Joyce Theater

Martin Wechsler, The Joyce Theater's Director of Programming To Step Down at the End of 2017

(July 6, 2017 – New York, NY) Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, announced today that Martin Wechsler, the organization’s long time Director of Programming, will step down on December 31, 2017. For 32 years, first as an administrative assistant and then, for the past 22 years as The Joyce's influential Director of Programming, Wechsler helped shape The Joyce Theater into the world’s leading presenter of dance. An official search for his replacement will commence shortly. 

Danish Dance Theatre Performs the US Premiere of Black Diamond

Danish Dance Theatre has grown to be Denmark’s foremost contemporary dance company. Now under the artistic direction of Tim Rushton, Danish Dance Theatre will present the US Premiere of his latest work, Black Diamond, named “Best World Premiere” by Dance Europe. 

Black Diamond begins with a dark stage exploding with silver confetti, evoking thoughts of a harsh landscape made of volcanos, black ash and rock walls. Dressed in futuristic black coats and geometrical accessories, Danish Dance Theatre’s company of 16 international dancers perform captivating new choreography that spans from organic pulsating rhythms to angular robotic movements. This acclaimed new piece also features the musical sounds of violinist Alexander Balanescu and composer Philip Glass, as well as the “beat king” Trentemøller. Destruction rules here as Tim Rushton aims to explore the duality of everything – the dark and light sides of man.

NY Quadrille Opens The Joyce Fall '16/Winter '17 Season

(New York, NY –  August 26, 2016) After a robust and diverse 2015-2016 season of dance, The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director), New York City’s premier presenter of dance, proudly kicks off its 2016-2017 Fall & Winter Season with NY Quadrille, a unique two-week long engagement conceived and curated by famed choreographer Lar Lubovitch, and featuring world premieres by four acclaimed choreographers/companies Pam Tanowitz Dance, RoseAnne Spradlin, Tere O’Connor Dance, and Loni Landon Dance Project. The title of the engagement, NY Quadrille, was inspired by the 18th century dance of the same name – a “quadrille” was a dance performed in a rectangular configuration and seen from four sides – therefore, The Joyce Theater will be temporarily transformed from September 27 – October 9. Each choreographers’ quadrille will be performed in their own program, with each program performed four times over the two week season.