Joyce Theater

“A tap dancer of unquestionable radiance” (The New York Times), Ayodele Casel joins six-time GRAMMY Award winner Arturo O’Farrill to create a collaborative world premiere. Rooted in Afro-Latin jazz culture, both artists share a common musical language that flows freely from modal jazz to stride piano to danzón to salsa and rhumba. Joined by a team of incredible musicians and tap dancers, Casel and O’Farrill explore genre-bending music and dance filled with unbridled joy.

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Watch Ayodele Casel and Arturo O'Farrill Join Forces in this Performance of "Jelly Roll"

Photo by Patrick Randak

Funding Credits

The Joyce’s presentation of Ayodele Casel + Arturo O’Farrill is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.   Underwriting support provided by Robert Musiker. The world premieres of Scalular and Somos Sur were commissioned and created, in part, with the support of The Joyce’s Artist Residency Center, made possible by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.  Additional commissioning support was generously provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $10!

Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission. There is no late seating for the first 11 minutes of the performance. Late seating will be at the discretion of house management and latecomers are not guaranteed they will be seated in their purchased seats.

September 24—29 The Joyce in Chelsea

Ayodele Casel + Arturo O’Farrill

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