May 17—21 The Joyce in Chelsea
Following its triumphant debut at The Joyce last season, New York's Gibney Company returns with a powerful program featuring a world premiere; a hardcore minimalist work from Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar; and Johan Inger's ode to the joy of dance, Bliss. Co-artistic directors of Vancouver's Out Innerspace Dance Theatre, Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond make their U.S. debut with a new work commissioned for Gibney Company. Through video and light design, Ghost Town gives rise to a hauntingly beautiful world where time is rendered habitable. Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar's SARA is a minimalist work that manages to be gentle, hardcore, and old fashioned all at the same time. Rounding out the program, Johan Inger's Bliss is set to jazz pianist Keith Jarrett's legendary Köln Concert, which is regarded by many to be the epitome of virtuoso improvisation. Inger translates the essence of Jarrett's iconic music into dance that evokes a state of bliss for audience and dancers alike. An original score by Oscar-nominated composer Ryan Lott of Son Lux provides a sonic thread that ties all three works together.
Curtain Chat: Thu, May 18
The Joyce Theater has lifted vaccination requirements. In effect March 27, 2023, masks will be optional. Click here for our full health & safety protocols.
Approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes including one intermission