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

January 29
12:30 2013

CEDAR LAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET
May 7 - 12
Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat at 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
Dance Chat: Wed, May 8
Tickets: $10-$59 (Joyce members: $10-$44)

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet's Joyce season features works by three of today's most influential dance creators. Iconic choreographer and former Nederlands Dans Theater Artistic Director Ji?í Kylián opens the program with Indigo Rose, a dazzling showcase for the risk-taking Cedar Lake dancers. Crystal Pite, the Frankfurt-based Canadian choreographer, follows with Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, and to conclude the evening, the company presents a New York premiere by provocative Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis. Indigo Rose contains partial nudity.

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO
May 14 - 26
Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm
Dance Chat: Wed, May 15
Tickets: $10-$59 (Joyce members: $10-$44)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to The Joyce with all the exuberant, athletic, and innovative technique that has contributed to its reputation as one of the country's leading contemporary dance companies. The company's Joyce season will consist of two programs and will feature works by some of the most important choreographers on the international scene-- Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, and Aszure Barton. Audiences will also have the chance to see Recall, a Joyce commission created by former Hubbard Street dancer Robyn Mineko Williams.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
May 29 - June 2
Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat at 2pm & 8pm; Sun at 2pm & 7:30pm
Family Matinee: Sat, Jun 1 at 2pm
Tickets: $10-$49 (Joyce members: $10-$37)

In celebration of its 30th Anniversary season, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, the only USA/NYC based flamenco company to reach such a milestone, comes to The Joyce with a program featuring the finest dancers and musicians from New York and Spain. The artists perform company co-founder Roberto Lorca's signature work Luz y Sombra. Also on the program-new works by the vibrant flamenco dancer and choreographer Angel Muñoz.

RIOULT Dance NY
June 4 - 9
Tue 7:30pm; Wed 7pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm
Tickets: $10-$49 (Joyce members: $10-$37)

RIOULT Dance NY's return to The Joyce features a world premiere set to live music by Michael Torke. This internationally acclaimed American modern dance company continues to captivate audiences with Pascal Rioult's compelling choreography and his dancers' extraordinary technique. Also on the program, Prelude to Night, a surreal journey through time and space; the shimmering On Distant Shores; and Rioult's signature work, Bolero.

BALLET TECH
Kids Dance
June 13-16
Thu 8pm; Fri 7pm; Sat 2pm & 7pm; Sun at 12pm & 5pm
Tickets: $10-$59 (Joyce members: $10-$44)

The kids are back! Ballet Tech's Kids Dance returns to the stage with Eliot Feld's newest ballet, UPSIDE DANCE. Featuring thirty-seven crazy, wonderful dancing kids from the Ballet Tech school, UPSIDE DANCE will charm you and then some. These amazing ragamuffins will also dance the exuberant Meshugana Dance and the fabulous A Stair Dance, and special guest Wei-Chia Su will perform Zeppo, an intermission in three acts inspired by the Marx brother nobody knows. So grab the kids and the in-laws and thrill to the pizzazz of dancing kids. The June 13th opening night Gala will celebrate and support the Ballet Tech school, with four solos by Eliot Feld - three of them new - and, of course, dancing from the kids. Tiler Peck* will revive the 1976 Impromptu, Wu-Kang Chen will premiere One Dances, Kaitlyn Gilliland will dance the premiere of Inwit, and Wei-Chia Su will premiere the second act of Zeppo, an intermission in three acts. *Tiler Peck appears courtesy of New York City Ballet.

Savion Glover
June 18 - July 6
Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat at 2pm & 8pm; Sun at 2pm & 7:30pm
(No performance on July 4)
Tickets: $10-$59 (Joyce members: $10-$44)

Under the direction of Savion Glover, Savion Glover's STePz is another exuberant celebration of tap dance to sound and sound to dance. In this production, Mr. Glover and his ensemble of dancers (TLHS) take tap dance to new heights while fusing traditional music selections of the past with his self-proclaimed tap style and energy of the future. The production demonstrates Mr. Glover's incredible ability to perform the complexities of jazz phrasing--both bass line and melody--as well as wild improvisations-- structure and deconstruction--from departure to return. This season, Savion Glover's STePz will again give Joyce audiences the opportunity to experience the versatility and virtuoso of Savion Glover's genius as a tap master.

PILOBOLUS
July 9 - August 4
Mon-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 2pm (August 4 only); No performance Monday July 8
Tickets: $10-$59 (Joyce members: $10-$44)

Pilobolus presents two new and exciting works for the upcoming season. The first premiere is a collaboration with music video director and choreographer Trish Sie, whose most recent work with Pilobolus, Skyscrapers - a quick-change color tango - was one of last summer's hits. The second premiere promises further frontiers as the company collaborates with masters in the field of illusion. The season also features many favorite works from the company's more than forty years of inventive repertory.

BALLET v6.0
August 6 - 17
Tickets: $10-$39 (Joyce members: $10-$29)

The Joyce has designed this ballet festival to recognize the many dancers and choreographers who are creating work outside the traditional large company milieu and are forming their own small companies. Featured are companies from across the US, whose work represents a range of ballet styles, from neo classical to contemporary.

BalletX
August 6 & 7 at 7:30pm

BalletX unites world-class choreographers and dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. The vision of its award-winning founders and artistic directors, Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. Evidenced by the company's repertoire of over thirty world premieres, BalletX is committed to bringing The Combined visions of nationally and internationally renowned artists to life and to cultivating a collective appetite for bold new dance.

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater
August 8, August 10 at 8pm

Launched by Dominic Walsh, a Houston Ballet principal dancer for over a decade, the company presents innovative works that entertain audiences with visual stunning performances. The program for its Joyce debut features Camille Claudel, inspired by the tragic life of the brilliant 19th century sculptor, and appropriately constructed from a movement vocabulary that speaks of an emotion or state of being captured and maintained in stillness for deeper observation and absorption.

Company C Contemporary Ballet
August 9 at 8pm; August 10 at 2pm

Company C Contemporary Ballet, praised for its "thrilling...high velocity dancing" (San Francisco Chronicle), makes its Joyce debut with a program full of fresh, innovative choreography that embodies the athletic prowess, emotion, intelligence, and humor that have kept it at the forefront of Bay Area performing arts for over a decade. Under artistic director Charles Anderson, a former New York City Ballet dancer, the company will present a program featuring works commissioned for its 2013 season, including works by Brian Reader and Patrick Corbin, that will be performed for the first time in New York.

Whim W'Him
August 12 & 13 at 7:30pm

Founded in 2009 by former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Oliver Wevers, Whim W'Him is a Seattle-based company that describes itself as both "entirely classic and entirely now." For its Joyce debut, the company performs Flower Festival, a re-working of the pas de deux from August Bournonville's 1842 ballet Flower Festival in Genzano, in which Wevers replaces the original male/female dancers and peasant costumes with two men in business suits. The result is neither mockery or parody, but a slightly funny and oddly touching transition of the old into the new. The program also includes Monster, a piece consisting of three duets that explore the inherent monstrosity of society, addiction, and relationships.

Satellite Ballet and Collective
August 14 at 7:30pm; August 15 at 8pm

A marvelous fusion of art forms, the Satellite Ballet and Collective makes its Joyce debut with an evening of works that honor its commitment to complete collaboration. Satellite Ballet and Collective combines sensually athletic dancers from the New York City Ballet with intimately personal choreography, high intensity multimedia graphics and melodic live music. In each work, a group of seven artists, including emerging choreographer Troy Schumacher, multimedia artist Kevin Draper, post classical composer Nick Jaina, photographer Lora Roberts and Dramaturge Nathan Langston present an honest and compelling experience.

Jessica Lang Dance
August 16 & 17 at 8pm

Having created over 75 works for ballet and modern companies in the last thirteen years, choreographer Jessica Lang's own contemporary ballet company makes its Joyce debut with a diverse program showcasing Lang's acclaimed talent for seamlessly incorporating striking design elements into her emotionally engaging work. Live music adds a rich layer to the first of two NY premieres, From Foreign Lands and People, an elegant, comical ballet set to Schumann's Kinderszenen Opus 15, while i.n.k. incorporates visual artist Shinichi Maruyama's video projections and an original score created from liquid sounds by Jakub Ciupinski.

DANCE CHATS: The Joyce Theater holds free post-performance dialogues with artistic directors and/or company members following the performance on the first Wednesday of each company's engagement unless otherwise noted. These dialogues are open to all audience members attending that evening's performance.

FAMILY MATINEES: Created to help build dance audiences for the future, The Joyce's popular family-oriented performance series will return this spring/summer with three family-friendly matinees, each followed by a special chance to meet the artists. Kids' tickets are only $10. Children who see two of the three family matinees automatically become Joyce Junior Members and save 40% on the price of their tickets ($10 reduced to $6). Children, ages 6-14, must be accompanied by an adult (maximum four kids to one grownup). Joyce Junior Members get a special "Backstage-at-the-Joyce" tour, a T-shirt and gift coupons.

This spring/summer season's Family Matinee series is as follows (Kids - ages 6-14 - must be accompanied by an adult):
§ Khmer Arts Academy - Saturday, April 14 at 2pm
§ Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana - Saturday, June 1 at 2pm

DANCE TALKS: The Joyce Theater will continue its popular "Dance Talks" during the upcoming season. These conversations between artists and audiences - moderated by dance scholars, writers, artists and other experts in the field - provide an informal, but in-depth examination of issues shaping dance today.

The following are scheduled for the 2013 Spring/Summer Season:
Ice Hot: Tero Saarinen - February 25
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company - March 10
Khmer Arts Academy - April 1

"Dance Talks" are free and take place at DANY Studios (305 West 38th Street at 8th Avenue). Reservations are required and can be arranged by calling (646) 792-8377.

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, has proudly served the dance community and its audiences since 1982. The founders, Cora Cahan and Eliot Feld, acquired and renovated the Elgin Theater in Chelsea, which opened as The Joyce Theater in 1982. The Joyce is named in honor of Joyce Mertz, beloved daughter of LuEsther T. Mertz. It was LuEsther's clear, undaunted vision and abundant generosity that made it imaginable and ultimately possible to establish the theater. One of the only theaters built by dancers for dance, The Joyce Theater has provided an intimate and elegant New York home for more than 300 domestic and international companies. The Joyce has also commissioned more than 130 new dances since 1992. In 1996, The Joyce created Joyce SoHo, a dance center providing highly subsidized rehearsal and performance space to hundreds of dance artists. New York City public school students and teachers annually benefit from The Joyce's Dance Education Program, and adult audiences get closer to dance through pre-engagement Dance Talks and post-performance "Dance Chat" discussions. The Joyce Theater now features an annual season of approximately 48 weeks with over 340 performances for audiences in excess of 135,000.

To become a Joyce Member, ticket buyers simply purchase tickets to four different companies at the same time and they automatically save 25% on tickets (not applicable for $10 or $19 tickets). Joyce Members are entitled to the 25% discount on additional tickets purchased throughout the season - until August 2013. For more information on becoming a Joyce Member, visit www.Joyce.org or call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Single ticket prices range from $10-$59. Tickets can be purchased by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800, in person at the Box Office (Monday - Friday 12-6pm), or online by visiting www.Joyce.org. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street).


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