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VIDEO: First Look At Streaming Production Of Ayodele Casel's CHASING MAGIC at The Joy Photo VIDEO: First Look At Streaming Production Of Ayodele Casel's CHASING MAGIC at The Joyce
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2022

In lieu of live performances which have been postponed due to COVID-19, The Joyce is offering on-demand streaming of Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic from Friday, January 7 at 6pm ET through Sunday, January 23 at 11:59pm ET.

The Joyce Theater Foundation to Present Ayodele Casel in CHASING MAGIC Photo The Joyce Theater Foundation to Present Ayodele Casel in CHASING MAGIC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2021

The Joyce Theater Foundation will welcome the return of celebrated tap superstar Ayodele Casel in her newest work, Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic. The evening of collaboration and celebration of artistic exploration will play The Joyce Theater live from January 4-9. 

Royal Family Productions to Present MAMA ROSE Photo Royal Family Productions to Present MAMA ROSE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2021

Royal Family Productions will present a workshop production of MAMA ROSE. This piece is written and stars Richard E. Waits (A Turtle on a Fence Post, RFP: Worth St.), with direction by Royal Family Creative Director Lorna Ventura and Royal Family Artistic Director Chris Henry. 

VIDEO: First Look at Ayodele Casel's CHASING MAGIC at the Joyce Photo VIDEO: First Look at Ayodele Casel's CHASING MAGIC at the Joyce
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2021

Ayodele Casel captures the spark of connection and creation in her latest work, Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic, running at the Joyce in 2022.

A.R.T. Reopens THE LUNCH ROOM Next Week Photo A.R.T. Reopens THE LUNCH ROOM Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021

The Lunch Room, American Repertory Theater's virtual talk show featuring the artists, activists, and civic leaders who are shaping our communities continues this month.

FIRESIDE Comes to Cumston Hall Next Month Photo FIRESIDE Comes to Cumston Hall Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021

These spooky classics are given new life as chilling theatrical stories. Though told with some humor, this production might be too intense and scary for very young audiences. 

Little Island's Dance Festival to Kick Off Tomorrow Photo Little Island's Dance Festival to Kick Off Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2021

Little Island, New York City’s new public park in Hudson River Park by W. 13th Street, will begin performances for the 2021 Dance Festival tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15. The percussive dance focused festival is Co-curated by Little Island Artist-in-Residence Ayodele Casel and Torya Beard and will run through Sunday, September 19.

AYODELE CASEL: CHASING MAGIC Comes to American Repertory Theater This Month Photo AYODELE CASEL: CHASING MAGIC Comes to American Repertory Theater This Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2021

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced today the creative team and company of artists for the live premiere of Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic. Tickets are on sale for The New York Times Critic's Pick featuring Casel and an ensemble of dancers and musicians and directed by Torya Beard.  

Amber Iman, Gavin Creel, and More Set For Final Performance of NYPopsUp Photo Amber Iman, Gavin Creel, and More Set For Final Performance of NYPopsUp
by Stephi Wild - Aug 6, 2021

The event will feature performances by Broadway's Amber Iman, Tony Award winner Gavin Creel, Sasha Allen, Jo Lampert, Obie Award winner Whitney White, Hoofer Award winner Ayodele Casel, and more.

The Joyce Theater Announces Fall '21/Winter '22 Season of Live Performances Photo The Joyce Theater Announces Fall '21/Winter '22 Season of Live Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, announced today the return of in-person programming at the New York City dance organization’s home with its Fall 2021/Winter 2022 season.

Amber Iman, Daniel J. Watts & More Announced for Little Island Storytelling Festival  Photo Amber Iman, Daniel J. Watts & More Announced for Little Island Storytelling Festival And Dance Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2021

Little Island, New York City's new public park in Hudson River Park by W. 13th Street, announced today the line-up for the 2021 Storytelling Festival, running July 21-25, 2021 and Dance Festival, running September 15-19, 2021.

American Repertory Theater Announces Upcoming Programming; New Dates For Broadway-Bou Photo American Repertory Theater Announces Upcoming Programming; New Dates For Broadway-Bound 1776, New Musical Starring Idina Menzel, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2021

1776 will now play May - July 2022 in the Loeb Drama Center before it plays at Roundabout Theatre Company in fall 2022 and begins a national tour in February 2023.  WILD in Concert is a new musical starring Idina Menzel, which was created by Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler).

Taylor Mac, Carl Hancock Rux, Robbie Fairchild & More Featured in RESTART STAGES Prog Photo Taylor Mac, Carl Hancock Rux, Robbie Fairchild & More Featured in RESTART STAGES Programming Throughout June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced new artistic commissions, creative community, and civic collaborations, and more this coming June at Restart Stages—the new outdoor performing arts center constructed on the Lincoln Center campus.

Kassa Overall, Paul Wilson, Torya Beard, Naomi Funaki and More Featured in NY PopsUp  Photo Kassa Overall, Paul Wilson, Torya Beard, Naomi Funaki and More Featured in NY PopsUp Performances This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2021

NY PopsUp will present an array of performances this weekend from Brooklyn to upstate New York. Performances include the fourth in a series of Jazz Clubs curated by Artist Council Member Cécile McLorin Salvant at a park in Brooklyn; and “The Boogie Get Down,” a dance day in the Bronx curated by Artist Council Member Ayodele Casel.

The Annenberg Center Presents The Philadelphia Debut of Tap Star/Choreographer Ayodel Photo The Annenberg Center Presents The Philadelphia Debut of Tap Star/Choreographer Ayodele Casel
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2021

The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the Philadelphia debut of tap dancer and choreographer Ayodele Casel, streamed live, on Thursday, May 6 at 7 PM.

AYODELE CASEL: CHASING MAGIC Has Been Extended Photo AYODELE CASEL: CHASING MAGIC Has Been Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2021

The Joyce Theater Foundation has announced that the streaming window for Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic, will be extended for one week, now through April 29. Drawing on a formula for success, Ayodele Casel reunites with long-time collaborator Torya Beard, who stepped into the role of Director for Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Ayodele Casel: CHASING MAGIC Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Ayodele Casel: CHASING MAGIC
by Alan Henry - Apr 9, 2021

Trailblazer Ayodele Casel captures the spark of connection and creation in her latest work, Chasing Magic. Check out a preview of the streaming event below!

Ayodele Casel Returns to The Joyce With World Premiere of CHASING MAGIC Photo Ayodele Casel Returns to The Joyce With World Premiere of CHASING MAGIC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2021

Following up her 2019 Joyce debut, tap superstar Ayodele Casel will return to the venerated Chelsea venue this spring for a world premiere digital engagement that explores the joys of everyday life and the art of tap dance. The Joyce Theater Foundation will host the one-time-only digital dance event of the spring, Chasing Magic.

The Joyce Theater Announces Spring 2021 Digital Season Photo The Joyce Theater Announces Spring 2021 Digital Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2021

The Joyce Theater  Foundation announced today the New York City dance organization’s programming for its Spring 2021 digital season. The full slate of online programming will bring audiences even closer to dance and The Joyce one step closer to a more traditional season.

Queer|Art Announces Shanel Edwards as Winner of the 2020 Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for  Photo Queer|Art Announces Shanel Edwards as Winner of the 2020 Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant for Queer Women(+) Dance Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2021

Queer|Art has announce the winner of the third annual Eva Yaa Asantewaa Grant For Queer Women(+) Dance Artists, Shanel Edwards (pronouns: they/them). Edwards will receive a $7,000 cash grant to support the development period of Against a backdrop of horror, the mundane is almost a luxury, an archival choreopoem set to premiere in Summer 2021.

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