Under the artistic direction of former Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet principal dancer Petter Jacobsson, CCN-Ballet de Lorraine makes its debut U.S. tour in 2017 at The Joyce with two exceptional programs focusing on contemporary French choreographers. Program A combines the twirling of Devoted by choreographic duo Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud with Alban Richard’s HOK solo pour ensemble, a piece driven by ferocious energy. The program closes with Sounddance, Merce Cunningham’s 1974 masterpiece of organized chaos. Program B, entitled Unknown Pleasures, was created by five international choreographers who are intentionally unidentified in order to offer audiences the chance to experience dance unencumbered by preconceptions.
Curtain Chat: Wed, Feb 8
Program A (Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sun)
Devoted; HOK solo pour ensemble; Sounddance
Program B (Wed, Sat)
Free Talk with Petter Jacobson (Director): Mon, Feb 13 at 6:30pm
French Cultural Services
972 Fifth Avenue (btwn 78 Street and 79 Street)
New York, NY 10075
Underwriting support for The Joyce’s presentation of Ballet de Lorraine provided by Monica B. Volstad. Key support for The Joyce’s presentation of French programming provided by The Florence Gould Foundation. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.
|The Florence Gould Foundation|
Program A: 1 hr 50 mins
Program B: 1 hr 15 mins