New York City Center Announces 2016 FALL FOR DANCE Festival

Arlene Shuler, New York City Center President & CEO, today announced the line-up for the 2016 Fall for Dance Festival. The 13th edition of the annual festival will feature a more international slate than ever before with 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from across the country and around the world beginning September 26 through October 8. In keeping with City Center's commitment to make the best in the performing Arts Accessible to the widest possible audience, all tickets are $15. Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 10 at 11am.

Offering an introduction to an entire world of dance, the two-week Festival will consist of five unique programs (each repeated once) with performances by Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo; Alina Cojocaru, Friedemann Vogel, Johan Kobborg, and The Sarasota Ballet; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; American Ballet Theatre; Aszure Barton & Artists; Ayodele Casel; Bangarra Dance Theatre; CCN de La Rochelle / Cie Accrorap; Cloud Gate 2; Dada Masilo/The Dance Factory; Farruquito; Grupo Corpo; Hong Kong Ballet; Jessica Lang Dance; Nederlands Dans Theater; Richard Alston Dance Company with Montclair State University Vocal Accord; Royal Ballet Flanders; Shantala Shivalingappa; STREB Extreme Action; and Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson.

"Fall for Dance began with the goal of introducing new audiences to the power of dance," said New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler. "In 2013, we expanded the scope of the Festival by commissioning world premiere works. We're proud to continue that tradition this year with commissions from two extraordinary choreographers: action architect Elizabeth Streb, who will create a new work for her company STREB Extreme Action, and Royal Ballet Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor, who will create a new work for Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo. I'm also delighted that Wendy Whelan is coming back to Fall for Dance in one of the many exciting projects developed during her tenure as City Center's first Artistic Associate, and Alina Cojocaru, who will dance in Frederick Ashton's rarely-seen 1963 one-act masterpiece Marguerite and Armand."

The Fall for Dance Festival has received international acclaim for its quality, innovation, and success in introducing new and younger audiences to the world of dance. Since its inception, the Festival has presented nearly 200 companies and introduced more than 290,000 newcomers and dance enthusiasts to an eclectic mix of choreographers and performers.

The 2016 Fall for Dance Festival runs Sep 26-Oct 8 at New York City Center (131 West55th Street between6th and7th Avenues). All tickets are $15 and go on sale on Saturday, September 10 at 11am. Tickets can be purchased online at NYCityCenter.org, by calling CityTix at 212.581.1212, or in person at the City Center Box Office.

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2016 Fall for Dance Festival

Schedule in order of performance (All programming subject to change)

9/26 Mon & 9/27 Tue 8pm

STREB Extreme Action AIRSLICE (Fall for Dance Commission, World Premiere) Elizabeth Streb

Dada Masilo/The Dance Factory Spring (World Premiere) Dada Masilo

American Ballet Theatre Monotones II Frederick Ashton

Farruquito Mi Soledad (Solea) (NY Premiere) Farruquito

9/28 Wed & 9/29 Thu 8pm

Richard Alston Dance Company with Montclair State University Vocal Accord Rejoice in the Lamb (NY Premiere) Richard Alston

Aszure Barton & Artists Awáa Aszure Barton

Wendy Whelan and Edward Watson The Ballad of Mack and Ginny (US Premiere) Arthur Pita

Grupo Corpo Suíte Branca (NY Premiere) Cassi Abranches

9/30 Fri & 10/1 Sat 8pm

CCN de la Rochelle / Cie Accrorap Opus 14 (US Premiere) Kader Attou

Ayodele Casel While I Have the Floor Ayodele Casel

Hong Kong Ballet Shape of Glow (US Premiere) Jorma Elo

Bangarra Dance Theatre Spirit (US Premiere) Stephen Page & Djakapurra Munyarryun

10/5 Wed & 10/6 Thurs 8pm

Jessica Lang Dance Tesseracts of Time (NY Premiere) Jessica Lang

Royal Ballet Flanders Fall (US Premiere) Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Cry Alvin Ailey

Alina Cojocaru, Friedemann Vogel, Johan Kobborg

The Sarasota Ballet Marguerite and Armand Frederick Ashton

10/7 Fri & 10/8 Sat 8pm

Shantala Shivalingappa Shiva Tarangam (NY Premiere) Shantala Shivalingappa

Nederlands Dans Theater Woke up Blind (US Premiere) Marco Goeke

Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo New Work (Fall for Dance Commission, World Premiere) Wayne McGregor

Cloud Gate 2 Beckoning (US Premiere) Cheng Tsung-Lung



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