The Joyce Theater News

Mark Morris Dance Teams with CBA for Accompaniment Training ProgramMark Morris Dance Teams with CBA for Accompaniment Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) in partnership with The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University (CBA) will launch the Mark Morris Dance Accompaniment Training Program, a new, innovative program to train and provide practical experience for dance accompanists. (more...)

Casting Announced for The Joyce Theater's Presentation of THE JOFFREY BALLETCasting Announced for The Joyce Theater's Presentation of THE JOFFREY BALLET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Linda Shelton, Executive Director, announced today casting for the highly-anticipated NYC return of one of the world's most renowned ballet companies, The Joffrey Ballet, including the New York premiere of its critically acclaimed production of Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo & Juliet at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater fromMarch 29 - April 2, with a special gala performance benefiting The Joyce Theater on March 30featuring a mix-billed program including the New York premieres of Yuri Possokhov's Bells andMyles Thatcher's Body of Your Dreams. (more...)

Additional Instructors Announces For Two Week IJ Summer Ballet IntensiveAdditional Instructors Announces For Two Week IJ Summer Ballet Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Following the announcement earlier this year of the inaugural season of the IJ Summer Ballet Intensive, founders Irina Paradnaya and Jared G. Lillyhave announced additional instructors - repetiteurs - rounding out what is sure to be an extraordinary opportunity for advanced students and aspiring professionals to learn and perform roles from the classical ballet repertory of the Bolshoi Ballet, the world's most acclaimed ballet company.  (more...)

The Washington Ballet Announces Participation In JFK CENTENNIAL WEEK, 5/23-29The Washington Ballet Announces Participation In JFK CENTENNIAL WEEK, 5/23-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Artistic Director Julie Kent is pleased to announce participation in The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts JFK Centennial Week. (more...)

ODC Theater Announces 2017 SeasonODC Theater Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

ODC, the most active center for contemporary dance on the West Coast, has announced the program for its 2017 Theater Season. Highlights include world premieres by David Gordon, FACT/SF, Monique Jenkinson, tinypistol, Laura Elaine Ellis and Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts, and West Coast premieres by Kate Weare Company and The Foundry. Additional season highlights include remounts of seminal works by Joanna Haigood and RAWdance. (more...)

Choreographer Bianca Falco Aims to Raise Awareness of Italian Environmental DisasterChoreographer Bianca Falco Aims to Raise Awareness of Italian Environmental Disaster
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

'Terra dei Fuochi / Land of Fires' is an environmental performance project blending modern dance, music and documentary theater to tell the story of Campania Felix, an area in Italy north of Naples that suffered devastating loss of life due to a scandal-ridden toxic waste disaster.  The piece is a three-person dance with multimedia drawn largely from life stories of mothers in the region whose children 'have become angels too quickly.' Accompanying the performance will be a booth providing information about Campania Felix and how it can be compared to others around the world. The aim is to provide further education in the increasing land and water contamination issues facing our global community. This world premiere is choreographed and directed and by Bianca Falco (Napoli, Campania - NYC) and composed by Alberto Falco (Napoli, Campania).  La MaMa will present the work's world premiere March 23 to April 2 in its First Floor Theater, 74A East Fourth Street. (more...)

BWW Review: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Thrives Anew in 2017BWW Review: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Thrives Anew in 2017
by Sondra Forsyth - Feb 21, 2017

The venerable Martha Graham Dance Company, founded 91 years ago in 1926, is thriving anew after getting past protracted legal battles following modern dance pioneer Graham's death and coping with the loss of historical material during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Much of the credit for the success of the current iteration of the troupe goes to Janet Eilber, a former Graham principal who has been at the helm as Artistic Director since 2005. She has instituted a policy of not only presenting Graham's classics but also commissioning fresh visions from today's finest choreographers. (more...)

Joyce Theater Presents SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY, 3/7-12Joyce Theater Presents SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY, 3/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to welcome back to its stage Australia's hottest ticket in contemporary dance, Sydney Dance Company, in a mixed bill program featuring three New York premieres showcasing the company's strong, athletic contemporary style from March 7 - 12. (more...)

Arthur Pita's STEPMOTHER/STEPFATHER London Premiere at The PlaceArthur Pita's STEPMOTHER/STEPFATHER London Premiere at The Place
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Award-winning Director and Choreographer, Arthur Pita in collaboration with HeadSpaceDance returns to London to present his latest production STEPMOTHER/STEPFATHER - a wickedly gruesome double bill of dark dance. STEPMOTHER/STEPFATHER will tour to Birmingham and Bournemouth before its London premiere at The Place from 2nd to 11th March, followed by visits to Canterbury, Salford Quays and Newcastle. Tickets are on sale at all venues. (more...)

Stephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton & Anna Halprin Set for BLOODLINES at The JoyceStephen Petronio, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton & Anna Halprin Set for BLOODLINES at The Joyce
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

In 2015, Stephen Petronio Company culminated its 30th anniversary 2014-15 season with a transformation: the launch of Bloodlines, which began with Merce Cunningham's iconic RainForest (1968) and Trisha Brown's proscenium masterpiece Glacial Decoy (1979). (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin TonightPerformances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Bring UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN/DANCE to New York Live ArtsNew York Theatre Ballet to Bring UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN/DANCE to New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns to New York Live Arts with its new Uptown/Downtown/Dance series from March 1-4, 2017 at 7:30pm with an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday. (more...)


by Rose Marija - Feb 10, 2017

This contemporary dance company from France, currently under the direction of Peter Jacobson, a former principal dancer for Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet, embarks on its first ever US tour. On Wednesday, February 10, 2017, I attended the first performance of the Ballet de Lorraine's Program B at the Joyce Theater. This program has one piece only, Unknown Pleasures, an intriguing title. No choreographers, music, lighting, nor costumes were credited. (more...)

NYCDAF Awards High School Seniors $1,000 in ScholarshipsNYCDAF Awards High School Seniors $1,000 in Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

 The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, returned to The Joyce Theater on January 30, 2017 with Destiny Rising. A yearly fundraising performance benefiting NYCDAF's college scholarship program, the evening opened with a commissioned premiere by NYCDA's Rachel Kreiling, spotlighting 2016 scholarship recipients. The program also included guest performances from prominent professional dance companies, including Desmond Richardson, Parsons Dance, and American Ballet Theatre soloists Catherine Hurlin and Aran Bell. Ten 2017 scholarships recipients were named during the program, from eight different states. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet Returns to New York Live Arts for Uptown/Downtown/Dance Series, 3/1-4New York Theatre Ballet Returns to New York Live Arts for Uptown/Downtown/Dance Series, 3/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns to New York Live Arts with its new Uptown/Downtown/Dance series from March 1-4, 2017 at 7:30pm with an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday. This year's program features a revival of Nijinsky's L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune staged by the 98-year-old Ann Hutchinson Guest, a new and as-of-yet untitled pas de trois by Pam Tanowitz, Frederick Ashton's La Chatte métamorphoses en femme, and Antonia Franceschi's She Holds Out Her Hand which premiered at Danspace in Fall 2016. All pieces will be performed to live music. A post-show celebration with wine, hors d'oeuvres, and music will be held after the opening night performance for which tickets are $75. Tickets for the performances are $30 ($15 for Students & Seniors) and can be purchased at http://newyorklivearts.org/event/spring-concerts/. (more...)

Dance Resource Center Announces Home Grown at Bootleg 2017Dance Resource Center Announces Home Grown at Bootleg 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Dance Resource Center, the service organization that is the hub and voice for Greater Los Angeles dance, is pleased to announce the third programmatic year of HOME GROWN @ Bootleg. (more...)

BWW Review: COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET Presents Two ProgramsBWW Review: COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET Presents Two Programs
by Rose Marija - Feb 6, 2017

Complexions Contemporary Ballet, founded in 1994 by Co-Artistic Directors, Dwight Rhoden, choreographer and Desmond Richardson, legendary dancer, is currently in its second week of its season at the Joyce Theater. All works in both programs have been choreographed by Rhoden, resident choreographer. On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, I attended Program B with excited anticipation. (more...)

Dance Now Presents Keigwen & Company's PLACES PLEASE! At Joe's Pub, 5/4-5/6Dance Now Presents Keigwen & Company's PLACES PLEASE! At Joe's Pub, 5/4-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Dance Now continues its Dance-mopolitan Series with the premiere of Places Please!, an evening-length duet created and performed by longtime collaborators Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott of KEIGWIN + COMPANY. (more...)

Choreographer Kathy Westwater Wins Lumberyard's 2017 Solange MacArthur AwardChoreographer Kathy Westwater Wins Lumberyard's 2017 Solange MacArthur Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts (formerly American Dance Institute) is pleased to announce that its Artistic Advisory Board has selected New York City-based choreographer and dancer Kathy Westwater, whose work The Brooklyn Rail has described as "at the limits of the human," as the winner of the 2017 Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography. (more...)

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY Presents NY Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY Presents NY Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). Performances are just under an hour and run Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm from February 2-11, 2017. Tickets are priced $28, $25, $20 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/967659, Box office phone: 212-352-3101 or toll free 866-811-4111, M - F 9am - 9pm, Sa/Su: 10 am - 6pm, Walk up hours: Tue - Sat, Noon - 6pm, open 2 hours prior and ˝ hour after curtain on all performance days. (more...)

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