Juilliard Dance's 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Jiri Kylian, Jerome Robbins & More

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2015-16 season in December 2015 with New Dances: Edition 2015 featuring four world premiere dances by innovative choreographers Helen Simoneau (First-Year Dancers); Aszure Barton (Second-Year Dancers); Zvi Gotheiner (Third-Year Dancers); and Kyle Abraham (Fourth-Year Dancers).

New Dances: Edition 2015 performances take place on Friday, December 11; Saturday, December 12; Monday, December 14; and Tuesday, December 15, all at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 13 at 3 p.m., in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Tickets for $30 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 presents repertory works by acclaimed choreographers Ji?í Kylian, Jerome Robbins, and Paul Taylor. Juilliard dancers perform Ji?í Kylián's Symphony of Psalms, Jerome Robbins's Moves, and Paul Taylor's Roses, which will be performed with live music by Juilliard musicians.

Ji?í Kylián's Symphony of Psalms is a transcendent piece choreographed in 1978 for Nederlands Dans Theater. The work is set Igor Stravinsky's choral masterpiece. The stager for Symphony of Psalms will be Patrick Delcroix.

Jerome Robbins's Moves was created for Robbins's Ballets: U.S.A. and had its world premiere at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy in 1959. The work is performed in silence and features 12 dancers: six women and six men. The Jerome Robbins Trust provided a note about the work: "Whether a ballet tells a story or concerns itself with pure dance, its form is determined by the web of music on which it is composed according to the interpretations of the choreographer. The score conditions, supports, predicts, and establishes the dynamics, tempos, and mood not only for the dance, but for the audience. The music acts as a base for the spectators' responses to the happenings on stage and creates a pervasive atmosphere for reaction. Moves severs that guidance and permits the audience to respond solely to the action of the dance, to become aware of the potential to gesture and to respond directly to the curiosity of movement, and to be released from the associations evoked by scenery, costumes, and music."

Paul Taylor's Roses is set to music by Richard Wagner and Heinrich Baermann and is a paean to love and relationships in various stages. Some couples' duets illustrate youthful ardor and love's first blush. A central duet suggests a more mature relationship characterized by support, security, and the anticipation of one's needs. Whether these are all distinct relationships or different stages of the same one is for the viewer to decide. The stager for Roses will be Juilliard faculty member Linda Kent.

Juilliard Dances Repertory performances take place on Wednesday, March 23 through Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m., all in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Tickets for $30 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 on the Juilliard Dance season include Choreographers and Composers 2015 featuring Juilliard dancers performing new works sets to original music by Juilliard composers on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 in the Willson Theater (times to be announced); Senior Dance Production, which is produced by the senior class, on Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 24 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Willson Theater; Choreographic Honors, a sampling of works by Juilliard dancers curated from workshops and performances, on Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater; and the popular Senior Dance Showcase, featuring the "Class of 2016" on Monday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

2015-16 Juilliard Dance Season

New Dances: Edition 2015

Four world premiere commissions choreographed by:

Helen Simoneau (First-Year Class)

Aszure Barton (Second-Year Class)

Zvi Gotheiner (Third-Year Class)

Kyle Abraham (Fourth-Year Class)

Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

All performances take place in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (155 West 65th Street, NYC).

Tickets for $30 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.

Juilliard Dances Repertory

The program features works from the repertory:

Roses by Paul Taylor

Moves by Jerome Robbins

Symphony of Psalms by Ji?í Kylián

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

All performances take place in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (155 West 65th Street, NYC).

Tickets for $30 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.



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