WORKING WOMEN, PILOBOLUS and More Set for The Joyce Theater's 2013 Spring/Summer Season


The Joyce Theater announced the programming for its 2013 Spring/Summer Season featuring extraordinary international companies, including two festivals, one focusing on Nordic dance and the other on American ballet choreographers.

The season opens with an exciting week shared by Séan Curran Company and Working Women, a showcase highlighting the diverse talents of female choreographers. Ice Hot,a two-week festival devoted to Nordic dance, will feature Tero Saarinen Company, Danish Dance Theatre, and Carte Blanche, three of the hottest contemporary companies performing today. Speaking of contemporary companies, the acclaimed Hubbard Street Dance Chicago appears as well. An eclectic mix of New York-based companies - Buglisi Dance Theatre, Martha Graham Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, and RIOULT Dance NY, all of whom have appeared often at The Joyce, is on the roster, along with audience favorites Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, DanceBrazil, Stephen Petronio Company, and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will take the Joyce stage, and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, also celebrating its 30th anniversary, is on tap, too. Khmer Arts Ensemble, the renowned Cambodian troupe, will appear in a stunning production set to a mesmerizing percussive score. The season heads into summer with the return of Ballet Tech's fun-filled Kids Dance and performances by the astounding Savion Glover before Pilobolus comes back for its four-week run. Late August features Ballet v6.0, a new festival recognizing choreographers who are creating work outside the traditional large ballet company milieu.

Following is a complete roster of companies who will be appearing at The Joyce Theater during the 2013 spring and summer season.

Seán Curran COMPANY &
January 29 - February 3

Seán Curran Company
Tue 7:30pm; Thu 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm
Dance Chat: Thu, Jan 31
Tickets: $10-$39 (Joyce members: $10-$29)

Acclaimed for his wit, ingenuity, and uncanny physical humor, Seán Curran began his career as a champion Irish step dancer, went on to become a leading dancer (and Bessie Award winner) with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and later became a STOMP! cast member. For its 15th Anniversary season, the company arrives at The Joyce with two New York City premieres. Fireweather, set to "The Mission of Virgil," a Charles Wuorinen score for two pianos inspired by Dante's Inferno, is informed both by the literary roots of the music and by visual art, ranging from the vibrant watercolors of William Blake to the grotesque engravings of Gustave Doré. The second premiere, Left Exit, examines spirituality, faith, and religion and includes recorded spoken word drawn from texts that illuminate the clash between secular reasoning and organized religion.

Working Women
Wed 7:30pm; Fri 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
Dance Chat: Fri, Feb 1
Tickets: $10-$39 (Joyce members: $10-$29)

Working Women, the spectacular one-night only concert from last summer's Gotham Dance Festival, returns to The Joyce for an expanded four-performance run that features pieces created by some of America's most intriguing and beloved female choreographers.

Presented by Gotham Arts Exchange, the program features new works and audience favorites by Kate Weare (The Light Has Not The Arms to Carry Us); Camille A. Brown (solo from Mr. Tol E. Rance); Carolyn Dorfman (Keystone); Monica Bill Barnes (Luster); and a special performance of Janis Brenner's Contents May Have Shifted, performed by Holly Farmer. Also on tap--world premieres by Loni Landon, Jane Comfort, and Carmen DeLavallade.

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