Joyce Theater

Batsheva Dance Company

FEB 28-MAR 12
Widely recognized as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies, Batsheva Dance Company returns to The Joyce Theater with Hora, choreographed by Ohad Naharin. “A green, disquieting, and hauntingly beautiful world,” Hora is simultaneously primordial and futuristic. Moving bodies create an emergent folklore and embody the beauty of the struggle to distinguish oneself amongst a collective. With music arranged by electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita, Hora places the audience between the familiar and the foreign. 

Parsons Dance

MAR 15-26
After nearly three decades of annual appearances, Parsons Dance heads back to The Joyce with two world premieres showcasing the company’s extraordinary power to engage audiences through music that provides compelling backgrounds for the dancers’ skilled movement. Highlighting this season’s program is a new David Parsons work performed to music by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bill Withers and a piece created by Rena Butler set to a driving soundscape by composer Darryl J. Hoffman. Parsons fans will also be treated to beloved repertory classics.

Atamira Dance Company

MAR 29-APR 2
Atamira Dance Company creates works shaped by the cultural identity of their land to uplift indigenous world views through dance. In their Joyce debut, the company brings Te Wheke, which calls forth The Octopus, a powerful, mythological symbol for Oceanic peoples. Inspired by a Māori model of hauora (well-being) which frames the choreographic structure of solo and ensemble work, eight dancers and eight choreographic practitioners, tuakana (senior) and teina (emerging), journey into the esoteric and universal dimensions of humanity. 

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham

APR 4-9
Contemporary dance company A.I.M by Kyle Abraham is celebrated as “one of the most consistently excellent troupes working today” (The New York Times).  Led by MacArthur Genius Kyle Abraham, A.I.M returns to The Joyce with a repertory program that shows his brilliance as an Artistic Director constantly innovating the industry. Abraham will serve his signature postmodern gumbo – a unique blend of modern dance styles ranging from ballet to hip hop, seasoned with human stories and social commentary, that is fueling a new movement in the dance world. This incomparable ensemble will perform Our Indigo: If We Were A Love Song, a dance exploration of love set to a soul-stirring Nina Simone soundtrack. This program features the New York Company premiere of Bebe Miller’s legendary solo Rain. Audiences will also enjoy the world premiere of Uproot: love and legacy by A.I.M alum and Princess Grace Award winning choreographer Maleek Washington. Don’t miss this dynamic mix of dance performances that masterfully showcases the range, grace, and power of A.I.M by Kyle Abraham.

Vuyani Dance Theatre

APR 12-16
Physically charged and visually striking, Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Boléro is a powerful work featuring live singing, choreographed by South African star Gregory Vuyani Maqoma. Set in a graveyard filled with the haunting music of Isicathamiya singers—an a cappella style originating from the Zulu people—the production draws inspiration from Zakes Mda’s novel Cion and Maurice Ravel’s Boléro. In Maqoma’s words, the show is “a lament, a requiem required to awaken a part of us, the connection to the departed souls.”

Martha Graham Dance Company

APR 18-30
The Martha Graham Dance Company returns to The Joyce as “spellbinding and prescient as ever” (The New York Times), with Graham classics framed by an incredible array of new works. The Company performs world premieres by Baye & Asa and Annie Rigney, alongside Hofesh Shechter’s high-energy CAVE. A new generation of choreographers re-envisions Graham's innovations in the mesmerizing Canticle for Innocent Comedians from lead choreographer Sonya Tayeh with Yue Yin, Jenn Freeman, Micaela Taylor, Juliano Nunes, Alleyne Dance, and Robert Cohan, all performed to the heralded new score by jazz great Jason Moran. With their stunning mid-century sets by Isamu Noguchi, Graham’s masterworks Cave of the Heart and Embattled Garden return to the stage. Her earliest comedy, Every Soul is a Circus, and her compelling modernist ritual, Dark Meadow Suite, round out the programming.

Trisha Brown Dance Company

MAY 2-7
Trisha Brown Dance Company returns with a program that pays homage to Brown’s collaborations with composer Alvin Curran. For M.G.: The Movie (1991) is a haunting memorial to Michel Guy, the French Minister of Culture and first director of the annual Festival d’Automne à Paris. The guiding principles for this choreography are enigma and time - not measured time - but the perception of time and its inconsistency. Also featuring Curran’s music is Brown's Rogues (2011). A poignant study in rhythm, timing, and kinesthetic transmission, the work marks a return to Brown’s exploration of unembellished physicality. In celebration of Brown's dynamic legacy, the company will also present its first choreographic commission, Let’s talk about bleeding, an original work by Cuban-born artist Judith Sánchez Ruíz with musical direction and composition by Adonis Gonzalez. Made in collaboration with the performers of Trisha Brown Dance Company, Let's talk about bleeding places Brown's body of work in dialogue with contemporary artistic voices.

Gibney Company

MAY 17-21
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.

Dada Masilo

MAY 23-28
In The Sacrifice, South African choreographer Dada Masilo embodies the rituals of Tswana dance in a work inspired by composer Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” Masilo expands upon the concept of sacrifice, building a unique narrative by fusing ballet with modern and traditional dance to reimagine classic tales. The traditional dance of Botswana, Tswana dance is both rhythmic and expressive, rooted in storytelling and healing practices—a fertile base on which Masilo expertly melds disparate styles. 


MAY 31-JUN 4
GALLIM returns to The Joyce with a dynamic bill celebrating a 15-year prolific period of Artistic Director and Founder, Andrea Miller’s expansive, boundary-blurring, interdisciplinary work. Music pulsates throughout the program with newest works, FROM and Sama, to the intoxicating tracks of Nicolas Jaar and Duets for Jim to the hallowed songs of music legend, Sade. Miller’s much anticipated World Premiere for the "King of Krump," Brian "HallowDreamz" Henry, marks a new collaboration between two mavericks of movement invention.

New works and long time favorites all share Miller and GALLIM’s embodiment of the elemental and sensual appearing in the glow and shadows of live performance and its alchemy.

Additional guest artists and creatives to be announced.

Ballet Tech Kids Dance

JUN 8-11
The New York Times said “The Kids are Still Alright” after last year’s joyful return of Kids Dance at The Joyce, under the leadership of new Artistic Director Dionne Figgins. This year, Kids Dance will return with a celebration of dance as a unifying force in American culture. The program will feature Eliot Feld’s A Yankee Doodle, his rousing ode to the American spirit. Additional works will celebrate American music and pay homage to American choreographers, showcasing the breadth of dance - from modern to tap to ballet. And as always, there'll be a few special treats that Joyce audiences won’t want to miss! Kids Dance 2023 will surely unite us through the power of dance.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

JUN 13-18
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana brings its unmistakable energy back to The Joyce with El Cuadragésimo (pronounced: kua·dra·he·si·mo), a celebración of forty years of carrying forward a storied legacy of flamenco in the United States. Highlighting the full spectrum of flamenco aesthetics, the company celebrates the traditional and the modern, with live music providing the energetic backdrop. The work features excerpts from last season’s FRONTERAS, “an uncommonly deft balancing of the individual and the group in flamenco, and solid entertainment to boot” (The New York Times). Special guest appearances will be made by flamenco luminaries Andrés Peña and Maria Bermudez, who have performed with the Company over the past 40 years.