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92Y Harkness Dance Center Announces 2021-22 Season

In person performances are once a month on Thursday nights from September – June and are available OnDemand for 72 hours.

92Y Harkness Dance Center Announces 2021-22 Season

The 92Y Harkness Dance Center has announced the 2021-22 season, anchored by a new Mainstage Series of ten unique performances in one of the art form's most historic spaces - Kaufmann Concert Hall. The hall - where audiences witnessed iconic artists including Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey (premiering Revelations), Jose Limón and Pearl Primus - now sees modern-day dance pioneers FLOCK - Alice Klock and Florian Lochner; Hope Boykin; Yin Yue Dance Company; Jonathan Fredrickson; Harkness Dance Center Artists in Residence Passion Fruit Dance Company and Baye & Asa; AMOC's Bobbi Jene Smith; Caleb Teicher & Conrad Tao and more TBA creating and premiering works that move dance forward. The Future Dance Festival also returns after last season's digital debut, with in-person performances chosen by a distinguished panel of artistic directors.

The Mainstage Series marks the return of a full Harkness Dance Center season in Kaufmann Concert Hall in nearly 50 years. In person performances are once a month on Thursday nights from September - June and are available OnDemand for 72 hours.

The 2021-22 season also includes monthly evenings of unique improvisational performances with movement, live music and spoken word poets with The LayeRhythm Experiment and guests in 92Y's Buttenwieser Hall.

"The history of modern dance is filled with works created at and first seen by audiences at the 92nd Street Y," comments Taryn Kaschock Russell, Director of the Harkness Dance Center. "The energy and legacy of this creativity inspired this season, as we again provide a platform for firsts, for pioneers, for the future."

Harkness Mainstage Series in Kaufmann Concert Hall

FLOCK

In Person - Thu, Sep 23, 8 pm, $30 general admission / $10 student
Streams OnDemand - Fri Sep 24, 12 pm - Sun, Sep 26, 12 am, $15
Choreographic duo FLOCK - Alice Klock and Florian Lochner - premiere and perform a duet evening exploring the joy, struggle, and wonder of deep connection with another being.

Hope Boykin

In Person - Thu, Oct 21, 8 pm, $30 general admission / $10 student
Streams OnDemand - Fri, Oct 22, 12 pm - Sun, Oct 24, 12 am, $15
Hope Boykin with HopeBoykinDance presents the New York premiere of ReDefine US, From The INside OUT - created during her Andrew W Mellon Foundation funded Boykin Bubble residency - along with brand new works.

YIN YUE DANCE COMPANY

In Person - Thu, Nov 18, 8 pm, $30 general admission / $10 student
Streams OnDemand - Fri, Nov 19, 12 pm - Sun, Nov 21, 12 am, $15
The Yin Yue Dance Company present a world premiere alongside existing repertoire.

Michelle Dorrance, DORMESHIA & GUESTS

In Person - Thu, Dec 16, 8 pm, $30 general admission / $10 student
Streams OnDemand - Fri, Dec 17, 12 pm - Sun, Dec 19, 12 am, $15
Michelle and Dormeshia host an evening of tap dance.

APAP Showcase
TBA

Harkness Dance Center Artists in Residence

PASSION FRUIT DANCE COMPANY, BAYE & ASA

In Person - Thu, Feb 24, 8 pm, $30 general admission / $10 student
Streams OnDemand - Fri, Feb 25, 12 pm - Sun, Feb 27, 12 am, $15
Artists in Residence, Baye & Asa and Passion Fruit Dance Company present their dynamic choreographic styles in tandem, showcasing celebrated past works.

Caleb Teicher & CONRAD TAO

In Person - Thu, Mar 3, 8 pm, $30 general admission / $10 student
Streams OnDemand - Fri, Mar 4, 12 pm - Sun, Mar 6, 12 am, $15
Caleb Teicher and Conrad Tao present the New York City premiere of their collaborative duet Counterpoint.

AMOC's WITH CARE

In Person - Thu, Apr 28, 8 pm, $30 general admission / $10 student
Streams OnDemand - Fri, Apr 29, 12 pm - Sun, May 1, 12 am, $15
Join us for the New York City premiere of AMOC's With Care, created by Bobbi Jene Smith in collaboration with Keir GoGwilt. With Care is a visceral, moving work for two dancers (Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber, both former stars of the Batsheva Dance Company) and two violinists (Keir GoGwilt and Miranda Cuckson). Building on the cross-disciplinary work of A Study on Effort ("chilling, thrilling rawness" - The New York Times), With Care investigates the dynamics of caregiving, carelessness, and loss through a theatrical fusion of dance, music, and spoken word. With Care was co-commissioned by ODC Theater and AMOC (American Modern Opera Company) in 2018.

FUTURE DANCE FESTIVAL

In Person - Thu, May 26, 8 pm, $30 general admission / $10 student
Streams OnDemand - Fri, May 27 - 12 pm - Sun, May 29 - 12 am, $15
The Future Dance Festival builds on 92Y's rich legacy of presenting the work of pioneering dance artists who propel the art form forward.

Conceived during the COVID-19 quarantine to connect emerging dance creators with dance company directors 185 artists submitted their work to a panel of influential leaders in the field, who selected our 21 finalists who were presented over 3 weekends as part of our digital festival. This year we will be adding an in-person performance element to the Festival as a platform to further advance these diverse and rich new choreographic voices forward.

Jonathan Fredrickson

In Person - Thu, Jun 23, 8 pm, $30 general admission / $10 student
Streams OnDemand - Fri, Jun 24, 12 pm - Sun, Jun 26, 12 am, $15
Jonathan Fredrickson, of Tanztheater Wuppertal, will be presents an evening length world premiere created specifically for the Kaufmann Concert Hall space.

In Buttenwieser Hall

The LayeRhythm Experiment & Guests @ 92Y
Fri, Sep 12, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10, & Jan 7, 7 pm -12 am, $20 / $10 student

"[LayeRhythm is a] brew of partying and performing that unfolds as a series of interactive sessions in which suggestions from the crowd beget songs and steps. Imagine an improv comedy show where dancing, not laughs, is the currency. Then imagine a musicians' jam session where the band is compelled to keep the dancers' pace instead of the other way around. [...] what's distinct about LayeRhythm is the way it bridges the two groups with crowd participation." - The New York Times

The LayeRhythm Experiment and guests present five evenings of unique improvisational performances with movement, live music and spoken word poets.

Harkness Dance Center - 92Y School of Dance and DEL (Dance Education Laboratory)

The world-class dancers and choreographers performing in the Mainstage Series also lead classes and workshops for students in our classrooms and help train dance educators through DEL's professional training programs.


92Y Health & Safety Protocols

MASKS MUST BE WORN BY EVERYONE OVER THE AGE OF 2, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS.

STARTING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2021: ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGE 12+ MUST SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION UPON ARRIVAL AT 92Y.

THANK YOU FOR DOING YOUR PART IN HELPING TO KEEP EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY SAFE.



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