Joyce Theater

The Joyce in Chelsea

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

DEC 11–30

Celebrate the holiday season with another round of brilliant pointe work and hilarious parodying of ballet classics by your favorite men in tights. Program A features the always delightful Act II of Swan Lake and Petipa’s The Little Humpbacked Horse, a perfect vehicle for the Trocks’ zany interpretation.

DEC 11–30

Celebrate the holiday season with another round of brilliant pointe work and hilarious parodying of ballet classics by your favorite men in tights. Program A features the always delightful Act II of Swan Lake and Petipa’s The Little Humpbacked Horse, a perfect vehicle for the Trocks’ zany interpretation.

December 11—30 The Joyce in Chelsea

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

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January 2019

American Dance Platform

Stephen Petronio Company & Martha Graham Dance Company

JAN 3&7

Stephen Petronio Company returns to The Joyce with bold dancing marked by “fearless attack and whip-quick control” (The New Yorker). The program includes the 2018 work Hardness 10, with music by Nico Muhly and costumes by Patricia Field, and Steve Paxton’s virtuosic and sinewy Excerpt from Goldberg Variations, from 1986.

JAN 3&7

Stephen Petronio Company returns to The Joyce with bold dancing marked by “fearless attack and whip-quick control” (The New Yorker). The program includes the 2018 work Hardness 10, with music by Nico Muhly and costumes by Patricia Field, and Steve Paxton’s virtuosic and sinewy Excerpt from Goldberg Variations, from 1986.

January 3—7 American Dance Platform

Stephen Petronio Company & Martha Graham Dance Company

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BalletX & Raphael Xavier

JAN 4&6

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, has been recognized by The New York Times for “three-dimensional dancing that you feel as you watch.” The company is set to perform Trey McIntyre’s Soul Train-inspired The Boogeyman, featuring music by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Gilbert O’Sullivan, and Earth, Wind & Fire, plus a surprise premiere.

JAN 4&6

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, has been recognized by The New York Times for “three-dimensional dancing that you feel as you watch.” The company is set to perform Trey McIntyre’s Soul Train-inspired The Boogeyman, featuring music by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Gilbert O’Sullivan, and Earth, Wind & Fire, plus a surprise premiere.

January 4—6 American Dance Platform

BalletX & Raphael Xavier

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JAN 5&6

Bessie-award winning choreographer Ephrat Asherie collaborates with renowned jazz pianist Ehud Asherie on Riff this, Riff that. Exploring the jazz dance roots of breaking, hip hop, and house, this brother and sister duo is joined by an all-star cast of performers who take on the choreographer’s rapid-fire movement, which features “compact bursts of choreography” that “bubble up and dissipate, quickly paving the way for something new” (The New York Times). 

JAN 5&6

Bessie-award winning choreographer Ephrat Asherie collaborates with renowned jazz pianist Ehud Asherie on Riff this, Riff that. Exploring the jazz dance roots of breaking, hip hop, and house, this brother and sister duo is joined by an all-star cast of performers who take on the choreographer’s rapid-fire movement, which features “compact bursts of choreography” that “bubble up and dissipate, quickly paving the way for something new” (The New York Times). 

January 5—6 American Dance Platform

Ephrat Asherie Dance & Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE with Arturo O'Farrill and Resist

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Cuba Festival

Malpaso Dance Company

JAN 9–13

Malpaso Dance Company comes back to The Joyce with its dazzling, classically trained dancers in Tabula Rasa, a hard-driving work by choreographer Ohad Naharin, who recently traveled to Cuba to restage this rarely performed dance. Additional works from the company’s growing repertory—which includes pieces by internationally recognized choreographers and promising Cuban talent—will round out the program.

JAN 9–13

Malpaso Dance Company comes back to The Joyce with its dazzling, classically trained dancers in Tabula Rasa, a hard-driving work by choreographer Ohad Naharin, who recently traveled to Cuba to restage this rarely performed dance. Additional works from the company’s growing repertory—which includes pieces by internationally recognized choreographers and promising Cuban talent—will round out the program.

January 9—13 Cuba Festival

Malpaso Dance Company

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Cuba Festival

LOS HIJOS DEL DIRECTOR

One of Cuba’s most daring contemporary dance makers, George Céspedes makes his U.S. debut with The Last Resource. With a musical collage that extends from heavy metal to electronica to the work of Cuban singer-songwriters, the dance deals with the alienation of the human spirit, and reflects upon uncertainty and change.

One of Cuba’s most daring contemporary dance makers, George Céspedes makes his U.S. debut with The Last Resource. With a musical collage that extends from heavy metal to electronica to the work of Cuban singer-songwriters, the dance deals with the alienation of the human spirit, and reflects upon uncertainty and change.

January 15—16 Cuba Festival

LOS HIJOS DEL DIRECTOR

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Cuba Festival

Compañía Irene Rodríguez

JAN 18–20

Praised as “intense” and “exacting” by The New York Times, with a vivacious ensemble that “has succeeded in positioning itself among the best of the Spanish genre in Cuba” (Granma, Cuba), Irene Rodriguez follows up her wildly successful 2016 Joyce debut with an exhilarating program of short works, Mas Que Flamenco.

JAN 18–20

Praised as “intense” and “exacting” by The New York Times, with a vivacious ensemble that “has succeeded in positioning itself among the best of the Spanish genre in Cuba” (Granma, Cuba), Irene Rodriguez follows up her wildly successful 2016 Joyce debut with an exhilarating program of short works, Mas Que Flamenco.

January 18—20 Cuba Festival

Compañía Irene Rodríguez

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The Joyce in Chelsea

L-E-V

JAN 23–27

Sharon Eyal’s Love Chapter 2 is a spellbinding and provocative dance that stares unflinchingly at isolation and loneliness. Blending striking imagery with intoxicatingly powerful movement, the work explores what we are left with when our connection to each other breaks down. Driven forward by the pulsating techno beats of DJ Ori Lichtik, the dance is an uninhibited and exhilarating look at the inexplicable nature of love.

JAN 23–27

Sharon Eyal’s Love Chapter 2 is a spellbinding and provocative dance that stares unflinchingly at isolation and loneliness. Blending striking imagery with intoxicatingly powerful movement, the work explores what we are left with when our connection to each other breaks down. Driven forward by the pulsating techno beats of DJ Ori Lichtik, the dance is an uninhibited and exhilarating look at the inexplicable nature of love.

January 23—27 The Joyce in Chelsea

L-E-V

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BalletBoyz

JAN 29–FEB 3

Experience BalletBoyz’ ground-breaking stage show and award-winning film, Young Men, brought together to tell a story of love, friendship, loss, and survival. Live performance is beautifully interwoven with moving image to chronicle the journeys of those sent to fight in the First World War. BalletBoyz dancers burst from screen onto stage, performing to an evocative and mesmeric score composed by cult singer/songwriter Keaton Henson, and recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

JAN 29–FEB 3

Experience BalletBoyz’ ground-breaking stage show and award-winning film, Young Men, brought together to tell a story of love, friendship, loss, and survival. Live performance is beautifully interwoven with moving image to chronicle the journeys of those sent to fight in the First World War. BalletBoyz dancers burst from screen onto stage, performing to an evocative and mesmeric score composed by cult singer/songwriter Keaton Henson, and recorded by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

January 29—February 3 The Joyce in Chelsea

BalletBoyz

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February 2019

The Joyce in Chelsea

Camille A. Brown & Dancers

FEB 5–10

Propelled by the live rhythms and sounds of traditional African and handmade instruments, Camille A. Brown’s ink celebrates the rituals, gestures, and traditions of the African diaspora. Highlighting themes of brotherhood, community, and resilience, the work seeks to reclaim African American narratives, and is the final installment of Brown’s dance theater trilogy about identity.

 

FEB 5–10

Propelled by the live rhythms and sounds of traditional African and handmade instruments, Camille A. Brown’s ink celebrates the rituals, gestures, and traditions of the African diaspora. Highlighting themes of brotherhood, community, and resilience, the work seeks to reclaim African American narratives, and is the final installment of Brown’s dance theater trilogy about identity.

 

February 5—10 The Joyce in Chelsea

Camille A. Brown & Dancers

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Gallim

FEB 12–17

The boldly inventive choreographer and artistic director of Gallim, Andrea Miller, returns to The Joyce after a year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as its first choreographic Artist-in-Residence to present the world premiere of To Create a World. The piece is a culmination of research that began at the ancient Temple of Dendur and resulted in a unique movement language that takes audiences from a pre-human past to a post-human future.

FEB 12–17

The boldly inventive choreographer and artistic director of Gallim, Andrea Miller, returns to The Joyce after a year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as its first choreographic Artist-in-Residence to present the world premiere of To Create a World. The piece is a culmination of research that began at the ancient Temple of Dendur and resulted in a unique movement language that takes audiences from a pre-human past to a post-human future.

February 12—17 The Joyce in Chelsea

Gallim

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COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet

FEB 19–MAR 3

Celebrating its 25th anniversary season, this “matchless American dance company” (The Philadelphia Enquirer) returns with its distinctive brand of passion revealed in three dynamic programs, including the world premiere of a duet that pays tribute to Aretha Franklin and the New York premiere of WOKE, set to a remix of music by Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, Diplo, and more.

FEB 19–MAR 3

Celebrating its 25th anniversary season, this “matchless American dance company” (The Philadelphia Enquirer) returns with its distinctive brand of passion revealed in three dynamic programs, including the world premiere of a duet that pays tribute to Aretha Franklin and the New York premiere of WOKE, set to a remix of music by Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, Diplo, and more.

February 19—March 3 The Joyce in Chelsea

COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet

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March 2019

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

MAR 6–17

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns with two thrilling programs of contemporary dance. The first week features Decadance/Chicago, an evening-length performance created specifically for Hubbard Street by world renowned Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin.

MAR 6–17

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns with two thrilling programs of contemporary dance. The first week features Decadance/Chicago, an evening-length performance created specifically for Hubbard Street by world renowned Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin.

March 6—17 The Joyce in Chelsea

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

MAR 20–24

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet returns to The Joyce in high style, bringing a milestone evening of three commissioned works—all New York premieres—featuring live music by renowned concert pianist Joyce Yang. Choreographer Jorma Elo collaborates with Yang to bring Schumann’s Carnaval to life in the quirky Half/Cut/Split.

MAR 20–24

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet returns to The Joyce in high style, bringing a milestone evening of three commissioned works—all New York premieres—featuring live music by renowned concert pianist Joyce Yang. Choreographer Jorma Elo collaborates with Yang to bring Schumann’s Carnaval to life in the quirky Half/Cut/Split.

March 20—24 The Joyce in Chelsea

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

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Ballet Hispánico

MAR 26–31

Ballet Hispánico presents world premieres by Bennyroyce Royon and Edwaard Liang that explore the vast connections between the Latino and Asian diasporas. In separate but related works, Royon and Liang touch on historic issues that are particularly resonant today, including migration, immigration, journeying, and assimilation.

MAR 26–31

Ballet Hispánico presents world premieres by Bennyroyce Royon and Edwaard Liang that explore the vast connections between the Latino and Asian diasporas. In separate but related works, Royon and Liang touch on historic issues that are particularly resonant today, including migration, immigration, journeying, and assimilation.

March 26—31 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ballet Hispánico

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April 2019

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Martha Graham Dance Company

APR 2–14

Graham classics and new works, performed by the “most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see” (The Washington Post), come together in The EVE Project to celebrate female empowerment and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The company performs Graham’s Secular Games, Herodiade, El Penitente, Errand into the Maze, and Chronicle.

APR 2–14

Graham classics and new works, performed by the “most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see” (The Washington Post), come together in The EVE Project to celebrate female empowerment and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The company performs Graham’s Secular Games, Herodiade, El Penitente, Errand into the Maze, and Chronicle.

April 2—14 The Joyce in Chelsea

Martha Graham Dance Company

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Merce Cunningham Centennial

APR 17–21

The Joyce celebrates the centenary of Merce Cunningham, “one of the great iconoclasts in 20th-century art” (The New York Times), who would have turned 100 this year. Three superb companies perform masterworks from the artist’s vast repertory, each danced to live music.

APR 17–21

The Joyce celebrates the centenary of Merce Cunningham, “one of the great iconoclasts in 20th-century art” (The New York Times), who would have turned 100 this year. Three superb companies perform masterworks from the artist’s vast repertory, each danced to live music.

April 17—21 The Joyce in Chelsea

Merce Cunningham Centennial

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American Ballet Theatre Studio Company

APR 24–27

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Studio Company returns to The Joyce with classic works like George Balanchine’s Tarantella and several exciting New York premieres, including Ma Cong’s On the First Star of the Night, which recently made its debut in London.

APR 24–27

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Studio Company returns to The Joyce with classic works like George Balanchine’s Tarantella and several exciting New York premieres, including Ma Cong’s On the First Star of the Night, which recently made its debut in London.

April 24—27 The Joyce in Chelsea

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company

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Australia Festival

Attractor

APR 29–MAY 1

Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo Senyawa and Melbourne’s choreographic luminaries Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek join forces with two of Australia’s leading dance companies, Lucy Guerin Inc and Dancenorth to create Attractor. Senyawa reinterprets the Javanese tradition of entering trance through dance and music as a powerful, secular, present-day ritual.

APR 29–MAY 1

Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo Senyawa and Melbourne’s choreographic luminaries Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek join forces with two of Australia’s leading dance companies, Lucy Guerin Inc and Dancenorth to create Attractor. Senyawa reinterprets the Javanese tradition of entering trance through dance and music as a powerful, secular, present-day ritual.

April 29—May 1 Australia Festival

Attractor

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May 2019

Australia Festival

Australian Dance Theatre

MAY 3–6

The astonishingly powerful Australian Dance Theatre presents a beguiling exploration of the natural world in The Beginning of Nature. This compelling work possesses a hypnotic score sung in Kaurna, the first language of the Adelaide Plains, where the company resides. At times fierce and explosive and at others graceful and meditative, this evocative depiction of the complex rhythms in nature will delight and inspire as it elucidates humanity’s evolving relationship with nature.

MAY 3–6

The astonishingly powerful Australian Dance Theatre presents a beguiling exploration of the natural world in The Beginning of Nature. This compelling work possesses a hypnotic score sung in Kaurna, the first language of the Adelaide Plains, where the company resides. At times fierce and explosive and at others graceful and meditative, this evocative depiction of the complex rhythms in nature will delight and inspire as it elucidates humanity’s evolving relationship with nature.

May 3—6 Australia Festival

Australian Dance Theatre

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The Australian Ballet

MAY 9–12

The Australian Ballet presents a program of works by homegrown choreographic talent. Alice Topp’s acclaimed Aurum, supported by The Joyce Theater’s Nureyev Prize, draws inspiration from the Japanese art of kintsugi—repairing cracked pottery with precious metals—and explores damage, healing, and the beauty of our flaws. The dancers’ powerful movement is framed in breathtaking stage design featuring a reflective golden floor and ripples of burnished light.

MAY 9–12

The Australian Ballet presents a program of works by homegrown choreographic talent. Alice Topp’s acclaimed Aurum, supported by The Joyce Theater’s Nureyev Prize, draws inspiration from the Japanese art of kintsugi—repairing cracked pottery with precious metals—and explores damage, healing, and the beauty of our flaws. The dancers’ powerful movement is framed in breathtaking stage design featuring a reflective golden floor and ripples of burnished light.

May 9—12 Australia Festival

The Australian Ballet

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Parsons Dance

MAY 14–26

A “dance your heart out (at all times, no excuses) kind of enterprise” (The New York Times), Parsons Dance arrives at The Joyce for its annual season with a world premiere by Trey McIntyre. This piece, set to music by Aretha Franklin, highlights a program that features classic works by David Parsons, including the iconic Caught, cherished by New York audiences and those throughout the world.

MAY 14–26

A “dance your heart out (at all times, no excuses) kind of enterprise” (The New York Times), Parsons Dance arrives at The Joyce for its annual season with a world premiere by Trey McIntyre. This piece, set to music by Aretha Franklin, highlights a program that features classic works by David Parsons, including the iconic Caught, cherished by New York audiences and those throughout the world.

May 14—26 The Joyce in Chelsea

Parsons Dance

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Limón Dance Company

MAY 29–JUN 2

Garnering fresh interest for its rich musicality and full bodied performance of both new works and American classics, Limón Dance Company offers two world premieres and two Limón masterpieces. Alongside the sweeping ensemble dancing of Psalm, the potent tragedy of The Moor’s Pavane speaks eloquently of social issues central to our time.

MAY 29–JUN 2

Garnering fresh interest for its rich musicality and full bodied performance of both new works and American classics, Limón Dance Company offers two world premieres and two Limón masterpieces. Alongside the sweeping ensemble dancing of Psalm, the potent tragedy of The Moor’s Pavane speaks eloquently of social issues central to our time.

May 29—June 2 The Joyce in Chelsea

Limón Dance Company

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June 2019

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Ballet Tech Kids Dance

JUN 6–9

The New York Times calls Ballet Tech Kids Dance “a New York City Treasure.” And here they are again, ready to dance Eliot Feld’s frabjous repertory. Company premiere Play Bach, audience-favorite Hello Fancy, and bubbly Balkan KYDZNY will be effervescently danced by the remarkably poised and impeccably rehearsed kids.

JUN 6–9

The New York Times calls Ballet Tech Kids Dance “a New York City Treasure.” And here they are again, ready to dance Eliot Feld’s frabjous repertory. Company premiere Play Bach, audience-favorite Hello Fancy, and bubbly Balkan KYDZNY will be effervescently danced by the remarkably poised and impeccably rehearsed kids.

June 6—9 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ballet Tech Kids Dance

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Cloud Gate 2

JUN 11–16

This fascinating Taiwanese company returns with a hotly anticipated program of Cheng Tsung-lung’s riveting and fluid choreography. A mesmerizing duet, tête-bêche features interweaving, reversing, and mirroring movements reflecting the relationship between two people.

JUN 11–16

This fascinating Taiwanese company returns with a hotly anticipated program of Cheng Tsung-lung’s riveting and fluid choreography. A mesmerizing duet, tête-bêche features interweaving, reversing, and mirroring movements reflecting the relationship between two people.

June 11—16 The Joyce in Chelsea

Cloud Gate 2

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July 2019

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The Bournonville Legacy

JUL 9–14

Top dancers of the Royal Danish Ballet, revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, come together to bring the best of August Bournonville to The Joyce. Featuring distinctive repertoire from classical ballets such as La Sylphide, Napoli, and A Folktale, “the skill and charm with which these performers put across this choreography is glorious to behold” (The New York Times).

JUL 9–14

Top dancers of the Royal Danish Ballet, revered as the world’s third oldest ballet company, come together to bring the best of August Bournonville to The Joyce. Featuring distinctive repertoire from classical ballets such as La Sylphide, Napoli, and A Folktale, “the skill and charm with which these performers put across this choreography is glorious to behold” (The New York Times).

July 9—14 The Joyce in Chelsea

The Bournonville Legacy

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Maria Kochetkova

JUL 16–21

“One of the 21st century’s most sought-after ballerinas” (Dance Magazine), Maria Kochetkova—who recently departed from San Francisco Ballet—takes the stage in a production all her own, accompanied by friends from top ballet companies. The program includes works by Itzik Galili, Drew Jacoby, David Dawson, and Myles Thatcher.

JUL 16–21

“One of the 21st century’s most sought-after ballerinas” (Dance Magazine), Maria Kochetkova—who recently departed from San Francisco Ballet—takes the stage in a production all her own, accompanied by friends from top ballet companies. The program includes works by Itzik Galili, Drew Jacoby, David Dawson, and Myles Thatcher.

July 16—21 The Joyce in Chelsea

Maria Kochetkova

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Freddie Falls in Love

JUL 23–AUG 4

A Broadway-style dance play, Freddie Falls in Love joyfully brings audiences along on a young man’s journey of self-discovery told solely through movement. Emmy-nominated choreographer, Al Blackstone—known for his charming and infectious dances for So You Think You Can Dance—expertly utilizes some of New York’s finest dancer/actors to bring this full-length story to life with style, energy, and a ton of heart.

*Casting to be announced.

JUL 23–AUG 4

A Broadway-style dance play, Freddie Falls in Love joyfully brings audiences along on a young man’s journey of self-discovery told solely through movement. Emmy-nominated choreographer, Al Blackstone—known for his charming and infectious dances for So You Think You Can Dance—expertly utilizes some of New York’s finest dancer/actors to bring this full-length story to life with style, energy, and a ton of heart.

*Casting to be announced.

July 23—August 4 The Joyce in Chelsea

Freddie Falls in Love

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August 2019

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Ballet Festival

AUG 6–18

The Joyce’s annual Ballet Festival is curated by Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, who has invited several artists associated with The Royal Ballet to construct programs based on the theme of collaboration. Program A, crafted by O’Hare, features works by Fredrick Ashton, Merce Cunningham, and Royal Ballet company choreographers. Program B is shaped by and features Royal Ballet principal Lauren Cuthbertson, who performs choreography by Canada’s Robert Binet and more.

AUG 6–18

The Joyce’s annual Ballet Festival is curated by Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, who has invited several artists associated with The Royal Ballet to construct programs based on the theme of collaboration. Program A, crafted by O’Hare, features works by Fredrick Ashton, Merce Cunningham, and Royal Ballet company choreographers. Program B is shaped by and features Royal Ballet principal Lauren Cuthbertson, who performs choreography by Canada’s Robert Binet and more.

August 6—18 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ballet Festival

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