“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, Chasing Magic. Directed by Torya Beard, a long-time collaborator and Creative Director for Casel’s 2019 unanimously-praised Joyce debut, Chasing Magic explores the magic of both tap dance and daily life.
Welcoming old and new musical collaborators into the mix, Chasing Magic is “a celebratory display of artistic encounters: How, after a lost year, they remain right where you left them.” Returning to The Joyce for in-person performances after a successful virtual run, the work features performances by acclaimed jazz musician Arturo O'Farrill, singer/songwriter Crystal Monee Hall, percussionist Keisel Jimenez, pianist Anibal César Cruz, and tap artists Jared Alexander, Amanda Castro, Naomi Funaki, Quynn Johnson,Sean Kaminski, and Dre Torres.
Curtain Chat: Thu, Nov 3
The Joyce Theater has lifted vaccination requirements. Masks will continue to be required at all times for visitors inside the theater, including performances. Click here for our full health & safety protocols.
Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic provided by Deborah & Charles Adelman.
Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission