Parsons Dance to Play Two-Week Engagement at The Joyce, 1/14-26

Parsons Dance, under the artistic direction of acclaimed choreographer David Parsons, will play a celebratory two-week engagement, marking the company's 30th Anniversary season, at The Joyce Theater from January 14 - 26. The season will include the world premiere of Parsons' The Introduction, along with audience favorites from the company's repertoire, such as Nascimento Novo, The Envelope and, of course, Caught. Also seen this engagement will be Robert Battle's The Hunt and, for the special opening night performance only, an excerpt from Paul Taylor's Cloven Kingdom, performed by members of Paul Taylor Dance Company. Tickets, priced from $10 - $59 ($26 - $44 for Joyce members), can be purchased by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or via the internet at The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (@ 19th street) in Chelsea.

Parsons Dance brings its blend of athleticism, stunning ensemble work and pure joy to the stage for performances of high-energy dance. The program, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of entertaining and enlightening audiences everywhere, includes the world premiere of David Parsons The Introduction, set to a new score by renowned cellist and composer Rubin Kodheli. The season also includes Nascimento Novo, with music by South American legend Milton Nascimento and Caught, the stroboscopic masterwork that continues to wow audiences around the world. Additionally, the company will perform The Hunt, by former Parsons dancer and current artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Robert Battle. Back by popular demand is the Parsons Dance family matinee. This year, the company will present four family matinees at The Joyce, offering audiences kid-friendly repertory and an opportunity for fans (young and old) to meet the dancers. These family matinees will be Saturday, January 18 and 25 at 2pm and Sunday, January 19 and 26 at 1pm.

More On: David Parsons, The Joyce Theater, Robert Battle, Paul Taylor, Dance Company, Rubin Kodheli.

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