Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Tue Jul 9 - Sun Jul 14

Smuin Contemporary Ballet expands the boundaries of ballet with a contemporary style influenced by the company's late founder, Tony Award-winner Michael Smuin. The company returns to The Joyce with the New York premiere of Val Caniparoli’s Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (2014), “an exacting neoclassical ballet that shows off the company's chops” (San Francisco Chronicle). Choreographer James Kudelka's The Man in Black (2010) is a searing quartet set to music covers by Johnny Cash. Closing the program is a stirring work by Smuin’s incoming Artistic Director Amy Seiwert. Featuring music by the Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Seiwert’s Renaissance (2019) honors the power of collective action. 

Special Performances

Curtain Chat: Wed, Jul 10