Experience some of the best dance across the country with The Joyce Theater's sixth annual American Dance Platform, dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.
Curated by Renae Williams Niles, the Chief Content and Engagement Officer at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, this year’s American Dance Platform program features performances by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Collage Dance Collective, Robert Moses’ KIN, COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet, The TL Collective, and DIAVOLO.
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Los Angeles-based Micaela Taylor and her company The TL Collective are known for their fusion of contemporary dance and theatrical hip-hop, including elements of groove accompanied by high-level athleticism. Micaela was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” and has most recently been commissioned by BODYTRAFFIC, Carlos Acosta’s Acosta Danza, and London’s Rambert2, among others. The TL Collective has received rave reviews from coast to coast and in addition to their New York City and Fall for Dance Debut, the company recently and a home season at the Wallis Annenberg in Beverly Hills and will tour nationally for the 21/22 season. The company has received recent commissions from The Vilar Performing Arts Center, The Getty Museum, and a commission from American Dance Festival.
DIAVOLO | Architecture In Motion® is a creative movement production company that explores innovation by creating unique live, cinematic, digital, and media experiences. Using custom-made architectural structures, DIAVOLO combines storytelling and movement with the goal of restoring one’s mental, physical and emotional strengths. In S.O.S Signs of Strength, the Company retraces the epic journey of a group of soldiers advancing through a landscape of battlegrounds, revealing how they face danger and meet adversity through individual feats of strength and resilience, an find unity and a common sense of belonging that gives meaning to their personal sacrifice for their service to the greater good. In the quintessential “no-holds-barred” style of DIAVOLO, the piece is performed by an extraordinary cast of actual military veterans and dancers, and built on architectural structures that create a surrealistic setting for powerful storytelling.
Major support for The Joyce’s presentation of the American Dance Platform was provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.