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The Joyce Theater Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring Pacific Northwest Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and More

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The Joyce Theater Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring Pacific Northwest Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and More

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2014-2015 fall/winter season, launching September 9 with the New York premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's extravagant production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, danced by the magnificent dancers of the National Ballet of Canada at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

Ballet will also be highlighted throughout The Joyce's season in its landmark Chelsea home, with audience favorites like Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet on the roster. Especially exciting performances by principals and soloists from the renowned Royal Danish Ballet will follow the ever-delightful Les Ballets de Trockadero de Monte Carlo, returning for its bi-annual holiday engagement. Moving beyond ballet to contemporary dance, the season will include Complexions Dance Company, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Doug Varone and Dancers, and Parsons Dance, all of whom have danced on The Joyce stage for many years, and Russell Maliphant, who returns for the second time. Also on tap will be a shared week by the New York-based doug elkins choreography, etc. and BODYTRAFFiC, from Los Angeles. The season has an international focus, too, with the return of Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, from Spain, Nederlands Dans Theater 2, and the New York debut of Cia. Unión Tanguera, with roots in both Argentina and France. Closer to home, the New York-based American Dance Machine for the 21st Century will perform choreography from revered Broadway shows.

The following is a complete roster of companies who will be appearing at The Joyce Theater this fall and winter.

Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The National Ballet of Canada

David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center

September 9-14

Tuesday-Thursday 7:30pm; Friday 8pm; Saturday 2pm & 8pm; Sunday 2pm

Tickets are $35-$145 and can be arranged through DavidHKochTheater.com

or by calling 212-496-0600

Press Contact: Richard Kornberg & Associates, (212) 944-9444

The Joyce is thrilled to open its fall season with the National Ballet of Canada's performance of Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and to bring this astonishing piece to New York for the first time. Combining a "scenic spectacle of unprecedented extravagance" with "the extraordinary skill, versatility and spirit of the Canadian dancers" (Los Angeles Times), Wheeldon's interpretation of Lewis Carroll's immortal story is a true fantasia of dance. Experiencing this magnificent production on the Koch Theater stage is the perfect way to appreciate the startlingly beautiful sets and costumes by Tony Award winner Bob Crowley and the sublime score by the talented British composer Joby Talbot. Without doubt, this Alice is a brilliant theatrical gift. A co-production of The National Ballet of Canada and The Royal Ballet (UK). Cia. Unión Tanguera

Nuit Blanche

September 23-October 5

Tuesday-Wednesday 7:30pm; Thursday-Friday 8pm;

Saturday 2 & 8pm; Sunday 2pm

Dance Chat: Wednesday, October 1

Tickets: $10-$49 (Joyce Members $26-$37)

Press Contact: Richard Kornberg & Associates (212) 944-9444

Cia. Unión Tanguera, the celebrated French/Argentinean company, is an ensemble of extraordinary dancers and musicians who weave together sensuality and human emotion through the dance and music of contemporary and traditional Argentinean tango. Set to classic tango recordings and original compositions played live by a quartet of Buenos Aires' finest musicians, Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night) examines with humor the desires and fears that are revealed in the course of a late-night milonga. Supported by The R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.

Pacific Northwest Ballet

October 8-12

Wednesday 7:30pm; Thursday-Friday 8pm; Saturday 2pm & 8pm;

Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm

Dance Chat: Thursday, October 9

Tickets: $10-$59 (Joyce Members $26-$44)

Press Contact: Richard Kornberg & Associates, (212) 944-9444

Heralded for its artistic excellence and creativity, Pacific Northwest Ballet performs a sensational program that features the New York premieres of works by Christopher Wheeldon and Alejandro Cerrudo. Wheeldon's Tide Harmonic, an enchanting work performed by four couples, is set to a score for chamber orchestra of the same name by British composer Joby Talbot. Cerrudo's Memory Glow, a Joyce commission and the first piece that the choreographer has created for Pacific Northwest Ballet, is characterized by smooth, fluid movement that highlights the dancers' masterful technique.

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

October 15-19

Wednesday 7pm; Thursday-Friday 8pm; Saturday 2pm & 8pm;

Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm

Dance Chat: Thursday, October 16

Tickets: $10-$59 (Joyce Members $26-$44)

Press Contact: Janet Stapleton, (212) 633-0016

The internationally renowned Lar Lubovitch Dance Company follows its highly successful 45th anniversary season with the world premiere of a major new dance to be accompanied by live music. The company is uniformly praised for its supremely gifted dancers and its devotion to live music, and Lubovitch's dances are likewise famous for their musicality, rhapsodic style and sophisticated formal structures. "Lar Lubovitch's choreography is a thrilling sight...ravishing the eye...telling stories both complicated and mysterious." (The New Yorker). This new dance by one of America's master choreographers is supported in part by the National Dance Project.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

October 22-26

Wednesday-Saturday 8pm; Sunday 2pm

Dance Chat: Thursday, October 23

Tickets: $10-$59 (Joyce Members $26-$44)

Press Contact: Andre Bouchard, (970) 925-7175

For nearly two decades, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has created cutting-edge global choreography from a base in the American West. The company returns for a seventh Joyce season with its winning stable of dancers, a stellar choreographic roster, and an unwavering commitment to advancing the art form through its unique brand of contemporary ballet. ASFB's high-octane offerings-Cayetano Soto's evocative Beautiful Mistake, Ji?í Kylián's seminal and rarely performed Return to a Strange Land, and Nicolo Fonte's exuberant work, The Heart(s)pace, promise a program of compelling and innovative dance.

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca

Noche Flamenca y Antigona

October 29-November 9

Tuesday (Nov 4 only)-Wednesday 7:30pm; Thursday-Friday 8pm;

Saturday 2pm & 8pm; Sunday 2pm

Sunday (Nov 2 only) 7:30pm

Dance Chat: Thursday, October 30

Tickets: $10-$59 (Joyce Members $26-$44)

Press Contact: Richard Kornberg & Associates, (212) 944-9444

Following well-deserved critical accolades for her previous Joyce seasons, Soledad Barrio and her astounding company, Noche Flamenca, come back with Noche Flamenca y Antigona, featuring a night of flamenco with excerpts from Sophocles' tragic tale. Again the company performs to live music, propelling the dancers to an incredible height of drama that "goes straight for the expressive tension that seems to be at flamenco's very heart" (The New York Times) and elicits cheers from sold out houses of loyal fans. Supported by The R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century

November 11-16

Tuesday-Wednesday 7:30pm; Thursday-Friday 8pm;

Saturday 2pm & 8pm; Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm

Dance Chat: Wednesday, November 12

Family Matinee: Saturday, November 15 2pm

Tickets: $10-$59 (Joyce Members $26-$44)

Press Contact: Helene Davis Public Relations, (212) 354-7436

A living archive of musical theater dance, American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) was founded by Artistic Producer Nikki Feirt Atkins. With Margo Sappington as Artistic Director, to date ADM21 has reconstructed original choreography from such revered musicals as Contact, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Big Deal, and Promises, Promises. On tap for its Joyce debut is an enchanting program featuring live music and special guest stars who will present the best of classic show-stopping musical theater dance.

Complexions Dance Company

November 18-30

Tuesday-Wednesday 7:30pm; Thursday 7pm; Friday 8pm

Saturday 2pm & 8pm; Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm

Dance Chat: Wednesday, November 19

Gala: Thursday, November 20

For Tickets: 212-777-7771

No performance on Thanksgiving, Nov 27

Tickets: $10-$59 (Joyce Members $26-$44)

Press Contact: TBD

Featuring choreography by Dwight Rhoden that "grabs the viewer by the eyeballs and refuses to let go" (Dance Magazine), Complexions celebrates its 20th Anniversary season by showcasing the diversity of its repertory and the brilliance of its artists. On a program of repertory favorites and premieres, Artistic Directors Rhoden and Desmond Richardson salute the company's inaugural 1994 performance with appearances by special guest artists, including the phenomenal Desmond Richardson. Highlights include the premiere of Rhoden's The Groove, set to the music of legendary New Orleans jazz musician Terence Blanchard, and Rhoden classics like Hissy Fits and Ave Maria. Completing the program are Surface, the 2008 work by Jae Man Joo, a new work by Marcelo Gomez, and the ballet Duo by William Forsythe.

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