and live, soul-baring pop-rock.

November 13—17 The Joyce in Chelsea

Kate Wallich + The YC X Perfume Genius

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Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

NOV 19-DEC 1

Deemed by The New York Times as “one of today’s great dancers of any genre,” Soledad Barrio performs with some of Spain’s most celebrated flamenco artists in Entre Tu y Yo (Between You and Me), an evening-length program of duets, solos, and ensemble works.

NOV 19-DEC 1

Deemed by The New York Times as “one of today’s great dancers of any genre,” Soledad Barrio performs with some of Spain’s most celebrated flamenco artists in Entre Tu y Yo (Between You and Me), an evening-length program of duets, solos, and ensemble works.

November 19—December 1 The Joyce in Chelsea

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

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And Still You Must Swing

DEC 3-8

Hailed by The New York Times as “the most moving dance show of the year,” Dormeshia's And Still You Must Swing brings together three of the best tap dancers in the world—Dormeshia, who leads the project alongside Derick K. Grant and Jason Samuels Smith—to capture the heart and legacy of tap dance, and honor the jazz roots of this American art form.

DEC 3-8

Hailed by The New York Times as “the most moving dance show of the year,” Dormeshia's And Still You Must Swing brings together three of the best tap dancers in the world—Dormeshia, who leads the project alongside Derick K. Grant and Jason Samuels Smith—to capture the heart and legacy of tap dance, and honor the jazz roots of this American art form.

December 3—8 The Joyce in Chelsea

And Still You Must Swing

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Pam Tanowitz + Simone Dinnerstein

DEC 10-15

“A riveting dialogue of movement and music” (The New York Times), New Work for Goldberg Variations is an evening-length work created by choreographer Pam Tanowitz and pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who performs live with Pam Tanowitz Dance.

DEC 10-15

“A riveting dialogue of movement and music” (The New York Times), New Work for Goldberg Variations is an evening-length work created by choreographer Pam Tanowitz and pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who performs live with Pam Tanowitz Dance.

December 10—15 The Joyce in Chelsea

Pam Tanowitz + Simone Dinnerstein

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Dorrance Dance

DEC 17-JAN 5

“One of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker), Michelle Dorrance and her tap dream team arrive just in time for the holidays with a world premiere by Michelle Dorrance set to Duke Ellington’s sublime interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

DEC 17-JAN 5

“One of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker), Michelle Dorrance and her tap dream team arrive just in time for the holidays with a world premiere by Michelle Dorrance set to Duke Ellington’s sublime interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

December 17—January 5 The Joyce in Chelsea

Dorrance Dance

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American Dance Platform

JAN 7-12

The American Dance Platform showcases some of the most captivating American companies performing today. Created as a way to celebrate and promote companies from across the United States, each platform is programmed by a different curator appointed by The Joyce. This year’s offerings have been selected by Christy Bolingbroke, founding executive/artistic director at the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron.

JAN 7-12

The American Dance Platform showcases some of the most captivating American companies performing today. Created as a way to celebrate and promote companies from across the United States, each platform is programmed by a different curator appointed by The Joyce. This year’s offerings have been selected by Christy Bolingbroke, founding executive/artistic director at the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron.

January 7—12 The Joyce in Chelsea

American Dance Platform

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JAN 15-18

Physically charged and visually striking, Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro is a powerful work featuring live singing, choreographed by South African star Gregory Vuyani Maqoma. Set in a graveyard filled with the haunting music of Isicathamiya singers—an a cappella style originating from the Zulu people—the production draws inspiration from Zakes Mda’s novel Cion and Maurice Ravel’s Boléro.

JAN 15-18

Physically charged and visually striking, Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro is a powerful work featuring live singing, choreographed by South African star Gregory Vuyani Maqoma. Set in a graveyard filled with the haunting music of Isicathamiya singers—an a cappella style originating from the Zulu people—the production draws inspiration from Zakes Mda’s novel Cion and Maurice Ravel’s Boléro.

January 15—18 The Joyce in Chelsea

PROTOTYPE Festival: Cion (Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro)

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet

JAN 21-FEB 2

Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden & Desmond Richardson offer up programming that both provoke thought and entertain. Last seasons political stunner - WOKE - described as a “ physical reaction to the daily news” will return to the stage -set to music by Logic, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and others. In addition the company will present a new production of last seasons Bach 25, an athletic dynamic & celebratory Neo- Classical work.

JAN 21-FEB 2

Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden & Desmond Richardson offer up programming that both provoke thought and entertain. Last seasons political stunner - WOKE - described as a “ physical reaction to the daily news” will return to the stage -set to music by Logic, Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and others. In addition the company will present a new production of last seasons Bach 25, an athletic dynamic & celebratory Neo- Classical work.

January 21—February 2 The Joyce in Chelsea

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

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Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker

FEB 4-9

“A Brazilian revolution” (San Francisco Chronicle), Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker makes a long-awaited return with Cão Sem Plumas (Dog Without Feathers), an evocative performance inspired by João Cabral de Melo Neto’s poem of the same name. Winner of the international Prix Benois de la Danse, the work explores the Capibaribe River region in Northeast Brazil and the dry land and riverbed dwellers that water sustains.

FEB 4-9

“A Brazilian revolution” (San Francisco Chronicle), Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker makes a long-awaited return with Cão Sem Plumas (Dog Without Feathers), an evocative performance inspired by João Cabral de Melo Neto’s poem of the same name. Winner of the international Prix Benois de la Danse, the work explores the Capibaribe River region in Northeast Brazil and the dry land and riverbed dwellers that water sustains.

February 4—9 The Joyce in Chelsea

Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker

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Che Malambo

FEB 11-16

The show-stopping, foot-stomping all-male dance company Che Malambo brings rich Argentinian traditions and rigorous dancing to the Joyce stage for an exhilarating show that is perfect for the entire family. A dance form practiced by gauchos, or South American cowboys, Malambo developed in the 17th century from competitive duels that tested agility, strength, and dexterity.

FEB 11-16

The show-stopping, foot-stomping all-male dance company Che Malambo brings rich Argentinian traditions and rigorous dancing to the Joyce stage for an exhilarating show that is perfect for the entire family. A dance form practiced by gauchos, or South American cowboys, Malambo developed in the 17th century from competitive duels that tested agility, strength, and dexterity.

February 11—16 The Joyce in Chelsea

Che Malambo

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