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 will perform Trey McIntyre’s Soul Train-inspired The Boogeyman, featuring music by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Gilbert O’Sullivan, and Earth, Wind & Fire, plus Matthew Neenan's Increasing, set to the first movement of Franz Schubert's Quintet in C Major.
Known for his “artful and mesmerizing” (Dance Magazine) take on hip hop and breaking, Raphael Xavier makes his Joyce debut with works that possess a transcendent mix of poetry and precision. Drawing inspiration from his background as a photographer and musician, Xavier utilizes a unique approach to improvisation that results in performances that erupt with spontaneity. Xavier’s latest work, Point of Interest, features a soundscape of beats and spoken word, and bursts with his signature bravado and high-energy physicality.
The American Dance Platform showcases some of the most captivating American companies performing today and is dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Major support for The Joyce Theater’s American Dance Platform provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.