Due to international delays with the arrival of the company’s freight and production equipment, The Joyce Theater has made the difficult decision to cancel the opening night performance of Compañía Nacional de Danza on Tuesday, April 12 only.
The remaining performances from April 13 through 17 are scheduled to continue as planned. For more information, click here.
Founded in 1979, Compañía Nacional de Danza, currently under the artistic direction of former New York City Ballet principal Joaquin De Luz, makes its Joyce debut with Carmen, a new reimagining by award-winning choreographer Johan Inger. Set to the beloved music of Georges Bizet, arranged by Rodion Shchedrin, and the original score signed by Marc Álvarez, Inger’s Carmen strips the classic tale down to its mythic and universal elements of passion and revenge. Returning to the source novel by Prosper Mérimée for inspiration, Inger frames the action through the eyes of a child, re-examining the characters through a contemporary lens.
Curtain Chat: Wed, Apr 13
Moderated by Wendy Perron, featuring Artistic Director Joaquín de Luz and Principal Dancers Alessandro Riga and Kayoko Everhart
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.
The Joyce is requiring audiences to be fully vaccinated and to wear masks at performances. Click here for our full health & safety protocols.
The Joyce’s presentation of Compañía Nacional de Danza is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Compañía Nacional de Danza is the 2021 recipient of The Joyce Theater’s Rudolf Nureyev Prize for New Dance. Generous support for The Joyce's presentation of work by Swedish choreographers provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes including one 15-minute intermission.