“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 singer/songwriter Crystal Monee Hall, percussionist Keisel Jimenez, pianist Anibal Cesar Cruz, 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
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.
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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.