Joyce Theater

Performance Cancellation

While our vaccine protocols and negative PCR testing allowed us to safely move forward with previous performances this season, break-through COVID-19 cases were detected this week in Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic.

In prioritizing the health and safety of our audiences, staff, and performers, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic from Tuesday, January 4-9, 2022 to a date that has yet to be decided

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In lieu of live performances, we are happy to offer on-demand streaming of Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic from Friday, January 7 at 6pm ET through Sunday, January 23 at 11:59pm ET. For more information, visit here.


“A tap dancer and choreographer of extraordinary depth” (The New York Times), Ayodele Casel captures the spark of connection and creation in her latest work, Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic. Directed by Torya Beard, a long-time collaborator and Creative Director for Casel’s 2019 unanimously-praised Joyce debut, the work “fully taps into tap dance’s expressive and athletic potential and stretches the boundaries of the form” (The Harvard Crimson).

Awarded “Outstanding Production” for the 2021 Bessie Awards, Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic is “an inspiring celebration of life...and exactly what an audience finally attending live performances again needs to lift its spirits.”

In its premiere for live audiences in New York City, the work features performances by Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist Arturo O'Farrill, singer/songwriter Crystal Monee Hall, percussionist Keisel Jimenez, and tap artists Amanda Castro, Kurt Csolak, Naomi Funaki, John Manzari, Anthony Morigerato, and Dre Torres.

Curtain Chat: Wed, Jan 5

Family Matinee: Sat, Jan 8 at 2pm

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Please plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your performance time to allow for vaccination checks, security screenings, and ticket pick up.

Health & Safety Protocols

The Joyce is requiring audiences to be fully vaccinated and to wear masks at performances. Click here for our full health & safety protocols.

Funding Credits

Underwriting support for The Joyce's presentation of Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic provided by Deborah and Charles Adelman.

Live Music for Dance Sponsor: Jody and John Arnhold.

Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $10!

Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.

Running Time

Approximately one hour with no intermission

January 4—9 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic

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