Joyce Theater

The Joyce in Chelsea

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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May 2019

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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

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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

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Parsons Dance

MAY 14–26

A “dance your heart out…kind of enterprise” (The New York Times), Parsons Dance dedicates its 2019 Joyce season to master choreographer Paul Taylor and pays tribute to him in the staging of Runesa mesmerizing work performed by David Parsons in 1981 during his time as a member of Paul Taylor Dance Company. Also on tap is the New York premiere of Trey McIntyre’s Eight Women.

MAY 14–26

A “dance your heart out…kind of enterprise” (The New York Times), Parsons Dance dedicates its 2019 Joyce season to master choreographer Paul Taylor and pays tribute to him in the staging of Runesa mesmerizing work performed by David Parsons in 1981 during his time as a member of Paul Taylor Dance Company. Also on tap is the New York premiere of Trey McIntyre’s Eight Women.

May 14—26 The Joyce in Chelsea

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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

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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

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Pilobolus

Combining dazzling surrealism, poetic movement, and sheer physical strength, Pilobolus makes a highly anticipated return with two programs featuring vintage audience favorites from across the decades. Program A includes Rushes, a playful and poignant instant classic, and the Joyce premiere of Branches, which invites the audience on a journey through nature.

Combining dazzling surrealism, poetic movement, and sheer physical strength, Pilobolus makes a highly anticipated return with two programs featuring vintage audience favorites from across the decades. Program A includes Rushes, a playful and poignant instant classic, and the Joyce premiere of Branches, which invites the audience on a journey through nature.

June 11—29 The Joyce in Chelsea

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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