Juilliard Dance Sets 2016-17 Season

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Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its season in December with New Dances: Edition 2016 featuring four world-premiere dances by innovative choreographers John Heginbotham, an alumnus of Juilliard who will be working with the first-year class; Katarzyna Skarpetowska, an alumna of Juilliard who will be working with the second-year class; Pam Tanowitz, who is returning to New Dances and will be working with the third-year class; and Matthew Neenan, also a returning choreographer, who will be working with the fourth-year class. All 96 students in Juilliard's Dance Division will participate inNew Dances.

New Dances: Edition 2016 performances take place December 7-10, at 7:30pm, and December 11, at 3pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Tickets are $30 and will be available at events.juilliard.edu. Tickets are free for Juilliard students; non-Juilliard students may purchase tickets for $15, only at the Juilliard Box Office.

In the spring semester, Juilliard Dances Repertory features repertory works by acclaimed choreographers. They are Richard Alston's Sheer Bravado; Nacho Duato's Por Vos Muero;and Mark Morris's V.

British choreographer Richard Alston is the artistic director of the London-based Richard Alston Dance Company. His neo-classical and balletic Sheer Bravado (2006) was commissioned for Ballet Theatre Munich for 10 dancers, and it will be performed to Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1, performed by the Juilliard Orchestra (piano soloist t.b.a.).

Nacho Duato's haunting Por Vos Muero (1996) evokes 16th-century Spain through contemporary ballet using Spanish guitar music and poetry of Garcilaso de la Vega to capture the essence of Spain's artistic revival during that period.

Mark Morris's compelling V (2001) was premiered by Dance Umbrella at London's Sadler's Wells Theatre. It will be performed to Robert Schumann's Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Strings, Op. 44, played by Juilliard musicians.

Juilliard Dances Repertory performances take place on March 22, 23, and 24, at 7:30pm and March 25, at 2pm and 7:30pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Tickets are $30 and will be available at events.juilliard.edu. Tickets for Juilliard students are free; non-Juilliard students may purchase tickets for $15, only at the Juilliard Box Office.

Additional events in the Juilliard Dance season include Choreographers and Composers 2016featuring Juilliard dancers performing new works set to original music by Juilliard composers on Friday, November 18 (6pm and 9pm) and Saturday, November 19 (2pm and 8pm) in the Willson Theater; Senior Dance Production, which is completely produced by the senior class, on Friday, April 21, at 8pm, Saturday, April 22, at 2:30pm and 8pm, and Sunday, April 23, at 2:30pm and 8pm in the Willson Theater; Choreographic Honors, a sampling of works by Juilliard dancers curated from workshops and performances, on Friday, May 12, at 7:30pm and Saturday, May 13, at 7:30pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater; and the popular Senior Dance Showcase, featuring the "class of 2017" on Monday, May 15, at 7:30pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater.



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